33 Instant Pot Summer Recipes

With this collection of 33 Instant Pot Summer Recipes, you can cook up all sorts of delicious classic summertime fare without ever breaking a sweat. From burgers, ribs, and potato salad to refreshing infused waters and iced tea, with these Instant Pot recipes, summer will be a whole lot easier!

Includes recipes suitable for vegan, low carb, keto, paleo, whole30 and gluten free diets. Weight Watchers points also included for most recipes.

Friends, summertime is upon us. And that means long sunny days, lots of outdoor activities, and rising temperatures. And who wants to slave over a hot stove or use the oven during those sweltering dog days of summer? Not me. So that is exactly why I have gathered up these 33 Instant Pot Summer Recipes.

Thanks to the Instant Pot, you can stay cool and collected while cooking up all sorts of tastes-like-summer fare. We’re talking barbecue classics like juicy hamburgers, potato salad, and corn on the cob. Don’t forget to add this to your free meal plan kit.

And to make your summer truly stress-free, I have included several dump and start Instant Pot recipes that eliminate virtually all the work. Indulge in flavorful dishes from around the globe like Thai curry quinoa salad, African cinnamon peanut butter chicken, and Arroz con Leche.

And the best part? Each one of these pressure cooker summer recipes is so delicious and soooooo easy!

Want even more perfect-for-summer recipes? Then you’ve got to check out this Tomato Feta Salad with Peaches and Strawberries and my S’Mores Campfire Banana Boats. #summerfoodforthewin

Summer Instant Pot  Recipes Materials


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33 Instant Pot Summer Recipes

1. Instant Pot Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

These Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken sandwiches are easy to make and the perfect lunch or fuss-free summertime dinner.

three instant pot pulled chicken sandwiches served in a tray

2. Instant Pot Cherry Jam

Nothing says summer like juicy cherries, and this easy to make Instant Pot Cherry Jam comes together in just a few minutes and with only 6 everyday ingredients.

the finished instant pot cherry jam inside a glass storage container

3. Juicy Instant Pot Hamburgers

A new spin on a summer cookout staple, these juicy and delicious hamburgers are super easy to make in the Instant Pot!

instant pot burgers on a white table with tomatoes and lettuce

4. Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Making this Instant Pot Corn on the Cob is super quick, super easy, and utterly delicious! Enjoying this tasty summer staple just got a whole lot simpler!

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob garnished with lime zest, cilantro and salt and ready to be served

5. Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip

This classic party dip is easy to make in the Instant Pot, so it’s perfect for serving up at all your summer barbecues and picnics.

instant pot spinach artichoke dip in a white bowl with one tortilla chip dipped into it

6. Instant Pot Spiced Chickpeas Salad

This spiced chickpea salad is bursting with color and flavor and comes together in just minutes. Plus, learn how easy it is to cook dried chickpeas in the Instant Pot no soak required!

bowl filled with spiced chickpeas salad

7. West African Style Instant Pot Ribs

These West African Style Ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender, and packed with flavor. And thanks to the Instant Pot, they’re so easy to make that you may never want to cook ribs any other way.

overhead view of sliced oven baked ribs next to a knife and a head of garlic

8. Instant Pot Potato Salad

Nothing says summer like potato salad. And this recipe is chick full of classic potato salad flavor. Plus, this Instant Pot makes it soooo easy, because you can cook the potatoes and eggs together at the same time. This Instant Pot Potato Salad recipe is destined to become a favorite.

top-down view of Instant Pot Potato Salad in a blue ceramic bowl with two spoons

9. The Creamiest Instant Pot Hummus

This really is The Creamiest Instant Pot Hummus around. So tasty and so easy to make, it is the perfect appetizer, snack and spread for all sort of summer meals.

creamy instant pot hummus in a bowl with chickpeas and spices on top

10. Easy Instant Pot Iced Coffee Concentrate

Making iced coffee concentrate is easy with the Instant Pot! Delicious Instant Pot iced coffee is the perfect way to start your day, or for anytime you want to beat the summer heat.

