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60 Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes

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A collection of 60 Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes from some of the best food bloggers out there! Everything from soup and curry to oats and salad can be found in this fun pressure cooker round-up. Many recipes are vegan and all are gluten-free to boot!

I know I’m not the only one who has come to rely on the Instant Pot for vegetarian meals. An electric pressure cooker truly is a lifesaver when you are short on time but still value a delicious and healthy meal. Enter this round-up! It is my hope you will find value and inspiration in this collection of recipes to carry you through many mealtimes to come.

60 Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes (Gluten-Free)

Spicy Coconut Red Lentil Dal (Instant Pot + Stovetop)
Cozy up with this quick, easy, & tasty one pot spicy coconut red lentil dahl that is made with red lentils, coconut milk, tomatoes, garlic, onion and the perfect blend of Indian spices. It makes a most delicious gluten-free, vegan dish served alongside some basmati rice or naan bread! You can make this easy dal in the Instant Pot pressure cooker or on the stovetop!
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a white bowl with orange vegan dal and white rice on a yellow napkin cookie sheet background
Instant Pot Enchilada Rice | Cardamom & Coconut
A recipe for Instant Pot enchilada rice: Easy, cheesy enchilada rice loaded with hearty brown rice, black beans, and corn.
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Vegan White Bean Kale Soup [Instant Pot or Stove]
Healthy vegan white bean soup loaded with vegetables and kale. Tastes like it cooked all day, but it’s ready in 30!
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Sweet Potato Soup with Butter Beans
This Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup with Butter Beans is a healthy and filling soup, perfect for an early supper. The cinnamon and nutmeg add a delicious, subtle spicy flavor.
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Instant Pot Spicy Vegan Chili | Crumb Top Baking
Instant Pot Spicy Vegan Chili is hearty, flavourful and comes together in less than an hour. You get a dose of fibre with a spicy kick!
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Instant Pot Three Sisters Soup Recipe (Vegan Gluten-Free) – MOON and spoon and yum
This Instant Pot Soup is my spin on a Three Sisters Soup. Three Sisters refers to a companion planting technique used for planting beans, corn and squash together. This easy, healthy and delicious version uses crookneck squash, pinto beans, sweet corn, and the beautiful flavor of sage to tie it all together! This pressure cooker soup is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
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Vegetarian Instant Pot Moroccan Stew – Paint The Kitchen Red
Vegetarian Instant Pot Moroccan Stew is healthy and delicious! Chickpeas, butternut squash, preserved lemons, a variety of spices give it amazing flavor.
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Easy Instant Pot Carrot Soup with Ginger & Coconut Milk – Piping Pot Curry
Creamy Carrot Soup with ginger & coconut milk made in the under 30 minutes in the instant pot. This easy dump-and-go recipe makes the most comforting soup!
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Instant pot Creamy Potato Coconut Stew: oil-free, gluten-free plant-powered dinner – Seven Roses
Author: Lisa Goodwin | Creamy, hearty, easy — what’s not to love? This oil-free, gluten-free cozy Instant pot Creamy Potato Coconut Stew is sure to become your new go-to family dinner.
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Instant Pot Chickpea Curry with Spinach (Chana Saag) – Piping Pot Curry
Easy one-pot Spinach Chickpea Curry (Chana Saag) is a healthy vegan and gluten-free curry. Serve with rice, quinoa, or naan for a perfect weeknight dinner!
