14 Super Cozy Vegetarian and Vegan Instant Pot Recipes

Vegan African Peanut Stew in the Instant Pot in a white bowl
Photo: Buckwheat Queen

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, and all delicious!

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Vegan Vegetable and Barley Soup

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.

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Vegan African Peanut Stew in the Instant Pot®

Healthy ingredients are front and center in 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."

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Instant Pot® Pudina Pulao (Mint Rice)

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 a delicious midday meal.

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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."

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Vegan Cabbage Detox Soup

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®." Eating clean doesn't have to be dull with the plethora of nutritious ingredients in this soup.

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Vegan Chili

Instant Pot Vegan Chili
Soup Loving Nicole

"This simple 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."

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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." Vibrant color and flavor are just minutes away.

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Easy Vegan Tomato and Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup II
Photo by Linda T. Linda T

"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."

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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."

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Instant Pot® Mushroom Risotto

Instant Pot® Mushroom Risotto
Kim's Cooking Now

This creamy risotto has a beautiful rosemary fragrance, loads of hearty mushrooms, and a deep richness from a generous pour of white wine. Use low sodium broth if you're watching salt intake.

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Sweet Acorn Squash

Perfect for a small gathering, this simple recipe calls for just 5 ingredients. The spiced flavor and vibrant color speak for themselves. Use coconut oil rather than butter to make it vegan.

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Vegan Rice Pudding

Instant Pot® Vegan Rice Pudding
Buckwheat Queen

"A simple Instant Pot® recipe for a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free rice pudding," says karenatlincoln. Sweet, creamy goodness for dessert? We're in!

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Instant Pot® Vegan Red Beans and Rice

Instant Pot® Vegan Red Beans and Rice
Instant Pot® Vegan Red Beans and Rice. Soup Loving Nicole

"This is a meal on its own but when I want to stretch it out, I fry up some plant-based sausage to go with it," says Soup Loving Nicole. "All of the Instant Pot recipes I have seen in the past call for cooking the rice separately on the stove while the beans are cooking. I wanted to throw it all in and go and this is what I came up with."

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Instant Pot Cheesecake topped with blackberries
Shauna James Ahern

Ah, the sweet life. Skip the oven drama and make everyone's favorite dessert in your Instant Pot®. Top with fresh berries for added flavor and an intriguing display.

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