30 Quick and Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Sit back and relax—your pressure cooker is making dinner tonight.

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An might just be the best culinary tool in your kitchen. It speeds up cook time, creates delicious food, and is a breeze to clean up. Try one of these easy recipes on your next busy weeknight—and let your handle everything.

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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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cajun chicken and rice
Courtesy of Leealicious
Cajun Chicken and Rice

Say hello to your new go-to weeknight dinner.

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chicken pho
Courtesy of Platings and Pairings
Chicken Pho

Full-flavor in half the time? Now that's a pho-nomenal recipe.

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butter chicken
Courtesy of The Typical Mom
Butter Chicken

We challenge you to find a butter recipe than this one.

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salted caramel cheesecake
Courtesy of Cookies & Cups
Salted Caramel Cheesecake

Baking this dish is, well, a piece of cake.

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coconut lime quinoa
Courtesy of Unsophisticook
Coconut Lime Quinoa

Put the lime in the coconut (quinoa) and eat it right up.

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key lime cheesecake
Courtesy of Skip to my Lou
Key Lime Pie

This instant pie recipe is the key to making a last-minute dessert.

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peanut butter filled brownies
Courtesy of The Typical Mom
Peanut Butter-Filled Brownies

We are nutty for these ooey-gooey brownies.

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maple-smoked brisket
Courtesy of Bare Root Girl
Maple-Smoked Brisket

No smoker needed for this easy brisket recipe.

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hummus
Courtesy of Everyday Maven
Hummus

Making your favorite healthy snack just got even simpler.

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steel cut oats
Courtesy of Green Healthy Cooking
Steel Cut Oats

There's no need to break your back making breakfast thanks to this recipe.

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hamburger stroganoff
Courtesy of Julie's Eats and Treats
Hamburger Stroganoff

You can make this meaty meal in minutes.

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