Easy Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners

Instant Pots and other multicookers are known for their ability to cook everything from hearty breakfasts to weeknight meals quickly and easily. But like any new tool you might get for your kitchen, it takes some practice to use it to perfection.

While there are a plethora of recipes you can make with your Instant Pot, there are some essential recipes that are perfect for beginners so you can get comfortable using this versatile kitchen tool. These are some of the ones you should start with.

Instant Pot Quinoa

This popular healthy food can be made in your Instant Pot in minutes. Quinoa is gluten-free and high in protein. It makes for a great side dish that you can enjoy with your favorite home-cooked meals.

For the Instant Pot Quinoa recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Steamed Vegetables

Steamed vegetables make for a quick side, and any extra can be easily incorporated into dishes that use leftover vegetables. Although this particular recipe calls for green beans, yellow beans and cauliflower, any of your favorite veggies will work. 

For the Instant Pot Steamed Vegetables recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

This popular Thanksgiving side dish can be made in under 30 minutes in your Instant Pot. It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving for you to enjoy this dish — it can be eaten with any protein you like.

For the Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts probably aren't one of your children's favorite vegetables, but this recipe could change that. If you would like to make it healthier, you can use olive oil — a food you should eat every day — instead of butter. 

For the Instant Pot Roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Soy Sauce Braised Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the most popular vegetables in the United States. It gets an extra twist in this recipe using peanut oil, soy sauce, fish sauce, rice wine, ginger and garlic.

For the Instant Pot Soy Sauce Braised Broccoli recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Carrots

Cooked or raw, carrots are one of the best vegetables you can eat, though many people store them wrong. Cooked in an Instant Pot, they make a great side to have with your lunch or dinner.

For the Instant Pot Carrots recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Brown Rice

Brown rice is the base of many great rice recipes. While brown rice typically takes longer to cook than white rice, with your Instant Pot, it will not take much time at all.

For the Instant Pot Brown Rice recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

Although jam is not a main dish or even a side dish, it is often used on toast, biscuits and more of the most iconic breakfast foods.

For the Instant Pot Strawberry Jam recipe, click here.

Perfect Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are perfect for a quick and easy breakfast and make the base of many vintage appetizers. You can cook your eggs any kind of way in your Instant Pot without worrying about overcooking them.

For the Perfect Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Beef Chili

Perfect for a winter day in a cold city or for a backyard campout, chili is a comfort food that mainly requires ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry

For the Instant Pot Beef Chili recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Bacon Casserole

Not only does this recipe come together quickly, but it is also bursting with flavor thanks to bacon, sweet potatoes, onions and peppers. Although there are many easy casserole recipes you can make for breakfast, the Instant Pot makes them even easier. 

For the Instant Pot Bacon Casserole recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Quiche Lorraine

This warm and delicious dish can be enjoyed by everyone in your family. Stuffed with fluffy eggs, melty cheese, vegetables and meat, it's the perfect addition to a brunch spread.

For the Instant Pot Quiche Lorraine recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Banana Bread

A breakfast staple, banana bread can be just as fluffy and moist when made in an Instant Pot. Flavored with cinnamon, vanilla and ripe bananas, this banana bread is great for busy mornings.

For the Instant Pot Banana Bread recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is a regional dessert that you need to try if you haven't. It is a perfect tangy summer dessert that is sweet and delicious.

For the Instant Pot Key Lime recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas

Make your black-eyed peas in the blink of an eye when you use an Instant Pot. Not only are they a delicious side dish, but they are also a food that improves brain health.

For the Instant Pot Black-Eyed Peas recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a classic dish that many people enjoyed during their childhood, and thanks to the Instant Pot, it can be made easily and quickly now that you are older. 

For the Instant Pot Meatloaf recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Super Simple Chicken Wings

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

Chicken adobo is a classic and popular dish that is native to the Philippines, making it a food from around the world that you can make at home. Once you throw all of your ingredients into the Instant Pot, a delicious meal comes out for you to enjoy, 

For the Instant Pot Chicken Adobo recipe, click here.

Instant Pot Scrambled Eggs

Many people have their own thoughts on the best way to make scrambled eggs — and one of them is making them in an Instant Pot in just five minutes. If you're looking for more morning inspiration, scrambling your eggs is just one of the 101 ways you can cook eggs.

For the Instant Pot Scrambled Eggs recipe, click here.

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