This list of Instant Pot dinner recipes has a little bit of everything, whether you like Mexican, Southern comfort food, or BBQ. With these 15 recipes, dinner will be ready and on the table with very little work!
My Instant Pot love runs deep. I admit that at first, I was skeptic. It took me forever to even purchase one. I thought it was all hype and a phase that would fade.
And as we all know, the opposite is true. It’s amazing and it makes life so much dang easier.
Whether you’re a complete Instant Pot newb or a seasoned pro, this round-up is one of the most useful list of recipes around. It’s so nice to just toss one into the Instant Pot and come back to a full meal, with very little work.
This list of Instant Pot dinner recipes has a little bit of everything. Whether you like Mexican, Southern comfort food, or BBQ, it’s got an option to suit your dinner desires. I have included recipes that I have personally tried and recipes that I haven’t tried but would love to give a shot. Either way, they all look seriously delicious. Let’s dig in.
15 Delicious and Easy Instant Pot Dinner Recipes
1. Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp Scampi is a classic dish that’s sure to please any seafood lover, and this Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi recipe takes just minutes to make.
2. Paleo Instant Pot Butter Chicken
If you’ve never had butter chicken, you’re missing out on one of the most delicious dishes there is. This paleo version is Whole30 and keto-friendly and takes a total of 15 minutes thanks to the trusty Instant Pot.
3. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas
Turn your taco Tuesday into an Instant Pot Mexican night and make this delicious version of creamy, kicked up enchiladas.
4. Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs
Short ribs aren’t the easiest dish to prepare usually—but, they are in the Instant Pot! Fall off the bone deliciousness is ready in just 40 minutes and perfect every single time with this recipe.
5. Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
This Mac and Cheese requires no standing over the stove or stirring, just throw it in the Instant Pot and let it do its thing. In just 4 minutes—yes, 4!—you can have creamy, gooey Mac and Cheese.
6. Cajun Rice with Chicken and Sausage
If you’re looking for a slightly spicy spin on your weeknight chicken dish, look no further. This Cajun-inspired dish will have you hooked with the first bite.
via Mom’s Dinner
7. Instant Pot Bolognese
This is one of the easiest and most delicious Instant Pot dinner recipes you’ll ever make. This rich bolognese sauce tastes like it was slow-simmered all day. But in reality, it’ll be ready and on the table in under an hour.
via Striped Spatula
8. Instant Pot Bangers and Mash
If you don’t know what bangers and mash are, it’s basically sausage and mashed potatoes, English pub style. You’ll definitely want to try this recipe, which features a rich onion gravy and is made in just 30 minutes.
via Yay for Food
9. BBQ Pulled Pork
Pulled pork is a favorite recipe in our house, but it can take forever. The Instant Pot makes pulled pork so much easier, and this tangy homemade BBQ sauce is a winner, too.
via My Kitchen Love
10. Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy
Pork chops and gravy is a classic dinner option that tastes even better when it takes a fraction of the effort. Thanks, Instant Pot!
11. Spatchcock Chicken
Have you ever tried to cook an entire chicken before? It feels like a smaller rendition of Thanksgiving, which is so much work. Try it out in the Instant Pot instead with this Spatchcock Chicken with Mustard Crust.
12. Hamburger Macaroni
Kids love Hamburger Macaroni whether it’s boxed or homemade. Since homemade now takes just as little effort as opening the box thanks to the Instant Pot, we’re going with homemade.
13. Beef Bourguignon
Usually this takes hours to prepare, but not in the Instant Pot. In only 30 minutes, you can have a dinner on the table that Julia Child would be proud of with this Beef Bourguignon.
via The View from Great Island
14. Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls
The only thing better than a burrito is a burrito you don’t have to assemble. These Chicken Burrito Bowls hit the spot and come together in 20 minutes. All of the components—chicken, beans, spices, and even the rice—cook together right in the Instant Pot.
via Damn Delicious
15. Portobello Pot Roast
Pot roast is one of my favorite Instant Pot dinner recipes and this version is completely vegetarian. Hearty vegetables, portobello mushrooms, and potatoes marry with a rich wine-laced sauce to make a delicious, satisfying dinner in 30 minutes.
via Gimme Some Oven
And there you have it! 15 delicious Instant Pot dinner recipes, easy enough for a weeknight. Which recipe are you most excited to try first? Let us know in the comments below!
I absolutely love my Insta Pot! I will have to keep these recipes in mind when planning out our meals.
Jackkline A says
These all look so delicious! This post is just the perfect menu for the cold winter season!
These are all so good. I could use this post as a menu for the month of December.
LISA JEAN-FRANCOIS says
Thanks for sharing all of these great recipes! Who knew an instantpot was this ingenious!!??
Your instapot scrimp scampi sounds so amazing! I’ve been thinking about getting one of these and haven’t taken the leap.
Ok, yu convinced me! All these recipes look and sound delicious so I am definitely getting myself an Instant pot for Christmas!
Tonya Morris says
I don’t use my Instant Pot nearly as much as I’d like to! These recipes have me motivated to break it out this holiday season!
Jasmine Hewitt says
i’m probably the only person that still doesnt have an instant pot. but recipes like this keep pushing me to buy one
I love checking out recipe roundup posts. The buffalo chicken enchiladas sounds especially delicious and might just make it into my menu next week!
Daisy Blue says
It really looks delicious. Mac and cheese is my favourite. Thanks for giving me some ideas what to cook today! 😉
The Tale of Mummyhood says
We are huge fans of one pot dishes! These look fab 🙂
Surekha Busa says
I love everything you’ve share here with us and the most recipe that I like is the instant pot mac and cheese.
oh, my goodness! These are yummy ideas. I would love to try that butter chicken and short ribs. Thanks for sharing!
I need to get an instant pot! These all look so good! Perfect for busy weeknights.
Thank you so much, these look soooo delicious. I wanna try making the pot beef short ribs, will let you know how it goes.
Yeah Lifestyle says
I definitely need to get myself an Instant Pot – all these dishes look and sound so delicious. An Instant Pot makes them all seem so simple!
There are so many recipes to choose from and I can just pick few from here for the xmas gathering in December. The Instand pot shrimp scapi would be one of the must have!
So much delicious food on the one page! Thank you for my dinner inspiration for the week ahead! I am excited to hit the kitchen!