1001 Instant Pot Recipes

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Welcome to the Best Instant Pot recipes of 2024!

Easy and delicious recipes you can make today. Beef, chicken, rice, cakes and even one-pot meals.

You can find here more than 1001 recipes that are great for beginners!

orange chicken, beef and broccoli, chocolate cake, pasta, rice and many final dishes ready to be served

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1. Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

The most popular recipe on Corrie Cooks. A low carb, keto-friendly meal you can serve with rice for a complete meal.

Try this recipe once and you will make it over and over again.

Feel free to add mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, ground ginger and anything you like πŸ™‚

2. Instant Pot Orange Chicken

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

The most popular chicken recipe on the blog. Much better than takeout and you can have it in your Instant Pot in only 10 minutes.

You can use chicken thighs or chicken breast but anyway you will get an amazing dinner.

3. Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

If you are into one-pot meals, this is the recipe for you!

Let the Instant Pot do the entire job and enjoy a creamy and kid-friendly dinner.

4. Instant Pot Japanese Cheesecake

Instant Pot Japanese Cheesecake

All you need is 4 ingredients: Eggs, cream cheese, white chocolate, and orange extract. The easiest dessert ever!

5. Instant Pot Chicken And Rice

Instant Pot Chicken And Rice

Classic one-pot meal for dinner.

Perfect after a long day at work when you want something quick and healthy.

6. Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

Need to feed a crowd and don't have time for complicated recipe? Just throw all the ingredients to the Instant Pot, close the lid and let the magic begin!

7. Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

Mix together shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn and get a delicious meal that looks wonderful. And the best part? It takes only 10 minutes!

8. Instant Pot Japanese Curry

Instant Pot Japanese Curry

Another easy one-pot meal. Place all the ingredients in the Instant Pot, add curry paste on top and enjoy!

9. Instant Pot Chocolate Cake

Instant Pot Chocolate Cake

The easiest cake you have ever made! No need to use the oven on a hot summer day. If you want to diversify, add espresso powder or lemon extract to the batter.

10. Instant Pot London Broil

Instant Pot London Broil

Great option for a special dinner. If you are into Instant Pot beef recipes, and looking for something other than short ribs, this recipe is for you.

11. Instant Pot Taco Pasta

Instant Pot Taco Pasta

Everybody loves tacos and everybody loves pasta. Combine both together and enjoy a complete meal using simple ingredients you already have!

12. Instant Pot Ramen

Instant Pot Ramen

Healthy and rice soup just like in your favorite restaurant. Feel free to upgrade and add tofu, pork, carrots, beans or even red pepper flakes.

13. Instant Pot Banana Bread

Instant Pot Banana Bread

Baking in your Instant Pot means your cakes are going to be so moist and soft. After it’s finished cooking, serve this bread with orange jam, Nutella or simply as is.

14. Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

This gooey, creamy mac and cheese dish is an easy one-pot weeknight meal you’ll find yourself making again and again. The perfect recipe for kids or when you’re feeling self-indulgent.

15. Instant Pot Cornish Hen

Instant Pot Cornish Hen

Combine game hen, potatoes and fresh herbs and get a delicious one-pot meal. Before serving, broil in the oven or using the Air Fryer Lid and get a crispy chicken!

16. Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Soup

So you like cheeseburger, but have you ever tried a cheeseburger soup? Take out the potatoes for a low carb and Keto friendly version.

17. Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

This recipe is a the best way to use turkey leftovers. The Instant Pot makes the turkey melt-in-your-mouth tender each and every time.

18. Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

Thanks to the Instant Pot you can cook rice perfectly every time! No more mushy or sticky rice. And the best part? It's oil-free!

19. Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Looking for a creamy soup? Try this potato soup recipe. For best results, use Yukon red potatoes and don't forger add bacon on top.

20. Instant Pot Pork Chops And Rice

Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice

Easy meal using ingredients you already have at home: pork chops, rice, onion and frozen vegetables.

21. Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

This pot roast recipe can be whipped up super quickly in an Instant Pot. I love that I can make a large batch of this recipe, and freeze it for up to 3 months. That way, I have a dinner ready to be reheated anytime I like.

22. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Use your Instant Pot pressure cooker to make fluffy, creamy, smooth mash. Feel free to diversify by using carrots or sweet potatoes. This recipe is a great side dish for any saucy main and perfect for kids.

23. Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

The best way to make eggs! Thanks to the Instant Pot you get perfect eggs that are healthy, nutritious and so easy to peel!

24. Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

Amazing meatballs with rich and smooth sauce! Serve with rice and enjoy a great dish for picker eaters.

25. Instant Pot Beef Fajitas

Instant Pot Beef Fajitas

Fantastic recipe to serve to big groups. With Instant Pot, you can make a huge batch of beef mince in one go. Keep it warm in the pot and have your tortillas and toppings to the side for DIY meal. A winner at parties!

26. Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

Yes, you can even make Country style ribs in your Instant Pot. You can make them using the Air Fryer Lid or by pressure cooking - it's up to you.

