Delicious Instant Pot Vegetarian Recipes for Quick Meatless Meals
Looking for pressure cooker vegetarian meals everyone at the table will enjoy? You've come to the right place. Here you'll find some of our best vegetarian Instant Pot packed with tons of flavor. Expect to find stews, curries, and even cheesy pasta that's so irresistible, even meat-eaters will devour them.
Butternut Squash Shakshuka
In this pressure cooker vegetarian meal perfect for brunch or dinner, we've added butternut squash to give the tomato base more texture and heartiness. Top with feta and warmed pita bread and you'll be set. Have time to spare? Make this easy vegetarian recipe in your slow cooker instead.
Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Steaks with Pesto
Yes, veggie steaks are definitely a thing (and a delicious one at that). Simply drop the whole head of cauliflower into your pressure cooker for a few minutes before cutting into thick steaks. Top with homemade pesto and you've got an easy Instant Pot vegetarian dish ready to eat.
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Indian Chickpea and Vegetable Curry
Pressure Cooker Mac and Four Cheeses
This is an excellent vegetarian Instant Pot recipe for curbing those comfort food cravings. After only 3 minutes, you can have a cheesy pasta delight with not just one but four types of cheese! Cheddar, Gruyère, smoked gouda, and Parmesan all come to the party for an indulgent meal the whole family will love.
Corn and Potato Stew with Cornmeal Dumplings
Corn and potatoes combine for an Instant Pot vegetarian soup fit for a cozy night in. (Follow the pressure cooker directions following the main stove top recipe). It's the cumin- and cotija cheese-spiked cornmeal dumplings that will keep you coming back for bowl after bowl.
Pressure Cooker Spanish Chickpeas and Tomatoes over Rice
One of the best things about having a pressure cooker handy is the ability to cook dried beans in a flash without the overnight soak time. We've added some Spanish-inspired flavors (garlic, paprika, and oregano) to these chickpeas for a pressure cooker vegetarian meal you'll make on repeat.
Pressure Cooker Beet and Feta Salad
Get your salad ready even faster with the help of your pressure cooker for this easy vegetarian meal. The colorful salad steams golden or red beets to perfection with little hands-on time. To boost your protein intake, try adding a handful of toasted nuts.
Pressure Cooker Black Bean and Spinach Burritos
Beans are one of the best plant-based meat substitutes thanks to their high protein and fiber. Plus, they're super affordable! In this vegetarian Instant Pot recipe, we've packed black beans and whole-grain farro into tortillas. Add your favorite tasty toppings and serve with a side of salsa for an easy 30-minute meal.
Pressure Cooker Mexican Potato Breakfast Casserole
Swapping black beans for meat, this Mexican-inspired pressure cooker breakfast casserole is a filling treat for the family. The flavor-packed casserole is hearty enough for dinner or a breakfast-for-dinner night.
Gruyère Risotto with Arugula Gremolata
Make risotto from scratch that's as delicious as your favorite restaurant. This cheesy version of the gourmet rice dish only needs a quick 6 minutes for a vegetarian pressure cooker dinner that will blow you away. The arugula gremolata (a fancy word for a garnish made with herbs) will add a bit of freshness to every rich bite.
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Indian Spiced Lentils with Spinach
Creamy coconut milk cuts through the spice in this Indian-inspired lentil dish. Add spinach and serve over hot cooked rice for a vegetarian one-dish dinner packed with 23 grams of protein per serving.