Make use of your favorite pressure cooker with our hand-selected list of the best vegan Instant Pot recipes! From savory bean soup to spicy Indian dishes, quick breakfast ideas and even desserts, these recipes are sure to turn into family favorites.
Do you like cooking your own beans from scratch? Prepare healthy stews or chilis in larger batches so you can feed a crowd or store lots of leftovers in the fridge for quick dinners?
From saving you time, money and sanity thanks to its hands-off cooking function, timer and large volume, to reducing waste and so much more, the Instant Pot is loved by many — for good reason.
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Make use of your dried goods and fresh veggies by choosing from our selection of vegan Instant Pot recipes for the whole family!
If you’re looking for a flavorful Indian dinner but cannot be bothered to go out, this is for you. Restaurant-style, irresistible, healthified and way less complicated than it sounds.
For simplicity or depending on taste preferences, you could even skip the marinated tofu! The quinoa biryani with caramelized onions on its own tastes fantastic, especially with a nice dollop of plant-based yogurt to temper the Indian spices.
If you’re ever over oats for breakfast (we’re still not after many years!), a creamy quinoa porridge might call your name. This plant-based recipe is made with a can of coconut milk which you can swap for any plant-based milk if you’d like a lighter version.
Super customizable as you can add whatever toppings you have on hand after cooking it — think fruit, nuts, seeds, cacao nibs, or granola.
This tasty soup is fully plant-based, gluten-free and couldn’t be easier to make! Perfect for a creamy hearty meal during the week, it tastes fantastic and is rich in nutrients. Great for batch cooking and reheating!
If there’s a hit list of the most crowd-pleasing plant-based dinners, then chili mac will definitely be in the top three!
You can choose between an extra rich, omnivore-friendly version using store-bought vegan "beef" or lighten it up with crumbled tofu for a whole-food version. Everyone will love this savory, flavorful dish topped with some vegan cheese!
It’s got the flavor of enchiladas, but it’s also not enchiladas – still, a quick and comforting version that’s ready in just 25 minutes. Top with some chopped corn tortillas and a few shreds of vegan cheese if you like.
This delicious vegan lasagna soup is made with red lentils, lasagna noodles, lots of veggies and basil. It’s a one-pot weekday meal that can even be made gluten-free and is sure to be a true hit with the whole family!
Calling all simple meal lovers! This quinoa burrito bowl only requires 8 basic staple ingredients and can be thrown together in just 5 minutes (plus the 20 minutes of hands-off cooking by your Instant Pot).
It’s loaded with fiber and protein, perfect for meal prepping as it can be prepared in larger quantities and enjoyed cold for your next lunches!
This traditional American meal can so easily be made plant-based, it’s ridiculous.
The perfect dish to serve to meat-lovers thanks to lots of savory flavors and chewy protein-packed lentils if you want to cook for both vegans and non-vegans! We love that these sloppy joes are mainly just made from everyday pantry staples.
Ready for some delicious sugar-free apple butter made in the Instant Pot? Perfect to spread on toast, pancakes and more, this apple butter is thick and naturally sweet — plus, it pairs super well with peanut butter.
Yes, you read that right! Walnut and pumpkin in a delicious, comforting and nutrient-dense chili.
The goodness doesn’t stop here: red lentils, black beans, bulgur and bell peppers, topped with avocado… running to the kitchen yet? This is going to taste so hearty and meaty, the whole family will be on board.
This creamy goodness isn’t just 100% plant-based but also done in 20 minutes or less. Say what? The alfredo sauce even features some super healthy cauliflower and a whole lot of garlic for the “yum” factor.
Instead of the buttery, rich animal-based version you might be used to, this is a delightful dinner option that doesn’t weigh you down. Serve over fettuccine and be sure not to lick the whole blender jar empty before mealtime.
Risotto doesn’t have to take forever! This creamy plant-based Instant Pot version perfectly exemplifies that: loaded with mushrooms and flavored with a creamy white wine sauce, you just need to sautée some of the ingredients for a few minutes before adding the rest and pressure cooking your risotto for 6 minutes.
Just got an Instant Pot or new to a vegan diet? Here are the best beginner recipes you can make in your pressure cooker from oatmeal to Mexican rice and beans! For more simple recipes & tips, grab our free Instant Pot Guidebook.
Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.