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).
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.
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.
Vegan Instant Pot Recipes
The best plant-based, vegetarian, vegan Instant Pot recipes from Yummy Mummy Kitchen and around the internet! From breakfast, to healthy vegan soups, to side dishes, and even cake, you don't want to miss these incredible vegan Instant Pot recipes!
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.
Farrotto! It's risotto, but made with farro. Creamy mushroom farroto, or farro risotto, with roasted butternut squash makes a beautiful vegetarian or vegan dinner that's special enough for holidays like Thanksgiving. Make this farro risotto on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot pressure cooker.
How to make roasted Brussels sprouts in the oven OR just 1 minute at high pressure in the Instant Pot. Roasted balsamic Brussels sprouts are a delicious and easy vegetarian, gluten-free side dish for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, or everyday dinners.
Mashed cauliflower! Cauliflower "mashed potatoes" are a creamy and cozy healthier side dish perfect for the holidays or any day. This garlic cauliflower mash recipe is keto and vegan friendly. With just 1 minute at high pressure, cauliflower is ready to be blended into creamy mash with vegan Parmesan or nutritional yeast. Perfect for Thanksgiving or any day.
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 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.
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