It’s back to school time! That means back to life, back to reality. It also means back to schedules and back after school activities. Back to soccer, play practice, football, homework… I could go on and on! Sometimes making dinner happen with all the craziness is hard. Don’t worry, I got you covered. Here are 17 back to school Instant Pot recipes that are perfect for those crazy weeknights. They don’t take a lot of effort or ingredients!
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Back to School Instant Pot Recipes
Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwiches— Add this easy 5 ingredient meal to your menu this week! Serve with chips and grapes or watermelon.
Instant Pot Cheater Lasagna–if you love the flavors of lasagna but don’t like the effort it takes this recipe is for you! You can make this Instant Pot lasagna pasta recipe with 6 ingredients and in just a few minutes.
Easy Instant Pot Chicken Pesto Pasta–4 ingredients and you start with frozen chicken.
Instant Pot Cheater Beef Stew–if you’re looking for the easiest beef stew recipe you may have found it! This recipe is made quickly in your Instant Pot and requires little to no prep and only 5 ingredients.
Instant Pot Easy Chicken Pot Pie–a really easy, almost cheater version of chicken pot pie.
Instant Pot Cajun Sausage, Potatoes and Green Beans–a quick and easy one pot meal of cajun-style andouille sausage, quartered red potatoes, fresh green beans and sliced mushrooms.
Instant Pot 3-Ingredient Lime Chicken Tacos (from frozen)–this is the easiest and tastiest shredded chicken that you can serve in tacos (or other ways). The best part is that you can use frozen chicken and it takes about 2 minutes of prep time.
Instant Pot Garlic Chicken Sausage Orzo—Loads of flavor and an all in one pot dinner!
Instant Pot Creamy Greek Chicken Pitas–a very fast and easy recipe with just a handful of ingredients that tastes absolutely amazing!
Instant Pot Forgot to Defrost Doritos Taco Salad–this fun spin on taco salad is made quickly even with frozen meat straight from your freezer.
Instant Pot Garlic Mushroom Chicken–A delicious dump and go recipe that you can make with frozen chicken.
Instant Pot Garlic Herb Pork Chops and Green Beans–this one pot meal can be made in minutes.
Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Salsa Pasta–the easiest recipe ever. With just four ingredients and your pressure cooker this is a perfect meal to make when you’re busy but still want to put dinner on the table!
Instant Pot Santa Fe Beans and Rice–We love this easy and healthy, family friendly meal.
Instant Pot Sausage Pepperoni Spinach Ravioli–ravioli is cooked in a marinara sauce with Italian sausage, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and spinach for a super fast and easy one pot meal.
Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Rice–a throw everything into the Instant Pot and walk away meal!
Instant Pot Smoked Sausage with Parmesan and Orzo–This meal is loaded with flavor and is a dump and go one pot meal.
There you have it! 17 recipes for the first 3 weeks of school. Make a grocery list and a menu. Life is so much better when you have a plan!
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Phillip Minyard says
I’d like to see a treatise on pot-in-a-pot Instant Pot if you would consider doing one.
I’m confused? What does that mean?
Cliff Holmes says
Just learning how to cook and I have a 6 qtr. instant pot that every time I use comes up burnt, so I’m hoping to learn how to use the instant pot the right way and cook myself some good healthy meals.. My wife is ill and can’t get around very well so I’ve taken over the kitchen and trying to learn how to cook.. Thanks!
Good for you! You can do this. I would suggest following recipes until you get the hang of it.
Sharon Wade says