The Instant Pot is the newest thing to take over my Facebook feed, and I can definitely see the allure. It’s essentially a pressure cooker but way safer and easier to use (you can buy your Instant Pot here on Amazon). While I’m waiting to unbox mine in a few weeks, I’ve been collecting Instant Pot recipes that are perfect for beginners and still super appetizing.

Instant Pot Country Steak

Hearty Instant Pot Beef Stew

This is my own recipe!!

Hearty Classic Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe - Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts

(from Frozen and Fresh)

Instant Pot Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Instant Pot Hearty Bone Broth

Instant Pot Bolognese Sauce

Instant Pot Pasta with Meat Sauce

Instant Pot Oatmeal (in a Jar!)

Because I largely only eat meat at dinner and definitely not every night, I also dug up a few handy roundup articles for Vegetarian Instant Pot meals!

15 Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes Everyone Will Love

24 Vegetarian (and 1 Meat Lover) Instant Pot Recipes for Breakfast

As an Instant Pot virgin, I know I’m going to be referring back to this list of Instant Pot tips from Buzzfeed to help me get started.


Want more Instant Pot recipes?

Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes

Check out my roundup of 25 Instant Pot breakfast recipes!

Published by Tiffany Barry

Tiffany Barry is a single mom of 4 who never really planned it out that way. Her writing about motherhood, family finances, parenting, and more has been featured on sites like Scary Mommy, Modern Mom, and

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  1. This looks looks like a nice round-up of recipes, thank you for sharing. I don’t have an Instant Pot yet, but I will save this for when I do. Have a great day.

  2. This is a great list. I don’t have an instant pot yet but have been debating getting one and this list is further convincing me!

  3. I just got a Instant Pot and have been looking for recipes to try. This is the perfect post!!

  4. My wife and I are going to try your Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken. It sounds so good

  5. Hopefully my husband takes the many hints I’ve given him and gets me one for Christmas. Maybe the bacon ranch potato recipe would motivate him.

  6. We just got the in-laws an instant pot, perfect timing! Will definitely share this awesome collection of recipes with them!

  7. I’ve had mine for awhile but still sometimes don’t know what to cook in it, I’ll be looking at these recipes.

  8. Great list! I have an instant pot on my wishlist, if I get it I will come back here for sure!

  9. I am thankful for you sharing these recipes for the Insta Pot. I will be getting one for Christmas and I have no idea what to make or how to use it 🙂 I am excited to try it and hoping it makes my life just a little bit easier.

    1. It has made dinner time so much easier for sure! Wishing you lots of luck and yummy food!

  10. I just got one and have been intimidated to use it. I’m pinning this page to help me get comfortable with it.

    1. I felt the same way before I started, but it’s so easy now! Just dive on on 🙂