23 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free)

healthy instant pot recipes

There are a few kitchen tools that are must-haves. But, the one that I can’t live without is the instant pot. I’ve been using an instant pot at least two or three times per week since I bought it. So, in this post, I would love to share with you a roundup of my favorite healthy instant pot recipes.

As with all of my recipes posts, these recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free. I also chose recipes that are easy to prepare and use ingredients that you are probably already familiar with.

You may also like 15 Quick and Healthy Lunches: Gluten Free and Dairy Free

What Is An Instant Pot?

Before we get to the recipes I just want to briefly explain what the instant pot is. I’ve been asked if it’s just a fancy pressure cooker, but this is definitely not the case.

The instant pot is a multi-purpose appliance. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sautΓ© pan, yogurt maker and warmer. Essentially, it’s a kitchen appliance that can replace many of your other kitchen cooking appliances.

instant pot image

What Are the Benefits of Using an Instant Pot?

One major benefit of the instant pot is that it can save you a lot of time. For example, 8 hours in a slow cooker equals only 24 minutes in your instant pot. Or, if a recipe would take an hour to cook in the oven, it would only take 20 minutes in the instant pot. Pretty awesome, right?

Another benefit is that you can saute your veggies or meats right in the instant pot. That means that you don’t have to use a separate pan….which means less clean up time.

A third benefit is that the flavor is amazing! By pressure cooking your recipe, the instant pot pulls liquid into the meats and other foods. This makes them tender and full of flavor. As a result, I have found that my recipes taste much better than when I use a slow cooker.

A fourth benefit is that you can set it and forget it. This is because each preset has been designed to produce consistent cooking results. For example, there are settings for rice, meats, poultry, stews, and soup. So, all you have to do is push the button and set the time and the instant pot will do the rest.

Where Can You Purchase an Instant Pot?

You can find the instant pot at most major retailers. I chose to purchase mine from Amazon because it seems that it is always on sale.

You can find the one that I purchased here (amazon link). Or you could opt for the newest instant pot that is also an air fryer by clicking here.

Now for the recipes!

Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

So, what can you make in your instant pot? Pretty much everything! These are healthy instant pot recipes that I’m sure you will love!

Healthy Instant Pot Beef Recipes:

Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Beef StewNom Nom Paleo

Instant Pot Ground Beef ChiliNom Nom Paleo

paleo beef chili

Healthy Instant Pot Mongolian BeefWhat Molly Made

Instant Pot Mexican Shredded BeefIsabel Eats

The Best Instant Pot Taco Meat RecipeEating on a Dime

Healthy Instant Pot Chicken and Turkey Recipes:

Instant Pot Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup (Low Carb)Paleo Grubs

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Shredded Chicken (with instant pot option) – The Real Food Dietitians

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic ChickenThe Recipe Critic

lemon chicken in the instant pot

Instant Pot Turkey Mushroom BologneseThe Real Food Dietitians

instant pot healthy bolognese

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto) – Real Simple Good

Instant Pot Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup (Paleo, Whole30)40 Aprons

chicken pot pie soup

Healthy Stuffed Pepper Soup RecipeMy Crazy Good Life

Instant Pot Chicken Fried RiceKitchen at the Hoskins

BBQ Pulled Chicken – Slow Cooker or Instant Pot (Paleo + Whole30)Real Simple Good

Healthy Instant Pot Pork Recipes:

Instant Pot Maple Bacon Balsamic Pulled Pork (Paleo, AIP)Grazed and Enthused

Instant Pot Pork Roast with SauerkrautMy Life Cookbook

Company Worthy Balsamic Rosemary Instant Pot Pork RoastSimplify, Live, Love

balsamic rosemary pot roast

Instant Pot Egg Roll in a BowlSimply Happy Foodie

instant pot egg roll in a bowl

Instant Pot Baby Back RibsThe Millennial Sahm

Side dishes:

How to Cook Easy Instant Pot Sweet PotatoesMom 4 Real

Pressure Cooker Mexican RiceThe Typical Mom

instant pot Mexican rice

6 Minute Instant Pot Spaghetti SquashMy Mommy Style

Vegan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower (Instant Pot)Bites of Wellness

instant pot mashed cauliflower

Follow Me on Pinterest

I have most of these recipes and more saved to my Pinterest board, Instant Pot Recipes Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free. Make sure to follow this board for updates!

Your Turn!

What are your favorite instant pot recipes? Let us know in the comments!

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