close up of instant pot iced coffee concentrate in a glass and a bottle with flowers

11. Instant Pot Deviled Eggs

These sour cream and onion flavored Instant Pot Deviled Eggs are a super tasty take on a classic that you’ll want to serve at all your summer parties, picnics, and gatherings.

the completed instant pot deviled eggs recipe

12. Instant Pot Baked Beans

These delicious Instant Pot Baked Beans will take your summer barbecues to the next level.  Making baked beans in instant pot is so easy, and they’re ready to serve in less than 30 minutes!

top down view of the completed instant pot baked beans recipe

13. Garlic Butter Sesame Instant Pot Green Beans

These Garlic Butter Sesame Instant Pot Green Beans are such a versatile side dish. Quick and easy, so you can pair them up with all sorts of summertime main dishes.

garlic butter sesame instant pot green beans served in a blue bowl with a fork and spoon

14. Easy Instant Pot Orange Strawberry Jam

This Easy Instant Pot Orange Strawberry Jam is utterly delicious, and comes together so quickly. Summer is strawberry season, and this recipe is the perfect way to use up those delectable sweet berries.

Instant Pot Strawberry Jam in a glass jar next to the Instant Pot and fresh strawberries

15. Instant Pot Egg Bites

Start your day off right with these healthy Instant Pot Egg Bites. Packed with protein and portable, so they’re a perfect on-the-go breakfast or anytime snack.

16. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Making soup in the summer is a breeze when you use the Instant Pot. And this deliciously zesty Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is a perfectly light, yet totally satisfying summer meal.

17. Instant Pot Arroz Con Leche

This creamy and decadent Instant Pot Arroz Con Leche is a quick and easy way to indulge in a traditional sweet treat. This recipe comes together quickly and requires just a few everyday ingredients.

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

18. Instant Pot Dal

Instant Pot Dal is a quick, easy and delicious meatless dish that is full of aromatic spices. Perfect for serving up as a healthy and satisfying summer meal.

19. Instant Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches

Sandwiches are the perfect summer fare, and the Instant Pot makes it so easy to whip up these tasty Italian beef sandwiches.

instant pot italian beef sandwich served on a cutting board

20. Creamy Instant Pot Chicken Tuscan Pasta

Deliciously rich and creamy Instant Pot Chicken Tuscan Pasta is a one-pot dish that is big on flavor, yet requires almost no effort to make. A true crowd pleaser that both you and your family will love!

Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta served in a white bowl with yellow trim and a large silver spoon

21. African Cinnamon Instant Pot Peanut Butter Chicken

This dump and start Instant Pot African Cinnamon Peanut Butter Chicken is full of fragrant and complex flavors. It tastes like you spent all day cooking but actually comes together with a minimal amount of time and almost no effort at all.

instant pot peanut chicken served in a blue bowl and garnished with parsley

22. Instant Pot Iced Tea – 3 ways

Thirst-quenching Instant Pot Iced Tea is a true summer essential! With three flavor options that are super easy to make and oh-so-refreshing, you’ll be making this Instant Pot Iced Tea allllll season long.

3 glasses of Instant Pot Iced Tea with fruits and garnish

23. Dump and Start Instant Pot Thai Quinoa

Dump and Start Instant Pot Thai Quinoa is quick, easy and full of bold Thai flavors. Made with basic pantry staples, this is an affordable and versatile dish that is perfect for summer.

bowl of instant pot thai curry quinoa salad served with a spoon and cloth napkin

24. Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Pulled Pork is tender, tasty and oh-so-satisfying. Looking for a recipe packed with an amazing flavor that comes out perfect every time? Then this Instant Pot Pulled Pork is for you!

instant pot pulled pork in a large white bowl next to tacos and peppers

25. The Best Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipe

Use your Instant Pot to cook up flavourful, tender chicken breasts using fresh or frozen chicken. This Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipe is super versatile and excellent meal prep and make-ahead summertime meal solution.

