Instant Pot Pantry Recipes

With these 35 Instant Pot Pantry Staple Recipes, you can easily and effortlessly whip up an amazing meal without even leaving the house!

Post includes recipes suitable for vegan, low carb, gluten free diets. Weight Watchers points included in some recipes.

No time to shop? On a budget? Then this collection of Instant Pot Pantry Recipes is for you!

Thanks to the Instant Pot each of these recipes is super easy to make using everyday staples that you already have in your pantry, freezer and fridge!

When preparing these dishes, it’s okay to leave out a few nonessential ingredients. Just look to see what you already have in your pantry, then get creative!

You can also have fun mixing and matching these recipes to make a pantry staple meal plan!

LINK=> Air Fryer Pantry Recipes.

Why You’ll Love These Recipes

  • Your food will be done fast! Most of these pantry recipes are ready to serve in less than 30 mins.
  • They require almost no effort to make. Many of these are true ‘dump and start’ Instant Pot dishes.
  • Super affordable. Each one is made using nothing but affordable, everyday pantry staples and fridge or freezer staples. Your budget will thank you!
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Pantry Staples Ingredients Ideas

All of the awesome Instant Pot recipes in this collection can be easily made using the following pantry staples. Stock up on these items and you’ll be able to throw together a delicious meal anytime!

So let’s get stocking our pantry with all the essentials for some easy peasy cooking.

Dry Goods

  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar (white, brown)
  • pasta
  • quinoa
  • cornmeal
  • rice (brown and white)
  • oats (steel cut and rolled)
  • dried beans and pulses (black, pinto, kidney, chickpeas, lentils)
  • nuts and seeds (pepitas, cashews, almonds)
  • dried herbs and spices (rosemary, basil, oregano, cumin, coriander, red chili flakes, cinnamon, turmeric)
  • oil and vinegar
  • coffee and tea

Canned Goods

  • diced tomatoes, tomato paste & tomato sauce
  • canned or boxed stock (chicken, beef, vegetable)
  • pumpkin and butternut squash pureés
  • canned fish (tuna, mackerel, salmon)
  • olives, pickles, capers, sun-dried tomatoes

Frozen Staples

  • vegetables (i.e. onions, peas, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, spinach)
  • meats (chicken breast, ground beef or turkey, meatballs, pork roast)

Long-Lasting Produce

  • potatoes (russet, Yukon gold, sweet potatoes, yams)
  • squash
  • garlic
  • apples
  • carrots
  • cabbage

Refrigerator Staples

  • cheeses
  • butter
  • milk and cream
  • meats (pork chops, chicken thighs, whole chicken, burgers, sausages)


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  1. Thanks so much for this list of recipes! Your post came just when I am staring at my pantry wondering what to make with what I have on hand right now. Since my community is self-isolating I won’t have to risk a trip to the store for a while. All these recipes look delicious, easy, and healthy! Stay safe!

  2. I need to use my one pot more. that said I have literally been struggling for ideas, so will try a few of these out xx

  3. My mum received an instant pot at Christmas so I need to send this amazing list over to her. Especially as I’m looking to enjoy these dishes when I go to visit.

  4. Ok so I am going to sound really dumb, but what is an Instant pot? Is it the same as a pressure cooker / slow cooker? The recipes look delicious, but I’ve no idea what magic device I need to buy.

  5. It’s never even occurred to me you could do hummus in the one pot. It does look delicious. I’m trying out some of these recipes for sure. Thanks, Mich x

  6. All of these recipes look SO good and so full of flavour. I don’t have an Instant pot… yet! But seeing all these great recipes and hearing about how easy the Instant pot makes it to create them it definitely makes me want to buy one! Thanks for sharing.

  7. These recipes all look so nice. Th brown rice veg risotto looks really good, will have to try that one out.

  8. Insta pots have become so popular and rightly so since they have made cooking do quick and easy .

  9. I’ve been vegan keto since the beginning of the year and the one thing I really miss is using my instant pot for quick and easy meals. Seriously insta pots are so good for gettting quality meals in a short amount of work/time.