If you already have an Instant Pot and haven’t used it in a while because you ran out of ideas, time to bring that machine back to the forefront of your kitchen. You brought it to make your life easier, let’s start using it.
For days when you have more time and want to treat yourself like making a meal from scratch, then absolutely, we have recipes for all occasions.
For now, check out the wide variety of plant-based Instant Pot recipes for you and your family.
Table of Contents
Indispensable Instant Pot Recipes
- Instant Pot Vegetable Stock
- Failproof Instant Pot Rice
- Instant Pot Sushi Rice
- Instant Pot Coconut Jasmine Rice
- Instant Pot Lentils
- Instant Pot Spaghetti
- Instant Pot Tomato Soup
- Instant Pot Collard Greens
- Instant Pot Chana Masala
- Instant Pot Applesauce
- Instant Pot Baked Beans
- Instant Pot Smoky Kale and White Bean Soup
- Instant Pot Carrot Soup with Garlicky Greens
- Instant Pot Sweet Potato
- Instant Pot Pad Thai Stir Fry
- Instant Pot Oatmeal Porridge
- Instant Pot Hawaiian Baked Beans
- Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
- Instant Pot Khichdi with Mung Bean Sprouts
- Instant Pot Caramel Sauce
- Instant Pot Tomato Bisque from Scratch
- Instant Pot Sambar
- Jambalaya in the Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Butternut Squash Beet Soup
- Instant Pot Oatmeal
- Instant Pot Coconut Chickpea Dahl
- Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Instant Pot Cauliflower Tikka Masala
- Instant Pot Pesto Risotto
- Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto
- Apple Spice Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
- Instant Pot Spiced Mashed Eggplant (Baingan Bharta)
- Instant Pot Sloppy Joes
- Instant Pot Chipotle Black Beans
- Instant Pot Herbed Masala Lentil Curry
- Instant Pot Garbanzo Bean Soup
- Instant Pot Creamy Vegetable Soup
- Instant Pot Cranberry and Saffron Rice
- Instant Pot Cauliflower in Indian Spices (Gobi Masala)
- Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash
- Instant Pot Taco Hummus
- Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote
- Instant Pot Cacciatore with White Beans
- Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli
- Instant Pot Mixed Vegetable Curry
- Instant Pot Mexican Rice
- Instant Pot Sweet Potato Curry
- Instant Pot Mushroom Bone Broth
- Instant Pot Refried Beans
- Instant Pot Good Health Soup
- Wrapping Up
Indispensable Instant Pot Recipes
Instant Pot Vegetable Stock
The wonderful thing about this gadget is that it’s not all about making meals.
This recipe shows you how to make your own vegetable stock. Obviously, if you have other vegetables than those listed lying around, throw them in too.
Remember, vegetable stock can be frozen so make a batch and you’ll be ready anytime!
Failproof Instant Pot Rice
Rice can be a tricky thing to get perfect. It can easily be too dry and that’s when it starts to get burnt, and if you’re not careful it just ends up wet and soggy.
To complicate matters further, there are so many different rice varieties available, each with their own cooking requirements.
Save yourself time, money and heartache with this great recipe that gives you perfect rice, every time!
Instant Pot Sushi Rice
If you’re anything like me and love vegan sushi, you know how important it is to get the perfect rice.
Wet and soggy is not the same as authentic sticky sushi rice and has to be right, and this is what we have here.
Full proof and yields the best quality sushi rice I have ever seen. It has the perfect texture without being too wet and is delicious. Whether it’s for sushi or a Buddha bowl, this is the recipe you need.
Instant Pot Coconut Jasmine Rice
I love Chinese food but when you care about what you put in your body, Chinese take-outs can sometimes be a little scary.
Make the perfect Jasmine rice at home with just four ingredients. Definitely no MSG and no other weird chemicals or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Wholesome food for you and your family.
Instant Pot Lentils
If you’ve been following our roundups, you’ll have seen our 50 lentil recipes. Why not use your instant pot to create the perfect lentils?
They are so nutritious and yet making them can easily go wrong and you end with a slushy mush. Put all that behind you using your Instant Pot and get perfect lentils every time!
Instant Pot Spaghetti
Having Italian parents I was brought up on pasta and if you love it anything like I do, you’ll need at least a hundred different pasta recipes!
This recipe is dedicated to the Instant Pot and guarantees you a wonderful hearty meal at the end of your long day. Simple and easy, what more could we ask for?
Instant Pot Tomato Soup
Tomato soup brings back so many memories, whether we were sick and had it while convalescing, or whether it was just our favorite treat, you just can’t beat it!
