For anyone that wants to make healthy dinners quick and easy, these Vegan Instant Pot Recipes are for you! Whether you’ve been cooking in an Instant Pot for years or are new to the process, these delicious recipes are going to become some of your new favorites!
These Instant Pot veggie recipes are from some of your favorite plant-based vegan bloggers, along with a few of my own personal favorites.
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What is an Instant Pot?
An Instant Pot is a multifunctional electric pressure cooker that is one of the most popular kitchen appliances on the market right now. It can make recipes from start to finish in a fraction of the time normally required.
These are some of the functions of most Instant Pots:
- Slow cooker
- Rice cooker
- Saute pan
- Yogurt maker
- Warmer & more
You can literally make everything from soups and stews to cakes and other desserts in this amazing appliance and do it much quicker and with less cleanup. It makes scrumptious vegan meals that are healthy and simple to make.
What vegan recipes can be made?
There is very little limit, that I’ve found so far, on what vegan meals can be made in an Instant Pot. Here are some that plant-based diet folks make regularly.
- Soups & stews
- Grains- rice, quinoa, bulgur, and more
- Pasta dishes
- Sauteed veggies
- Sloppy Joes
Which Instant Pot size should I get?
There are so many makes, models, and sizes of Instant Pots available on the market right now. The most common are the 3-quart, 6-quart, and 8-quart varieties. The 6-quart is probably most popular because it is large enough to accommodate most people’s needs.
The 3-quart model is a great option for those cooking for only themselves, folks with small kitchens, and students in dorm rooms (if they are allowed).
Most of the Instant Pot recipes I’ve seen use the 6-QT model to test recipes. This makes it easier for you to make the recipe without any adjustments if you have the right size pot already.
Healthy Instant Pot recipes for vegans
Whether you are cooking for one or for the whole family, there’s bound to be some new favorite Instant Pot recipes found in this list from some of your favorite vegan plant-based bloggers!
25 BEST Vegan Instant Pot Recipes
For anyone that wants to make healthy dinners quick and easy, these Vegan Instant Pot Recipes are for you! Whether you've been cooking in an Instant Pot for years or are new to the process, these delicious recipes are going to become some of your new favorites! Click on each of the photos, recipe titles, or 'Get the Recipe' buttons to see full recipes with ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button.
Vegan Instant Pot Pasta Recipe
If you’re up for a healthy and convenient dinner, this delicious vegan Instant Pot pasta recipe will be your new favorite. It’s creamy, easy to make, requires only 10 minutes of hands-on time and is made from cheap staple foods.
Instant Pot Ramen Bowls
These Instant Pot Ramen Bowls feature a delicious and flavorful broth infused with garlic, ginger, onion, and mushrooms. This one-pot recipe is a tasty way to jazz up ramen!
Instant Pot Lentil Tacos
Perfectly seasoned just right, these taco lentils are great for Taco Tuesdays, taco salads, nachos, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, baked potato toppers, and Taco Joes, making them an ultimate Whole Food Plant Based “endless dish options” recipe!
Instant Pot Spaghetti
Instant Pot Spaghetti – this easy yet delicious family-friendly recipe takes less than 10 minutes to prep for, and cooks in the Instant Pot in just 9 minutes. Best yet, you’ll only have one pot to clean!
Instant Pot Stewed Chickpeas
A delicious, healthy recipe with chickpeas made in the instant pot, with stovetop method included. Easy whole foods vegan recipe that’s family-friendly!
Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Jackfruit
The easiest and most delicious Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches, made in the Instant Pot! A perfect meal for the middle of summer when it’s too hot to turn on the oven.
Instant Pot Vegan Beef Stew
Incredibly flavorful, rich, hearty and filling, this Instant Pot Vegan Beef Stew is one of the most beloved of all comfort foods, and the best part is that it is ready in under 25 minutes.
Instant Pot Cashew Yogurt
Homemade cashew yogurt is deliciously tangy, creamy, light in calories, and made with just 2 ingredients. This vegan yogurt recipe has no gums or added sugar, and can also be made without an Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Oatmeal
Instant Pot Oatmeal can be made with old fashioned oats or steel cut oats. Both recipes are included and both recipes are comforting, healthy and quick. Variations for oatmeal toppings are inside too.
Instant Pot Vegan Stew with Cauliflower
Easy to pull together with just 6 simple ingredients, this instant pot vegan stew is tomatoey and light, and the perfect vegan vegetable stew for transitioning out of winter. It cooks in only 5 minutes, with minimal prep needed, so it’s an ideal meal for a quick weeknight dinner.
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup is so easy and quick to make! Dairy free, gluten free and ready in less than 30 minutes. It’s the perfect warm bowl of soup for Fall.
Vegan Instant Pot Italian Pasta
This Vegan Instant Pot Italian Pasta is so incredibly easy and fast to make, requiring only 8 simple ingredients. A 1 pot meal that is oil-free, dairy-free and is topped with a delicious vegan parmesan cheese and fresh basil!
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Vegan Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are so easy to make and delicious! They’re rich, creamy, and ready to eat in as little as 20 minutes. Making mashed potatoes has never been simpler or quicker.
Vegan Instant Pot Curry
This is the most delicious and easy Vegan Instant Pot Curry using lots of sweet potatoes, chickpeas, fresh spinach, red curry paste, curry spices, coconut milk and tomato sauce for the creamiest, most amazing depth of flavor! This vegan gluten-free curry will become an instant favorite! Only 8 main ingredients needed!
Instant Pot Soup is hearty, healthy, and bursting with flavor. The whole recipe is made in one pot, so clean up is a breeze.
Instant Pot Lentils (Smoky and Savory!)
How to make lentils in the instant pot for a smoky savory recipe! These smoky lentils are vegan, so full of flavor, so delicious and high in protein. They are perfect over pasta, potatoes and served alongside veggies!
Instant Pot Vegan Sweet Potato Soup
This easy Instant Pot Vegan Sweet Potato Soup is bursting with flavor and is naturally gluten-free, oil-free, dairy-free healthy, just 8 simple ingredients and made with whole foods!
Simple Instant Pot Black Bean Soup
I can’t believe how good this soup is for having so few ingredients. Of the optional ingredients, the one I really recommend is the lime juice—it adds a vibrant zing.
Vegan Tuscan White Bean Soup
Farro, an ancient grain similar to barley, adds texture and creaminess to this vegan version of Tuscan white bean soup with carrots and kale. Use Alubia Blanca or any small white beans, such as navy beans.
Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
This Instant Pot vegetable soup is a delicious, one-pot meal made very easy by using an electric pressure cooker.
Making Instant Pot chickpeas is super simple, and these step-by-step directions will show you how to go from raw beans to cooked in less than an hour!
This easy vegan lentil soup is chock full of wholesome ingredients and can be on the table in about 30-minutes. It's a one-pot meal, so clean up is a breeze! I've included directions for cooking on the stovetop, Instant Pot, and crockpot.
No-fail and no fuss is what this Instant Pot brown rice cooking method is. Make the perfect rice every time without even needing to stir the pot.
Instant Pot Apple Butter
Instant Pot Apple Butter is so easy to make and ready in less than an hour using 5 simple ingredients. A deliciously warm spread, flavoring, or filling. You will never again have to buy apple butter at the store! It’s vegan, healthy, and uses no refined sugar.
This vegan version of Instant Pot Cabbage is one of the easiest healthy side dishes you'll ever make. It's ready in only a few minutes and pairs well with so many other recipes.