Looking for easy instant pot meals for those busy nights? I’ve got you covered! Below you will find simple instant pot recipes that not only taste good but are easy to make and family-friendly.
15 Easy Instant Pot Meals for Busy Families
When are in a busy season of life, you don’t have much time to mess around with complicated recipes, you need shortcuts to make dinnertime easier.
One tool that has become a huge time-saver is my Instant Pot. It cuts down on cooking time and I usually don’t have to babysit the pot which allows me to get other things done while dinner is cooking.
I’ve found it helpful to keep a list of easy instant pot meals handy for these busy nights.
In this post, I’ll be sharing easy instant pot meals for your family that use minimal ingredients so you can get dinner on the table quickly on these busy nights.
In the mood for some comfort food? This recipe for Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from Pressure Cooking Today, is perfect for those cool autumn nights. Full of creamy chicken, rice, and vegetables it is both delicious and easy.
Are you tired of complicated recipes? This Bourbon Chicken from Corrie Cooks, is the dish for you! A super easy dump-and-go recipe that you gonna like for sure. Serve it with some steamed rice for a complete, filling dinner.
This Instant Pot Mac and Cheese recipe uses 5 simple ingredients you probably have on hand and is so easy to make! No Velveeta or canned ingredients are required! Thanks to Everyday Family Cooking, for sharing this great recipe!
This butter chicken recipe from The Instant Pot Table, is an easy option that requires minimal effort while providing maximum flavor. It’s a creamy, savory dish your whole family will love – and with the help of the Instant Pot, it can be on the table in no time!
Another great find from Pressure Cooking Today, is this family-favorite recipe for Chicken Taco Filling. Easy to make in bulk, this recipe is as versatile as it is delicious. Use this recipe to make tacos, empanadas, burritos, or whatever! Freeze the leftovers (if there are any) and save even more time.
This recipe for easy Instant Pot bean soup is made with 15 types of beans, vegetables, spinach, and herbs with a flavorful tomato broth. It pressure cooks in 45 minutes and there’s no need to soak the beans! It doesn’t get better than this. Thanks to from The Healthy Epicurean for this great recipe!
Pressure Cooker Pasta Casserole
I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing easier than a casserole on a busy night. Pressure Cooker Pasta Casserole is even better. Did you even know your pressure cooker can make pasta too? And in less time than it typically takes on the stovetop?
Combine pasta, ground beef, sauce, and delicious, gooey, melty cheese on top and created a winner! This is a great meal to make if you find yourself with extra pasta or if you need a quick dish to throw together for a potluck. You can find this recipe on Hip Pressure Cooking’s site.
Chana masala, also known as “chole”, is a delicious Indian chickpea curry made with onions, tomatoes, and spices. This recipe from Pavani’s Kitchen looks delicious!
If you are a taco traditionalist, then you need a delicious Instant Pot Taco Meat recipe. Thanks to My Heart Beets, now you have one! This recipe is full of flavor and definitely doesn’t lack seasoning. Cloves, chili powder, oregano, salt, basil, turmeric, pepper, and more!
This Instant Pot Hamburger Soup recipe from Eating in an Instant is a hearty soup that’s fast enough for weeknights. This soup is as tasty as it is easy to make!
This 30-minute instant pot recipe from Ambitious Foodie, is simple and only takes a few simple ingredients.
In need of an easy spaghetti fix? This Instant Pot Spaghetti recipe from Christi at Love from the Oven is perfect for those busy nights when you need dinner on the table ASAP.
These instant pot Hawaiian chicken thighs from Two Pink Peonies, are so easy to make. They’re perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
Do you know what happens when summer ends? It gets “chili”! Ha! Get it? It gets chili….chilly….no? Well anyways, fantastic puns aside, when it comes to easy comfort foods with a touch of spice, this Pressure Cooker Quick Chili is just what you need at the end of a long day. Thanks to Dad Cooks Dinner for sharing this recipe.
This Instant Pot meatloaf recipe from I heart Naptime, is juicy, flavorful, tender and so easy to make in your slow cooker. Even the mashed potatoes are cooked in the pot at the same time!
Check out my 6-must-have Beginner Instant Pot Recipes to find out why I chose to get an instant pot and see some of the best basic ways to use your instant pot.
Are you loving your Instant Pot? You’ll want to add in a few accessories to help you make the most of your new pressure cooker. Click here to see my favorite accessories to use with my Instant Pot.
Looking for more recipes for dinner?
- Sausage lentil skillet recipe – a family favorite!
- Eggroll in a Bowl
- Are you an Instant Pot newbie looking for great easy recipes to get you started? Be sure to visit my first Instant Pot post for simple recipes to get you started.
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