I’m here to help you find the perfect FIRST recipe to cook in your new Instant pot! I’ve found 20 Beginner Instant Pot Recipes that, have minimal ingredients and easy to follow instructions.
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Beginner Instant Pot Recipes
I will continue to be on the lookout for easy recipes to add to this list, and also be adding some of my own creations eventually. If you find or have a recipe that you’d like to be added to the list, use the contact page to email me!
Making hard boiled eggs in the IP is super easy and only takes 5 minutes of cooking time!
I love this recipe because it doesn’t have many ingredients. It says 4 ingredients but if you count salt and pepper it’s actually six. It’s still an easy recipe, and you could substitute the canned soup with chicken broth to make it a little healthier.
This Tamale Pie only has 6 ingredients and only 7 instructions. The cook time is only 10 minutes, making this a fairly quick meal too.
Tuscan Chicken recipe only has 8 ingredients, 4 instructions and a cook time of only 15 minutes! I’d say this chicken is a winner!
Doesn’t this look diviine?! With only 4 ingredients, 4 steps, and 9 minutes of cooking time, I’d say this is a great breakfast recipe for any beginner.
Super cheesy macaroni and cheese in the Instant Pot! With only 8 ingredients and 6 steps this is a great first recipe that everyone is sure to love!
This is a super simple recipe. It only has 4 ingredients, but you can actually leave out the cinnamon if you want a more traditional applesauce recipe.
This recipe only has 2 ingredients!!! You read that right, only 2! It looks delicious too, doesn’t it?
Making sweet potatoes in the IP, all you really need are the potatoes and some water! 2 Ingredients! Awesome rightt?! I’d add some butter before eating, but that’s just me…
This recipe has a little more ingredients (eight) but it’s so worth it!
With only 6 ingredients you can make a delicious roast with mushrooms!
Surprisingly it’s fairly easy to make a whole chicken in the Instant Pot. This recipe only calls for 8 ingredients.
This risotto looks so good. With 7 base ingredients and two variations, this recipe looks fairly easy to make. I can’t wait to make this one!!
I’ve never tried a Mississippi Pot Roast. It does sound really good!
With 9 ingredients, this looks like a good starter recipe.
The IP makes creating stock and broth a much easier process! It’s so much faster to make this in the IP!!
Super simple kale recipe!
I absolutely love my Instant Pot yogurt! It’s super easy to make, and it tastes so good. Bonus, it’s cheaper to make yourself!
You could serve this chicken in a wrap or over a bed of rice!
When I make my Holiday Ham I use soda too! It turns out amazing! I bet these ribs are falling off the bone and tender!
I hope you’ve found the perfect Beginner Instant Pot Recipes to make!
The first recipe I made was Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini! It’s still one of my top favorites!!
It’s not a super easy recipe, although not very difficult either, but I didn’t include it because it’s not super easy. Let me know if you try it though!
If you feel like you’re ready to try more advanced recipes try my Master List of Recipes! 107 Instant Pot Recipes
Are you having trouble figuring out what all those buttons do? Read this: Instant Pot Buttons | What They Do and How to use Them!