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37 Easy 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Recipes That Don’t Suck

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There are few kitchen gadgets which have revolutionized cooking, but the instant pot is one of them. Perfect for making delicious dinners in a fraction of the time (and with very little effort), these remarkable machines are also good for desserts, too. Take a look at these easy 5-ingredient instant pot recipes for snacks, dinners, and desserts which really and truly don’t suck at all.

37 Easy 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Recipes

Creamy 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac And Cheese

Creamy 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac And Cheese

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When the need for comfort food strikes, what could be more comforting than mac and cheese? Whip it up in less than 10 minutes using this 5-ingredient easy instant pot recipe.



Easy Instant Pot Pork Roast

Easy Instant Pot Pork Roast

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You can have a delicious pork roast ready on your plate within a mere 80 minutes which includes both prep and cooking, and it yields enough for 8 generous servings.



5-Ingredient Garlic Roasted Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts

5-Ingredient Garlic Roasted Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts

misswish.com VIEW RECIPE

If the mere mention of Brussel sprouts provokes a frenzy of ‘yuk’ and ‘no thanks’, try out this garlic and parmesan instant pot recipe which will change your veg game forever.



Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

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When a can of soup simply won’t do, but you crave a steaming bowl of something delicious, rustle up a delicious batch of this creamy broccoli and cheese soup which needs just 5 ingredients.



3-ingredient Mango Cheesecake

3-ingredient Mango Cheesecake

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Dinner isn’t the only thing you can make in an instant pot – this delicious and decadent cheesecake takes only three ingredients and the fruit can be switched up to create a new version, too.



Quick and Easy Instant Pot Taco Pasta

Quick and Easy Instant Pot Taco Pasta

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A delicious fusion of Italian and Mexican cuisine, this taco pasta dish will be on your plate in 25 minutes from start to finish, perfectly topped with gooey melted cheese.



3-Ingredient Instant Pot Pot Roast

3-Ingredient Instant Pot Pot Roast

girlandthekitchen.com VIEW RECIPE

In just one hour (plus five minutes for prep) you will have a meltingly tender pot roast on your plate, complete with a fabulous ‘jus’ made from onions, garlic, and olive oil.



3-Ingredient Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

3-Ingredient Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

thebellyrulesthemind.net VIEW RECIPE

Would you believe this vibrant looking jam needs only three ingredients, and one minute in the instant pot (plus extra prep and boiling)? Yep, just fruit, sugar, and lemon juice.



Instant Pot Ground Turkey Red Lentil Penne

Instant Pot Ground Turkey Red Lentil Penne

tippsinthekitch.com VIEW RECIPE

With only five main ingredients, along with seasoning and parmesan, this one pot meal is vibrant and filling, and will easily serve the whole family when served with a crisp, green salad.



Instant Pot Rice and Beans

Instant Pot Rice and Beans

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For a filling family meal on a budget, try this instant pot rice and beans dish, which is heavy and satisfying, and big on flavor considering it only needs five ingredients.



5-Ingredient Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

5-Ingredient Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

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Using a jar of Alfredo sauce will cut out a lot of the work in making this creamy, tasty dish, which needs only 30 minutes along with garlic, chicken, and fettucine.



Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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If you’ve never thought of making mashed potatoes in the instant pot, you’ve been missing out. This recipe mixes potatoes, milk, butter, broth and salt to make the creamiest mash ever.



4-ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Skip To Recipe

4-ingredient Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Skip To Recipe

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For a real ‘dump and go’ recipe, try this salsa verde chicken recipe, using chicken, salsa, onion, and garlic, and just 35 minutes including the time it takes to prep.



Instant Pot Japanese Cheesecake

Instant Pot Japanese Cheesecake

kirbiecravings.com VIEW RECIPE

Just one look at this Japanese cheesecake will tell you how light and creamy it tastes, and with just eggs, chocolate chips, and cream cheese needed, it’s about as simple as desserts get.



2-ingredient Instant Pot Yogurt

2-ingredient Instant Pot Yogurt

triedtestedandtrue.com VIEW RECIPE

Some models of instant pot have a fancy yogurt function, and you can make full use of it by making your own deliciously creamy yogurt using just two or three ingredients.



5-ingredient Instant Pot Chili

5-ingredient Instant Pot Chili

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Making a decent chili doesn’t have to involve a long list of ingredients – check out this recipe which calls for just 5 ingredients, and comes with a couple of bonus recipes, too.



Instant Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

Instant Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

tastyeverafter.com VIEW RECIPE

Make awesome shredded beef ready for Taco Tuesday by plugging in your instant pot and adding cubed beef and harissa salsa – that’s it, just two simple ingredients and you’re done!



Instant Pot Green Chile Stew

Instant Pot Green Chile Stew

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This green chili stew uses 5 main ingredients, plus staple items like garlic, salt, and other seasonings, and will give you a delicious Whole30 dish in just 35 minutes which tastes amazing.



Instant Pot Potato Salad

Instant Pot Potato Salad

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Potato salad is a wonderfully fresh dish to have during the summer months, and this easy instant pot recipe makes a simple salad which can be customized with whatever you care to add.