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Instant Pot Pinto Bean Chili with Millet (Vegan)
This Instant Pot Vegan Chili with Millet and Pinto beans makes for one super flavorful, healthy, protein-packed dish that is easy to make and can be used variety of delicious ways!
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Instant Pot Lentil Soup
A hearty and delicious lentil vegetable soup made easy in the Instant Pot. Instant Pot lentil soup is a wonderful hearty plant based dinner.
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Instant Pot Black Beans and Rice
This super easy recipe feeds a crowd. It’s mild flavor is perfect for kids who don’t like spicy foods. Feel free to spice it up for adults.
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Instant Pot Creamy Broccoli Risotto with Lemon – Bad to the Bowl
Creamy risotto with lemon, dill and broccoli! Perfect for a plant based lunch or dinner.
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Aloo Gobi Recipe (Cauliflower and Potato Curry)
Instant Pot Punjabi Aloo Gobi Masala – This classic Indian dish made from fresh cauliflower and potatoes in an onion-tomato based gravy can be made in less than 30 minutes. Pair it with rotis or naan to make it a healthy meal.
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Instant Pot Sun-Dried Tomato Spaghetti Squash Recipe | VEEG
Instant Pot Sun-Dried Tomato Spaghetti Squash makes an impressive dinner seem like a breeze. Incredibly tasty entrees don’t need to be complicated.
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Vegan Instant Pot Mexican White Bean Soup (+ Stovetop Instructions)
This comforting and heart-warming White Bean Soup is packed with flavorful Mexican spices for a truly delicious vegan soup recipe that is healthy, easy to make and can be made with soaked or unsoaked dry white beans! Both Instant Pot pressure cooker and stovetop instructions are included for this spicy, smoky, keto friendly soup!
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Instant Pot Banana Walnut Steel Cut Oatmeal
This Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal is breakfast perfection! It’s healthy, easy, and delicious and makes a huge batch that can feed a family or be meal prep!
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Soy Yogurt – The Secret to Making the Best Vegan Yogurt! – The Hidden Veggies
The Secret to the Best Homemade Vegan Soy Yogurt – Vegan Yogurt Finally Mastered in an Instant Pot! Vegan soy yogurt that is thick, creamy, and delicious!
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Chickpea and Quinoa Stew
This Chickpea and Quinoa Stew is loaded with spices and delicious flavors of paprika and chipotle peppers. It can be prepared in an Instant Pot or slow cooker, for an easy weeknight meal!
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Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto with Pumpkin | Recipes From A Pantry
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto with Pumpkin is a hearty, satisfying dish full of fall flavors. Make mushroom risotto instant pot faster than on the stovetop!
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Instant Pot Refried Black Beans – Running on Real Food
These healthy, vegan Instant Pot Refried Black Beans are so easy to make and so full of flavour, you’ll never go back to canned beans.
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Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice – Nourish Plate
This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is flavorful and very easy to make. It turns out light and fluffy every single time.
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Instant Pot Chipotle Peruvian Beans (+ Stovetop!)
These creamy, buttery, tender Peruvian beans are super simple, healthy and easy to make. Spiced with ground chipotle pepper powder, these pressure cooker beans are filled with a deep, smoky flavor that accommodates a variety of dishes. Peruano beans are also known as mayocoba beans, canary beans or frijoles canarios. Gluten-free, vegan and oil-free. Stovetop method included!

