31 Instant Pot Recipes for Busy Families

Posted on Aug 16 2017 - 12:03am by Susan Bewley

Looking for some delicious & fast recipes that you can make in your electric pressure cooker? Check out these 31 Instant Pot Recipes for Busy Families here!

How many of you struggle when it comes to dinner time? In our household, if I don’t have everything well planned out, this happens more often than I want to admit. Even some of the best plans seem to go to ruin if one of us had a busy day and dinner didn’t seem to find its way into the slow cooker. I know we have all been there and sometimes fast food or eating out seem like pretty bad options (not to mention expensive).  I mean, who wants to spend hundreds a month on groceries, just to eat out? This is one of the reasons I am a huge fan of electric pressure cookers. You can make just about anything in them, making the Instant Pot (or your preferred cooker) a great option for those nights when you want a healthy dinner fast!

While I have two awesome pressure cookers in my household (which are both used often), I am always on the lookout for new recipes. Even though I do have an awesome Instant Pot cookbook, I sometimes like to see how others make recipes for their pressure cooker.  I have found that many food bloggers don’t just make tasty recipes, they have neat tips that are great for busy families like my own (including having tips that speed up prep time more than the professional chefs). One of my only problems looking for pressure cooker recipes, though, is that there are a lot of duds out there. I have ended up wasting time and expensive ingredients on recipes that were bland or just plain terrible from recipes I found on Pinterest.

Knowing that many of you are busy like me, I decided to share with you some of my favorite Instant Pot Recipes. Some of these recipes I have personally made, or had recommended to me by food bloggers I trust. Best of all, they all include ingredients that are easy to find and have pretty straightforward directions. No having to order any exotic ingredients that are insanely priced here! Feel free to tell us what you think of these 25 Pressure Cooker recipes in the comments below or if you have your own recipes you would love to share with us!



Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

14 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Michelle S August 16, 2017 at 9:15 am - Reply

    I actually have one of these on my list of ideas for my birthday. We eat home a lot and would love to be able to get supper together more quickly.

  2. April Monty August 16, 2017 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    I so want to grab one of these,itd be awesome for the sumner or things that are timely to cook.

  3. Deb E August 16, 2017 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    I am not a huge meat eater but want to make full use of my Instant Pot. The Butternut Cauliflower Soup looks like it would be a big hit with me. I’ve not done soups yet with it and still rather a newby to the Instant Pot, so these recipes should help motivate me. Thanks!

  4. Tamra Phelps August 16, 2017 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    I’m seeing instant pots everywhere! I admit, I’m intrigued. I need to give it a try.

  5. Linda Manns Linneman August 20, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    We all definitely have busy schedules. These recipes sound great. Great family meals. Thank you so much for sharing these. God Bless

  6. Rog August 22, 2017 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    Just got an Instant Pot and we will be trying some of these. Vegetarian friend made us pumpkin mac and cheese in it this weekend – will see if I can get recipe to share with you.

  7. Ashley Chassereau Parks August 26, 2017 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    I don’t have an instant pot, but they definitely sound like something that would be helpful. I love that you can make so many different meal with it! This would be great on nights we have afterschool activities!

  8. Marsha C August 30, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I just got one but haven’t learned how to use it yet. I know it’s silly, but I’m kind of intimidated by it. These are some awesome recipes, though. I need to learn!

  9. Crystal Rogers Walker August 30, 2017 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Oh my Look at all the easy recipes, thank you for making my life easier

  10. ginette4 September 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    I need to get an instant pot..these recipes look so good and so easy to make

  11. Crystal September 18, 2017 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    I’m going to have to try the pineapple pulled pork

  12. Michelle S September 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Some of these recipes sound so yummy! I think I’m putting an instant pot on my wish list for Christmas.

  13. Elena October 10, 2017 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    These recipes look amazing. Thanks for sharing

  14. Calvin F. November 3, 2017 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Just going to have a buy an instant pot hahaa

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