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26 Easy Instant Pot Dinner Recipes to make when you need a quick meal without a lot of work. They’re kid friendly and easy enough for beginners!

roundup of 26 easy instant pot dinners

The kids are headed back to school, so ’tis the season for quick and easy dinners, friends! Y’all know how much I love my pressure cooker, and how much I love easy Instant Pot recipes. Well, I made a list of quick and easy Instant Pot dinners to get us through this crazy busy time.

In the past, we pretty much lived on easy one pot dinners and sheet pan dinners during the first few days of school. And leftovers. Gotta love leftovers!

But the great thing about making dinner in the Instant Pot is that you don’t have to babysit the food or heat up the house. It’s still well over 100 degrees here in the Arizona desert!

So, here are some of my family’s favorite easy Instant Pot dinner recipes. These pressure cooker dinners are mom tested, kid approved and, above all, easy!

Make these easy dinners after work, after sports or school events, during the holiday season or whenever you’re just plain tired. That’s about every day, right?!

26 Easy Instant Pot Dinner Recipes Perfect for Busy Days

Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes

instant pot creamy shells and beef in pressure cooker

Instant Pot Creamy Shells and Beef

instant pot spaghetti and meat sauce in bowl with side of bread

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

instant pot pasta and meatballs in bowl with parmesan cheese and basil

Instant Pot Pasta and Meatballs (dump and start recipe)

mom's best instant pot chili recipe topped with cheddar cheese

Instant Pot Mom’s Best Chili

instant pot ground beef stroganoff without mushrooms on plate

Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff

instant pot sloppy joes on a bun on white plate with chips

Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

instant pot bbq macaroni and beef with cheddar cheese and corn in dish


Instant Pot BBQ Macaroni Beef

instant pot creamy taco pasta on square white plate

Instant Pot Creamy Taco Pasta

macaroni beef casserole in Instant Pot

Instant Pot Macaroni Beef Casserole

instant pot cheeseburger patties on bun

Instant Pot Hamburgers

Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

instant pot creamy chicken pasta with parmesan cheese on plate

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta

instant pot chicken alfredo penne pasta on plate

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

pulled instant pot bbq chicken slider on plate

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken (dump and start recipe)

pour sauce over instant pot honey mustard curry chicken

Instant Pot Honey Mustard Curry Chicken (dump and start recipe)

instant pot salsa verde chicken in white dish with cilantro

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken (dump and start recipe)

instant pot buffalo chicken recipe in white bowl with carrots and celery

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken (dump and start recipe)

instant pot creamy chicken bacon ranch pasta on white plate

Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

instant pot chicken enchilada pasta with sour cream and guacamole

Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Instant Pot Sausage and Pork Recipes

instant pot creamy kielbasa tortellini with peas and cheese on plate

Instant Pot Creamy Kielbasa and Tortellini (dump and start recipe)

instant pot creamy sausage tortellini on plate

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Sausage Tortellini (dump and start recipe)

instant pot sausage and peppers with onions on sandwich roll on plate

Instant Pot Italian Sausage and Peppers

pour sauce over instant pot hawaiian bbq pork chops

Instant Pot Pork Chops (dump and start recipe)

Instant Pot Soup Recipes

instant pot chicken noodle soup in bowl

Instant Pot Easy Chicken Soup

instant pot chicken enchilada soup in bowl topped with corn chips and sour cream and cheese

Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

instant pot lemon chicken orzo soup with carrots and celery and lemon slices

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Instant Pot Vegetarian

creamy instant pot mac and cheese on spoon

Instant Pot Creamy Mac and Cheese

Bonus — Add ham! Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with Ham

I hope you enjoy these easy Instant Pot Dinner Recipes as much as we do!

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