35 Must-Try Vegan Instant Pot Recipes

Looking for tasty vegan Instant Pot recipes? I have got you covered with this list of 35 easy and must-try vegan Pressure Cooker recipes.




I’ve quickly become a mahoooosive fan of the Instant Pot, and it seems like everyone else has too. It’s quick, convenient, and versatile… what’s not to love?? 

Oh, and it’s also quiet. Electric pressure cookers are brilliant like that: exceptionally quiet compared to standard pressure cookers. No more jumping out of your chair when the pressure finally builds up and steam shoots out of the rattling pressure weight.

Nope, they’re barely audible at all (especially when there’s background noise, like the kiddoes playing in the other room). Pressure cooker bliss.

The list includes 35 delicious vegan Instant Pot recipes, 9 of which are Instant Pot soup recipes. All 35 recipes are perfect for this time of year when the weather is cold and dreary — these recipes will warm you right up.

But if you land on this post when the weather is hot and toasty, the beauty of an electric pressure cooker is it won’t heat up your kitchen.

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Instant Pot Recipe Binder

This awesome 30-page Instant Pot Recipe Binder Printable gives you everything you need and all in one place. It contains all sorts of easy-to-use tools and helpful information to give you a truly organized and easily accessible Instant Pot recipe collection.

Easy Vegan Recipes: The Pantry Essentials

Guys, having a well-stocked pantry makes it quick and easy to whip up a batch of your favourite easy vegan recipe whenever you are up for it.

Be sure you have these classic staples on hand before you begin your meal prep and you’ll be savouring delicious vegan recipes for beginners and seasoned foodies no time.

  • Broth: vegetable broth.
  • Produce (fresh and frozen): potatoes, sweet potatoes (or yams), cauliflower, carrots, celery, green beans, butternut squash, zucchini, corn, garlic.
  • Fresh herbs: parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, tarragon, basil.
  • Nuts and seeds: walnuts, almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), sunflower seeds, tahini, peanut butter.
  • Fruit (fresh, frozen or dries): Blueberries, strawberries, bananas, pears, apples, raisins, apricots.
  • Dry goods: rice, peas, beans, lentils, quinoa, pasta, corn tortillas, flour, canned diced tomatoes, tomato paste.
  • Seasoning, spices and other: salt, ground black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, paprika, curry powder, red chilli flakes, olive oil, coconut oil, butter.
  • Egg substitutes for baking: Chia seeds, applesauce, bananas, flax seeds, silken tofu.
  • Sweeteners: Maple syrup, coconut sugar, dates, cane sugar.
  • Refrigerator essentials: non-dairy yogurt like coconut yogurt, non-dairy milk like almond and soya, non-dairy butter, tofu.

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On to those fab recipes…

31 of the Best Vegan Instant Pot Recipes

#1. Instant Pot Potato Soup from Recipes from a Pantry

From yours truly, this is the first of the Instant Pot soup recipes. Instant Pot Potato Soup is comforting, creamy, warming, and filling. It’s also very easy to make.

Instant Pot Potato Soup is a quick, easy, and delicious Instant Pot soup that can be made in just a few simple steps. It is a gluten-free soup and vegan soup. #instantpot #instantpotrecipe #instantpotsoup #instantpoteats #vegansoup #glutenfreesoup

#2. Instant Pot Rice – 4 Ways from Recipes from a Pantry

Do you want to make the BEST Instant Pot rice?? In this post I show you how to make perfect white rice, brown rice, Jollof rice and Mexican rice in your Instant Pot. All 4 are suitable for vegan diets.

overhead view of large black bowl containing white rice with a spoon sticking out

#3. Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats from Recipes from a Pantry

Want a bowl of warm, comforting, and creamy steel cut oats? Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats are the perfect answer to your cravings.

overhead view of bowl of instant pot steel cut oats in white bowl with blueberries and almonds

#4. Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes from Recipes from a Pantry

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes (yams) are incredibly easy to make with only 2 ingredients and less than 30 mins. They make a great side or main course and can easily be turned into dessert.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato with almonds and raspberries

#5. Instant Pot Mashed Potato Recipe from Recipes from a Pantry

Dreaming of creamy, fluffy, and easy-to-make mashed potatoes? Try this Instant Pot Mashed Potato recipe. Use dairy-free butter and milk to make it vegan.

Overhead shot of Instant Pot Mashed Potato in a bowl, with spring onions and a cloth

#6. Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts from Recipes from a Pantry

This Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts recipe is healthy, quick, easy and so amazingly tasty. Plus, you can make it with fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts… a total win-win, right??

a bowl of instant pot brussels sprouts

#7. Instant Pot Brownies with Pumpkin from Recipes from a Pantry

These Instant Pot Brownies are fudgy, moist, and full of flavour. They are the Vegan Pumpkin Brownies you need to make to celebrate pumpkin season. I’d go so far as to say they are the best Instant Pot brownies in the foodiverse.

