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107 Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes

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Vegetarian Recipes in the Instant Pot cook quickly and are healthy and delicious. Check out this list of over 100 Instant Pot Vegetarian recipes. You’ll find vegetarian breakfast, vegetarian lunch and dinner, and meat-free side dishes. I’ve also included some of my favorite Instant Pot desserts and Instant Pot vegetable dishes.

graphic with 100+ vegetarian Instant Pot recipes and 8 pictures

100+ Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes

So many of my recipes can easily be made vegetarian on my website and have those instructions included, such as my Instant Pot Hot and Sour soup recipe and or Instant Pot Loaded Potato soup recipes. But this list will have recipes that are vegetarian as is, or have super tiny adjustments (like swapping vegetable broth of chicken broth) and have those instructions in the blog post.

INSTANT POT KEY LIME PIE

Instant Pot Key Lime Pie is a small slice of heaven. This perfectly tart, smooth, sweet recipe tastes exactly like its classic big brother, but in a perfect single portion.

Close up of key lime pie topped with cream, limes, and graham cracker crumbs

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Lemon Cream Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Lemon Cream Sauce is light, yet savory. Tender strands of spaghetti squash are swirled with a lemony cream sauce and topped with lemon zest for an incredibly classy vegetarian dish where no one will miss the meat!

closeup of Instant Pot spaghetti squash with lemon cream sauce

INSTANT POT FETTUCCINE ALFREDO

Instant Pot Fettuccine Alfredo is an easy, inexpensive classic favorite! Simply add the ingredients to the Instant Pot and start for a rich, creamy, and delicious one-pot meal.

a blue bowl of Instant Pot alfredo with a spoon and fork swirled with fettuccine

Baked Feta Pasta 

TikTok’s popular baked feta pasta is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight vegetarian meal! Made with just a handful of ingredients, this baked feta pasta is so creamy and flavorful. Make it once, and you’ll keep making it over and over again!

Single Portion Instant Pot Vegetarian Dishes

You won’t want to miss the 17 exclusive Instant Pot vegetarian dishes in my cookbook, I Love My Instant Pot: Cooking for One.

Lisa Childs with Instant Pot Cookbook at Target

Recipes include:

COLCANNON RECIPE- INSTANT POT MASHED POTATOES WITH KALE AND BUTTER

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of extremely creamy and buttery mashed potatoes with ribbons of sauteed kale and onion. This Instant Pot Colcannon recipe makes it SUPER easy to make in one pot!

closeup of colcannon potatoes

ONE POT MUSHROOM STROGANOFF

Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff is a delectable, one-pot pasta with fresh mushrooms and egg noodles in a savory cream sauce. Comfort food couldn’t be easier than this delicious mushroom stroganoff recipe for Instant Pot or stove.

Mushroom stroganoff in white bowl with fork

INSTANT POT OATMEAL, 5 WAYS!

Instant Pot Oatmeal is the easiest, no fuss breakfast. The best part? No babysitting a pot on the stove or in the microwave, hoping it won’t boil over! I love customizing this basic recipe to suit everyone’s favorite tastes while keeping them healthy. There’s something for everyone with my 5 simple variations using regular pantry staples!

Instant Pot oatmeal with blueberries and strawberries

BLACK BEAN AND CORN SALAD

Black Bean and Corn Salad is an easy and simple summer corn salad recipe that uses fresh, sweet corn, savory black beans, creamy avocado, crunchy bell peppers, and a tangy vinaigrette. I use my Instant Pot to quickly cook the corn perfectly.

corn and bean salad with chips

INSTANT POT MEXICAN QUINOA

Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa – This healthy Mexican Quinoa cooks in just one Pot! Loaded with beans and veggies, this Tex Mex quinoa is flavorful and simply delicious! Perfect for lunch/ dinner or as a filling for your tacos or burritos.

instant pot mexican quinoa recipe image

EASY INSTANT POT MARGHERITA PASTA

Bright and fresh tomatoes, chewy and tender mozzarella cheese, and freshly torn basil make this easy Instant Pot Margherita Pasta one of the simplest, just most delicious summer meals! Top it off with some balsamic glaze and you’ll be having this on the regular!

a bowl of angel hair pasta with basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella

INSTANT POT STUFFED ARTICHOKES

two hands holding a stuffed artichoke

INSTANT POT RAMEN STIR FRY

This Instant Pot ramen stir fry is packed full of veggies so it’s super healthy, right? I love making this meal for my kids using up any odds and ends in the fridge and pantry. Everything tastes better mixed up with ramen noodles, even veggies! 

