Are you looking for Easy Instant Pot Recipes for your Electric Pressure Cooker? This list of Easy Instant Pot Recipes is full of our go-to electric pressure cooker recipes for main dishes, sides, soups and much, much more!
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What is an Instant Pot?
We are big fans of the Instant Pot and other electric pressure cookers, namely- Crock Pot’s Multi-Use Express and Farberware’s Digital Pressure Cooker, and have been cooking with them here on RTC for quite some time. We are often asked what is an Instant Pot? “Instant Pot” is a brand of electric pressure cooker, but many use the term broadly to refer to all electric pressure cookers. While the buttons on different electric pressure cookers can be slightly different, once you get to know your machine (regardless of brand) you can use most any instant pot or electric pressure cooker recipes online in your unit.
Instant Pot vs Crock Pot
So does having an electric pressure cooker mean you should get rid of your slow cooker? Goodness, no! An electric pressure cooker is a great appliance to have on hand to compliment your slow cooker, but never replace ;). As many of you know, here on RTC we aren’t fans of the slow cooker feature on electric pressure cookers. So we use slow cookers to cook slow and electric pressure cookers to cook fast.
We have spent months converting many of our favorite crock pot recipes to instant pot recipes to allow for flexibility in our kitchen and yours. While you can find our whole library of electric pressure cooker recipes here, today I wanted to do something a little bit different.
Easy Instant Pot Recipes
While instant pots offer tons of flexibility to the kitchen they can be a little overwhelming. So today, I wanted to share some of my favorite Easy Instant Pot Recipes from my kitchen AND my blogging friends to help you find simple ways to get food on the table– which is the whole point after all, isn’t it ;).
Make-Ahead Staples for the Instant Pot
Electric pressure cookers can make whole meals, mains, sides, soups and desserts, however, one of it’s strengths is to help you make meal time easier by cooking up staples in bulk to have on hand throughout the week. Here are some of our favorites.
- Electric Pressure Cooker Taco Beef from These Old Cookbooks
- Freezer Meal Instant Pot Shredded Chicken from The Farmwife Feeds
- Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
- Instant Pot Hot Dogs in Bulk
Electric Pressure Cooker Soups
An instant pot really shows its strength when it can produce that “cooked all day” flavor in your favorite soup. These electric pressure cooker soups are quick and easy to make for a yummy family dinner.
- Instant Pot Beef Vegetable Stew from Chasing Saturdays
- Pressure Cooker Potato Soup from These Old Cookbooks
- Instant Pot Chugwater Chili from Chasing Saturdays
- Instant Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup
- Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana Soup
Great Main Dish Instant Pot Recipes
By far, I use my instant pot to make main dish recipes when I want something delicious for dinner fast! Here are some of our favorite go-to main dish recipes.
Beef Instant Pot Recipes
- Instant Pot Butter Beef from Beyer Beware
- Tavern Sandwiches from The Farmwife Cooks
- Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage from The Backroad Life
- Electric Pressure Cooker Mississippi Beef Roast
- Electric Pressure Cooker Spaghetti with Homemade Meatballs
- Electric Pressure Cooker Beef and Noodles
- Perfect Instant Pot Roast with Veggies
Chicken Recipes for the Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings from My Fearless Kitchen
- Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore from The Farmwife Cooks
- Instant Pot Chicken Tzatziki Bowls from Fencerow to Fencerow
- Instant Pot Buffalo Wings from Beyer Beware
- Instant Pot Chicken Legs
- Electric Pressure Cooker Mississippi Chicken
- Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas
Side Dish Recipes for Electric Pressure Cookers
Don’t forget your sides when it comes to electric pressure cookers! You can make some pretty impressive side dishes in your instant pot.
- Instant Pot Macaroni & Cheese from Chasing Saturdays
- Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Potatoes from Chasing Saturdays
- Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
- Electric Pressure Cooker Sweet Potatoes
Do YOU have a favorite Instant Pot recipe OR a recipe you would like to see converted to an easy Instant Pot Recipe?