Instant Pot® Main Dish Recipes

Find top-rated main dish recipes for the Instant Pot, including Instant Pot® meatloaf, Instant Pot® ribs, pot roasts, chicken cacciatore, and much more.

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Instant Pot® Chicken and Gravy

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All the flavor of a slow-cooked roasted chicken dinner from the oven, but done in a fraction of the time using your Instant Pot® or pressure cooker! Serve with mashed potatoes for the perfect comfort meal.

Instant Pot® Tomato and Beef Sauce

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Tomato and beef sauce with a hint of wine for your pasta. I've made this fairly basic but feel free to adjust the seasoning to your tastes.

Instant Pot® Chicken Congee

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Chicken congee is quick and easy to make in the Instant Pot®, cutting down on time but not flavor. Serve this Asian breakfast porridge any time of the day for a satisfying meal.

Instant Pot® Crispy Chicken Carnitas

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Chicken carnitas made in the pressure cooker are quick and easy! We crisp them up in the broiler, and they are perfect to meal-prep and enjoy for the week! Serve with tortillas, diced onions, chopped cilantro, sauteed cabbage, lime wedges, and anything else you like!

Instant Pot® Pulled Pork Sandwiches

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Try the most delicious, melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork sandwiches, made easily and without hassle in your Instant Pot®--an absolute family favorite!

Instant Pot® Moroccan Chicken Tagine

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Your Instant Pot® replaces the traditional clay or ceramic cone-shaped cooking pot used in Moroccan cuisine (the tagine). The word 'tagine' also refers to the slow-cooked, stew-like dish that is prepared in it. This chicken tagine features the authentic flavors of preserved lemons and olives, with a delicious combination of spices typically used in Moroccan cooking.

Instant Pot® Pork Chops

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Needed a quick way to cook tender pork chops and this method did it! It took about 10 minutes and my husband and 6-year-old daughter fought over the leftovers!

Instant Pot® Red Thai Curry Chicken

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Thai red curry chicken is a quick and delicious soup with chicken, onions, and bell peppers. Enjoy hot with jasmine rice. If you like, add Thai basil leaves.

Instant Pot® Corned Beef

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Corned beef used to be a weekend only treat for me due to how long it took to cook, until I discovered the Instant Pot®. Save yourself time and hassle by letting your Instant Pot® do all of the work for you, and in a fraction of the time. You can have it and all of the fixings on your table in 2 hours. If you decide to fix cabbage, be sure to keep it in large wedges so that it does not overcook.

Beef Stroganoff for Instant Pot®

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A truly one-pot meal! Fork-tender beef and mushrooms with egg noodles. This recipe is written using the Instant Pot®.

Instant Pot® Pot Roast

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A tasty family favorite cooked in the Instant Pot®, combining beef chuck, red potatoes, carrots, and herbs.

Instant Pot® Chicken Cacciatore

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This wonderful, traditionally slow-cooked recipe has been translated into a quick and easy pressure cooker meal. Using the Instant Pot®, you get an intensely flavorful meal made in minutes that will have your family thinking you simmered this all day. Serve over spaghetti noodles, rice, cauliflower rice, or eat as a stew!

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Great Comfort Food Dinners

These family-pleasing recipes taste like they baked or simmered for hours, but they're all made in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot® Frozen Salmon

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If you want to prepare salmon without thawing and have it stay warm and moist without overcooking, then this is your recipe!