Top view of ramen stir fry surrounded by chopsticks, green onions, white cloth, and instant pot

INSTANT POT BEAN SOUP

This Instant Pot bean soup recipe uses a 13 bean and lentil blend with a hearty tomato base for a cozy vegan meal. Tuscan kale leaves are stirred in at the end for added color and nutrition.

This Instant Pot bean soup recipe uses a 13 bean and lentil blend with a hearty tomato base for a cozy vegan meal. Tuscan kale leaves are stirred in at the end for added color and nutrition.

INSTANT POT CAULIFLOWER SOUP

Like it’s cousin, Loaded Baked Potato Soup, this Instant Pot cauliflower soup is creamy, cheesy, and smooth! But unlike potatoes, cauliflower is relatively low carb and has a slightly different flavor. If you like cauliflower, check out my Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower recipe.

two bowls of cauliflower soup with cheese and parsley

INSTANT POT VANILLA BEAN RICE PUDDING

Instant Pot Rice Pudding is the perfect blend of richness and comfort. Make this simple dessert in minutes, all in the Instant Pot. This is a recipe that is so loved and famous world-wide!

close up rice pudding with cinnamon

Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip

This creamy spinach artichoke dip is the best warm appetizer that you can make in the Instant Pot! It’s so simple as all you have to do is dump the ingredients in the Instant Pot to melt them. Ready in 15 minutes, you will keep making this appetizer over and over again.

A close up shot of corn tortilla chip with creamy spinach artichoke dip.

INSTANT POT SALT POTATOES FROM SYRACUSE/UPSTATE, NEW YORK

Instant Pot Salt Potatoes are a huge cultural summer staple in Syracuse, New York. The “recipe” is literally just potatoes boiled in salt water! These salt potatoes are sooo creamy, smooth, and perfectly salty. The texture was unlike any potato I’d ever tasted.

Creamy, salty, smooth Instant Pot Salt Potatoes

THAI PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE ( VEGAN )

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice is a quick and easy recipe for Weeknight Dinners. Better than Takeout and oh so easy! Instructions included for Stove Top and Instant Pot Method.

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

INSTANT POT SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE WITH PECAN STREUSEL

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole is the perfect side dish for your Valentines day or Thanksgiving dinner. I love the addition of the cinnamon brown sugar pecan streusel for that smooth plus nutty texture.

Instant Pot sweet potato casserole

Instant Pot Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Lentil Soup is a fast, easy, hearty vegan dish packed with vitamins and minerals.

one bowl of Instant Pot Lentil Soup

INSTANT POT BROWN SUGAR BREAKFAST QUINOA

Instant Pot Brown Sugar Breakfast Quinoa is a fun and interesting new way to enjoy this incredibly healthy whole grain. Reminiscent of oatmeal, tender quinoa cooks quickly and is topped with butter and cream for a delicious new breakfast.

Bowl of Instant Pot Breakfast Quinoa with heavy cream poured on top.
Graphic of 100 Instant Pot Vegetarian Recipes with 4 photos of a pasta, a bowl of soup, rice pudding, and spinach dip.

Creamy TOMATO Pesto SOUP

Tomato Basil Soup made with yummy pesto is just the BEST for dipping grilled cheese sandwiches. This tomato soup recipe is the last one you’ll need (and you can make it right in your Instant Pot or Crock Pot!) It’s extremely flavorful, creamy (even without the cream), and kid-approved!

Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Love risotto but short on time? Instant Pot Vegan Mushroom Risotto is a fast, easy, vegan risotto recipe thanks to your pressure cooker!

closeup centered bowl of Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

INSTANT POT CORN ON THE COB

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is the only way you’ll make these delicious summer staples! You can make corn on the cob in the husk, or shucked (peeled) in just a couple of minutes.

corn on the cob in a steamer basket
corn on the cob in a steamer basket

Vegan Instant Pot Pasta Recipe (One Pot Marinara)

If you’re up for a healthy and convenient dinner, this delicious vegan Instant Pot pasta recipe will be your new favorite. It’s creamy, easy to make, requires only 10 minutes of hands-on time and is made from cheap staple foods.

vegan one pot pasta marinara with basil in a speckled bowl on a stone surface next to some fresh tomatoes

INSTANT POT SWEET POTATOES

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes are a great and healthy vegetable side dish. The Instant Pot makes it easy to cook sweet potatoes in no time. You can also easily make Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes or vegetarian Air Fryer Sweet Potato fries with my recipe!

