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The Best Instant Pot Recipes of the Year

Here are the top 10 The best Instant Pot Recipes of the year on The Typical Mom blog! If you’re looking for the most popular cheap Instant Pot Recipes and desserts they’re here! You can make them in your Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi pressure cooker too.

Best Instant Pot Recipes of the Year

Did you get a pressure cooker for Christmas or another occasion and looking for the best Instant Pot recipes around? Well here are the best Instant Pot recipes of the year for you to try! (affiliate links present)

Instant Pot One Pot Meals

I know there are a ton of pressure cooker recipes out there you can make for dinner, lunch or dessert. But, if you’re new you’ll want to start with the best. Thousands of others have tried these and given them a resounding thumbs up!

You can first check out the most recent recipes on the front of my page, or using the IP tab at the top of my menu bar. Our Crockpot Express recipes will work just as well in this machine too. All of these work as easy Ninja Foodi recipes as well, the brand doesn’t matter.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

Instant Pot Family Dinner Recipes

If you’ve followed The Typical Mom on Facebook at all you know how obsessed I am with this fancy multi cooker. I also love sharing new recipes each and every wee. I looked up my stats and had 14 MILLION page views!

  • Step by step directions are a must
  • Instant Pot videos are very helpful so you can watch me make each dish before you attempt it. Most of my recipes have videos in the post.
  • A good resource is helpful, liking my free Easy Instant Pot Recipes page will be great for you
  • You need to know the basic Instant Pot accessories to get, and which ones are a waste of money

Can you cook frozen meat in a pressure cooker?

Yes you can!! That has been a game changer for us. Instant Pot frozen ground beef was one of the most searched posts this year as far as cooking frozen meat in your pressure cooker because it’s so fast. I wrote an entire post about how to cook frozen meat in your Instant Pot because it was so popular.

Especially when it comes to a large piece of meat, this works great and it doesn’t require really any more time than it were defrosted! We show you  How to Cook Frozen Roast in Instant Pot where you can use a chuck roast or other cut to make.

instant pot macaroni and cheese

Can you cook dessert in an Instant Pot?

No surprise that the first pressure cooker recipes I ever made are the top 5! It’s nice that there is a variety. From snacks to meals and 2 Instant Pot dessert recipes too, you could enjoy these for a good 2 weeks and not get tired of them.

More specifically our Instant Pot rice pudding has been by far our favorite sweet creation. Made homemade is so much better than store bought with long grain rice with a creamy texture.

instant pot rice pudding

Our roundup of Instant Pot recipes (tab at the top) has over 100 pressure cooker recipes I’ve created myself, this post in itself would keep you busy with something new for months!

  1. Instant Pot spaghetti with jar sauce is a recipe we still use once a week and is great to have on hand on really busy nights! 
  2. Our easy 5 ingredient Instant Pot chili is a dump and go meal that has TONS of flavor and only 5 basic ingredients!
  3. This fun Instant Pot popcorn was our very first easy Instant Pot recipe we ever did and a fun experiment to do with your kids.
  4. Hearty Instant Pot potato corn chowder is a fantastic comfort food that you’ll want to make over and over again. 
most popular instant pot recipes

What is your all time favorite Instant Pot recipe?

I mean it is hard to narrow it down to just a few but I asked my kids and these were on their list too + the list above. What we make most often? Chili, hands down.

Can you use Instant Pot recipes to make in a Ninja Foodi?

If you are looking for Ninja Foodi recipes we have those too, but yes they’re interchangeable. You can use anything listed as pressure cooker with the lid that is NOT attached and the pressure cook button. Anything listed as air fryer can be made with the lid that is attached and the air crisp button.

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Best Instant Pot Recipes of the Year
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Best Instant Pot Recipes of the Year

Best Instant Pot recipes of the year you should try for a quick dinner. InstaPot meals are made in one pot fast in any brand of pressure cooker.
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner, instant pot, one pot meal, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 268kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Set pot to saute, add a dash of olive oil and your ground meat. Cook until outsides are no longer pink. Then turn pot off.
  • Use wood spatula to scrape off any stuck on bits off of the bottom. Pour in all other ingredients and stir together.
  • Seal lid and steam valve shut. Set to high pressure for 10 minutes with a quick release when done. Serve with cheese on top or over rice.
Nutrition Facts
Best Instant Pot Recipes of the Year
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 899mg39%
Potassium 393mg11%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 538IU11%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Best Instant Pot Recipes of 2018
best instant pot recipes
5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)
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Saturday 25th of June 2022

It took so long to get past “my cute instant pot” and “buy this accessory “ that I gave up looking for recipes. The recipes may be amazing I’m just not patient enough to wade through all the other stuff to find out.

Karen McFarland

Saturday 19th of January 2019

Trying to get to the apple crisp recipe but the link takes me to the spicy chicken one. Can you post the apple recipe? thank you!

The Typical Mom

Saturday 19th of January 2019


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