Do you own an Instant Pot? I’m still on the fence about whether or not to get one. As much as I hear my friends raving about them, I’m sure it won’t be long before I break down and give it a try.
I’ve also seen some pretty delicious looking meals people have made with their Instant Pot, so I decided to ask around and look around for recipes that would be good for an Instant Pot newbie.
I’m going to tuck these away for later because I’m pretty sure there will be an Instant Pot in my future.
If you recently got an Instant Pot or are thinking of getting one, consider some of the recipes below to get your feet wet.
Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce from The Typical Mom
Perfect place to start is with a classic recipe like spaghetti, right? This recipe looks SO EASY as you just cook the meat, throw in everything else, and walk away. Perfect for beginners like me! Definitely saving this one for later.
Mongolian Chicken from Peas and Peonies
Flavorful Mongolian chicken for dinner? Yes PLEASE! Get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes with this recipe. (I love how detailed this recipe is too – great for those just getting started with an instant pot!)
Asian Sesame Chicken from Living Sweet Moments
Sesame chicken is ready to serve in under 5 MINUTES with this recipe! I love quick recipes, especially ones as delicious as this. This would be great for busy nights when you need dinner done fast.
Apple BBQ Ribs from Aileen Cooks
BBQ food is a popular one in our house so I am definitely eyeing this for dinner once I have an instant pot! Super simple with not much prep at all. And RIBS done in under an hour?! Yes please.
Beef Stroganoff from Bacon is Magic
This recipe looks so mouth-watering! It’s such a classic that our family loves so an easy recipe in the instant pot like this one is definitely on our radar!
Hawaiian Chicken from Pink When
Pineapple and barbecue sauce make for an incredible combo, don’t you think? This recipe is pretty close to a dump recipe as it only includes 3 ingredients. Talk about easy!
BBQ Pork Chops from Must Have Mom
If you’re not a fan of pineapple, this is another delicious recipe to try with me. BBQ pork chops make a perfect dinner idea! Add some potatoes to the dish and you’ll be set!
Chicken and Dumplings from Southern Family Lifestyle
It’s amazing that chicken and dumplings can be made in only 20 minutes. These are made with canned biscuits so the process is very easy to do! Easy dinner that is as filling as chicken and dumplings? Sounds like a perfect evening! Sounds like a great recipe for leftovers too!
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Chicken Enchilada Casserole from Wondermom Wannabe
While this can be made in the slow cooker, it looks so easy in the instant pot! Only 5 minutes of prep and have it ready to serve in 25 minutes. No fancy cooking skills required either, so that’s always a plus!
Goulash from I Don’t Have Time for That!
I love a good goulash recipe as most do so of course I need this recipe for the instant pot! This is a great recipe when you’re constantly being asked for spaghetti too. All you have to do is brown the meat and set everything to cook. Easy!
Lemon Pepper Chicken with Broccoli & Tomatoes from Reuse Grow Enjoy
You can’t go wrong with chicken and veggies! Whip up this recipe with relative ease and get dinner done in record time. It’s even a great recipe for those on whole30 or the paleo diet.
Meatball Subs from Tips from a Typical Mom
2 ingredients makes this pretty easy! Ultimate comfort food, easy to make, and it is done quickly. Perfect for busy nights or even as a fun lunch idea when the whole family is home.
Macaroni and Cheese from CopyKat Recipes
For those afternoons when you are dreaming of a creamy bowl of mac and cheese – this is perfect. Not to mention how crazy the kids will go for this one! Happy kids and an easy recipe is the best combo.
Salmon with Chili-Lime Sauce from Savory Tooth
If you love a bit more flavor to your dishes, this salmon recipe is heavenly. The flavor is delicious, you can use frozen fish if needed, and it’s done in only 20 minutes!
Honey Sesame Chicken from Thrifty Jinxy
The prep for this recipe is so minimal it makes this the easiest recipe on this list! Mix a few things and let the instant pot do its job. I’m sure this is perfect for those just getting used to the instant pot.
Kalua Pork from Cooking with Curls
Pork that practically falls off the bone is the best. Pack it into a sandwich in the form of an easy recipe and I’m all about it. The flavors of this recipe, the simplicity of it, and the comfort food status makes it the perfect candidate for our house!
Mexican Rice from Ginger Casa
Start easy with this Mexican rice recipe! Go about your evening cooking the main attraction and your rice will cook on the sidelines. What a great way to learn how to use your instant pot!
Shredded Mexican Chicken from Rebooted Mom
Mexican chicken would pair great with Spanish rice, don’t you think? This would be great in a burrito, in a bowl with some other ingredients, or even in a sandwich. You could really stretch this recipe for a variety of uses.
