10 Whole30 Recipes to Make in an Instant Pot

updated Oct 18, 2019
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We’re big fans of the Instant Pot, so it’s no surprise that we love leaning on it to help us prepare Whole30-friendly recipes. The 30-day plan calls for a lot of Instant Pot-friendly foods like eggs and meat, which means utilizing one allows you to get your meals on the table in less time. Whether it’s smoky pulled pork or creamy coconut chicken curry, here are 10 great Instant Pot recipes that are Whole30-friendly.

This dinner staple cooks up perfectly every time in the Instant Pot. You can aim for firm but juicy chicken for cubing, or let it cook a little bit longer for tender shredded chicken.

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Be it for grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, or snacks, hard-boiled eggs are a staple of the Whole30 meal plan. With an Instant Pot a dozen eggs cook up in no time and have the most irresistibly creamy texture.

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Keep this easy meal Whole30-friendly by stirring in coconut milk instead of cream or half-and-half, and serve it spooned over cauliflower rice.

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Of all the recipes I cooked during my last round of Whole30, this was one of my favorites because it really delivered a ton of bang for its buck — plus, it is wildly delicious. Eat the shredded pork on its own, added to a breakfast bowl, topped on a salad, stuffed into lettuce wraps, or mixed into cauliflower fried rice.

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Meal preppers will love this one. Prep all the components of the recipe in advance, stash them in the freezer, then empty the frozen ingredients straight into your Instant Pot. To keep it Whole30-friendly, use coconut oil, olive oil, or ghee to sauté the onions, add coconut milk instead of cream, and serve it with cauliflower rice.

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The beauty of this quick-cooking classic is that you can pull the chicken thighs and drumsticks straight from the freezer and add them to your Instant Pot. No defrosting required.

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With a couple very simple modifications, this recipe is well-suited to your Whole30 meal plan. Use coconut oil, olive oil, or ghee to sauté your aromatics and plan to serve it over cauliflower rice.

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This chili requires two super-simple modifications and then rewards you with ample leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch. Keep it Whole30-compliant by nixing the black beans, and swap the tamari for coconut aminos. Top your chili with sliced scallions, avocado, or even some sliced radishes for crunch.

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I was nervous the cabbage wouldn’t be as good when modifying it to be Whole30-compliant, and boy was I wrong. Eliminate the sugar and rely on the natural sweetness from the carrots, and swap cornstarch for arrowroot powder or tapioca flour.

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When you need an effortless side dish in minutes, this one delivers every time. To prevent the potatoes from absorbing water as they cook, cook them on a steamer rack.

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Your turn! Do you have any favorite Instant Pot recipes for Whole30?

30 Days of Whole30: We kicked 2017 off with 30 days of Whole30. Why Whole30? It’s not a permanent diet; it’s not a prescription for eating. It’s just 30 days of eating whole foods and exploring a more purposeful, mindful approach to food. Read more here on what Whole30 is and how to follow along.