Instant Pot sweet potatoes on a blue plate

INSTANT POT RANCH SALT POTATOES

Salt potatoes (aka Syracuse Salt Potatoes) made in the Instant Pot are a delicious, easy, and popular recipe.  They are creamy on the inside and drenched in a butter ranch seasoning making for the best salt potatoes you have ever had. 

Instant Pot Ranch Salt Potatoes PIN

INSTANT POT BAKED POTATOES

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes will change the way you prepare dinner! Fluffy, easy, and perfectly cooked “baked” potatoes are done in less time than it takes to preheat the oven. You’ll also love learning how to make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes.

three Instant Pot baked potatoes in a row

Dal Makhani in the Instant Pot

Dal makhani is a nutritious Indian lentil curry also known as Madras lentils. It is a vegan, gluten-free, one-pot meal that can be made by pressure cooking in the instant pot. Dal makhani is served with Indian bread or rice.

Dal Makhani in a serving wok and garnished with cilantro and butter.

INSTANT POT CARROTS

These Instant Pot carrots are cooked with brown sugar and honey, so they’re perfectly sweet! Serve up these baby carrots as an easy side dish for any meal, and check out my Instant Pot Easter roundup at the bottom of this post!

Steamed Carrots

INSTANT POT CREAM OF CELERY SOUP

For the best homemade cream of celery soup, make it in the Instant Pot. It is a creamy, rich, and comforting recipe.  If you love cream of broccoli or cream of mushroom soup, this is the recipe for you. This cream of celery soup is so simple yet versatile as an appetizer, lunch entree, first course, or light dinner.  

Instant Pot Cream of Celery Soup ready to eat in a bowl with crackers and a spoon on the table and celery stalks and parsley in the background

INSTANT POT BREAD PUDDING WITH BUTTER RUM SAUCE

Instant Pot Bread Pudding is a life changing treat. Ah I just love it so much. Warm, dense, sweet, cinnamony, and beautiful!

Berries on Instant Pot Bread Pudding

INSTANT POT MAC AND CHEESE WITH LENTILS

Cheesy Mac and Cheese with Lentils! Adding lentils makes Mac and Cheese a bit more satisfying and more nutritious! A wholesome and easy Instant Pot recipe. 

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Lentils, close up shot in a pink bowl.

INSTANT POT HARD BOILED EGGS

How to make Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs is one of the questions I get asked most often. Today I’ll share my preferred method of pressure cooker hard boiled eggs.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

INSTANT POT STIR FRY RICE NOODLES RECIPE

This Instant Pot Stir Fry with Rice Noodles Recipe is the perfect healthy dinner. Fresh vegetables and brown rice noodles are cooked in a flavorful sauce for a quick and delicious meal.

a bowl of rice noodles with chopsticks

HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE (INSTANT POT)

Homemade Cranberry Sauce is absolutely necessary for your holiday table. If you’ve ever had homemade cranberry sauce next to a cylindrical log of it (you know what I’m talking about), you know the difference is night and day.

Instant pot cranberry sauce in glass container surrounded by frosted cranberries and pine cones on white cloth

CHICKPEA NOODLE SOUP

This cozy chickpea noodle soup can be made on the stove top or Instant Pot and is ready in no time at all using pantry staples and dry chickpeas. It’s just like your childhood favorite but vegan!

Overhead view of white bowl with chickpea noodle soup and lemon wedge

INSTANT POT MASHED POTATOES

Instant Pot mashed potatoes will change your life! I promise, you’ll never go back. If you don’t use your Instant Pot for ANYTHING ELSE, use it to make perfect mashed potatoes.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with butter and green onions

Instant Pot Fried Rice

Bring the hibachi restaurant to your house, and make your own homemade Instant Pot fried rice! It’s so easy to make, and the flavors are phenomenal!