Overhead shot of a salad with slice chicken breast, salad greens and pomegranate

26. Instant Pot Infused Water

Quench your thirst and stay cool this summer with delicious Instant Pot Infused Water. With 4 different refreshing and easy-to-make flavor combinations, your taste buds will never get bored.

4 bottles of instant pot infused water with fruit and straws

27. Dump and Start Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa

You will love how healthy, versatile and affordable it is to make flavourful Mexican Quinoa right in the Instant Pot. This dump and start recipe uses simple everyday ingredients and requires virtually no effort to make. Just the thing for serving up on those busy summer days.

dump and start instant pot mexican quinoa served with cilantro and lime wedges

28. Instant Pot Rainbow Bundt Cake 

This bright and cheery Instant Pot Rainbow Bundt Cake is perfect for all those summer potlucks, picnics and backyard parties. And best of all, you don’t need to turn on the oven to bake it!

2 slices of rainbow cake

29. Instant Pot Popcorn – 4 Variations

Making Instant Pot Popcorn is quick, easy and requires just 2 ingredients. Whip up a couple of batches for your next summer movie viewing party. And don’t forget to try all 4 flavor variations to see which is your favorite.

3 bowls of Instant Pot Pocorn

30. Easy Instant Pot Broccoli

This Instant Pot Broccoli recipe takes no time at all to make (literally, it needs 0 minutes to cook!) and produces gorgeous bright green steamed broccoli. The perfect side dish for all your summer meals.

Bowl of instant pot broccoli on a table

31. Instant Pot Cheesecake with Oreos

Looking for a dessert with a little extra WOW factor? This Instant Pot Cheesecake with Oreos is it! Rich and decadent cheesecake combines with everyone’s favorite sandwich cookie to deliver tons of flavor without a ton of work.

32. Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Tacos are a tasty meal that is perfect for serving up al fresco style all summer long. And these Instant Pot Chicken Tacos are super fresh, flavourful and sooooo easy to make, thanks to the Instant Pot.

a plate of instant pot chicken tacos surrounded by toppings

33. Easy Instant Pot Hawaiian Pulled Pork

This Instant Pot Hawaiian Pulled Pork recipe is the perfect combination of tangy and sweet, and it’s sure to be the star of your backyard luau! 

a plate of the completed instant pot pulled pork with a fork and cloth napkin

3 Bonus Instant Pot Summer Recipes

And to make sure you have the best summer ever, I have got 3 bonus Instant Pot recipes to share with you from these totally awesome bloggers.

Bonus #1: Instant Pot Chicken Lo Mein Noodles by Berry & Maple

The Instant Pot makes it easy to cook up tasty Chicken Lo Mein Noodles that are way better than takeout.

Bonus #2: Instant Pot Chicken Mango Salad by The Inspiration Edit

This refreshing and delicious Instant Pot Chicken Mango Salad is just bursting with all the flavors of summer.

Bonus #3: Instant Pot Banana Bread with Cinnamon Glaze by Simply Vegetarian 777

Too hot to bake? Not a problem, because with this recipe for delicious Instant Pot Banana Bread with Cinnamon Glaze, you can enjoy fresh baked banana bread without turning on the oven.

More Instant Pot Recipes

Hungry for even more great Instant Pot recipes? Then check out my list of over 125 Easy Instant Pot Recipes. And if you’re on a budget, you will love this collection of 25 Cheap Instant Pot Recipes, all of which cost less than $10 to make.

Thank you for reading my Instant Pot Recipes Summer recipe post. And please come visit again as I continue dreaming up recipes, traditional African recipes, African fusion recipes, Sierra Leone recipes, travel plans and much more for you. Thanks for supporting Recipes from a Pantry, UK food blog.

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  1. This is a fabulous collection Bintu. Thanks for including mine. I will be sharing it.

  2. You are seriously making me want to by an IP right now. This list if fantastic. I’ll get one if I can find room in my kitchen for it. Thanks for this resource!

  3. Lots of great ideas showing how versatile InstaPots can be! I have my eyes on the Tuscan pasta and the chickpea salad.