75+ Best Instant Pot Recipes for Dinner, Dessert & More

updated Oct 1, 2020
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Greek lemon chicken with roasted potatoes, topped with feta and fresh oregano on plate with vintage spoon on side.
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Our readers labeled the Instant Pot as their favorite slow cooker, and Kitchn reviewed (and loved) it a several years ago. Now that we’ve established our fandom, it’s time to find even more delicious recipes that make the most of this totally helpful appliance. A love as big as this deserves an equally long list of things to make.

As you probably already know, the Instant Pot is a seven-gadget-in-one appliance. Where the Instant Pot really stands out, however, is in its ability to be both a slow cooker and a pressure cooker. That’s why we’re focusing on those two functionalities, and sharing more than 75 of our best Instant Pot recipes for any time of day.

Pressure Cooker Recipes

You can make any regular pressure cooker recipe in your Instant Pot by using the “manual” mode and adding 15 percent more cooking time. For example, if a recipe says it takes 10 minutes, you’ll want to cook it for 11 to 12 minutes instead. This is because most pressure cookers operate with 15 psi, but the Instant Pot operates at 11.6 psi.

Cooking Tutorials

Everyday Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes

The default slow cooker time is four hours for the Instant Pot. Make sure to adjust time and temperature (low, medium, high) before starting. Remember to adjust the steam release handle to “venting” when using your Instant Pot as a slow cooker.

Cooking Tutorials


Meaty Mains

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls (Image credit: Emma Christensen)

Everyday Dinners