When you want a quick and easy meal but you don’t want to compromise on taste, turn to your Instant Pot. This handy gadget can tackle anything from a 10-minute mac & cheese to a full-on pot roast with all the fixings, and as most – if not all – of the cooking is done in one pot, it saves on washing up, too. Take a look through this list of best Instant Pot dinner recipes and decide which one you’ll start with tonight.
Instant Pot Keto Beef Stroganoff
Try this keto-friendly Instant Pot dinner recipe even if you’re not following the diet – the creamy mushrooms and garlic sauce smothers tender beef to create a delicious meal in just over 30 minutes.
Creamy 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Mac & Cheese is the ultimate savory comfort food, and with this recipe you won’t have to wait to be comforted as it takes less than 10 minutes from prep to plate.
No Hassle Pork ROast
This is a simple pork roast recipe which yields maximum flavor and is perfect for a last minute family get together, or for when you don’t want to be a slave to the stove.
Comforting Instant Pot Chicken and Rice
The flavors in this wholesome one-pot meal turn plain chicken and rice into a meal fit for royalty, and it’s all thanks to the herbs, spices, and parmesan cheese sprinkled on the top.
Instant Pot Pork Chops with Creamy Gravy
Pork chops are really brought to life in this recipe – melt in the mouth meat, soft mushrooms and onions, and an impossibly creamy gravy made with broth and Marsala wine.
Award-Winning Instant Pot Chili
There are no beans but plenty of bang in this amazing Instant Pot chili, and it’s perfect for those who like their dinner with a bit of a bite.
Down Home Instant Pot Salisbury Steak
If you’ve been looking for the perfect Salisbury steak, this recipe will give you just that! Made with ground beef, breadcrumbs, and plenty of seasoning, it also comes with a tasty gravy sauce.
Easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos
Make every night taco night with this Instant Pot recipe, which results in the most incredible shredded chicken infused with garlic, chilli, onion, and the freshly squeezed juice of a lime.
Italian Beef Roast
Beef roast is one thing, but when you give it an Italian vibe it turns into something spectacular; with Italian seasoning and pepperoncini peppers, it’s superb when stuffed inside a soft bread roll.
Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs with Homemade BBQ Sauce
Store bought bbq sauce is convenient, but once you have made this incredible Instant Pot version, you’ll never go back, especially when it’s cooked with baby back pork ribs.
The Best Instant Pot Lasagna
Cheese lovers will rejoice when they’re dished up a serving of this fantastic 3-cheese lasagne; using a readymade sauce makes things even easier, and it’s done and dusted in less than an hour.
Easy Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Whole Chicken
If you’re a fan of rotisserie chicken, you’ll love this Instant Pot version. By seasoning under the skin, the meat is infused with butter, lemon, and black pepper for a juicy, succulent dish.
There’s no need to spend ages in the kitchen cooking up the perfect salmon dish, because this Teriyaki recipe takes just 15 minutes to prepare and cook to perfection.
Comforting Instant Pot Chicken And Dumplings
Chicken and dumplings is the ideal dinner on a cold winter’s night, and with the Instant Pot you won’t have to wait long to enjoy it, as it needs only 15 minutes to cook.
Easy Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is a fabulous immune system booster because it is jam packed with essential vitamins and minerals to get you back on the road to health.
Addictive Instant Pot Korean Short Ribs
These succulent, dark short ribs will melt in the mouth when they’re cooked in an Instant Pot in a Korean-inspired sauce of mirin, Asian pear, ginger, garlic, and brown sugar.
Instant Pot Chuck Roast with Red Wine Gravy
Whether or not you’re on the keto diet, this chuck roast will make a classic and warming dish as the meat soaks up the flavors of the red wine, herbs, and spices.
Creamy Instant Pot Lemon and Mushroom Risotto
It can be hard to get risotto right, and it is normally a quite labor-intensive dish to cook, but this Instant Pot recipe means perfect results every time, in just 15 minutes.
Easy Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
This dish is hearty and tasty, and super warming on a cold winter’s day. Adding Guinness will give the beef a rich flavor, although it can be made with broth as well.
