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Instant pot recipes are absolute lifesavers!! No more having to remember to put dinner in the crockpot at breakfast time! Not only are these recipes quick and easy but they are SOO delicious!

Shaving a lot of extra cooking time off, these instant pot recipes are amazing! These simple recipes are for everyone. Some of the ones that I think are the yummiest are Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Rice, Chicken Noodle Soup, and Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos.

A collage of 6 different instant pot recipes.

Simple and Quick Recipes

I know cooking with an instant pot sounds intimidating but don’t let it scare you!! It is so simple and easy and with these instant pot recipes, you can have a meal from frozen to ready to eat in under an hour! Cooking with the instant pot is great because it’s so convenient! For those of us who sometimes forget to make time for the crockpot (who me?!) it allows us to still have a delicious homemade meal without having to plan hours ahead. I used to have frozen meat in my freezer that I would forget to use but not anymore!

Cooking instant pot recipes is so versatile! You can cook just about anything in them! I especially love mashed potatoes! Once you know the basics of cooking with an instant pot, you will wonder how you ever did without it! Just follow my tips below if you are just starting out! Then you will be able to have the most delicious meals on a dime. These instant pot recipes are amazing and will make it so that you won’t ever have to worry about prepping hours ahead of time again!

Tips for Cooking with an Instant Pot

Seriously, trust me when I say that using an instant pot for your recipes is simple! I have put together a few of the most helpful things to know when cooking instant pot recipes. So go ahead, try it out! You will be so happy that you did!

  • Quick release: This has to do with when you let the pressure out of your instant pot. A quick release means that you take action by switching the lock over and allowing the pressure to escape. Don’t worry, a hissing sound when you release it on your own is normal!!
  • Natural release: Some recipes call for a natural release which allows your food to cook and warm up a little longer. This means you let the instant pot slowly release all of the pressure on its own. You don’t have to do anything! If the pressure lever is all the way down, it’s done and safe to open the pot!
  • Lock it up: Once you lock the lid into place, it will be locked until it is safe to open. Its totally safe to use!
  • Size: Instant pots come in a couple of different sizes. I recommend getting one on the larger size (6 qt or 8 qt). This will be large enough for family sized meals!

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

This instant pot shredded chicken is the solution to all of your chicken needs! It's seasoned, moist, and easy to shred, which makes it the perfect go-to recipe when you need shredded chicken for any dish.
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Instant Pot French Onion Soup

4.34 from 3 votes
French onion soup is a classic that you can now easily cook in your instant pot! Flavored to perfection and topped with delicious cheese this soup will warm you up on any cold winter day.
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Instant Pot Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Rice

4.67 from 3 votes
Have the one of the most decadent and delectable dinner in no time with this Instant Pot Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Rice. With savory mushrooms, tender rice, and juicy chicken it's a winner, winner, chicken dinner!
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10 Minute Instant Pot Spaghetti

4.81 from 21 votes
For those nights when you need something fast and easy turn to 10 minute Instant Pot Spaghetti. Superbly seasoned beef and tender noodles all cook together in a delectable sauce and is ready in no time.
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Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

This juicy Instant Pot pork tenderloin is the perfect choice for dinner! It cooks up in 15 minutes and is full of so much flavor!
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Instant pot mac and cheese served in a bowl with a fork

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

This Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is the best kind of comfort food. Incredibly easy and ready in less than 15 minutes!
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Instant Pot Black Beans

Replace the can and make your own tender savory Perfect Instant Pot Black Beans! These are no soak, which makes them much quicker and you don't have to worry about starting them the night before.
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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup made with chicken thighs, veggies and egg noodles.This soup is comfort food at it's finest! Ready in less than 30 minutes!
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Instant Pot Chili

4.67 from 3 votes
Instant Pot Chili is simple to make and hearty. The electric pressure cooker builds amazing flavors in a short time, and everyone will love loading up their bowls with their favorite toppings!
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Instant Pot Rice

5 from 1 vote
Instant pot rice is perfectly fluffy, light, tender and never sticky.  When you use your Instant pot it's perfect EVERY SINGLE TIME! Even your tricky hard to master brown and wild rice will be perfect. It's so easy you'll never use a pot on the stove again.
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Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are hands down the best thing to make in your electric pressure cooker! Not only do they turn out perfect every time, but they peel better than any other method!
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Instant Pot Beef Stew

Instant Pot Beef Stew is perfect for those cool fall nights, and great when you want to whip up cozy beef stew in under an hour! Saute the beef in the bottom of the instant pot, throw in your veggies and broth, turn it on and call it a day!
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Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

4.62 from 68 votes
Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken is simple and easy to make in the pressure cooker and perfect for busy weeknights. The chicken cooks up tender and juicy in a buttery lemon garlic sauce.
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Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

4 from 1 vote
These Instant Pot ribs are fall off the bone tender, easy to make, and loaded with flavor! Enjoy straight them out of the pressure cooker slathered with your favorite bbq sauce!
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Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

5 from 5 votes
Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos are a family favorite weeknight meal! The flavorful chicken is so quick and easy to make and can be topped with an endless possibility of toppings. 
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Instant Pot Pasta with Meatballs

5 from 2 votes
This simple Instant Pot Pasta with meatballs is the type of easy, all-in-one instant pot meal that we all love!  It includes uncooked penne pasta, frozen meatballs and a simple homemade red sauce.
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instant pot chicken alfredo pasta on plate

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Pasta

4.85 from 13 votes
This Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Pasta is an easy, one pot meal that cooks in record time! It’s creamy, comforting and hearty!
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Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

4.50 from 2 votes
Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is a flavorful Chinese meal made in minutes by pressure cooking. For this recipe slices of beef chuck are marinated in a sesame, soy, ginger, and garlic mixture. The beef is cooked until tender in a soy and oyster sauce base. Broccoli florets are steamed in the Instant Pot until crisp-tender. The dish can be served with rice and garnished with sesame seeds.
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
These Instant Pot mashed potatoes are an easy side dish for any holiday or weeknight dinner! They are creamy and flavorful and come together in just 15 minutes.
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Cooking a whole chicken has never been easier than this Instant Pot roasted chicken! The chicken cooks in just 30 minutes and produces a moist and juicy bird that's the perfect simple dinner option!

Instant Pot Roasted Chicken

5 from 2 votes
Cooking a whole chicken has never been easier than this Instant Pot roasted chicken! The chicken cooks in just 30 minutes and produces a moist and juicy bird that’s the perfect simple dinner option!
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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