60 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

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Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

Healthy food doesn’t mean sacrificing flavors or satisfaction. Yes! You can cook many healthy yet delicious foods with your Instant Pot!

Here are 60 best healthy Instant Pot recipes tested in Amy + Jacky’s Test Kitchen. This list includes healthy Instant Pot chicken recipes, easy healthy instant pot recipes, healthy instant pot meals, and more.

Disclaimer: You may be looking for keto, heart healthy, low fat, low carb, low calorie instant pot recipes, or Instant Pot recipes for weight loss. Always consult a medical professional or qualified healthcare provider for your nutritional needs.

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Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

  • Instant Pot Chicken Breast. Secrets to cooking the most tender, juiciest, and sliceable chicken breast with our “Zero-Minute” Method. Great for making healthy instant pot meals like salads, sandwiches, wraps, and more. One of the most popular healthy Instant Pot chicken recipes!
  • Instant Pot Whole Chicken. You can also use our “Zero-Minute” method for cooking this butter garlic “roast” chicken with healthy pantry ingredients. The dark meat and white meat will come out tender, juicy, and moist. As a bonus, this recipe yields a flavorful chicken broth. One of the top 10 healthy Instant Pot recipes!
  • Instant Pot Chicken Tacos. These finger-licking Chicken Tacos with refreshing homemade salsa are tasty to eat. A family-favorite healthy dinner recipe.
  • Instant Pot Lemon Chicken. Inspired by my dad’s restaurant with our healthy yet tasty twists. Tender juicy chicken with zesty honey lemon garlic glaze. Quick and easy kid-friendly chicken dinner. When Life gives you a lemon, make Amy + Jacky’s Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken!

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  • Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore. Classic Italian chicken dinner crafted with healthy ingredients. Tender juicy chicken with a bold tangy-umami punch.
  • Instant Pot Shredded Chicken. One of the problems with cooking chicken in Instant Pot is it’s easy to overcook or dry them out. So we crafted and tested this quick & easy shredded chicken method to make sure they come out tender, juicy, and flavorful. Add this to your collection of healthy Instant Pot chicken recipes. You can use it for cheap, healthy instant pot meal prep like tacos, salads, wraps, soups, and more.
  • Instant Pot Chili Verde. Mexican Chili Verde made with homemade Roasted Green Chile Sauce. Juicy tender chicken infused in a tangy-hot-umami burst of deliciousness that lingers on your tastebuds.
  • Instant Pot Chicken Piccata. Easy healthy Italian chicken dinner. Tender juicy chicken with tangy buttery lemony piccata sauce.
  • Instant Pot White Cut Chicken (白切雞). Classic Cantonese poached chicken with ginger scallion sauce. Easy to cook with 5 real, whole food ingredients and ready in an hour.

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Healthy Instant Pot Meals

These healthy Instant Pot meals are mostly easy one pot meals that include delicious chicken and rice, noodle soups, congee, and soups.

  • Instant Pot Hainanese Chicken Rice. Singaporean Hainanese Chicken Rice is a classic healthy chicken and rice meal. One of the most popular healthy Instant Pot meals you can make in an hour. Which includes a homey chicken soup and 3 tasty dipping sauces.
  • Instant Pot Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup). Tender beef, al dente noodles, and fresh aromatic herbs in a beefy broth packed with a rich complex depth of flavors. Nourishing healthy comfort food.
  • Instant Pot Chicken and Rice. It can be tricky to cook Chicken and Rice in Instant Pot without triggering the “burn” error. After testing different methods and liquid ratios, we developed an easy yet reliable way without using the PIP method.
  • Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup. Easy to make creamy Chicken Wild Rice Soup with simple, healthy, and fresh ingredients. Packed with layers of flavors, satisfying textures, and nourishing nutrients.

