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52 Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Back to School

On August 11, 2018 by Once a Month Meals

The Instant Pot (commonly known as the programmable pressure cooker) is our favorite kitchen appliance for getting dinner on the table fast. What better way to prepare yourself for back-to-school than to put together some easy Instant Pot meals for the freezer?!

These 52 easy Instant Pot dinners will have you and your family eating in no time!

All recipes listed below are:

  • easy to assemble
  • keep well in your freezer
  • are prepared in the Instant Pot (or other programmable pressure cooker)
  • and all when you’re ready to eat

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We also have resources, tips, and Instant Pot Menus to introduce you to freezer cooking with an Instant Pot!

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  1. Instant Pot Winter Minestrone
  2. Instant Pot Hearty Paleo Vegetable Soup
  3. Instant Pot Potato Soup*
  4. Instant Pot Cheesy Potato Soup
  5. Instant Pot Black Bean Quinoa Stew
  6. Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Stew
  7. Instant Pot Mexican Chicken Soup
  8. Instant Pot Hearty Beef Stew
  9. Instant Pot Taco Soup*
  10. Instant Pot Chicken Ranch and Rice Soup*
  11. Instant Pot Gluten Free Dairy Free Lasagna Soup
  12. Instant Pot White Bean Chicken Chili
  13. Instant Pot Chorizo Chili
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Instant Pot CHICKEN Freezer Recipes

  1. Instant Pot Creamy Italian Chicken
  2. Instant Pot Citrus Herb Chicken
  3. Instant Pot Honey Bourbon Chicken*
  4. Instant Pot Maple Mustard Chicken
  5. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken*
  6. Instant Pot BBQ Bacon Apple Chicken
  7. Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken*
  8. Instant Pot Buttermilk Herb Chicken*
  9. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  10. Instant Pot Santa Fe Chicken
  11. Instant Pot Zesty BBQ Chicken
  12. Instant Pot Paleo Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  13. Instant Pot “Light” Cream Cheese Chicken
  14. Instant Pot Balsamic Chicken with Pears and Mushrooms
  15. Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili
  16. Instant Pot Chicken Parmigiana*
  17. Instant Pot Sweet and Tangy BBQ Chicken
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Instant Pot BEEF Freezer Recipes

  1. Instant Pot BBQ Beef Sandwiches
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  3. Instant Pot Cranberry Beef Roast
  4. Instant Pot Johnny Marzetti With Cheesy Noodles
  5. Instant Pot Creamy Beef Stroganoff*
  6. Instant Pot Granny’s Italian Beef*
  7. Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
  8. Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches
  9. Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe’s*
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Instant Pot PORK Freezer Recipes

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  4. Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Loin
  5. Instant Pot Root Beer Pulled Pork*
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Instant Pot VEGETARIAN Freezer Recipes

  1. Instant Pot Veggie Taco Chili With Brown Rice*
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  3. Instant Pot Lentil Soup
  4. Instant Pot Vegetarian Jalapeno Chili
  5. Instant Pot Butter Vegetarian “Chicken”*

Want more Instant Pot recipes and inspiration? Here are another 50!!!

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  1. These sound great but I don’t have an Instant Pot, I have a Farberware small fast pressure cooker.How do I use these recipes with my fast pressure cooker?

  2. I need to talk to someone. I had a brain fog and gave the wrong email address. Paid with credit card and now don’t know what to do.

  3. Wow! Thanks for putting all of these together. I just bought an instant pot so I’m excited to get cooking.

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