Instant Pot Peach Jam

Instant Pot Peach Jam

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There’s no need to add pectin into this summery peach jam, because the lemon yields its own natural pectin for a fresh and natural jam which can be kept in the fridge or pantry.



Homemade Instant Pot Applesauce

Homemade Instant Pot Applesauce

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Whatever you use applesauce for, make your own in just three minutes using this incredibly easy instant pot recipe, which turns apples, sugar, and cinnamon into a batch of homey goodness.



Chicken Burrito Lasagna

Chicken Burrito Lasagna

mylifecookbook.com VIEW RECIPE

Using a springform pan in your instant pot is a game changer as it opens up a whole new world of recipes, including this inspired chicken burrito lasagne using shredded cooked chicken.



Easy Instant Pot Cabbage

Easy Instant Pot Cabbage

shaneandsimple.com VIEW RECIPE

If you’re looking for a tastier way to serve cabbage that’s also quick and easy, follow this recipe which uses broth, onions, and herbs to create a healthy and vibrant side dish.



5-ingredient Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

5-ingredient Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

minimalistbaker.com VIEW RECIPE

Give the family a warm glow when the weather is cold with a big steaming bowl of this delicious 5-ingredient chili, which comes with bite sized chunks of comforting sweet potatoes.



Instant Pot BBQ Root Beer Chicken Wings

Instant Pot BBQ Root Beer Chicken Wings

neverendingjourneys.com VIEW RECIPE

Root beer and honey barbeque sauce are all you need to create a sauce in which to cook the most delicious BBQ chicken wings, which are ready in just 30 minutes.



4-Ingredient Instant Pot Nutella Lava Cakes

4-Ingredient Instant Pot Nutella Lava Cakes

kirbiecravings.com VIEW RECIPE

Watch the molten chocolate ooze out of the center of these decadent lava cakes, and accept the ensuing compliments with a smile, knowing they took you less than 20 minutes to make.



Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

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Reduce the time it takes to cook tender boneless ribs by following this 4-ingredient recipe, using your favorite soda and bbq sauce, and a decent rub or rib seasoning.



Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

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Just three tablespoons of honey make this a healthier alternative to some of the other honey garlic chicken recipes out there, but in just 30 minutes, it tastes just as delicious.



Pepperoncini Italian Beef

Pepperoncini Italian Beef

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This fall apart beef dish is cooked in the liquid from the pepperoncini jar, along with gravy mix and Italian dressing mix, so it soaks up all the pickle flavors.



Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken

Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken

aileencooks.com VIEW RECIPE

Less is definitely more as far as this Hawaiian Chicken dish is concerned, because it calls for just three ingredients – chicken, BBQ sauce, and a can of crushed pineapples.



Instant Pot Cottage Cheese

Instant Pot Cottage Cheese

mamainstincts.com VIEW RECIPE

If you like cottage cheese you will love this simple recipe which turns milk and vinegar into two cups of fresh, organic cottage cheese – you can even add flavorings to mix things up.



Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples

Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples

thispilgrimlife.com VIEW RECIPE

Apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup are all that’s needed to make a delicious and comforting dessert which is just perfect for those chilly, winter nights as it can be eaten both hot and cold.



Easy 3-ingredient Instant Pot Ham

Easy 3-ingredient Instant Pot Ham

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Make a delicious pineapple and brown sugar infused ham in a fraction of the time it takes in the oven; you can even make an optional glaze to drizzle over the top.



Instant Pot Chocolate Breakfast Quinoa

Instant Pot Chocolate Breakfast Quinoa

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Make quinoa your breakfast of choice by following this super simple recipe which combines the grain with chocolate milk, and can be finished off with the toppings of your choice.



Easiest Vegan Soy Yogurt

Easiest Vegan Soy Yogurt

veganblueberry.com VIEW RECIPE

You can use store-bought yogurt as a starter in this 2 ingredient recipe – simply add soy milk into jars and cook in an IP for 12-14 hours before thickening in the fridge.



5-ingredient White Chicken Chili

5-ingredient White Chicken Chili

gimmesomeoven.com VIEW RECIPE

White chicken chili needs just five ingredients and will quickly become a firm family fave when served with chunks of avocado and soured cream, or crumbled tortilla chips and shredded cheese.



Instant Pot Carnitas

Instant Pot Carnitas

acalculatedwhisk.com VIEW RECIPE

Literally bursting with flavor, this carnitas recipe uses freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice along with Mexican seasoning to turn a pork shoulder into this meltingly tender meat dish.



3-Ingredient Instant Ice Cream

3-Ingredient Instant Ice Cream

ditchthecarbs.com VIEW RECIPE

Make this colorful and tasty frozen treat in the instant pot, and you’ll have a healthy dessert with only 1 tsp sugar in a 2-person serving in just 2 minutes (including prep).



Instant Pot Pumpkin Muffin Bites

Instant Pot Pumpkin Muffin Bites

sparklestosprinkles.com VIEW RECIPE

These pumpkin muffin bites are light and moist and only need two ingredients! Just combine a cake mix with pumpkin puree, and in 35 minutes you’ll have the perfect snack.


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