Easy Instant Pot Side Dishes

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If you’re looking for some Easy Instant Pot Side Dishes to cook in your Instant Pot, then look no further. These healthy Instant Pot sides are quick and simple to make and will taste delicious next to your mains.

We love to cook fantastic Instant Pot recipes whether at home or if we have a get-together or potluck. Cooking up a side dish in the pressure cooker can save us a lot of time and it has the bonus of tasting amazing!

summer side dishes

Why Make Instant Pot Side Dishes?

Making Instant Pot side dishes is a great way to make sure that you have plenty of food for everyone. Instant Pot sides are also fast and easy to make, ensuring that you can spend more time enjoying your meal with family and friends than stressing over the stove.

Plus, Instant Pot side dishes tend to be healthier than traditional oven-baked side dishes, as they require less oil and fat. Instant Pot sides are also delicious; the pressure cooking ensures that flavors are sealed in, creating intense flavor profiles.

Best Instant Pot Side Dishes to Try

So here are some of the best Instant Pot Sides to try! You’ll love these Instant Pot side dish recipes! I’m sure.

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Cut your cook time and effort in half with this Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto. It takes just 15 minutes and you don’t have to keep stirring.

instant pot Mushroom Risotto

Instant Pot Red Potatoes

Looking for a simple and comforting side dish you can quickly whip up as a side for any meal? This dump-and-start garlic butter Instant Pot Red Potatoes ticks all the boxes and is ready in less than 25 minutes!

Instant Pot Red Potatoes With Garlic Butter

Garlic Butter Sesame Instant Pot Green Beans

Garlic Butter Sesame Instant Pot Green Beans are healthy, flavourful, and so easy to make. This is an easy and affordable summer side dish that is perfect for serving upon any other occasion.

Instant Pot Green Beans

Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice

Instant Pot Hibachi Fried Rice is a simple, one-pot recipe that’s ready in no time. With just a few ingredients, this dish is perfect for meal prepping, lunch, or dinner!

hibachi fried rice

Feta Cheese Pasta

Instant Pot Feta Cheese Pasta is a delicious weeknight meal that combines bright colors and feta flavor with easy-to-cook cheese and pasta. The entire meal made in your Instant Pot in a little more than 30 minutes makes this a perfect weeknight recipe!

Feta Cheese Pasta Salad in a bowl

Instant Pot Quinoa

Make Instant Pot Quinoa  in just a few minutes! This simple quinoa side is packed with protein and fiber, making it a great option for vegetarians or those looking to cut down on carbs. Instant Pot quinoa is also perfect served as part of lunch or dinner.

Mediterreaen Quinoa Salad

Instant Pot Asparagus

This is the easiest and most delicious Instant Pot Asparagus. Bye-bye mushy, soggy, or undercooked pressure cooker Asparagus. You will love just the perfectly crispy tender texture of this Instant Pot Asparagus that is ready in less than 15 minutes. Can be made Vegan. Fits Keto and Low-Carb Diet

Instant Pot Asparagus6

Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

Step into Summer with this light and healthy Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup. I’ve included both Instant Pot and stovetop instructions.


Instant Pot Rice Pudding

An Instant Pot Rice Pudding Recipe that gives you a creamy consistency without the addition of any cream. With just a few basic ingredients (flavorings excluded) make the best rice pudding in the Instant Pot.

instant pot rice pudding

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Looking for the best mashed potatoes recipe? Try these Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. They are creamy, velvety and smooth. Instant Pot mashed potatoes are the quickest way to make delicious mashed potatoes without sacrificing flavor or texture and they taste so good.

instant pot garlic mashed potato

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

These perfectly cooked brussels sprouts are great cooked in the pressure cooker. The sprouts are cooked super fast and they are packed with flavor. Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts are an easy and delicious side dish that will quickly become a family favorite.


Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers

Instant pot stuffed bell peppers is the perfect side dish recipe. Made with simple ingredients you and pair these Instant Pot stuffed peppers with a main dish to make meal prep even easier. Your taste buds will thank you!

Instant Pot stuffed bell peppers

Mashed Cauliflower

This quick and easy Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower is made by steaming garlic and cauliflower inside a pressure cooker and then preparing them to mimic mashed potatoes.


Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot baked potatoes taste even better when loaded with cream cheese and bacon! Perfectly cooked Instant Pot Baked Potatoes are ready in just 15 minutes. This Instant Pot side dish is the perfect way to add a delicious and healthy option to your dinner table.

instant pot baked potato

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots

If you love carrots then you’ll love this Instant Pot side dish! This gourmet glazed carrots recipe is so easy to make in the Instant Pot. Instant Pot glazed carrots are a delicious and healthy side dish for any occasion!

instant pot glazed carrots

Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

If you love sweet potatoes, Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes will be your new favorite. Instant Pot mashed sweet potatoes are creamy and delicious with a hint of sweetness. This Instant Pot side dish is an excellent way to get more vegetables into your diet and the taste is amazing. You could even make Sweet potato casserole as an Instant Pot side dish and the whole family would love it.

opening the instant pot lid after the potatoes are cooked

Instant Pot Spanish Rice

Have you made spanish rice in the electric pressure cooker? Instant Pot Spanish Rice is an incredibly tasty and easy Instant Pot side dish. Instant Pot Spanish Rice is filled with vegetables, spices, and rice – making it a perfect accompaniment to any meal.

instant pot spanish rice

Instant Pot Jalapeno Creamed Corn

If you’re looking for a unique Instant Pot side dish, Instant Pot Jalapeno Creamed Corn is the perfect choice. This vegan and gluten-free Instant Pot side adds a kick of spice to your meal with jalapenos and creamy corn. It’s sure to be a hit at your next dinner party or gathering!

jalapeno corn dip with cream cheese

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

You’ll love these step-by-step instructions for Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs that are easy to peel every time! Instant Pot hard boiled eggs are delicious, nutritious and ready in a fraction of the time of traditional boiling.

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

This Instant Pot Corn On The Cob recipe is incredibly easy, fast and yields tender corn every time! Instant pot corn on the cob requires no shucking or husking — just a few minutes.


The Best Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac n Cheese has to be one of the easiest recipes that are both simple to cook and full of cheesy goodness. In fact, since making macaroni and cheese in the Instant Pot, we no longer cook this tasty pasta dish any other way! There’s no need. Enjoy this macaroni and cheese recipe today!


Spicy Black Eyed Peas With Sausage

Black-eyed peas are super healthy and this Instant Pot Spicy Black Eyed Peas recipe is one you will love. With a dash of spice, this flavorsome recipe is one you will love to cook over and over again in your pressure cooker. Read on to learn how to cook black-eyed peas the best way!


Instant Pot Potato Salad Recipe

Are you a fan of Instant Pot potato salad? I sure am and today I’m sharing a quick and easy Instant Pot Potato Salad Recipe. Cooking potatoes in the Instant pot is a breeze.

When using small chopped potatoes, they will be cooked by the time your pot has come to pressure so this potato salad recipe has zero cooking time! How good is that!

the best instant pot potato salad recipe

Instant Pot Beets

Instant Pot Beets are so quick and easy, you’ll be eating beets all the time! The Instant Pot gives you juicy, tender beets in 30 minutes or less!


Easy Coconut Ginger Instant Pot Rice

This Easy Coconut Ginger Instant Pot Rice comes out perfect every time! It’s an ideal side for East Asian-inspired meats or vegetables.

coconut ginger ip rice

Cilantro Rice

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice makes the classic Chipotle Copycat Cilantro Lime Rice Mexican side dish recipe easier to make in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! It will be ready quickly for your Mexican dinner!

Instant Pot Cilantro Rice Recipe

Instant Pot Tomato White Beans

Instant Pot Tomato White Beans are made in a fraction of the time by using a pressure cooker. It’s a hearty winter meal perfect over some toasted sourdough bread or great as a side dish to the main meal.

Instant Pot Tomato White Beans

Instant Pot Lemon Asparagus Risotto

This Lemon Asparagus Risotto has perfectly cooked tender-crisp asparagus and a bright lemon flavor. You’ll love this no-stir method for creamy risotto!

Instant Pot Lemon Asparagus Risotto

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Noodles

Easy Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Noodles are a perfect side dish that you can make in one pot in just 20 minutes!


Southern Instant Pot Collard Greens

Tender, perfectly seasoned Southern Greens are made in minutes with the Instant Pot! This makes a great side dish for hot dogs, sausages, and more.


Quinoa With Vegetables

Make Instant Pot Quinoa with Vegetables in just a few minutes! The simple lemon dressing brightens the quinoa and vegetables that come together into a delicious salad


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