The Best Vegan Instant Pot Recipes To Cook 2022 (2024)

    From drunken noodles to stuffed peppers, an Instant Pot can help you whip up a plant-based meal in no time at all.

    by Whitney JeffersonBuzzFeed Staff
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    While the Instant Pot made its debut onto the market only a handful of years ago, it seems as though there's always someone who just bought an Instant Pot for the first time and wants to know all about how to use it. This is a testament to the kitchen tool's popularity and versatility, as it can do everything from making yogurt and apple sauce to cooking your meals soooo much faster.

    Whether you're brand new to the Instant Pot or just looking for some vegan-friendly recipes for it, this list of plant-based recipes is sure to inspire your next meal in the kitchen!

    1. Tuscan White Bean Soup

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    This soup totally encompasses the flavors of Italy in a bowl. Let your taste buds dance as you enjoy a warm, comforting bowl of this hearty and rustic dish. And it's so easy to make; just throw everything into your insta pot and prepare to enjoy!

    Recipe:Tuscan White Bean Soup

    2. Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

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    Let your insta pot work some magic as the ingredients meld together to create a rich and velvety soup. You could even whip up a vegan grilled cheese to go along with it. This soup is the epitome of comfort in a bowl.

    Recipe:Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

    3. Teriyaki Rice

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    This recipe is absolutely delicious, plus it's jam-packed with veggies, so you can get your greens in for the day. This dish only takes 30 minutes to make, so if you're hungry when you get home, know that dinner is almost served. Even better, the recipe makes enough for four servings — so bring your friends or save some leftovers!

    4. Pumpkin Curry

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    This hearty dish miraculously only takes minutes to make! This recipe has a mix of flavors — including smoked paprika, onion, garlic, and of course, curry — that make it absolutely divine. Serve over basmati rice or pair with naan for best results.

    5. Take-Out Style Tofu and Broccoli

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    Enjoy the thrill of cooking at home by recreating this recipe for tofu and broccoli over rice. While the prep time will require you to press your block of tofu, it'll also teach you how to make a killer ginger-chili sauce that you can make over and over again.

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    Looking for something new to try this Veganuary? Warm up with this instant pot recipe for pulled faux pork for any and all of your BBQ sandwich needs. If you're new to jackfruit or new to cooking it from scratch, this recipe is an easy way to create a delicious alternative to pulled pork and sloppy joe's.

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    Making Pad Thai at home has never been easier than this recipe, which utilizes an Instant Pot. You'll cook the noodles for only two minutes in the IP while you work on the rest of the ingredients in a sauté pan. Easy to make and delicious to eat!

    8. Vegan Red Lentil Soup

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    Coming in ~hot~ for the cool winter months is this lovely lentil soup recipe from The Edgy Veg. It's a perfect "set and forget" soup that you can make easily in an instant pot, aka my favorite thing for when the time changes and my energy diminishes after it gets dark. Also note that this is a nut-free and gluten-free recipe as well!

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    Have you ever tried using quinoa as a meat replacement? It actually tastes great and I suggest that you do. This recipe uses rice and lentils for a smoky tasting taco filling, and can easily be reheated for leftovers. Try it!

    11. Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles

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    A recipe for peanut noodles that's quick and is made in only one dish? Yes, the Instant Pot makes it possible. In order to make this dish fully vegan, replace the honey asked for in the recipe with brown sugar.

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    Another soup that's a fall favorite in my home is butternut squash soup. This particular recipe incorporates another stellar fall ingredient — apples — for a zing of sweetness that brightens up the entire soup. Don't sleep on this recipe!

    13. Instant Pot Gumbo

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    The Edgy Veg /

    Are you dreaming of your last trip to New Orleans? If yes, great, and if not, you don't need a specific reason to make this amazing gumbo dish! Of course it features okra like you'd imagine, but this veganized version includes jackfruit, veggie sausage, and veggie bullion to make it a truly plant-based soup.

    Vegan Richa /

    To say that I am completely "wowed" by this vegan and gluten-free pepperoni recipe from Vegan Richa would be an understatment! This recipe is actually much more simple than you'd imagine — you mix up the chickpea flour and other ingredients, then pressure cook it in an Instant Pot to make the "meat" firm. Then you slice it up and voila: vegan pepperoni.

    Healthier Steps /

    Now that it's getting to be a bit cooler and Fall is not so far away, it's the right time to get back into warm soups. This split pea soup recipe is filling, nourishing, and incredibly easy to make in an instant pot — the definition of "set it and forget it". It also keeps well and can quickly be reheated into an excellent leftover soup, too.

    16. Instant Pot Cauliflower Tikka Masala

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    This Indian-inspired tikka masala recipe features perfectly tender cauliflower, the tastiest blend of spices, and comes together in only 30 minutes.

