The name isn’t pretty, but “dump dinners” are kind of genius—just dump everything into a pot and go about your business until dinner is done. But now, the Instant Pot is making things even easier. Presenting our 15 favorite recipes for lightning-fast weeknight meals. 

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Chili Garlic Instant Pot Noodles

Don’t even think about takeout. These noodles are even faster, easier and tastier.

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Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Bonus: This recipe works even if you forgot to defrost the chicken breasts. Throw it right from the freezer into the pot.

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Instant Pot 20-Minute Chicken Burrito Bowls

Meet meal-prep magic. We love to make a big batch on Sunday and take them for lunches all week long.

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Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki

Serve over steamed brown rice (or eat it straight from the pot, no judgement).

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Vegetarian Portobello Pot Roast

Why should meat eaters have all the fun? This recipe has all the savory goodness of a pot roast, with plenty of extra umami from the mushrooms. (Yum.)

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Instant-Pot Spicy Pineapple Chicken Tacos

All of our Taco Tuesday dreams just came true. Make extra pineapple salsa and serve it on a salad or with tortilla chips.

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Instant-Pot Asian Noodle Bowls

Made with brown rice noodles and plenty of fresh veggies, this nutritious weeknight meal is about to become a new standby.

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Instant Pot Minestrone

On a rainy day, there’s nothing better than this comforting, belly-warming bowl. Dump in a pile of veggies with tomato sauce, beans, bulgur, parsley, garlic, smoked paprika and Parmesan (yum).

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Classic Chicken Soup

We recommend making a pot of this as soon as you start to feel the sniffles coming on. It’s easy and quick enough to make when you’re under the weather, and a steaming bowl will chase the germs away.

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Instant Pot Chickpea Curry

Tip: Assemble all of the ingredients and freeze ahead of time. When you get home after a long day, you’ll have a quick meal at the ready.

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Instant Pot Fettucine Alfredo

A restaurant-quality dish with five ingredients, and it’s ready in only 15 minutes. Sign us up.

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Instant-Pot Mediterranean Rosemary Salmon

Easy and healthy? We call that a major weeknight win. (Use frozen, wild-caught salmon to keep it extra convenient and nutritious.)

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Instant Pot Southern Macaroni and Cheese

Honestly, this is easier than the stuff in the blue box. And about a thousand times tastier.

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Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

We love that everything cooks together in one pot. (Feel free to leave out the sauté step for a true dump dinner.)

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Instant Pot Honey Chipotle Chicken

A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Just the way we like it.

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