If you’re like me you LOVE one-pot meals. When I make a one pot meal I do a happy dance. What makes it even better is when the one pot meal is an Instant Pot recipe. The pressure cooker speeds up the cooking time and it is typically an easy, hands-off method of cooking. Check out my best Instant Pot one pot meals.
Can you make a whole meal in the Instant Pot?
Yes! The Instant Pot is very versatile and can make one-pot meals*. The recipes I’m sharing below can be entirely made in the Instant Pot. There are soups, stews, pastas, casseroles and more. To me a one pot meal is any type of meal that you don’t need to dirty another pot or dish to make. Yay!
The best Instant Pot one pot meals
The Instant Pot is great for making rice and hard boiled eggs but when you get it to make your entire dinner for you that equals winning in my book. These best instant pot recipes are one pot dinners and need to appear on your menu soon. You’ll eat a great dinner and there will be hardly any dishes to do at the end of the night. Hooray!
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Instant Pot Chicken Asparagus Potato Dinner
A healthy dinner! Moist bites of chicken, cubed potatoes and crisp bites of asparagus are tossed with a seasoning blend of smoked paprika, garlic powder and more to create a well seasoned one pot dinner. Use the Instant Pot to make this dinner quickly.
Instant Pot Brown Rice Pilaf with Chicken Sausage
A quick, easy and healthy meal of seasoned brown rice with carrots, peas and chicken sausage.
Instant Pot Mexican Stuffed Peppers
Bell peppers are stuffed with brown rice, black beans and salsa and cooked perfectly in your electric pressure cooker or your crockpot. You can make them vegetarian or with meat, it’s up to you. Top with a dollop of sour cream and enjoy this healthy weeknight dinner.
Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Rice
A throw everything into the Instant Pot and walk away meal! Flavorful rice and chicken that has all the great flavors from chicken fajitas! Make it with brown or white rice.
Instant Pot Garlic Mushroom Chicken
A creamy sauce is spooned over mushrooms, tender bites of chicken (and optional broccoli). A delicious dump and go recipe that you can make with frozen chicken.
Instant Pot Lemon Butter Garlic Salmon with Homestyle Vegetables
Flaky wild Alaska salmon is steamed on the top of red potatoes and carrots in your electric pressure cooker and drizzled with garlic, fresh lemon juice and butter. A one pot meal that is healthy and delicious!
Instant Pot Chicken Rice Bowls
An easy dump and go recipe with chicken, rice (of your choice), enchilada sauce, black beans and spices. This is a perfect dinner for a busy weeknight or a good option to pack in individual containers for lunches during the week.
Instant Pot Garlic Herb Pork Chops and Green Beans
This one pot meal can be made in minutes. The pork chops and green beans are full of rich buttery herb flavors. Serve as is for a low-carb meal or serve with your favorite starch (potatoes, rice or noodles).
Instant Pot Maple Dijon Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Chicken, sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts drizzled with a sauce made with maple syrup, dijon mustard, rosemary and olive oil. A simple one pot recipe with a delicious flavor!
Instant Pot Salisbury Steak, Gravy and Mashed Potatoes
Good old fashioned salisbury steak is prepared in your pressure cooker with a savory mushroom and onion gravy and creamy mashed potatoes. An amazing homemade one pot meal that will have you throwing away any TV dinners that you have in your freezer.
Instant Pot Lemon Herbed Chicken and Red Potatoes
A one pot meal that has lots of flavor. Chicken is browned and then quickly pressure cooked with red potatoes, baby carrots, seasonings and lemon juice.
Instant Pot Thai Chicken Noodles
A true one pot meal! The chicken, sauce and noodles are all cooked at the same time in minutes in your electric pressure cooker. The noodles are enveloped in a mild creamy peanut and lime sauce and the peanuts, cilantro and red bell pepper give texture and color. A delicious and easy recipe to make any night of the week.
Instant Pot Pasta Primavera
A meatless pasta and vegetable dish. Rigatoni pasta is cooked quickly in your pressure cooker along with tomatoes, fresh green beans, carrots, mushrooms, garlic and zucchini. The whole dish is tossed with grated parmesan cheese.
Instant Pot Broccoli Chicken Mac and Cheese
Creamy macaroni and cheese made quickly in your instant pot with tender bites of chicken and (not crisp, but not mushy) broccoli florets. This is an easy one pot meal that the whole family will love!
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
A colorful, healthy and brightly flavored soup that is full of vegetables, basil, beans, pasta, and ground turkey. Pressure cook this soup quickly and enjoy a warm bowl of deliciousness for dinner.