27. Instant Pot Chicken Curry

Instant Pot Chicken Curry

Indian recipe that we convert into Instant Pot as well! Get a nutritious dinner using simple ingredients you already have at home.

28. Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

Instant Pot Tomato Sauce

Basic sauce you can have in only 12 minutes. Great for pasta, lasagna and even as is. And the best part? It's gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan.

29. Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Combine broccoli, cheddar cheese, heave cream and chicken broth and enjoy a creamy soup in only 17 minutes.

30. Instant Pot Bread Pudding

Instant Pot Bread Pudding

Don't throw away your leftover bread - Make this creamy and custardy dessert instead. Best breakfast ever!

31. Instant Pot Collard Greens

Instant Pot Collard Greens

Feeling healthy? Try this easy recipe of collard greens and bacon. You can also add broth to get a tasty gravy.

You can make a vegan recipe by taking out the bacon.

32. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

The classic chicken noodle soup in your Instant Pot! Homemade hearty soup that will warm your day for sure.

33. Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai

Instant Pot Chicken Pad Thai

Classic Thai recipe you can make easily and serve with crushed peanuts and line just like in a street restaurant in Bangkok.

You can make with shrimp or tofu as well.

34. Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

All you need is meatballs, spaghetti and tomato sauce. Kid-friendly recipe you can make with homemade or frozen meatballs.

35. Instant Pot Portobello Pot Roast

Instant Pot Portobello Pot Roast

Have a vegan guest? Make this vegetarian mushroom pot roast and serve with jasmine rice.

36. Instant Pot Refried Beans

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Healthy recipe you can use as tortilla filling, side dish with beef steak or even eat as is for a light breakfast.

37. Instant Pot Gluten Free Bread

Instant Pot Gluten Free Bread

A real bread in the Instant Pot? It's easy with Corrie Cooks. We have step-by-step images and a video guide especially for you.

38. Instant Pot Green Beans

Instant Pot Green Beans

Colorful side dish you can have for Thanksgiving or anytime you like. Healthy, vegetarian and gluten-free.

39. Instant Pot Hummus

Hummus dip in brown bowl topped with paprika

Vegan and healthy dip you can serve with nachos or pita bread. Use dried or canned garbanzo beans and don't forget to add tahini.

40. Instant Pot Egg Bites

Instant Pot Egg Bites

Diversify your breakfast with this super easy recipe.

Feel free to upgrade and add mushrooms, spinach, zucchini, parmesan, bacon, tomatoes and basically anything you like πŸ™‚

41. Instant Pot Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Instant Pot Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Moist cake topped with caramelized brown sugar, butter, cherries and pineapple. Have a piece of this cake after a long day is one of the best things you can do in life πŸ™‚

Looking for more? No problem! We have plenty of recipes below.

What Is the Best Thing to Cook in an Instant Pot?

Hard question :] There are sooo many recipes that choosing the best one is impossible. Moreover,  it depends on what you are looking for. But don't worry, it's really easy to find recipes on Corrie Cooks. Just choose your favorite category to find delicious ideas for Instant Pot recipes:

As you can see, You can make a whole range of pressure cooking recipes and meals in your Instant Pot, some of which may surprise you. Here are some ideas of specific recipes:

Beginners Scrambled Eggs Brussels Sprouts Hard boiled eggs Chickpeas Corn On The Cob
Healthy Carrots Lentils Ramen Butternut Squash Egg Roll In A Bowl
Meat Beef Steak Brats Lamb Chops Pork Stew London Broil
Soup Vegetable Soup Baked Potato Soup Pumpkin Soup Taco Soup French Onion Soup
Pasta Mac and Cheese Lasagna Stuffed Shells Spaghetti Bolognese Chicken Alfredo
Carbs Brown Rice Quinoa Farro Red Potatoes Israeli Couscous
Vegetarian Pumpkin Puree Hummus Boiled Peanuts Black Beans Steamed Dumplings
Air Fryer Lid French Fries Crispy Chicken Wings Banana chips Chicken Nuggets Chicken Leg Quarters

Just use the search box above to find your favorite recipe πŸ™‚

I’ve cooked all the recipes on this list at least once. Most of them I've cooked many times and some are dinner time staples in my house.

All of these Instant Pot recipes are suitable for any occasion. Whether you’re cooking for one, the kids, date night or game day, meal prepping or catering for a big family celebration, these recipes are sure to be a super quick fix and a definite crowd-pleaser.

Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowl

I got an Instant Pot for Christmas and I'm afraid to open the box.

First of all, you are not alone. According to our research, almost 70% of the users were afraid of the Instant Pot before their first usage in some regard.

I've been there too - don't worry, I'm here to help you πŸ™‚ First of all - What Is an Instant Pot anyway?

An Instant Pot is a brand of electric pressure cooker or multi-cooker. It has multiple functions that allow you to prepare a wide range of recipes and meals.

It works at extremely high heat and forms a tight seal when cooking. This creates immense pressure inside the pot and enables the food within to cook at a much quicker rate than regular stovetop cooking.

