10 Instant Pot Side Dishes to Serve With Anything

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The right side dishes go a long way, whether you’re cooking for a dinner party or preparing a quick weeknight meal. Side dishes ensure that your meal is well-balanced and they add taste, texture, and color to the plate.

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Baby potatoes, asparagus and sweet potatoes

Instant Pots are excellent for making side dishes in a jiffy. We’ve rounded up 10 of our best Instant Pot side dish recipes so that no matter what the occasion, dinner will be something to look forward to.

These Instant Pot side dishes are versatile enough to be served with anything, from pork roast to stuffed peppers. Give them a try and see which one is your favorite!

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Side Dishes to Make in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Baby Potatoes
These Instant Pot Baby Potatoes cook in just 5 minutes and can be crisped on saute mode then sprinkled with herbs and butter to create a superbly flavorful potato side dish.
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Bowl of cooked baby potatoes
Instant Pot Artichokes
Instant Pot artichokes are quick to make, taking less than 15 minutes, and they are tender and perfectly steamed!
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Cooked artichoke
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
These ultra soft and silky instant pot sweet potatoes can be made in minutes. They're the perfect addition to any meal, the warm sweetness lends itself to many dinners and even desserts!
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Cooked sweet potatoes on a plate
Easy Instant Pot Cauliflower
This easy Instant Pot Cauliflower is the best way to quickly steam your cauliflower to make a perfect side dish in just minutes.
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Instant Pot cauliflower
Instant Pot Spanish Rice
This Instant Pot Spanish Rice is a fantastic side dish for both Mexican and Spanish main dishes. The rice, beans, tomatoes, and bell peppers mingle with aromatic spices to form a dish that is a treat for your taste buds.
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plate of instant pot spanish rice
Instant Pot Potatoes & Carrots
Instant Pot Potatoes & Carrots are a great side dish for anything you're serving, and they can be made in just 3 minutes in the Instant Pot, cooked to perfection with just the right amount of bite left.
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potatoes and carrots
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
Corn on the Cob is ready in just 7 minutes and it's cooked to perfection, with juicy plump kernels.
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corn on the cob
Instant Pot Asparagus
You may not have thought you could make perfectly tender and crisp asparagus in the Instant Pot, but it's actually the best way to make perfect asparagus every time.
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Cooked Asparagus
Instant Pot Beets
This simple method of cooking Instant Pot beets makes the perfect buttery texture with the signature sweet taste of this unique vegetable.
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Cooked and peeled beets
Instant Pot Basmati Rice
With this recipe, you can make perfectly cooked basmati rice to go with any dish.
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Basmati Rice
Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes
These Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes are deliciously addictive thinly sliced potatoes baked with a creamy cheese sauce using the pot-in-pot method.
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Scalloped potatoes on a plate with pork chops and zucchini

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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Main Dishes to Serve With These

You can serve these great side dishes with just about any main dish. Here are a few options to enjoy:

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