Recipes for the Instant Pot: Breakfast, Dinner & Dessert


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So you got a new Instant Pot and need inspiration. This collection of Instant Pot recipes includes ideas for breakfast, dinner, and dessert, with paleo and vegetarian options too!

Recipes for the Instant Pot: Breakfast, Dinner & Dessert

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Recipes for the Instant Pot: Breakfast, Dinner & Dessert

I bought my first instant pot a few months ago and love it. It’s the prefect appliance for the last minute cook and helps me get a healthy dinner on the table even when I haven’t prepped much at all. I’ve used it to cook crowd pleasing beef & rigatoni, rice, and beans, and I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try. If you haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet, you might want to consider doing so, especially if you want to put more homemade, healthy food on the table, but just don’t have much time.

Instant Pot Recipes for Breakfast

Did you know you can use your instant pot for breakfast? Not only does it cook perfect hard boiled eggs, it can also do so much more! Check out these great ideas.

Instant Pot Recipes for Breakfast

Instant Pot Oatmeal – My Plant-Based Family

Ham, Egg and Cheese Casserole – Southern Plate

Pressure Cooker Yogurt in the Instant Pot – Pressure Cooking Today

Instant Pot Recipes for Dinner

Using my instant pot for dinner is my favorite. It takes a little bit of getting used to, but once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s a pretty awesome appliance and really helps getting healthy meals on the table quickly. I use mine more for meal components than complete meals right now, but I think that may change as I use it more and more.

Instant Pot Recipes for Dinner

Instant Pot Beef Stew – Copy Cat

Spicy Pressure Cooked Eggplant – Hip Pressure Cooking

Instant Pot: Shredded Chicken Pressure Cooker – My Heart Beets

Dinner Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes – Add a Pinch

Instant Pot~Insta-Chicken – Flavorrd

Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork – It’s Peachy Keen

Vegetarian Pressure Cooker Recipes

Vegetarian Pressure Cooker Recipes

Butternut Squash Risotto – Make Real Food

Instant Pot Mushrooms – Klunker’s Kitchen

Yellow Split-Pea Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Kale – Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

Paleo Pressure Cooker Recipes

Paleo Instant Pot Recipes

Fast & Easy Paleo Butternut Squash Soup – Savor Made Simple

Paleo Tapioca Pudding {in the Instant Pot} – Chestnut Grove Academy

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy – Zen Belly


Instant Pot Chili – Paleo Gone Sassy

Pressure Cooker Kalua Pig – Nom Nom Paleo

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash {with Duck Fat Apple Juice Glaze} – Phoenix Helix

Instant Pot Recipes for Dessert

Instant Pot Recipes for Dessert

Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake – My Baking Addiction

Instant Pot Yogurt with Fruit – Slap Dash Mom

Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake – Rebooted Mom


favorite Instant Pot cookbooks

If you need more Instant Pot recipe inspiration, I love these two cookbooks:

Pressure Cooker Perfection by American’s Test Kitchen

The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook

Do you have an Instant Pot? If so, what’s your favorite thing to cook in it? I’d love to hear!


About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. I also have a new Instant Pot and hope you continue to post recipes for it. It’s all new to me so I’ve been pinning things as I see them and doing more reading than cooking!