A close up shot of fried rice and a serving spoon

JALAPENO LIME CRANBERRY SAUCE

You’ll love this sweet and slightly spicy Jalapeno Lime Cranberry Sauce made in the Instant Pot for your next party appetizer! Eat it atop a cheeseball, or a brick of softened cream cheese. You won’t be able to stop eating it!

cranberry jalapeno lime sauce

Vegan Thai Green Curry

This instant pot Thai green curry recipe with tofu is vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with veggies. It can be adapted to use vegetables of your choice. Thai curry is comfort food and can easily be made for lunch or dinner in the instant pot in under 30 minutes.

Thai green curry in a bowl with Thai tea and rice in background

INSTANT POT QUINOA

Instant Pot Quinoa is an extremely healthy superfood that cooks in minutes! I love to use quinoa as a substitute for rice, meat, or pasta. Knowing how to make quinoa opens up a wide variety of possibilities of what you can do with it!

graphic of Instant Pot quinoa

INSTANT POT RICE-A-RONI

Delicious homemade copycat Broccoli Au Gratin Rice-a-Roni made in the Instant Pot. It’s fresh and super easy to make, with no weird chemicals, unpronounceable ingredients, or high sodium content.

close up of the Delicious homemade copycat Broccoli Au Gratin Rice-a-Roni made in the Instant Pot.

INSTANT POT APPLESAUCE

Homemade Instant Pot applesauce is healthy, delicious, and flavorful. The Instant Pot makes it easy to cook applesauce with no added sugar in just 30 minutes or less.

a closeup of Instant Pot applesauce

Spinach Rice

Spinach Rice is an excellent one for meal for busy nights when one wants something quick and not too complicated. Palak Rice pair well with just plain yogurt or raita on the side and making it in the Instant pot makes it very convenient.

Spinach rice in a yellow bowl with boondi sprinkled on top and with raita and cucumber on side.

How to make Instant Pot Rice

Instant Pot Rice is a staple ingredient you need to know how to make in your pot! I link seven different rice recipes for different kinds of Instant Pot Rice, including accurate ratios and cook times.  Get perfect rice every time, on every variety. In the roundup, I include Instant Pot Brown Rice, Instant Pot Long Grain White Rice, Instant Pot Jasmine Rice, etc.

Instant Pot pot rice recipes graphic

Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower (3 ways!)

With three different flavor options (herb & garlic, sour cream & chive, garlic parmesan), this Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower is an easy and delicious way to enjoy cauliflower. Perfect as a make-ahead side dish!

Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Cauliflower on a white plate next to two plates with other flavours.
Graphic of 101 Easy Instant Pot Vegetarian Recipes with 4 photos.

2-LAYER PUMPKIN YOGURT – NOOSA INSPIRED

One mixture of this Simple Instant Pot yogurt recipe magically turns into 2 beautiful layers of sweet cream yogurt and spiced pumpkin for a sweet treat, inspired by my favorite Noosa Pumpkin Yogurt.

a spoonful of pumpkin yogurt with leaves and cinnamon

Instant Pot Tomato Biriyani

Instant Pot Tomato Biriyani is a quick and easy rice recipe (takes just about 30 minutes) to make with fresh homegrown tomatoes. This Instant Pot Tomato Biriyani is a great one pot meal to make for weeknight dinner or to pack for lunch box.

Tomato Biriyani Rice made in Instant Pot

Instant Pot French Onion Soup

This Instant Pot French Onion Soup can be on the table in 30 minutes. Ready set, instant pot! 

Instant Pot French Onion Soup

DAIRY FREE COCONUT RICE PUDDING

Coconut Rice Pudding is perfectly sweet, creamy, and satisfying. And now… even better in the Instant Pot! I’ve been getting more and more requests for yummy dairy free Instant Pot desserts, so I’m glad I can deliver! This is just as good as the original, with a fabulous coconut flavor.

Rice pudding topped with coconut and raspberries in a dark bowl with a spoon dipped inside

INSTANT POT CHEESY BROCCOLI AND RICE

This Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli and Rice is an easy and delicious side dish for just about any meal! Thanks to your pressure cooker, it’s ready in a flash and only requires a handful of simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

A plate of rice and broccoli

INSTANT POT BROCCOLI + FAQ & STEP-BY-STEP

Instant Pot broccoli is a staple at my house. Learn how to make Instant Pot Broccoli that isn’t mushy or crunchy, with or without a steamer basket.

