10 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes to Make Right Now

updated Apr 30, 2019
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If you own an Instant Pot (and you do, don’t you?), then you know that it does wonders with rich meats and pasta. But what if you want something on the lighter side? Or something with some extra vegetables? Or maybe a quick breakfast recipe that isn’t a muffin? I got your back. Here are 10 totally delicious, extra nourishing, and easy recipes you can make in your Instant Pot right now.

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1. Chicken Noodle Soup from Jo Cooks

Chicken soup is cliché for a reason: It always makes me feel better. This recipe from Jo Cooks uses the sauté function on the IP for the vegetables, and then about 20 minutes on the pressure cooking setting to make the soup. Then you shred the chicken and eat!

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2. Vegetarian Quinoa Chili from Peas and Crayons

Chili is the perfect base for a healthy meal because it’s so customizable. This recipe from Peas and Crayons is gluten-free and plant-based, and you can make it dairy-free and vegan based on your dietary needs.

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3. Easy Black Bean Soup from Little Spice Jar

This super-simple black bean recipe starts with dried black beans, and it only takes 45 minutes to cook.

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4. 10-Minute Steal Cut Oats from Fit Foodie Finds

For this recipe you just need one cup of oats, three cups of almond milk, and a pinch of salt. I recommend topping with peanut butter and fresh fruit, but you do you.

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5. Lemon Garlic Chicken from The Recipe Critic

Two words I will never get tired of hearing: lemon and garlic. Basically any recipe that contains those two words will be magical in my book. Speaking of magic, all you need to do for this recipe is sear the chicken, sauté the garlic and onions before adding lemon juice, and then bring to pressure for seven minutes to cook.

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6. Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup from Pinch of Yum

The recipe I usually turn to when I want something healthy-ish but not too healthy is tortilla soup. It’s super flavorful, hearty and nourishing, and there’s cheese and tortilla strips.

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7. Chana Masala from The First Mess

Chana masala is my go-to order for Indian takeout, so I think I need to start making it at home. Just add spices, chickpeas, and crushed tomatoes to your IP and let magic happen!

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This recipe made its debut in my life a little over a year ago, and it’s been a regular every since. It’s ridiculously easy to make, there’s always leftovers, and honestly it’s just super delicious. Don’t let its brownish-orange color fool you — it’s good.

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9. Minestrone Soup from Damn Delicious

Up your vegetable intake with this delightful soup from Damn Delicious! It only takes five minutes to cook in the IP, which is bonkers fast.

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10. Greek Chicken and Rice from Eating Instantly

Make this on Sunday night for lunches all week! You just need rice, chicken, vegetables, spices, chicken broth, and feta cheese for topping!

What are your favorite healthy Instant Pot recipes?