16 Instant Pot Recipes

If you’re in possession of an Instant Pot, then we probably don’t need to tell you how useful it is. Here, some of our most popular recipes that will put your multi-cooker to use.

A large measuring cup of slow cooker chicken stock on a wooden table with a ladle on the side.
Slow cooker chicken stock or broth is gloriously easy. Just toss raw chicken parts or carcasses in a slow cooker with vegetables, water, and herbs in the proper proportions, walk away, and come back later to a rich, deep, concentrated, out-of-this-world, paleo-friendly stock.
Three white bowls of pork and pinto beans chili on a metal tray with cornbread in a skillet
This pressure cooker pork and pinto bean chili, which can also be made in an Instant Pot, is filled with smoky, fall-apart pork shoulder, creamy pinto beans, and slightly spicy poblano chile peppers. Pretty magnificent with cornbread though not shabby on its own.
A slab of glazed pressure cooker ribs with a knife cutting between two ribs
These pressure cooker ribs, which are easy and ideal for the Instant Pot, are finished in the oven with a brown sugar and Dijon glaze. It's a super-fast method for knee-wobbling, lip-smacking, fall-off-the-bone tenderness.
Two bowls of Instant Pot chicken gumbo in a metal tray with spoons, some cubes of bread, and chopped parsley sprinkled on top.
This Instant Pot chicken gumbo is a comforting one-pot meal made with chicken thighs, andouille sausage, peppers, tomatoes, and a truly Creole blend of spices. It can also be made in the slow cooker.
An almost empty jar of slow cooker apple butter with a spoon resting on the jar and smear of the apple butter beside it.
This slow cooker apple butter is easy yet tastes traditional. It’s made with just apples, spice, sugar, cider, and vanilla and comes together with barely any more effort than peeling apples. Say so long to store-bought apple butter.
Pressure cooker Vietnamese caramel salmon, sliced green onion, and soy sauce on a white plate.
Whether you use an Instant Pot or your old stove top mode pressure cooker, you won’t regret making this Vietnamese caramel salmon. It comes together in minutes–minutes!–and is rich with Asian flavors.
Three slow cooker French dip sandwiches on a cutting board
These tender slow cooker French dips are so simple to make that you'll be having them every week. Flank steak is so underrated but this recipe will show you just how incredible it is. And don't forget the pickled onions!
A ladle of braised cranberry beans with chorizo being held above a bowl.
These braised cranberry beans with chorizo are a comforting one-pot meal that can be made in your Instant Pot.
A spice-rubbed whole Instant Pot rotisserie-style chicken on a sheet of parchment paper on a wooden board.
Can you roast a whole chicken in an Instant Pot? Absolutely. Is it “technically” roasted? No. Is it juicy, tender, delicious, easy, and fast as any rotisserie chicken? Yes!
Slow Cooker Shredded Pork
This easy recipe for slow cooker pulled pork makes plenty of delicious, tender pork for topping tostadas, filling tacos, or piling onto a bun.
A bowl of pressure cooker mussels with saffron sprinkled with chopped parsley and in a yellow broth set in another bowl on top of a napkin
These pressure cooker mussels with saffron and creamy white wine sauce can easily be enjoyed on a weeknight, thanks to you pressure cooker or Instant Pot.
A bowl of Instant Pot lentil soup, with a person cutting a slice of artisan bread in the background.
This Instant Pot lentil soup transforms everyday pantry ingredients, including French lentils, carrots, onion, celery, potatoes, tomatoes, and vegetable broth, into a satiating vegetarian meal.
Two white bowls filled with porridge; one topped with blueberries and the other with figs and almonds.
Brown rice and quinoa porridge. It may sound rather frighteningly hippie. We understand. Rest assured, it’s actually a lovely oatmeal alternative that works magnificently with your most tried-and-true hot cereal stir-ins and sprinkle-ons.
Two bowls of homemade cream of mushroom soup on a wooden table.
This homemade cream of mushroom soup is easy to make in the pressure cooker or Instant Pot, with mushrooms, onion, garlic, and plant-based milk So long, canned soup.
A large dish of pressure cooker bittersweet chocolate pudding, some of it scooped out into a smaller dish.
This pressure cooker bittersweet chocolate pudding, made with cream, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and chocolate, is intensely rich and fudgy in the best possible way. Need we say more?


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