It took us a minute to jump on the Instant Pot bandwagon. After Marie Kondo-ing our kitchens we were hesitant about buying new appliances — but the Instant Pot has definitely qualified itself as a worthwhile investment. When it comes to making healthy meals with minimal time and effort there’s nothing like pressure cooking to get the job done.
The Instant Pot isn’t just for heavy meals for carnivores – we’ve gathered our top picks for vegan Instant Pot recipes from Pinterest (where else?) and think these gems will start you on the right track.
Each of these vegan recipes make for one of the simplest dinners you’ll ever prep. Simply toss some veggies and spices into the Instant Pot, turn up the pressure and enjoy just a few minutes later. Whether you’re all-out vegan or just trying to get more meatless meals into your repertoire, these vegan Instant Pot recipes are about to shake up your weeknights in the best way…
Carrot Cake Oatmeal | Is there any luxury greater than waking up to a fresh and fulfilling breakfast that’s already prepped when you wake up? This cozy oatmeal recipe from plant-based food blogger, Well Vegan, takes on the flavor profile of carrot cake while providing the nutrition of fiber-rich oats. Read More
Mushroom Ramen | Full of bold umami flavor yet totally vegan-friendly, this Instant Pot ramen recipe is the ultimate cure for when you’re craving coziness. All you need to do is dump a handful of ingredients (that you probably already have) into the pot and press start. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have a perfectly cooked bowl of plant-based ramen. Read More
Pumpkin Walnut Chili | This rich plant-based chili comes from the blog Pinch of Yum, which is packed with healthy weeknight-friendly recipes we love. Chopped walnuts, fiber-packed pumpkin, and protein-loaded lentils and black beans give this recipe the body of a traditional chili without the use of any animal products. All it takes is 30-minutes to prep, start-to-finish. Read More
French Lentil Soup | This classic recipe is always delicious but made instantly better by the fact that it only takes 12-minutes to cook. It’s warm, filling and flavorful — the ideal meal to prep at the beginning of the week and enjoy for days to follow. Read More
Bulgogi Mushroom Lettuce Wraps | This drool-worthy recipe from The Edgy Veg’s blog is a quick and creative spin on a traditional Korean dish. Bulgogi is typically made with thinly sliced soy and sugar marinated beef or pork, grilled on a barbecue or on a stove-top griddle. Marinated mushrooms work well as a meaty substitution, soaking in all the bold flavor of the gluten-free marinade. Read More
Cauliflower Tikka Masala | Chicken tikka masala is everyone’s favorite Indian dish — the creamy spiced tomato sauce is just impossible to resist (especially with a side of naan to soak it all up). In this cleaned up variation, cauliflower replaces chicken and non-dairy cashew cream replaces milk. We love how the flavors fold together, and how the whole recipe only takes 30-minutes from initial prep through your first bite. Read More
Okra Cauliflower Gumbo | Traditional Southern food doesn’t usually have a reputation for being quick or clean, but this vegan gumbo is both. Coming from gluten-free food blod, Cotter Crunch, this lentil-based dish is rich in plant-protein, fiber, folate and iron. Dump everything into your Instant Pot, cook for 12-minutes and enjoy on its own or with a side of whole grains. Read More
Turmeric Lentil Dal | Indian dal is like a thick, curried lentil stew loaded with veggies and anti-inflammatory spices. This quickie vegan version comes from Instant Pot food blogger, Eating Instantly. Coconut milk provides a creamy base with healthy fats. This hearty recipe holds up well in the freezer — make a big batch and store the remains in single-serving potions in the freezer. Re-heat on the stove anytime you desire. Read More
Vegan Mushroom Risotto | Is it even possible to make a rich, creamy risotto without butter, cream or manual labor? You bet — that’s the beauty of the Instant Pot. This gluten and dairy-free recipe is reminiscent of kitchari — creamy comfort food that’s good for your digestion. We love it on its own or alongside a fat pile of sauteed greens. Read More
Saag Aloo Curry | This Indian-inspired curry recipe is loaded with dark leafy greens and nutrient-rich sweet potatoes. It only takes 10-minutes to pull together and 20-minutes to cook to perfection. The dish is incredibly inexpensive to make, and deeply satisfying to scarf down. Read More