The Best Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes

Veggie-friendly soups, pastas and dinner recipes that can be made in no time, with no meat.

Instant Pot recipes are everywhere, whether they come from the myriad cookbooks dedicated to the multi-cooker, the active community of “Potheads” on Facebook, or the food bloggers and chefs who agree that certain foods are just plain better in the Instant Pot. There’s just one problem.

The Instant Pot works miracles on meat, turning it into tender, juicy, melt-in-your-mouth hunks of goodness. And because of that, the Instant Pot recipe space is crowded with ideas for Instant pot ribs, bolognese, pot roasts and briskets. But what about vegetarians?

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite vegetarian recipes for the Instant Pot, because it’s not just for meat ― it works wonders on beans, soups and other veggie-friendly dishes too. We’ve got mac and cheese, mujadara, lentil curry, vegetarian chilli, creamy rice soups and so much more.

Instant Pot Creamy Broccoli Mac And Cheese
Damn Delicious
Instant Pot Mujadara
Feasting at Home
Mujadara is a fragrant dish of lentils, rice and Moroccan spices served with caramelized shallots and fresh vegetables.

Get the recipe for Instant Pot Mujadara from Feasting at Home
Instant Pot Cacio e Pepe with Crispy Garlic Basil Chickpeas
Half Baked Harvest
Instant Pot Split Pea Soup With Harissa
Feasting At Home
Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar and Zucchini Soup
Half Baked Harvest
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
Feasting at Home
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto
Damn Delicious
Just make sure you substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock in this recipe.

Get the recipe for Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto from Damn Delicious
Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli
Half Baked Harvest
Skip the optional bacon and use vegetable stock for this recipe.

Get the recipe for Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli from Half Baked Harvest
Instant Pot Creamy Mushroom Wild Rice Soup
Pinch of Yum
Instant Pot Chili Recipe
Feasting at Home
Smoked Gouda Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
The Pig and Quill
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup
Pinch of Yum
Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice
Damn Delicious
Replace the andouille sausage in this recipe with your favorite vegetarian sausage.

Get the recipe for Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice from Damn Delicious
Instant Pot Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash
The Gunny Sack
Vegan Instant Pot Little Potato and Corn Chowder
I Love Vegan