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These healthy instant pot recipes will make easy weeknight meals a breeze! These simple instant pot recipes will feed your entire family in one pot.
The holidays are on their way and you may have an Instant Pot on your wish list! If you didn’t snag one on Prime Day, there is still time to get an Instant Pot on Black Friday or wait to see if someone gifts you one!
Whether you are wishing for an Instant Pot or just looking for some fresh inspiration on healthy instant pot recipes you can make, I’ve got you covered. Here are 20+ of my favorite healthy Instant Pot meals that are family friendly and super easy to make!
Instant Pot 101 – What You Need to Know About Healthy Recipes in the Instant Pot
Before we get started on healthy instant pot recipes, here is a quick overview about the Instant Pot including how it works, what Instant Pot is the best to buy and more!
What does an Instant Pot do?
An Instant Pot is a brand of pressure cooker that has received an incredible amount of brand recognition. People now refer to many pressure cookers as Instant Pots!
An Instant Pot cooks food in a fraction of the time that it would take to make the recipe by a conventional method such as in the oven or on the stove top. The Instant Pot also creates delicious flavors, tender meat and that “slow cooked all day” sort of taste.
Instant Pot recipes are great one pot recipes to make healthy weeknight meals in a fraction of the time! I’ve found with many healthy Instant Pot recipes it takes more time to allow the device to pressurize than actually cook!
What is the best Instant Pot to buy?
Determining which Instant Pot is best to buy will be impacted by a number of things including:
- space for storage and cooking including where you will store and use your Instant Pot
- amount of food you need to cook, i.e. how many people do you usually want to feed with one meal
- budget – how much do you want to spend and what value are you looking for
Best Instant Pot for Small Spaces
The best Instant Pot for small spaces is the Instant Pot Lux Mini 6-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker. It has all of the functionalities of the larger Instant Pot but is great if you are short on space. This is also my recommendation if you are looking to purchase the best Instant Pot on a budget.
Best Instant Pot for Feeding a Crowd is the Instant Pot Duo Nova Pressure Cooker. It is 10 quarts and is perfect for feeding a large family or prepping soups or other freezer meals to stock up.
The Best Overall Instant Pot is the Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker. This is the Instant Pot I started with three years ago and it is still running strong. It feeds my family of four and is under $100.
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Momma Fit Lyndsey’s Favorite Healthy Instant Pot Recipes
I’ve rounded up all of my favorite Instant Pot recipes I’ve created so far both on the Momma Fit Lyndsey blog and on Instagram! Follow along as I create more healthy instant pot recipes for your family!
Healthy Instant Pot Soup Recipes
Pumpkin Chili – Whole30 chili is easy to make with ground white turkey, pumpkin and fall herbs! This cozy turkey pumpkin chili is the perfect instant pot chili your family will love!
Corn Chowder – Instant Pot Corn Chowder is easy to make in your pressure cooker. This is a great freezer meal soup for a cozy and warm bowl on busy weeknights.
Gumbo – Instant Pot gumbo is a new favorite keto and Whole30 compliant soup. We love it served over cauliflower rice!
Chicken Chili – Instant Pot Chicken Chili is a great soup for the fall! This healthy chili recipe is also a great crock pot chili recipe.
Sausage, Kale + Zoodle Soup – This Kale Soup with Sausage is a delicious and easy weeknight meal for fall. Your family will love this healthy fall soup that can be made in the slow cooker, instant pot or on the stove!
Tomato Soup – This tomato soup and grilled cheese recipe is an easy instant pot recipe that will be a kid-friendly dinner! It’s one of my favorite make ahead meals that is a great healthy freezer meal.
Chicken Noodle Soup – this instant pot chicken noodle soup is so easy and tastes like it has been cooking on the stove all day! Perfect cozy fall soup for chilly autumn and winter evenings!
Summer Veggie Soup – Use up seasonal veggies by throwing together this easy summer veggie soup! This soup is easy to swap out veggies depending on what’s in season.
Tomato Basil, Chicken + Quinoa Soup – This instant pot soup recipe takes ingredients from your fridge and pantry and makes it into a healthy weeknight meal in no time! If you’re looking to find a budget-friendly, healthy meal that is freezer-friendly, this soup is for you.
Healthy Instant Pot Meals Your Family Will Love
Carne Asada – Instant Pot Carne Asada is easy and quick to make for delicious instant pot street tacos or instant pot steak nachos. Just a few simple ingredients make this carne asada recipe Whole30 and Keto compliant.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs – Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are life-changing! Who knew making meatballs in the instant pot could be so easy and delicious?
Quinoa Power Bowl – This Quinoa Power Bowl is full of nourishing ingredients like quinoa, chickpeas, spinach and mushrooms! Instant pot quinoa makes this an easy favorite vegan buddha bowl recipe!
Tuna Noodle Casserole – a classic family favorite comfort food made over into a healthy and quick dinner! Tuna Noodle Casserole in the Instant Pot is so easy and perfect for busy weeknights!
Italian Meatballs – Classic Italian meatballs done in a fraction of the time! These meatballs have few ingredients and taste just like the Italian classic.
Chicken Tacos – These instant pot chicken tacos are a healthy weeknight recipe that is keto-friendly, gluten free, paleo and whole30 compliant. Use them for taco night or in a southwestern soup!
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich – this healthy chicken parmesan is made with few ingredients and delicious over pasta or in a sandwich!
Hawaiian Pulled Pork – This tropical pulled pork Hawaiian recipe will easily become a weeknight dinner your family will love!
Other Pressure Cooker Healthy Recipe Favorites
Hard Boiled Eggs – Looking for perfect hard boiled eggs that peel easily? Hard Boiled Eggs in your Instant Pot are super easy-to-make, easy-to-peel, and delicious!
Cornbread – Instant Pot Cornbread is an easy to make side dish for cozy fall and winter soups or as a side for summer barbecues. Moist and buttery, this healthy cornbread will be a family favorite!
Sous Vide Egg Bites – Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites that are better than Starbucks! Whole30, Keto and Dairy-free, this egg bite recipe is easy for meal prep, creamy and delicious for an easy and healthy breakfast.
Corn on the Cob – Enjoy corn on the cob all year long with Instant Pot Corn on the cob! Fresh summer corn tastes delicious in just a few minutes.