A list of quick and easy Instant Pot recipes for any occasion with options for chicken, beef and pork including hearty beef stew, flavorful chicken thighs and savory pork chops.

Save some time and unlock amazing flavors with the power of the Instant Pot. Whether you are new to this amazing appliance or you are a pro, make the most of your Instant Pot with these fabulous recipes!

A group of quick and easy Instant Pot recipes for any occasion like pot roast, pork chops and chicken thighs.

Instant Pot recipes are here for the crazy busy nights that are ahead. It’s the fastest kitchen appliance around and it comes with so many different functions like a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, rice cooker, you name it!

This gadget can even speed up holiday meals like ham for Easter, turkey for Thanksgiving or corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day. Why not make things a little easier with the Instant Pot?

I am in love with this little appliance that I have no clue how we lived without for so long. You can make ANYTHING in this pot! I’ve some of my favorite Instant Pot recipes for you to try out. If you haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot train yet, now is the time to get cooking!

16 Instant Pot Recipes

A group of quick and easy Instant Pot recipes including chili, ham and pork chops.
A bowl of Instant Pot beef stew with cubes of meat, potatoes, carrots, onions and peas.

Instant Pot Beef Stew

This Instant Pot beef stew is tender meat combined with carrots, potatoes and peas in a rich and savory broth. An easy dinner that can be on the table in less than an hour!
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Instant Pot brisket on a tray with red onions and corn on the cob.

Instant Pot Brisket

This beef brisket is coated in a homemade spice rub and barbecue sauce, then slow cooked until tender. An easy dinner option that requires minimal prep work and is great for feeding a crowd.
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A plate of Instant Pot carnitas with rice, beans, salsa and tortillas.

Instant Pot Carnitas

This Instant Pot carnitas recipe is pork seared to golden brown perfection, then pressure cooked with citrus and spices to make the most tender and flavorful meat. An easy recipe that produces authentic results in no time!
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An Instant Pot ham served on a platter with herbs and fruit.

Instant Pot Ham

This Instant Pot ham is a spiral ham coated in a 3 ingredient glaze, then pressure cooked to tender perfection. A quick and easy way to prepare ham that always gets rave reviews!
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Instant Pot chicken with creamy mushroom sauce served over mashed potatoes with a side of broccoli.

Instant Pot Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

This Instant Pot chicken is lightly breaded chicken breasts topped with a creamy and savory mushroom sauce. A quick and easy dinner option that the entire family will enjoy!
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Instant Pot chicken thighs with gravy, served with asparagus.

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs

These Instant Pot chicken thighs are coated with herbs and spices, then seared and pressure cooked to tender perfection. A comfort food classic that takes just minutes to make and always gets rave reviews.
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A bowl of Instant Pot chili topped with sour cream, cheese and green onions.

Instant Pot Chili

This Instant Pot chili is a blend of beef, beans, tomatoes and spices, all simmered together in a pressure cooker until tender and flavorful. The easiest way to make chili; everyone will think you spent all day on it!
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Instant Pot corned beef sliced and served with cabbage, carrots and potatoes.

Instant Pot Corned Beef

This Instant Pot corned beef is pressure cooked until tender, then served with potatoes, cabbage and carrots in a garlic butter sauce. An easy one pot meal that's great for St. Patrick's Day or any other day of the year!
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A bowl of fluffy Instant Pot mashed potatoes topped with pats of butter and sliced chives.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

These Instant Pot mashed potatoes are perfectly creamy, full of flavor and are so easy to make! Pressure cooker mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for an everyday meal or for a special holiday dinner.
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Instant Pot pork chops topped with mushroom gravy.

Instant Pot Pork Chops

These Instant Pot pork chops are seared to golden brown perfection, then pressure cooked and covered in mushroom gravy. An easy and fast dinner option that always gets rave reviews from family and friends!
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The Amazing Modern Pressure Cooker

It is fantastic to save time cooking meat like beef stew and carnitas. For dishes that could take hours, the high heat and pressure makes meat melt-in-your-mouth tender. I love opening the pot after the steam is released and seeing everything inside, it’s like opening a present; a delicious present.

Instead of the difficulty of old style pressure cookers, you can cook with a modern Instant Pot with the turn of a lid and the press of a few buttons. One thing to pay attention to is whether the recipe calls for letting the steam release naturally or if the release valve should be used. If you do use the release valve, make sure to use it carefully. I am so glad to have a device that is such an improvement on those old, fussy pressure cookers.

