Vegan Instant Pot Recipes
The best vegan Instant Pot pressure cooker recipes, cookbooks, resources and tips for easy plant-based cooking. Just so you know, this post contains affiliate links, which means I make a small commission when you order through them.
It’s funny how often the Instant Pot comes up in conversation. Friends ask me all the time if it’s worth it. Just last week while shopping at Trader Joe’s, one of my friends who works there said, “hey do you have one of those Instapot things?” The next comment is often that people think Instant Pots are only helpful for cooking meat.
This sentiment couldn’t be farther from the truth. The first year I had my Instant Pot it sat in its box, as I was too intimidated by it. But now that I’ve gotten the hang of it, the Instant Pot is one of my favorite kitchen tools. I love it far more than my slow cooker, and it’s wonderful for plant-based food. Let me share why, some of my favorite healthy Instant Pot cookbooks, and finally the best vegan Instant Pot recipes on the internet. Let’s goooooo!
What is an Instant Pot?
Instant Pot is the most popular brand of electric pressure cooker. While it doesn’t cook everything faster, necessarily, it is a set-it-and-forget-it method. I can get my recipe going in the Instant Pot and not need to mess with it while I help my kids with homework or clean up. In that way it’s like a slow cooker, but it’s opposite in terms of cooking time. The Instant Pot has multiple functions, which, depending on your model may include: yogurt, saute, rice, soup, steam, slow cook, and more.
Note: I don’t recommend the slow cook function on the Instant Pot, as I’ve found it to be much slower than traditional slow cookers.
Unlike the old stovetop pressure cookers, which terrify me, the Instant Pot has built-in safety mechanisms that make it much more user-friendly. You can buy an Instant Pot at most cooking stores these days, including Williams-Sonoma, Amazon is an easy option (affiliate links).
Plant-Based Uses for the Instant Pot
- Quickly cook dried beans without soaking.
- Easily cook dried lentils.
- No-fuss rice and quinoa.
- Steam beets quickly and easily.
- Easy soups and stews.
Best Vegan and Vegetarian Instant Pot Cookbooks
When friends ask about getting started with the Instant Pot I always recommend getting a cookbook. There are Instant Pot cookbooks for just about every style of cooking and diet.
I personally own Vegan Under Pressure by Jill Nussinow and it’s a wonderful resource. Her recipes are a lot like my own: simple and made with real food ingredients. There are also cooking timetables for nearly everything you’d ever want to cook in the Instant Pot. The only downside is that there are very few pictures.
Another highly rated vegan Instant Pot cookbook. I haven’t personally seen this one, however.
I shared one of Manali’s recipes from this cookbook here. Though it’s vegetarian, most of the recipes are vegan or can be made vegan.
Other Resources for Vegan Instant Pot Recipes
Facebook Group: The Instant Pot Vegan Recipes group is very helpful. It’s a closed group but you can request to join.
Best Vegan Instant Pot Recipes
Without further adieu, let’s get to the recipes already! These are the best vegan Instant Pot recipes I could find. Many are from right her on Yummy Mummy Kitchen, and others are those I’ve asked my blogging friends to share with us. If you have any favorite Instant Pot recipes I’ve missed, please share them in the comments.
Instant Pot Burrito Bowls with Black Beans and Brown Rice
Easy Instant Pot pressure cooker burrito bowls made with cilantro lime brown rice and black beans using the pot-in-pot method. These Chipotle inspired burrito bowls are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
A hearty vegetable minestrone soup made easy in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. Instant Pot minestrone soup makes such a delicious and nourishing plant based family dinner.
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Find out how to make perfectly steamed Instant Pot corn on the cob with fresh or frozen corn. This easy corn on the cob recipe in the Instant Pot is a quick and simple summer side dish.
Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
Warm up with the easiest steel cut oats ever! The slow cooker or instant pot does all the work, and you get to enjoy a warm and cozy, super wholesome breakfast.
The best Mexican style pinto beans recipe. Make these flavorful pinto beans in the Instant Pot from dried - no soaking! This pinto bean recipe is a tasty vegetarian and vegan filling for burritos and side dish.
How to Cook Chickpeas
How to cook dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) on the stovetop and in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. Cooking homemade chickpeas is easy, especially if you have an Instant Pot. Use your freshly cooked chickpeas in salads, soups, hummus, and more.
Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Lentil Soup
A hearty and delicious lentil vegetable soup made easy in the Instant Pot. Instant Pot lentil soup is a wonderful hearty plant based dinner.
Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili
An easy vegetarian bean, quinoa, and sweet potato chili made in the Instant Pot pressure cooker or slow cooker.
Instant Pot Risotto with Roasted Vegetables
A simple Instant Pot risotto topped with roasted mushrooms, butternut squash, and Brussels sprouts makes an easy and comforting dinner.
Instant Pot Risotto with Peas and Artichokes
Homemade risotto is easier than ever when made in the Instant Pot pressure cooker or the slow cooker!
Simple Red Lentil Dal
Red lentil dal is a simple Indian-inspired comfort food meal.
Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup
Easy Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Potato Leek soup is a lovely soup for spring. This Instant Pot potato soup is warm, comforting, creamy, and kid-friendly.
Carrot Ginger Soup
An easy carrot ginger soup recipe infused with turmeric and made extra creamy with coconut milk.
Vegan Mashed Potatoes
The best vegan mashed potatoes made in the Instant Pot pressure cooker or the stovetop! These mashed potatoes are decadently flavored with garlic, olive oil, and truffles.
Instant Pot Cauliflower and Pea Coconut Curry
A delicious vegetarian or vegan Gobi Matar Korma (cauliflower and green pea coconut curry) made easy in the Instant Pot pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Borscht (vegan and gluten-free)
Just look at that bright color!
Hearty, Delicious Mushroom Stew
This vegetable stew looks perfect for cold nights.
Instant Pot Millet Pilaf Recipe
A light and nourishing meal.
Vegan Wild Rice Soup in the Instant Pot
This hearty soup is the #1 recipe on Veggies Save the Day!
Vegan Pumpkin Soup in the Instant Pot (or on the Stove!)
I love the added greens in this comforting bowl.
Instant Pot Black Bean Soup (Vegan)
A hearty soup packed with nutrition.
Teriyaki Instant Pot Rice - (stovetop instructions included)
A flavorful side dish!
Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup
This yellow split pea soup looks delicious.
Instant Pot Aloo Matar - Cook With Manali
A cozy Indian meal.
Instant Pot Potato Carrot Medley
Instant Pot Potato Carrot Medley has flavor to spare and all in under 30 minutes. So simple you can have your favorite vegetables anytime you want.
Black-Eyed Peas and Potato Stew | Lobia and Aloo Subzi – (Vegan and Gluten Free)
Cold Winter nights calls for a bowl of this warm Black-Eyes Peas and Potato Stew made in the Instant Pot. Serve this Vegan and gluten free stew with some rice or crusty bread on the side.
Vegetable Barley Soup
Vegetable Barley Soup is made in my new Power Quick Pot. A comforting but healthy meal will be on your table in under 15 minutes!
Best Vegan Chocolate cake in instant pot / pressure cooker / baking
Did you know you can even bake a cake in the Instant Pot?!
Cuban Black Beans
Find out how to cook Cuban black beans with dried black beans in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop. Black beans are great in Cuban black bean bowls or tacos.