36 Vegan Instant Pot Recipes For Amazingly Easy Plant-Based Meals

Instant Pot Vegan Bulgogi
Instant Pot Vegan Bulgogi . Photo: Buckwheat Queen

Looking for vegan recipes that can be made in your Instant Pot®? Browse this collection of versatile Instant Pot vegan recipes to get inspiration for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert. It's easy to make healthy meals in a flash with recipes like these!

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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Instant Pot steel cut oats
Instant Pot steel cut oats. Tammy Lynn

Double this recipe for steel cut oatmeal to give your whole family a nutritiously simple breakfast, made with minimal fuss in an Instant Pot®. The vegan options for topping oatmeal are endless, which allows you to change it up on a daily basis -- try dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds or sweeten with maple syrup and sliced banana.

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Instant Pot Spicy Vegan Carrot Soup

This is not your typical carrot soup -- the addition of Thai red curry paste, coconut milk, garlic, and fresh cilantro transform it into a gourmet vegan meal! Use an immersion blender to puree the soup right in your Instant Pot® to save on time and dishes!

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Instant Pot Vegan Tex-Mex Bowls

This spicy vegan combination of beans, rice, salsa, and corn is way too much for any taco to handle -- serve in bowls for easier eating!

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Instant Pot Vegan Cauliflower Soup

A combination of cauliflower, carrots, potatoes, and red onion are quickly cooked in vegetable stock in an electric pressure cooker, then blitzed with a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil to create this rich, velvety vegan soup.

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Instant Pot Vegan Bulgogi

Get all the flavor of an authentic Korean bulgogi without the meat! Four different types of mushrooms, onions, and Asian pear are cooked down in a spicy stock to create this gourmet vegan stew. Serve over brown rice and garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

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Vegan African Peanut Stew in the Instant Pot

A flavor-packed vegan stew, with chunks of sweet potato, bell peppers, and collard greens, cooked in a tomato-peanut butter sauce and spiced up with ginger and chile. Sounds like just the ticket on a cold winter's day!

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Instant Pot Vegan Quinoa and Kale Minestrone Soup

This versatile vegan minestrone soup requires minimal effort on your part if made in an Instant Pot®! It's loaded with protein-rich quinoa and beans, and you can easily adjust the vegetables to suit the season -- try adding parsnips and mushrooms in fall or sliced leeks in spring!

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Instant Pot Pineapple Coconut Lime Rice

This well balanced savory-sweet rice, flavored with coconut milk, crushed pineapple, and chili flakes is a breeze to prepare in an Instant Pot®. It makes a great filling in vegan bean burritos.

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Instant Pot Vegan Korma

Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients in this Indian-style vegan korma -- every curry worth making will be the same. By cooking it in the Instant Pot®, the chickpeas, cauliflower and broccoli florets keep their shape. Serve the curry in wide shallow bowls, topped with chopped cashews and fresh cilantro.

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Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Soup

"This red lentil soup recipe is a keeper!" says coffeecup22, "My vegan family and I loved it so much and I plan on making much more to freeze. The red pepper flakes added a slight kick to it. Yum!".

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Instant Pot Vegan Spaghetti Squash with Pesto

This vegan spaghetti squash recipe is a dream come true when you are short on time! Just take it from reviewer SZYQ1: "The Instant Pot cook time given for the squash yields the perfect texture. The pesto was delicious using nutritional yeast. This is a recipe that I'll make again and again!"

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Instant Pot Vegan Rice Pudding

Vegans and non-vegans alike will love this rice pudding dessert that's so easy to make in an Instant Pot®. If you want to jazz it up for an adults-only dessert, do what Allrecipes community member mistyaqua did and "top with brown sugar, freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon, few drops of Cointreau."

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Instant Pot Vegan Corn Congee

Call this vegan and gluten-free recipe Congee for All! As recipe contributor Buckwheat Queen explains, "Short-grain rice and fresh corn is cooked in vegetable broth in the Instant Pot® to cut down on time without compromising flavor. This is a vegan and gluten-free version of the Asian comfort food."

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Instant Pot Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Enjoy this couscous salad as a side dish or on its own as lunch. The mung beans add a lot of nutrients and make this salad super satisfying.

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Instant Pot Mushroom Broth

This uber-flavorful vegan broth is worth making in big batches in your Instant Pot to use as a base in almost anything -- from soups and stews to pasta and risotto. Keep it basic as written or feel free to add your favorite herbs to the mix.

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Vegan Instant Pot Red Lentil Soup

A simple red lentil soup made quick and easy in the Instant Pot with one surprise ingredient -- cashews. Blending cashews into the mix gives this soup creaminess and body, not to mention a nutrition boost.

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Instant Pot Vegan Cabbage Detox Soup

bowl of cabbage, carrot, tomato soup

One of the most popular Instant Pot soup recipes on the entire site is this vegan one! It's chock full of cabbage and takes just 30 minutes to make.

