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Enjoy over 20 of our Favorite Kid Friendly Instant Pot Recipes that are easy to make, budget friendly and kid approved. Perfect for dinner tonight!

collage of kid friendly instant pot recipes

Looking for super easy Instant Pot recipes? Want to make a delicious budget-friendly dinner that your kids will actually eat? Then, you’ve come to the right place!

I’ve put together a collection of over 20 of our favorite kid friendly Instant Pot recipes just for you. Right here.

And how do I know these recipes are kid and picky eater approved? Because these easy dinners are all my kids’ favorites. And friends, I have some of the pickiest eaters ever!

So, whether you’re looking for easy chicken dinners or recipes with ground beef or pasta, I’ve got you covered. Check them out, try them, and let me know what you think!

Favorite Kid Friendly Instant Pot Recipes

Recipes with Ground Beef

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce cooks together in one pot for easy clean-up! For a meatless version, skip the ground beef!

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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Instant Pot Creamy Shells and Beef is my most popular recipe, and everyone — I mean EVERYONE loves it. You can also make it with Italian sausage or chicken!

instant pot creamy shells and beef on a white plate
5 from 102 votes

Instant Pot Creamy Shells and Beef

Instant Pot Creamy Shells and Beef is an easy one pot dinner made entirely in the pressure cooker. It's like homemade hamburger helper, with ground beef and pasta in a tomato cream sauce and very kid friendly!
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Instant Pot BBQ Macaroni and Beef is made with barbecue sauce. What kid doesn’t like BBQ sauce?

instant pot bbq macaroni and beef with cheddar cheese in white bowls
5 from 1 vote

Instant Pot BBQ Macaroni and Beef

Instant Pot BBQ Macaroni and Beef is an easy pressure cooker dinner recipe made with ground beef, cheddar cheese, pasta and corn in a creamy barbecue sauce. It's ready in about 30 minutes and kid approved!
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Instant Pot Creamy Taco Pasta combines ground beef tacos and pasta all in one dish!

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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Instant Pot Beef Taco Meat makes the perfect ground beef for tacos, burritos or burrito bowls!

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 Cheeseburger Macaroni is like homemade Hamburger Helper!

instant pot cheeseburger macaroni in white bowls
5 from 38 votes

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni

Instant Pot cheeseburger macaroni is homemade Hamburger Helper made with ground beef and pasta in a creamy cheese sauce. This quick and easy dinner is super kid friendly!
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Instant Pot Hamburgers are perfect to make when you can’t grill and don’t want to mess up your stove!

instant pot hamburger with melted cheese, lettuce and tomato slices on a bun with chips
5 from 14 votes

Easy Instant Pot Hamburgers

Make Easy Instant Pot Hamburgers for a quick dinner in your electric pressure cooker using ground beef and a few other ingredients in foil packs. This easy recipe is perfect when you can't grill or fry hamburger patties, and even picky eaters approve!
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Mom’s Best Instant Pot Chili is very mild and not spicy at all.

bowl of instant pot chili in white bowl with cheese and saltine crackers
5 from 14 votes

Easy Instant Pot Chili Recipe

This easy Instant Pot Chili Recipe with ground beef and canned beans is mild enough for kids and takes minutes make. You can use frozen or fresh beef!
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Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff is an entire meal made in one pot!

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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Recipes with Chicken

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Pasta is perfect when you want a lighter pasta dish. My kids requested this twice last week!

bowl of lemon chicken pasta made in the instant pot
5 from 6 votes

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Pasta

Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Pasta is a super easy recipe made with chicken, penne pasta, lemon, cream cheese and Parmesan. It's creamy, delicious and kid approved!

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Instant Pot BBQ Chicken is an easy pulled chicken recipe perfect for sandwiches!

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 Hawaiian BBQ Chicken is sweet, savory, and it has pineapple chunks in it!

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 Teriyaki Chicken is perfect when you don’t want to order takeout!

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 Chicken Noodle Casserole is comfort food and a great way to use up leftover chicken!

bowl of instant pot chicken noodles casserole with vegetables
4.95 from 19 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Casserole is a chicken casserole with noodles, leftover cooked chicken and vegetables in a creamy sauce with cheese. This easy dinner takes minutes in the electric pressure cooker and is perfect comfort food for busy weeknights!
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Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta has everyone’s favorite flavors in one dish!

instant pot creamy chicken bacon ranch pasta in bowl with parsley on top
5 from 8 votes

Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Instant Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta is an easy dinner made with chicken breasts, shell pasta and bacon in a creamy ranch dressing sauce. An easy one pot chicken dinner the whole family will love!
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Instant Pot Dump and Start Dinners

Instant Pot Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese is easy, cheesy and gets extra protein from kielbasa slices.

bowl of instant pot kielbasa mac and cheese
5 from 15 votes

Instant Pot Smoked Sausage Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Kielbasa Mac and Cheese recipe is a quick and easy dinner made with pasta and smoked sausage slices. Just add the ingredients and cook!
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Instant Pot Creamy Kielbasa Tortellini is another one of my kids’ favorite dinners! You can make it on the stove, too!

instant pot creamy kielbasa tortellini pasta dinner on plate
5 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Creamy Kielbasa Tortellini

Instant Pot Creamy Kielbasa Tortellini pasta is a quick and easy one pot dinner made in the pressure cooker with smoked sausage, pasta, peas and lots of cheddar cheese
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Instant Pot Pasta and Meatballs uses frozen meatballs for convenience, but you can use fresh if you want!

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 Pizza Pasta is like a big pot of pepperoni pizza!

instant pot pizza pasta with pepperoni slices on a plate
5 from 10 votes

Instant Pot Pizza Pasta

Instant Pot Pizza Pasta is an easy recipe made with penne pasta, sausage, pepperoni and your favorite pizza toppings. Ready in 30 minutes! Your whole family will love this kid friendly dinner!
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Creamy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is an easy meatless meal, and you can use any cheese here!

creamy instant pot mac and cheese in white ramekins
5 from 4 votes

Creamy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Creamy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese takes is made with a few simple ingredients and no evaporated milk! It takes just a few minutes to make homemade mac and cheese in the pressure cooker, and it's a quick and easy dinner or side dish that everyone loves. It's definitely kid approved!
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Instant Pot Tuna Noodle Casserole is a favorite for kids of all ages!

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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Soup Recipes

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is light, fresh and goes well with grilled cheese!

instant pot creamy tomato basil soup with parmesan and basil in a white bowl
4.89 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is a quick and easy pressure cooker soup recipe that requires minimal prep and takes minutes to make! You'll love this easy Instant Pot soup!
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Instant Pot Creamy Lasagna Soup is thick, cheesy and tastes like lasagna in a bowl!

bowl of instant pot lasagna soup
5 from 11 votes

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is an easy lazy lasagna recipe made with Italian sausage, ground beef, pasta and cheese in a delicious creamy tomato broth. It's comfort food in a bowl!
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I hope you and your kids enjoy these easy pressure cooker recipes as much as we do!

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