Buffalo Chicken Tacos from Kalyn’s Kitchen
These sure look like they have some kick but it sure looks flavorful! Perfect for those Taco Tuesdays that you need to mix up a bit. Leftovers of these would be pretty tasty too!
Taco Pie from By Pink
We love tacos but have so many of them that sometimes I need to get creative. This recipe looks not only simple, but so tasty! There’s quite a bit of prep but I don’t mind as long as it’s both easy and worth my time. That certainly seems to be the case here!
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Kris B. says
I hope to win one of these.
Melinda Roberts says
I was 23 when I had my first and we have 3 kiddos.
I am not a mom yet, but I just became an aunt at the age of 29!
The recipes look amazing!
Wendy c g says
I became a mom at age 34, I have 6 kiddos.
I have 2 stepkids (plus 2 we love as our own). I became a step mom just over 20 years ago.
Sue D says
I was 23 years old when I had my first child and I have 4 children–all boys.
Robin Billings says
I was 24 when I had my first. I have 2 beautiful kids.
Jo-Ann Brightman says
I was almost 25 years old when I had my first son and I have 2 children.
Linda Szymoniak says
I was 27 when I had the first of my three daughters. Funny, but I had three girls and my sister had three boys. Together we had the Brady Bunch! LOL!
Rachel B says
I became a mom when I was 26 years old. I have 2 kids with one on the way.
I was 24 when I had my first baby. Now I have four kiddos! ?
I was 23 when I had my 1st child who is now turning 15 this week. I have 4 children.
Cheryl Chervitz says
I was only 19 when I had my son, 20 when I had my daughter. Their names are Josh and Krystal.
I was 21 when I had my first and now have 4 on earth.
I was 21 when my first baby was born……..15 years later we now have 9 children
Jenn (One Imperfect Mom) says
Thank you so much for hosting this! I was 27 when I had our first (and only so far).
Mary-Ellen J says
I have 3 children and became a mother at 21.
Amy J says
I was 27 when I had my first, and 28 when I had my second…we have just the two and love that they are close in age! (14 months apart girl/boy)
I was 36 when I had my first and have 3 (all within 25 mths). 🙂 This would be a great addition to our family.
Karen D says
I became a mom exactly 3 weeks before my 23rd birthday. I have 2 sons and 1 daughter
Cristina Mandeville says
I was 28 yrs old when I became a mommy. I have two beautiful daughters.
Suzanne S says
I became a mom at 27. I have a daughter and 2 sons.
Hydrangeas and Harmony says
24 years old, 2 kids
Amy M. from NC says
I was 29 when I became a mom. I now have 3 kids 🙂 I am struggling with healthy meals. This would definitely help on time so I can focus on homeschool and other homemaking areas.
Heart of a Philanthropist Blogger Kim says
I was blessed with my one and only son when I was 32.
I was 35 and I have 3 kids.
I was 22 when I became a mom! We now have 5 beautiful children with another blessing on the way! Thanks for hosting this!
Marsha Powell says
I have 2 children – the first one came along when I was 26 and the next one when I was 27 (1 week before my 28th birthday). Of course, they’re grown now and have given me 7 beautiful grandchildren and 3 adorable great-grandchildren.
I was 33 when I became a mom of my of my one son! 🙂
I have 2 kids and was 25 when my first was born.
Stephanie H. says
I became a mom at the age of 25 and I only have one daughter.
I was 22 and my kids are now 8,6,4,2
Mary Krzyzanowski says
Mom at 26. 9 children.
I had my daughter when I was 21 and my son when I was 24. ?
Candace Galan says
I was 21 when I had my first and now I have 3 boys.
Melinda VanRy says
When my friend mentioned looking for a recipe for pulled pork for her Instant Pot, I wasn’t sure what she was talking about. I had to Google it. Would love to win one! I became a mom at age 28, and have three kids.
I was 28 when we had our first baby! And now we are close to having 6!! Just a couple more months to go. 🙂
I became a mom at 23. I have 3 kids 5 and under here with me and 2 angel babies in heaven.
I was 38 when the first was born, and we now have 3 kids.
Katherine Rhodes says
I was 23 when I became a Mom and I have 4 kids.
I was 35 when I had my first child. Now I have 3.
What a wonderful opportunity!
MARY M says
I had two children. I was 20 when my first child was born.
I was 29 and they are now 12 and 10 years old
wendy browne says
I had my first at 25, second at 27 and my third at almost 45. 😀
Sherry W says
I was 33 when my first son was born and had my 2nd son 15 months after that.
Brooke Church says
I had my first baby when I was 24. I have 5 kids now!
Jolynda Harrell says
I was 21 when I had my first son and 30 when I had my second son. Mom of 2 boys!
26 when I had my 1st and currently expecting our 2nd later this year
Steve Weber says
I have no kids!
