20 Instant Pot Recipes to Beat the Heat

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Is it hot where you are? It is 107 degrees here in Arizona today and the last thing that I want to do is turn on the oven! Last year I grilled as much food as possible, like Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Bowls and Grilled Pizza Margherita. This year I am taking a different approach, I am using my Instant Pot to keep me indoors!! Since you may be in the same boat oven where you live, I have put together 20 Instant Pot Recipes to Beat the Heat…..

20 instant pot recipes to beat the heat graphic with white background and four circles showing teriyaki chicken, whole roast chicken, oreo cheesecake and kalua pork.

So give your oven the summer off!

 20 Instant Pot Recipes to Beat the Heat

This delicious Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal is a perfectly simple way to start the day…..

This Instant Pot® Steel Cut Oatmeal is super easy to make and turns out perfectly every time | cookingwithcurls.com

Have a few extra minutes, you MUST try Classic Eggs Benedict made with Instant Pot Poached Eggs…..

Instant Pot Poached Eggs in 2, 3, 4, or 5 minutes | cookingwithcurls.com

Or maybe this delicious Instant Pot Mexican Breakfast Casserole is the perfect way to start your day…..

and Instant Pot Steamed Asparagus {paleo/W30}, which is also a quick and easy vegetable with dinner…..

Instant Pot Steamed Asparagus | cookingwithcurls.com

This Mexican Style Shredded Beef {paleo/W30} is the perfect filling for tacos and burritos…..

This Mexican Style Shredded Beef {Instant Pot} is the perfect filling for tacos and burritos | cookingwithcurls.com

If you’re in the mood for chicken, then give this Instant Pot Salsa Verde Shredded Chicken {paleo/W30} a try…..

This Instant Pot Salsa Verde Shredded Chicken is versatile enough to be used as a filling for burritos, and as a topping for salads | cookingwithcurls.com

or this Instant Pot Adobo Chicken {paleo/W30}…..

Instant Pot Adobo Chicken | cookingwithcurls.com

This Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken is better than take-out, and you don’t have to leave the house…..

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken | cookingwithcurls.com

The most re-pinned recipe on Pinterest, and one of the most popular recipes right here on the blog is…..Instant Pot Faux-tisserie Chicken!! It is delicious for dinner, and perfect for leftovers to use in salads and sandwiches {paleo/W30}…..

Your family is going to love this Instant Pot Faux-tisserie Chicken just as much as the ones you buy in the store, but you get to control the ingredients | cookingwithcurls.com

Any pork lovers in the house? How about some Instant Pot Pork Carnitas {paleo/W30}…..

This Instant Pot Pork Carnitas will make Taco Tuesday much easier | cookingwithcurls.com

Instant Pot Ancho-Orange Pulled Pork {paleo/W30}…..

Instant Pot Ancho-Orange Pulled Pork | cookingwithcurls.com

or this amazing Instant Pot Kalua Pork {paleo/W30} served with Cauliflower Rice {paleo/W30} Steamed Rice and Hawiian Potato Salad…Yes please!!

Instant Pot Kalua Pork bento lunch with sticky rice, Hawaiian potato salad and poke | cookingwithcurls.com

While we are on the subject of pork, these Instant Pot Barbecue Ribs have become my newest obsession!! Just throw them on the grill to get some caramelized char on them and you will become your family’s hero…am I reaching here? I don’t think so…..

These Instant Pot Barbecue Ribs are ready in minutes, not hours for a delicious meal any night of the week | cookingwithcurls.com

Serve them up with some Instant Pot Bacon Potato Salad….seriously, hero in the making here 😉

This Instant Pot Bacon Potato Salad will be a hit at all of this summer's potlucks and barbecues | cookingwithcurls.com

This Simple Pot Roast with Carrots and Squash is on the heavier side for a summer meal, but it makes excellent sandwiches…..

pot roast surrounded by carrots and squash in a white bowl

In fact, this would be easy to turn into Barbecue Beef Sandwiches…just skip the carrots, celery, and squash….add barbecue sauce and at least 1/2 of water or broth to the bottom. I will have to give that a try this week!! Update: I gave it a try, and here is the recipe for Barbecue Beef Sandwiches…they are amazing!!

barbecue beef sandwich with melted cheese and potato chips on the side

How about some insanely simple to make and peel, Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs for Egg Salad Sandwiches…..

Delicious Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs that are ready in minutes and easy to peel | cookingwithcurls.com

That brings us to 16 recipes, but I wanted 20 so I searched Pinterest and came up with some Instant Pot recipes that I would like to try this summer…..

This Orange Chicken from Kelly at Life Made Sweeter can be made in an Instant Pot or a Slow Cooker, and it looks delicious!!

looking down on a bowl of orange chicken topped white rice with chopsticks on the edge and orange slices in the background.

This Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake from My Baking Addiction looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! I would even risk eating dairy to try it! 😉

a slice of oreo cheesecake drizzled with chocolate sauce on a white plate with a cup of coffee and the whole cheesecake in the background.

Hello breakfast, lunch, and possibly dinner! Check out this Berries and Cream Breakfast Cake from Pressure Cooking Today…..

a slice of berries and cream breakfast cake cut out of the whole cake with a bowl of berries in the background.

While you’re there, check out Barbara’s Best Pressure Cooker Rice Pudding…..

two small glasses of rice pudding topped with whipped cream surrounded by cinnamon stick, a grater and a bag of whipped cream in a glass jar.

But wait, there’s more!! I have made MANY more Instant Pot recipes since last summer and you can find them all on my Instant Pot Recipes page!


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