40+ of the Best Instant Pot Recipes for Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

Sit back, relax, and let your pressure cooker do all the work.

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When you have a family of hungry mouths to feed, you need simple dinner recipes that can be made quickly—and that's where your Instant Pot comes in. These are the absolute best Instant Pot recipes to make delicious suppers that the entire family (yes, even the little ones!) will love. Your handy dandy pressure cooker makes all these meals completely stress-free because it’s just that easy to use. If you’re fairly new to cooking with an Instant Pot, prepare to be amazed at just how quickly a complete plate comes together. All you have to do is toss all the ingredients in the pot and let the device do all the work. Now, you can spend your evenings enjoying quality time with your loved ones instead of working away in the kitchen all evening. There’s truly no kitchen appliance that makes cooking easier. So, what are you waiting for? Whip up one of these dishes ASAP for the tastiest weeknight dinner you’ve ever made.

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best instant pot recipes pineapple chicken tacos
Half Baked Harvest
Instant Pot Spicy Pineapple Chicken Tacos

Add a fresh spin to taco Tuesday with these handhelds. Top each one off with sliced avocado, queso fresco, and a homemade pineapple-pomegranate salsa for a satisfying mix of sweet and spicy.

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best instant pot recipes chili verde
The Cookie Rookie
Instant Pot Chile Verde

This blogger recommends frying up a few corn tortillas to place at the base of each bowl. She notes they add "extra crunch and texture."

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best instant pot recipes pulled pork
Jo Cooks
Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Hosting a backyard barbecue for a crowd? This super-easy—and absolutely mouthwatering—recipe will make the day stress-free.

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best instant pot recipes carnitas
Cooking Classy
Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

Cayenne pepper, chili powder, and ancho chili powder bring the heat to these carnitas. Simply serve with warmed tortillas and your favorite taco toppings for a complete Mexican meal.

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best instant pot recipes ribs
Well Plated by Erin
Instant Pot Ribs

Cooked with a homemade rub and sauce, these fall-off-the-bone ribs taste just like the ones from your favorite BBQ joint. (They might even be better!)

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best instant pot recipes chicken sliders
Yellow Bliss Road
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders

These super cheesy sliders are one of the best Instant Pot recipes to try. Bring them to your next neighborhood potluck, and they'll be devoured in no time.

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best instant pot recipes gyros
Life Made Simple
Instant Pot Pork Gyros

Go Greek and whip up this flavorful dish for your family. Don't forget to top each pita with hummus and tzatziki for a true Mediterranean dinner.

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best instant recipes spaghetti squash
The Gunny Sack
Instant Pot Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash

Believe it or not, this gluten-free meal has fewer than 159 calories per serving. It's all thanks to swapping traditional noodles for super healthy spaghetti squash.

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best instant pot recipes sweet sour chicken
Paleo Running Mama
Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Skip the takeout and make your own restaurant-quality meal at home. As a bonus, this Instant Pot recipe is paleo and Whole30-approved.

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best instant pot recipes chicken potatoes
Creme de la Crumb
Instant Pot Chicken and Potatoes

There's nothing more comforting than a classic meat and potatoes dinner. Everyone in your family—even the picky eaters—will savor every bite of this plate.

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best instant pot recipes chicken burrito bowls
Damn Delicious
Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

Searching for a super-quick, yet scrumptious, supper? This easy chicken dinner comes together in just 20 minutes.

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best instant pot recipes spaghetti
Cooking Classy
Instant Pot Spaghetti

Serve your kids this classic spaghetti with meat sauce and they'll be licking their plates clean.

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best instant pot recipes shrimp
Damn Delicious
Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

It takes just six minutes—yes, really—to make this low country classic.

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best instant pot recipes thai
Half Baked Harvest
30-Minute Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen

Ramen noodles, vegetables, and chicken come together in a creamy, spicy sauce that will warm you right up.

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best instant pot recipes tacos
Gimme Some Oven
Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef

The possibilities are endless with this recipe. Use your perfectly seasoned barbacoa on tacos, salads, or anything else your heart desires!

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best instant pot recipes chicken
The Cookie Rookie
Instant Pot Chicken Bruschetta

Next time you're craving Italian, whip up this weeknight meal topped with basil, balsamic vinegar, and parmesan cheese.

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instant pot chicken noodle soup
Courtesy of Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

If you’re in need of some comfort food, look no further than this classic chicken noodle soup recipe.

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instant pot chicken taco bowls 
Courtesy of Cooking with Curls
Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls

This recipe is great for busy weeknights! Top these tasty bowls with Greek yogurt, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and diced avocado.

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instant pot salmon with chili lime sauce
Courtesy of Savory Tooth
Salmon with Chili-Lime Sauce

You'll love the flavors in this sweet and zesty salmon dish, but our favorite part is that it cooks in just five minutes.

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instant pot roast chicken recipe
Alexa Payesko
Fall-Off-the-Bone Chicken

Learn how to roast a whole chicken in your Instant Pot with this easy recipe that guarantees tender, flavorful meat.

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instant pot creamy tortellini soup
Courtesy of Happy Foods Tube
Creamy Tortellini Soup

Warm up on a cold day with this decadent dish.

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salsa chicken tacos
Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Salsa Chicken Tacos

These tacos will put the ones at your local taqueria to shame.

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instant pot baked potato soup 
Living Locurto
Baked Potato Soup

Once all the ingredients are ready to go, just dump them in and you'll have dinner on the table in 10 minutes.

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instant pot chicken enchiladas 
Courtesy of No. 2 Pencil
Chicken Enchiladas

Good luck having just one of these cheesy and easy chicken enchiladas.

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orange chicken, instant pot recipes
Courtesy of Sweet and Savory Meals
Orange Chicken

Toss your take-out menus and try this easy orange chicken recipe instead.

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instant pot mac and cheese
Courtesy of Pinch of Yum
Mac and Cheese

Kid-approved taste. Mom-approved time commitment.

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instant pot giant pancake
Jonathan Boulton
Instant Pot Giant Pancake

We're flipping for these giant flapjacks!

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rotisserie chicken
Courtesy of Cooking With Curls
Faux-Tisserie Chicken

You'll never go back to store bought once you try this healthy twist on rotisserie chicken.

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chipotle shredded beef
Courtesy of Taste and Tell
Chipotle Shredded Beef

This recipe shines in all kinds of dishes, including tacos, burritos, and salads.

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french dip sandwiches
Courtesy of No. 2 Pencil
French Dip Sandwiches

This fast french dip recipe roasts the competition.

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