There are copious amounts of recipes for the Instant Pot that are swimming around the internet these days. If you follow a plant-based diet maybe you’ve wondered if the Instant pot was really for you too? After all, for the past year, it’s been the number one raved about kitchen gadget!

We’re going to prove to you that even if you follow the vegan diet or enjoy trying a meatless dinner here and there the Instant Pot can be for you too! What makes this gadget so great is it that it can create an entire meal quickly. We all live busy lives and quick, yet wholesome dinners are crucial. Follow along for some of the best dang plant-based meals that you can make in your Instant Pot.

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1. Instant Pot Vegan Chili

Chili is one of the best savory bowls you can enjoy especially on cold days. Typically chili recipes require hours of cooking so the flavors can marinade among each other. However, this recipes proves you can create that wonderful flavor you love but in the nick of time!

Thanks to the Instant pot this vegan chili comes together in under 30 minutes. This chili is thriving in nutrients from beans, peppers, mushrooms and cauliflower crumbles. It contains so much flavor that even your meat-loving friends and family will enjoy this recipe too. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BRAND NEW VEGAN

2. Golden Lentil And Spinach Soup

Just like chili, soups are great for the colder months. They also make great options for when you need a comforting bowl to cheer you up! Try this golden lentil and spinach soup recipe in your Instant Pot and you won’t be disappointed!

You can expect a lot of exciting textures in this hearty soup most of which come from the chopped carrots, lentils, and celery. Along with the texture, the flavor will make a lasting impression. You can expect to experience flavors of turmeric, cumin, thyme and a few more! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KITCHEN TREATY

3. Instant Pot Vegan Cheese Sauce

This recipe may not be a meal per say, but we definitely need to include it. The great thing about cheese sauce is it can go on so many meals. Use it for a sauce on pasta, or create loaded nachos or fries, the options are endless!

Not only is this recipe dairy-free and vegan-friendly, it’s also conveniently made in the Instant Pot! Vegan cheese recipes can be tricky and this recipe shows how you can achieve a delicious flavor and the perfect cheesy consistency, effortlessly. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: COOK WITH MANALI

4. Indian Chana Masala

Indian dishes often contain an abundance of crave-worthy flavors and that is why we created this recipe. This Indian-inspired chana masala is conveniently made in the Instant Pot and is vegan-friendly too!

You’ll only need a few ingredients to create this delicious meal and about 30 minutes of your time to put it together. This recipe is delicious enough to enjoy on its own, or you can enjoy it on a bed of rice. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

5. Busy Night Pasta

Pasta is a crowd-favorite and it’s almost impossible to mess up. In addition to that, it’s easy to make it vegan-friendly and budget-friendly too!

For this recipe, you’ll only need 4 ingredients. It’s so easy because you get to pour all the ingredients into the Instant Pot, set it, and let the Instant Pot work its magic. Afterwards, you’ll have a delicious dinner that was created within in minutes! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MY PLANT-BASED FAMILY

6. Vegan Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Some comforting meals may be satisfying but they aren’t always healthy. Rest assured, this recipe is both comforting and healthy, and you’ll definitely feel satisfied when you enjoy it.

There are so many variations of squash soup recipes — some are sweet, some more savory. This one is more savory and has hints of curry flavor! Its unique flavor will stand out and you’ll find yourself making it time and time again. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DETOXINSTA

7. Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge

The Instant Pot has proved it’s “worthiness” in so many ways. Not only can you create delicious meals for lunch and dinner but it can even create a comforting breakfast too!

Better yet, you can have this made in less than thirty minutes! This porridge is naturally sweetened with banana and remains gluten-free and most definitely vegan. This is definitely a meal you can feel good about feeding to your family. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: VEGGIE PRIMER

8. Instant Pot Veggie Stew

Enjoy a savory bowl of chunky stew made quickly in your Instant Pot! The prep work will take up most of the time, but it’ll only require 15 minutes of cooking time.

This stew is filled to the brim with fresh veggies and savory flavors. Along with Italian seasonings, rosemary and rubbed sage, you’ll taste hints of sharp red wine. The desirable thick texture is achieved from a cornstarch slurry. This vegan stew will definitely become a new family favorite. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: BRAND NEW VEGAN

9. Mexican-Inspired Corn On The Cob

Corn on the cob always reminds me of the summer months and delicious barbeque enjoyed on the patio. Enjoy a summer classic like corn on the cob all year round with this Instant Pot recipe!

