14 Super Easy Instant Pot Dinner Recipes

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Do you find yourself coming home from a long day of work starving, but with no desire to make dinner? Do you also have an instant pot, but don’t really put it to good use? Well, you’re not alone, and you’ve come to the right place! Here, you’ll find super easy instant pot dinner recipes that will satisfy your growling tummy in no time and with little effort.

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Although the simplicity of these recipes is wonderful, it’s not the only wonderful feature within these dinners. Something else that I’m sure you’ll love about these recipes is that they’re super healthy! Yes, I’m being serious. This is not a joke. You can have your delicious dinner without slaving in the kitchen AND you can use nutritious ingredients that both you and the whole family will love!

If you’re completely new to using your instant pot, please check out How to Use an Instant Pot before creating these recipes for optimal results.

1. 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

I did say that both you and the whole family will love these recipes, so why not start with a family favorite? This mac and cheese recipe of ours is made using only five ingredients that, as I said before, are totally clean.¬†This family favorite gives kids just the meal they want while also adhering to the slowed down metabolisms of us adults. It’s, without a doubt, a win-win.

2. Instant Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

It’s amazing how easily you can treat yourself (guilt-free) to the creaminess and tastiness of Cajun chicken with this recipe by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen. It has that kick that everyone will love, and it makes enough for leftovers, too!

3. Instant Pot Low Carb Whole Chicken and Gravy

Can you believe that you can make a whole chicken in an instant pot?! Well, you can, and it will be the easiest experience cooking a whole chicken of your life! Sugar-Free Mom has made a chicken weeknight dinner a piece of cake with this recipe. Plus, it pairs fantastically with our Instant Pot Corn on the Cob with Chipotle Sauce.

4. Easy Instant Pot Jambalaya

My instant pot really pulls through with this easy dinner recipe, and for more reasons than one. Along with making it much easier for the person cooking, the appliance also really brings out the flavors of the ingredients, like: green peppers, sausage, shrimp, tomatoes, chicken, and onion.

The instant pot also makes for an easy clean-up. If you clean your knives and cutting boards during the short amount of time it takes for this recipe to cook, you’ll only have to clean your instant pot after dinner. So, if you hate doing dishes like me, your instant pot will soon become your best friend. Mine is!

5. Clean Eating Instant Pot Summer Soup

Do you ever crave soup over the summer, but find it hard to find a recipe that satisfies both your craving and the weather outside? Then this easy instant pot dinner recipe by Pinch of Yum is right up your alley. It’s easy, healthy, and really does satisfy both your craving and the hot weather by using summer vegetables like carrots and tomatoes.

6. Vegan Instant Pot Potato Curry

A Virtual Vegan made this instant pot recipe easy, quick to make, budget-friendly, gluten-free,¬† and vegan (of course)! You’ll only need 8 ingredients to make this dinner, and one of those ingredients is great for reducing joint pain, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Yup, you guessed it! It’s curry!

7. Instant Pot 5-Ingredient Chicken Tacos

Between the chunky salsa that gives it its Mexican flair and the boneless chicken breasts that make it filling and protein-filled, this recipe will have you bowing down to your instant pot. Why the instant pot and not the ingredients? Well, because the ingredients give it its flavors, but the instant pot gives you those flavors in under half an hour. No more coming home from work and dreading making dinner with this recipe!

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