Have you jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet? I’ll confess, I haven’t, although I’m kind of torn about it: on the one hand, we’re vegetarians in our household and it seems like where the Instant Pot really shines is in cooking meat. On the other hand: beans! Fast beans.
But if you do have an Instant Pot or another pressure cooker—or if you’re planning on buying one—these healthy Instant Pot dinners are must-makes for this fall. Cozy dinners that also happen to be easy, fast, and healthy to boot. And bonus: there are even some vegetarian options in the mix too.
9 Healthy Instant Pot Dinners
Make a big batch of these black beans and use them to make burritos, nachos, meal bowls, and tacos all week long.
Refried Black Beans with Garlic and Lime from Fake Food Free
Two ingredients! Two! Pair it with your refried black beans, sliced avocado, and fresh tomatoes for a tasty meal bowl.
Salsa Chicken from A Saucy Kitchen
Who needs takeout? This one-pot dish is ready in less than 30 minutes.
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken from Kirbie’s Cravings
Use your Instant Pot to make paleo, Whole30-compliant meatballs to top a big bowl of zoodles.
Instant Pot Meatballs Primavera from Food Faith Fitness
A comfort food classic just got much easier thanks to the Instant Pot. (Although if you don’t have an Instant Pot, there are directions for making it without too!)
Instant Pot Beef Stew from Pinch of Yum
Skip the croutons and add crispy chickpeas instead! We also love the touch of cream cheese to add a silky, creamy texture.
Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup with Crispy Parmesan Chickpeas from Peas and Crayons
A soup that tastes like it’s been simmering on the stove all day—except it was made in minutes! And it freezes well too.
Instant Pot Golden Lentil & Spinach Soup from Kitchen Treaty
All the flavors of the Vietnamese sandwich, minus the bread—and completely perfect for make-ahead work lunches.
Chicken Banh Mi Bowls from Little Spice Jar
Coconut milk makes this soup creamy and rich, while sriracha adds just enough heat to make things interesting.
Instant Pot Carrot Soup from Plated Cravings52