25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes

New to the Instant Pot world? Unbox it and get pressure cooking with these 25 super easy Instant Pot Recipes. You'll have dinner ready in no time! #InstantPot #BeginnerInstantPot #EasyInstantPot #InstantPotRoundup

What Can an Instant Pot Do?

The more relevant question is ‘What can’t an Instant Pot do?’ Seriously. Depending on your model, you can do anything from making yogurt, to steaming, sautéing, pressure cooking (!) and even slow cooking! If you are just new to pressure cooking, it may become a little overwhelming. To get you started, here are 25 Instant Pot Recipes that are really basic and uncomplicated. Your Instant Pot will soon be an irreplaceable kitchen appliance, worth of the space it takes up on your kitchen counter.

How to Cook Rice Grains and Legumes in an Instant Pot

It might surprise you to learn that grains cooked in the Instant Pot turn out really fluffy in a fraction of the time. Please note that cooking times may vary according to your altitude and what type of rice you are cooking.

Legumes are another story. Gone are the days when you had to soak your dried beans overnight before cooking. All you have to do is pre-cook them in your Instant Pot (it takes minutes) then add them to your recipe.

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Rice

Cooking Rice in an Instant Pot (White and Brown Rice)

from Jyothi at Curry Trail

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Wild Rice

Instant Pot Wild Rice

by Marcus at Earth Food and Fire

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Quinoa

Instant Pot Quinoa

from Mabintu at Recipes from a Pantry

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Popcorn

Instant Pot Popcorn

by Marcus at Earth Food and Fire

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Black Beans

Instant Pot Black Beans

by Marianne at Basil and Bubbly

What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?

Hard boiled eggs are probably the easiest protein to cook in the Instant Pot. My friend, who owns a chicken farm, always has fresh eggs to cook with. She swears that cooking them under pressure is the only cooking method that results in easy to peel fresh eggs. I agree! When I’m making a batch of my Pickled Eggs, the only way to get smooth peeled eggs is to pressure cook them.

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Ghee

Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

from Erin at Sixth Bloom

The second most easy protein to cook in the Instant Pot is chicken. There are so many chicken based instant pot recipes out there. Prep a week’s worth of chicken breasts for desk lunches in minutes…you can even do them from frozen! You can also cook an ENTIRE chicken in under an hour, use the leftovers for sandwiches, then use the carcass to make a flavourful stock.

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Whole Chicken

Instant Pot Whole Chicken

by Catherine at Noshtastic

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Chicken Breasts

Best Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

from Mabintu at Recipes from a Pantry

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Shredded Chicken

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

by Wendy Polisi

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Bone Broth

Instant Pot Bone Broth

from Renee at Raising Generation Nourished

Cooking Vegetables and Fruit in the Instant Pot

Besides just straight steamed vegetables, pressure cooking large starchy veggies such as sweet potatoes, potatoes and squashes is a snap. Use the slow feature to cook flavourful and super healthy apple and pumpkin butters.

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

from Gwen at Delightful Adventures

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

from Stephanie at The Cozy Cook

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Pumpkin Purée

Instant Pot Pumpkin Purée

by Joyce at My Stay at Home Adventures

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Spaghetti Squash

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

by Annissa at Simple So Healthy 

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Artichokes

How to Cook Artichokes in an Instant Pot

by Carrie at Clean Eating Kitchen

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Beet Salad

Instant Pot Beet Salad

from Yang at Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Applesauce

Instant Pot Applesauce

by Kathy at A Mom’s Impression

Dairy Instant Pot Recipes

There are so many ways to make yogurt…stove top, crock pot, towel in a cooler, special yogurt makers, and incubators. The best way by far, is in the Instant Pot. The consistent low temperature setting lets you set and forget it PLUS you can make a lot at a time, it’s a huge money saver.

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Yoghurt

Easy Homemade Yoghurt in the Instant Pot

from Raia at Raia’s Recipes

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Ghee

Instant Pot Ghee using Unsalted Butter

from Smruti at Herbivore Cucina

Simple Instant Pot Recipes

Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can branch out into breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make delicious steel cut oatmeal in minutes, with no stirring at all. You can also buy several Instant Pot accessories, like silicone egg cups, to make convenient mini omelettes. Whip up a quick potato soup with leeks for lunch, then some chili for the big game. The possibilities are endless.

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - vanilla latte oats

Instant Pot Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oatmeal

from Jillian at Simply Sassy Scrumptious

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Omelette Bites

Instant Pot Omelette Bites

by Tina at Monday is Meatloaf

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Leek Soup

Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup with Dal

by Sandhaya at Indfused

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Creamy-Mushroom-Risotto

Instant Pot Creamy Mushroom Risotto

by Nancy at The Bitter Side of Sweet

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Meatballs and Spaghetti

20 Minute Instapot Meatballs and Spaghetti

by Bernice at Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes - Chili

Instant Pot Chili

by Sarah at Away From the Box

Once you’ve explored more Instant Pot Recipes to make full dinners, you’ll notice that the sealing ring picks up odours quite easily. Below is a bonus ‘recipe’ to help you keep that sealing ring sparkly clean and neutral smelling.

Dish'n' the Kitchen's 25 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes for - How to Clean Your Sealing Ring

How to Clean the Instant Pot Sealing Ring

from Sheena at Noshtastic

Pin it HERENew to the Instant Pot world? Unbox it and get pressure cooking with these 25 super easy Instant Pot Recipes. You'll have dinner ready in no time! #InstantPot #BeginnerInstantPot #EasyInstantPot #InstantPotRoundup

9 comments

  1. Elaine

    It took me a while to become a convert, but now I’m all in! Such a handy appliance, once you figure it out. This is a great roundup of the basics, Bernice! Thanks for putting it together. Pinned!

    Reply

  2. Sandhya Nadkarni

    Thanks so much Bernice for including my recipe for Potato leek Soup with dal. Instant pot has made it so easy to make this soup.

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      It looks delicious, can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for contributing.

      Reply

  3. Sabrina

    Wow, what a great round up of Instant Pot recipes! I love these basic starter, so practical for everyday life!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Thank you Sabrina, I know so many people that got one for Christmas and still have it in the box…thought it would be useful.

      Reply

  4. HolyVeggies

    I really want to learn how to cook with the instant pot, it looks much more practicle and less time consuming. I love that you shared so many great ideas!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      It is really handy for many more recipes than people realize…I’m hooked!

      Reply

  5. Heather

    WOW! What a great resource! Pinning this for my own reference but also for my Pinterest followers

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Thank you! I have talked to so many new instant pot owners that just don’t know where to begin!

      Reply

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