If you’re like me and were lucky enough to get an Instant Pot for the holidays (or just buckled under pressure and bought one for yourself), you’re probably scouring Pinterest to get recipe ideas and inspiration. While the Instant Pot saves you time, money, and effort on preparing everyday dishes (hard boiled eggs, rice, and broths, just to name a few), it can also be a bit daunting when figuring out what recipes to make and how to make them.
That’s why I’ve compiled these 10 beginner Instant Pot recipes – a collection of no-fail recipes that will help you fall in love with your Instant Pot like I have!
Also, I fully admit that when it comes to my Instant Pot, I feel like I’m in that scene in Forrest Gump – shrimp cocktail, shrimp tacos, shrimp sandwich….
But without further adieu….here are my favorite beginner Instant Pot recipes:
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs: If you’re wondering why anyone would need an Instant Pot to make hard boiled eggs, it’s probably because you’ve never tried it. While hard boiling eggs might seem like a no-brainer, having your hard-boiled eggs turn out perfect and easy to peel each and every time is a dream come true. I love this easy to follow recipe from My Crazy Good Life.
And I love using Eggland’s Best eggs because of their superior nutritional value: they have double the omega-3s, six times the vitamin D, and 10 times the vitamin E as you would get from another egg.
Want more egg-spiration for your Instant Pot? Check out my 3 favorite EGGY Instant Pot dishes here.
Instant Pot Perfect Rice. Now that you have an Instant Pot, you can finally retire your rice cooker (especially since it does only one thing: make rice). And you can get perfect rice in under 10 minutes. I love this fool-proof recipe via Everyday Maven.
Instant Pot Soup. There’s nothing better than whipping up a warm, comforting dish like soup in a matter of minutes and the Instant Pot makes that totally doable. Whether you want a chunky, creamy, meaty, or veggie based soup, you can do it all easily in your Instant Pot. Need some soup-spiration? For a great vegetarian soup recipe, try this easy to make and delicious sweet potato tortilla soup via Instant Pot Eats or for a meatier version, try this chicken tortilla soup via Confessions of a Fit Foodie.
Craving ramen? You can do that in your Instant Pot too! Try this awesome recipe from No. 2 Pencil. I made this recipe without the chicken and added a soft boiled Eggland’s Best egg for extra protein and flavor.
Instant Pot Pancakes. If you’re anything like me, you’re likely thinking, what? Pancakes in the Instant Pot? How? This recipe via Delish blew my mind. It’s an easy, fool-proof way to make pancakes (no flipping required).
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes. Sweet potatoes are an absolute staple in our house; they’re chock full of nutrition and taste great with almost everything. Now that we own an Instant Pot, we no longer have to wait 30 minutes to an hour to roast or boil them, it takes just 10 minutes, and voila. Try this recipe from Add A Pinch.
Instant Pot Greek Yogurt. Making yogurt used to seem like a daunting task, but once you get an Instant Pot, you’ll never need to buy yogurt from the store again. Try this Instant Pot Greek Yogurt recipe from You Make it Simple.
Instant Pot Ricotta. Beware, once you make Instant Pot ricotta, you’ll never want to purchase it again. It not only tastes great (and oh, so creamy), it also costs much less to make it yourself. Try this easy to follow, no-fail Instant Pot ricotta recipe from Real Food, Real Deals.
Instant Pot Steel cut oats. The Instant Pot even helps you take your healthy breakfast game to the next level – try these steel cut oats ideas from Green, Healthy Cooking – for a delicious, healthy and easy to prepare breakfast (and some amazing topping ideas!).
Instant Pot Mac N’ Cheese. With an Instant Pot, you can finally skip the boxed stuff, without sacrificing on the convenience. I love this recipe for easy, creamy and delicious Instant Pot Mac N’ Cheese from Center Cut Cook because it’s a one pot, no hassle way to make perfect mac n’ cheese that your whole family will enjoy.
Instant Pot Frittata. Frittatas are a healthy, and easy breakfast (or anytime of the day!) meal, made even easier in the Instant Pot. Try this recipe from Instant Loss and feel free to add your own fillings and variations.
And to get maximum nutrition, try this fool-proof Instant Pot Frittata recipe with Eggland’s Best eggs.