If you are an Instant Pot owner, you know the Instant Pot pressure cooker is amazing for delicious, tender meats, soups, stews, and even casseroles. But did you know that the Best Instant Pot Recipes are often for side dishes? We love using our Instant Pot to create delicious sides that compliment our meals and are excited to share some of our all-time favorites with you below.
25 Best Instant Pot Recipes Side Dishes
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The following best Instant Pot recipes are great for a 6 or 8 quart pressure cooker, but many can be adapted to use in the Instant Pot 3 quart, or “mini” pot. I just recently received the 3-quart pot and I love using it! I wasn’t sure I would have a use it for it but I have already used it so many times! Getting the 8 quart is next on my list.
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Instant Pot Grains Recipes
Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto with Gremolata from This Old Gal
Instant Pot Lemon Turkey Risotto from Recipe This
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto with Bacon from Savory Tooth
Farro in the Instant Pot from Retro Housewife Goes Green
Easy Spanish Rice from Attainable Sustainable
5-Minute Pressure Cooker Saffron Rice from Health Starts in the Kitchen
Instant Pot Vegetable Recipes
Instant Pot Steamed Brussels Sprouts from Melanie Cooks
Mashed Potatoes from Pink
Cook Spaghetti Squash from Saving Dollars Sense
Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes from Onion Rings and Things
Instant Pot 20 Minute Jacket Potato from Recipe This
Quick Pressure Cooker Potato Salad from I Was Born to Cook
Instant Pot 2 Minute Steamed Broccoli from Recipe This
Maple Mustard Glazed Carrots from Major Hoff Takes a Wife
Sweet Potatoes from Gluten Free Pressure Cooker
Spaghetti Squash from Saving Dollars & Sense
Perfect Corn On The Cob from Ginger Casa
Garlic Butter New Potatoes from Recipe This
Instant Pot Pasta Recipes
Loaded Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe from Pressure Cook Recipes
Macaroni and Cheese in the Pressure Cooker from Life is Sweeter by Design
Instant Pot Bean Recipes
Instant Pot Pinto Beans and Bacon from Food N Service
Instant Pot Pinto Beans from Reuse Grow Enjoy
Instant Pot Baked Beans from You Brew My Tea
Instant Pot Dips & Starters
Buffalo Dip from The Holy Mess
Instant Pot Jalapeno Dip from Slap Dash Mom
We’ve shared our favorites of the best Instant Pot recipes, so now it’s time for you to plug in your electric pressure cooker and test them out. Serving these along with your favorite pot roast, chicken, or pork recipe will make your meal times easier than ever before. I’m sure you will find many you will turn to time and again to make dinner complete.
What’s your favorite Instant Pot side dish?
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Here are some handy tools to use with these side dishes.
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