Fall gets me dreaming of cozy, warm, satisfying foods. Whether you’re in the mood for a comforting soup, mom’s old fashioned casserole or a pumpkin-spiced delight this list of 35 Fall Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes has it all. Plus because they are made in the pressure cooker or slow cooker they are all fairly easy and hands-off recipes.
Fall Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes
Soups to swoon over
Soup is dinner in a bowl and it’s just so satisfying and comforting. I have TONS of Instant Pot soup and slow cooker recipes but here are the soups that spoke FALL to me.
Italian Sausage and Spinach Soup
Creamy broth, chunks of Italian sausage, spinach, carrots and pasta combine to make a hearty soup perfect for a cold winter night.
Appalachian Soup Beans
A comforting bowl of creamy pinto beans flavored with smoky ham. A winter staple in the Appalachian states.
Beef and Barley Soup
A savory brothy soup with tender bites of beef, chewy barley and vegetables.
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
All the flavors from chicken pot pie in a soup! This super easy recipe is made in minutes in your electric pressure cooker. It can be made with raw chicken or leftover cooked turkey or chicken. Serve the soup topped with a biscuit to make it feel like the crust of a pot pie.
Vegetable Beef Soup
An easy, healthy and delicious soup with ground beef (or turkey) and vegetables. A perfect soup to make on a winter day. The leftovers are a great lunch the next day too!
Chicken Wild Rice Soup
A creamy soup that is full of lots of goodness–wild rice, chicken, mushrooms, carrots and celery.
Tuscan White Bean Soup
Dried white beans (or canned) are quickly pressure cooked and make an amazing soup with Italian sausage, carrots, tomatoes, kale and parmesan cheese. The flavor is unbelievably good! This soup is naturally gluten free.
Chicken Barley Soup
For a healthy but filling meal try out this Instant Pot Chicken Barley Soup with some crusty bread. It’s pressure cooked quickly but tastes as though it’s been simmering all day. This is a forgiving soup that allows you to use cooked chicken or turkey or raw chicken breasts or thighs.
Ground Turkey Lentil Chili
This healthy, easy pressure cooker turkey lentil chili is the perfect meal for any night of the week. It fills you up without filling you out while still having tons of flavor.
Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
A creamy tomato based soup that is made from start to finish in 45 minutes thanks to the help of your pressure cooker. This is my favorite soup to make for company. I always get tons of compliments. I don’t believe I’ve tasted soup at a restaurant that is as good as this version.
Poppin’ Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Apple and Squash Recipes
With autumn comes the fall harvest of squash, apples, pumpkins and more. Here are some fall harvest recipes that I think you will enjoy!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake
A dense and moist, almost bread pudding-like cake with the popular flavor combo of pumpkin spice and chocolate. This delicious cake is the perfect choice for a fall treat, or any time of year that pumpkin craving strikes!
Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats
Hearty steel cut oats are cooked with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice quickly in your electric pressure cooker to make a comforting breakfast perfect for a chilly fall morning.
This is hands down the easiest and fastest way to cook spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash is a healthy, low calorie alternative to regular pasta and because it has a neutral flavor it soaks up whatever seasonings or sauce you serve with it.
Sweet Potato Mash
Creamy mashed sweet potatoes made with garlic, feta and dill for ultimate flavor. This side dish is made in minutes in your electric pressure cooker.
Butternut Squash Soup
Thick and creamy, with loads of fall flavors. This healthy soup is made quickly in your electric pressure cooker. It tastes great served with crusty bread or a handful of garlic croutons.
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!
Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese
If you’re looking for a lower calorie and lower carb way to enjoy mac and cheese this recipe is for you. Spaghetti squash is cooked quickly in your electric pressure cooker and then a cheesy sauce is stirred in with the squash strands to make a comforting meal.
Sausage and Sweet Potatoes
A flavorful, healthy-ish and easy dump-and-go meal with just a handful of ingredients. This will quickly become a family favorite!
Cranberry Apple Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf
A combination of wild rice and brown rice are pressure cooked with onion and seasonings and then tossed with honeycrisp apples, toasted pecans and craisins. A festive and delicious side dish!
Homemade apple cobbler that’s brought to a whole new level with the addition of drizzly caramel and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. A quick and easy fall dessert.
Apple Cider Donut Cake
Moist cake made with applesauce and apple cider and then topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Addicting!
Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes
A traditional holiday side dish made in your slow cooker to free up oven and stove top space for all the other food that you’ll be making!
Mom’s Good Old Fashioned Dinners
The nights are chilly and nothing sounds better than some good old fashioned dinners straight from mom’s recipe box.
Ziti with Meatballs
An easy Instant Pot version of baked ziti with a scrumptious tomato cream sauce, ricotta and meatballs. Everyone will be asking for seconds!
Chicken and Dumplings
A creamy chicken soup with dumplings and mixed vegetables. Make this classic dish quickly in your Instant Pot!
No Peek Chicken
That easy 3-ingredient chicken and rice recipe from your childhood that has cream of mushroom soup in it. Only this time it’s made in your Instant Pot.
Mom’s Pot Roast
Pot roast, potatoes, carrots and gravy just like Mom used to make. An easy recipe that tastes like home.
An old family favorite recipe. Ground beef or turkey is browned and then simmered with a tomato-based sauce and macaroni noodles and then topped with grated cheddar. The perfect weeknight dinner to feed a family. Make it quickly in your electric pressure cooker.
Cheesy Potato Casserole (Aka Funeral Potatoes)
My kids both love funeral potatoes. Whenever we go to Greg’s mom’s house for dinner they hope that she made them for dinner! My version has a homemade cheesy cream sauce and then it’s topped with a crunchy cornflake topping. It’s a perfect side dish to go with ham or turkey dinner.
Shepherd’s Pie Casserole
Shepherd’s Pie was something we had a lot growing up…whenever we had leftover mashed potatoes! My version is a beefy savory casserole with potatoes, green beans and cheddar cheese. It has the flavors from shepherd’s pie but it’s made with a super easy, one-pot method.
If you’re like my family football is a fall staple. Every week there is a game that we look forward to watching. Here are some ideas of foods to serve while the football game is on.
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
Frozen wings are tossed into your electric pressure cooker and cooked for just 4 minutes. Then a mixture of garlic powder, parmesan cheese and ranch dressing mix coat the wings while they broil and crisp up in the oven. These wings have unbelievable flavor and are super easy to make for a party.
Throw a bag of frozen chicken wings in your electric pressure cooker and cook for just 3 minutes for perfectly cooked chicken wings! Toss the wings in some buffalo sauce and then serve with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.
Buffalo Chicken Chili
A creamy white bean chicken chili that is flavored with buffalo sauce and fire roasted tomatoes. It’s basically the soup version of buffalo chicken dip.
Velveeta Rotel Dip
A twist on a classic recipe. With the addition of sausage you secure your dip as the most popular dish at the party. This version is all made in one pot!
Artichoke Spinach Dip
Just like you order at a restaurant! So tasty with baguettes, chips or crackers.
I love this taco dip because it’s one of those recipes where you can pretty much throw everything into the slow cooker and be done. No browning required beforehand. It’s the perfect appetizer or a great game day snack. Kids and adults both love this cheesy taco dip.
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