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15+ Meal Prep Instant Pot Recipes


Instant Pot Meal Prep Recipes

If the word "Instant" is involved you better believe we will be including it in our weekly meal preps. Who wouldn't want recipes that make your Sunday meal prep adventures easier? We're raising BOTH our hands here, because we sure do! The less time spent in the kitchen and the more time spent with our families, the better.

Basically, the Instant Pot is a pressure cooker, and therefore can accelerate the cooking time of your meals. You can make a WHOLE lot of different types of meals in this handy appliance. You'll see. 

So, what can this magical kitchen tool do? It saves you time and money (and time is worth money!), and it can help you batch prep meals and eat healthier. Sign us up!

We think you get the point. Saving time + saving money + eating healthier = the keys to ongoing meal prep success! To help you get started we have compiled a list of more than a dozen Meal Prep Instant Pot Recipes that will rock your tastebuds. 

Pair any of the proteins with your favorite whole grain or rice alternative for a well-rounded and balanced meal. Or, you can even alternate with different proteins or vegan options in each of these recipes to add variety and cater to you and your family's preferences.

So, what are you waiting for (besides the appliance to finish)? It's time to get meal prepping. 

Oh, and we included a few snacks and desserts because life is always better when a little sweetness is involved. Right? 


Instant Pot Thai Chicken Rice Bowls

Start here. Promise this'll convert you to what the Instant Pot can do for your chicken dinners!

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

No need for takeout when you can prep this meal in your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Shredded Mexican Chicken

The base of tacos, burritos, or just a delicious meal on its own over rice. Yep, that's what you're looking at right here!

Instant Pot All In One Chicken & Rice

Chicken and rice is such a classic. And this one? Flavorful and fast!


Instant Pot Italian Beef 

Eat this amazingly tender chuck roast as is, or topped on a sub roll for an indulgent sandwich. (Yeah, we still eat sandwiches sometimes!)

Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef

Instant Pot Mexican Style Shredded Beef

Instant Pot Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes

Comfort food delivered right in your pressure cooker? Yes, please! 

Instant Pot Un-Stuffed Cabbage Bowls

Think of this as a deconstructed stuffed cabbage dish. So delicious!


Instant Pork Carnitas

We think such a dish speaks for itself, yes? The pressure cooker works wonders with meat.
Instant Pot Hawaiian Kahlua Pork

Add Liquid Smoke, soy sauce, and sugar to pork for an amazing pork dish. 

Instant Pot Sweet Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin

Oh, this one is a keeper! Once you figure out how to do a balsamic glaze, it's game over.


Instant Pot Smoked Sausage and White Bean Vegetable Soup

Ah, the beauty and simplicity of a good ole white bean and sausage soup. 

Instant Pot Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup

For when you don't want to mess with tacos, we bring you this dish. 


Instant Pot Vegan Coconut Milk Yogurt

Yes, you can make this vegan dessert in the Instant Pot. Then, you can eat it! 

Instant Pot Candied Chickpea Cajun Trail Mix

You know you wanna try this. Look at how inventive this snack is!

Instant Pot Candied Chickpea Cajun Trail Mix

Instant Pot Tapioca Pudding

Quick, easy, and delicious! Mint garnish is optional, naturally! 

Instant Pot New York Cheesecake

You'll never look at cheesecake again the same way once you pull it out of the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Desserts


Instant Pot "Better than Sex" Lava Cake

Banana French Toast Instant Pot Recipe

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  1. always it is pressure to make some recipes and your site is awesome and I have learn some tasty item to cook! awesome guide and well written. Thanks

  2. Looks like it's so yummy and delicious meal and it can be made instantly thats why I love this recipe and I definitely try this recipe in my next meal. Thanks for such an instant meal recipe.

  3. I really love instant recipes its saves my time but I always concern about the healthy recipe. I really love these recipes and try to make these recipes in my next meal. I hope I can make it easily following your tutorial.

    Thank you for your awesome recipe. Keep sharing.

  4. Such a great meal recipe. I really like it. Easy to understand and make it at home, thank you for sharing such an amazing post.

  5. Rice is a highly underrated thing in the United States and almost all of the European countries. The Chicken with Rice dish is my favorite and I had different versions of the same while I was in Vietnam and the Philippines.

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