No kiddos yet. I do have some precious nieces though!
ellen beck says
I had my daughter the day after my 19th birthday. I have one daughter but care for nieces and nephews.
Dandi D says
I became a mom at 26 and I have 6 children, although some are in heaven.
Adrienne Rollick says
I’m not a mom yet (that I know of…) but I’m hoping if I win to give this to my mom who has wanted one for quite some time.
Lacy v V says
I had my first at 19, and now have 7 children.
I do not have any children! I was never able to carry and suffered 5 miscarriages 🙁 I however have a furbaby that I love very much
Shannon Palmer says
I have one child, a son who is 10.
I became a mom at 23.
Anna L. says
Became a mom at age 33 and I have two kids
Linda Kish says
I was 34 1/2 when I had my son. That was when it was considered old for having your first child. He is now 33. I only had one. I lost two others.
Katt Lewis says
I married very young, have 2 grown daughters, 1 daughter has 6 children the other has a Harley.
Fiona N says
I was 35 year old when I had my little one!
Thank You for the chance!
Stacy J says
I was 18 when I had my first. I now have 2 children.
Jennifer Pellicone says
I became a mom at 35 and have two children.
I became a mom at 30, and have 4 kids ages 16,13,11 and 9
Sandy P says
I had my first baby at age 21. At age 29 I had my fourth baby. 3 boys and 1 girl that are my everything.
I became a mom when I was 26 and now have 3 kiddos!
Ellen Olson says
I had my first daughter when I was 18, and my second daughter at 19. My mother had 11 children and as the second oldest, I always wanted to have a family of my own. I know that I was quite young, but at least in my older years, my children are grown. Although I had hoped for a big family like the one I grew up with, I only had two beautiful daughters. I would not change a moment of my decision in starting a family young.
Charley F says
27 and 3 – thank you!
Cindy Whitsitt says
I had my 1st at 30, a beautiful young lady now 24, then 5 yrs passed 2 miscarriages, and finally at 37 a bouncing baby boy who is now 17. He eats enough for the ones that are not.
Meghan Kovachevich says
I had just turned 23 when I met my husband period I became a stepmother right away Although I love her like she’s my own. I had my first biological child the month before I turned 24. I am now 30 and we have 3 kids.
Rebecca Besherse says
I was a few weeks short of 36 years old when my now-12-year-old only child was born My husband has a 22-year-old from a previous marriage.
I was 25 when I became a mom. At 29, I had my second and 31 with my third. I was 36 when I had my fourth child.
I was 23 and have 3 kids.
Jodi W says
I had my oldest 2 days after i turned 22, my 2nd born month before i turned 23 and the youngest i had 5 months before i turned 25.
Yvonne W says
Older mom, here….I was 32 when my beautiful daughter made me a mom!
Sarah Mayer says
I became a mom very young!! I have 2 kids in their 20s.
Gina Underwood says
I was 32 when I was blessed with my only child, a son!
Dana Lambert says
I was 21 and I now have 4 kids. 🙂
Anna Krug says
I became a mom 33 years ago, just before my 26 th birthday. I got one of those cool pots for that grown daughter as a Christmas gift, and now I’m curious to own one myself. (I have 3 other kids).
Kunthea Jairam says
I was 28 years old when I became a mom. I am now the mom of 4 kids that are 8, 5, 3, and 1. I’ve heard a lot about the instant pot but didn’t purchase one when just about everyone I knew bought one during Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Interested in trying one out for the first time.
I adopted my first at 25, and gave birth the first time at 33. We have six wonderful kids, 12 grands and 3 great-grands.
Dianne Rose says
I was 37 when I had my first of three and 42.5 when I had my last. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!
Tammy Jones says
I was 29 when i had my first baby. We now have 3. 🙂
I was 19 when I had my first child. I have nine children, 7 boys and 2 girls.
I first became a Mom when I was 28 years old. We now have 6 children!
Wendy Forbes says
We don’t have any children yet.
Stepheny Seabolt says
I became a mom when I was 24. I have three kids.
Zella Mckheen says
32, no children…. so good luck to all.
Theresa A. says
I became a mom at age 19 and have 3 kids.
Jarah Harris says
I became pregnant with my first while 20 but had my birthday right around halfway and gave birth at 21. Now I have three littles: 4.5yo, 21m, and 3m.
I was 23 and have 2 girls.
I had cancer at a young age so we adopted our precious little girl when I turned 37..She is a happy healthy 10 year old:)
I was 21 when I became a mom. I have had 3 daughters.
Janna Olson says
I was 31 when I became a mother and I have 6 kids here on earth and 3 in heaven.
Eliz R says
26 years old. 2 kids so far!
Lise Ode says
I’m always looking for instant pot recipes. These are great. Thank you for sharing!