Instant Pot Steamed BroccoliInstant Pot Steamed Broccoli

15 Minutes Lemon Pasta And Instant Pot Lemon Pasta

The whole family will love this easy creamy Lemon Pasta Recipe ready in less than 15 minutes. This ultimate comfort food is creamy, tangy and made with pantry staples

lemon pasta in a saucepan with cutlery

INSTANT POT ARTICHOKES

Instant Pot Artichokes are easy, healthy, and so fun to eat—once you get the hang of them. And making artichokes in an Instant Pot can cut down the (long) cooking time by up to half compared to conventional boiling.

Artichokes ready to be cooked in the Instant Pot

Thai Massaman curry

This Thai Massaman curry is a warm, comforting curry that is perfect for any night of the week. You don’t need a lot of time or ingredients to make this a delicious treat the whole family will love. Add additional veggies and make this a complete, wholesome convenience meal you’ll  be making over and over again.

Thai Massaman curry

Instant Pot Bourbon Maple Glazed Carrots

These Instant Pot Bourbon Maple Glazed Carrots are easy to make and can be served next to just about any meal. Think Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas. 

Instant Pot Bourbon Maple Glazed Carrots

Instant Pot Mexican Vegetable Soup

This quick and easy Instant Pot Mexican-inspired vegetable soup recipe is made exclusively with kitchen staples, and it’s jam packed with flavor! Best of all, this Instant Pot recipe is 100% Vegan and Vegetarian!

Close up of a white bowl filled with the vegetable soup, topped with sour cream, diced avocado, and cilantro leaves.

INSTANT POT PUMPKIN RICE PUDDING

Instant Pot Pumpkin Rice Pudding is the perfect fall treat! It’s sweet, creamy, pumpkiny, and has the perfect amount of spice!

Instant Pot pumpkin Rice Pudding is creamy, thick, and so comforting! This is THE best recipe for rice pudding that is done in less than 30 minutes! Fast, easy dessert using vanilla bean paste. This will become a family favorite dessert or breakfast #rice #pudding | Tried Tested and True Instant Pot Cooking by Lisa Childs
Graphic of 100 Easy Instant Pot Vegetarian Recipes with 8 photos of vegetarian dishes

Easy Instant Pot Risotto with Butternut Squash

This Easy Instant Pot Risotto with Butternut Squash is flavorful, delicious, and cooks entirely in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker! Made with sweet cubes of butternut squash, fresh sage, and shredded parmesan, everyone will love this ultra-smooth and creamy risotto recipe.

Two shallow ceramic bowls filled with creamy butternut squash risotto garnished with parmesan cheese and fresh sage.

Instant Pot Vegetarian Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

Traditional Vietnamese pho takes an entire day to make; this version only takes under an hour! Instant Pot Vegetarian Pho is perfect for a quick refreshing and comforting weeknight meal.

Traditional Vietnamese pho takes an entire day to make; this version only takes under an hour! Instant Pot Vegetarian Pho is perfect for a quick refreshing and comforting weeknight meal.

HOMEMADE CARROT CAKE

This homemade Instant Pot carrot cake recipe is dense and JAM PACKED with carrots, nuts, coconut, pineapple, and the BEST cream cheese frosting (and even an optional cheesecake swirl!) Make it in your Instant Pot for an extremely moist carrot cake!

a slice of carrot cake being taken out of the larger cake

Creamy Mushroom Curry

This Creamy Mushroom Curry is kid friendly and the perfect easy mid week vegetarian dinner! Great to make in advance and reheat, or make in the instant pot or even the slow cooker, this is a winner for winter nights, curry nights and everything in between.

Mushroom curry in a bowl with rice

EASY INSTANT POT REFRIED PINTO BEANS, LOW SALT AND FAT-FREE

Instant Pot Refried Beans is one of those recipes. And while you can buy these fat-free from the market, you’ll be hard pressed to find one that doesn’t have too much salt.

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Turning a favorite Thanksgiving side dish into a time-saving, stress-free, no bake dish! This Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole has all the flavor you love, ready in a fraction of the time.

spoon scooped in green bean casserole

Instant Pot Taco Pasta

This Mexican flavored Instant Pot Taco Pasta is absolutely comforting, satisfying and easy to make. It’s made vegan with very simple pantry staples. It makes an easy and quick weeknight dinner as well.

top view of instant pot taco pasta served.

