11 Instant Pot Meals in Under 30 Minutes

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The glory of the Instant Pot is being able to cook things quickly and efficiently. These meals can all be made in the Instant Pot in under 30 minutes. That’s your weekend meal sorted!

Just because you’re rushed for time doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a homemade dinner. That’s one of the biggest reasons we love the Instant Pot so much. You can toss a few ingredients into the pot and dinner’s ready in no time.

» Read up on how to do pot in pot cooking in the Instant Pot.

Stuffed peppers, bourbon chicken and white chicken chili

» Check out our Instant Pot Cooking Times Cheat Sheet so you never have to look up times again for your favorite foods you make in the pressure cooker. Print or bookmark it so you always have it handy!

Why Use An Instant Pot?

The Instant Pot is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you can buy, because it drastically cuts down on the cooking time for developing flavors in soups and stews, getting tough cuts of meat tender, and even baking a cheesecake. And there are many accessories that will help you get more out of your Instant Pot.

If you don’t have one yet, check out our guide on which one to buy. Also see our guide to How to Use an Instant Pot for more information.

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Instant Pot Recipes Done in Under 30 Minutes

Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken
Instant Pot Bourbon Chicken is rich and tasty Cajun-inspired dish that combines bourbon with soy sauce and ketchup to make tender pieces of chicken in a sweet and savory sauce.
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instant pot bourbon chicken
Instant Pot Boneless Pork Chops
Instant Pot Pork Chops are done in just 15 minutes and can be paired with any side dish. This meal will become one of your go-to dinners.
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instant pot pork chops
Instant Pot Whole Chicken
This Instant Pot Whole Chicken is so easy to make and it turns out tender and juicy.
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instant pot chicken
Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli
This Instant Pot Beef & Broccoli recipe is done in under 30 minutes and packs all the delicious flavor of your favorite takeout.
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Beef and Broccoli with Rice
Instant Pot Chicken Chili
This Instant Pot White Chicken Chili is a delicious, hearty, and rich soup, packed with beans, chicken, and chili spices. 
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White Chicken Chili
Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Thighs
You can cook bone-in chicken thighs in the Instant Pot in a fraction of the time it takes on the stovetop and it comes out perfectly cooked fork tender, juicy, and with way less splatter.
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Chicken Thighs
Instant Pot Brats
It takes only a few minutes in the Instant Pot to make perfect brats, so why not do it the easy way by cooking your brats in the Instant Pot!
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Cooked Brats on a Plate
Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers
Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers are packed with ground beef, rice, and onions, then cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot in just 15 minutes.
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instant pot stuffed peppers
Instant Pot Chicken & Broccoli
Instant Pot Chicken & Broccoli is a great dinner when you're looking for an easy, savory, and delicious meal that will come together within an hour.
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Chicken and broccoli with rice
Instant Pot Potato & Leek Soup
This Instant Pot Potato & Leek Soup is a delicious creamy and smooth soup.
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Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup
Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken
This quick shredded chicken is a snap to make in the Instant Pot and has so many uses.
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bbq pulled chicken
Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks
Cooking chicken drumsticks in the Instant Pot is an incredibly fast and efficient way to get dinner on the table and they’re so tender!
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Chicken drumsticks
Instant Pot Chicken Adobo in Less Than 30 Mins
Chicken Adobo is a popular Filipino dish that combines soy sauce, peppercorns and white vinegar to create huge flavor in a short amount of time.
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Chicken adobo on rice

Instant Pot Pro Plus

Now you can control your pot wirelessly through an app. Cool-touch handles on the pot itself, and an automatic locking pressure release valve for greater safety. This one does it all.

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Beef and broccoli, pork chops and potato and leek soup

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