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  • Instant Pot Chicken Congee. Chicken congee (jook or rice porridge) is the ultimate soul-soothing comfort food. It’s an easy, heartwarming, healthy meal. A warm bowl of congee lifts you up during cold weather or when you’re feeling unwell. One of the readers’ favorite easy healthy Instant Pot recipes!
  • Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup. Make nourishing chicken noodle soup with a few simple whole food ingredients from your pantry. True to the classics with no extra sauces.
  • Instant Pot Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup). This fragrant and comforting noodle soup warms your heart and fuels you up. Add this to your collection of healthy Instant Pot chicken recipes.
  • Instant Pot Minced Beef Congee. Add this Beef Congee with Spinach to your collection of healthy instant pot ground beef recipes! Easy to eat, nutritious, and comforting. All you need is a few pantry ingredients.
  • Instant Pot Chicken Soup. Jazzy Chicken Soup made with a few healthy ingredients yet jazzed up with flavor boosters. It’s more than chilly-night comfort food.

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Easy Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

These easy healthy Instant Pot recipes are quick and easy to cook. Using less than 10 pantry ingredients, minimal effort, and minimal tools.

  • Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs. We conducted many eggsperiments to craft 2 easy ways to make perfect hard boiled eggs in Instant Pot. Choose between the High Pressure method or Low Pressure method. Plus, they’re so easy to peel!
  • Instant Pot Pork Loin. Secrets to cooking tender juicy Pork Loin with gravy. Easy to make using a few simple pantry ingredients.
  • Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin. Easy flavorful weeknight dinner made with a few healthy pantry ingredients. Done in one pot including the tasty gravy!
  • Instant Pot Shrimp. 4 ingredients + 5 minutes = Toasted Garlic-Butter Shrimp. Such rewarding flavors with minimal effort.

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  • Chinese Steamed Eggs (蒸水蛋). If you haven’t tried this Chinese Savory Egg Custard, you’re missing out! Enjoy how the silky smooth eggs melt in your mouth.
  • Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats. We conducted 6+ tests to find the best way to make perfect creamy steel cut oats in Instant Pot. One of the easiest healthy pressure cooker recipes. You don’t have to stand by the stove and babysit the pot. You can make ahead or set it the night before.
    • Instant Pot Oatmeal. Easy to make this heart-healthy Instant Pot recipe. The creamy apple cinnamon oatmeal is a tasty and nourishing way to start the morning.
  • Instant Pot Applesauce. 6 ingredients to make this easy applesauce. Sweet, warm, cinnamon-spiced homemade applesauce as a side, snack, or dessert.
    • Instant Pot Apple Butter. Homemade apple butter with no added sugar. Use it as a spread, flavoring, filling on toast, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, yogurt, and more.
  • Korean Sauna Eggs. They’re a popular Korean snack. We did 6+ experiments to find the best method to make these deeply roasted nutty eggs with a rich and creamier yolk.
  • Instant Pot Egg Loaf. You’ll love this Genius Hard Boiled Egg Hack! It’s an easier and faster way to make Hard Boiled Eggs for salads, sandwiches, dips, and more. No ice bath, No peeling. Crack, Cook, Chop.


Rice, Beans, Legumes Recipes

  • Instant Pot Hummus. Make luxurious creamy smooth hummus with simple, real, healthy ingredients. Rich, hearty, and flavorful hummus makes a tasty yet healthy party appetizer dip or spread. Add this to your collection of the best healthy Instant Pot recipes!
  • Instant Pot Brown Rice. Perfect brown rice ready in 20 minutes. Set it and forget it, no need to tend the pot. No more uncooked, burnt, or mushy long grain brown rice.
  • Instant Pot Black Beans. Flavorful creamy black beans you can serve on the side or add to tacos or burritos. Easy to make healthy pressure cooker recipe with 10 healthy, cheap, pantry ingredients.
  • Instant Pot Quinoa. Tasty, nutty, fluffy supergrain with a slight satisfying bite. You can serve this in place of rice or other side dishes. Or add your favorite toppings to make a simple healthy meal.
  • Instant Pot Chickpeas. Quick easy chickpeas for sides, snacks, salads, or making hummus. Check out the results of our Soak vs. No Soak Dried Chickpeas Experiment.

