A collection of healthy recipes designed for the Instant Pot. Each of these Healthy Instant Pot Recipes includes step-by-step directions, troubleshooting tips, and are made with wholesome, real food ingredients.
While all of my Instant Pot Recipes are made from scratch, this collection of recipes are those that are lighter in calories, lower in fat, and are full of nutrients. Whether you are looking for a healthy dinner like Instant Pot Chicken Soup, or Instant Pot Spaghetti or a basic recipe like Instant Pot Chicken Breasts, Instant Pot Baked Potatoes, Instant Pot Yogurt, Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs, and Instant Pot Beans this collection has you covered!
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- Instant Pot Basic Recipes
- Instant Pot Appetizers
- Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes
- Instant Pot Chicken/Turkey Recipes
- Instant Pot Beef Recipes
- Instant Pot Pork Recipes
- Instant Pot Soups
- Instant Pot Meatless Recipes
- Instant Pot Side Dish Recipes
These are the basic instant pot recipes that show off the magic of the Instant Pot with basic recipes and how-tos for pressure cooking. They are great recipes to stock your pantry and freezer with and will help you not only eat healthier, but also help you to save money!
Instant Pot Chicken Stock: You will NEVER buy stock again, the instant pot cooks absolutely perfect chicken broth. And why limit yourself to just chicken broth? Use this same method for beef or vegetable broth in the instant pot as well.
How to Cook Frozen Ground Meat in Instant Pot: My friend has stated over and over that she LOVES me for this recipe. She is notorious (like me) for forgetting to thaw out her frozen meat before she needs it--and this process has saved her from forgoing her meal plan! (BONUS: It works for ground beef, chicken, turkey, AND pork.)
How to Cook Dried Beans in Instant Pot: If there was ONE thing I had to select was my FAVORITE thing to make in the pressure cooker, it is hands down dried beans. I will never buy canned beans again. Talk about a money saver and you can control the sodium and get rid of all the preservatives!
Instant Pot Baked Potatoes: Look no further than this recipe for baked potatoes in the pressure cooker, for the PERFECT baked potato recipe. This method rivals restaurants. Trust me on that!
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes: There are SO many recipes for Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes, but mine is the BEST! If you want a fall apart, tender sweet potato, this is the recipe for you! I love using these baked sweet potatoes in place of a bun to top taco meat or sloppy joes.
Instant Pot Yogurt (Greek and Regular): The most detailed yogurt recipe on the web! A comment from a reader, Absolutely my favorite IP yogurt recipe. I have made this several times using your tips and it turns out perfect each time!!! This is unsweetened, so you can control the sugar content. And if you are looking for the FAST and EASY method for making yogurt, be sure to check out Instant Pot Cold Start Yogurt. Need dairy-free yogurt? Check out Instant Pot Coconut Milk Yogurt.
Instant Pot Rice: The instant pot is the PERFECT tool to make PERFECT rice. Every grain cooks up perfectly--say good-bye to mushy rice forever!
Perfect Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs: Forget green rings or under-cooked eggs. This is the fail-proof method to getting PERFECT instant pot eggs every single time! Like soft-boiled eggs, check out Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs.
Instant Pot Applesauce: You will never believe just how easy it is to make homemade applesauce with the pressure cooker--you don't even have to peel the apples for this recipe! And there is no sugar added--talk about healthy!
Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce: This is a STAPLE recipe at our house. This easy Italian Tomato Sauce tastes like it has been simmered for hours but it ready in less than an hour and because it is homemade, YOU control the ingredients.
Instant Pot Hummus: Hummus is a great thing to make to encourage healthy snacking. And making hummus in the instant pot could not be EASIER! If you really want to get creative, be sure to try out my Instant Pot Beet Hummus.
Instant Pot Vegetarian Potstickers: When I first tried out this method of steaming my potstickers in my pressure cooker, I was terrified it would be a huge disaster. Instead, the moist heat of the pressure cooker, steamed a large batch of homemade potstickers so easily. And this is one of the tastiest ways to eat leftover veggies, plus SO much healthier than any take-out!
Instant Pot Oatmeal: A million ways to flavor oatmeal, but this is the creamiest, tastiest way to make oatmeal. PERIOD. Oatmeal also happens to be one the healthiest ways to start your day!
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats: If you like your oats with more texture, this is the recipe for you! Steel-cut oats cook evenly and faster thanks to the magic of the Instant Pot!
I have a lot of Instant Pot Chicken Recipes to share with you! These are my healthy chicken recipes, but you can check out all of my Instant Pot Chicken recipes for further inspiration.
Instant Pot Chicken Breast: This recipe has been a fan favorite for a long time. And it is all because of my secret ingredient I cook the chicken in. It is a great recipe to whip up and keep on hand to use in any recipe that calls for cooked chicken.
Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken: Another fan favorite and SO much better for you than any store-bought rotisserie chicken. This comment sums it all up, Holy cow! Awesome recipe and awesome Instant Pot!! The chicken turned out so moist and juicy, it was so tender that it fell apart as I pulled it out of the pot, and holy cow the stock it made is wonderful!
Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken: Skip the high sodium and fat in most take-out and make your own Sweet and sour chicken with a simple sauce that is easy, healthy and delicious. A comment on Facebook, We can't get enough of this recipe. Even the picky husband LOVES it!
