Are you looking for high-protein meals to fuel your body after a workout, or perhaps for your weight loss plan? You’ve come to the right place! These high protein Instant Pot recipes are filling and, more importantly, tasty. If you’re on low-carb or keto plans, you’ll find many options below that’ll fit in perfectly with your menu.
From chicken stews and soups to shredded beef, tacos, and more, you’re going to find some high-protein pressure cooker meals that the whole family will enjoy.
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Delicious High Protein Instant Pot Recipes
Here are some tasty and delicious recipes full of protein! Enjoy!
This protein-filled stew is one of our favorites in colder weather. It’s hearty, savory, and, most of all, healthy. It’s chock full of chicken thigh meat, bell peppers, and onions. You could also use chicken breasts if you prefer.
Instant Pot Corned Beef from Will Cook for Smiles:
This juicy, tender corned beef brisket only takes an hour and a half in the Instant Pot. It’s so tender it falls apart! It’ll be terrific as a main dish with your favorite veggies or piled high on sandwiches.
These creamy pork chops are easy to make and delicious. Serve them on top of riced or mashed cauliflower with a green veggie like roasted broccoli on the side for an incredible low carb meal.
On a cold night, nothing beats a hot bowl of chili topped with cheese and sour cream. This chili recipe boasts about 23 grams of protein per serving. Pair it with a green salad on the side if you’d like something to round out your meal.
Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot from The Inspiration Edit:
Did you know that you can cook an entire chicken in your Instant Pot? It’s so easy! You’ll finish it off in the oven to get that beautiful crispy skin flavored with herbed butter.
Get tender, flavorful beef with this recipe for chuck shoulder roast cooked in a yummy balsamic red wine sauce. If you don’t have wine or prefer not to cook with it, just sub beef broth in its place. At more than 30 grams of protein per serving, this is a fantastic dish to up your protein game.
Instant Pot Shrimp Deviled Eggs from The Inspiration Edit:
Whether you want a high protein snack for yourself or you’re making a low-carb appetizer for a get-together, these shrimp deviled eggs are an excellent choice. Adding the shrimp and cocktail sauce elevates this recipe from ordinary deviled eggs, but they’re delicious without the shrimp, too.
Instant Pot Greek Chicken from Noshtastic:
Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Chicken is a go-to source for protein, and this delicious marinated chicken recipe is going to become a favorite. You can use chicken breast or chicken thighs, but the thighs are preferred, as they’re more flavorful. Serve with rice or cauliflower rice and a big salad on the side.
Instant Pot Egg Bites from The Inspiration Edit:
Here’s an excellent meal-prep breakfast idea that’s high in protein! The egg bites also make great snacks on the go. They’re made with eggs, ham, bell peppers, cottage cheese, and a bit of grated cheese, so you know they’re super tasty.
Creamy chicken flavored with ranch seasoning, cheddar cheese, and bacon—what could be more delicious? Your family will ask for this dish again and again. Using homemade ranch seasoning is ideal, especially if you’re doing keto or low carb, but if you’re in a pinch for time, just toss your favorite pre-made ranch seasoning in it. Roasted broccoli would be amazing with this, as would a salad or some tortillas to make wraps.
This creamy, dreamy soup is the perfect way to warm up on a cold day when you’re just famished! It’s ready in about 30 minutes, so when you need to feed your family fast, this is an excellent option.
Fajita Fridays should be a thing—don’t you think? Fajitas don’t have to be a carb-heavy dish, either. Instead of rice and tortillas, serve your steak fajitas with lots of peppers, onions, and avocado. Each serving has nearly 27 grams of protein!
Don’t get stuck in a breakfast rut. These egg-stuffed bell peppers are a tasty option for breakfast or if you’d like breakfast for dinner. A bit of sausage in the peppers or served on the side would be a delicious, high protein addition, too.
Here’s a dump and dash Instant Pot recipe that’s packed with protein and cheesy goodness. Even the kids will love it! It tastes great in tortillas or poured over cauliflower rice if you’re watching your carbs.
Taco Tuesday just got even better with this IP recipe for pulled pork tacos. You can make them with pork chops, loin, or a shoulder roast. The meat is tender and juicy, but if you like your taco meat a little on the crispy side, pop it under the broiler for a few minutes.
This recipe for shredded beef is sure to keep you satiated for hours. Serve over rice or cauliflower rice if you’re watching those carbs. Pair with a big helping of greens on the side to round out the meal. This beef is also great in tacos.
Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs from The Inspiration Edit:
Sticky ribs are an excellent source of protein. This recipe for baby back ribs in the Instant Pot is so easy that you’ll never fuss with the oven or slow cooker to make them again. Serve with a nice corn salad or green salad on the side.
These juicy meatballs can be made with ground beef or ground turkey and are so easy to make. They cook up perfectly in just a few minutes in the Instant Pot. One serving of meatballs nets you 20 grams of protein. Wouldn’t they make a tasty lunch option for work or school?
When you’re craving comfort food, don’t go for the carbs. This IP meatloaf is the perfect solution for hungry bellies that are craving something homemade and filling. It’s an ideal dish to sneak in some veggies for the kids—they won’t even notice a couple of handfuls of spinach mixed in!
Tender chicken is paired with sauteed mushrooms, served with cauliflower rice and topped with feta and olives. Add cream cheese and broth if you’d like to make it a creamy dish. It’s great as leftovers and can even be frozen (without the cheese) for up to 3 months.
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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!