A collection of fantastic pressure cooker recipes like pulled pork, whole chicken and short ribs.
A bowl of Instant Pot short ribs in sauce with carrots and green beans.

Instant Pot Short Ribs

These Instant Pot short ribs are flavorful beef ribs cooked with vegetables and seasonings until tender. The fastest and easiest way to prepare succulent short ribs that always get rave reviews!
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Cooked Instant Pot turkey breast sliced and served on a platter.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast

This Instant Pot turkey breast is seasoned with butter, garlic and herbs, then pressure cooked to tender and juicy perfection. A super easy way to prepare a holiday main course that's sure to get rave reviews.
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An Instant Pot whole chicken served with green beans and pilaf.

Instant Pot Whole Chicken

This Instant Pot whole chicken is coated in butter, herbs and spices, then pressure cooked to tender and juicy perfection. The easiest way to make a whole chicken with perfect results every time!
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Instant Pot pot roast with carrots and potatoes, all topped with parsley.

Instant Pot Pot Roast

The best Instant Pot pot roast with beef, potatoes, carrots, herbs and spices, all cooked in the pressure cooker until perfectly tender. A comfort food classic that is easy to prepare and always a big hit with both kids and adults.
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Instant Pot teriyaki chicken served with asparagus.

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

This Instant Pot teriyaki chicken is chicken thighs pressured cooked in a homemade sweet and savory teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice for a quick and easy meal that's sure to please both kids and adults.
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Instant Pot pulled pork on a sandwich with a side of fries and coleslaw.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

This Instant Pot pulled pork is chunks of meat coated in spices, then pressure cooked to tender and juicy perfection and served with BBQ sauce. An easy way to get that classic pulled pork flavor with minimal effort!
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These recipes are some of my favorites that are perfect for everyday dinners and big gatherings. Save time and maximize flavor with this recipe collection today!

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  1. I love chili and since it is snowing here again in my neck of the woods, I would love to make a pot. Maybe I will try your recipe because it has cocoa powder, I always add a tablespoon of ground coffee on mine.

  2. I think the instant pot is the absolute best appliance to have in the kitchen. I totally appreciate these recipes, they’re easy to prepare and the clean up is easy as well! I love it!

  3. 5 stars
    What an amazing roundup of Instant Pot recipes. I love my Instant Pot. Seriously, between my Instant Pot and my Air Fryer I’ve got breakfast, lunch and dinner covered.

  4. Wow, it looks like instant pot is taking over the cooking industry. I’m sure these are great for families but I’m a one-person household. I wish I had a big family to cook for, I’d get one of these instant pots.

  5. 5 stars
    Having an instant pot is a life saver especially during busy days! I think these recipes are all noteworthy! I’d love to try that chili soon!

  6. These recipes all look so good! Now all I need is an instant pot! Iā€™m a little slow at getting up to speed with some things. I will be trying these soon!

  7. oh I’m saving this! I don’t love my Instant Pot the way so many of my friends do. I just haven’t had things turn out as good as in my Crock Pot. I need to try some of these!

  8. I totally need to pin this. I love my instant pot but I’m always trying to find stuff to try in it. This gives me a wonderful list to try. They all look very good!

  9. 5 stars
    Now I want an Instant Pot to make all these delicious recipes. My favorite is the rice pudding Mmmm and tacos.

  10. For someone who has an instanta pot there are a ton of ideas here for them to use. I still don’t have one. Maybe with mother day coming up who knows.

  11. 5 stars
    I’m pretty sure I’d like all of these recipes. I do have an Instant Pot, so I’ll have to try them out. I’ll have to see if I like that chili recipe more than the one I make in the crock pot.

  12. I received an Instant Pot for Christmas and haven’t used it yet. I keep forgetting about it. I need to try a few of these delicious looking recipes.

  13. I now have an Instant Pot and a Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker and love them both. Pressure cooker heaven at my house. Thanks for the shout-out, sharing now!

  14. Hi Sara,
    Thank you so much for including our recipes in this wonderful round-up!
    They all look lovely and yummy! šŸ™‚

  15. How interesting! I will have to look into this appliance šŸ™‚ Love all these beautiful dishes.

  16. Thank you very much for including my recipe. This is a really great list of easy recipes. I have no idea cheesecake is possible! Going to try a few of these recipes for sure. šŸ˜€

  17. Thanks so much for featuring my recipes Sue! The roundup looks amazing and I’m honored to be listed with these talented bloggers šŸ™‚
    Instant pot is so convenient isn’t it!