It’s official- I’m obsessed with my pressure cooker. After I bought it, it took me a couple of months to actually use it, but now I find myself pulling it out for nearly every meal! From soups and stews to curries and risottos, it seems like it can do everything! As a vegetarian, I wasn’t sure if I’d get a lot of use out of it, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised that there are so many meat-free recipes out there!
If you’re looking for new meatless ideas to try in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker, I’ve rounded up 30 vegan recipes! All of these dishes are easy, healthy, and delicious!
Instant Pot Vegan Soup
This Moroccan lentil soup is packed with flavorful spices like turmeric and cumin, and the lentils make this soup super satisfying and filling!
Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is a great way to make use of your pressure cooker! The soup is heart-healthy, full of flavor, and ready in under 30 minutes! Plus, the entire recipe is made in the Instant Pot, so clean up is a breeze.
This easy Red Lentil Stew recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner when you want something healthy, quick, and delicious. It’s completely vegan, loaded with veggies, and comes together in under 30 minutes. Top with chili flakes if you want to bring the heat, or leave it as is for the kids.
This Instant Pot Vegan Butternut Squash Soup is ready in a flash! Smooth & creamy with a hint of sweetness, this is a great side dish or make-ahead lunch option!
This Tomato Basil Soup is thick and creamy thanks to a secret ingredient! This soup is so creamy, rich & flavorful; no one would guess it’s vegan!
This White Bean Kale Soup is ready in 30 and made with cannellini beans, everyday vegetables, lots of fresh kale, and pantry seasonings. It’s budget-friendly, nutrition-packed comfort food. White bean and kale soup is a great way to get ALL the fiber in one meal!
Instant Pot Thai Peanut Chickpea Soup is peanutty, savory, and packed with big, bold flavor! This chunky, brothy soup is true comfort food for the soul. It’s filled with delicious flavors, it’s warming and perfectly wholesome.
Instant Pot Vegan Quinoa/Rice Recipes
This easy Cuban black beans and rice is one of my favorite weeknight meals because everything cooks together at once! Plus, dried beans make this recipe budget-friendly!
This vegan Thai Green Curry with Quinoa with fresh vegetables can also be made gluten-free. You can most of the preparation over the weekends and then prepare a quick fresh meal during weeknights, even with a tight schedule.
This Vegetarian Quinoa Recipe is made with Mexican seasoning, beans, and vegetables to create a deliciously healthy protein and fiber-rich dish. This gluten-free and vegan Mexican quinoa is a one-pot-meal that is good for any time at home or on-the-go meals as it tastes great at room temperature.
This delicious and quick Cilantro Lime Instant Pot Quinoa is easy to make and is the perfect side dish for your favorite Southwest or Thai entree!
Jeera Rice is one of the oldest recipes for flavored Indian rice. It is nothing but fluffy rice steam cooked with cumin and other spices.
This healthy Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf recipe is filled with colorful vegetables and can be served with homemade or vegan yogurt. Naturally high in protein and gluten-free. This Easy Quinoa Pilaf is excellent for lunch or dinner and can be made in advance.
Instant Pot Vegan Curry
Mung Bean and Coconut Curry is packed with Indian flavors, coconut milk, cilantro, and lime. It’s incredibly easy and can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop. If you’re looking for a delicious moong dal recipe, this is the one!
This super simple Instant Pot Coconut Curry Chickpea recipe is not only quick and easy, but it is also vegan and packed with tons of protein!
This easy Instant pot recipe for Chickpea and Spinach Curry, also known as Chana Saag, is excellent for a light and healthy everyday family meals. This gluten-free, vegan, and soy-free recipe only needs very basic and simple ingredients.
This Instant Pot Pumpkin Curry is so rich, warming, and delicious! Made so easy in the Instant Pot, this family-friendly recipe is healthy and filling.
Instant Pot Aloo Gobi is an easy and versatile curry to make for a quick dinner. This curry is vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with the goodness of vegetables. It is best paired with hot Rotis or simple jeera rice.
This easy Instant Pot Brown Lentil Curry is a hearty meal that will give you and your loved ones the boost of filling nutrition they need to power through the day. Packed with filling, wholesome ingredients, this whole masoor dal recipe is both good and good for you.
Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry with Spinach is a healthy, vegan, and quick curry recipe. It comes together in minutes, and you can make a complete meal out of it by pairing it with white or brown rice. Did I mention it is really delicious as well?
This comforting and hearty Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew makes a perfect weeknight dinner. It’s gluten-free, vegan, and easy to prepare!
Instant Pot Vegetable Recipes
Easy Roasted Sweet and Spicy Instant Pot Cauliflower makes the perfect side dish to accompany any meal. It’s naturally gluten-free, vegan, and great for meal prep.
This Instant Pot Corn on the Cob recipe is so simple to make. Just two simple ingredients are all that’s needed to get sweet, tasty, perfectly cooked corn on the cob.
This easy Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Sauce is the kind of sauce you’ll want to lick straight out of a bowl. It’s robust, sweet, and smoky and spicy but not too spicy. Totally kid-approved!
Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe is an easy and quick side dish that is savory, filling, and full of nutrients. It is a good variation from the classical potatoes mash, and perfect for any meal!
This Instant Pot Vegetable Dal cooks quickly in the Instant Pot. Serve it with rice for a high protein comfort meal.
Instant Pot Beet Salad is a super flavorful and versatile dish that is truly quick and easy to prepare. Cooking beets in Instant Pot is so simple; you’ll never want to make them any other way!
A meatless twist on a take out classic, this Instant Pot Kung Pao Chickpeas Recipe is the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and spicy! The rice is made in one pot, so everything cooks together.
This is Vegan Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese made in the instant pot. This one-pot method has all the easy steps that you would want to know for a quick pasta dinner.
What’s your favorite Instant Pot recipe?