Behold the magic of a pressure cooker. Simply toss in your favorite ingredients, set a timer, and watch these pressure cooker recipes heat up faster than your taste buds can handle.
Between balancing work, family, and friends, you may have noticed cooking at home isn’t all so simple. Sure, takeout and fast food joints promise a quick-fix to get the job done, but what is it ultimately doing to your family’s health?
Enter the pressure cooker. These tough little appliances are great for people always on-the-go. Now you can enjoy wholesome fruits and veggies steamed to perfection in no time. Or pack in plenty of Paleo-friendly proteins, such as beef, pork, chicken, and fish. Plus, you can also whip up a few desserts that are both Paleo-friendly and good for the soul.
Whatever your heart desires, you’re sure to fall in love with the instant power of a pressure cooker – especially on days you’re looking to unwind. So sit back, relax, and enjoy sifting through 31 of the best pressure cooker recipes the web has to offer. We promise you’ll find quick, budget-friendly, clean-eating eats for each day of the week.
Pressure Cooker Paleo Beef Stew
Hearty and wholesome, this Paleo beef stew is filled with all the hearty fixings you’ll be craving this fall, like seasoned beef, juicy mushrooms, and chunky sweet potatoes.
Recipe: Paleo Porn | Pressure Cooker Paleo Beef Stew
Pressure Cooker Lamb Stew
You’re gonna love this 35-minute lamb stew recipe. Simply toss some lamb meat, squash, carrots, onions, and suggested seasonings inside your favorite pressure cooker and voilà!
Recipe: The Paleo Mom | Pressure Cooker Lamb Stew
Southwest Sweet Potato Stew
Sweet potato stew with all the Southwest fixin’s! This recipe will have you feeling cozy and warm in no time. Expect smokey and spice, plus everything nice.
Recipe: Real Food Liz | Southwest Sweet Potato Stew
Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Spaghetti Squash
Set it and forget it! This easy spaghetti squash is the perfect alternative to traditional pasta. Add your favorite sauce on top and you’ve got yourself an effortless family meal! Our favorite is this dairy-free Alfredo version.
Recipe: Nom Nom Paleo | Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Spaghetti Squash
AIP Paleo Instant Pot Beet Fennel Soup Recipe
Get ready for next-level beet soup. This recipe is a breeze to make and packs plenty of vitamin-infused flavor inside its creamy pink texture. Added fennel will help amp up your fiber intake for a delicious soup you can’t resist.
Recipe: Paleo Cajun Lady | AIP Paleo Instant Pot Beet Fennel Soup Recipe
Pressure Cooker Pork Roast with Mushroom Gravy
Check out this drool-worthy pork roast dish. Blended vegetables mixed with sautéed mushrooms come together to form a creamy gravy that’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Recipe: Health Starts in the Kitchen | Low Carb Pressure Cooker Pork Roast with Mushroom Gravy
Corned Beef and Cabbage
You don’t need the luck of the Irish for this recipe. All you need is a pressure cooker, beef brisket, and some crisp veggies to satisfy your St. Patrick’s cravings anytime of the year.
Recipe: Sugar-Free Mom | Low Carb Beef and Cabbage
Chicken Faux Pho
When you’re in the mood for traditional Vietnamese Pho, this Paleo recipe won’t disappoint. Daikon root substitutes traditional rice noodles and added cardamom pods give your digestive system an extra health boost.
Recipe: The Sophisticated Caveman | Chicken Faux Pho
Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Cake in the Instant Pot
Attention all chocolate lovers! Now you can have your cake and eat it too. It’s light, sweet, and can be made with puréed pumpkin or avocado for added health benefits. Add your favorite berries on top for extra tartness!
Recipe: Traditional Cooking School | Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Cake in the Instant Pot
Quick Cauliflower Rice in the Instant Pot
This insta-licious cauliflower rice is better than your momma’s. Fresh cilantro, lime, and turmeric kick up some major flavor while keeping things light and fit on your plate.
Recipe: Kitchen Stewardship | Quick Cauliflower Rice in the Instant Pot
Easy Instant Pot Spiced Apple Cider
You’re gonna love this fall-inspired, made-from-scratch spiced apple cider. It only takes 10 minutes to make and can cozy you up with fragrant flavors of sugar and spice and everything nice.
Recipe: Recipes to Nourish | Easy Instant Pot Spiced Apple Cider
Texas Beef Chili
Yee haw, partner! Texas knows how to make things bigger and better. That’s why this Texas beef chili recipe packs a hearty helping of grass-fed beef, chili powder, and fresh veggies to satisfy the hungriest of appetites.
Recipe: My Heart Beets | Texas Beef Chili
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Can we get an “amen” for these easy-to-make buffalo chicken meatballs? Light and crispy, these little doozies lock in some major flavor with ingredients like garlic and green onions. Try them with cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles for an easy go-to dinner.
Recipe: What Great Grandma Ate | Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Steamed Shrimp with Asparagus
So simple, so clean. You don’t need much time or money to complete this meal. In under five minutes, you’ll have perfectly cooked Cajun shrimp to pair with steamed or sautéed asparagus spears.
Recipe: Lemon Lavender Love | Steamed Shrimp with Asparagus
Instant Pot Salmon with Chili-Lime Sauce
In the mood for seafood? Try this quick-fix salmon and savor all the sweet-zesty flavors bursting from the chili-lime sauce drizzled on top. Have it ready in under 15 minutes flat!
