17 Quick and Easy Instant Pot Dinners You Need to Try

The best kitchen investment we’ve made since, well, ever? The Instant Pot. It transforms all of our time-consuming, overly complicated recipes into effortless one-pot meals. (Total magic.) So sit back, relax and let the Instant Pot cook dinner for you tonight with these 17 quick and easy recipes.

15 Dump Dinner Recipes to Make in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Vegan Farro Risotto

Standing over the stove for hours, stirring a pot? No, thanks. And trust us: This is one of those dishes that make you scratch your head and ask, “Is this really vegan?”

Instant Pot Asian Steak Lettuce Wraps

Whipping up flank steak takes just minutes in an Instant Pot. And best of all, you can add any toppings your heart desires.

Instant Pot Chipotle Peach Barbecue Ribs

These barbecue pork ribs are seasoned with chipotle chili and drizzled with peach sauce—yum. Bookmark this recipe for a warm, summer day.

Instant Pot Cacio E Pepe With Crispy Garlic Basil Chickpeas

Pantry staples like boxed pasta, canned chickpeas and grated Parmesan take on new life in this 15-minute dinner. Plus, it’ll feed the whole crew (up to eight people).

Instant Pot Asian Noodle Bowl

“Dump and set” has become your new motto with the Instant Pot, and this noodle bowl is no exception. Toss together chicken, rice noodles and carrots for a quick dinner that’s better—and faster—than ordering takeout.

Instant Pot Green Beans And Potatoes

It’d be a shame to relegate this potato, bacon and green bean mix to side-dish status. Serve it as your main, paired with a hearty salad and a bottle of wine.

Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken

Total cooking time: 21 minutes. A tangy, satisfying chicken dinner doesn’t get quicker or easier than this.

Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken

Why buy a pre-made chicken when you can make your own in the Instant Pot? It’s so much easier than it looks. (Plus, you can use leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch.)

Beef Barbacoa

The old you wouldn’t dare to attempt barbacoa. But the new you is armed with the Instant Pot, and you can whip it up in under an hour.

Loaded Chicken Pho

Just load everything, from chicken broth to cilantro, into the Instant Pot, and ta-da: dinner. (Thanks for dinner, Coterie member Gaby Dalkin.)

Instant Pot Beef Ragu

This tomato and beef ragu is fabulous on everything from pappardelle pasta to zucchini noodles. Pick your poison.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Shake things up on Taco Tuesday. (Don’t forget the absolutely mandatory tortilla strips on top.)

Instant Pot Lemon Vegetable Risotto

Risotto in 15 minutes? We didn’t think it was possible. But whoa, it is, and it’s lemony and delicious.

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

We’ll see you your Chinese takeout and raise you this chicken dinner for four. It’s ready in 30 minutes and can be made gluten-free if you serve it over cauliflower rice.

Instant Pot Roast

Remember Mom’s pot roast? You know, the recipe she’d spent six hours cooking? Welp, now it doesn’t have to take all day.

Mexican Rice Casserole

Celebrate Meatless Monday with a veggie- and rice-filled casserole. It’s topped with avocado and served with tortilla chips—for dipping, of course.

Instant Pot Smothered Bbq Beef Burritos

It’s like a beef burrito and a cheesy enchilada had an extremely delicious baby.


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