20 Instant Pot Dinner Ideas

Are you looking for some Instant Pot Dinner Ideas? You have come to the right place. It’s safe to say that the Instant Pot has saved many families from not having a decent dinner at night. It helps cook food at a faster rate than any other cooking device out there. If you’re going to cook dinner, you might as well do it to the best of your ability.

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I’m loving all of these Instant Pot Dinner Ideas because it makes life on a farm much easier. I have children, homeschool, dinner, and a house to take care of at night. When I can just throw all the food into an Instant Pot, life is good.

I think you’ll also love the variety of foods on this list. You won’t get tired of the same old boring dinner ideas. The really cool thing about an Instant Pot is that you don’t even have to cook the same thing every night, you can switch it up. The Instant Pot is well known for helping everyone create a variety of meals, which is awesome!

The next time you’re looking for something delicious to make at night for your family, you can whip out these Instant Pot Dinner Ideas. The only thing I would suggest is making sure your IP is big enough for these recipes. I know a lot of people bought smaller Instant Pots when they first came out. Worst case scenario, you have to split the recipe in half.

These recipes are great for when you don’t have time to cook and even when you don’t have time to cook. The Instant Pot is one of those things you want to have in your house because it just helps make life so much easier!

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20 Instant Pot Dinner Ideas


  1. Instant Pot Chili with Ground Beef
  2. Instant Pot Chicken Wings
  3. Instant Pot Chicken Lo Mein from Mom Unleashed
  4. Instant Pot Low-Carb Ham and Cabbage Soup from Kalyn’s Kitchen
  5. Instant Pot Mexican Pinto Beans from Valerie’s Kitchen
  6. Perfect Instant Pot Butter Chicken Curry from A Spicy Perspective
  7. Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef from Taste and Tell 
  8. Cheesy Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini from Living Locurto
  9. Instant Pot Potato Soup from Big Bears Wife
  10. Instant Pot  Chicken Tacos from Spending with Pennies
  11. Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken from Two Peas and Their Pod
  12. Instant Pot Zuppa Tuscana from The Cookie Rookie
  13. Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes from Rachel Cooks
  14. Easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff from Oh Sweet Basil
  15. Instant Pot Sour Cream Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Boulder Locavore
  16. Instant Pot Cauliflower Mac and Cheese from Well Plated
  17. Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches from Dinners Dishes and Desserts
  18. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
  19. Honey BBQ Instant Pot Cocktail Meatballs from Wine and Glue
  20. Instant pot Mexican Tortilla Soup from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
  21. Instant Pot Chicken Breasts (from frozen & Fresh) from A Mind Full
  22. The Best Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon from The View from Great Island