Yesss, These 17 Instant Pot Dinners Are 500 Calories or Less

The best part about an Instant Pot? It’ll have a gorgeous meal on the table before anyone has time to ask you what’s for dinner. But even though our favorite new kitchen gadget makes a mean mac and cheese and a killer corn chowder, sometimes you’re looking for something a bit lighter. Here are 17 equally delicious Instant Pot recipes, all clocking in at 500 calories or less.

Skinny Taste


Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro Lime Quinoa

Extra avocado and all of the corn, for just 400 calories.

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Little Spice Jar


Instant Pot Easy Detoxing Black Bean Soup

The best part? Its flavors improve when you prep it ahead or freeze it.

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Well Plated


Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Humble, unconditional love in a bowl.

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Eat Yourself Skinny


Instant Pot Beef and Tomato Stew

Did we mention it’s gluten- and dairy-free?

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Chelsea’s Messy Apron


Instant Pot Mexican Tortilla Soup

Add this to your weekly rotation.

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Pinch of Yum


Chili Garlic Instant Pot Noodles

Does that look like 286 calories to you? (Great news: It is.)

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Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

It’s sweet. It’s savory. It’s tender. What more could you ask for?

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Sweet Peas and Saffron


Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken Breast

Get in on this sweet meal prep. Plus, 219 calories a serving.

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Jo Cooks


Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

These bowls of goodness don’t skimp on flavor.

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Fresh Fit Kitchen


Lighter Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Guilt-free, thanks to 2 percent milk instead of heavy cream.

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Food Faith Fitness


Cajun Instant Pot Chili

Juicy Andouille sausage, ground chicken and shrimp clock in at just 344 calories.

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Delicious Meets Healthy


Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana

Take a quick trip to the Italian countryside.

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Skinny Ms.


Instant Pot Shrimp and Grits

The creamiest comfort food in the universe is just 299 calories.

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Café Delites


Slow-Cooked Balsamic Pot Roast

Bonus: You can make it in your slow cooker or oven, too.

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A Nutritionist Eats


Instant Pot Curried Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

It’s ready in just ten minutes.

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The Seasoned Mom


Mexican Instant Pot Chicken

High-protein, low-cal and just five ingredients. Win-win-win.

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Cookin Canuck


Instant Pot Lentil Dal

Make a big batch and enjoy this 177-calorie beauty all week long.

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