INSTANT POT CREME BRULEE

Instant Pot Creme Brulee is made with just 4 simple ingredients, but tastes luxuriously more complicated than it is to make. Serve these at a dinner party or special occasion and your guests won’t forget it anytime soon!

cracking into the creme brulee with a gold spoon

LENTIL VEGETABLE SOUP

This lentil vegetable soup is packed with mushrooms, green beans and spinach, made entirely in the Instant Pot for a quick and easy comforting vegetarian meal full of flavor.

This lentil vegetable soup is packed with mushrooms, green beans and spinach, made entirely in the Instant Pot for a quick and easy comforting vegetarian meal full of flavor.

EASY INSTANT POT MANGO STICKY RICE

This simple and easy Instant Pot Mango Sticky Rice Recipe is a delicious dessert with minimal ingredients. Sticky Rice, Smooth Coconut Sauce, and Fresh, Ripe Mango make this a savory and refreshing dessert. It’s also gluten and dairy free.

closeup of instant pot mango sticky rice

Instant Pot Lemon Asparagus Risotto

You are going to love this Instant Pot Lemon Asparagus Risotto. No more sweating over the stove – this Instant Pot method is the easiest way to make risotto! Made with arborio rice, asparagus, freshly grated parmesan and lemon, this is a delicious vegetarian meal or side dish.

Instant Pot Lemon Asparagus Risotto on a white plate garnished with parmesan cheese and lemon slices

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto

Set it and forget it, risotto? That’s what you get with this Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto. Hands-off and way less labor intensive with that creamy, rich texture we all love!

butternut squash risotto

MUSHROOM CURRY RECIPE

This mushroom curry recipe is quick and easy to prepare either on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker. It is healthy, creamy, and very delish, making a hearty weeknight meal

mushroom curry in a bowl witha peice of pita being dipped in

INSTANT POT CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKES FOR TWO

Instant Pot Chocolate Lava cakes are decadent, rich, and EASY to make! This is a perfect simple dessert for any celebration (or Wednesday night)!

Chocolate Lava Cake with Strawberries

Instant Pot Potato Kale Soup

Instant Pot potato kale soup is loaded with potatoes, cannellini beans and kale. It’s the perfect comforting soup and makes a great family meal.

soup in a bowl with a spoon in front of the instant pot

INSTANT POT WHITE BEAN SOUP WITH GARLIC, MUSHROOMS AND FARRO

I love that you can make this White Bean Soup with Garlic, Mushrooms, and Farro in the Instant Pot which makes getting dinner on the table faster.

Instant Pot Mushroom Soup

Easy Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

A delicious way to eat chili in no time. With only 15 minutes of pressure cook time, this easy and super hearty instant pot vegetarian chili is about to blow your mind.

bowl of vegetarian chili with tortilla chip, cheese, sour cream, and scallions on white surface

Instant Pot Ash Reshteh

Persian Noodle Soup with Beans and Herbs

Closeup shot of a bowl of instant pot ash reshteh (Persian noodle soup) by FamilySpice.com


Vegan Mushroom Stew

A quick and easy vegan mushroom stew that’s hearty, and of course, delicious! This vegan stew will surely become a new favorite AND it can be made in your Instant Pot or on the stove top!

Two bowls of mushroom stew on a white table, a plate of whole wheat rolls sits in the background.

INSTANT POT VEGETARIAN RISOTTO | COCONUT CURRIED RISOTTO

This Instant Pot Vegetarian Risotto is an Indian-inspired pressure cooker risotto recipe that’s a hearty and delicious one-pot mealThis recipe is suitable for vegans too. The bright warming flavors of coconut curry combined with the creaminess of risotto makes this a family-pleasing recipe that’s healthy and easy enough for a weeknight!

Instant Pot Curried Risotto with chickpeas garnished with cilantro

instant pot cinnamon pear chunky applesauce

Applesauce is totally for adults, right? This easy, delicious and chunky Instant Pot pear applesauce is made with apples, pears, cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla.

The best part is that it only takes 12-minutes to make! Don’t have an Instant Pot? It can also be made in the slow cooker or crock pot.

