Whether you are hoping to stick to your new healthier eating plan this year or are just looking for an easy way to put a better-for-you meal on the table, an Instant Pot pressure cooker can make it happen. These 20 healthy Instant Pot dump dinner recipes are exactly what you need to get dinner on the table fast – plus you save calories without losing out on flavor.

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Dump Dinner Recipes


Instant Pot Dump Dinner Recipes

A few months ago we published the post 20 Instant Pot Dump Dinner recipes, and it’s been incredibly popular! For months it’s been the top post on my website. Obviously we are all looking for ways to get a healthy yet easy meal on the table.

Dump it in and press start. If that’s all there is to it, I’m there. If you are too, keep reading for 20 of the best dump dinners we’ve found that are also healthy.

I’ve also received a number of requests from people who want healthier dump dinner options. I get it! I’ve been maintaining a 100 pound weight loss for the last 10 years so I continually look for meals that are low in calories and high in nutrition.

Plus, as a mom of 5 kids, dinner at our house has to be family friendly. While this list includes a few recipes that are a bit different (check out the Moroccan stew with dried cherries) most of these are simple recipes that aim to please even picky eaters.


What are Dump Dinners?

Dump Dinners are meals where you dump everything into one pot and press cook. Originally Dump Dinners were created for the Crock Pot, but here at The Holy Mess we are a bit Instant Pot obsessed because it’s so much faster than the slow cooker.

Make one of these recipes for dinner tonight or as part of a healthy meal prep for freezer cooking. (For more tips on Instant Pot freezer cooking, check out this post.)

We do include a few recipes that require browning beef and then adding the remaining ingredients. This is one extra step but so worth it for the variety of recipes this allows. With your Instant Pot, you can saute right in the same pot.


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20 Healthy Instant Pot Dump Dinner Recipes

Try one of these Instant Pot healthier dump dinner recipes tonight and enjoy a meal that is as nutritious as it is tasty.

  1. Vegetarian Spaghetti and Meatballs – This recipe uses
    Gardein meatballs and the meatballs, sauce, and pasta all cook in one pot.
  2. Buffalo Chicken Soup – This creamy soup is low carb and keto compliant.
  3. Instant Pot Light Cream Cheese Chicken – Recipe by Once a Month Meals (so you know it’s tested and will be delicious), this is a lighter version of one of their top favorites.
  4. Instant Pot Weight Watchers Turkey & Veggie Chili  – This delicious chili is zero Weight Watchers freestyle smart points.
  5. Instant Pot Egg Roll Bowl – This dinner tastes just like your favorite egg roll filling. Make it a treat by serving with a few crisped won-ton chips.
  6. Lemon Garlic Chicken – Tender chicken breasts with lots of lemon flavor.
  7. Instant Pot Salsa Chicken – This super-easy dinner is zero Weight Watchers points and takes just 3 ingredients. Serve over rice, cauliflower rice, in burrito bowls or tacos.
  8. Moroccan Chicken – This delightfully different recipe uses
    a blend of paprika, turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper and has chick peas and dried cherries.
  9. Instant Pot Healthier Spanish Rice with Chicken and Sausage – Another easy prep meal by Once a Month meals, this is a lighter version.
  10. Chicken Fajita Soup – A hearty soup with all the flavors of your favorite restaurant-style fajitas – for half the fat and calories.
  11. Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin – Super easy pork loin recipe that is full of flavor. Make this even healthier by using light Italian dressing.
  12. Cabbage Soup (Weight Watchers Friendly) – This filling soup is super-low in calories and packed full of nutrition. Perfect to detox from junk food or for a light lunch.
  13. Chicken Cacciatore – This Instant Pot Cacciatore has lots of tomato flavor with healthy chicken.
  14. Healthy Chicken Stew – A different stew, this recipe calls for chicken, carrots, onions, peppers and is seasoned with soy sauce. Serve as-is or over rice, whole wheat noodles, or quinoa.
  15. Instant Pot Hamburger Soup – You will need to brown the ground beef for this one, but it’s totally worth it. This soup is loaded with healthy vegetables and it’s frugal, too.
  16. Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup – This one is super-fast, especially if you use pre-cooked chicken from another recipe or rotisserie chicken from the store.
  17. Instant Pot 15 Bean Soup – This hearty soup (which happens to be zero WW freestyle points) is a delicious way to get protein without meat.
  18. Instant Pot Pasta Fagioli – This mouth-watering soup has pasta, ground beef (use lean) and a bunch of nutritious vegetables. Serve for dinner or to guests. Everyone loves it.
  19. Swiss Steak and Potatoes – This Instant Pot Swiss steak has a tomato sauce and cooks right with potatoes in the Instant Pot. A traditional favorite made with skirt steak so it’s frugal, too.
  20. Instant Pot Salmon and Vegetables – This delicious healthy dinner cooks all in one pot and the salmon is so tender.

Bonus! Instant Pot Menus & Recipe Lists

Here are a few extra helpful links to make your dinner planning even easier. These menus and recipe lists will give you all you need to get quick dinners on the table for days to come – and each one is healthy, too.

Weight Watchers Instant Pot Dump and Go Menu – Check out this Once a Month Meals Instant Pot Weight Watchers menu all set for freezer cooking. You will need to purchase a membership to access this, but if you follow WW, it’s sooo worth it.

Weight Watchers 2 in 1 Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Menu – Delicious and already-prepared-for-you WW menu.

25 Diet Freezer Cooking Recipes – An awesome list of healthy recipes. (Note – not all of these are dump and go but many are, and all can be prepped and frozen for a quick dinner.

60 Keto Freezer Meals – If you are Keto, you need this list in your life.


Instant Pot Dump Dinner Recipe Books

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