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31 Easy Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners

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31 Easy Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners

Finding easy Instant Pot recipes can take time. When I first got my Instant Pot, I spent hours searching on Pinterest, pinning ideas and finding new recipes to create for my family.

Finding new instant pot recipes to try was great fun, however the whole reason I got an instant pot was to speed up the cooking process and spend more time doing other things.

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Today I have compiled a list of fantastic and easy Instant Pot recipes for beginners. These are tasty and easy recipes to follow. Perfect for the family with plenty of leftovers.

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My Favourite Instant Pot Recipes For Newbies

My number one favourite instant pot recipe has to be instant pot chicken stew. Not only is this delicious and filling, the recipe is really simple and easy to make.

If you’re just starting out with the instant pot then here is an easy instant pot recipe to test out. You will love it!

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Easy Instant Pot Chili Recipes

These delicious chili recipes are simple enough and easy to make. Which one would you like to try first?

Instant Pot Turkey Chili With Andouille Sausage

Looking for something warm and cozy to fill up in the cold and chilly winters? This instant pot turkey chili, which also packs in chunks of spicy sausage and some delicious, wholesome ingredients, is a great option to consider. 

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Chili With Ground Beef

Ready in record time in your instant pot, this healthy chili is a must try if you’re planning to dive right into healthy cooking and eating. It is light, flavorful and you don’t even have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

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Instant Pot White Bean Chicken Chili

Easy to make, super filling and healthy and incredibly delicious and flavorful- this white bean chicken chili recipe is another great option to consider if you’re looking for a simple, no fuss instant pot recipe. 

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Easy Instant Pot Chili Mac And Cheese

Time to take your basic Mac and Cheese to a whole new level folks! This instant pot chili Mac and Cheese is that amazing one pot recipe you’ll end up wondering why you didn’t try making earlier.

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Instant Pot Cincinnati Chili

The perfect family friendly meal, this instant pot chili recipe has the perfect balance of spices, and is topped with a generous pile of cheddar, served best with some spaghetti! Do give this a try! 

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Pot Vegetarian Chili

During the times when it gets cold and chilly, this easy vegetarian chilli recipe can prove to be the source of comfort and warmth! Give this a try in your instant pot and we promise, there’s no going back. 

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Instant Pot Chicken Chili Recipe

This instant pot chicken chili is literally one of the easiest recipes to make. Infact, if you love it so much, you can also make it in a huge batch, pop the rest in the freezer and store for the future. 

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Smoky Chipolte Turkey And Sweet Potato Chili

You’ll absolutely love the smoky and comforting flavors of chipotle turkey and sweet potatoes when they come together in this easy instant pot chili recipe that you can try during a cold weeknight.

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Easy Soup Recipes For The Pressure Cooker

If your looking for healthy and delicious instant pot soup recipes then here are seven tantalising recipes to tickle your tastebuds.

Instant Pot Enchiladas Soup

Super cheesy and incredibly delicious, this instant pot enchilada soup will warm up your heart instant, and who knows- it might just become your next favorite go to comfort food for the winter. 

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Pressure Cooker Vegetable Soup

What’s the best way to get nutrition from loads of veggies that isn’t just delicious, but also takes up less kitchen time? That’s right! A soup! Give this instant pot veggie soup recipe a shot! 

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Instant Pot Parsnip Soup

Struggling to find an easy low carb soup option? Give this one a shot! It packs in parsnips, which lend the dish a nice earthy flavor, and needs just a few minutes in your instant pot. 

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Mexican Butternut Squash Soup

Time to put that butternut squash to use people! Give this easy soup recipe a shot in your instant pot. It is packed with Mexican flavors and comes together super quick too! And of course, the color- oh so good! 

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Creamy Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Making chicken noodle soup has never been easier! This version is super creamy and soothing, and packs in some wonderful flavorsome ingredients that make it a great comfort food to indulge in. 

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Instant Pot French Onion Soup

Onion soup can be a great option for those on a low carb or paleo diet, but that’s not the only reason why you should make it. This one packs in the comfort of beef broth and the deep, intense flavors of onions and it all comes together magically. 

