by Liz Thomson
June 29, 2021This post may contain affiliate links.
Looking for more ways to use your Instant Pot? This list will give you unique Instant Pot recipe ideas so you can find different ways to use your pressure cooker! From breakfast to dessert, this collection of recipes has something for every occasion!
What Kind of Pressure Cooker Do I Need?
There are a lot of different types of pressure cookers & multicookers on the market with Instant Pot being the most popular. When people ask what type to get, I recommend the basic 6qt Instant Pot which is large enough for most things you’ll want to make, but it’s a relatively affordable model. There are other brands on the marketplace that work similarly to an Instant Pot, but just be sure to check the size when trying these recipes. Sometimes a different size might make too large a serving for your pressure cooker if you have a smaller type. It’s always a good idea to reference your manual before making any of these recipes.
What Can I Make in My Instant Pot?
This list is a great example of the variety of recipes you can make with a pressure cooker! From popcorn to banana bread, this appliance can do just about anything! I love it for things like lentil soup or wild rice soup which would otherwise take a long time to cook on the stove. But don’t stop there! There are so many ways to use your pressure cooker!
Unique Instant Pot Recipes
There's no need to heat up the oven when you have an Instant Pot! Try one of these Instant Pot bread recipes and make your carb-loving wishes come true!
A light, soft and fluffy, pull-apart star bread, filled with buttery, cinnamon-sugar filling. One of the most beautiful and an amazing dessert that is simply irresistibly delightful. I used Instant Pot to proof the bread dough, such a breeze!
This easy Instant Pot Cornbread is so moist, tender, and firm at the same time. Thanks to the Instant Pot, you can now make your own homemade cornbread without worrying that you might undercook it or burn it. Perfect with a bowl of soup or chili!
Switch up your snack reoutine with one of these unique Instant Pot snack recipes!
Black beans are one of my favorite ingredients because they’re loaded with plant-based protein and fiber! Combined with brown rice, this easy recipe makes a delicious side dish (or main dish!) without much work!
Bao buns are fluffy, steamed rolls stuffed with a savory or sweet stuffing. You really don’t need a special occasion to make these hand-held treats in your Instant Pot, so go ahead and make them tonight!
Sauces & Dips
Add a tasty sauce or dip to your plate, made in the Instant Pot of course!
Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip is a must-have appetizer for parties and game day. It's super creamy and divinely delicious. This spinach artichoke dip is an easy Instant Pot recipe that practically makes itself in 20 minutes.
Learn how to make luxurious creamy smooth Instant Pot Hummus with simple, real, healthy ingredients. Hearty rich, deliciously flavorful Homemade Hummus Recipe that makes a satisfying party appetizer dip or spread.
Pour yourself a tall glass of Agua De Jamaica and add a few slices of your favorite fresh-squeezed fruit. This light, tart, almost punch-like drink will help satisfy your thirst and keep your tastebuds happy.