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Make these Easy Instant Pot Recipes from Pantry Staples using canned foods, frozen food and other ingredients you have stocked up at home!

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A well-stocked pantry can save you time and money when you need to get dinner on the table. If you’re looking for Instant Pot recipes that use canned, frozen and dry ingredients, I’ve got some ideas for you.

I have pressure cooker recipes with chicken breasts, smoked sausage, ground sausage and ground beef. All you need to add are ingredients from your pantry fridge or freezer. I even have a simple tuna casserole recipe!

Fresh is best, but I tried to keep the fresh ingredients to a minimum here. I did include some recipes that use a little cheese and/or sour cream.

Easy Recipes with Chicken

Some of these Instant Pot chicken recipes are complete dump and start dinners, and some have a little bit of prep. All recipes are are super easy and kid approved!

chicken breasts with cranberry sauce on a platter
5 from 7 votes

Instant Pot Cranberry Chicken

Instant Pot Cranberry Chicken made with chicken breasts, cranberry sauce and salad dressing is a super easy pressure cooker dinner ready in about 30 minutes! Just add everything to the pot, and cook!
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apricot chicken breasts over rice on a white platter
5 from 5 votes

Instant Pot Apricot Chicken

Instant Pot Apricot Chicken is a quick and easy dinner made with chicken breasts, Catalina dressing and apricot jam. Ready in 30 minutes with little prep!
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bowl of instant pot chicken taco soup with black beans and avocado on the table
5 from 11 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup recipe made with chicken breasts, diced tomatoes, black beans, corn and chiles is a delicious soup the whole family will love. Perfect for busy weeknights and a great way to warm you up on cold days!
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bowl of instant pot cheesy chicken and rice with peas on the table
5 from 20 votes

Instant Cheesy Pot Chicken and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice is a complete meal with creamy chicken, rice, peas and cheese. A one-pot meal the whole family loves! This easy chicken dinner is perfect for busy weeknights!
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bowl of instant pot white chicken chili with white beans, corn and cheese and cilantro
5 from 18 votes

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili with white beans and corn is a quick and easy dinner that's creamy, comforting and delicious! This recipe uses no cream cheese — just sour cream!
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shredded instant pot salsa chicken in a white serving dish
5 from 1 vote

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is a super easy shredded chicken recipe you can use for tacos, burritos, chimichangas and so much more.

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instant pot salsa verde chicken shredded in white bowl
5 from 11 votes

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken is an easy 3 ingredient recipe for seasoned shredded chicken breasts in the pressure cooker. Perfect for tacos!
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instant pot teriyaki chicken and rice in bowl
5 from 10 votes

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

This simple Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken recipe is quick and easy to make and so much better than take out! A delicious dinner ready in 30 minutes!
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instant pot orange chicken in a white bowl over rice with scallions
5 from 8 votes

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

This delicious Instant Pot Orange Chicken is a quick and easy dinner you can make in the pressure cooker in about 30 minutes. Better than takeout and healthier!
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instant pot hawaiian bbq chicken over rice in a bowl with pineapples
5 from 8 votes

Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken cooked a sweet and tangy sauce with pineapple is a quick and easy pressure cooker dinner made in just 30 minutes! Even picky eaters love it!
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instant pot honey mustard curry chicken over jasmine rice on a plate
5 from 14 votes

Instant Pot Honey Mustard Curry Chicken

Instant Pot Honey Mustard Curry Chicken is a quick and easy chicken dinner made in the pressure cooker in about 30 minute. It’s simple, mild and picky eater approved!
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pulled instant pot bbq chicken sandwich on brioche bun with coleslaw on black plate
5 from 69 votes

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken

This Instant Pot BBQ Chicken recipe makes easy pulled chicken in the pressure cooker in about 30 minutes. A quick dinner for busy weeknights! Your whole family will love this easy recipe, and it's also perfect for meal prep!
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instant pot buffalo chicken recipe shredded in white bowl
5 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Recipe

This easy Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Recipe uses only 5 ingredients and makes shredded chicken for sliders,  wraps, salads, appetizers and dip. 
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Instant Pot Pantry Recipes using Ground Beef

These Instant Pot ground beef recipes are super simple and use rice, pasta or black beans to round out the meal. The cabbage roll soup recipe can use a mix of beef and pork or all beef.

instant pot mexican ground beef and rice with black beans on a spoon in the pressure cooker
5 from 15 votes

Instant Pot Mexican Beef and Rice

Instant Pot Mexican Beef and Rice is a quick and super easy cheesy dinner made in one pot with ground beef, rice, black beans, salsa and cheese. A 30 minute meal with easy clean up. Use for meal prep in burritos and burrito bowls!
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instant pot korean ground beef topped with scallions over rice in white bowl
4.95 from 17 votes

Instant Pot Korean Ground Beef

Instant Pot Korean Ground Beef is a quick and easy dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to make in the pressure cooker and is kid approved! Perfect for busy days!
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instant pot ground bee taco meat in a white bowl with cilantro
5 from 7 votes

Instant Pot Beef Taco Meat

Make Instant Pot Beef Taco Meat with fresh or frozen ground beef and homemade seasoning with this easy recipe. Perfect for tacos and burritos.
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instant pot spaghetti and meat sauce in white bowl with basil and Parmesan
5 from 26 votes