Apple Cider Vinegar Pork Tenderloin
There are very few ingredients needed in this recipe, proving that less can be more when it comes to cooking, but the combination of maple syrup and apple cider is phenomenal.
Easy 6-Ingredient Instant Pot Beef Stew
Beef stew would normally take a good few hours to get the meat nice and tender, but this aromatic version will be ready in around 40 minutes, and that’s including the prep!
Instant Pot Loaded Mexican Chicken Soup
When you want the comfort of a soup but the substance of a stew, this Mexican chicken soup delivers. It’s healthy, nutritious, packed with shredded chicken, and incredibly filling and flavorsome.
Vegan Instant Pot Tex-mex Rice
All-in-one dinners are great for when you don’t want to be bothered making sides, and this Tex-Mex rice dish combines loads of warming flavors which can be adjusted to suit your tastes.
Bang Bang Pasta
This Instant Pot dinner recipe couldn’t be easier – the pasta doesn’t even need draining! Just stir through cooked shrimps (or chicken or tofu) and the Bang Bang sauce, and serve straightaway.
Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli And Rice
This really is a winner winner chicken dinner, because it takes just 5 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook, and ends up with a gorgeously mild garlicky flavor.
Instant Pot Creamy Shells And Beef
Using a jar of marinara sauce cuts the prep time of this dish to just 5 minutes, and everything – including the pasta shells – goes into the pot together for an easy family meal.
Salmon with Chili-Lime Sauce
A failsafe way to cook succulent, flaky salmon, this recipe takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish, which is perfect for a special after-work dinner for two.
Instant Pot Ham Dinner
Dump and Go dinners are a Godsend and such an easy way to provide delicious dinners with minimal effort, like this incredible ham recipe which includes chunky veg and potato.
Creamy Basil Chicken and Tortellini
Aromatic and colorful, Instant Pot creamy basil chicken and tortellini can be made with fresh or frozen chicken breasts, which means it’s ideal if you’ve forgotten to take them out of the freezer!
Lemon Chicken With Garlic
Low carb and keto friendly, lemon chicken with garlic makes full use of herbs and spices to produce a dish that’s light yet bursting with flavor, and perfect for a mid-week treat.
Pork Lettuce Wraps
Light but extremely satisfying, these Thai pork lettuce wraps are not only tasty but they are mixed with whole grain wheat berries which lend a certain ‘chewiness’ to this aromatic dish.
Instant Pot Dinner Mussels
With a cooking time of only 10 minutes, these mussels would make an impressive addition to the menu for a special occasion dinner when you’re really pushed for time.
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili
Take a normal chili up a notch by mixing in some unusual ingredients, like sweet potato, chickpeas, and Guinness, to add both texture and flavor, and additional health benefits, too.
Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl
Eating in will be the new eating out when you have this special recipe up your sleeve. Better than any take-out, this spice-packed chicken burrito bowl will be a new family favorite.
Bang Bang Chicken
Just looking at the colors in this vibrant dish will make you happy, and that’s before you’ve even tasted it! Full of spice and other flavors, it’s an easy dinner for six.
Brothy Farro with Sausage and Leeks
This farro, sausage, and leek broth is definitely a winter warmer and perfect for an after-snow-day dinner – the Italian flavors go wonderfully with freshly baked, crusty bread to make a satisfying meal.
Twice Baked Sweet Potato Casserole
Gluten free, paleo, and vegan, this twice-baked sweet potato casserole is the perfect dish for those who like their dinner on the sweeter side as it’s made with cinnamon and maple syrup.
Vegetable Mac and Cheese
While mac & cheese is perfect just the way it is, it can be nice to add some vegetables to a dish to make it more colorful and, of course, nutritious.
Vegan Curried Cauliflower Soup with Lentils
Cauliflower, carrots, and potatoes are the main ingredients in this wholesome soup, but the addition of curry powder, paprika, and coconut milk turns it into something deliciously exotic.
If you always though jambalaya was a little outside your cooking remit, this Instant Pot Cajun recipe will change your mind, because this colorful, vibrant dish doesn’t even need stirring!