Instant Pot Brownies On a table

#8. Instant Pot Baked Apples from Recipes from a Pantry

Looking for a healthy treat?? These Instant Pot Baked Apples comes together with 5 mins of cook time and 4 pantry staple ingredients. Healthy has never tasted so good.

#9. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup from Recipes from a Pantry

This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup feels warming, indulgent and creamy whilst being vegan and super healthy. So an easy to whip up, packed full of flavour soup treat with zero of the guilt.

2 bowls of instant pot butternut squash soup with pumpkin seeds

#10. Instant Pot Oatmeal with Chocolate from Recipes from a Pantry

This easy Instant Pot Oatmeal with Chocolate recipe will produce glorious, chocolate-y oatmeal that is perfect for breakfast all year round. Don’t like chocolate? Not a problem – omit the cocoa powder and flavour it however you’d like.

3 bowls of instant pot oatmeal with chocolate


#11. Instant Pot Vegetable Soup with Zucchini from Recipes from a Pantry

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup with Zucchini is a low carb vegetable soup may be low in carbs but is full of flavour! It is super easy to make and could become your next favourite summery or light soup recipe.

2 bowls of low carb vegetable soup

#12. Instant Pot Broccoli from Recipes from a Pantry

If you want to make easy steamed broccoli in your Instant Pot, this recipe has got you covered. It will help you make perfectly green broccoli in no time at all.

instant pot broccoli with chilli and lemon

#13. Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Mexican Flavours from Recipes from a Pantry

This comforting soup recipe is vegan, gluten-free, packed with protein and bursting with Mexican flavours. If you want a super easy and filling recipe, this is it.

#14. Low Carb Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup from Recipes from a Pantry

This Mexican Spiced Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup is easy, comforting, smooth and creamy with just a handful of ingredients. It is a versatile low carb soup that can be served on its own or with a variety of toppings or mix-ins.

overhead view of cauliflower soup in bowls one big and one small

#15. Perfect Instant Pot Baked Potatoes from Recipes from a Pantry

Want to learn how to make PERFECT fluffy Instant Pot Baked Potatoes?? I have got you covered. You will love how easy it is to make potatoes in your Instant Pot in just a few mins.

An instant pot baked potato in a bowl with some butter and a spoon

#16. Instant Pot Infused Water – 4 Ways from Recipes from a Pantry

Need a little help drinking water? You will love these 4 infused water recipes: cinnamon and apple, clementine and peach, blueberry and strawberry and cardamom and pear.

4 bottles of instant pot infused water with fruit and straws

#17. Instant Pot Moroccan Split Pea Soup from Recipes from a Pantry

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup is hearty, satisfying and full of bold Moroccan flavours. It is a dump and go soup making it the perfect soup to make when you need supper fast.

overhead view of instant pot split pea soup with a spoon sticking out of the soup

#18. Instant Pot Applesauce from Recipes from a Pantry

This Instant Pot Applesauce is irresistibly flavourful like warm apple pie filling. It is perfect warm or cold and as a side dish or dessert.

A jar full of Instant Pot Applesauce with apple and another jar in the background

#19. Instant Pot Quinoa from Recipes From a Pantry

Want to know how to cook Instant Pot Quinoa? Well, look no further. This post shows you how 2 ways to cook pressure cooker quinoa that produces perfect failproof quinoa every single time.

A bowl of cooked pressure cooker quinoa on a table

#20. Jollof Rice from Recipes From a Pantry

A traditional West African spiced tomato rice dish, Jollof rice is served during all celebrations like wedding, birthdays, Christmas and more. This vegan and gluten-free side pairs perfectly with many different main courses.

overhead view of large pot of instant pot rice jollof rice with a spoon sticking out over blue countertop

#21. Pumpkin and Plantain Curry from Recipes From a Pantry

This quick and easy curry is full of delicious fall flavors with an added African influence from the plantains. Suitable for vegan, gluten-free and paleo diets.

Two servings of Instant Pot Pumpkin and Plantain Curry served in white bowls with a small bowl of curry sauce and a white cloth napkin

#22. Stuffed Squash from Recipes From a Pantry

As delicious as it is stunning, this recipe for stuffed squash is healthy, hearty and so easy to make. Perfect to serve as a main course or a side dish.

Four servings of Instant Pot Stuffed Squash on a baking sheet alongside small bowls of pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and pomegranate seeds

#23. Popcorn + 4 Variations from Recipes From a Pantry

Yeap, you can make popcorn in the Instant Pot! With just 2 ingredients, you can have a healthy, vegan and gluten-free snack the whole family will love. And with 4 different flavour variations, there is something for everyone!

