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The Ultimate List of Instant Pot “Throw It Together” Recipes

The Ultimate List of Instant Pot “Throw It Together” Recipes for any occasion!

As a busy working mom of three I am constantly searching for meals that are healthy, taste delicious, take little to no time to whip up, and that limit the amount of dirty dishes!

These are a combination of my all of my favorite Instant Pot “throw it together” recipes from the website!

1. Instant Pot Summer Pineapple Chicken

I am all about summer meals that don’t require the oven. Take a bite out of summer with this Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken! This light little Whole30 approved dish is a classic dump meal! That means all you have to do to “prep” is throw everything into the Instant Pot and walk away! It truly doesn’t get easier than that!

2. Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Chili

This Instant Pot Lentil Chili is a vegan recipe you never knew you loved! Even my kids will devour this quick and easy meal in 5 minutes flat!

3. Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs

These Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs are absolutely delicious! They’re also an absolute breeze to make!

4. Instant Pot Vegan Sloppy Joes

Lentils are a great source of plant protein and the star of the show in these Instant Pot Vegan Sloppy Joes!

5. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Salad

There are tons of different ways to enjoy this Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Salad. I like to enjoy mine over arugula with a little blue cheese or Creamy Homemade Ranch Dressing but my husband enjoys his as a wrap on an organic flour tortilla. I love base recipes that are versatile so that I can make everyone happy while only preparing one meal.

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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Salad

6. Instant Pot Sausage Pizza Pasta

My very good friend challenged me to make dinner inside of my Instant Pot using common ingredients from my refrigerator and pantry. I jumped right in and came up with this simple weeknight Instant Pot Sausage Pizza Pasta! Click here to watch the video over on Youtube and let me know what you think!

7. 1 Minute Instant Pot White Bean Soup

1 Minute Instant Pot White Bean Soup is a super quick dinner that you can throw together and have on the table in under 20 minutes.  Even though this soup is creamy it doesn’t feel heavy but rather light.

8. Instant Pot Creamy Vegan Pasta

This Instant Pot Creamy Vegan Pasta is the ultimate kid friendly dinner! A guilt free meal that only takes 4 Instant Pot Minutes, made with chickpea pasta it’s high in protein and grain free!  The pasta takes their eyes off the vegetables, it’s almost like they’re not even there!

9. Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Quinoa 

This Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Quinoa is a breeze to make! It makes a great side dish and is also a great addition to a salad! In one pressure cooking minute you’ll have perfectly fluffy quinoa.

10. Instant Pot 5-Ingredient Italian Chicken

Instant Pot 5-Ingredient Italian Chicken is one of my favorite “dump and go” meals! It’s perfect for busy weeknights or for Sunday-night meal prep!

11. Instant Pot Italian Meat Sauce 

This Instant Pot Italian Meat Sauce is a staple in our home. I love to find healthy versatile recipes that I can make little tweaks to so that everyone in our family really enjoys it!

12. Instant Pot Balsamic Dijon Chicken

In need of a quick and easy dinner that requires very little prep and has easy clean up? This rich, Instant Pot Balsamic Dijon Chicken is just the thing for you!

13. Instant Pot Black Eyed Pea Soup

When I started Instant Loss we were a single income family with a grocery budget of $150 every two weeks for a family of 5. I was only able to achieve this by increasing our plant based foods and decreasing our animal products. To this day, we still eat two plant based meals a day and only one a day that contains meat and/or dairy.

14. Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos

These Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos are a life saver on nights when dinner’s the last thing on your mind!

15. The Easiest Instant Pot Meatballs Ever!

I came up with this recipe because the thought of dirtying one more dish tonight was enough to inflict a self induced coma. These are truly the easiest Instant Pot Meatballs Ever! Don’t think for a second that just because they’re easy you’ll be sacrificing any flavor, NOPE! No flavor sacrificed here! Just tangy delicious meatballs that taste like you’ve been slow cooking them all day but in reality they were done in you’re Instant Pot in less than 20 minutes.

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The Easiest Instant Pot Meatballs Ever!

16. Instant Pot Grain Free Lava Cake

This decadent Molten Lava Cake is grain free and perfect for sharing! This ooey-gooey chocolate cake is an exciting dessert! The cake on the outside is spongy and wonderful but the middle is like a pudding. If that doesn’t wet your whistle, I don’t know what will.

17. Instant Pot Chocolate Oatmeal

Dessert for breakfast, anyone? This Instant Pot Chocolate Oatmeal is so decadent and delicious, it tastes like you’re eating dessert!

18. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup is a light, delicious soup. It’s perfect for a busy, chilly evening when you don’t have much time to spend preparing a meal.

19. Instant Pot Beef Gyros

These Instant Pot Beef Gyros will be the best gyros you will ever eat!

20. Instant Pot Hemp Seed No-Oat Meal

Instant Pot Hemp Seed No-Oat Meal tastes just like a traditional oatmeal or porridge but it is lower in carbohydrates and packed full of heart healthy nuts and seeds. It is also vegan and vegetarian friendly, catering to those with gluten and dairy sensitivities.

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Instant Pot Hemp Seed No-Oat Meal

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21. 5 Minute Low Carb Chicken Soup

This 5 Minute Low Carb Chicken Soup is the real MVP!  This soup can be enjoyed by all for a hearty and delicious dinner.

22. The Easiest Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash 

The Easiest Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash is literally just that!  It is easy and will have dinner on the table in no time!

23. Homemade Chicken Broth 

This Instant Pot Chicken Broth is a delicious addition to your soups and stews!

24. Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

This quick and easy Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is a delight year round!

25. Instant Pot 10 Minute Chicken Stew

This Instant Pot 10 Minute Chicken Stew has been in my families meal rotation for over three years. Not only does it come together in a hurry but it’s full of nourishing ingredients to help keep you well during cold and flu season!

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Instant Pot 10-Minute Chicken Stew

26. Instant Pot Beef Stew 

This Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe is the definition of simple. It’s simplicity makes it delicious and it gets better the longer it sits.

27. Instant Pot Spanish Quinoa 

Instant Pot Spanish Quinoa is one of my go-to, throw it all in the pot, crazy day dinners. Done in less than 30 minutes start to finish this meal is a staple in our house.

28. Instant Pot Skinny Crustless Chicken Pot Pie

Instant Pot Skinny Crustless Chicken Pot Pie is one of our families quick and easy go-to dinners! This dairy free, gluten free healthy take on a dinner classic is a sure crowd pleaser.

29. Instant Pot Taco Soup

Instant Pot Taco Soup is one of my favorite lazy week night dinners. All I have to do is brown a little ground meat, open up some cans, and within 30 minutes we have a delicious dinner!

30. Mama’s Simple Instant Pot Chili

Made with only 8 ingredients, most of them spices, this thick and hearty Instant Pot Chili is going to warm you right up on these chilly winter days!

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Mama’s Simple Instant Pot Chili

31. Instant Pot Apple Sauce 

There are a lot of different apple sauce recipes out there in Instant Pot world but the thing that makes this one special is that there is no added sugar!

32. Instant Pot Corn Chowder

This dairy free Instant Pot Corn Chowder recipe is a scrumptious substitute for traditional chowders, which are chalk full of half and half or heavy cream!

33. Instant Pot Chicken, Black Bean, Quinoa Burrito Bowls

Instant Pot Quinoa Burrito Bowls are a great recipe for Instant Pot newbies because you can throw all of the ingredients in the pot and walk away!

34. Instant Pot Zucchini Spaghetti with Meatballs

Instant Pot Zucchini Spaghetti with Meatballs is a low carb take on a classic family dinner!

35. Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken

Think you’ve found the absolute perfect method for cooking chicken inside of your Instant Pot? Well think again! This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken is about to blow your tastebuds minds! (Is that a thing? Let’s make it a thing!)

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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken

36. Instant Pot Chicken, Brown Rice and Vegetable Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken, Brown Rice and Vegetable Soup is a bonafide miracle worker. Not only is it delicious but it has special, magical powers!

37. Instant Pot Kale and Cabbage Chicken Bacon Salad

Caramelized onions and bacon, savory chicken with a tangy mustard vinaigrette all cooked up in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker in less than 30 minutes? Just say yes to this keto-friendly protein packed salad!

38. Instant Pot Spicy Refried Beans 

If you make anything from my site, you have to make my Instant Pot Spicy Refried Beans! Delicious and easy to make, this will become a family favorite in no time!

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Instant Pot Spicy Refried Beans

If you make any of these recipes please share a link to the recipe online and tag me (@instantloss)! I love to see what you are cooking up in your kitchen!

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  1. Wow! This is a fantastic list! It’s nice to have an easy place to start when I have no idea what’s for dinner at 4PM. Thank you!

  2. So many great recipes here! I have the first two books and they are awesome! In fact Brittany taught me to not be afraid of my instant pot – I was overwhelmed when I first got it and only made hard boiled eggs for the first year. Now I use it all the time. I just tried making the applesauce from a boat load of apples from my sister’s farm. So flavorful and easy peasy!

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