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200+ Instant Pot Recipes If You're Not Sure What To Make

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1. For 5-ingredient meals that wont break the bank:

BuzzFeed, kitschencat.com

Sample recipe: This easy egg bake is fast and customizable. Just toss a few things — eggs, cheese, and your favorite add-ins (like bacon or veggies) — into the IP and let breakfast make itself.

Full list: 16 Instant Pot Recipes With Just Five Ingredients

2. For when you want dinner *fast*:

BuzzFeed

Sample recipe: Instant Pot ramen only needs 15 minutes of cook time and tastes a million times better than the bagged stuff.

Full list: 16 Instant Pot Dinners You Can Make In Less Than 30 Minutes

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3. For low-carb Keto options:

diethood.com

Sample recipe: Keto lemon-butter chicken thighs can be cooked from fresh or frozen — and reheat really well for leftovers.

Full list: These 19 Keto Instant Pot Recipes Are All Weeknight-Friendly

4. And for favorite Keto-friendly soups:

BuzzFeed, savorytooth.com

Sample recipe: Moqueca (or white fish stew) gets its creaminess here from coconut milk, and red peppers give it a ton of Vitamin C.

Full list: 16 Keto-Friendly Instant Pot Soup Recipes

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5. For pasta night:

damndelicious.net

Sample recipe: Instant Pot ground beef pasta only pressure cooks for five minutes — and the fool-proof prep starts with store-bought marinara sauce.

Full list: 18 Instant Pot Pastas That Pretty Much Make Themselves

6. For when you need something throw-and-go:

BuzzFeed

Sample recipe: These versatile rice bowls with teriyaki chicken work for lunch or dinner.

Full list: 29 Dump Dinners For the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

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7. For Meatless Monday:

BuzzFeed

Sample recipe: Coconut quinoa curry is ready to go after 3 to 4 hours on the slow cooker function, or just 20 to 30 minutes on pressure cook.

Full list: 23 Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes To Bookmark

8. For Vegan-uary:

acouplecooks.com

Sample recipe: These vegan Instant Pot tacos use a fiber-packed base of spiced lentils and brown rice to make the filling.

Full list: 24 Quick & Easy Vegan Instant Pot Recipes

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9. For when you're looking for new weeknight dinner ideas:

littlespicejar.com

Sample recipe: The secret to getting these Instant Pot chicken carnitas extra crispy? Toss them under the broiler for a few minutes right before serving.

Full list: 21 Instant Pot Dinners You Need To Try

10. For when it's freezing outside — and you want something hearty and comforting:

BuzzFeed

Sample recipe: This beef stew with veggies can also be prepped ahead and made into a freezer meal.

Full list: 21 Cozy and Comforting Instant Pot Recipes

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11. For lighter fare that's still super satisfying:

Sample recipe: The best part of this Instant Pot salmon is the flavor-packed chili-lime sauce — with jalapeño, honey, and herbs.

Full list: 21 Stress-Free Instant Pot Recipes for Spring (or Any Season)

12. For party-ready dips:

gimmesomeoven.com

Sample recipe: Spinach-artichoke dip pretty much makes itself and can be served right out of an Instant Pot (or Crock Pot) at parties.

Full list: 18 Crock Pot Treats That Also Work In An Instant Pot

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13. For dessert ideas:

sallysbakingaddiction.com

Sample recipe: These from-scratch cinnamon rolls cook on the slow cooker setting and the dough can be made the night before.

Full list: 14 Desserts You Can Make In an Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

14. For Tasty fan favorites:

tasty.co

Sample recipe: Looking for a low-carb option? The pot roast dinner swaps out mashed potatoes for creamy cauliflower.

Full list: 4 Easy Instant Pot Dinner Ideas

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15. For holiday favorites delicious enough to eat year-round:

Joe Lingeman / The Kitchn

Sample recipe: Instant Pot mashed potatoes are faster and (arguably tastier) than the stovetop version — and the pressure cooker doubles as a warming station.

Full list: 20 Instant Pot Recipes For The Holidays

16. Lastly, the most important tips + tricks for Instant Pot owners to know about...

Sample tip: Did you know that the *entire* IP lid (not just the sealing ring) is dishwasher-safe? Or that the handles double as a built-in lid holder?

Full list: 18 (Seriously Useful) Instant Pot Tips, Tricks, And Hacks

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17. And useful accessories that can make things even easier, no matter what you cook:

amazon.com

Sample item: A clear glass lid (perfect for slow cooker mode!) lets you see exactly how your food is coming along.

Full list: 18 Things You Should Definitely Buy If You Have An Instant Pot

What's your favorite thing to make in Instant Pot? Share in the comments below! 🥘

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