Don’t have a lot of time or ingredients but still want to get dinner on the table? Try one of these 12 different 5-Ingredient Dump and Go Instant Pot Dinners tonight.
5-Ingredient Dump and Go Instant Pot Dinners
Instant Pot 2-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken
Tender, moist bites of shredded chicken flavored with balsamic dressing. With literally only 2 ingredients and the fact that it’s made in the Instant Pot, this recipe couldn’t be easier to make.
Serve with: This balsamic chicken tastes great on salads, over rice or with a baked potato.
Pro tip: Make pot-in-pot rice at the same time as the chicken. Place chicken in an even layer on bottom of pot with the dressing. Then lay a pan with rice and water on top of the chicken and cover. Use a tall trivet* or a sling* to separate if needs be.
Instant Pot Smoked Sausage and Cabbage
An easy all in one pot meal of smoked sausage, potatoes, onion and cabbage. Dump everything into the pot and walk away!
Serve with: a side of fruit or a green salad
Pro tip: If you like the browned taste and look of the sausage you can brown the sausage using the saute setting. Turn the pot on the saute setting and melt 1 Tbsp of the butter. Then add sliced pieces of sausage and brown each side for 2 minutes.
Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Taco Rice
An easy 5-ingredient dump and press start recipe for the Instant Pot. Rice, chicken and black beans with lots of flavor.
Serve with: shredded lettuce and avocado slices
Pro tip: For this recipe you can mix and match types of beans (pinto, kidney, etc.) and types of rice (brown, jasmine, white) depending on what you have on hand.
Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwiches
Tender shredded chicken coated with a honey mustard sauce and then served with pickles on top of freshly baked buns.
Serve with: green salad or grapes
Pro tip: Make homemade buns for your sandwiches. I love this recipe from Taste of Home. It only takes 40 minutes for homemade yeast buns from start to finish! You really don’t have to let the dough raise so that’s why it’s fairly quick.
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!
Serve with: sauteed spinach
Pro tip: If you’re nervous about fish and meats cooking all the way through, especially when they are frozen, invest in an instant read digital thermometer*. Fish should be 145° F.
Instant Pot Creamy Salsa Chicken
Tender bites of chicken with an amazing sauce of just 3 ingredients: salsa, lime juice, and sour cream. This chicken and sauce tastes great over rice or rolled up in a tortilla. Plus it’s so fast and easy to make, you can even use frozen chicken.
Serve with: broccoli or shredded lettuce and avocados
Pro tip: Fresh lime juice is a game changer. I like to buy a big bag of limes and juice them all. Then I freeze the juice into ice cube trays and put them in a ziploc bag in the freezer. They come in handy for recipes like this one!
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. No sauteing, chopping or browning. And best of all it tastes great!
Serve with: crusty bread
Pro tip: Buy a chuck roast and throw it in the freezer for an hour, then cut it up into stew meat size pieces. The partially frozen meat cuts so much easier.
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.
Serve with: broccoli or green beans
Pro tip: If you want to make a more homemade version of this recipe try my no cream of soups version here.
Instant Pot Kalua Pork
This Hawaiian style pork is easy to prepare, with only 4 ingredients and a hands off cooking method. And it tastes amazing! It will soon become a family favorite.
Serve with: pineapple and coconut rice
Pro tip: For large cuts of meats like roast and pork shoulder use a full natural pressure release for the most tender results.
Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken
A super fast and easy, 5-ingredient, dump and go Instant Pot recipe of slightly sweet chicken and pineapples.
Serve with: Hawaiian bread or rolls, pineapple and shredded romaine lettuce
Pro tip: Learn the best way to cook frozen chicken in your Instant Pot by watching this video.
Instant Pot 3-Ingredient Meatballs
With only 3 ingredients and the use of your Instant Pot they literally take 3 minutes of hands-on time. They are super flavorful with a little bit of savory and a little bit of sweetness.
Serve with: Baked potatoes and broccoli
Pro tip: Frozen meatballs can be anything from GREAT to barely edible. Try out different brands from different stores to find out which kind your and your family like best.
Instant Pot 3-Ingredient Chicken and Gravy
An almost embarrassingly easy recipe for a good old fashioned dinner.
Serve with: peas and mashed potatoes, rice, noodles, toast or biscuits.
Pro tip: Prevent the burn signal from coming on by plopping the soup on top of the chicken instead of on the bottom of the Instant Pot.
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