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Instant Pot Fried Rice
Bring the hibachi restaurant to your house, and make your own homemade Instant Pot fried rice! It’s so easy to make, and the flavors are phenomenal!
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Instant Pot Zucchini Oatmeal Recipe (Vegan, Protein Packed) – The Banana Diaries
The easiest instant pot zucchini oatmeal recipe made from rolled oats and packed with over 17 grams of vegan protein! The perfect quick healthy breakfast!
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Instant Pot Rosemary Sage Pumpkin Soup | Sumptuous Spoonfuls
Jump to Recipe·Print Recipe A velvety smooth and savory pumpkin soup with fresh rosemary and sage that’s SUPER easy to make … using your Instant Pot, you can have it…
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Lentil Bolognese – Shweta in the Kitchen
Lentil Bolognese is a vegan and gluten free version of the traditional bolognese pasta sauce. This tomato based sauce is hearty, healthy, delicious and can be served over pasta, zoodles, spaghetti squash or even quinoa or just about anything.
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Instant Pot vegetarian cacciatore with white beans | Rhubarbarians
Instant Pot vegetarian cacciatore recipe! This delicious pressure cooker vegan cacciatore is made with white beans and ready in under an hour. DELICIOUS!
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Sweet Potato Curry with Chickpeas + Pumpkin (Instant Pot + Stovetop)
This utterly delicious, healthy and creamy Sweet Potato Curry with Chickpeas and Pumpkin is truly a delight for the soul! With coconut milk and the perfect blend of Indian spices, you’ll find yourself in curry heaven with this rich vegan curry dish for the Instant Pot (or stovetop!).
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Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Rice Pudding – Sustain My Cooking Habit
With a tender, creamy texture, touch of cinnamon and juicy sweet raisin bursts, this Instant Pot rice pudding recipe is the perfect winter comfort food.
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Beet Salad With Lentils | A Low Carb And Vegan Beet Recipe
This Beet Salad with Lentils is like nothing you’ve ever had before. It’s tangy, delicious, and an easy pressure cooker vegetarian recipe.
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Instant Pot Blackberry Chia Jam | Pass Me Some Tasty
Instant Pot Blackberry Chia Jam is a healthy, super delicious, and ridiculously easy homemade jam that comes together in minutes!
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Easy Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
One of the easiest and quickest ways to cook oatmeal with hands-free cooking is by using an instant pot to cook it. Dump everything and set the timer!
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Sweet and Spicy Instant Pot Cauliflower
Easy roasted sweet and spicy Instant Pot cauliflower. It makes the perfect side dish to accompany any meal, it’s naturally gluten-free, vegan and great for meal prep.
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Instant Pot Mini Salsa Quinoa Bowls (Vegetarian Recipe For Two)
Quick, healthy, and loaded with flavor these tasty bowls of deliciousness are easy to make in your 3-Quart Instant Pot or on the stovetop.
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Lemon Basil Summer Squash Soup
Its hot in Texas and I really prefer chilled meals! Salads are great but sometimes on needs a change. I made this summer squash soup a few times for my clients and then for myself. It’s reall…
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Butternut Squash Black Bean Stew – Instantpot – Profusion Curry
Butternut Squash Black Bean Stew is a comfort food classic ! An easy, 20 minute, ultra delicious recipe you’ll eat all season long. Vegan, gluten free recipe with Instantpot and stovetop instructions.
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Instant Pot Red Lentil & Potato Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
Easy, healthy, and comforting Instant Pot Red Lentil & Potato Curry! This delicious Indian-style pressure cooker meal is gluten-free, vegan, and packed with delicious warming spices ready to complement your favorite grain and/or bread!
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a white bowl with rice and potato lentil curry on dark cookie sheet backdrop
Instant pot pudina rice (mint pulao) – Everyday Nourishing Foods
This pudina pulao dish is an aromatic and delicious mint flovoured rice pilaf with the goodness of mung bean sprouts, mixed veggies and coconut milk, made in an Instant Pot.
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Instant Pot Vegetable Pho Noodle Soup – Flipped-Out Food
Instant Pot Vegetable Pho Soup starts out with a rich, delicious broth made from scratch. It’s loaded with vegetables and herbs—delicious and so healthy!
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Gujarati Kichdi – The Curry Mommy
This is the most common Gujarati comfort food. A slow cooked mixture of vegetables, rice, lentils, spices, and herbs accompanied with a cold yogurt drink.
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Step by step and video recipe of Instant Pot Slow cook and Stovetop Dal Makhani. Includes tips and recipe for a vegan dal makhani.
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Instant Pot Garlic Rice • Simple Sumptuous Cooking
Garlic rice made with fried garlic, turmeric and few spices. This is one of the easiest rice based recipes you can prepare! Instant Pot Garlic Rice.
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Pressure Cooker Vietnamese Mung Bean Pudding
Vietnamese Mung Bean Pudding (Che do xanh or Che hoa cau) is a classic sweet dessert soup. This easy recipe is plant-based and delicious with the right amount of sweetness and richness. With a pressure cooker, cooking it takes only 15-20 minutes.
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Instant Pot Veggie Tortilla Pie | Simply Happy Foodie
Instant Pot Veggie Tortilla Pie is a vegetarian Tex-Mex recipe with layers of tortillas, veggies & cheese. A simple pressure cooker veggie tortilla pie.
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Green Lentil Curry (Instant Pot Stovetop) – MOON and spoon and yum
This Vegan Green Lentil Curry recipe can be in an Instant Pot pressure cooker or on the stovetop for one quick, easy, healthy and delicious Indian inspired dish!

