Healthy Instant Pot Recipes
Gone are the days of your mom's this-might-explode pressure cooker. Now we’re in a new era with the ultra-useful Instant Pot. Programmable to do everything from slow cooking to yogurt-making, this sleek plug-in pressure cooker is a go-to for anyone looking to whip up a quick dinner or do some batch cooking on the weekends. Our healthy spin on these super fast—and easy—recipes will keep your family satisfied and give you back time in the evenings. From impressive meals like Harissa Spiked Sunday Sauce to unusual dishes like our Neapolitan Cheesecake, there's a little bit of everything to choose from.
Instant Pot Turkey-Stuffed Peppers
Don’t have an Instant Pot? No worries! Make this recipe in your Dutch oven instead. Preheat the oven to 350°F, make the peppers as instructed, then place in your Dutch oven with 1/2 to 1 cup water (depending on size of Dutch oven). Cover and bake until cooked through, about 45 to 50 minutes.
Harissa Spiked Sunday Sauce with Broccolini
Your favorite Sunday supper just got a spicy upgrade thanks to the addition of harissa, a Tunisian pepper paste. This sauce is packed with pork shoulder, crumbled sausage, and salty pancetta, making every bite a satisfying experience. You’ll have a complete dinner— veggies and all—on the table in under an hour thanks to our recipe using the Instant Pot for easy cooking.
Sweet-and-Sticky Short Ribs
Nothing shows off the Instant Pot's capabilities quite like this recipe. Create fall-off-the-bone tender short ribs in just 30 minutes. Coated in a sweet and spicy Asian-inspired sauce, this recipe is wonderful served with a side salad and mashed potatoes or polenta. Any leftover meat can be shredded and used as a terrific taco filler.
Equal parts sweet and savory, mostarda is an Italian condiment made with fruit and mustard. While a traditional mostarda usually takes several hours to completely cook and reduce, our version is easily made with your Instant Pot instead. Look for firm, unblemished pears when making this dish. Serve it with a thick-cut pork chop, on a charcuterie board, or in a brie grilled cheese.
Beet and Burrata Salad with Pistachio Vinaigrette
This bright and light salad is an easy way to make more veggie-based dishes in your Instant Pot. The rich and creamy burrata cheese balances out the sweet and earthy beets. Combining the shallots with acidic vinegar draws out the subtle onion flavor, infusing the pistachio dressing with hints of sweetness. If you can't find beet microgreens at your grocery store, you can substitute another variety of microgreens or baby arugula.
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Drumettes
Put away your buffalo sauce, and reach for these tangy and sweet wings instead. Coated in a raspberry-chipotle mixture, these drumettes are finger-licking good. Whip up a batch with the Instant Pot for your next tailgating event or fun night in. Best part? These are only 94 calories per serving.
Who would've guessed that your Instant Pot could creative this delicious (and beautiful) dessert? A little sweet, a little tangy, the cheesecake's filling features three distinct vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate layers. This satisfying recipe's tender cookie crust makes for easy slicing and serving, perfect for when you have company over.