Instant Pot Homestyle Chicken and Vegetables
Well seasoned chicken, green beans, red potatoes and carrots are all cooked together quickly in your electric pressure cooker. A true one pot meal that is family friendly, tastes amazing and is so easy to put together.
Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Orzo
An easy one pot meal that has a lot of Mexican flare. Orzo pasta is cooked quickly in your pressure cooker along with ground beef, taco sauce and black beans. Fresh ingredients like diced tomatoes, green onions, cilantro and shredded cheddar are stirred in later to create a family friendly and flavorful meal.
Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole
A lightened up, easy pressure cooker version of a favorite casserole. This version uses hearty brown rice and for the creaminess it uses greek yogurt instead of cream of chicken soup.
Instant Pot Meatballs and Red Potatoes with Creamy Parmesan Sauce
Red potatoes, green beans, meatballs and mushrooms are all covered in a creamy parmesan sauce. An easy one pot meal. Frozen meatballs are used for easy prep purposes. You can also make this in the slow cooker.
Instant Pot Chicken and Mashed Potatoes
Chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots and gravy are all prepared in one pot, your Instant Pot. A perfect dinner for any night of the week.
Instant Pot Grandma’s Sunday Roast
Get fall apart roast paired with potatoes, carrots, green beans and gravy made quickly in your pressure cooker. A perfect Sunday dinner just like Grandma used to make.
Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli Rice
Creamy risotto-like rice with cheddar, broccoli and (optional) pieces of chicken breast. A one pot family-friendly meal perfect for a busy weeknight.
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. Drizzle the buttery broth over the potatoes for maximum flavor.
Instant Pot Greek Chicken Rice Bowls
Brown rice and chicken are tossed with a lemon juice, olive oil, fresh garlic and vinegar dressing. Diced cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion and feta cheese are stirred into the rice to complete the one pot meal.
Instant Pot Chili (Hillbilly-style)
A flavorful and easy chili recipe with spaghetti noodles in it! Make it fast in your Instant Pot!
Instant Pot Spaghetti (Cowboy-style)
An easy spaghetti recipe with bacon, ground beef, Rotel, barbecue sauce and cheese. A hearty pasta dish that comes together quickly with the help of your Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese (Breakfast-style)
Don’t knock it until you try it! Mac and cheese with sausage, bell peppers and hot sauce…and the best part is the topping of crispy hashbrowns.
Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Potatoes
Tender chicken with loads of flavor. This chicken and potatoes dish will quickly become a family favorite at your house. It has the perfect amount of seasoning and lemon flavor.
Instant Pot Cabbage, Potatoes and Sausage
Instant Pot Cabbage, Potatoes and Sausage is such an easy and delicious one pot supper. With bacon and sausage it’s got lots of flavor. Plus you get your vegetables in with the cabbage, carrots and red potatoes.
Instant Pot Beef Stew
A super easy recipe for beef stew that doesn’t sacrifice flavor. This stew is comfort in a bowl! My mom used to make this beef stew in the oven over several hours. Now I make it in minutes in my Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Butter Chicken Rice
Rice and chicken in a spiced (but not spicy) tomato, butter and cream sauce.
Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Noodles
Instant Pot Mississippi Beef Noodles–Shredded beef and noodles with the most amazing flavor ever! This dish is easy to make (dump and go!) and will soon be requested frequently!
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
This recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is fast and easy to make. No need to cook the chicken ahead of time, just add it straight to your pressure cooker along with the veggies and broth. We love making this recipe on a cold day or when we have a sick one in the house.
Instant Pot Corned Beef
A super easy (and delicious) method for making corned beef! Tender corned beef is sliced and served alongside carrots and potatoes (and if you want, cabbage). It’s then topped with a tangy sauce made of sour cream, dijon mustard and garlic. A perfect dinner for St Patrick’s Day (or any other day).
Instant Pot Pork Chops
Creamy mashed potatoes are served with ranch seasoned pork chops and gravy. All made in one pot at the same time!
Instant Pot Short Ribs
Beef short ribs seasoned with black pepper that are browned and then braised in your pressure cooker with an amazing Asian sauce and bell peppers.
Instant Pot Vegan Smashed Pea And Barley Soup
A hearty split pea soup with barley, carrots, onions, savory herbs and green onions. This is a copycat recipe of the popular vegan soup sold at California Pizza Kitchen.
Instant Pot Curry
A thai-style coconut curry with moist bites of chicken, tender bites of yellow potatoes, vibrant turmeric and curry powder all made quickly at home in your electric pressure cooker. Bonus: The jasmine rice is cooked at the same time and in the same pot!
Instant Pot Tacos
Easy to make smoky chicken tacos with all the fixings. A fresh weeknight meal that comes together quickly.
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