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In the mood for some vegan Instant Pot dump recipes that are simple to make and high protein? Treat yourself or the family to these satisfying vegan dinner recipes that are so easy with a variety of options depending on your mood.
Almost weekly, I pull out the Instant Pot to make magic happen in the kitchen. It’s the easiest way for me to prepare dinner in a short amount of time without messing up a bunch of dishes or getting the kitchen all hot–although I do love using my oven and stovetop, sometimes I am just in the mood to dump a bunch of ingredients into the pressure cooker and let it do its thing.
You will not be able to believe all of the different types of foods you can prepare in the Instant Pot. Recipes like bread, tacos, chili and much more are able to be made in the legendary and trendy kitchen gadget. If you’re in need of some extra inspiration in the kitchen, then keep reading to discover the list of my most cherished plant-based recipes for the Instant Pot.
Kid-friendly and husband-approved, these recipes are frequently in rotation in our home.
In the mood for a bowl of warm and savory lentil chili? Loaded with fiber, plant-based protein, and aromatic spices, this vegan chili is the ultimate comfort item when you need to satisfy your cravings for a well-rounded hearty meal. Serve this chili with your favorite dairy-free sour cream, vegan cheeses, and fresh herbs.
Feeling like having your favorite side items for the next BBQ or game night? These Instant Pot baked beans are healthy and full of natural fibers your body needs! Made with sweet molasses, garlic, chili powder, and some more secret ingredients, these tender baked beans are sweet, savory, and filled with the classic flavors you know and love. The family will love this simple side dish!
In the mood for your favorite hummus from your favorite Mediterranean restaurant? Make your own creamy hummus at home with your Instant Pot. Did you know you could make hummus in the Instant Pot? Mind blown! Flavors of cumin, lemon juice, garlic, and tahini are some of the basic ingredients you need for this easy side dish or appetizer. Serve this hummus with your favorite veggies or pita bread.
Creamy spicy, this warm and soothing Instant-style meal is ready in less than 30 minutes and is great for whenever you are wanting your favorite Indian food. Flavors of ginger, dried chilis, garam masala, and lemon are combined to create an aromatic pressure cooker meal that is delightful and heightened with bright elements.
Like rice, corn, and black beans that have been cooked with paprika, cumin, and chili powder? These smoky and savory flavors create your favorite burrito in a bowl with veggies and beans that are easy to prepare and dump in the Instant Pot. Serve this burrito bowl with your favorite gluten-free tortillas or lettuce wraps for different ways to enjoy this rice bowl.
Silky smooth and filling soup made with celery, thyme, and red pepper flakes is a meal that is perfect for any night of the sweet. This soup recipe is fitting for whenever you’re needing dinner ready in under an hour. Whenever you’re craving high protein, fiber, iron, and fresh veggies, this is the soup to make because it is filled with robust carrots, leafy spinach, and tender lentils.
Ever want to make special and nutritious oats, but don’t want to spend all of the time cooking them over the stovetop? When I learned how to make oats in the Instant Pot, my life changed forever. All you have to do is set and – by the time you finished getting yourself and the kids ready in the mornings, you will have fragrant and sweet oatmeal ready to go for the whole family. Feel free to change things up with different fruits and superfoods!
Tender and sticky shredded jackfruit is cooked to perfection with tomato paste, barbecue sauce, seasoning, and lemon juice to create bright and flavorful tacos that are perfect for game nights, celebrations, cookouts, birthdays, and much more. Every Taco Tuesday, we decide between this recipe and one another.
Tender flavors of white beans, carrots, and celery come together to create robust flavors that are timeless and refreshing. The perfect soup for all seasons, make this super whenever you’re craving some protein and light vegetables. Serve with vegan parmesan.
In the mood for enchiladas that are made with corn, enchilada sauce, black beans, and fresh zucchini? This fluffy quinoa tastes just like your favorite enchilada casserole, but in quinoa form instead! Made in under 30 minutes, this easy weeknight dinner is a great vegan option for whenever you’re wanting to switch things up and get inspiration from different ideas. Serve with your favorite vegan cheddar cheese for extra levels of flavor!
I don’t know about you, but I love good walnut and lentil-based taco meat that is seasoned just right. Aromatic flavors of chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, and nutty and soft flavors of lentils and ground walnuts create the perfect texture for your favorite taco filling. These tacos are effortless and another great option for Taco Tuesday. Serve with your favorite dairy-free toppings such as sour cream, cheese, cilantro, lime, onions, and much more.
Made with light and creamy coconut milk that is garnished with spicy cinnamon, rich vanilla, and warm nutmeg, these Instant Pot oats are a great option for whenever you’re in need of a quick and filling breakfast. I love oats because they satisfy my hunger for quite some time, plus, they’re family-friendly! There are so many options for toppings such as nuts, sweeteners, coconut flakes, chia seeds, hemp hearts, and much more. Modify this apple with your choice of fresh or frozen fruits!
Like my classic lentil tacos? Chances are if you love my other taco recipes, then you really like these vegan tacos! Made with seasoned brown or green lentils, salsa, and various spices. This is an amazing comfort food recipe especially when you top these tacos with your favorite dairy-free toppings.
This Instant Pot White Bean Stew is healthy, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free. And it comes together with zero hands-on cooking!