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    Chop up your apples, and put them in the Instant Pot with vanilla, cinnamon, and the other spices that use this recipe for a quick and easy oatmeal. A breakfast made for champions!

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    This recipe is part lasagna, part soup — how can you go wrong? Forget about layering your noodles in this Instant Pot recipe, all you need to do is drop the ingredients in and let it cook! Serve it with or without bread, and enjoy the coziest winter meal you can imagine.

    19. Vegan German Potato Salad

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    Fat Free Vegan /

    One major perk of an Instant Pot that I don't think everyone recognizes is that they are great at quickly cooking potatoes. I use mine to pre-cook potatoes that I'll throw in the fridge and later make all sorts of recipes with, and in this recipe you'll use them similarly. Once cooked in the Instant Pot, you'll mix with broth, red wine vinegar, mustard, and other delights for an amazing dish.

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    As long as you have the steamer/grate attachment for your Instant Pot, this recipe for stuffed peppers is a breeze.

    The Belly Rules The Mind /

    This classic recipe is a winner: It's widely beloved, comes together in under 30 minutes, and it's all going down in only one pot. Mix up the veggies based on what you have on hand, and it's a win-win! Oh, and did I mention that this particular recipe is actually an Olive Garden copy-cat recipe? Say no more!

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    Even better than how it looks, this savory recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes and can be used with the veggies you have leftover in the freezer.

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    Follow the instructions of this tasty recipe, and you'll be well on your way to the easiest one-pot vegan mac and cheese you've tried! If you have leftovers, you can use them for some more creative recipes like mac and cheese balls or even a burger with mac and cheese topping!

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    An Instant Pot is a great way to make chili without a lot of pots, pans, or stress. Try this recipe here.

    25. Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

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    As always, one of the Instant Pot's biggest perks is the amount of cooking time it reduces. This recipe for a mushroom risotto is no different, coming together after a mere ~15 minutes~ in the Instant Pot. (I'm impressed and will be making risotto in my Instant Pot soon.)

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    What could be more soothing than a cup of tomato soup on a cold winter day? Oh, right: a cup of tomato soup with gnocchi in it, too.

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    This simple recipe for black bean burritos comes together in less than 10 minutes prep time, but it'll look like it took three times as long. Note: You'll be making the burrito filling inside the Instant Pot and will wrap them up outside of the Instant Pot, so don't worry about that!

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    This jackfruit curry recipe calls for one can of green jackfruit, but you can substitute beans, chickpeas, and a host of other things.

    29. Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

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    This recipe for a blended carrot ginger soup is the perfect recipe for Instant Pot beginners. When you first start out with your new device, you might be sticking to specific recipes. But you'll eventually learn that almost any vegetables plus some stock can equal a delicious soup after it's been through the blender.

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    Get your cauliflower on with this recipe for aloo gobi with ease in your Instant Pot.

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    My favorite part about this recipe is how tasty and versatile the sauce is. Jazz it up by adding spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, or anything else you'd like.

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    This recipe can be used as a side dish, filling for a taco or burrito, placed on top of a salad, or eaten on its own.

    33. Easy Instant Pot Apple Butter

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    This recipe for apple butter takes away the pain-in-the-butt factor of canning and allows you to make the entire thing at once, no extreme methods needed.

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    This deliciously creamy recipe uses turmeric, onions, garlic, and cashews for a smooth and savory cauliflower soup.

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    As this recipe points out, the key to allowing your chickpeas to be super soft is soaking them for a few hours before you put everything into the Instant Pot. But even if you don't, it'll still taste delicious!

    Nora Cooks / Via

    Yeah, sure, spaghetti is easy to make for pretty much anyone. That doesn't mean we don't listen to reason...for instance, why not make it even easier in an Instant Pot?

    37. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup

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    This soup recipe has sweet potatoes, black beans, and a hearty filling to keep you feeling satisfied. Lots of superfoods involved in this dish, too!

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    Bet you never thought to make mashed potatoes with an Instant Pot! But luckily, I'm here to tell you that you can make mashed potatoes an Instant Pot. Try it out yourself with this recipe.

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    Every good taco plate comes with refried beans, and every good double decker taco needs a layer of it. Learn how to make it like a pro with this recipe, and then please report back.

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    Olives are the star of the show in this penne puttanesca recipe, but they can easily be omitted for a more ziti-like dish. Promise, it'll be tasty either way!

    41. Instant Pot Pumpkin Walnut Chili

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    Whether or not it's fall, you can make this recipe for pumpkin chili whenever you want to — as long as you have a can of pumpkin nearby! This recipe is a must-try for people looking to try something new in the kitchen and for absolute chili-heads alike.

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