23 Instant Pot Side Dishes that Steal the Show

Your Instant Pot is fab at whipping up chicken, taco filling and meatballs galore. You can even use it to make dessert. So here’s a brilliant idea: make your entire meal in the gadget, including the side dishes. Here, 23 impressive sides that’ll totally steal the show (and convince you that the Instant Pot deserves a permanent place on your kitchen counter).

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Two Peas & Their Pod

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice

Taco night, we hear you calling.

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Instant Pot Corn On The Cob With Cajun Butter And Lime

We’re never boiling it again.

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365 Days of Crockpot

Instant Pot Broccoli Mac And Cheese

The fastest way to get your kids to eat their veggies.

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Cooking with Curls

Instant Pot Steamed Asparagus

Psst: It’s OK to use a steaming basket in the Instant Pot.

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Joanie Simon

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes

Just as rich and creamy as the ones you make the hard way.

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Yummy Mummy Kitchen

Instant Pot Risotto With Peas And Artichokes

Pretty much the opposite of standing over the stove for hours.

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Simply Happy Foodie

Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

No need to soak them first.

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Every Day Maven

Instant Pot Hummus

So brilliant, we want to jump for joy (then make it three times).

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A Pinch of Yum

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

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Clean Eats and Treats

Instant Pot Quinoa

Sometimes, simple is best.

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Instant Pot

Brussels Sprouts With Balsamic And Bacon

Bring on the crispy perfection.

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Living Locurto

Instant Pot Baked Potato Soup

Pretty much the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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Full of Plants

Instant Pot Cauliflower Tikka Masala

We always have room on the table for our favorite veggie.

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Instant Pot Vegetables En Papillote

Soo fancy.

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Platings and Parings

Instant Pot Split Pea Dal

Quick pickled onion takes this veggie side over the top.

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Center Cut Cook

Instant Pot Easy Mac And Cheese

We can find room in our hearts (and our stomachs) for a second mac and cheese recipe.

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Little Spice Jar

20 Minute Garlic Herb Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

It’s easy to double or triple the batch for parties.

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Instant Pot Eats

10-minute Zucchini Noodles With Garlic, Lemon & Parmesan


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The Typical Mom

Instant Pot Grits

May we suggest pairing this dish with grilled shrimp?

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Nom Nom Paleo

Instant Pot Beets

Finally, an easy way to prepare them.

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Running to the Kitchen

Instant Pot Tomato White Beans

Bonus points if you serve it over fresh sourdough toast.

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Heather Likes Food

Instant Pot Broccoli And Four Cheese Soup

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A Pinch of Healthy

Sweet Potatoes In The Instant Pot

Best of all, you only need two ingredients.

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?