Side shot of finished Instant Pot applesauce recipe in a clear glass mason jar.

Easy Instant Pot Lentil Sloppy Joes

Instant Pot Lentil Sloppy Joes are a tasty, family-friendly sandwich…and you won’t even miss the meat.

close-up side view of an Instant Pot lentil Sloppy Joe sandwich.

Best Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is hearty, healthy, and bursting with flavor. The whole recipe is made in one pot, so clean-up is a breeze.

white bowl full of vegetable soup with spoon and cornbread in cast iron skillet

THAI PUMPKIN CURRY

Thai Pumpkin Curry is a quick, comforting, one-pot meal combining pumpkin, lentils, and chickpeas in a mild coconut curry sauce. Everyday vegetables add even more flavor, nutrients, and dollar-stretching to this delicious, plant-based dinner.

pumpkin curry in black bowl with spoon

ETHIOPIAN LENTILS | INSTANT POT MISIR WOT

This Ethiopian Lentils recipe, also known as Misir Wot, makes for an irresistible vegetarian meal. Made with red lentils cooked to creamy perfection and seasoned with the bright, warming flavors of Berbere spice mix, this is a simple and delicious recipe that can be part of a healthy weeknight meal. Instant Pot and stovetop instructions included.

Blue bowl of orange red Ethiopian lentils garnished with cilantro on a red and gold napkin

EASY VEGAN INSTANT POT CHILI 

This vegan chili has 6 weight watcher’s points.

Instant Pot-Vegan-Chili-6-SP

Instant Pot Golden Lentil & Spinach Soup

A thick and hearty lentil soup packed full of flavor. Made specifically for the it-appliance of the moment, The Instant Pot!

Bowl of Instant Pot Golden Lentil and Spinach Soup

INSTANT POT PLAIN BIRYANI ( KUSKA RICE)

Plain Biryani also called as Kuska rice, is a one pot flavorful rice dish made in some parts of South India.

The recipe is very similar to the regular biryani recipe but made with out the addition of vegetables.

plain biryani served in a brown bowl garnished with pomegranate and served with boiled eggs and mini bell pepper curry

CREAMY VEGETABLE SOUP IN THE INSTANT POT {VEGAN & GF}

This delicious vegan Creamy Vegetable Soup is made in the Instant Pot for an easy meal. Carrots, celery, cauliflower, and brown rice make this gluten-free soup a comforting and healthy lunch or dinner. 

Instant Pot Curry Cauliflower Soup

Ready in a matter of minutes, Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup With Curry is an easy recipe that is amazingly decadent and silky and packed with fresh veggies and great flavors! Perfect for your plant based lifestyle, this instant pot recipe will make your life easier, more delicious and dinner will be on the table quickly!

instant pot curry cauliflower soup with pumpkin seeds

Instant Pot Vegan Noodle Soup

Vegan Noodle Soup is just as hearty as chicken noodle soup but I’ve replaced the chicken with my favorite legume, red lentils. Make this quick Instant Pot vegan soup to warm and fill you up in no time.

24Bite: Instant Pot Vegan Noodle Soup Recipe by Christian Guzman

INSTANT POT BLACK BEAN SOUP WITH MANGO SALSA RECIPE

Enjoy the flavors of a slow cooked bean soup in less than an hour thanks to the magic of a pressure cooker! This instant pot black bean soup recipe is simple and budget friendly, and gets a fun upgrade with a sweet-tart fresh mango salsa!

Instant Pot Black Bean Soup with Mango Salsa

INSTANT POT VEGAN MUSHROOM BARLEY SOUP WITH PUMPKIN RECIPE

Warm up with a bowl of this instant pot vegan mushroom barley soup with pumpkin! It’s incredibly easy to make – just mix all the ingredients in the instant pot and set for 40 minutes. You’ll get a richly flavored soup, packed with whole grains, beans and veggies, perfect for winter months. A perfect make ahead meal! 

Instant Pot Vegan Mushroom Barley Soup with Pumpkin

Instant Pot Kheer

Instant Pot Kheer is a classic Indian rice pudding infused with cardamom and saffron. This is an easy, no-fuss recipe for rich, creamy, and delicious Instant Pot Rice Pudding!

