21 Instant Pot 4th of July Recipes

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When you’re planning your 4th of July party menu this year, think beyond the grill and consider what your Instant Pot can help you make! There are dozens of great Instant Pot recipes that are perfect for a summer party, that can be made easier and faster than ever before.

We asked our fellow food bloggers to send us their best 4th of July Instant Pot recipes to share with you. These recipes include favorites like potato salad and mac & cheese, plus a few that you might not have thought about, and a few drinks to go with it.

»You might be interested in the 15 Instant Pot Accessories You Need.

instant pot 4th of july recipes

» 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!

Don’t have an Instant Pot yet? Check out our guide to find the right one for you. See all our instant pot recipes.

One thing that I like to do the day before a big 4th of July BBQ is prep in the Instant Pot all the things I’m going to make the next day. You can boil potatoes for potato salad, cook macaroni for Mac & Cheese, pre-cook chicken drumsticks or wings to put on the grill the next day, etc. This can save a ton of time in prep on the day of your celebration.

PRO TIP: If you have an extra inner pot for your Instant Pot, you can switch out the pot to make your next dish, rather than having to empty it out and clean it before moving on to the next project.

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21 Delicious 4th of July Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs
These Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs are cooked to tender in the Instant Pot then grilled.
Baby Back Ribs
Instant Pot BBQ Brisket
This Instant Pot Brisket recipe makes tender beef brisket that's full of smoky, rich flavor that rivals the low and slow BBQ pit taste we all love.
Instant Pot Brisket Recipe
Instant Pot Carne Asada
Instant Pot Carne Asada is tender, flavorful, and just as juicy as when you cook it on the stove top or grill. You can use this carne asada recipe to make a delicious main dish, or use it for tacos, fajitas, or nachos.
Sliced carne asada
Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken
This quick shredded chicken is a snap to make in the Instant Pot and has so many uses.
bbq pulled chicken
Instant Pot Pulled Pork Shoulder
This Instant Pot pork shoulder recipe makes incredibly flavorful pulled pork that is so good you won’t believe how easy it is to make. You can make a huge batch in the Instant Pot to use for your 4th of July menu – from pulled pork sandwiches to loaded nachos.
pulled pork shoulder
Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks
Cooking chicken drumsticks in the Instant Pot is an incredibly fast and efficient way to go. You can cook large batch of drumsticks quickly, even from frozen, and then transfer them to the grill to get crisp. It saves a ton of time and effort cooking them fully on the grill.
instant pot chicken drumsticks
Instant Pot Thai Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang)
Instant Pot Thai Grilled Chicken (Gai Yang) is a pressure cooker adaptation of the popular Thai street food. Finishing on the grill and glazing with Thai sweet chili sauce gives the chicken a spicy-sweet barbecue flavor that’s irresistible!
Gai Yang
Instant Pot Jamaican Jerk Chicken
This Instant Pot Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe features succulent bone-in chicken with boldly spiced Caribbean flavors, beautifully finished on the grill.
jamaican jerk chicken
Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip
Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip is a must-have appetizer for every occasion. It’s super easy, divinely delicious, and always disappears!
artichoke dip
Instant Pot Baked Beans
There’s no need to pre-soak the beans in this recipe, which makes it perfect for a busy day like the 4th of July when you’re likely cooking a big meal. Combine Instant Pot cooked beans with bacon, onion and spices to make irresistible sweet and smoky beans.
instant pot baked beans
Instant Pot Mac & Cheese
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is the perfect summer side dish for a get together or BBQ. You’re just 20 minutes away from this creamy, cheesy, quick and comforting meal. Make it ahead of time and just put it in the oven to warm up.
Mac & Cheese
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
One of the best traditions of summer are tender juicy ears of corn on the cob hot out of the pot, and dripping with butter with a sprinkling of salt! Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is a quick and easy way to make this simple classic BBQ side dish.
corn on the cob
Instant Pot Potato Salad
is a fast and easy way to prepare summer’s classic salad recipe. This version is a Baked Potato Salad recipe, with creamy sour cream, chopped bacon and chives on top!
instant pot potato salad
Thai Noodle Salad With Peanut Sauce
Thai Noodle Salad is a perfect way to enjoy all the crunchy vegetables. It is served with amazing peanut sauce and that sauce makes this salad just too irresistible. This noodle salad is perfect for summertime as it only takes just a few minutes to prepare.
Thai salad
Pressure Cooker Corn Chowder with Bacon
This Easy Corn Chowder Recipe is a delicious chowder that is made with bacon and without heavy cream. This lightened-up version is loaded with flavor and makes a perfect dinner recipe for the cold weather. Make it in less than 30 minutes tops inside a pressure cooker such as Gourmia or Instant Pot!
Instant Pot Boiled Potatoes
With this incredibly easy Instant pot Boiled Potatoes recipe, you can have fork tender potatoes in a fraction of the time of boiling them on the stove. They are consistently tender and delicious.
boiled potatoes
Instant Pot Peach Iced Tea
This peach iced tea uses real fresh fruit and is cooked in the Instant Pot to bring out all the delicious flavor.
instant pot peach tea
Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea
This Instant Pot Blackberry Iced Tea uses fresh fruit to infuse black tea with incredible summer flavor.
instant pot blackberry iced tea
Red White and Blue Instant Pot Cheesecake
Desserts are one of the best parts of any 4th of July party. Dress yours up with this delicious fruity Instant Pot Cheesecake with red, white, and blue colors.
blueberry cheesecake
Instant Pot Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
Chocolate lovers rejoice! This Instant Pot Triple Chocolate Cheesecake will satisfy your cravings for a sweet treat this 4th of July. It’s dense, rich and decadent with the perfect amount of chocolate flavor.
triple chocolate cheesecake

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.

Final Thoughts

Now’s the time to start planning your menu and finding great recipes to make for your party. We love these Instant Pot 4th of July recipes and we’re pretty sure you’re going to love them too.

🥧 If you’re interested in more great recipes, I share all my favorite recipes over at A Food Lover’s Kitchen, and you’ll find air fryer recipes at Air Fry Anytime, and cocktails and drinks at Savored Sips. Check it out today!


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