17 Best Dump-and-Go Instant Pot Recipes We Make on Repeat

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Life can be hectic, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice delicious home-cooked meals. Enter the magic of dump-and-go Instant Pot recipes, where convenience meets flavor in the best possible way. These recipes require minimal prep and effort—just toss in your ingredients, set it, and forget it.

From hearty soups to succulent meats, these 17 best dump-and-go Instant Pot recipes are so easy and satisfying, you’ll find yourself making them on repeat. Get ready to simplify your cooking routine and enjoy more time savoring these delicious dishes.

Instant Pot Spaghetti
If you've never made Instant Pot Spaghetti, you absolutely should start using this method to make perfect spaghetti.
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A bowl of spaghetti
Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta
This Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta is the perfect meal for a lazy afternoon or quick dinner, made with ground beef, pasta shells, and all your favorite taco flavors.
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Cheesy taco pasta
Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
This Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast is made with tender chuck roast and pepperoncini smothered in a thick flavorful gravy.
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Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup is a quick and nourishing Italian-inspired dish packed with vegetables, beans, pasta, and savory herbs.
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minestrone soup
Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes & Ham
Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes & Ham features tender potatoes, succulent ham, and melted cheddar, perfect for a quick side dish that can go with just about any meal.
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Scalloped potatoes and ham
Instant Pot Chili Mac
Instant Pot Chili Mac combines the bold flavors of chili with elbow macaroni and shredded cheese, all effortlessly prepared in one pot. It's the ultimate comfort food!
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Chili mac topped with cheese
Instant Pot Gumbo
This Instant Pot Gumbo is made with all the classic Cajun flavors but made in the Instant Pot rather than on the stovetop. You’re going to love how simple and tasty it is!
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Instant Pot gumbo and rice
Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff is made with tender strips of beef, mushrooms, seasonings, and egg noodles with a creamy sauce. It’s classic comfort food made easy in the pressure cooker.
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A plate of beef stroganoff
Instant Pot Chicken Marsala
Instant Pot Chicken Marsala is an Italian-inspired dish featuring tender chicken thighs, mushrooms, and a Marsala wine sauce, creating a tasty blend of flavors.
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Chicken marsala served over mashed potatoes
Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta is made with perfectly cooked penne pasta, tender chunks of chicken, a rich marinara sauce, and a cheesy topping.
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Chicken parmesan pasta
Instant Pot Chicken & Gravy
This Instant Pot Chicken & Gravy recipe is a convenient way to enjoy a hearty and flavorful meal, made with juicy chicken and tasty gravy.
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Instant Pot chicken and gravy with mashed potatoes
Instant Pot Japanese Curry
Instant Pot Japanese Curry is a flavorful and comforting dish featuring tender beef chuck roast, aromatic onions, carrots, and potatoes simmered in a savory Japanese curry roux.
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Japanese curry with rice
Instant Pot Frozen Meatballs
Instant Pot Frozen Meatballs is that go-to meal you can make in few minutes that is packed with flavor and all you need is meatballs, canned tomatoes, and some herbs.
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Instant Pot Frozen Meatballs
Instant Pot Ranch Pork Chops
Instant Pot Ranch Pork Chops are a delicious homemade meal with thick juicy pork chops coated in ranch seasoning, ready in less than 30 minutes in the Instant Pot.
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A Ranch pork chop with broccoli
Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken
This recipe for Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken, using chicken breasts, garlic, ginger, and a few pantry ingredients, makes for a wonderfully savory weeknight meal.
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Teriyaki chicken with rice
Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Instant Pot Butter Chicken – chicken thighs with Garam Masala, cumin, turmeric and a creamy buttery sauce – is a delicious and easy way to make a classic Indian dish.
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Butter chicken over rice
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta
This Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta is pure comfort food with penne pasta and a cheesy creamy and delicious buffalo sauce. Best of all it takes less than 40 minutes to make.
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A bowl of buffalo chicken pasta
Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta
This Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe adds Cajun seasoning, diced tomatoes, bell peppers, and heavy cream to the classic combination of chicken and pasta to form a delicious dinner.
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Instant Pot Cajun chicken pasta

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