15 Best New Instant Pot Recipes of 2020

Creamy Instant Pot® Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
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Multi-functional pressure cookers like the Instant Pot are still quite popular — the air fryer is taking over its spot rapidly — which means the Allrecipes community continues to add creative and unique Instant Pot recipes to our collection every year. In 2020, home cooks contributed dozens of new Instant Pot recipes, and our team of recipe editors published for everyone to use. These 15 rose to the top for the most viewed, most cooked, and most reviewed new Instant Pot recipes. Keep clicking to see all of these dishes, and don't miss the best new slow cooker recipes of 2020.

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Creamy Cannellini Soup

Potatoes aren't the only ingredients that can lend luscious creaminess to soups and stews. Recipe contributor thedailygourmet uses canned cannellini beans to makes a thick and filling soup, completed with sausage and seasoned with fennel and thyme.

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Instant Pot Popcorn

Instant Pot Popcorn

This isn't your typical Instant Pot recipe, but it's certainly one we needed in 2020, when we couldn't go to movie theaters but still wanted the theater experience at home.

"Not only does the coconut oil give it that movie theater flavor, there was ZERO grease splatter," writes recipe contributor and Allstar Soup Loving Nicole. "I listed salt as a generic seasoning but feel free to experiment with flavors such as powdered cheese, ranch powder, Frank's® powdered Red Hot® seasoning, etc."

03 of 15

Instant Pot Venison Pot Roast

Instant Pot Venison Pot Roast with carrots and potatoes and meat on a white plate
Soup Loving Nicole

"I followed the recipe exactly except used beef broth and seasoned the meat with salt pepper and garlic powder when browning the meat! Omg!!! This turned out simply amazing! This is now my go to recipe!" writes reviewer Char Kerrio.

04 of 15

Instant Pot Filipino Chicken Adobo

Instant Pot Filipino Chicken Adobo
Soup Loving Nicole

Chicken Adobo is a labor of love, but this new Instant Pot recipe takes away a lot of that work. While it may not be traditional, it can certainly satisfy an itch for this Southeast Asian dish. Reviewers suggest you shouldn't skip the step of crisping up the chicken skin. It really adds loads of flavors and texture.

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Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup

Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup
My Hot Southern Mess

Allrecipes cooks love cabbage recipes, and this new Instant Pot soup is already climbing the ranks of favorites. According to recipe creator My Hot Southern Mess, this Instant Pot soup is like your grandmother's cabbage rolls, but without the hassle of rolling.

06 of 15

The "Oops! I Forgot to Thaw the Chicken" Dinner

The title of this new chicken recipe definitely spoke to the Allrecipes community in 2020, and recipe creator and Allstar Buckwheat Queen really delivered on a chicken dinner option we all need: one we can cook with frozen chicken.

If you want to add more vegetables, reviewer Vincent says you can add whatever you have on hand: "I added more garlic, celery and bell peppers. I also cut up the chicken into chunks to make the dish go further for the whole family," they write.

07 of 15

Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff

Instant Pot® Ground Beef Stroganoff

"Quick, easy and very tasty," writes reviewer rascalgirl. This rich and comforting weeknight dinner is done altogether in the Instant Pot. While it cooks, make some vegetable sides like steamed broccoli or sautéed carrots.

08 of 15

Instant Pot Ribs from Frozen

a plate of ribs with macaroni and cheese behind it

Here's another top new Instant Pot recipe from 2020 that was made with busy cooks in mind. These ribs can be cooked to tender, fall-of-the-bone perfection with the help of the pressure cooker from frozen. No need to thaw.

Allrecipes home cook Janice Lewis calls this recipe "Delicious and tender."

09 of 15

Instant Pot Haluski with Kielbasa

Instant Pot® Haluski with Kielbasa

"Great kid-friendly and weeknight recipe! I strongly recommend mixing it well before pressure cooking (as instructed). If not, the top layer of noodles will be hard," writes home cook Amber Trout.

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Instant Pot Chicken Risotto

Instant Pot® Chicken Risotto

Risotto typically requires lots of hands-on attention and stirring, but this recipe shortcuts that with the pressure of an Instant Pot, and recipe creator lutzflcat promises that once you try risotto this way, you'll never go back to the old way.

"This was some of the best risotto I've ever had. It had the perfect creamy texture, chicken was tender, and flavor was delicious! My whole family enjoyed it. I didn't change a thing. This recipe is a keeper," writes reviewer Drchocoholic.

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Instant Pot Peel-and-Eat Shrimp

Instant Pot Peel-and-Eat Shrimp on a plate with a bowl of cocktail sauce at the back

Allstar Soup Loving Nicole says you can cook peel-and-eat shrimp on the stovetop, but this new Instant Pot recipe she shares in 2020 makes the whole process even easier — and creates less to cleanup! "Not only do you not have to wait for the pot of water to boil, you also don't need a lot of liquid, which means way less seasoning is needed to flavor," she wrote.

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Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Instant Pot® Lentil Soup in a rimmed white bowl with whole-wheat toast

Lentils have been on the receiving end of a lot of love in 2020, as the shelf-stable legumes quickly became a go-to option as cooks stocked up for long periods of cooking from home. That may explain, then, why this new Instant Pot soup with lentils, carrots, celery, and loads of spices became so popular so quickly. Reviewers suggest you can jazz this up with your own favorite soup ingredients like canned diced tomatoes, jalapenos, and frozen corn.

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Instant Pot Taco Soup

Instant Pot® Taco Soup

"I followed the recipe exactly as written including the optional beef broth and it was DELICIOUS. My husband and I really enjoyed this. I doubled the recipe to make more for the freezer. Excellent recipe!!!" writes mmorelferris.

A creamy version of this soup made our list of the best new slow cooker recipes of 2020.

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Creamy Instant Pot Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Instant Pot® Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

"My wife's favorite dish now! cut back the salt by half and added broccoli florets. So 'Ono!" writes home cook Troy Fox Jr.

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Instant Pot Shrimp and Broccoli

Instant Pot® Shrimp and Broccoli on a white plate with chopsticks
Soup Loving Nicole

This new Instant Pot recipe is cooked so quickly you don't actually need to set the timer. Instead, you'll just let the Instant Pot come up to pressure, and then do a quick release. The fast-cooking shrimp will be done by the time the pressure builds and releases.

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