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce with spaghetti noodles, ground beef and pasta sauce is an easy dinner perfect for busy weeknights. This easy Instant Pot spaghetti recipe is a family favorite ready in just 30 minutes!
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close up of instant pot cabbage roll soup
5 from 20 votes

Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup

Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup made with chopped cabbage, ground beef, pork, rice and tomato soup is quick and easy unstuffed cabbage or lazy halupki. An easy pressure cooker soup recipe.
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instant pot macaroni beef casserole with cheese in white bowl
5 from 8 votes

Instant Pot Macaroni Beef Casserole

Instant Pot macaroni beef casserole is a quick and easy ground beef recipe made in the pressure cooker with beef, pasta, cheese and diced tomatoes.
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instant pot ground beef stroganoff with egg noodles on white plate
5 from 20 votes

Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff

Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff is an easy dinner recipe made with hamburger meat and egg noodles and no cream of mushroom soup. It's delicious, budget friendly and kid approved! Enjoy this family favorite comfort food in just 30 minutes!
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instant pot taco soup in white bowl
5 from 5 votes

Instant Pot Taco Soup

Easy Instant Pot Taco Soup recipe is made with ground beef, black beans and a few other ingredients for a quick and easy dinner that'll warm your soul!

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bowl of creamy instant pot taco pasta with sour cream and tomatoes
5 from 24 votes

Instant Pot Taco Pasta

Instant Pot Creamy Taco Pasta is a creamy, cheesy, delicious dinner ready in about 30 minutes. It's like a beefy Mexican Mac and Cheese.
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Pantry/Freezer Recipes with Smoked Sausage

Use frozen pierogi, noodles or rice to make these easy smoked sausage dinners. If you don’t have heavy cream, you can use cream cheese for the pierogi dish.

instant pot pierogi casserole with kielbasa and peas on a white plate
5 from 12 votes

Instant Pot Pierogi Casserole

Instant Pot Pierogi Casserole made with frozen pierogi, kielbasa and peas is a quick and easy dinner that's creamy, cheesy and delicious comfort food!
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instant pot cabbage and noodles and kielbasa in white bowl
4.94 from 16 votes

Instant Pot Cabbage and Noodles

Instant Pot Cabbage and Noodles with kielbasa – Haluski – is a simple dinner of with buttered egg noodles, cabbage, onions and smoked sausage. Easy and so good!
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kielbasa with rice and peas on wooden spoon in the pressure cooker
5 from 14 votes

Instant Pot Kielbasa and Rice

Instant Pot Kielbasa and Rice with peas is a quick and easy dinner with few ingredients that you can make in the pressure cooker in 30 minutes. A simple one pot meal!
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Instant Pot Recipes with Frozen Meatballs

Use frozen meatballs with pasta, over rice or plain. Super easy and perfect for busy weeknights.

instant pot pasta and meatballs with basil
4.84 from 12 votes

Instant Pot Pasta and Meatballs

Instant Pot Pasta and Meatballs is a quick and easy one pot dinner made in the pressure cooker. It’s perfect for busy days and when you’re on vacation!
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instant pot grape jelly meatballs with sweet chili sauce in serving bowl
5 from 20 votes

Instant Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs

Instant Pot Grape Jelly Meatballs made with sweet chili sauce and grape jelly are perfect for a quick and easy appetizer recipe for parties or game day!
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instant pot cranberry orange meatballs on plate with toothpick skewers
5 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Cranberry Orange Meatballs

Instant Pot Cranberry Orange Meatballs is an easy appetizer using frozen meatballs and a few other ingredients. Perfect for parties, holidays and game day!
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The Rest

Here’s an easy tuna casserole recipe and a super easy bonus recipe for a sheet pan dinner with kielbasa and pierogi. It’s even easier than an Instant Pot recipe!

instant pot tuna noodle casserole in white bowl with crackers and cheese
5 from 30 votes

Instant Pot Tuna Noodle Casserole

Instant Pot Tuna Noodle Casserole with pasta, peas and carrots in a cheesy creamy sauce is a quick and easy dinner the whole family will love! This homemade tuna casserole recipe is made from scratch without soup or boxed mixes, and it's absolutely delicious!
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baked pierogies and kielbasa sausage on white plate with peas
5 from 8 votes

Baked Pierogies and Kielbasa

Baked Pierogies and Kielbasa is a quick and easy dinner made on one sheet pan and ready to eat in just 20 minutes! Perfect for busy days!
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Instant Pot Pantry Desserts

Craving something sweet? You can make these two dump dessert recipes from cake mix and canned fruit or pie filling.

instant pot cherry dump cake with vanilla ice cream
5 from 8 votes

Instant Pot Cherry Dump Cake

Instant Pot Cherry Dump Cake is an easy cherry cobbler dessert made in the pressure cooker with cake mix and cherry pie filling. You’ll love this easy Instant Pot dessert recipe!
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instant pot peach dump cake with vanilla ice cream on plate
5 from 10 votes

Instant Pot Peach Dump Cake

Instant Pot Peach Dump Cake is an easy summer dessert recipe that you make in the pressure cooker. You only need 4 ingredients and about 30 minutes to make this easy peach cobbler!
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