The Instant Pot has a little bit of a learning curve, but is easy to master. Here are 25 basic recipes to get you familiar with your new kitchen appliance. There are a few of mine plus others I’ve tried from around the web. Start with some really easy items, like corn on the cob or pasta and meatballs and you’ll be an Instant Pot addict like myself! Enjoy!


Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes

Easy Cold Start Yogurt – So simple and you can add what you wish to the yogurt.

Steel cut oats – Perfect way to start the day.



Instant pot pasta and meatballs ©R. Christensen

Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

Kraft Blue Box Mac and Cheese – Kid’s favorite made even easier.

Classic Mac & Cheese – Creamy goodness

One Pot Pasta and Meatballs – Simple dump in and forget dinner.

Instant Pot Beef Recipes

Hamburger Stroganoff – Save time and money on this easy Stroganoff conversion.

Yankee Pot Roast — Classic beef dinner

Mongolian Beef – Lots of flavor with simple ingredients. Serve over IP rice.

Meatloaf – Good hearty fare.




Instant Pot BBQ Ribs ©R. Christensen

Instant Pot Pork Recipes

Best BBQ Ribs – It’s all about getting the seasonings and timing right. This one does it all.

Pulled Pork – Versatile for sandwiches, nacho topping, and more.

Pork Roast – Great flavor any time of year, but pairs really well with Fall veggies and apples.

Kielbasa and Sauerkraut – Classic dish and perfect for tailgating.



Chicken wings

Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

Chicken Wings – Get creative with sauce varieties.

Chinese Chicken & Rice – Easy weeknight dinner.

Salsa Chicken – Great on its own or use as filling for enchiladas, tacos, etc.

Instant Pot Soups and Stews

Ham and Bean Soup – Perfect winter warm up.

Vegetable Beef Soup – One of those soups that are even better the next day.

Beef Stew – Hearty beef stew that tastes like you simmered it for hours.



25+ Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners

Instant Pot Side Dishes

Corn on the Cob – One of the easiest ways to get acquainted with the Instant Pot.

Hard Boiled Eggs – Versatile and super easy to peel

Baked Potatoes – For those days you won’t want the oven heating up the house.

Campfire Baked Beans – You won’t want canned baked beans again.


Instant Pot Dessert Recipes

Monkey Bread – Even better than using the oven.

Rice Pudding – The Instant Pot is perfect for making rice pudding.

Apple Dump Cake – Super easy desert.


I’m sure you found at least a few recipes to get you started on your Instant Pot adventure. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter for new recipes and other posts from the website. Thanks for stopping by!