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Instant Pot Buckwheat Minestra

One look at the ingredients in this Italian minestra and you know it's going to be satisfying -- buckwheat, red lentils, a ton of vegetables. Stirring in hummus and sambal oelek right before serving gives it a huge boost of flavor!

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Instant Pot Mushroom and Soba Noodle Stir-Fry

A great one-pot vegan meal for the Instant Pot, complete with veggies and tamari tossed with soba noodles in a no-fuss stir fry.

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Delicious Instant Pot Coconut Milk Yogurt

Save loads of money making your own vegan yogurt in the Instant Pot. This silky non-dairy homemade coconut yogurt is irresistible and so easy to make -- just select the yogurt setting and go!

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Instant Pot Vegan Chili con Yaca

This is not your average vegan chili! As recipe contributor and Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen explains, "Chunks of jackfruit mixed with beans and veggies create a hearty meal even meat lovers will enjoy. Using bitters, liquid smoke, and dark soy sauce creates a smooth flavor similar to Worcestershire sauce; while stout beer and coffee lend a depth of flavor and body associated with traditional chili con carne."

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Instant Pot Vegetarian Pozole Verde

It says "vegetarian" in the title, but this pozole verde is in fact 100% vegan! For a super tasty meal, don't forget the garnishes -- cilantro, chopped avocado, sliced radishes, lime wedges, and shredded cabbage.

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Instant Pot Rice and Orzo Pilaf with Mushrooms

This makes a fabulous vegan side dish to almost any main, but we think it'd be great on its own, too. You could try adding more mushrooms or even some additional vegetables to make it even more satisfying.

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Instant Pot Quinoa Taco Meat Substitute

Protein-packed quinoa makes a great filler for tacos and burritos. Garnish with avocado, cilantro, red onion, and lime for a tasty and easy meal.

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Instant Pot Vegan Steel-Cut Oats with Apple and Cinnamon

Flaxseed meal is an optional addition to this tasty bowl of vegan oatmeal, but worth trying -- it's full of even more good stuff to start your day right.

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Instant Pot Chana Masala

Chana masala is one of India's great vegan curries. Paired with basmati rice, it is a complete and satisfying vegan meal. This recipe gives you the "pot-in-pot" method so that you can cook the rice at the same time, making less mess in the kitchen.

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Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa

"Mexican quinoa flavored with cumin, smoked paprika, and chili powder. This easy 1-pot meal is...the perfect meal for those busy days. Vegan and gluten free! Top with guacamole, salsa, or some sour cream."

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Instant Pot Quick and Easy Spaghetti Sauce

With a solid five stars, this recipe is sure to become your go-to pasta sauce. The Instant Pot makes it seem like you've spent hours slow cooking the sauce when in fact it couldn't have been easier!

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Easy Instant Pot Vegan Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash with Mushroom Ragu

As healthy a meal as they come, both the spaghetti squash and mushroom ragu are cooked in the Instant Pot for ultimate ease!

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Instant Pot Vegan Vegetable and Barley Soup

Glowing reviews all around for this healthy and versatile soup! Just listen to reviewer Jared: "Easy to change the veggies in this dish and make it your own. Adding beans spinach or lentils would all be great. My girlfriend just told me to take it away from her or she'll eat it all."

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Instant Pot Basic Soy Milk Yogurt

Another vegan yogurt to make in your Instant Pot, this time with soy milk. Use this recipe as a base and add flavorings to your heart's content -- almost anything goes!

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Easy Instant Pot Green Moong Dal

Indian dal can make a great accompaniment to another curry, but it's just as satisfying on its own with rice or chapati. Mung beans are a nutritional powerhouse, high in protein and fiber, as well as vitamins and minerals such as magnesium and B vitamins.

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Vegan Instant Pot Jackfruit Chili

Vegan Instant Pot Jackfruit Chili
Vegan Instant Pot Jackfruit Chili. Plant Based Life

Enjoy a heaping bowl of this tasty vegan jackfruit chili on its own or over rice. Another idea - reduce the liquid to make sloppy joes or vegan chili dogs!

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Instant Pot Kung Pao Broccoli

A tantalizing vegan side dish with all the flavors and kick of original kung pao! Try serving this with kung pao tofu and steamed rice for a deliciously spicy Chinese-inspired meal.

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Instant Pot Vegan Chili

The additions of miso powder and coconut milk powder set this vegan chili apart, building depth of flavor. Full of a variety of beans, this makes a hearty meal. Try sprinkling oven-safe bowls with vegan cheese and placing it under the broiler for a minute or two!

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Instant Pot Broccolini and Potato Salad

A warm vegan potato salad with the somewhat unconventional addition of broccolini, making a side dish so interesting that it might just steal the show.

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