75+ Best Instant Pot Recipes for Dinner, Dessert & More (2024)

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Our readers labeled the Instant Pot as their favorite slow cooker, and Kitchn reviewed (and loved) it a several years ago. Now that we’ve established our fandom, it’s time to find even more delicious recipes that make the most of this totally helpful appliance. A love as big as this deserves an equally long list of things to make.

As you probably already know, the Instant Pot is a seven-gadget-in-one appliance. Where the Instant Pot really stands out, however, is in its ability to be both a slow cooker and a pressure cooker. That’s why we’re focusing on those two functionalities, and sharing more than 75 of our best Instant Pot recipes for any time of day.

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Pressure Cooker Recipes

You can make any regular pressure cooker recipe in your Instant Pot by using the “manual” mode and adding 15 percent more cooking time. For example, if a recipe says it takes 10 minutes, you’ll want to cook it for 11 to 12 minutes instead. This is because most pressure cookers operate with 15 psi, but the Instant Pot operates at 11.6 psi.

Cooking Tutorials

  • How to Cook Perfect Instant Pot Quinoa
  • How to Make the Best Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
  • How To Make Butter Chicken in the Instant Pot
  • How To Make Potatoes in the Instant Pot
  • How To Make Buttery Corn on the Cob in the Instant Pot
  • How To Make Ribs in the Instant Pot
  • How to Make Tender and Juicy Instant Pot Pork Chops
  • How To Make Bone Broth in the Instant Pot
  • How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in an Instant Pot
  • How To Cook Rice in the Electric Pressure Cooker
  • How To Make Steel-Cut Oatmeal in the Pressure Cooker
  • How To Make Easy Risotto in the Instant Pot
  • How To Cook Beans in an Electric Pressure Cooker
  • How To Cook Lentils in the Electric Pressure Cooker
  • How To Make Chicken Stock in an Electric Pressure Cooker
  • How To Cook Eggs in an Electric Pressure Cooker
  • How To Make Instant Pot Chili
  • How To Make Chicken Tikka Masala in the Electric Pressure Cooker
  • How To Cook Potatoes in the Electric Pressure Cooker
  • How To Make the Best Instant Pot Hummus
  • How To Cook Chicken Breast in the Instant Pot
  • How To Make Instant Pot Vanilla Extract
  • How to Make Spaghetti in the Instant Pot
  • How to Make Instant Pot Yogurt
  • How to Make Instant Pot Cheesecake

Everyday Recipes

  • Sweet and Tangy Meatballs
  • Instant Pot Barbacoa
  • Instant Pot Whole Chicken with Mushroom Sauce
  • Instant Pot Weeknight Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls
  • Instant Pot Turkey Chili
  • Instant Pot Kacchi Lamb Dum Biryani
  • Kerala Coconut Chicken Curry
  • Pressure-Cooker Hawaiian Kalua Pig
  • Potato Risotto
  • Sweet and Spicy Braised Cabbage
  • 30-Minute Cacciatore Chicken
  • Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
  • Pressure Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches
  • Freezer-to-Pressure-Cooker Chicken Curry
  • Pressure-Cooker Meatloaf
  • Beef and Porcini Mushroom Stew
  • Pressure-Cooker Rice Pudding
  • Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese
  • Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo
  • Instant Pot Baked Ziti
  • Instant Pot Butter Bath Corn
  • Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
  • 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Potato Salad
  • Instant Pot Mexican Rice
  • Instant Pot Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Recipes

The default slow cooker time is four hours for the Instant Pot. Make sure to adjust time and temperature (low, medium, high) before starting. Remember to adjust the steam release handle to “venting” when using your Instant Pot as a slow cooker.

Cooking Tutorials

  • How To Make Easy Shredded Chicken in the Slow Cooker
  • How To Make Applesauce in the Slow Cooker
  • How To Bake a Potato in the Slow Cooker
  • How To Make Creamed Corn in the Slow Cooker
  • How To Make Meatballs in the Slow Cooker
  • How To Make Chicken Stock in the Slow Cooker
  • How To Cook Beans in the Slow Cooker
  • How To Make Caramelized Onions in a Slow Cooker
  • How To Cook Salmon in the Slow Cooker

Soups

  • Slow-Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
  • Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Split Pea Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
  • Slow-Cooker Hearty Chicken Minestrone
  • How To Make French Onion Soup in the Slow Cooker
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
  • Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Meaty Mains

  • Slow-Cooker Barbacoa Beef
  • Slow-Cooked Brisket and Onions
  • Slow-Cooker Korean Short Ribs
  • Slow-Cooker Pork Carnitas
  • Slow-Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
  • How To Cook a Whole Chicken in Coconut Milk in the Slow Cooker

Everyday Dinners

  • Slow-Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls
  • Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce
  • Slow-Cooker Ratatouille
  • Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos
  • Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Slow-Cooker Lemon Dal
  • 10-Hour Slow-Cooker Chana Masala

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