Got Fussy Eaters? Try These Fantastic Kid Friendly Instant Pot Recipes

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Kid friendly Instant Pot recipes are so simple and easy to make. I love my Instant Pot and being able to whip up a family meal super quick that both my husband and daughter enjoys is a great feeling.

Today I am sharing some fantastic child friendly recipes and family meals which my daughter really enjoys. Her favourite instant pot dish has to be macaroni cheese!

If you’re looking for easy kid friendly instant pot recipe ideas, then here are some fabulous simple recipes which are sure to please both your own and your children’s tastebuds! 


15 Kid Friendly Instant pot Recipes

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When Your Child Is A Fussy Eater

Do you have a fussy eater in the family? Growing up I loved most foods. In fact I don’t recall never liking anything really!

My brother on the other hand was one of the fussiest eaters I’ve known. He doesn’t like anything green or veg and even at 30 years of age he is still the same. He just hates vegetables. 

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Tips For Hiding Vegetables In Food

Over the years my mum got very clever at hiding goodness in the meals. Here are a few tips to get kids to eat extra veg

Grate your vegetables.

Grated veg can be hidden in many meals from grated carrot to grated zucchini.

It’s a great way to add more nutrition into your kids meals and you can even freeze frozen grated veg and take out a handful at a time to add to your meals. 

Hide Fruit And Vegetables In Muffins

You can hide fruit and vegetables in muffins and pancakes. It’s not only a way to get your kids eating more of their 5 a day, but add’s nutrition to a tasty snack. 

Use Cauliflower Rice and Zoodles

Use vegetable alternatives to rice and noodles. This may take some getting used to but with a tasty sauce and topping, you never know how well this will go down with the kids.

You may find this article useful!  Five Fun Ways To Get Kids To Love Vegetables

Child Friendly Instant Pot Recipes

Now we are onto our child friendly recipes. I think these are great options as family meals or recipes to cook for children. They are all Instant Pot recipes and pretty simple to make. 

What will you choose?. 

Cheesy Ranch Chicken

This Cheesy ranch chicken recipe is perfect for the kids. Full of flavour and packed with goodness , you can take it from kid friendly, to grown up tasty by adding some additional vegetables.

instant pot Cheesy ranch chicken

Beef Barley Soup

This kid friendly beef barley soup is packed with veggies and flavour. Layers upon layers of taste, this kid friendly slow cooker recipe will become a family favourite in no time.

Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

This kid friendly sloppy joes instant pot recipe is a fun twist on the classic kid’s favourite. You don’t need to serve it in a bun either, you can simply place it on top of some rice and eat up.

instant pot sloppy joes

More Instant Pot Recipes FOR KIDS

Instant Pot Beef Stew

If you’re struggling to find kid friendly instant pot recipes, then look no further than this kid friendly beef stew recipe. With chunks of tender beef and soft veggies cooked deliciously in a savoury gravy sauce. This is kid food at its best!


Instant Pot Whole Chicken

This kid friendly instant pot whole chicken is quick and simple to make. Not only does it cook well in the Instant Pot, but the meat just falls off the bone making it a delight for all!

instant pot Whole Chicken

One Pot Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Carbonara

What I love about this Instant Pot Spaghetti Cabonara is it is kid friendly, yet so tasty. Such a great recipe for the whole family to enjoy!


Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Packed with flavour, this kid friendly Instant pot shredded chicken recipe is perfect for tacos. The whole family will enjoy this kid friendly dinner.

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Sliders

Who doesn’t love chicken sliders? This kid friendly instant pot recipe will have everyone fighting over the last one. Packed full of flavour and tender meat , this kid friendly dinner idea is one that you’ll keep coming back to again, and again.

Instant Pot Alabama Sliders

Instant Pot Oatmeal

Cooking kid friendly oatmeal is made easy with this instant pot oatmeal recipe. Perfect for busy mornings, you can whip up one of these kid friendly breakfast recipes in no time at all.

instant pot Oatmeal with Cinnamon

Secret Ingredient Baked beans

Are kid friendly baked beans delicate? Not with this kid friendly Instant Pot recipe! Dump in all the ingredients, season and you’re done. Cooking a tasty kid friendly dinner couldn’t be simpler than that!



Pressure Cooker Macaroni Cheese

This kid friendly instant pot Mac n cheese is a classic cheddar based dish . Packed with flavour and kid friendly, this kid dinner idea is warming and moreish.


Instant Pot Cheeseburger Pasta

If your kid loves cheeseburgers, they’ll love this kid friendly instant pot recipe. A childhood classic re invented as a warm kid dinner idea that will have you coming back to again and again!

instant pot Cheeseburger Pasta

Creamy Chicken Instant Pot Soup

This kid friendly creamy chicken instant pot soup is full of flavour and goodness. Loaded with tender meat, soft veggies and a thick sauce with a kick – this kid friendly dinner idea is perfect for busy evenings!


And there you have it, some kid friendly instant pot recipe ideas that are sure to keep both your kids and yourself happy

Instant Pot Yogurt

Instant Pot Yogurt recipe is child friendly and fun. Not only can you make this tasty yogurt recipe , but your children can watch it turn to liquid, then back to yogurt again!


Chicken Noodle Soup

Kid friendly kid soup is a kid dinner idea that will definitely hit the spot. Tender veggies and chicken with egg noodles make this kid dinner recipe one of the best kid food ideas you can find.

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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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