These Healthy Instant Pot Dinner Recipes are perfect for busy weeknights. With a mix of vegetarian and meat options, there’s a pressure cooker recipe for everyone!
I first wrote this post almost 5 years ago (originally published November 2017. Updated October 2022) when instant pots were all the rage and honestly I wasn’t sure how long the trend would last. But here we are about 5 years later and I can still honestly say that I use mine every single week. It’s great for cooking things like rice, hard-boiled eggs and shredded chicken but it’s also great for making full meals!
I know a lot of people are intimidated by their instant pot so I wanted to round up some recipe ideas for you to try!
Instant Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes & Ideas
The list below is a mix of both meat-based and vegetarian options – a list of instant pot dinner recipes healthy and flavorful – and I’m sure there is something for everyone. However, I do get the most requests for instant pot chicken dinner recipes. So i’ve included several in the list below but I also did an entire separate post with just chicken recipes so be sure to check that out as well!
Find it here: Instant Pot Chicken Recipes
And now, here are some easy instant pot dinner recipes you’ll love:
Easy Instant Pot Dinner Recipes
Instant Pot Asian Peanut Noodles
These Instant Pot Asian Peanut Noodles are packed with chicken and vegetables for a quick, healthy dinner the whole family will love! Ready in under 20 minutes, they’re perfect for a busy weeknight.
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chicken Soup (with slow cooker option)
This Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chicken Soup is the perfect dinner for a cold winter night. Made with simple ingredients, it’s easy to throw together and can also be made in the slow cooker.
Instant Pot Asian Chicken
This Instant Pot Asian Chicken can also be made in a slow cooker. It’s full of flavor and easy to make. A healthy dinner the whole family will love!
Instant Pot Chicken Sweet Potato Curry
Ready in 30 minutes, this is one of those Instant Pot dinner ideas that you’ll just keep coming back to. A little sweet, a little spicy and perfectly comforting on a busy night.
Instant Pot Dinner Ideas
There’s nothing better than a warm and comforting meal on a busy night that requires little, if any, hands on time! Here’s some more Instapot recipes for dinner.
Instant Pot Beef Stew
This healthy Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe is ready in under an hour and tastes like it has been simmering all day. The perfect dinner on a cold winter night.
Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa
A quick and easy vegan meal idea made with pantry staples that you probably already have on hand!
Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon
Who doesn’t love instant pot dinner ideas with just 5 minutes of prep time? This salmon will quickly become your new favorite.
Cajun Instant Pot Chili
There are tons of instant pot dinner ideas that double as perfect meal prep recipes and this is one of them! It gets better as it sits, making the leftovers delicious!
Instapot Family Dinner Recipes
Don’t let your instant pot intimidate you! There are so many instant pot family dinner recipes to try – both meat-based and vegetarian options that you’re guaranteed to find some your family love!
Instant Pot Pasta with Meat Sauce
This Instant Pot Pasta with Meat Sauce is a simple, healthy dinner recipe the whole family will love!
Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup
Easy to make, full of flavor and packed with protein, this soup is perfect for a cool Fall evening.
Instant Pot Egg Roll in a Bowl
This veggie-packed meal is quick and easy to make and also high in protein. A simple sauce adds flavor!
Best Easy Instant Pot Dinner Recipes
Most people think slow cookers are the ultimate fix it and forget it dinner appliance but the instant pot is just as easy to use and can often get your favorite recipes done in less time than a crockpot!
Instant Pot Turkey Taco Pasta
A fun way to change things up on taco night, this taco pasta is made in the instant pot and will be a hit with the whole family!
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
This Italian classic soup is a family favorite. Toss all the ingredients in the instant pot and enjoy for lunch or dinner all week long!
Instant Pot Whole Rotisserie Chicken
Did you know you can make a whole chicken in the instant pot in just 45 minutes! Then use the bones to make chicken broth!
If something caught your eye, be sure to pin this post for later! And if you’re still looking to buy one, this is similar to the Instant Pot I have (affiliate link)!
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