37 Instant Pot Family Dinner Recipes

Finding time to make dinner among your very hectic schedule doesn’t always happen… that’s when the Instant Pot comes to the rescue! Easy delicious dinners that are minimal effort, full of flavor and ready in under an hour (most in about 30 minutes). From family favorites to recipes that will be your new go-to dinners, these Instant Pot recipes are must-makes!

Dump and Start Instant Pot Creamy Ziti

“Dump and Start Instant Pot Creamy Ziti is saucy, cheesy and delicious. 20 minutes is all you need to make this creamy red sauce pasta dish!” – Karli

Instant Pot Beef And Broccoli Recipe

“Want a quick & easy pressure cooker recipe that has dinner on the table in just 35 minutes? Check out this delicious Instant Pot Beef Broccoli! So good!” – Gina

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Chicken Enchiladas

“These homemade Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas are so delicious and thanks to the Instant Pot, a snap to make. The chicken and homemade enchilada sauce are prepared in the Instant Pot, then the enchiladas are assembled and baked in the oven.” – Melissa

Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

“Instant Pot Loaded Baked Potato Soup–everything you love about baked potatoes in soup form…cheese, bacon, sour cream, green onions and potatoes. Basically a cheesy potato soup recipe that you can make in your electric pressure cooker.” – Karen

Instant Pot Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice

“Instant Pot Cheesy Ground Beef and Rice is an easy pressure cooker ground beef and rice recipe loaded with corn and cheese in a creamy tomato sauce.” – Erin

Instant Pot Hawaiian Pulled Pork

“This easy Instant Pot Hawaiian pulled pork recipe is amazing and perfect for any party served as sliders or on top of rice for a tasty family dinner.” – Justine

Instant Pot Round Steak & Gravy

“Round Steak & Gravy is a recipe that uses an affordable cut of beef called Round Steak that is delicious, but typically needs hours to cook so that it is tender. I made this recipe in my Instant Pot, but it can also be made in the slow cooker or in your oven, if you have the time. I will add the times for cooking in the crock or oven at the end of the recipe.” – April

Instant Pot General Tso’s Chicken

“This Instant Pot General Tso’s Chicken is the perfect, healthy, homemade dinner in under 30 minutes. This spicy Chinese takeout favorite is simple and quick to prepare with just the perfect balance of sweet and tangy.” – Jo

Instant Pot Taco Soup

“Instant Pot Taco Soup is one of the easiest soups to make. This is a variation on an old family favorite. I adapted this to be a pressure cooker taco soup. It’s delicious and zesty!” – Sandy

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

“This highly versatile and fall-apart-tender pork recipe can be served in so many ways. For starters, this seasoned, tender pork is delicious in lettuce wraps, tacos, salads or served over rice.” – Reesa

Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

“Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie is all of the flavor from the classic oven baked favorite all made in under 30 minutes! From the perfectly cooked potatoes and carrots to the tender, shredded chicken this one pot, dump & start Instant Pot meal will be your family’s favorite!” – Karli

Instant Pot Beef Stew

“Instant Pot Beef Stew (Homemade Pressure Cooker) makes for a super comforting dish on a cold winter day. This warm and hearty one-pot meal is full of tender meat with carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes and celery.” – Kelly

Instant Pot Honey Mustard Pork Chops

“Instant Pot Honey Mustard Pork Chops are an easy dinner recipe that cooks up in a flash. They turn out so tender in the pressure cooker – the best!” – Nora

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

“This quick and easy Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan is the answer to your weeknight dreams!! And since it’s made in the Instant Pot, it’s ready in minutes!” – Gina

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

“Creamy shredded chicken breasts made in the Instant Pot pressure cooker in just 15 minutes! This shredded Instant Pot Crack Chicken is our newest cheese and ranch obsession. Serve on sandwich buns with bacon and green onions for a quick weeknight dinner recipe.” – Jessica

Instant Pot Honey Baked Ham

“You will never make ham another way after making this Instant Pot Honey Baked Ham! Spiral sliced ham is steamed to perfection with a sweet honey sauce, keeping this ham full of flavor and moisture.” – Kristen

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

“This macaroni and cheese is every family’s favorite comfort food pasta recipe made easy in the Instant Pot! You can have creamy, mouthwatering, homemade mac and cheese for dinner in about 10 minutes!” – Nichole

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

“Instant Pot Lasagna Soup with all the comfort flavors of your favorite pasta dish in soup form. Quick and easy to make in the pressure cooker for busy weeknights.” – Ialaine