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Creamy Asparagus Soup

Asparagus may be healthy, but let’s face it- it isn’t always easy to add it to your meals, and that’s exactly why, this soup recipe can help! With a super creamy flavor and an incredibly easy recipe- you just can’t go wrong with this!

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Easy Pressure Cooker Curry Recipes

My daughter loves curry and being able to cook one quickly in an instant pot saves so much time. Check out these fantastic and easy to follow instant pot curry recipes.

Instant Pot Chana Dal

With split chickpeas, some fragrant spices and a few minutes of prep time, you can quickly whip up this delicious instant pot chana dal, which is essentially a simple lentil soup! 

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Basil Chicken Coconut Curry

Believe it or not, making coconut curry on your own in your kitchen is actually super easy, especially if you have an instant pot. This version teams up some delicious basil along with it, and is ready in 20 minutes flat. 

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Instant Pot Curry Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken tikka is one of the most famous Indian dishes out there, and if you’re looking to give it a try at home, this one’s the recipe to stick to. You’ll be surprised at its simplicity and how quickly you can whip it up in your instant pot. 

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Sweet Potato Chicken Curry

What’s not to love about a steaming hot bowl of curry that packs in the subtle earthy flavors of sweet potatoes? This recipe is ready within just minutes, and you’ll love it so much you’ll make it again and again.

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Instant Pot Thai Red Curry

Thai curries are just perfect for when you’re looking to whip up something a bit more special, but don’t want to have to spend a lot of time on it too. This version is actually a red curry, and packed full of flavor, you can have it ready in your instant pot in under 20 minutes. 

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Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken

Butter chicken is another classic Indian recipe you can’t go wrong with. Give it a try in your very own instant pot and enjoy the buttery, silky gravy with the fragrant spices with a side of steamed rice! 

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Vegan Instant Pot Potato Curry

No fancy spices, a simple and easy recipe and yet, packed full of flavor- that’s what this easy potato curry is all about. It is perfect for vegans, is budget friendly and is ready super quick too! 

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Instant Pot Massaman Curry

Tender beef, crunchy peanuts, light coconut and hearty potatoes come together beautifully in this Massaman curry. All you need is a few minutes in your instant pot to recreate this super satisfying meal on a weeknight. 

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Bone Broth and Thai Green Curry

Bone broths are super healthy, and if you’re looking for a smart way to get them into your meals, give this recipe a shot. Packed full of delicious flavors, this Thai green curry is actually pretty easy to make.

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Filling Instant Pot Meals For Beginners

For more tasty and filling pressure cooker recipes you may like to try one of these ideas! Instant pot chicken wings are delicious.

Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe

Pulled meat recipes are a hit during the summers, and if that’s what you’re planning to whip up, let this recipe help you take the lead. It’s easy and less time consuming than you’d think. 

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Lemon Garlic And Chicken  

Got a busy weeknight? Still don’t want to order takeout? Give this lemon and garlic chicken a try in your instant pot. It’ll be ready in minutes- with the chicken all juicy and perfectly done and the simple flavors of butter, garlic and lemon. 

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings

Can you actually make those perfectly cooked chicken wings in an instant pot? Well yes you can, all thanks to this fail-proof recipe. 

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Instant Pot Beef Barley Stew

A quick and easy winter dinner, this instant pot beef and barley stew is packed full of flavor, and has tons of nutritive value too. Brace yourself folks, because your list of comfort meals has another addition. 

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Instant Pot Vegan Burritos

Being vegan isn’t difficult anymore, especially not after you give these super delicious burritos a shot! They’re ultra flavorful, super satisfying and filling, and incredibly easy to make. 

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Easy Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Super creamy and cheesy, this instant pot crack chicken recipe is perfect for the times when you want to indulge a little bit! What’s more, it is actually keto friendly and super low in carbs. Need we say more?

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Enjoy Your Instant Pot Today

I hope you enjoyed this list of Instant Pot Recipes. If you’re looking for Instant Pot Breakfasts why not check out Six Clever Sisters. Also be sure to check out these Instant Pot Soup Recipes too!

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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    1. You need to click through to the blog post that created the chicken wings recipe to see the instructions lovely.

      Angela

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