Bowl of rice pudding with pistachios and saffron
Graphic of 100+ Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes with 5 pictures of vegetarian dishes

Thai Coconut Curry Vegetable Noodle Soup | Vegetarian Khao Soi | Instant Pot Noodle Soup

Lip-smacking coconut curry noodle soup or the vegetarian khao soi made in Instant Pot! Here is my version of Northern Thai coconut curry noodle soup!

khao soi served in wooden bowl

Olive Garden Copycat Minestrone Soup

Olive Garden copycat minestrone soup tastes just like the restaurant version right at home. Warm, filling, and full of veggies, this soup is still incredibly easy to make and only requires the Instant Pot or one large stock pot to make! This recipe can be ready in less than 10 minutes so you can serve it to your hungry family any day of the week! Perfect for meal prep or dinner on even the busiest weeknight.

instant- pot minestrone soup

Instant Pot Tea | Dum Chai

 Amazing Indian style tea with the delicate flavors of cardamom and dried rosebuds made in Instant Pot. And that’s what I am going to share today – Instant Pot dum chai with no supervision.

instant pot dum chai with rosebuds and cardamom

Restaurant Style Butter Paneer / Paneer Makhani

Restaurant style butter paneer is a delicious dish of Indian cheese cooked in a creamy cashew and tomato based curry. It’s perfectly seasoned for a mild, slightly sweet taste that tastes just like what you would get in a restaurant. You’ll love making this easy butter paneer for your family to enjoy for dinner in the comfort of your own home anytime!

Restaurant Style Butter Paneer Paneer Makhani

Vegan Instant Pot Baked Beans

Tangy, smoky and with just the right balance of flavors, these vegan instant pot baked beans with molasses will have your family asking for more!  

instant pot molasses baked beans

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes No Oil Vegan

Did you know that you can make scalloped potatoes in your Instant Pot? Plus this recipe is whole food plant based and is vegan and oil-free too. But the best part is how satisfying it is to have a creamy potato recipe that your whole family will love!

Vegan scalloped potatoes in a retro white and blue pyrex dish and portions on 2 blue and whit plates.

Instant Pot Vegan Stew with Chickpeas

Moroccan-inspired Instant Pot Vegan Stew is made with chickpeas, sweet potatoes, and warming spices like cinnamon and ginger. Make it for an easy lunch or dinner. The leftovers are amazing, too! This recipe is 100% plant-based and gluten-free.

A bowl of instant pot vegan stew topped with fresh parsley

Instant Pot Tomato Soup 

This hearty tomato soup is fast and easy, made with fresh carrots and canned tomatoes, right in the Instant Pot. Try this thick and delicious soup as creamy or traditional-style. 

tomato soup with basil

Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

This Cozy Vegetable Wild Rice Soup is made in an instant pot with loads of fresh vegetables and greens, hearty wild rice, aromatic basil, and a deliciously creamy broth. It is a rich, hearty and satisfying soup!

Vegetable Wild Rice Soup in a white bowl, crusty bread on side

African Peanut Stew

Sweet potatoes cooked in onion, ginger, garlic, Serrano peppers, tomato paste, and peanut butter-based sauce with earthy flavors from cayenne pepper, this African Peanut Stew is ridiculously easy, delicious, and ready in a fraction of the time.

African peanut stew with rice in a bowl, onion, lemon on the side

INSTANT POT POTATO LEEK SOUP

This Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup is rich, creamy, and satisfying! It’s perfect for weeknights and it will be on your table in no time! 

two black bowls of instant pot potato leek soup topped with coconut cream and chives.

Thai Peanut Curry

Bursting with flavors, this Thai Peanut Curry is so simple and scrumptious. It is made in just one pot, and a super comforting vegan and gluten-free meal that everyone will love!

Tofu thai curry in a bowl served with jasmine rice

Cajun Spiced Spinach Pasta

Pasta dishes are incredible – they are easy to prepare, can be adapted to a variety of flavors. This one is no different – it is easy, flavorful, and mostly uses ready-made ingredients. Cajun-spiced spinach pasta is incredibly easy to make. This will make dinner easy and is delicious that you’ll be happy to have leftovers. If you like Cajun flavors, this Pasta will be ready in 20-25 minutes tops! To keep the dinner time stress-free, try this recipe made with store-bought ingredients, but with tons of flavor.

Cajun Spiced Spinach pasta in a black bowl with a bowl marinara sauce by the side

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