If you’re a lover of soups in general, we have a roundup with over a hundred different recipes.
This particular recipe is all about the perfect tomato soup made in your Instant Pot. Super healthy and so creamy. I love mine with crusty bread, what about you?
Instant Pot Collard Greens
I think we all know collards greens are incredibly good for us. But how do you cook them? What’s the best recipe?
Is it complicated because I don’t have much time? Sound familiar?
This recipe is super easy and includes garlic and smoked paprika. Set your Instant Pot according to the instructions and get ready for the best side-dish you’ve ever had.
To be honest with you, this is so tasty it’s good served over rice or quinoa.
Instant Pot Chana Masala
If you’re anything like me, having a list of vegan curry recipes is as important as needing oxygen!
However, they can take a little time to prepare and this sometimes makes us reach for something else if we’re short on time.
Enter this recipe for your Instant Pot. You still get the great authentic ingredients such as cumin, coriander and so much more.
Tastes as though it was made by an Indian chef, the perfect recipe!
Instant Pot Applesauce
Sometimes if you’re unwell, applesauce is the best pick me up. It’s so easy to digest and doesn’t fill you up which is the last thing you need when you’re sick.
This recipe has no added sugar and requires such little effort. Throw everything in the pot and decide what movie to watch for when it’s ready. Perfect!
Instant Pot Baked Beans
Everybody I know that loves baked beans buys them in cans. I do too. However, I was reading the other day about how canned food could have been made years ago!
Make your own fresh in your Instant Pot. With ingredients such as garlic, onion powder and a couple of extra vegetables, I guarantee this is more delicious than anything you could get in a can. My favorite!
Instant Pot Smoky Kale and White Bean Soup
Doesn’t this soup look simply delicious! I was sold as soon as I saw the photo.
Because of your Instant Pot, this comes together in less than 30 minutes.
The kale really does have a smoky flavor and all the other ingredients such as carrots, onion and not to mention the beautiful herbs, guarantee you the most satisfying soup ever. Love it!
Instant Pot Carrot Soup with Garlicky Greens
Carrot soup may sound boring, regular recipes are delicious, here we have anything but a standard recipe!
Super healthy and loaded with amazing flavors such as Thai curry and coconut milk. This is paleo friendly and Whole 30 compliant. Incredible!
Instant Pot Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes are healthier for us than regular as they are less starchy and easier to digest.
This recipe guarantees you the perfect sweet potato in less than 30 minutes. The recipe author is not a vegan and suggests in the intro using meat to stuff your sweet potatoes.
Obviously, you’ll want something plant-based and we have just the ticket! Grab some ideas from that roundup and you’ll be all set.
Instant Pot Pad Thai Stir Fry
A stir fry in an Instant Pot? Absolutely!
Packed with vegetables, peanuts and everything you could think of that makes the perfect plant-based stir fry.
This can be made on the stovetop as well. If you love stir fry, don’t forget we have a Roundup with 50 dedicated recipes, all free and all for you!
Instant Pot Oatmeal Porridge
There are so many studies showing how starting your day with porridge is good for you. But making it can seem a little daunting.
Put your Instant Pot to use to make you super healthy. Load it up with your oats, cinnamon and just a couple of other delicious ingredients.
Set it, go to bed and it’ll be ready for breakfast. The recipe page has a video as well which is fantastic!
Instant Pot Hawaiian Baked Beans
Baked beans made an Instant Pot are far healthier than anything in a can. Why not change it up and go tropical?
Sweetened with dates and molasses, this recipe is sure to win over everybody! I love the array of herbs and spices giving you the best baked bean experience ever!
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
We love Florian from Contentedness Cooking. His recipes are always gluten-free and contain six ingredients or less.
Here, he hits it out of the park with an incredible vegan mac and cheese recipe. Just six ingredients and made in your Instant Pot.
There are a couple of optional add-on ingredients Florian suggests and I recommend you follow his advice. He’s never wrong!
Instant Pot Khichdi with Mung Bean Sprouts
All I can say about this recipe is, wow!
This dish is gluten, soy and nut free. You wouldn’t know it was made in an Instant Pot.
It looks complicated and yet the opposite is true. If you want a full meal that satisfies like nothing else, this is it.
Instant Pot Caramel Sauce
I bet you never thought your Instant Pot could make something like this!
It’s sugar free and paleo friendly. Just four ingredients and a pinch of sea salt is all you need. Throw everything in and cook for 15 minutes and you’re done.
