19 Instant Pot Recipes For Beginner Chefs
Whether you just got your Instant Pot or it's been collecting dust on your counter and you're finally getting around to using it is no matter. The important thing is that the time has come and you're ready to dive into the wonder that is this pressure cooker. If you're ready to get going with this gadget and want to start slow, we are here to help. We found 19 recipes that come together quickly and easily in an Instant Pot but taste and look so much more complicated than they are. They'll be easy to master — trust us — and you'll be moving on to bigger and better recipes in no time!
Making chili doesn't get much easier — or faster — than this recipe.
Get the recipe: vegetarian chili
If you're just getting started with cooking and using your Instant Pot, this method of making hard-boiled eggs is about as easy as it gets.
Get the recipe: hard-boiled eggs
Garlic Chicken Soup
This easy soup recipe is chock-full of garlic, which breaks down in the Instant Pot to create a creamy texture.
Get the recipe: garlic chicken soup
Yes, you can even whip up a simple dessert in your Instant Pot — like this rich chocolate cake.
Get the recipe: brownie cake
Instant Pot Artichokes
There's something about artichokes that feels so fancy, but this easy recipe is just that — easy.
Get the recipe: instant pot artichokes
Cilantro Lime Rice
This rice recipe only has a couple of ingredients, which is perfect for a beginner learning how to cook.
Get the recipe: cilantro lime rice
We love a simple soup that feels so much more indulgent than it is, which is exactly what this carrot soup is.
Get the recipe: carrot soup
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
You'll be blown away by how easy it is to throw the ingredients for mac and cheese into the Instant Pot and just set it to cook.
Get the recipe: instant pot butternut squash mac and cheese
Pasta and Meat Sauce
This simple pasta recipe is a real crowd-pleaser and so easy to make.
Get the recipe: instant pot pasta and meat sauce
Candied Cajun Trail Mix
Not everything that comes from the Instant Pot has to be a meal or even a side dish. What about a snack? You can make this trail mix in just 10 minutes.
Get the recipe: candied Cajun trail mix
Wow your friends with this easy recipe that requires very little effort on your part.
Get the recipe: pot roast
Chicken Noodle Soup
A solid chicken noodle soup recipe is something everyone should have in their repertoire, and this one is simple to make.
Get the recipe: chicken noodle soup
If you want an easy and delicious pork chop recipe, this is it.
Get the recipe: pork chops
The Instant Pot is a great resource for making fast and easy pasta dishes, and this recipe is easy to master.
Get the recipe: spaghetti
Honey Teriyaki Chicken
The recipe for this flavorful teriyaki chicken is approximately two steps and requires a handful of pantry staples, so it doesn't get much easier.
Get the recipe: honey teriyaki chicken
Don't be alarmed by how long the ingredient list is for this recipe — we promise it's still quick and easy and so delicious.
Get the recipe: chicken Creole
Kung Pao Chicken
Re-create this takeout favorite right in your Instant Pot in no time at all.
Get the recipe: kung pao chicken
Chicken Tikka Masala
Make this chicken tikka masala for a dinner party and your friends will never want to leave — it's that good.
Get the recipe: chicken tikka masala
Buffalo Chicken Soup
This recipe takes your favorite side dish and turns it into a hearty soup.
Get the recipe: buffalo chicken soup