20+ Healthy Instant Pot Recipes (2024)

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Need some new healthy instant pot recipes for meal prep or for lunch and dinner? Here is a collection of the best healthy instant pot recipes that you can make in a jiffy!

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What is an Instant Pot?

I have theDuo Plus 9 in 1 Instant Pot. The DuoPlus replaces 9 commonly used kitchen appliances – Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice/Porridge Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake/Egg Maker, Sauté/Searing, Steam, Warm, and Sterilize.

It’s quite the multi-use product, isn’t it? And bonus feature is that because these healthy Instant Pot recipes are really only using the one pot, it falls under the #OnePotRecipe category too! Minimal dishes! Win-Win! If you want to learn more, here’s myWhat’s An Instant Potpost that also breaks down each Instant Pot model! You can also click here to see all the Instant Pot Recipes I have on this blog!

Need some side dishes?

Before you get started, here are some sides that you can make in the Instant Pot to go with these meals, if you’re like me and own more than one pressure cooker!

  • Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Instant Pot Basmati Rice with Butter and Garlic
  • Instant Pot Coconut Lime Rice
  • Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
  • “Baked” Potatoes in the Instant Pot
  • Instant Pot Lentils
  • Instant Pot Chickpeas
  • Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
  • Instant Pot White Navy Beans

The Best Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

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Quick, moist, and, and hands-off, you’ll love making Instant Pot salmon! Thanks to the Instant Pot, you can pressure cook them from both fresh and frozen.

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This Instant Pot cilantro lime chicken is such a versatile recipe. Use the shredded chicken in a bowl, tacos, or burritos!

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This simple Instant Pot beef and broccoli takes only a couple of minutes to put together! You sauté a couple of ingredients and then add in the sauce. Then you let the Instant Pot do the rest!

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You will love this Instant Pot chicken and broccoli recipe as it’s an easy chicken dinner that’s healthy and takes less than 10 minutes to make.

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Coated with a sweet but spicy sticky sauce, you’ll love this super easy Instant Pot spicy garlicky sesame chicken. All you need are some pantry staples to make this sesame chicken in the pressure cooker.

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This Instant Pot tomato soup comes together with pantry staples! Even better, it’s freezer-friendly as it uses coconut milk instead of dairy!

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This Instant Pot chicken taco recipe is bursting with flavor! I like to serve it with mango salsa and lime crema, so it tends to disappear off the table fast.

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You only need a few simple ingredients to make this Instant Pot shredded Hawaiian chicken. The hardest part about this recipe is shredding the chicken!

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Comforting and hearty, this Instant Pot spaghetti is made with simple, wholesome ingredients that are probably already in your kitchen! Even better, it’s freezer-friendly, so I always freeze any leftovers, so I have dinner for another day.

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This beef and tomato soup is a childhood classic for me. Thrown into the instant pot, this soup comes together so quickly and easily! No need to babysit a pot on the stove.

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Freezer friendly, hearty, and comforting, this Instant Pot beef and barley soup is perfect for a cold day!

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Ok, making steak in the Instant Pot may seem controversial but trust me on this one! This Instant Pot steak and mushrooms recipe is so tender and flavorful!

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A take-out classic, this Instant Pot Kung Pao Chicken and Rice recipe is the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and spicy! The rice is made pot in pot, so everything cooks together.

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Want a meatless version of my kung pao chicken recipe? Try my Instant Pot Kung Pao Chickpeas and Rice recipe!

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Have you tried making chicken tinga in the Instant Pot? It is so easy, flavorful, and saucy! Turn it into a burrito bowl or tacos!

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A mix of sweet and savory, this Instant Pot cashew chicken recipe comes together in a flash! Add some veg near the end, and you’ll have dinner ready in no time.

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Making carnitas in the Instant Pot is SUCH a time saver! I like to crisp it up in the oven but if you have the air fryer attachment on the pressure cooker, then you can save yourself the time of clearing out your oven of sheet pans!

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Want something with a little kick? Try this Instant Pot spicy honey garlic chicken recipe! It uses a lot of kitchen staples, so it’s definitely more budget-friendly than ordering take out!

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This Instant Pot chicken teriyaki recipe is full of bold flavors that you get at a restaurant! Make it at home with a few simple ingredients and serve it with some rice and steamed veggies to make it the perfect dinner.

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Made with simple and nutritious ingredients, this chicken vegetable soup comes together so easily in the Instant Pot. Light but still hearty, this Instant Pot chicken vegetable soup is perfect for any meal.

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This Instant Pot chicken pesto pasta is super easy to make and is packed with veggies. Bursting with flavor, saucy, and a family favorite, this kid-friendly pasta is sure to be a hit for you!

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This Healthy Instant Pot Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles Recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner! This Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodle recipe is so quick, easy, and versatile you’re going to want to make all the time!

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This Healthy Instant Pot Turkey and Lentil Chili Recipe is the perfect meal for any night of the week! The turkey keeps the calories low and the extra boost of lentils in the chili helps keeps you feeling full.

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This Instant Pot Salisbury Steak Styled Meatballs Recipe is inspired by the salisbury steak frozen dinners in the frozen food aisle. These yummy salisbury steak meatballs are lightened up by using both turkey meat and beef with mushrooms and take under 30 minutes to make!

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This delicious and easySpicy Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Meal Prep is inspired by the chicken burrito bowls from Chipotle! It’s so easy to make and takes less than 30 minutes to meal prep for four days or as a quick dinner for the entire family!

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Want good quality meat for these pressure cooker recipes? Try Butcher Box! It’s an easy and convenient way to have hormone and antibiotic-free protein delivered to your door! I love knowing I have a freezer that’s well stocked with quality proteins – especially when I’m really busy!

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