10 Easy Instapot Recipes – My New Favorite Gadget!

My 10 Budget Recipes roundup proved to be popular, so I’m back at it again with 10 Easy Instapot Recipes. As you can probably guess, I finally purchased my first Instapot! We’ve always had a slow cooker. I bought one about ten years ago for a whopping $14, and I’ve used it multiple times a…

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Last Updated: May 24, 2023

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My 10 Budget Recipes roundup proved to be popular, so I’m back at it again with 10 Easy Instapot Recipes.

As you can probably guess, I finally purchased my first Instapot!

We’ve always had a slow cooker. I bought one about ten years ago for a whopping $14, and I’ve used it multiple times a week ever since.

I’ve definitely gotten a ton of value from that small purchase and decided to upgrade to an Instapot since my crockpot was falling apart.

If you’re looking to get your own Instant Pot, I recommend checking out the one I purchased – Instant Pot 3 Qt 6-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer.

Food is one of the largest expenses a family can have each month, which is why I’m a big believer in, and lover of, weekly meal plans. If you are looking for some new easy Instapot recipes to add to your weekly meal plan, then you’ve come to the right place.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the average family of four spends around $700 to $1,000 a month on food. That’s a lot of money, especially considering that most families waste a large amount of their food each month!

Related: Does bringing lunch to work actually save money?

If you want easy Instant Pot recipes that are budget friendly and delicious, don’t worry, it is possible! The Instapot recipes included in this roundup are affordable, easy, and you may already have many of the ingredients in your home!

All of these best instant pot recipes are in my current meal plan, and I’m excited to make all of them.

Note: If you’re looking for easy weekly meal plans, full of budget recipes, I recommend $5 Meal Plan. $5 Meal Plan is a meal planning service that sends you a delicious meal plan and shopping list every week for just $5 a month.

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Here are 10 easy Instapot recipes you should try:

 

1. Cheeseburger Macaroni

Check out the Instapot recipe here.

10 Easy Instapot Recipes and Dinner Ideas - Instant Pot Recipes

 

2. Vegan Mushroom Risotto

Get the Instapot recipe here.

10 Easy Instapot Recipes and Dinner Ideas - Instant Pot Recipes

 

3. Eggplant Sweet Potato Lentil Curry

Get the Instant Pot recipe here.

10 Easy Instapot Recipes and Dinner Ideas - Instant Pot Recipes

 

4. Stuffed Bell Peppers

Get the Instant Pot recipe here.

10 Easy Instapot Recipes and Dinner Ideas - Instant Pot Recipes

 

5. Pizza Pasta

Get the Instapot recipe here.

10 Easy Instapot Recipes and Dinner Ideas - Instant Pot Recipes

 

6. Pasta Penne With Sausage In Tomato Cream Sauce

Get the Instapot recipe here.

10 Easy Instapot Recipes and Dinner Ideas - Instant Pot Recipes

 

7. Chicken Tortilla Soup

Get the Instapot recipe here.

10 Easy Instapot Recipes and Dinner Ideas - Instant Pot Recipes

 

8. Cabbage Soup With Beef

Get the Instapot recipe here.

10 Easy Instapot Recipes and Dinner Ideas - Instant Pot Recipes

 

9. Split Pea Soup

Get the Instapot recipe here.

10 Easy Instapot Recipes and Dinner Ideas - Instant Pot Recipes

10. Banana French Toast

Get the Instapot recipe here.

10 Easy Instapot Recipes and Dinner Ideas - Instant Pot Recipes

What are your favorite easy Instapot recipes right now? Share them in the comments below!


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  1. Miam, all these recipes look really good! Especially the Pizza Pasta and the Cheeseburger macaroni.

    This really makes me want to upgrade my rice cooker in a instantpot ๐Ÿ˜› The shipping costs are higher than the InstantPot itself to Switzerland :S

    1. Haha how much is the shipping cost?

  2. I did my best in the wee hours again this morning not to eat any food before going to sleep. I did my cardio again and I’m back on track with eating right and doing the transformation work. Woke up this morning on an empty stomach and I’m considering hitting the gym to do may, just maybe, a few minutes of empty stomach morning cardio. Then decide what I’m going to eat today.

    That Banana French toast looks good. I think I saw something similar to that a while back on the iHOP menu. I’m such a succer for their pancakes but I’ve been chilling out on eating iHOP or too much Hibachi food b/c I’m slimming down now. Maybe I’ll double back somewhere in the future and take a closer look @ this post to see if I mac replicate these nice insta-pot recipes you posted. Thanks for the ideas. Happy Friday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kiara

    I always laugh when I see InstaPot because that’s what it should be called. They REALLY named this product wrong! With how many people and bloggers title it the “instapot”, I say the marketing team failed.

    1. Haha right?! As I was writing this I realized it wasn’t called “Instapot” so I included both ways of spelling in this blog post in case anyone thought the same way as I did.

  4. Oh man now I am hungry! Haha. These recipes look delicious, thanks for sharing Michelle!

  5. Cody @ Dollar Habits

    We love our Instant Pot! It is right up there with our Vitamix. If you spend a considerable amount of time in the kitchen, items like these are definitely worth the investment. Thanks for sharing these recipes.

  6. FIbythecommonguy

    Haven’t made the purchase yet, but looking at this and other posts, it is really tempting. I will pass these along to a couple of friends. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I just got an Instapot a few days ago! Thanks for sharing these recipes!

    Laura
    flowersinmybasket.blogspot.com

  8. Milendra

    Wow,
    all the recipes are so nice. all the pictures also nice but now how can I eat because after look this I become Hungary. I will definitely try these recipes in the home. first, I will try Cheeseburger Macaroni I think it can make easily.
    thanks a lot……….

  9. They all look so delicious! Especially that Pizza Pasta! Iโ€™m gonna try out this recipe.

  10. Banana French Toast and Cabbage soup Beef it looks so yummy, Kids definitely need extremely nutrient-dense foods for physical and cognitive development.I will surely try this at home thanks for sharing and yes the pizza recipe as well.

  11. sanchez

    Nice collection! I will try one by one of these recipes. Thank you for sharing me!

  12. hey bro! now, I am hungry! Haha. These recipes look good

  13. Julia

    So, I’ve been a long term pressure cook lover, but the size of the electric ones is so big, I gave mine away. I noticed the 3qt instant pot 3 days ago, and I love it !!! I’ve made perfect rice each time, baked potato, soups usually made for a family of four I just cut the recipe in half, maybe mention this in your posts, as an empty nester the size is perfect to leave out OMG I’m very happy. I bought one for my daughter, the 3 qt, and am leaving shortly to deliver to her, perfect for a small family ! I was happy to find your blog and look forward to seeing more ๐Ÿ˜Ž Pizza Pasta is ready, ty, looks great, and I’m on my way ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I have the small one too, and I love it!

  14. Abi

    The Chicken Tortilla Soup is absolutely delicious!

  15. Thomas

    Awesome! All the recipes are great, but my favorite is the Split Pea Soup. Will try processing it tomorrow. Thanks for your great sharing

  16. That’s so great!!! Your share is very awesome. Every day, I have to think what meals should I cook for my family. Now, your share can help me for that. Thank you for sharing. I love it so much.

  17. Jackson

    Great Recipe! it looks delicious. I really love homemade dishes. Thank you for sharing. I will try to make this Pizza Pasta for my family. I believe my family will like this very much. Love so much.