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Palak Rice (Instant Pot Spinach Pulao) – Spice Up The Curry
A perfectly delicious and easy palak rice recipe! You’ll fall in love with the mild flavors. I have shared stovetop and Instant pot spinach pulao methods.
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Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup • Salt & Lavender
This Instant Pot potato leek soup recipe is comforting, healthy, and delicious. You will love this flavorful and silky soup!
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Tomato Chickpea Soup (Instant Pot and Stovetop Options) | Crumb Top Baking
Tomato Chickpea Soup is vegan and gluten-free with lots of fibre and plant-based protein. Instant Pot and stovetop methods are included in the recipe.
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Instant Pot Biryani – Share the Spice – Dinner
Instant Pot Biryani made with vegetables and paneer! Packed with veggies, paneer, spices, caramelized onions, and cashews. Ready in just 5 minutes!
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Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup with Za’atar – MOON and spoon and yum
This Instant Pot Split Pea soup with za’atar seasoning is a filling and comforting vegan soup that is healthy, filled with loads of flavor and super easy to make! It is slightly spicy slightly zesty and refreshing thanks to the addition of lemon! It is truly one delicious yellow split pea soup that is also gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free , refined sugar-free and perfect any time of year!

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Instant Pot Lebanese Green Beans – A Cedar Spoon
Instant Pot Lebanese Green Beans are a warm, spiced green bean dish, combining tomatoes, green beans, cinnamon and cumin that cook easily in your pressure cooker. These pair great as a side dish to your weeknight meals!
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Instant Pot Ratatouille | Braised Summer Vegetables with Fresh Herbs – Paint The Kitchen Red
Instant Pot Ratatouille is a delicious satisfying vegetarian dish made with summer’s bounty of zucchini, bell pepper, eggplant, tomato and fresh herbs.
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Easy Lentil Sloppy Joes (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, or Stovetop) – Delightful Adventures
Delicious, easy Lentil Sloppy Joes that can be made in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stovetop. Instructions for all methods are included!
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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto with Basil Pesto
Topped with a dollop of basil pesto, this dish is delish! Use store-bought cut-up butternut squash for an easy weekday dinner or an elegant dinner party.
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Vegan Instant Pot Butternut Squash Curry ( Stovetop Instructions)
This super quick, easy and flavorful Butternut Squash Curry can be made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker (in just about 10 minutes!) or the stovetop for ease and convenience! This delicious spicy vegan curry dish can be enjoyed on it own, or served over rice or quinoa, for a healthy and comforting autumn meal!

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butternut squash curry in a white bowl served with rice
Vegan Instant Pot Dal Palak – Cass Clay Cooking
Vegan Instant Pot dal palak is an easy curried lentils and spinach dish that you can make in the Instant Pot in under 30 minutes.
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Garlic Butter Herbs Instant Pot Potatoes
Fluffy on the inside and perfect golden brown skin on the outside. A perfect and EASY side dish for you meal. With amazing flavors, you’ll fall in love
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Vegan Bean Salad with Cilantro Tahini Dressing | Cooking with Pree
Protein rich 4 bean Summer Vegan Bean salad with a creamy flavorful cilantro tahini dressing! Click here now for instant pot recipe!
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Hi! I'm Kristen -- a mama, photographer, recipe developer and author of The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. I enjoy sharing both wildly creative and ridiculously practical vegetarian recipes that are approachable for all. Everything you see here is infused with a bit of nature, magic and good health. XO.


  • Traci
    06/24/2020 at 6:12 AM

    Wow! What a gorgeous roundup of Vegetarian Instant Pot recipes! Thanks so much for including mine 🙂


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