Whether you’re looking for vegetarian or vegan instant pot recipes with all sorts of ingredients from legumes to grans, or looking for healthy meat-based instant pot recicpes, we’ve got you covered.
The recipes below contain lots of anti-inflammatory ingredients that are great for health, but also taste delicious.
Here are 22 anti-inflammatory instant pot recipes to try when you want a healthy, tasty recipe to cook up quickly.
Instant Pot Meat Recipes
A flavorful dinner to feed the family. This Moroccan chicken is not only full of fresh flavors and essential nutrients, but it’s also a satisfying supper thanks to a generous dose of protein.
Fresh and ground spices season the juicy chicken thighs, while savory chicken broth and sweet dried fruits add taste and texture to the fluffy quinoa. This nutritious grain provides healthy fiber, folate, and manganese in every mouthful.
Chicken Shawarma Wraps
A healthy way to cook and eat Middle Eastern food in your own kitchen.
You can even enjoy the taste and texture of succulent shredded chicken without waiting hours for it to cook! These Shawarma wraps are full of healthy protein thanks to the meat and the cool Greek yogurt sauce.
They also boast a wealth of plant-based goodness thanks to fresh vegetable fillings, such as vivid green spinach with its high vitamins C and K content.
All the rich flavor of a pot roast ready in minutes. With this smart recipe, you can prepare a large cut of marinated succulent beef and savory mushroom onion gravy more quickly and easily than ever.
The yellow onion imparts a deliciously deep natural sweetness to the gravy while also providing healthy vitamin C and potassium to the dish. Serve the beef with mashed potatoes or steamed rice, generously spooning over the gravy.
White Chicken Chili
A creamy and comforting take on a Tex Mex favorite. Lean chicken breast, fresh vegetables, and spices make a balanced base for this chili, made creamy with smooth cream cheese.
This recipe also uses white beans in place of black beans or kidney beans, providing a filling and affordable source of healthy fiber, folate, iron, and copper.
Don’t forget to top your chili with crisp tortilla strips and hot jalapeños to finish before serving.
Moroccan Lemon Chicken
Inspired by North African tagine cooking, this Moroccan Lemon Chicken is a spiced savory dream. It is generously scented with an authentic blend of flavors such as salty green olives and sweet preserved lemons.
Lean juicy chicken thighs and nutrient-dense vegetables ensure a healthy balance too. Vibrant carrots make the soft base for this recipe, soaking up the spices, adding sweetness, and providing fiber and beta carotene.
Vietnamese Beef Stew
A one-pot stew with the flavors of the far east. This Vietnamese-style recipe is perfect for warming up those colder nights. Tender beef partners perfectly with the sweet, savory, spiced sauce. Chunks of soft butternut squash provide a sweet seasonal flavor to the stew, as well as a generous dose of healthy fiber and beta carotene. Spoon the stew over steamed white rice and scatter over some vibrant basil leaves before serving.
Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos
Spicy and savory shredded beef tacos you can prepare in minutes. Paprika, the principal spice in this recipe, is a delicious and low-calorie source of vitamins A and E.
It blends beautifully with chili powder, oregano, coriander, and more to deeply flavor the meat before pressure-cooking to succulent tenderness. Shred up the spiced beef and pile it into tortillas ready to top with fresh salsa, cilantro leaves, and cool sour cream.
Healthy Turkey Bolognese
This recipe makes a family favorite lighter and healthier than ever. Cooked spaghetti noodles are tossed through a rich ragu made with ground turkey, fresh herbs, and an abundance of vegetables.
Swapping heavier meats for turkey not only adds less fat to this dish, but also adds healthy B vitamins, selenium, and lean protein. This clever recipe also cooks everything together to save you time, effort, and from washing too many dishes.
Chicken Curry with Eggplant
Succulent chicken thighs meet soft eggplant in this quick curry recipe. Eggplant has the ideal texture for soaking up the sauce around it while adding healthy fiber, manganese, and folate.
A beautiful balance of spices such as ginger, cumin, and turmeric provides a deep and aromatic flavor to this curry without excess calories. Using your Instant Pot, you’ll have this Indian-inspired dish on the table in minutes, ready to be spooned over rice or quinoa.
Chicken Sweet Potato Kale Soup
A cozy, nutritious, and tasty soup to help you eat more vegetables. This balanced bowl consists of lean chicken breast, leafy kale, sweet potato, and more in a rich chicken broth.
Dark baby kale leaves add deep color to this dish, alongside a wealth of nutrients such as vitamins A, C, and K. Don’t forget to add aromatic dried oregano and thyme to the Instant Pot before closing to cook for extra depth of flavor.
Perfect Tex-Mex finger food that you can make in a matter of minutes. Lean chicken breast, fresh vegetables, and a special seasoning blend are cooked together to tender perfection in this speedy recipe.
The rainbow of bell peppers sliced up for this recipe is not only a source of natural sweetness but also a fountain of vitamins C and A. Serve the succulent meat and colorful vegetables in soft tortillas or over white rice.
