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.

For even more delicious pressure cooker recipes, check out the Instant Pot Recipes page.

20 Instant Pot Recipes 25 Chinese Recipes collage with images of BBQ ribs, BBQ beef sandwich, egg bites, and whole chicken with title graphic across the bottom.

So give your oven the summer off!

 20 Instant Pot Recipes to Beat the Heat

Breakfast Recipes

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

Steel Cut Oatmeal in a small bowl topped with dried cranberries and chopped pecans.

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

Instant Pot Poached Eggs cooked in 2, 3, 4, or 5 minutes.

Instant Pot Mexican Breakfast Casserole is another delicious way to start your day.

Mexican Breakfast Casserole loaded with eggs, sausage, peppers and hash browns in a glass bowl.

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

A small serving platter filled with steamed asparagus spears.

Bonus recipe – Instant Pot Denver Omelet Egg Bites make a delicious, protein-packed meal on-the-go.

Seven Instant Pot Denver Omelet Egg Bites on a plate topped with chopped parsley.

Main Course Recipes

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

A bowl of Mexican shredded beef topped with chopped cilantro.

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

A bowl filled with Salsa Verde Shredded Chicken.

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

A bowl with Adobo Chicken with tomatoes and chopped green onions.

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

A bowl with Teriyaki Chicken mixed with broccoli, red peppers, and sesame seeds.

Bonus recipes #2 – Chicken Taco Bowls with chicken breasts, rice, black beans, corn, salsa, and plenty of spices.

Chicken Taco Bowls with rice, black beans, and corn topped with sour cream, avocado chunks, and chopped cilantro.

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}.

a close-up image of a cooked whole chicken on a wooden cutting board.

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

Pork Carnitas in a serving bowl topped with chopped cilantro.

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

Instant Pot Ancho-Orange Pulled Pork in a serving bowl.

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 on a square plate.

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.

Barbecue Ribs topped with extra sauce with a loaded baked potato on the side.

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

Bacon Potato Salad sprinkled with chopped bacon in a serving bowl.

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.

Hard Boiled Eggs on a board, some cut some whole surrounded by broken egg shells.

That brings us to 16 20 recipes, but I wanted to add some Instant Pot desserts to the list. I checked out some of my friends pages and picked some delicious options to try this summer!

Dessert Recipes

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 (80 and counting) on my Instant Pot Recipes page!


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