6 Recipes to Fuel Your Instant Pot Obsession (That Aren't Soup!) (2024)

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Last week I shared my must-try Instant Pot soups for this chilly season. This week I'm sharing six recipes to fuel your pressure cooker obsession that aren't soup because these countertop miracle workers can do so much more than that!

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From breakfast classics to side dishes and entrees, it's amazing what all you can do with your Instant Pot! I admit, the first time I used mine I was a little intimidated. With all those buttons and thousands of recipes out there, it can be a little scary first starting out. If you're in the same boat I was, I want to help you out! Here are six basic but delicious recipes for the pressure cooker beginner. Let me know what else you'd like to see cooked insanely fast!! I need to try dairy-free yogurt and my husband wants a pot roast, but what does your family crave during the week? Let me know in the comments below!

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Healthy Chocolate Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats – A Virtual Vegan
"Quick to make, simple & naturally sweetened with banana only."

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Breakfast Potatoes – Where You Get Your Protein
"Breakfast Potatoes are an easy make-ahead recipe. They’re prepared and seasoned in the Instant-Pot the night before, then browned and crisped the next morning."

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Instant Pot Refried Beans – Allergy Free Alaska
"They are creamy and satisfying, yet incredibly affordable. Enjoy these flavorful beans over rice, in tortillas, or however you desire."

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Instant Pot Brown Rice – Recipes From A Pantry
"Here is how to make the perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice with only 3 ingredients and less than 30 mins. It is easy and fail-safe."

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Mushroom Bourguignon – Vegan Heaven
"This vegan mushroom bourguignon is the perfect veggie alternative to the traditional French stew that is made with beef."

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – Veggies Save The Day
"Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are creamy and delicious without any dairy or oil. And you don’t even need to drain the potatoes!"

What have you been cooking in your pressure cooker? Have a family favorite or a passed down recipe you'd like to share? I would love to hear your thoughts on Instant Pot cooking. I'm still a beginner, so share your tips with all of us!

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Jenna Urben is the recipe developer, content creator, and storyteller behind The Urben Life. She has over 10 years experience adapting family favorite meals to fit allergy-friendly diets. Join Jenna as she shares delicious dairy-free recipes that are easy to follow with plenty of tips and alternatives.

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  1. thenafranssen

    Great recipe roundup! Ready to get my cooking game on now!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Thank you 🙂 Woo hoo!

      Reply

  2. annelawton

    I don't have an instapot, but after seeing these recipes I may just get one!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Haha yay!!

      Reply

  3. fitfoodienutter

    Some real delicious gems there Jenna! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Thanks so much, I'm glad you appreciate it!! You are so welcome 🙂

      Reply

  4. charlottesnowball1

    Oh wow! Taking healthy food recipes to a whole new level! Those breakfast potatoes look delicious ?

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Heck yes 🙂

      Reply

  5. jessalyn barker

    These all look so delicious!!!! I need more variety in my meals, so this is perfect!

    Reply

    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Great 🙂

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Enjoy 🙂

      Reply

  6. April

    I am always looking for new IP recipes, and these look great. I especially can't wait to try the breakfast potatoes. YUM!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Yay!!!

      Reply

  7. Sarah Newman

    YAY! So many great options! Such a miraculous contraption 😉

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Totally!!

      Reply

  8. nicoleanndawson

    I don't have an IP yet, but I'm so glad you shared some vegan recipes. I may have to venture out and get one now

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Oh, yay! 🙂

      Reply

  9. leslie morrison

    WOW! That Mushroom Bourguignon looks amazing. I'm definitely going to try that!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Woohoo!!

      Reply

  10. Kaila (The Wanderlust Celiac)

    What great ideas! They all look delicious. I would love to make a Mushroom Bourguignon!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Right!!

      Reply

  11. Kara

    Love these ideas! Those oats look amazing!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Mmm yes!

      Reply

  12. alisamarie

    These all look so good and are tempting me to get an Instant Pot. I got my sister a multi-cooker for Christmas since she uses the crockpot a lot, but now I feel like I'm missing out!

    Reply

  13. Miss Whisk, A Whisk and Two Wands

    My birthday is coming up I might have to get my an Instant Pot! So many yummy recipes and ways to use it!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Oh, perfect timing!

      Reply

  14. K.C.

    I gotta say, those oats sound beyond delicious. Instant pots rule!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Yes!!!

      Reply

  15. sproutingzenjen

    Wait whattt! Oats in the instant pot?! yesssss. I'm falling in love more and more each day with my IP! Thank you for this round up.

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Totally!! You're welcome 🙂

      Reply

  16. Amanda Kanashiro (@glutenfreemiami)

    I have to try the chocolate steel cut oats. I always make steel cut oats in my Instant Pot, but I haven't ventured out from plain. I will be making this tomorrow!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Enjoy!!

      Reply

  17. Amanda Kanashiro (@glutenfreemiami)

    My Instant Pot is a life saver! I want to try making a cheesecake in it.

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Ohh, I want to know how that turns out 🙂

      Reply

  18. Cait Weingartner

    These recipes look so delicious! I've been on the fence for awhile about whether I need an Instant Pot, but now I think I've made up my mind!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Woo!!

      Reply

  19. Kelly Page (@TastingPage)

    I love my IP and still need to try some potatoes in there. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Absolutely!

      Reply

  20. spabettie

    ours gets used most every week for beans and rice prep... we LOVE ours, and my husband actually uses it more than I do! 🙂

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      That's great 🙂

      Reply

  21. Sharon Lachendro

    I just received an Instant Pot for Christmas this year. I've been looking for a bunch of recipes to try and these all look great!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Yay!!

      Reply

  22. Falak

    I am so ready to get on the instant pot bandwagon, but I am a bit hesitant because of the whole pressure thing. Just need to get over it. These recipes look so good!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Heck yes! I'm trying to share my favorite beginner recipes since I'm still getting used to it too 🙂

      Reply

  23. Anna Horvath

    Amazing photos! 🙂 I will make the choc. oat one pot dish, easy-peasy but must be tasty! 🙂

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Yes, easy recipes are the best!

      Reply

  24. Amy

    What a great list showing just how versatile the instant pot is!

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Thank you!

      Reply

  25. randomlyyayar

    Ive been looking to use my Instant Pot more, so i am pinning a few recipes now.

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Woohoo!

      Reply

  26. amandela@meettheharrisfamily.com

    Yummy!! I can not wait to share this with my husband. He is an instant pot genius in our house <3

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    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Yay, y'all enjoy 🙂

      Reply

  27. Kim

    Ooh! I hadn’t thought of refried beans in the Instant Pot. Thanks!

    Reply

    • Jenna | The Urben Life

      Right?!

      Reply

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