Instant Pot Tomato Bisque from Scratch
I know what it’s like, you want to eat healthy and tasty food but the thought of making something from scratch can be overwhelming sometimes, especially if you’re tired after a long day.
This is why the Instant Pot was invented. Wonderful ingredients and wait until you see the herbs which really the secret ingredients to this gem of a dish! So much more than delicious!
Instant Pot Sambar
This dish is authentic to South India and is lentil-based.
It’s gluten-free and would normally take much longer and be more complicated to cook.
Cut out the middleman with your Instant Pot and serve yourself up a super healthy dish from beautiful India!
Jambalaya in the Instant Pot
Jambalaya has so many variations, sometimes you hit on a great recipe and other times it can be more difficult.
To perhaps complicate matters further, of course, we’re always looking for vegan jambalaya.
Cut through all those dishes with this fantastic recipe. Authentic and filled with whole food ingredients. You never tasted anything like it!
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Beet Soup
I have never seen this combination go into a soup before.
You get the heartiness from the butternut squash and the vibrant color and delicious taste of beets.
Your Instant Pot makes this in no time, actually within eight minutes, which may as well be no time!
Instant Pot Oatmeal
Looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast loaded with different textures and flavors?
Let your Instant Pot do the work while you’re getting ready for the day. Even better, load it up the night before and breakfast will be waiting for you. Fantastic!
Instant Pot Coconut Chickpea Dahl
If you love chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and you love Indian food, you’re in for a treat!
Normally, to make authentic Indian dishes you’re looking to spend a little time preparing the herbs and spices.
This is where the Instant Pot comes in! Great whole food ingredients and is incredibly authentic. So tasty!
Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup
When I first saw this recipe I was confused, stuffed peppers and yet a soup?
It tastes just like stuffed peppers and is a beautiful stew.
Surprisingly few ingredients but each one counts in this gorgeous dish that takes just 10 minutes to cook.
Instant Pot Cauliflower Tikka Masala
Tikka Masala is usually associated with meat. Even if you find a good vegan Tikka Masala, it can still be a complicated recipe if you’re short on time.
This dish is good in so many ways; the ingredients are super healthy and video on the recipe page that walks you through everything, step by step.
Instant Pot Pesto Risotto
I was intrigued by this recipe as risotto normally takes a lot of stirring.
The Instant Pot takes all the work out of this classic Italian dish. Your risotto will be authentic and taste great.
Make sure you buy risotto rice; look for arborio if you can.
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto
Mushroom risotto recipes traditionally have dairy. Finding a vegan version is great, getting one that just takes 15 minutes is even better!
No stirring to make this risotto as your Instant Pot does everything for you. Creamy, comforting and bursting with flavor. Best of all, it takes just 15 minutes to make!
Apple Spice Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
There’s nothing better than a satisfying breakfast on those cold winter mornings.
The only downside to breakfasts such as this is that they can be a bit time-consuming to make, this is a big negative, especially in the mornings when we’re all rushed.
Prepare all the ingredients the night before, set the timer and have your delicious fruity oat breakfast ready in the morning!
Instant Pot Spiced Mashed Eggplant (Baingan Bharta)
A mashed recipe in an Instant Pot? You bet!
Another Indian gem of a recipe. This is gluten, soy and nut free so perfect if you have any allergies or trying to avoid certain food groups.
The ingredients contain wonderful herbs and spices that will make this authentic recipe in no time. 5 minutes prep, 20 minutes cooking, what are you waiting for?
Instant Pot Sloppy Joes
This recipe is all about you. Canned tomatoes to save on time, lentils and a handful of great ingredients. Follow the instructions and enjoy.
The recipe page also contains a video that walks you through every step. It’s absolutely the finishing touch on what is already a great recipe.
Instant Pot Chipotle Black Beans
If you’re looking for the perfect Chipotle black beans, you can’t go far wrong with this recipe.
Caitlin does a great job using the Instant Pot and just five ingredients. The only question you’re going to be left with is, how will you eat yours?
Instant Pot Herbed Masala Lentil Curry
We love Gunjan’s recipes. First of all we are fans of Indian cuisine, secondly recipes are always straightforward and easy, and lastly, they always taste amazing!
Being lentil-based, this curry is super satisfying. Every mouthful is an explosion of flavor, it’s so moreish!
Too easy to put together and I’m sure however much you do make, it won’t be enough!
Instant Pot Garbanzo Bean Soup
Garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) are one of my favorite foods.
Here, the author describes this recipe as a soup, for me is more like a stew as it’s so thick, just the way I like it! This is the definition of hearty food!