Instant Pot Chicken Chili: Full of beans, chicken, and seasonings, this chicken chili is low in fat, high in fiber, and gluten-free.
Instant Pot Chicken Tacos: 5 ingredients and dump and go--this shredded chicken taco meat is a healthy and quick way to enjoy tacos.
Instant Pot Orange Chicken: This is another take-out fake-out, that is full of flavor, just minus the gluten, MSG, and high sodium. A reader stated, This turned out so well! The leftovers were almost as good as the firsts.
Instant Pot Turkey Breast: This herb seasoned turkey breast is cooked to perfection and is served with an easy gravy made right in the Instant Pot. It is a lighter way to enjoy a holiday staple.
Instant Pot White Chicken Chili: White Bean Chicken Chili is one of our favorite family meals ever! This Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is hearty, healthy, and made in a fraction of the time that the traditional recipe takes. A reader even shared she won a chili cook-off with this recipe! Omit the cream cheese for an even lower in fat, dairy-free version.
Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore: Simmered in traditional flavors, this easy Italian classic is a great way to use up skinless chicken.
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings: Chicken and Dumplings get a bad rap for being high in fat, sodium, and cholesterol. This recipe uses lean chicken breast and homemade dumplings--so go ahead and dig into your comfort food without guilt.
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken: Crazy amount of flavor--minus the fat of buffalo wings! This meat is perfect for salads, sandwiches, and wraps.
Instant Pot Mongolian Beef: Sweet and savory and perfectly tender beef is made with a delicious sauce in the pressure cooker. You can even cook rice at the same time for an extremely easy one-pot meal! It is low in fat and sodium and naturally sweetened, but so delicious!
Instant Pot Beef Stew: Hands down, the BEST beef stew recipe ever. PERIOD! And because it is made without flour and tons of veggies, it is a lot lower in calories than most stews.
Instant Pot Hamburger Helper: One of my family's absolute FAVORITE recipes!! So incredibly easy and perfect for picky eaters. And while you may not THINK it is healthy, it is much lower in sodium than any box of hamburger helper. Plus you can use lean ground beef, turkey or chicken to make this simple meal.
Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff: This is another classic that has been given a healthy make-over with a delicious from-scratch mushroom gravy! This Stroganoff recipe is pure comfort food, minus the canned soup!
Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers: Made with a tiny bit of lean meat, whole grain rice, and of course vegetables, these stuffed peppers are good for you!
Instant Pot Pork Chops: Lean and Tender pork chops are cooked with a from-scratch Mushroom Gravy.
Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin: Lean and tender pork tenderloin is cooked up with a healthy side of sweet potatoes and apples for a complete, wholesome meal.
Instant Pot Pork and Sauerkraut: Super lean pork loin and gut-healthy sauerkraut cook up to perfection right in the instant pot.
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup: This is the EASIEST version of Chicken Noodle soup! But just because it is easy, it does not sacrifice ANY flavor!!
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup: This is the BEST recipe for Butternut Squash Soup. This healthy soup is a copycat recipe of Panera’s Butternut Squash soup with a vegan option.
Instant Pot Vegetable Soup: This soup is so healthy and SO incredibly flavorful thanks to a few secret ingredients. It is a must try recipe, chock full of veggies!
Instant Pot Minestrone: Made with beans, vegetables, a tiny bit of pasta, and a rich stock, this meatless soup is incredibly filling and hearty, while still being low in calories and fat.
Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup: Lean meat, tons of veggies and rice are the base of this easy, gluten-free soup.
Instant Pot Lentil Soup: Full of earthy lentils and a richly seasoned broth, this vegan-friendly, plant-based recipe is anything but bland or boring.
Instant Pot Beef and Barley Soup: This is a hearty, healthy soup that is full of fiber, flavor and tender meat.
Instant Pot Rice and Beans: Dried beans and brown rice cook up together with just the right about of seasonings for a hearty meatless main course, or a perfect side dish for taco night.
Instant Pot Cauliflower Tikka Masala: Made with tender cauliflower and a rich, creamy spiced sauce, this recipe is a Vegetarian's dream come true! But even my meat eater's love this one!
Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili: This meatless chili is made with beans and sweet potatoes and is incredibly hearty and filling while being low in fat and filling.
Instant Pot Refried Beans: These are the creamiest, softest, most perfect refried beans you will have ANYWHERE! They remind me of Mexican Restaurant's smooth and creamy refried beans no one can resist. Plus no lard and much less sodium.
Instant Pot Quinoa: The pressure cooker yields the tastiest, most tender quinoa ever--in less than 10 minutes TOTAL time! Perfect for so many healthy meals!
Instant Pot Green Beans: Perfectly crisp-tender steamed green beans made in minutes in the pressure cooker. Perfect to get veggies on the table easily without any added fat or salt!
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob: Corn on the cob cooks up to tender perfection in minutes thanks to the Instant Pot. It is so good--no butter is needed!
Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash: The EASIEST way to make spaghetti squash. Plus a few tips on how to get perfect strands for pasta. Perfect for anyone looking for more low carb recipes.
Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes: These are perfectly creamy, perfectly seasoned, and such a simple side dish that everyone loves! And talk about full of nutrients!
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