Recipe: Savory Tooth | Instant Pot Salmon with Chili-Lime Sauce
Instant Pot Chicken Masala
Get ready to spice things up! This traditional Indian dish is made with plenty of herbs and spices while keeping things Paleo-friendly with added coconut milk. Pair it with our favorite cauliflower naan bread for extra satisfaction.
Recipe: Tasty Thin | Instant Pot Chicken Masala
Instant Pot Kalua Pork
Aloha! From the Hawaiian Islands to your kitchen table, this kalua pork dish takes minimal effort to make and exudes juicy flavor with every bite. To keep things Paleo-friendly, serve it alongside these homemade Hawaiian sweet rolls for a luau-like dinner at home.
Recipe: Cooking with Curls | Instant Pot Kalua Pork
Provincial Instant Pot Ratatouille
Veg out with this simple ratatouille recipe that could be served as a side or an entire meal all on its own. Steamed veggies include eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, and red onion drizzled with balsamic vinegar on top. Yum!
Recipe: Instant Pot Eats | Provincial Instant Pot Ratatouille
Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup
Delish-o-rama! This chicken zoodle soup has comfort food written all over it. Perfect for days your immune system needs a boost, this recipe is quick to make and has plenty of vitamins to help fend off the common cold.
Recipe: Diethood | Instant Pot Chicken Zoodle Soup
Instant Pot Creamy Butternut Squash + Apple Soup
Consider this dish fall in a soup. Along with butternut squash and apples, this recipe includes pumpkin pie spice, sweet potatoes, and toasted pumpkin seeds for garnish. Leftovers can easily be stored in the freezer for go-to meals throughout the week.
Recipe: Our Food Fix | Instant Pot Creamy Butternut Squash + Apple Soup
Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon
This lemon pepper salmon is hassle-free and only takes 15 minutes to make. Sautéed zucchini, bell peppers, and carrots are seasoned in fresh herbs, combining aromatic flavor with juicy protein in one simple pot.
Recipe: Wholesomelicious | Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon
Paleo Egg Roll Soup
Homemade cooking made right! This Paleo egg roll soup takes a fresh spin on a takeout classic. Ditch the fryer and combine seasoned ground pork, onions, carrots, and cabbage inside your pressure cooker for 25 minutes.
Recipe: Predominantly Paleo | Paleo Egg Roll Soup
Easiest Ever High Protein Shrimp with Coconut Milk
The possibilities are endless with this dish. Tender shrimp seasoned with turmeric and cayenne pepper offer a subtle kick, while the coconut milk and minced garlic offer a rich broth for the shrimp to simmer in. Pair it with your favorite zoodles or serve it over steamed cauliflower rice.
Recipe: Two Sleevers | Easiest Ever Low Carb High Protein Shrimp with Coconut Milk
Super Fast Instant Pot Sweet Potato Mash
Here’s a simple side dish you’ll want to add to your cooking repertoire. The trick to making the perfect mash is sautéing your sweet potatoes with coconut oil right in the pot. Try adding in chopped onions or crispy bacon for extra flavor.
Recipe: PaleoPot | Super Fast Instant Pot Sweet Potato Mash
All you need is 15 minutes to cook this stroganoff of tender sirloin tips drenched in creamy mushroom sauce. Serve it over cauliflower rice for a comforting meal.
Recipe: Wholesomelicious | Beef Stroganoff
Instant Pot Pork Chops with Brussels Sprouts
Boneless pork chops are seared in coconut milk with added herbs and veggies to lock in juicy flavor. Bonus: This recipe also includes instructions for freeze prep and easy reheating for later use.
Recipe: Once a Month Meals | Instant Pot Pork Chops with Brussels Sprouts
Sri Lankan Coconut Cabbage
Get swept away with this Indian-inspired dish. Spices like turmeric powder and mustard seeds offer a warm curry taste, while red chili and lime add in heated zest for gusto.
Recipe: Instant Pot Eats | Sri Lankan Coconut Cabbage
Chunky Beef, Cabbage and Tomato Soup
This totally customizable soup is comforting just as it is, but works well with any veggies or protein your heart desires. Try using ground pork or green chiles to switch things up.
Recipe: Skinny Taste | Chunky Beef, Cabbage and Tomato Soup
Instant Pot Paleo Stuffed Grape Leaves (AIP)
Craving something savory-sweet? These Paleo stuffed grape leaves will do just the trick. Mediterranean-style rolls contain a mixture of seasoned ground beef, cauliflower, and golden raisins with added lemon juice. Switch out ground beef for lamb if you’re in the mood for something more traditional.
Recipe: Fed and Fulfilled | Instant Pot Paleo Stuffed Grape Leaves
Swedish Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy
This homemade Swedish meatball recipe is better than anything you’d expect from IKEA. These homemade balls of joy make the perfect companion to spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. Plus, the puréed mushroom gravy is easy to make and rich in creamy flavor.
Recipe: Phoenix Helix | Swedish Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy
Whole30 Pulled Pork Taco Bites!
How yummy do these pulled pork taco bites look? Loaded with tons of bite-sized flavor, these little tacos include juicy pork mounds layered on top of baked butternut squash “tortillas.” Bonus: There are three additional salsa and guac recipes to add to your tacos – all Paleo-approved.
Recipe: The Organic Kitchen | Whole30 Pulled Pork Taco Bites!
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