This recipe explains how you can cook corn on the cob effectively and incredibly fast in the Instant Pot. While it cooks you’ll want to whip up the vegan creamy lime sauce. It’s cheesy, spicy and vibrantly flavored with lime for one delicious bite. Enjoy these for lunch, or as a side dish for dinner. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FAT-FREE VEGAN

10. Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats 7 Ways

Mornings are already busy, so when you add in breakfast preparation you’ll really be throwing yourself for a whirlwind. For this reason, many tend to skip breakfast altogether. Don’t skip breakfast any longer because with this Instant Pot recipe you can create a wholesome breakfast quickly.

This recipe not only provides you with one steel cut oat recipe but 7! Enjoy 7 different flavors of steel cut oats and never get tired of the same thing for breakfast again. You’ll be provided with a recipe for maple apple, pumpkin, coconut lime, chocolate peanut butter, lemon blueberry, zucchini bread, and strawberry chai steel cut oats. Considering there are 7 flavors to choose from, you can try a new one everyday for a whole week! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SWEET PEAS AND SAFFRON

11. Instant Pot Vegan Tacos

Easy weeknight dinners can be the saving grace to hectic weeknights. Try this Instant Pot vegan taco recipes when you’re in a pinch for time. It can be ready in just 10 minutes and promises a ton of flavor and satisfied belly.

Instead of taco meat, these tacos are filled with lentils. You’ll combine lentils with fresh veggies such as bell peppers, onion, and minced garlic as well as a homemade taco seasoning. Serve these in a soft tortilla and top with your favorite taco toppings. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NERDY MAMMA

12. Seasoned Black Beans

This is another incredibly easy and delicious weeknight dinner recipe. Black beans pack a lot of nutrition. For starters, they’re a great source of protein, containing 21-grams of protein per 100-gram serving. Further, they’re a great source of iron, magnesium, calcium and vitamin B6.

These seasoned black beans are loaded with flavor and a tender texture. The Instant Pot can cook dried beans effectively and quickly, this will only take you about 30 minutes! Serve the seasoned beans with a side of rice or use them as a taco filling, there are so many options! To discover other lovely vegan recipes made with black beans read HERE. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: A VIRTUAL VEGAN

13. Instant Pot Vegan Mac And Cheese

I was beyond ecstatic when I discovered I could still enjoy a childhood classic like mac a cheese while following a plant-based diet. This recipes transforms an ordinary mac and cheese recipe and makes it not only dairy-free but also fabulously quick to throw together too.

In just 13 minutes you can enjoy a cheesy bowl of mac and cheese. For this recipe, you’ll use traditional macaroni pasta but the cheesy sauce is unique. To get the creamy consistency and the authentic cheesy flavor you’ll want to use cashew milk and shredded vegan cheese. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KARISSA’S VEGAN KITCHEN

14. Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes

Indulge in a messy and satisfying comfort meal like sloppy joes. It will surely please the pickiest of eaters! Cooking these lentil sloppy joes in the Instant Pot means you can have a wholesome and delicious meal made in under 30 minutes.

These sloppy joes are made out of lentils, onion, garlic and loads of seasonings. Liquid smoke provides an authentic smoky and unforgettable flavor. Serve on a soft bun and toppings of your choice. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DELIGHTFUL ADVENTURES

15. Vegan Instant Pot BBQ Meatballs

Meatballs are great for quick and easy dinners with the family, but they’re great for potlucks too. Thanks to the Instant Pot you can have them cooked and ready to eat in no time!

There is no meatball preparation with this recipe as you’ll be using store-bought frozen veggie meatballs. Combine them with a savory barbeque and cranberry sauce and you’ll have yourself a delicious bite. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FRIED DANDELIONS

16. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes With Fried Onions And Bacon

You might be asking yourself, bacon, I thought this was a vegan recipe? Rest assured, it is! For this recipe we’re using vegan bacon which means there are no animals harmed in the making of this meal.

The Instant Pot can cook potatoes quickly so you can enjoy mashed potatoes without much effort. These mashed potatoes get an exciting makeover and are paired with fried onions and cheesy flavors of nutritional yeast. For a wholesome meal, you could pair this with the veggie meatball recipe. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FRIED DANDELIONS

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Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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