By Carl Hanson

These healthy vegetarian and vegan recipes are perfect for the Instant Pot®. They're some of our favorite top-rated recipes for soups, stews, chili, and more -- all of them vegetarian or vegan, all of them made in the Instant Pot! And for dessert? Vegan rice pudding!

The best vegetarian and vegan recipes for the Instant Pot

1. Instant Pot® Vegan Vegetable and Barley Soup

"Barley, zucchinis, carrots, tomatoes, and corn combine to make this hearty, versatile, filling vegan soup that is just so easy to make in your Instant Pot®," says Fioa.

Photo by Fioa

2. Vegan African Peanut Stew in the Instant Pot®

Healthy ingredients are out front with this vegan stew -- sweet potatoes, tomatoes, collard greens, red bell peppers, peanut butter, and garlic. "One of my go-to favorites; hubby would eat it weekly, and he's not vegan," says Dea. "Serve with cilantro and chopped peanuts."

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

3. Instant Pot® Pudina Pulao (Mint Rice)

"This is probably one of the most flavorful rice recipes you can make in just a few minutes," says Diana71. "It's a spicy mint rice recipe that is hearty and filling as a vegetarian dish. Serve this as a side dish, or you can also take it in a lunch box and have a delicious midday meal! It is also lovely with plain or Greek yogurt."

Photo by Diana71

4. Instant Pot® Spicy Black Bean Soup (Vegan)

"You don't have to soak beans when using an electric pressure cooker," says bd.weld. "Adjust the spices to your liking in this healthier, easy-to-make black bean soup that freezes well."

Photo by bd.weld

5. Instant Pot® Vegan Cabbage Detox Soup

"This simple vegan cabbage soup is perfect for a detox diet," says Fioa. "It's a tasty no-fuss recipe that takes 30 minutes to make in your Instant Pot®."

Photo by Fioa

6. Instant Pot® Vegan Chili

"This simplest vegan chili recipe, made in the Instant Pot® or other multi-functional pressure cooker, is quick, easy, hearty, and perfect for a party," says danmann. "Serve topped with tortilla chips and green onions."

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

7. Instant Pot® Vegan Rice Pudding

"A simple Instant Pot® recipe for a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free rice pudding," says karenatlincoln.

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

8. Instant Pot® Vegan Borscht

"My version of traditional Eastern European beet root soup, made without animal products and cooked in an Instant Pot®," says MrNyamNyamkin. "It's very easy to make: Just cut and prepare the veggies, put them into the pot, and start the Soup program. Then you can go do other stuff. It only gets tastier with time in the refrigerator."

Photo by France C

9. Instant Pot® Easy Vegan Tomato and Basil Soup

"Make this creamy and delicious tomato soup in your Instant Pot® truly in an instant!" says Fioa. "San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, and onions create perfection in this quick and easy vegan comfort food recipe."

Photo by Fioa

10. Instant Pot® Vegan Lentil Soup

"This vegan lentil soup is a one-pot meal so easy and simple to make in your Instant Pot®!" says Fioa. "Enjoy this delicious comfort food packed with flavor and nutrients."

Photo by Tammy Lynn


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