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  • Instant Pot Refried Beans. We crafted this with dry beans with no soak method. Easy to make with a few healthy, cheap, pantry ingredients. So creamy smooth like hearty thick peanut butter spread with a satisfying mouthfeel.
  • Instant Pot Lentil Curry. Easy to make with long shelf-life pantry ingredients! This creamy, hearty lentil curry is ready in 45 minutes. Cheap, filling, and satisfying vegetarian meal (with vegan options).
  • Instant Pot Soy Milk. 4 easy steps to make fresh pure soy milk with 3 ingredients. This tasty homemade soy milk is silky smooth, clean, vegan, gluten-free, and healthy. No additives, and no added sugar.
  • Instant Pot Wild Rice. You can cook nutritious wild rice in half the time. Tender wild rice with a chew, packed with roasted nutty flavors, plus a sweet aroma. Nutrient-dense, protein-rich, and low fat.

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Vegetable Recipes

  • Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes. We did 8+ tests with different sizes of sweet potatoes. And solved the mysteries of creamy buttery sweet potatoes. No need to peel or chop. So soft that it feels like someone whipped it inside the skin!
  • Instant Pot Cabbage. Tender-Crisp Garlic Buttered Cabbage. Quick & easy way to make tasty, cheap, healthy Instant Pot side dish.
  • Instant Pot Beets. This health-boosting nutrients goldmine is gluten-free, paleo, whole food. This superfood is great for salads, soups, pickled snacks, desserts, puree, or smoothies.
  • Instant Pot Green Beans. One of our favorite sides is this Sautéed Green Beans with stir-fried garlic. Fresh juicy crunch and garlicky umami flavors. Quick and easy yet tasty and healthy.
  • Instant Pot Butternut Squash. Creamy rich butternut squash ready in 20 minutes. Easy way to cook whole butternut squash in Instant Pot. Makes a sweet-savory healthy appetizer or side dish.

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  • Instant Pot Broccoli. Cooking steamed broccoli in Instant Pot helps preserve nutrients.
  • Instant Pot Artichokes. Easy to cook artichokes in 20 minutes. Superfood nutrient powerhouse – high in antioxidants & dietary fiber, with delicious delicate flavors.
  • Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash. Easy to cook spaghetti squash in 15 minutes. Healthy, low carb, gluten free, paleo substitute for pasta.
  • Instant Pot Acorn Squash. Buttery sweet and creamy acorn squash with maple butter glaze. Enjoy this delicious comforting taste of fall.
  • Instant Pot Carrots. Buttery sweet carrots are an easy tasty healthy side dish even the picky eaters enjoy.
  • Instant Pot Cauliflower. Fresh tasty nutritional powerhouse. Low-carb steamed cauliflower is rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

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Soups & Stocks Recipes

These healthy Instant Pot soups are great dinner recipes. Some make healthy instant pot meals, others are great for healthy instant pot meal prep.

  • Instant Pot Tomato Soup. Homemade tomato basil soup made with fresh nutritious tomatoes. Easy to make and freezer-friendly. Great for healthy Instant Pot meal prep.
  • Instant Pot Bone Broth. Enjoy the health benefits of this nutrient-rich bone broth. Super easy, hands-off, cheap way to make bone broth without simmering for hours on the stove. Great for consuming or cooking.
  • Instant Pot Minestrone Soup. This Italian Minestrone Soup is a delicious way to enjoy fresh seasonal vegetables. Easy to make this wholesome soup with healthy pantry ingredients. Filling, refreshing, and budget-friendly.
  • Miso Soup. Great way to start a delicious Japanese meal with this light and heartwarming Miso Soup. It’s easy to make in 30 minutes with a few healthy ingredients.
  • Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup. Rich creamy roasted butternut squash soup is feel-good food even picky kids love. Butternut squash is a low-calorie, fiber-rich squash filled with antioxidants and nutrients. Add this to your collection of healthy Instant Pot Recipes!

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Other Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

  • Instant Pot Yogurt. We developed this foolproof Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make Instant Pot Yogurt based on our 12 experiments. This smooth, creamy, and thick yogurt is one of the best healthy Instant Pot recipes!
  • Instant Pot Turkey Breast. We tested wet brining vs. non-brined turkey breasts in Instant Pot. To find out how to make tender, moist, and flavorful turkey breasts.
  • Instant Pot Lamb Shank. Easy to make fork-tender juicy Mediterranean-style Lamb Shank with few simple ingredients.
  • Instant Pot Lamb. Save time by making Lamb Roast and gravy in Instant Pot with minimal effort and simple ingredients. A tasty alternative to the traditional Sunday pot roast.

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