Chicken And Cheese Taquitos
You can make twice the amount of these taquitos and freeze half of them for another day, because seriously…your family will want these chicken and cheese tortillas again and again.
Instant Pot Hamburger Helper
If Hamburger Helper is a favorite in your house, dish up a homemade version which tastes even better than the branded one, but doesn’t contain any unpronounceable ingredients.
Creamy Sausage And Potatoes
Sausages and potatoes are two of the most comforting foods, especially when it’s cold outside. Turn them into a delightfully creamy and flavorsome dish with this fabulous Instant Pot recipe.
Instant Pot Beef Broccoli
Once you’ve mixed the ingredients together for this rich sauce, you simply add it to the beef in the Instant Pot, close the lid, and sit back and wait for just 35 minutes.
Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes Dinner
This incredible recipe allows you to make meatloaf and mashed potato in one pot – how amazing is that? Not only does it save on time, but it saves on washing up, too.
Instant Pot Korean Bulgogi Tacos
If you like Asian food, this Korean Bulgogi BBQ taco recipe is sure to appeal, especially as the sweet and spicy shredded chicken dish is ready in under 25 minutes.
Korean Ground Beef
Using a trivet, you can cook the rice at the same time as this fragrant garlic, ginger, and soy sauce-infused Korean ground beef for a one-pot dish that’s perfect as a mid-week dinner.
Switch things up when it comes to your side dishes with a rutabaga gratin. Slightly sweet in taste, this crunchy-topped alternative to mash is infused with ginger, cinnamon, and cashew cream.
Instant Pot Pad Thai
Pad Thai is a much-loved Asian dish, but with this Instant Pot dinner recipe you can cook it in just 7 minutes, and by using Tamari it is also gluten free.
Instant Pot Orange Chicken
If you’re considering a Chinese takeout this weekend, have a go at making this delicious orange beef recipe which will be ready in less time than it takes to order and collect.
Instant Pot Mexican Casserole
A rainbow of ingredients go into making the Mexican casserole – red and green peppers, beans, corn, and of course more than a sprinkling of tasty Mexican spices for a delicious any-night meal.
Instant Pot Indian Chicken and Rice Pulao
Ease yourself or the family into the delights of Indian cuisine with this stunning chicken pulao. Milder than a biryani, this rice dish is a cocktail of aromatic spices and tender chicken pieces.
Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
With all the flavors of honey, tamari sauce, ginger, mustard, and Sriracha, this Mongolian beef and broccoli is a true taste explosion which will have you going back for more.
Instant Pot Meatball Pasta Dinner
This is literally the easiest Instant Pot pasta meal you can make, because all you need are frozen meatballs, pasta, and a jar of ready-made marinara sauce, and that’s it, job done.
Ham And Potato Soup
If you can resist eating the leftovers of a bone-in ham, you can use them to make this hearty ham and potato soup – serve it with crusty bread for a simple but tasty dinner.
Instant Pot Beef Tips
Cream of mushroom soup makes a wonderful gravy base for this rich and succulent beef tips dinner, while the Worcestershire sauce adds a beautifully warming touch.
Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Shells
Adding cream to this cheesy taco shell dish will take it from simple to sublime, and as you add sharp cheddar cheese just before serving, every mouthful will be full of gooey goodness.
Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage
If cabbage is one of those foods which is met with a ‘no-thanks’ face, tempt them with this recipe for stuffed cabbage leaves, for an irresistibly different way of eating this healthy green.
Cheesy Ground Beef And Rice
Needing under 30 minutes to make, this dish combines the comfort of melted cheese, the filling satisfaction of rice, and the texture and taste of ground beef into one delicious dinner.
Instant Pot Pot Roast And Potatoes
The best meals (at least for the chef) are the ones that use only one pot, and this magnificent pot roast does exactly that – meat, potatoes, veg, and even the gravy.
Instant Pot Crack Chicken
Low carb and keto-friendly, crack chicken is full of flavors, like ranch, bacon, and a deliciously creamy cream cheese sauce that’s perfect in salads, wraps, and big, chunky sandwiches.
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