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

“This Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken is simple and easy to make in the pressure cooker and perfect for busy weeknights. The chicken cooks up tender and juicy in a buttery lemon garlic sauce.” – Kelly

Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

“You will love this Pork Tenderloin Pressure Cooker Recipe. It tastes amazing and people will think you spent a ton of time making it. However, it cooks so quickly in the instant pot and is incredibly easy. It’s so tender everyone will think it cooked all day in the slow cooker.” – Carrie

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

“Instant Pot Chicken Tacos recipe is an easy 3 ingredient Instant Pot recipe that can be used to make delicious chicken tacos or any of your favorite chicken Mexican recipes.” – Arlene

Instant Pot Pizza Casserole

“I’ve been trying to come up with more recipes that my kids can, and look forward to making. Given my fondness for my Instant Pot, I decided it was high time to come up with an Instant Pot recipe they could easily make.” – Corinne

Instant Pot Peanut Noodles

“These Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noddles are so easy to make in the IP. It’s a one pot meal which you can put on the table in less than 30 minutes!” – Manali

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup

“With the cold winter nights upon us it’s the time to break out those instant pot recipes. Sometimes we just want an instant pot vegetarian recipe that super simple to make. Hence with the ability to pull pantry items and make a delectable dish. This Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup is a delicious and easy soup recipe.” – Kim

Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak

“Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak is a simple and fun dinner recipe the whole family will love! Sandwiches full of tender beef, with an easy homemade cheese sauce!” – Nichole

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

“The classic combination of garlic and parmesan create the perfect sauce for this quick and easy Instant Pot spaghetti squash recipe. A lower carb alternative to pasta that’s ready in under 30 minutes.” – Marie

Instant Pot Thai Basil Chicken

“There aren’t many Thai places we love in the suburbs, so when I’m craving Thai food, I find myself making it at home. I recently prepared this Thai Basil Chicken for my family and loved how quickly it came together.” – Joelen

Instant Pot Hamburger Helper

“Put the box away and make this homemade hamburger helper. This Instant Pot Hamburger Helper is quick and easy, plus the entire family will love it! It brings me back to my childhood and I remember eating it at my parent’s table. The flavor is amazing and I love that it’s an easy dinner recipe in my pressure cooker. Put this Cheeseburger Macaroni on your regular rotation!” – Julie

Instant Pot Vegan Burritos

“The simple filling for these Vegan Burritos is made in the Instant Pot (or on the stovetop) It has brown rice, black beans and even some greens hidden in there! Add some chopped lettuce, avocado, salsa and other optional ingredients and you have an easy weeknight dinner that even the kids will enjoy.” – Nora

Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

“Chicken Fettuccini is a favorite at our house, and I’m so excited that I can now make it super quick! Using the Instant Pot cuts the cooking time by more than half and the best part is I only dirty one stinkin’ pot. I’m tellin’ you this Instant Pot thing is a game changer, especially for this Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo.” – Heather

Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

“This Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili made with canned beans, sweet potato, quinoa, and a rainbow of southwest spices is more than deserving of this year’s #1 spot. It’s rich and hearty, strikes an ideal balance between spicy and sweet, and, thanks to the Instant Pot, cooks in minutes instead of hours.” – Erin

The Ultimate Instant Pot Stuffed Shells

“These Instant Pot Stuffed Shells are perfect for those nights where you crave a good Italian meal. Stuffed with cheese and spinach they are comfort food at its best!” – Maggie

Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

“Everyone’s favorite low country boil can be made so easily and effortlessly right in your pressure cooker in just 6 minutes!” – Chungah

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

“There might not be a better meal on a cold day or when you are under the weather than chicken noodle soup! What could be better you ask? Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup!” – Cheryl

Best Instant Pot Goulash Recipe

“I truly did not think this comforting Goulash recipe could get any easier or more delicious, but ohhh how wrong I was! This Instant Pot version of American Goulash is AMAZING.” – Megan

Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

“Instant Pot chicken burrito bowls can be on the dinner table in 30 minutes! All your favorite things about a burrito but made into a delicious burrito bowl. Top with lettuce, cheese, tomato, avocado for a quick & easy family approved dinner. If you’re looking for the best Instant Pot chicken recipe then this is it!” – Jessica

Instant Pot Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta

“Instant Pot pasta in a jiffy! This recipe takes only 8 minutes pressure cooking and the end result is creamy, cheesy and garlicky pasta that will become an instant hit with your family!” – Bee