3 bowls of Instant Pot Pocorn

#24. Instant Pot Polenta Breakfast Porridge from Recipes From A Pantry

Instant Pot Polenta Breakfast Porridge is an easy and delicious way to start your day! Rich, creamy polenta topped with maple syrup and chopped nuts is just the thing to warm you up on chilly winter mornings.

instant pot polenta breakfast porridge topped with nuts and served in a blue ceramic bowl with a gold spoon

#25. Instant Pot Ramen from Recipes From A Pantry

This recipe for Instant Pot Ramen is super easy to make, super healthy, and full of great umami flavour! With just a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy delicious ramen noodles whenever the craving strikes.

two bowls of Instant Ramen served with a small bowl of sesame seeds as garnish

#26. Instant Pot Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding) from Recipes From a Pantry

Deliciously comforting and satisfying, Instant Pot Arroz Con Leche requires just a few everyday ingredients. The Instant Pot makes it quick and easy to indulge in traditional sweet treat.

two servings of Instant Pot Arroz Con Leche (rice pudding) served with gold spoons and cinnamon sticks

#27. Instant Pot Black Beans from Recipes From A Pantry

Making perfectly creamy black beans is easy in your Instant Pot, and there is absolutely no soaking required.

One serving of cooked Instant Pot Black Beans in a ceramic bowl set on top of a cloth napkin

#28. Butter “Chicken” from Vegan Richa

This vegan butter “chicken” uses a base of chickpeas and soy curls (a meat sub) covered in a spicy, flavourful sauce, garnished with cilantro. It’s served over rice or flatbread.

vegan chicken instant pot recipe

#29. Potato Curry from A Virtual Vegan

Easy and budget-friendly describe this vegan Instant Pot potato curry recipe with green beans (but any vegetable will do if you don’t have green beans on hand).

vegan instant pot delicious recipe

#30. One Pot Creamy Mushroom Marsala Pasta from Cooking 1 Handed

Instead of cooking the pasta separately and combining it with the sauce later, this one-pot pasta cooks the pasta in the same sauce used for the dish. This helps make the sauce creamier, as does the addition of a bit of veganaise.

vegan instant pot recipe for pasta

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#31. Barbeque Lentils from Rebooted Mom

This vegan Instant Pot recipe looks a lot like the American ‘sloppy joes.’ Just like sloppy joes, this lentil recipe is spicy, tangy, and sweet (and definitely sloppy).

#32. Cauliflower Queso from Tasting Page

This recipe uses the Instant Pot to create a rich, creamy sauce ready for dipping crunchy veg, crackers, and breadsticks. And it has cauliflower in it, which means you can eat as much as you want.

vegan instant pot recipe for cheese

#33. Wild Rice Soup from Veggies Save the Day

This wild rice and veggie soup uses soaked, raw cashew nuts blended with water to thicken the soup after it’s done cooking in the Instant Pot.

instant pot soup recipe

#34. Minestrone Soup from Sweet & Savory Meals

This might be one the healthiest Instant Pot soup recipes. Loaded with healthy veg, herbs, and beans, it’s comforting, filling, and quite healthy. For a gluten-free option, use gluten-free pasta or omit it and sub with more beans.

minestrone vegan instant pot soup recipe

#35. Curried Squash Soup from Living Sweet Moments

An easy and flavourful butternut squash soup that comes together in just about 20 mins. Ginger, coconut milk, and of course curry help flavour this soup.

butternut squash instant pot soup

Instant Pot Recipe Binder

This awesome 30-page Instant Pot Recipe Binder Printable gives you everything you need and all in one place. It contains all sorts of easy-to-use tools and helpful information to give you a truly organized and easily accessible Instant Pot recipe collection.

What This Instant Pot Recipe Binder Includes:

  • 1 Instant Pot Recipes Binder Cover
  • 1 Instant Pot Recipe Page
  • 9 Recipe Category Cover Pages (mains, appetizers, desserts, sides, drinks, 15-minute meals, pantry recipes, frugal and a blank page for you to customize)
  • 7 Specialty Category Cover Pages (low carb, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, keto, Weight Watchers, gluten free)
  • 1 Kitchen Conversion Sheet
  • 3 Inventory Sheets (pantry, fridge, freezer)
  • 2 Instant Pot Cooking Times Cheat Sheets
  • 2 Pre-Filled Instant Pot recipes (that can be made right away!)
  • 1 Notes and Tips Page


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I hope you’ve enjoyed this round-up of delicious vegan Instant Pot recipes and Instant Pot soup recipes. If you try them, please let me know your favourite.

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  1. Made the Wild Rice Soup from Veggies Save the Day last night. It was so good. We finished it off at lunch today. Perfect for a chilly day here in SWFL.

  2. I don’t have an instant pot yet… but I definitely know what recipes I am going to try once I get one! These meals look delicious!

  3. Thanks so much for including my mushroom pasta, this is a great collection of recipes. The barbecue lentils are especially tempting!