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 of the BEST Healthy Instant Pot recipes! Easy, family friendly recipe collection for the pressure cooker. List includes Instant Pot chicken recipes, to Instant Pot vegetarian recipes, to Instant Pot Stews, to Instant Pot Indian recipes, to sides and more! This list has something for everyone.


15 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Mexican Casserole. A healthy Instant Pot Mexican recipe with rice, beans, chicken or turkey, and fresh veggies. An easy pressure cooker recipe that’s absolutely delicious!

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Instant Pot Mexican Casserole

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

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Mole from scratch! Quick recipe that tastes authentic but is made fast in the Instant Pot. Perfect for Mexican enchiladas, tacos, and rice.

Instant Pot Chicken Mole

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.

 

The BEST Paleo Chili, made quick and easy in the Instant Pot! With ground beef or turkey, sweet potato, no beans, and fresh veggies, this healthy chili recipe is Whole 30 and Paleo-compliant, low carb, and absolutely delicious! If you do not have an Instapot, recipe includes crockpot and stovetop method.

Instant Pot Paleo Chili

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

Instant Pot Lentil Soup - an easy, healthy recipe for French lentil soup made in the electric pressure cooker. So simple, hearty, and delicious! Gluten free, vegan, and freezer friendly. Recipe also includes stovetop method and tips to add ham or use red lentils or brown lentils instead. #healthy #soup #vegan

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

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

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

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

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala – a healthy, easy version of authentic Indian chicken tikka masala, made quick in the pressure cooker. Not too spicy, ultra creamy, filled with flavor, and great leftover too! Recipe includes dairy free option. #instantpot #easy #indian #pressurecooker

Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

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

soup crock of Instant Pot French Onion Soup garnished with cheesy baguette croutons

Instant Pot French Onion Soup

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

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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

Delicious Stuffed Instant Pot Acorn Squash with Wild Rice, Cranberry, Mushroom, and Chickpeas. The pressure cooker makes this a fast, filling vegetarian dinner! {vegan, gluten free}

Instant Pot Acorn Squash

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

BEST Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes for a crowd. Simple, creamy, and so smooth. Fast, healthy recipe that frees up your stove on Thanksgiving!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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

shredded chicken tacos

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos

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

Warm and hearty Instant Pot Chili with turkey, sweet potatoes, and black beans. Easy, healthy recipe that’s ready in less than 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Chili

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

Instant Pot Lentil Curry Dal. Easy, healthy, vegan, and SO CREAMY! Made with Indian Spices and coconut milk.

Instant Pot Lentil Curry

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 

Low carb Instant Pot Cauliflower Mac and Cheese. The BEST mac and cheese I’ve ever had. CREAMY, easy, and healthy, and you can’t taste the veggies! Riced cauliflower mixed with whole wheat pasta, in the best mac and cheese sauce. One of our favorite pressure cooker recipes!

Instant Pot Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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…

Instant Pot Butter Chicken. An easy, healthy recipe for the famous Indian butter chicken that anyone can make! Recipe uses easy to find ingredients like coconut milk and tomato, plus cauliflower to make it a true all-in-one meal.

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

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!**

15 of the BEST Healthy Instant Pot recipes! Easy, family friendly recipe collection for the pressure cooker. List includes Instant Pot chicken recipes, to Instant Pot vegetarian recipes, to Instant Pot stews, to Instant Pot Indian recipes, to sides and more! This list has something for everyone. #wellplated #instantpot #pressurecooker

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2 comments

  1. I made the Buttered Chicken and boy it was kick ass!! Even a few of my husbands coworkers that are Indian couldn’t believe I made it homemade!!

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