The Instant Pot is a seriously handy kitchen appliance. Soups, steamed veggies, and even baked goods are all game for the Instant Pot. The best part? It’s super fast. Recipes that would normally take a long time are done very quickly, which I love. Everyone knows I’m a lazy cook sometimes.
It’s also very easy to use, even though I was a bit intimidated at first. Any sort of pressure cooking sounds a bit crazy in the standard home kitchen. But, it’s truly a great appliance. I’m excited to share some of my favorite vegan Instant Pot recipes. Let me know in the comments if you try any of them!
1. Vegan Instant Pot Creamy Potato Soup
This cozy soup is creamy, tasty, and really satisfying. You may even have all the ingredients you need on hand! Creamy potatoes paired with savory herbs make this soup a favorite in our household. It’s also very easy to make.
2. Instant Pot Rice And Beans
Easy to prepare and wallet-friendly, this rice and beans meal is a filling, feel-good dish you’ll want to make again and again. The protein comes from hearty beans, making this appropriate as a side or a main. For the kick, we introduce a blend of spices – chili powder, ground cumin, and garlic powder, all of which bring a subtle heat and depth of flavor.
3. Lentil Sloppy Joes
Who doesn’t love sloppy Joe’s? And yes, you can have them in vegan form. These bring me right back to childhood, only with a vegan twist. You can make these in your Instant Pot or your slow cooker. I like using Hawaiian buns for these, but you can use any soft rolls or burger buns you have.
4. The BEST Instant Pot Vegetable Stew
I’m a big fan of stews and soups, especially when they can made in the Instant Pot. This recipe uses so many veggies, making it super hearty and packed with nutrition. It’s also completely vegan and gluten-free. If you’re a fan of meal-prepping, you’ll want to add this recipe into your rotation.
5. Veggie Cauliflower Tikka Masala
Ready in only 30-minutes, you can have this restaurant quality meal on your table in no time. If you’re interested in mixing up your dinner routine with some unique flavors, give this Tikka Masala recipe a shot. It’s full of tasty veggies to keep you feeling satisfied.
6. Best Instant Pot Hummus Recipe
I bet you didn’t know you could make hummus in the Instant Pot. Yep, and homemade hummus is so much better than store-bought! This chickpea hummus is incredibly easy to make, and its quite versatile if you want to make any variations of it as well.
7. Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower (vegan)
I know mashed cauliflower is not a true replacement for mashed potatoes, but it is pretty darn close. Next time you’re looking for something to serve alongside your veggie burgers, try this Instant Pot recipe. It’s an easy side dish, and so creamy that you non-vegan friends won’t even question it.
8. Instant Pot Potatoes and Carrots
Another Instant Pot side dish that is light and simple. You can never have enough veggies, right? This simple dish is the perfect side for any vegan meal. And, it takes very little effort to throw together.
9. Instant Pot Cauliflower Cream
What is cauliflower cream? Well, it’s magic is what it is! Cauliflower cream can be used in place of heavy cream when making recipes vegan. Whether you’re making mac and cheese or savory casserole, try incorporating a bit of this magic sauce into your recipe.
10. Healthy And Simple Instant Pot Barley
You really can’t go wrong with barley when it comes to satisfying side dishes. And, it’s very easy to whip up in the instant pot. I like to flavor it with various spices when it’s done cooking. Packed with protein and fiber, this is a good one to have on the meal-prep rotation as well!
11. Instant Pot Chickpea Pasta – Easy One Pot Meal
I always rave about one-pot meals, especially when they’re super budget friendly and easy to throw together. This chickpea pasta is ready in just a few minutes when made in your Instant Pot. Its the perfect satisfying weeknight meal.
12. Vegan Instant Pot Tomato Soup
Tomato soup is truly one of my favorite dishes. In the cold winter months, I love making tomato soup for dinner alongside a sandwich. It’s incredibly warming and comforting! This vegan tomato soup is made in the Instant Pot, so there is no need to fuss about time. Its a great option for winter, and it takes only 30 minutes!
13. Perfect Instant Pot Brown Jasmine Rice
If you’ve never made rice in your Instant Pot before, you’re missing out! It’s so much easier than making it on the stove stop. This is a great “essential rice” recipe, and perfect when you need a simple side dish.
14. Vegan Lentil Cauliflower Curry
This easy vegan curry is flavorful, filling, and super tasty. It uses the pre-steamed lentils from Trader Joe’s, making it a fool-proof vegan meal that whips up in no time. You can also use dried lentils instead of pre-steamed! Whichever you choose, your mouth will be watering for this one.
15. Easy Carrot And Lentil Soup
This cozy soup is like a hug in a bowl, folks! It’s all about hearty carrots and wholesome red lentils, jazzed up with a mix of spices – think cumin, paprika, and turmeric, with just a sprinkle of red pepper flakes. The ginger and garlic add a peppy kick and the coconut milk makes it creamy and luscious.