21 Great Comfort Food Dinners From Your Instant Pot
Your Instant Pot is a countertop miracle worker that excels at making comfort foods in record time without sacrificing flavor. Hearty dishes that normally take hours to cook are all on the menu even on busy weeknights, thanks to Instant Pot recipes that keeping things simple, streamlined, and delicious. Check out these comfort food recipes you can make in your Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Pork Chops and Gravy
Instant Pot Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
This classic one-pot dinner is usually reserved for long, lazy Sundays when you might have all day to let this simmer. But with your Instant Pot, you can have this crowd-pleasing supper on the table in under two hours. Try these tips from Arizona Desert Flower: "We LOVED IT! I will admit, I didn't add the veggies in from the beginning. I did the roast for the full 60, then manually released the pressure, added the veggies back in and did them for 10 minutes with immediate release. We like our gravy thicker, so I added a bit more cornstarch. Delicious!"
Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken
"This luscious, deeply flavored dish, originally created by a Pakistani food cart vendor in Delhi, is a cinch to make in an Instant Pot. After an overnight marinade in yogurt and traditional spices, you can use an Instant Pot to cook every step, from toasting spices to cooking aromatics, to adding the tomatoes and chile." — Shauna James Ahern
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
This popular soup is easy to make in your Instant Pot. Just saute the vegetables in the pot, add the liquid ingredients and the chicken, then lock and walk. "This soup turned out AWESOME, just exactly as written," says Sourpuss. "I like it with lots of lime juice, fresh cilantro, and a little dollop of sour cream on top. I will definitely make this again! Even the kids liked it."
Pressure Cooker Mexican Beef Rice
"I will definitely make this again! I was hungry for a ground beef and rice casserole, and had (I thought) all of the ingredients on hand. Turns out I didn't have any white rice so I used brown rice, and I used a left over ear of corn instead of canned. Served it with tortillas and YUM!" — jakeanddaniellesmom
Instant Pot Coconut-Curry Chicken
"The only change I made was to add a bit more curry to the chicken and it's delicious! Easy to make and it exceeded my expectations." — Buxxsaw
Kielbasa and Cabbage for Electric Pressure Cookers
Instant Pot Double Bean and Ham Soup
No more soaking and simmering beans for hours! For this recipe, you simply put the dried beans right in the pot along with a few everyday ingredients you're sure to have in your pantry. After only 45 minutes the beans are tender. Stir in smoky bits of ham and a can of pork and beans and you'll have a warming fall dinner the whole family will love.
Instant Pot® Jerk Chicken Alfredo
Asian Pot Roast in an Instant Pot®
Beef Stroganoff for Instant Pot®
"Amazing. I love beef stroganoff and have tried several recipes in the past. This one wins! I subbed Worcestershire for soy sauce only because we were out of soy sauce, and beef broth instead of chicken broth since it made more sense to me, and it was delish! Will make it again and again. And so easy." — mcfarlee
Instant Pot® Loaded Baked Potato Soup
"This potato soup cooks in an Instant Pot and is customizable with assorted toppings. I prefer to get my saltiness from the bacon, so I don't add extra salt. I also like a thicker chowder-like consistency; if you like yours thinner, add more liquid." — thedailygourmet
Instant Pot® Salisbury Steak with Onion and Mushroom Gravy
"I followed this recipe to the letter and wouldn’t change a thing," reviewer lutzflcat writes. "I sliced the onions and mushrooms and mixed up the meat patties (including the pork) in the morning, put them in the fridge, and then this was just a breeze to make later for dinner in the Instant Pot. The gravy is absolutely delicious, and that little bit of red wine adds incredible richness and depth of flavor."
Instant Pot® Honey-Garlic Chicken
Instant Pot® Italian Wedding Soup
Instant Pot® Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's pie in an hour! "This family friendly shepherd's pie uses ground beef (instead of the traditional lamb), and your Instant Pot to prepare the filling and potatoes," says fabeveryday.
Instant Pot® Lasagna Soup
Instant Pot® Meatloaf
Tangy, sweet, and savory, this Instant Pot meatloaf combines beef, bread crumbs,onion, diced apple, and garlic powder. Shape into a loaf and topped with a mixture of ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar. "Absolutely, terrific and we all loved it," says Samuel London. "The apples in the loaf was perfect with a touch of sweetness and toned down the onion. I'll make this many times."
Instant Pot® Chicken Pot Pie Stew
A classic chicken pot pie recipe is transformed into a hearty, delicious stew. "Was incredibly delicious," says Jill. "Even my pickiest of picky eater loved it. I will definitely make this again."
Instant Pot® Haluski with Kielbasa
Here's a quick and easy Polish-inspired recipe, a one-pot comfort meal with cabbage, Polish sausage, and egg noodles that's perfect for your busy evenings. "Very tasty and easy," says Mommo. "Still getting used to using the Instapot, so this built my confidence."