With close to 1000 Instant Pot recipes on the 365 Days website these were the 10 most viewed recipes in 2021. My favorite recipe is number 1! Have you made all 10?
Related: the 10 most popular Instant Pot recipes of 2020
Most Popular Instant Pot Recipes
Thank you so much for making 2021 one of the best years ever for 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking! This year we’ve added over 200 new Instant Pot recipes to the site. We have had over 23 million hits to the website and reached over 9 million individuals. We’ve grown the YouTube channel to over 124,000 subscribers and our Facebook Group to 93,000 members. I’m so grateful to have been part of your Instant Pot cooking journey. May you have a blessed and prosperous 2022!!!
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Now onto the top 10 Instant Pot recipes from 2021!
#10: Instant Pot Creamy Tortellini Spinach and Chicken Soup
Creamy tomato based soup with bites of tender chicken, cheesy tortellini and fresh bright green spinach. This version is made in the electric pressure cooker and is a quick and easy one pot meal. Everyone in my house loves this soup and I love making it for friends too. I’ve never heard a complaint when I’ve made this soup!
Laurie said, “This was an absolutely fantastic homerun! I doctored it a little bit by adding a hot curry powder to give it a little extra zing and it was absolutely phenomenal. Everybody went back for seconds and voted it their favorite soup I’ve ever made.”
#9: Instant Pot Disney Potatoes
Cubed potatoes enveloped in a cheesy sauce with bacon. A magical potato experience that takes only minutes to make in your pressure cooker!
Ashley said, “These were phenomenal!! My kids are cannot handle any type of spice so I subbed Monterey Jack instead of pepper jack and still super delicious! My husband is not a potato fan and he even had seconds! We have a new family favorite! Thank you!”
#8: Instant Pot 3-Ingredient Rump Roast
An easy beginner recipe for the Instant Pot. Beef pot roast is cooked until tender in the electric pressure cooker.
Donna said, “Easy one pot meal. It turned out wonderfully. This is a go to!”
#7: Instant Pot Shipwreck Casserole
A compilation of random ingredients like ground beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots that ends up tasting really amazing together!
Nita said, “Took a little prep work to put together but was well worth it. My hubby went for seconds, he loved it.”
#6: Instant Pot Marry Me Chicken
Chicken cutlets in a flavorful creamy sauce with bacon, garlic and roasted red bell pepper strips. This chicken and sauce is so good that whoever you serve it to will want to marry you!
Billy said, “Amazing! We all loved it! The only thing is the name. Just saying it scares me… lol! You will not regret trying this one.”
#5: Instant Pot Huli Huli Chicken
An easy recipe for dump and go sweet and savory chicken thighs.
Rhonda said, “I made this for dinner Friday night for my husband and me. I kind of snuck this in on him because he DOES NOT LIKE DARK MEAT (I do). Guess what? He absolutely loved it! And so did I!
In his own words – “You have finally converted me! The thighs were so tender and delicious, and the sauce was awesome!” He was even bragging about it the next morning. Made it with white rice and broccoli. Delicious! As are all of your recipes we have tried! Thank you!!”
#4: Instant Pot Total Dude Casserole
A meat, potatoes and gravy casserole that all the men in your life will love.
Bob said, “Here I am, still temporarily single. Wife and son were scheduled to leave the Philippines today, but instead, they are quarantined. Son tested positive!!!! I made this last night, thinking it would be a great dish to welcome them home with leftovers… oh well, by the time they get home, it will be Alllllll gone. I’m a dude and man, it was/is sooo good. normally, I let a day or 2 pass before eating a leftover… not tonight… I’m going to enjoy this one again.”
#3: Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken
A fast and easy chicken dinner with a creamy garlic parmesan sauce with chopped spinach. We like to eat this chicken and sauce with fettuccine noodles or with mashed potatoes.
Begum said, “Followed the recipe and it turned out amazing! My husband has it with fettuccine noodles, I had it with steamed broccoli. The sauce tastes so good! I added both mushrooms and spinach. Highly recommend this. I’ll definitely be making it again.”
#2: Instant Pot Olive Garden Chicken Pasta
With just a handful of ingredients you can make a creamy and zesty pasta and chicken in your Instant Pot. An easy weeknight dump and go recipe!
Gregg said, “Really is a great tasting meal that is easy to make. it is now on our rotation with the IP.”
#1: Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Reminiscent of Panera Bread’s broccoli cheddar soup this pressure cooker version has chopped broccoli, shredded carrots and celery simmered in a velvety smooth cheese sauce. I believe this version is just as good or better than you could order at any restaurant! Try it for dinner this week.
NH said, “Wow, excellent recipe! Thank you so much for sharing. This is just like Panera bread 🙂 I’ve passed this on to my family members. Now it’s their turn to try to make it!”
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Al M. says
I just purchased a instant pot duo crisp 6qt and I love it. The air fryer lid is neet! I have used both of the lids now and am thoroughly hooked! I save my recipes in my recipe box app, but now I need to start labeling them so I know who to credit and comment to. I love your site and emails! Keep up the good work!
Thank you! so glad you found some great recipes here!
Marilyn Pickett says
I cook for only two. Can the recipes be cut in half for the 6 quart Instant Pot?
Yes generally they can. Here’s more info: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/how-to-halve-instant-pot-recipes/
Janyce Singleton says
I thankfully purchased your “365 Days of Instant Pot Cooking” before it sold out. I would love to give it to some friends as gifts. Will you be publishing it again in the near future? It is a Fantastic book and so well done!
Ahhh thanks so much! I am so glad you enjoy it. I won’t be republishing as my cost has gone up 40% and I’d have to charge an arm and a leg for the book.
Your recipes are fabulous! I love to cook but probably would have dumped the instant pot if it weren’t for your wonderful fast and easy recipes! Now I have bought instant pots for others as gifts!
Keep going girl!
Ahhh, thanks so much this is so nice to hear. I’m so glad you didn’t dump it!!
Sylvia Nelson says
I have tried to use the pressure cooker in the Instant pot for clootie dumpling (without the cloot)
The pressure did not get hot at all. I had to end up taking it out and using it in my old slow cooker
My daughter tried cooking pulled pork In it and again after 4 hours in the slow cooker mode it did not cookoroperly
I am very disappointed in this appliance what are we doing wrong
When microwaves came out they used to have classes to show how to operate them, I think Insta Pot needs the same thing,
This video may help you! https://youtu.be/EJd6dC5d62U
I have made several of your outstanding and oh-so-easy recipes and I have to wonder why my absolute fav wasn’t listed here. The crack chicken! That was THE best thing to happen to chicken ever. Never tried your Huli chicken – that will definitely be next after the holidays! Thank you for bringing us such wonderful and easy recipes. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
It’s surprising to see what made the list and what didn’t. That’s for sure! I’m so glad you enjoyed the crack chicken.
Twinkle S. Martin says
Love you guys. Merry Christmas 🎄 Happy New Year 🎈🎊🎆
Thanks you Twinkle! Merry Christmas to you!!