The 25 Fastest Instant Pot Recipes in the Universe

fastest instant pot tikka masala recipe
Savory Tooth

If you’re on the fence about the Instant Pot (aka the kitchen gadget du jour), consider this: You could have a flavorful, filling meal on your table in less time than it takes to pick up takeout. Need proof? Here are 25 easy and incredibly fast Instant Pot recipes, almost all clocking in at 30 minutes or less. Start your timers.

fastest instant pot chicken pho recipe
Platings and Pairings


Instant Pot Chicken Pho (40 mins)

Pho in 40 minutes is kind of a miracle, really.

fastest instant pot butternut squash risotto recipe
Garden in the Kitchen


Butternut Squash Farro Risotto (30 mins)

You don’t even have to stir it.

fastest instant pot tikka masala recipe
Savory Tooth


Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala (20 mins)

Tastes like you were cooking for hours.

fastest instant pot ground pork pasta recipe
Sidewalk Shoes


Instant Pot Ground Pork and Pasta (10 mins)

Who has time to watch water boil?

fastest instant pot chicken enchilladas recipe
No. 2 Pencil


Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas (40 mins)

All you have to do is assemble.

fastest instant pot spicy pineapple chicken tacos recipe
Half Baked Harvest


Instant Pot Spicy Pineapple Chicken Tacos (30 mins)

Healthy, delicious and you don’t have to lift a finger.

fastest instant pot macaroni and cheese recipe


Instant Pot Easy Mac and Cheese (10 mins)

Faster than the blue box in your pantry.

fastest instant pot soy free salmon recipe
Garden in the Kitchen


Instant Pot Soy-Free Asian Salmon (7 mins)

Diet-friendly doesn’t have to mean difficult.

fastest instant pot corn chowder recipe
Crunchy Creamy Sweet


Instant Pot Corn Chowder with Bacon (21 mins)

Heavy on flavor, low on effort.

fastest instant pot teriyaki turkey meatballs recipe
Mommy’s Home Cooking


Instant Pot Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs (15 mins)

Perfect for busy weeknight dinners.

fastest instant pot butternut squash soup recipe
Gimme Some Oven


Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup (28 mins)

With apple and sage for extra (delicious) flavor.

fastest instant pot potato ham soup recipe
Simply Happy Foodie


Instant Pot Potato Ham Soup (30 mins)

Garnish with lots of cheese and sour cream.

fastest instant pot mexican stuffed sweet potatoes recipe
40 Aprons


Instant Pot Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (40 mins)

Paleo and Whole30. You’re welcome.

fastest instant pot pasta e fagioli recipe
Crème de la Crumb


Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup (30 mins)

Half an hour and you’re on your way to Italy.

fastest instant pot salsa chicken recipe
Dash of Herbs


Instant Pot Salsa Chicken (30 mins)

Jarred salsa makes this one ridiculously easy.

fastest instant pot vegan quinoa burrito bowls recipe


Instant Pot Vegan Quinoa Burrito Bowls (25 mins)

Quinoa has never tasted better.

fastest instant pot penne with sausage tomato cream sauce recipe
Paint the Kitchen Red


Penne with Sausage in Tomato Cream Sauce (30 mins)

All you need now is a glass of wine.

fastest instant pot broccoli cheese soup recipe
Heather Likes Food


Instant Pot Broccoli and Four Cheese Soup (20 mins)

You had us at “four cheese.” (Oh, and “20 minutes.”)

fastest instant pot orange chicken recipe
A Fork’s Tale


Instant Pot Orange Chicken (15 mins)

Salty, sweet and way faster than takeout.

fastest instant pot seafood gumbo recipe
The Movement Menu


Instant Pot Seafood Gumbo (30 mins)

Oh hi, omega-3s.

fastest instant pot chili garlic noodles recipe
Pinch of Yum


Chili Garlic Instant Pot Noodles (10 mins)

The only thing that takes less time is eating it.

fastest instant pot chili recipe
Recipes From a Pantry


Instant Pot Chili (25 mins)

Tell everyone you spent *all day* cooking.

fastest instant pot chicken cacciotore recipe
Skinny Taste


Chicken Cacciatore (30 mins)

Perfect on top of spaghetti squash.

fastest instant pot minestrone soup recipe
Life Made Sweeter


Instant Pot Minestrone Soup (25 mins)

Mix it up with any veggies you have on hand.

fastest instant pot salmon with chili lime sauce recipe
Savory Tooth


Instant Pot Salmon with Chili-Lime Sauce (15 mins)

Better than at any restaurant.

Katherine Gillen

Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...
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