15 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes
If you’ve fallen as in love with your Instant Pot as much as I have (this is the model I own, and I LOVE IT), then like me, you are likely always on the lookout for the best Instant Pot recipes, especially healthy Instant Pot recipes. (So easy! So good! So ONE POT = FEWER DISHES!) I have a growing collection of Instant Pot recipes on my site and wanted to take today to highlight 15 of my favorites. It’s a good mix, ranging from Instant Pot chicken recipes, to Instant Pot vegetarian recipes, to sides like Instant Pot mashed potatoes, and my new favorite category, Instant Pot Indian recipes. Get ready to pin this page. You are going to want to save these recipes to come back to again and again.
15 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes
A healthy Instant Pot Mexican chicken recipe with rice, beans, chicken or turkey, and fresh veggies.
“I made this last night and it was amazing! So easy to put together and so delicious. I love your blog- thank you for so many wonderful recipes!!” — Shelby
Another of my favorite Instant Pot chicken recipes! A quicker version of the authentic Mexican chicken mole. The filling is perfect for tacos, enchiladas, salads, rice and more.
“Our family loved this chicken mole! Easy to add more or less spice to taste. Served with hot sauce on the table for those that wanted extra kick.” — Erin
Instant Pot Black Beans
Perfect black beans ready to acompany your very favorite mexican dishes. This is the absolute easiest way to cook beans.
This healthy chili recipe is Paleo, Whole30 friendly, AND low carb. Filling, delicious, and doesn’t taste like “diet” food!
“Fantastic twist on chili! My father liked it, my kids loved it! So many flavors:)” —Kristina
An Instant Pot vegetarian recipe that tastes like a hug in a bowl! Gluten free, vegan, and freezer friendly.
“Literally had for lunch every day this week and making again next week. so yummy!” —CV
Brown rice cooked in creamy coconut milk along with juicy chicken, fresh veggies, and healing “golden” spices such as turmeric and ginger. It’s a healthy one-pan dish that has earned the highest level of praise from so many!
“This was so ridiculously easy AND delicious. I’m not kidding when I say it took less than an hour (including going to the grocery store!!!!) from start to finish. Make this dish!” — Elaine
One of my favorite Instant Pot Indian recipes! Chicken Tikka Masala. It’s a dish that normally takes all day, but can be made in the Instant Pot in less than an hour (and most of the cooktime is hands off!).
“OMG this was the best tikka masala I’ve ever made! Almost better than my favorite local Indian restaurant’s!” — Lizzy
A quick and easy way to make a classic French onion soup, done lighter and faster. Delicious every time!
“Made this tonight for my family and it was absolutely delicious! Everybody loved it!! Definitely a keeper!! Thank you so much!!!” — Michelle
A filling and healthy chicken wild rice soup recipe made easy in the crock pot or Instant Pot!
“Loved it! I used my new Instant Pot and followed your directions as written. I’ve tried three Wild Rice Soup recipes so far this fall/winter and yours is the best.” — Jody
You will want to save this one for fall! Acorn squash stuffed with wild rice, cranberries and chickpeas. A healthy and filling vegan recipe, it makes a beautiful side dish or main course.
“We loved your dish, it was fantastic. Why didn’t I think of that, the perfect combination? You must be some sort of genius cook.” — Chris
No lumps, creamy and delicious every time!
“Fourth time making this and finally leaving a review. PERFECT. So easy and seriously the best I’ve ever had!” — Tami
The most flavorful way to make shredded Mexican chicken in the Instant Pot! Easy, juicy, healthy, and full of flavor. Use this tasty filing for tacos, burritos, taco bowls, or mix it with black beans and rice.
“These were so good that I had to leave a comment. I looked at a few recipes for chicken tacos, most of which used salsa chicken, which I wasn’t feeling. Then I read this one and saw that it had chipotle peppers in it, and I was sold. It’s not as easy as throwing it in and walking away, but it was so worth it! The avocado sauce complemented the smoky chicken perfectly. My husband ate 5 tacos and I ate 3 before we forced ourselves to stop.” — Hannah
A rich, hearty, and healthy pressure cooker turkey chili with black beans and sweet potatoes. The perfect comfort food!
“This chili was wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly and loved it so much. I put cilantro and green onions on top. The spice was perfect. Thank you!” — Dyan
One pot, flavor PACKED, and budget-friendly, this Lentil Curry is full of Indian flavor but not too spicy.
“This dish is amazing and so easy! It is fast becoming my family’s favorite. We always have the ingredients on hand so it works for any night. I can not get enough! So creamy and perfect. Also I feel so great afterwards no matter how much I might “over eat” it. Thanks!” — Blair
A low carb version of everyone’s favorite, mac and cheese. Creamy, easy, and the best part: you can’t taste the veggies!
“I just made this tonight for the first time and it is AMAZING! I will never go back to my old way of making mac & cheese. I do not like cauliflower but you were right when you said you can’t even taste it in there. Thank you for this recipe!” — Heather
And just one more because I told you Instant Pot Indian recipes are my new favorite way to make chicken (and just about everything else) in the Instant Pot…
My new fave Instant Pot chicken recipe! I snuck in some veggies and the creamy mild curry sauce is absolutely outstanding. If you’ve never tried Indian food, this recipe is the perfect place to start.
“The second you posted this, I knew I had to make it and HOLY YUM. This is going to be a regular. The leftovers are so tasty too!” — Katy
**Recommended Instant Pot: I own and love this 6-quart model. I use it multiple times a week, and it works as well as the day I bought it!**
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