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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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.
Instant Pot Tools And Materials
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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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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??
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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).
#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.
The Ultimate Guide to the Instant Pot
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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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
18 Must Have Instant Pot Accessories
Check out my list of 18 Must Have Instant Pot Accessories, plus 8 essential Instant Pot cookbooks and other unique gift ideas.
More Vegan Recipes
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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