Instant Pots perform best when preparing “longer cooking” items such as rice, legumes, and thick cuts of meat. All the same, they can cook just about anything: yogurt, oatmeal, cakes, stews, and more!

The Instant Pot acts as a slow cooker, rice cooker and pressure cooker, and can also transform into an air fryer if you have the right accessory. You can use them to fry, sauté, steam, and sterilize.

If you are into a special diet, the Instant Pot is super useful, since you can make steamed vegetables, perfectly tender chicken breast, oil-free jasmine rice and many more healthy Instant Pot recipes.

Now that you know the Instant Pot much better, you can open the box, do the Instant Pot water test and check these easy Instant Pot recipes I made especially for you.

How do I use my Instant Pot?

If you are a beginner, you probably got confused with all the buttons on the Instant Pot. It looks so intimidating and you think that if you press the wrong button, you will ruing your special dinner. Well, I have a great tip for you:

Forget about all the buttons and focus only on the most used ones: Pressure Cook, Cancel, Saute and + - .  That's all :]

Some models have a "manual" button instead of "pressure cook". They are exactly the same.

After a while, you may want to use the slow cooker setting or change the pressure level.

But for now, focus only on the buttons above. It's enough to make 99% of the best Instant Pot recipes on Corrie Cooks.

Can I use frozen meat for these Instant Pot recipes?

Yes, you can! Cooking frozen meat in your Instant Pot is just as simple as cooking fresh meat. In many of my Instant Pot beef recipes I'm using a frozen meat.

To do so, you just need to add a few more minutes of cooking time to the original recipe. For example, it takes 25 minutes to cook a cornish hen. To cook a frozen Cornish hen, add on an extra 5 minutes for a total cook time of 30 minutes. In fact, one of the most popular Instant Pot chicken recipes on Corrie Cooks, is the Instant Pot Frozen Chicken.

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

What Should You Not Cook in an Instant Pot?

Although Instant Pot pressure cookers are fantastically versatile and allow you to cook so many different meals and recipes, there are a few recipes that you should avoid cooking.

Crispy food
Crunchy snake is not something you’re going to achieve with your Instant Pot. Recipes like fried chicken or fries aren’t going to give you the satisfying crunch you’re looking for if you use Instant Pot.

If you purchase an Instant Pot air fryer accessory, you can get that gorgeous crispy coating in an instant, without using as much oil.  The most popular products for frying food using your pot are Mealthy CrispLid and Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid.

If you do have one, we have made 30 Instant Pot Air Fryer recipes especially for you πŸ™‚

Alternatively, if you’re cooking an Instant Pot chicken recipe like a whole chicken (yes, it's possible), you can put it under the broiler once it’s done pressure cooking to give the skin a quick crisp.

Instant Pot Crispy Chicken Wings

Dairy-based meals
Also not always the best idea. As Instant Pot cooks under such high heat and pressure, dairy products like milk and sour cream may curdle, whether you use the pressure cook or slow cook setting.

So what should you do? Just add dairy ingredients to your Instant Pot recipes after the cooking time is up.  You can also make specially designed Instant Pot dairy recipes you can find on Corrie Cooks, like Instant Pot yogurt, Instant Pot mac and cheese or Instant Pot cheesecake.

Steaks and burgers
Yes, it's possible to make Instant Pot beef steak or Instant Pot pork chops, but to be honest the grilled version is slightly better. Don't tell anyone, but sometime I do make burgers in my Instant Pot in order to save time...

Can I use other pressure cookers to make these recipes?

Yes you can! These easy Instant Pot recipes are suitable for any pressure cooker out there including Ninja Foodi, Crock-pot, Mealthy MultiPot and Power Pressure Cooker XL.

I make most of the recipes in my Instant Pot Duo 6-quart, so if your Pot size is different, you may need to make small adjustments to get a perfect result.

orange chicken, beef and broccoli, chocolate cake, pasta, rice and many final dishes ready to be served

1001 Instant Pot Recipes

Looking for quick and delicious meal ideas? Whether you're in the mood for beef, chicken, rice, or pasta, we've got you covered. Over 1001 Easy Instant Pot recipes you can make today.
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipe, instant pot, instant pot chicken, instant pot recipes, pressure cooker, recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


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1001 Instant Pot Recipes

30 thoughts on “1001 Instant Pot Recipes

  1. 5 stars
    I have an 8qt with the air fryer lid and I'm always looking for hearty chili recipes. I quickly scanned the list, (no, not all 1000 TBH) but I will look if you say there are some chili recipes. Thxs in advance.

  2. Would you recommend the name of the instant pot you use. I've never tried one, but I am very interested after seeing your recipes. Thanks

  3. Hi Corrie,
    I just came upon your site. The recipes look amazing and I can't wait to try them. I have been cooking with an Instant Pot but am finding that even though I follow the instructions in the recipes, my meat is tough. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for your help. Linda

  4. 5 stars
    i am a beginner i am learning what you can fix in a instant pot. i am lookinbg for recpices . can i fix BBQ with grape jelly and baby winners and meatball in my instant pot

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