Instant Pot Pumpkin Recipes

This collection of Instant Pot Pumpkin Recipes is exactly what’s needed this time of year! From breakfast to desserts and everything in between, the Instant Pot makes it so easy to satisfy your pumpkin cravings.

Post includes recipes suitable for gluten free, vegan and low carb diets. Weight Watchers points also provided for some recipes.


Peeps, it is the season for pumpkin-flavored everything. And I for one am fully embracing it! Which is exactly why I’ve gathered up my favorite Instant Pot Pumpkin recipes to share with you.

We’re talking everything from breakfasts, soups and sides, to main dishes and desserts. All of these pumpkin recipes are truly delicious, and all are sooooo easy to make, thanks to the wonder that is the Instant Pot.

Not only are these pumpkin recipes easy to make and full of amazing ‘tastes-like-fall’ flavor, many of these dishes are also gluten free, low carb and vegan, making them suitable for a range of dietary needs. Pretty awesome, right?

Ready to get your pumpkin fix? Then read on for what I think are the Best Instant Pot Pumpkin Recipes!

Instant Pot Pumpkin Recipe Materials


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Instant Pot Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto

This is the best and creamiest gluten free Instant Pot Mushroom and Pumpkin Risotto around! Plus it is so easy to make, all that’s needed is just a few ingredients and a very minimal amount of effort.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cornbread

This savory spiced Instant Pot Pumpkin Cornbread is moist and delicious. Simple to make and perfect for pairing with a warm, comforting bowl of soup or stew.

3 slices of instant pot cornbread

Instant Pot Pumpkin Hummus

Creamy, delicious Instant Pot Pumpkin Hummus is a healthy side dish or snack that is high in protein, gluten free and vegan. Easily make this spiced pumpkin hummus using dried chickpeas – no soaking required.

Instant Pot Brownies with Pumpkin

You have got to make Instant Pot Brownies! They turn out amazingly fudgy and so moist. And this recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Brownies is my absolute favorite! Not only is it the perfect way to celebrate pumpkin season, this is the single best recipe for brownies, any time of year.

Halloween Brownies On a Table

Dump and Start Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup

This Vegan Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup is a simple yet impressive soup that is easy on the prep, but big on flavor and ready in less than 20 mins! Suitable for vegan, gluten free, low carb, keto, paleo, and Whole30 diets.

Instant Pot Pumpkin and Plantain Curry

Instant Pot Pumpkin and Plantain Curry is the must-have dish! Comforting fall flavors of pumpkin perfectly melded with 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

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is creamy, cozy, and chock full of flavorful pumpkin and fall spices. This one-pot pasta meal is quick, comforting, and super easy – we’re talking less than 10 minutes of prep and effort.

a bowl filled with instant pot pumpkin mac and cheese ands garnished with toasted pecans

Instant Pot Pumpkin Biscuits

 These pumpkin biscuits are flavored with pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice making them just perfect for fall. Perfect as a grab and go breakfast, side dish, or anytime treat.

a bowl of air fryer biscuits

Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter

With the Instant Pot, it’s sooooo easy to make your very own version of classic pumpkin butter. It’ds the perfect seasonal condiment for all your festive autumn meals!

instant pot pumpkin butter served with 3 slices of bread

Instant Pot Pumpkin Oatmeal

This hearty and nourishing Pumpkin Oatmeal recipe is quick and easy to make in the Instant Pot – we’re talking just 5 minutes of prep time! Loaded with pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice, this really does taste like fall in every bite. 

close up view of the finished pumpkin oatmeal served with chopped nuts

Instant Pot Stuffed Squash 

This Instant Pot Stuffed Squash recipe is healthy, hearty and so easy to make, it’s the perfect meal for those chilly autumn nights. A satisfying dish that is can be made with pumpkin, or other winter squash varieties. Suitable for Vegan, Gluten-free and Keto diets.

One serving of Instant Pot Stuffed Squash on a white plate alongside a golden bamboo handled spoon containing a scoop of the stuffing mixture

Homemade Pumpkin Puree by Eating by Elaine

Prepare to be amazed at how easy it is to make your very own homemade pumpkin puree in the Instant Pot! This mostly hands-off recipe starts with simply adding a whole pumpkin to the pressure cooker, then letting the Instant Pot do the rest.

Pumpkin Cheesecake by Meatloaf and Melodrama

This Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake with gingersnap crust is a delicious fall dessert recipe that’s incredibly easy to make. Rich, creamy and bursting with delectable pumpkin flavor, it’s the perfect addition to your holiday table.

Pumpkin Ricotta Pasta by Byte Sized Nutrition

This recipes combines pumpkin, pasta, ricotta and spinach to create a flavorful, satisfying dish that you’ll want to make again and again.

Pumpkin Bread by Real Food Real Deals

A true fall favorite, this Instant Pot pumpkin bread has the same delicious flavor and texture as the oven-baked version.

Short Ribs with Brown Butter Mashed Pumpkin & Cauliflower by Spoonabilities

Short Ribs with Browned Butter Mashed Pumpkin & Cauliflower is the most mouthwatering and delicious recipe you’ll make this fall. The Instant pot makes it easy to serve up amazingly tender ribs, with a flavorful mash side dish for the perfect lunch or dinner.

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  1. I am so ready for pumpkin season after reading these recipes! Unfortunately it’s still hot in Texas, but I will be cranking up the AC and making some pumpkin dishes soon. I think the cheesecake has to be my favorite.

  2. What a great looking collection of pumpkin recipes for the instant pot. That Mac and cheese is calling my name. Actually they all sound great.