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Thanks to the pressure cooker/instant pot, cooking delicious and healthy meals in only a short period of time couldn’t possibly be any easier.
Instant pots, alongside slow cookers and air fryers are among some of the best, must-have kitchen appliances that really make things easier when it comes to cooking.
And the fact that most instant pots are crockpots as well is a huge plus.
With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the last thing you’d want to be doing, is having to spend a ton of hours in the kitchen each day preparing the “perfect meal” to enjoy.
And especially on those super busy days, or days when you just want to get it over with as soon as possible, the instant pot can help you create delicious, well-cooked meals in just a fraction of the time you’d spend making them under normal circumstances.
If you’ve been looking into a healthier way of eating, there’s certainly no limit as to the amount of delicious and healthy delicacies you can create in your pressure cooker.
Here, I’ve gathered 35 easy, incredibly delicious and healthy instant pot recipes that’ll make your life easier.
35 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes
1) Healthy Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
This Mongolian beef and broccoli is a simple, easy and delicious weeknight dinner that comes together in just about 30 minutes. Plus it’s also healthy.
2) Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala
When it comes to yummy and flavorful recipes, you can always count on Indian delights to hit the nail on the head.
The Tikka Masala is a popular Indian dish, made with juicy chicken chunks, in a creamy spiced curry sauce. And this version isn’t just super delicious, it’s also healthier thanks to a couple healthy swaps.
3) Instant Pot Orange Chicken
Forget takeout. This easy and delicious orange chicken will more than satisfy your cravings for regular restaurant version. And it packs only a fraction of the calories, so you can enjoy without guilt.
4) Instant Pot Chicken and Rice
Looking for a simple one-pot solution that sets dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes? This instant pot chicken and rice is your go-to weeknight meal. It’s loaded with flavor and is sure to leave you satisfied.
5) One-Minute Quinoa with Veggies
Tender and tasty quinoa, combined with healthy veggies, all cooked to perfection. It’s the perfect vegetarian dinner to enjoy, and can easily be made vegan too.
6) Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Enjoy all the good flavors of your favorite chicken pot pie, but without the stress of actual baking. This chicken pot pie soup is the perfect comfort food, and is sure to be a hit at the dinner table.
7) Pressure Cooker White Chicken Chili Soup
The cold nights have got nothing on you. This tasty white chicken chili soup comes together in under 30 minutes.
8) Healthy Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana
This lightened up version of the popular olive garden delight is every bit as creamy and tasty and is sure to satisfy your cravings.
9) Instant Pot Burrito Bowls with Chicken
Taco nights will be a breeze with these. And they come together in just 25 minutes.
10) Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup
Not only is this soup creamy, nutritious and tasty, it’s also low in carbs, making it perfect for people on low carb or ketogenic diets.
Loaded with enough cheesy goodness and topped with bacon, it is a beauty to behold. Whip this up in just 20 minutes from scratch and enjoy.
11) Garlic And Herb Cauliflower With Gravy
Who says only meats belong in the pressure cooker? This garlic and herb whole cauliflower with gravy is a brilliant way to enjoy some tender and flavor-rich veggies, and it makes a perfect addition to the dinner table.
12) Healthy Instant Pot Baked Ziti
Even though it’s cooked in a pressure cooker, this “baked” ziti comes out just perfect and in just under 15 minutes too.
Not to mention this version is way healthier. It is basically comfort food minus the guilt.
13) Healthy Instant Pot Sloppy Joes
Thanks to a couple brilliant swaps, these sloppy joes are lower in calories (even with the buns), but still every bit as juicy and delicious. And with your pressure cooker, it comes around in under 30 minutes too.
14) Healthier General Tso Chicken
Packing just a fraction of the calories from regular takeout, but with all the flavor and yummy goodness, this healthier General Tso Chicken is really a must-try.
And making it couldn’t be any easier. With less than 15 minutes needed to whip this up from scratch, it’ll even be ready in less time than it’ll take you to grab takeout and get back home.
15) Instant Pot Beef Stew
Tender and juicy beef, combined with heaty veggies like potatoes and carrots, all cooked and seasoned to perfection in a delicious and flavor-rich broth. Let’s see you try to resist that.
16) Instant Pot Pad Thai Stir Fry
This is one vegetarian dinner that’s sure to make even the meat lovers jealous. There’s also a vegan and gluten-free option.
17) Instant Pot Lasagna
Delicious, flavorful, and perfectly cooked lasagna at its finest. A sure hit for dinner anytime.
18) Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
It is super easy to make, and also low in carbs thanks to the nice sugar-free BBQ sauce used here. You’ll want to have this on repeat.
19) Pizza Pasta Casserole
Two words. Yes and Please.
20) Cashew Chicken Stir Fry
We’ll never get tired of being able to prepare our favorite takeout recipes at home and in just a few steps. This cashew chicken stir fry, is the perfect one pot dinner to satisfy your cravings, and your instant pot makes cooking it way easier.
21) Keto Avocado Egg Salad
Figuring out what to eat for lunch doesn’t always have to be a struggle, even if you’re on a low carb diet or trying to cut carbs.
This healthy instant pot avocado egg salad is keto-friendly, comes together in a jiffy, and can easily be meal prepped, and even carried to work.
22) Instant Pot Beef Ragu
23) Instant Pot Arroz Con Pollo
The Arroz con Pollo is a popular Latin American dish made with chicken, rice and tasty veggies, all bursting with good traditional Latin American flavors. You’ll find yourself addicted in no time.
24) Mississippi Pot Roast
25) Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken
Yes, you can cook a whole chicken in the instant pot. And yes, it turns out amazing too.
26) Instant Pot Ribs
The best ribs you’ve ever had.
27) Parmesan Chicken and Rice with Mushrooms
28) Instant Pot Cajun White Beans
29) Easy Chicken Tacos
Juicy and flavorful shredded chicken served with your favorite Mexican toppings in just about 30 minutes. Your weeknight dinners just got way easier.
30) Turkey Bacon Ranch Meatloaf
Whenever in doubt, throw in some bacon. This turkey bacon ranch meatloaf is one that’s sure to leave everyone begging for more.
31) Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Potatoes
As easy and delicious as can be.
32) Instant Pot Quinoa Chicken Bowl
33) Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
It’s okay to get addicted.
34) Instant Pot Lentil Soup
35) Instant Pot Bang Bang Pasta
Creamy, delicious and super easy to make. This bang bang pasta takes less than 15 minutes to make from scratch. Busy weeknights have got nothing on you.
With these amazing and healthy instant pot recipes, preparing your favorite meals will be a walk in the park. Which one of these is your favorite? Let me know down below.