21 Instant Pot Dinner Ideas You Need To Try

1. Instant Pot Beef Stew

Using the sauté function, you’ll sear the meat directly in the pot. Then just toss in the vegetables and stock — and pressure cook everything for 20 minutes. Recipe here.

2. Instant Pot Golden Lentil & Spinach Soup

Instant Pot Golden Lentil & Spinach Soup

Vegetarian and vegan-friendly — and cooks up in all of 12 minutes. Recipe here.

3. Crispy Chicken Carnitas

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The secret to getting the shredded chicken extra crispy? Tossing it in the broiler for a few minutes before serving. Recipe here.

4. Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice

The red bean mixture freezes really well, so feel free to make a double batch. Recipe here.

5. Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce

Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
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All the flavor of a classic all-day sauce in a fraction of the time. Recipe here.