Instant Pot Vegetarian Recipes
Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta
An Arabic-inspired dish to make those chilled summer dinners more exciting. Delicious as a salad or as a side dish, this quinoa tabbouleh can even be made a few days ahead.
It’s fresh and light thanks to cucumber and tomato while being savory and satisfying thanks to jalapeno and feta.
Not only does this recipe’s abundance of fresh herbs add color and flavor, but it also includes a high content of essential vitamins A and K.
Vegan Mushroom Stew
Turn that classic comforting beef stew into a plant-based powerhouse of nutrition. Cremini mushrooms are cleverly used in this recipe to add bold meaty flavor, meanwhile providing heart-healthy B vitamins and potassium.
Plus, cooking in the Instant Pot means you’ll be enjoying the rich taste of a slow-cooked stew in less than half an hour! Don’t forget to add those dried herbs to make this saucy dish really sing.
Sopa De Lentejas
Classic Mexican home cooking made vegan-friendly and gluten-free. This super fast Mexican lentil soup is a healthy and filling dinner bursting with tastes and textures.
Nutritious brown lentils make up its base, creating a satisfyingly soft yet chewy consistency and adding healthy protein, iron, and B vitamins to each mouthful.
A bounty of fresh vegetables and a handful of fresh and dried herbs ensure a full flavor from the soup, ready to top with queso fresco and creamy avocado.
Lentil Soup with Spinach
Make this healthy and balanced soup to feed a crowd, or to have lunches for the whole week!
Brown lentils and fresh vegetables create a protein-packed, nutrient-dense base for this soup, flavored generously with vegetable broth and aromatic herbs.
Diced fresh carrots create a natural sweetness while providing a source of vitamins A and K.
Cooking up this recipe in your Instant Pot will give you a full batch of nutritious soup in no time.
Indian-inspired cooking to spice up your meatless meals.
Fresh ginger can be used in this recipe not just as a source of zingy and warming flavor, but also of antioxidants and natural compounds that can aid digestion.
When cooked together with chickpeas, diced tomatoes, and a blend of ground spices, you’ll create a beautifully balanced stew in minutes.
Don’t forget to top it with some fresh cilantro leaves to finish.
Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry
A vegan-friendly curry bursting with nutritious ingredients and fresh flavors. This protein and fiber-rich dish is a healthy way to feed the whole family.
Sweet potato makes a soft, sweet, and delicious base ingredient, providing extra potassium, and vitamins A and C. Red curry paste and creamy coconut milk impart aromatic far-eastern flavors to this recipe.
Spoon it over fluffy rice before spritzing with lime juice and scattering over some fresh black pepper.
A vegetarian chili to up your nutrient intake on those cold nights. Feed the whole family or prep for days’ worth of healthy hot dinners.
Pumpkin purée adds a seasonal flavor to this recipe as well as a great source of vitamins A and C. Its smooth sweetness pairs perfectly with warming cumin and hot chili powder.
Accompanying fresh vegetables like bell pepper and zucchini, and protein-packed red beans, finish off this balanced bowlful.
Instant Pot Oatmeal
Need to feed a crowd for breakfast or meal prep ahead for the week? This clever pressure cooker oatmeal is simple, speedy, and doesn’t require the constant stirring of classic oatmeal.
The oats in this recipe are a wonderfully affordable ingredient for big-batch cooking, and they also provide a healthy source of fiber and manganese.
Don’t forget to add a cinnamon stick to the pot before cooking to naturally perfume and flavor this nutritious breakfast with no extra effort!
Spinach and Black-Eyed Beans Saute
Indian-style cooking that makes eating your vegetables so much more delicious.
This expertly-spiced vegetarian dish is brimming with nutritious fiber, iron, and vitamins thanks to its bright spinach and filling black-eyed beans.
Have this deeply-flavored dish, perfumed with cumin, turmeric, garlic, and fresh chilies, ready in minutes thanks to your Instant Pot. Serve as a main dish with fluffy rice, or as a healthy side with other Indian dishes.
The classic creamy Mediterranean-inspired dip made fresher and healthier. This smooth and savory hummus is made from scratch with home-cooked chickpeas, fresh garlic, salty tahini, and zesty lemon.
Budget-friendly chickpeas are the star ingredient, creating its creamy texture and adding healthy protein, folate, manganese, and iron.
Drizzle the finished dip with some heart-healthy olive oil, and some lightly-toasted pine nuts, and prepare some pita and crudités for dipping.
Wheat Berry Salad
A perfect prepare-ahead recipe for those busy summer days. Whole wheat grains make the perfect base for this salad with their nutty flavor, and high fiber and B vitamin content.
Stir through diced red onion, cucumber, carrots, and tomatoes to add crisp texture and delicious natural sweetness.
Don’t forget to add some sharp cheese and some toasted nuts to this big batch salad to add savoriness, before tossing it with a sweet honey mustard dressing.