Instant Pot Creamy Vegetable Soup
If you’re into vegetable soups, this is the one for you.
I love the addition of the brown rice in the ingredients, it makes this dish gluten-free.
Wholesome, full of great ingredients and made in the Instant Pot using its timer, your dinner will be ready as soon as you get home.
Instant Pot Cranberry and Saffron Rice
This is probably one of the best rice recipes I’ve ever seen. It’s designed to go with any meal although it’s so tasty, it would be perfect on its own!
Cranberries and toasted almonds give this rice an abundance of flavors and textures. One day, all rice will be made this way!
Instant Pot Cauliflower in Indian Spices (Gobi Masala)
If you’re new to Indian cuisine and want to start with something light and full of flavor, this is the recipe for you.
Cauliflower and the best Indian spices make this beautiful dish. Onion and a little ginger are in the background in every bite. Serve with your favorite rice or quinoa. Yummy!
Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash at its finest! Naturally gluten-free and whole 30 as well.
I love everything about this recipe and that includes the recipe page. Rather than just endless photos of the same dish, Taylor walks you through every step of the way.
Regardless of your cooking experience, follow her instructions and you’ll be guaranteed a great meal.
Instant Pot Taco Hummus
I never knew you could use the Instant Pot to make hummus!
Four ingredients, water and a packet of taco seasoning is all you need. This will be cooked at high-pressure for just over an hour before blending.
Once cooled get your tortilla chips ready because it’ll be gone in a flash!
Instant Pot Easy Strawberry Compote
Time for something sweet!
We somehow think of the Instant Pot to make our dinners or something savory. What about dessert?
This compote is so easy to make and perfect for waffles, pancakes and so much more!
Instant Pot Cacciatore with White Beans
This is home cooking at its finest. Patricia has provided us with fantastic comfort eating.
I imagine you have most of the ingredients in the kitchen already, if not the rest will be easily found in your local store.
Follow the simple instructions and get ready to eat while watching a great movie!
Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli
I was literally brought up eating this dish and can vouch for its authenticity.
If only my Mom had an Instant Pot when I was a kid, it would have saved her endless hours!
Now this Italian classic is yours with virtually no effort. If you make one recipe from this list, make it be this one!
Instant Pot Mixed Vegetable Curry
Mixed vegetable curry is great for so many reasons. The main reason for me is that it’s great for using up vegetables that need eating. Whatever you have can be used.
This is an authentic South Indian dish made by Vidya, the recipe author. I’ve never had a vegetable curry like it and I can tell you I’ve had countless; this is right up there as one of the best.
Instant Pot Mexican Rice
Mexican Rice is delicious, but you need to find the right recipe and then of course, it takes time.
Use your Instant Pot to do all the work for you. Just a handful of ingredients including garlic, paprika and a small onion.
However good it looks in the picture, it will look better in real life and taste incredible!
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Curry
I love this curry because the sweet potato adds satisfaction without the heaviness because it contains so much less starch than white potato.
Along with split peas and coconut milk, you get wonderful textures and a creaminess that blends all the flavors together.
Serve with your favorite rice or quinoa. Absolutely delicious!
Instant Pot Mushroom Bone Broth
Bone broth, without the bones! What’s not to like?
Use your Instant Pot to make this delicious broth. Follow the recipe and why not throw in any vegetables you have that need eating as well?
The taste is so good you can drink it as it is, or use it as a base for other dishes.
Instant Pot Refried Beans
Making refried beans in an Instant Pot, who knew? I certainly didn’t!
Normally making refried beans takes a lot of time and effort. In a pressure cooker you get all the benefits of a wonderful recipe with virtually no effort at all.
Perfect for any Mexican dish and delicious enough to eat on its own with rice. Lovely!
Instant Pot Good Health Soup
If you’re on a health kick or perhaps your convalescing, this would be the perfect remedy.
A flavorful broth filled with gorgeous vegetables. Super healthy and because of the Instant Pot, incredibly easy to make.
No more standing over a hot stove. Prepare, walk away and come back to eat.
Now that you have your Instant Pot, you have the best set of recipes to go along with it.
Do note, the recipe titles we use are from the authors of those dishes.
If you have a gluten intolerance, even though they are not marked as gluten-free, many of these recipes naturally are and where possible, I mentioned it.
Whether it’s a full meal, or things like rice and even vegetable stock, make them all in your Instant Pot.
So many of us buy kitchen gadgets and then hide them in a cupboard never to be seen again.
Get yours out because not only does it make your life easier, it’s great for making super healthy meals.
Let us know your favorites!