30 Winter Instant Pot Recipes

Updated: Sep. 14, 2023

Cozy up to our favorite winter Instant Pot recipes—they're perfect for when the weather is colder and the days are shorter! Check out these savory and satisfying stews, soups and other stick-to-your-ribs recipes.

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Pressure Cooker Caribbean Pot Roast

Sweet potatoes, orange zest and baking cocoa are my surprise ingredients in this hearty, comforting recipe that brings a Caribbean flair to the coldest winter evenings. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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Instant Pot Clam Chowder

If you like your chowder on the thick side, add another tablespoon of flour after it is done in the pressure cooker. Clam chowder is especially tasty when served with a sprinkle of fresh thyme, bacon crumbles and crispy oyster crackers on top. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Pressure-Cooker Pork Chops

Everyone will enjoy these fork-tender pork chops with a creamy, light gravy. Serve with a green vegetable, mashed potatoes or a salad. —Sue Bingham, Madisonville, Tennessee
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Instant Pot Taco Pasta

This Instant Pot taco pasta is a welcome change from boring meals. I’ve taken all the flavors of tacos and created an easy pasta dish. Kids love the taste, and Mom loves how quick and easy it comes together. To lighten things up, use ground turkey. —Christine Hadden, Whitman, Massachusetts
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Pressure-Cooker Coq au Vin

Don’t be intimidated by the elegant name. The classic French dish is now made easier in one appliance! This Instant Pot coq au vin has all the classic flavors of a rich red wine-mushroom sauce but is so simple to make. My family loves it with whole grain country bread or French bread for dipping into the extra sauce. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
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Pressure-Cooker Five-Bean Chili

A hearty bowl of chili always reminds me of my mom’s cooking. While I love this classic recipe, I wanted a faster way to cook the dried beans so I decided to make it in my pressure cooker. Now we get to enjoy the same from-scratch recipe, but in a fraction of the time. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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Pressure-Cooker Buffalo Shrimp Mac & Cheese

For a rich, creamy and slightly spicy shrimp and pasta recipe, you can’t beat this crowd-pleasing dish. It’s a nice new twist on popular Buffalo chicken dishes. —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island
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Cornbread Stuffed Pork Chops

Tart apple adds a delicious flavor to the moist stuffing that fills these savory chops. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen. Looking for more? Learn how to make instant pot pork chops.
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Pressure-Cooker Chicken and Bacon White Chili

I made a twist on my favorite white chicken chili and used my pressure cooker, which made it very quick and easy. I like to serve it with avocado, cilantro and onions. —Teri Lee Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
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Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

This easy pumpkin risotto tastes has a rich, hearty flavor that gets an additional boost from the curry. —Andrea Reaves, Stephens City, Virginia
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Pressure-Cooker Pork with Apples and Dried Plums

The classic flavors of herbes de Provence, apples and dried plums make this easy cooked pork taste like a hearty meal at a French country cafe. For a traditional pairing, serve the pork with braised lentils. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Grandma's Pressure-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

I've made this soup weekly since I modified my grandma's recipe for the pressure cooker. Chicken soup, especially this one, is quick to make and budget-friendly for any large family. —Tammy Stanko, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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Instant Pot Corn Chowder

Enjoy this chowder’s rich, slow-simmered flavor in record time by using an Instant Pot. Corn chowder is a classic staple, with its hearty flavors of creamy sweet corn, bacon crumbles, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped parsley. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Pressure-Cooker Pot Roast Hash

I love to cook a Sunday-style pot roast for weeknights. Make it into pot roast hash for any day of the week. —Gina Jackson, Ogdensburg, New York
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Pressure-Cooker Wine-Braised Beef Shanks

I adapted this from a slow-cooker recipe to one that takes about 2 hours start to finish, using a pressure cooker. Served over egg noodles or rice, this dish reminds me of Grandma. —Helen Nelander, Boulder Creek, California
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Pressure-Cooker French Onion Soup

I love French onion soup on a cold night, but I don't love the time it takes. This is my quick version for when we're short on time. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
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Pressure Cooker Spicy Pork and Squash Ragu

This recipe is a marvelously spicy combo perfect for cooler weather—so satisfying after a day spent outdoors. —Monica Osterhaus, Paducah, Kentucky
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Pressure-Cooker Smoked Sausage and White Beans

My husband grew up in the South, where sausage and beans were on the menu weekly. I quickly became a fan. The pressure cooker eliminates the lengthy process of soaking the beans overnight and then slow-cooking them. Serve the dish over white rice, and use crusty bread to soak up the broth. I used gourmet smoked sausage flavored with Gouda and pear for this dish, but you can use any smoked sausage you like. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas
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Pressure-Cooker Lentil Pumpkin Soup

Plenty of herbs and spices brighten up my hearty pumpkin soup. It?s just the thing we need on nippy days and nights. —Laura Magee, Houlton, WI
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Pressure-Cooker Short Ribs

These tender short ribs explode with flavor, and they’re a quick and easy alternative to traditionally braised short ribs. Serve with egg noodles, rice or polenta. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas
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Pressure-Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

This Instant-Pot pork tenderloin with sweet brown sugar and balsamic glaze will become a go-to dinner your whole family will love. It's perfect for busy weeknights, but also special enough for company. —Karen Kelly, Germantown, Maryland
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Pressure-Cooker Lentil and Sausage Soup

I added a cup of dry red wine to this recipe because red wine in lentil soup is the bread to my butter. Without the wine, the flavors are not as rich and delicious. —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Pressure-Cooker Mushroom Pot Roast

Packed with wholesome veggies and tender beef, this is one company-special entree that will delight all ages. Serve mashed potatoes alongside to soak up every last drop of the beefy gravy. —Angie Stewart, Topeka, Kansas
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Pressure Cooker Loaded Chicken Veggie Soup

When someone at our house gets sick, I whip up this quick and easy chicken soup. It resembles chicken noodle soup but uses a variety of veggies instead of noodles for even more nutrition. Using a pressure cooker makes meal prep even simpler! —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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Pressure-Cooker Beef Osso Buco

Our beef osso buco boasts a thick, savory sauce complemented by the addition of gremolata, a chopped herb condiment made of lemon zest, garlic and parsley. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Pressure Cooker German Goulash

Goulash always reminds me of living in Germany when my father was in the Army there. We had a German friend who didn't speak English, but she would always bring us her traditional dishes to try and this was one of my favorites. I'm sure she cooked it in the oven or on top of the stove for hours, but having a pressure cooker speeds up the time so it's ready in less than an hour. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Pressure-Cooker Beef Stew

I like to serve this twist on traditional stew with fresh rolls or crusty bread. The roast and vegetables cook quickly and make a comforting meal. My family loves this unique pressure-cooker beef stew. —Joanne Wright, Niles, Michigan
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Pressure-Cooker Smoky White Beans and Ham

I had never made or even eaten this dish before meeting my husband. Now I make it at least once a week. I serve it with some homemade sweet cornbread. Delicious! —Christine Duffy, Sturgis, Kentucky