The Instant Pot has several functions and features, but the main reason I purchased one was so that I can have dinner on the table in a jiffy. And when I say in a jiffy, I mean in a jiffy – like in a snap. I seriously don’t have time to cook these days.
So, I decided to scour the internet for quick instant pot recipes. Like 20 minutes or less recipes. And I’m not talking cooked in 20 minutes, I’m talking 20 minutes from start to finish – prep and cook time included.
So, if you are in a crazy busy season like me and need to get dinner on the table quick (and you own an instant pot or pressure cooker), hopefully you can add some of these recipes to your dinner arsenal.
Here are 28 Instant Pot Recipes Ready in 20 Minutes or Less….
Shrimp Scampi from Crayons & Cravings
If you love shrimp scampi but don’t love how long it typically takes, this is the PERFECT dinner recipe for you. With a few easy ingredients, 10 minutes of prep, and 2 minutes of cooking – you’ll have a delicious dinner on the table in no time!
Healthy Chocolate Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats from A Virtual Vegan
Get a hearty breakfast ready for your family in no time! Bonus points for how healthy this recipe is all while being the perfect fit for a delicious breakfast to start the day.
Stuffed Cabbage Casserole from The Typical Mom
With this easy take on stuffed cabbage, you’re sure to have dinner done in no time. Is there anything better than comfort food that only takes 15 minutes to make?!
Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe from Craft Create Cook
If you’re in the mood for a good beef stew, you’ll love this quick meal. Hearty, simple, and delicious – perfect for us busy moms.
Salsa Verde Chicken from A Fork’s Tale
Salsa verde chicken is PERFECT for meal prepping the week ahead! Batch cook this quickly on Sunday and add it to your meals throughout the week. Talk about easy!
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings from Southern Family Lifestyle
This Instant Pot chicken and dumplings recipe is a great way to prepare a hearty family meal in under 20 minutes. You’ll be running to this super fast classic again and again!
Chicken Florentine from Extremely Good Parenting
This delicious Instant Pot chicken Florentine may sound complicated, but all you need are a few ingredients, spices, and 20 minutes to enjoy a delicious family meal at lightening speed!
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches from Recipe This
Another classic that normally takes hours to prepare is done in under 20 minutes thanks to the instant pot! With only 3 minutes of prep and 10 minutes of cooking, you’ll have this ready on the table in record time to enjoy.
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Buttery Lemon Chicken from Mama Instincts
This protein-packed recipe makes the perfect dinner for your family. Simply throw it on some cooked pasta, grab some dinner rolls, and sit down for a tasty (and fast!) meal.
Sweet Potato Chili from Living Sweet Moments
A fun twist on a southern staple makes for the best dinners! In only 20 minutes, you’ll have this delicious vegan meal ready on the table.
Sour Cream & Sriracha Deviled Eggs from Raia’s Recipes
Looking for a protein-packed snack or side dish that’s super easy? These deviled eggs are so delicious and sure to become one of your go-to recipes with how quick it is to make.
Chicken Vegetable Soup from Eating on a Dime
Chicken vegetable soup is a great option for dinner in the winter. With just a few key ingredients, 10 minutes of prep, and 10 minutes of cooking – you’ll have a filling meal everyone will love.
Instant Pot Mashed Potato Recipe from Recipes from a Pantry
Mashed potatoes can be such a pain, can’t they? This recipe makes the process SO EASY! Cook the potatoes in the instant pot, mash them, and serve. It can’t be any easier than that.
Low Carb Taco Soup with Cream Cheese from Low Carb Yum
This delicious low carb taco soup with cream cheese is a tasty Instant Pot meal that you can make in only 15 minutes. Such a delicious meal that is very family-friendly without the hard work on your end!
Instant Pot Pasta Carbonara from Adventures of a Nurse
A take on an Italian favorite, this pasta dish is not only filling and delicious. With prep and cook time totaling at only 15 minutes, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner!
Salmon with Chili Lime Sauce from Savory Tooth
Who thought you could make SALMON in an instant pot?! It’s not only quick but the mouth-watering flavor of the salmon is sure to have your taste buds quite happy.
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Chicken Taco Bowls from Wondermom Wannabe
For a filling dinner recipe everyone will love, these chicken taco bowls take the cake. Simply dump your ingredients in, cook, shred the chicken, and serve – all in under 20 minutes.
Honey Sesame Chicken from Thrifty Jinxy
All it takes to make this delicious recipe is 3 pounds of chicken and a few simple ingredients. Toss it on a bed of rice for a tasty weeknight dinner!
Egg Rolls in a Bowl from Gluten Free Pressure Cooker
If you love egg rolls, you’ll love this easy recipe that is sure to fill your family! It’s made with pork, vegetables, and a few spices that make this dish amazing. You’ll have dinner served in only 17 minutes!
Instant Pot Mac & Cheese from The Classy Chapter
Perfect for the nights when you feel like giving up – this mac and cheese is sure to be a hit. With only 5 minutes of prep, the instant pot does all the hard work for you!
Pasta with Sausage and Spinach from Living Sweet Moments
This delicious take on the classic Spaghetti meal is sure to be one to save. It’s as simple as tossing some ingredients into the pot and walking away. In 20 minutes, you’ll have a meal ready to serve.
Chicken Cordon Blue Casserole from Adventures of a Nurse
Can you really make something so delicious so quickly?! You sure can. In only 10 minutes, you’ll have a hearty meal fit for the whole family.
Tamarind Chicken from Rebooted Mom
If you’re looking for an easy recipe that ends with your kids begging you to make it week after week, you’ve hit the jackpot. With only 5 minutes of prep, you’ll love how easy this dish is to make.
Cheeseburger Macaroni & Cheese from Recipe This
In 13 minutes, you can have a hearty meal that everyone will love. Cheeseburger mac and cheese is a family favorite in this house and I LOVE that it can be made in the instant pot!
Instant Pot Chili Mac Recipe from The Typical Mom
In 15 short minutes, you and your family can enjoy this goulash-style Instant Pot chili mac recipe. All you have to do is prep your ingredients, set up your instant pot, and devour!
Easy One Pot Enchilada Pasta from Instant Pot Recipes
This easy, one pot Instant Pot enchilada pasta is sure to become a requested family treat. In only 15 minutes, you’ll have an easy dish that pairs nicely with dinner rolls.
Zucchini & Tomato Soup from The Classy Chapter
This zucchini and tomato soup Instant Pot meal is not only delicious, it’s also made with only 5 minutes of prep. In just 15 minutes, you have a healthy soup for everyone to enjoy.
Sloppy Joes from I Don’t Have Time for That
An Instant Pot take on a fan-favorite meal, this sloppy joe recipe is tangy and satisfying. In under 20 minutes, you’ll have the best sloppy joes you’ve ever had in record time.
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Katie Crenshaw says
What a great roundup! I love, love my Instant Pot. I can’t wait to try some of these recipes. Thanks for including my Salsa Verde Chicken recipe! xoxo
Kim Beaulieu says
They all look so good. I love using my instant pot during the week.
What a nice selection of recipes and very handy to save this link!