Last Updated on April 19, 2022 by Anne-Marie
If you're vegetarian or vegan, you’re going to love this roundup of 60 easy vegetarian Instant Pot recipes!
Here are some of the best vegetarian and vegan instant pot recipes that are perfect for your Instant Pot pressure cooker – soups and chili, main dishes like tacos and meatballs, one-pot meals, and more.
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We hope you find them the easiest way to make healthy instant pot recipes for your family.
Why you should make vegetarian meals in an Instant Pot
Instant Pot cooking is a terrific way to help you cook healthy vegetarian meals and vegan recipes.
Why? Because you can put a meal on the table faster since these favorite Instant Pot recipes take a lot less time to cook than conventional methods. Eating vegetarian shouldn’t be complicated!
The other benefit of pressure cooking is that it preserves vitamins and minerals, resulting in a healthy meal.
That’s because the Instant Pot saturates food with steam, which retains the bright colors, nutrients, and phytochemicals in your food.
The best part of using your pressure cooker is that meal prep and clean-up is a snap with only one pot to clean.
It'll soon become your favorite way to make an easy weeknight dinner.
Instant Pot cooking tips
If you're an Instant Pot recipe newbie, these tips will come in handy:
Don’t overfill your Instant Pot. Fill your pressure cooker only about 2/3 of the way. If you overfill it, the recipe won’t cook properly.
Follow Instant Pot recipes closely. For best results, don’t fudge on the recipe! Don’t change up the cooking times, ingredient order, or chopping sizes.
Confused about pressure release? Learn What is Natural Release vs Quick Release on an Instant Pot?
Save your fresh herbs for last. Wait until your pressure cooking is done before adding any fresh herbs. The combination of heat and moisture causes the herbs to lose flavor.
30+ Easy Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes
Are you looking for vegetarian recipes to make in your Instant Pot? This collection of Instant Pot recipes will soon become family favorites, from quick dinners for busy weeknights to side dishes and one-pot meals.
Instant Pot Lentil Soup
Lentil soup makes a great dinner any night of the week, and an Instant Pot pressure cooker makes it easier than ever.
Instant Pot Tomato Soup
A super-rich, insanely creamy Instant Pot Tomato Soup that's made with canned tomatoes for weeknight cooking convenience.
Mexican Quinoa Black Bean Casserole
This quinoa recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes, and you have one pot to clean. This recipe is loaded with vegetables and beans, too.
Instant Pot Thai Green Curry with Tofu
This Instant Pot Thai Green Curry with Tofu recipe beats take-out any day! It's a delicious vegan curry that comes together in less than 30 minutes and is entirely customizable.
Instant Pot Gobi Masala
Instant Pot Gobi Masala is an everyday cauliflower or gobi masala recipe infused with Indian spices and extremely easy to make.
Instant Pot Charro Beans
Serve this Instant Pot Charro beans recipe as a main dish topped with your favorite toppings like Pico de Gallo in a tortilla and Mexican rice on the side.
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Are you looking for the best, easiest, and creamiest mashed potatoes? These vegan dairy-free Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are for you.
Easy Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
This Vegan Vegetable Soup recipe is hearty, healthy and anything goes with this. It's the perfect recipe to clean out the fridge.
Instant Pot Kale Chana Masala
Instant Pot Kale Chana Masala is the vegetarian variation of a traditional and Popular Indian Dish called Channa masala. It's a healthy, protein-rich vegan, and gluten-free chickpea recipe.
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
Easy to whip up and packed full of flavor, this is a pressure cooker butternut squash soup recipe that's super satisfying. It also includes slow cooker and stovetop methods.
Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup
This traditional yellow split pea soup will soon be your new weeknight favorite. Made with thyme, oregano, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper, bay leaves, and veggie broth. (Or substitute chicken broth if you're not vegan.)
Instant Pot Black Beans
These Instant Pot Black Beans are easy to make and so much better than canned beans. Includes directions for how long to cook soaked and unsoaked black beans.
Instant Pot Brown Rice
Instant Pot brown rice is a hands off way to cook fluffy brown rice. This easy pressure cooker rice recipe helps to simplify dinner prep.
Easy One-Pot Tadka Dal Lentil Soup
Tadka Dal, also called yellow dal, is made by cooking dal along with onions, tomatoes, and green chilies in a pressure cooker or an Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Carrot Lemongrass Soup
Instant Pot Carrot Lemongrass Soup is a one-pot pressure recipe consisting of leeks, garlic, and coconut milk. You'll love the smooth, balanced flavors of sweet carrots and astringent, citrusy lemongrass.
Instant Pot Ramen Recipe
This recipe for Instant Pot ramen is super easy, healthy, and full of excellent umami flavor! With just a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy delicious ramen noodles whenever the craving strikes.
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
Make Instant Pot sweet potatoes (yams) with only two ingredients and in less than 30 minutes. They make a great side, main course, or dessert.
Creamy Vegan Instant Pot Brown Rice & Vegetable Soup
Make this delicious vegan Creamy Vegetable Soup in the Instant Pot for an easy meal. Carrots, celery, cauliflower, and brown rice make this gluten-free soup a delightful and healthy lunch or dinner.
Teriyaki Instant Pot Rice
A complete meal made in one pot, this Teriyaki Instant Pot Rice is an excellent addition to your mid-week dinner rotation. It's so easy! This recipe includes stovetop instructions.
Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
You'll love this Instant Pot vegetable soup with fresh vegetables. This soup is so tasty that it might make convince your family to eat a vegetable or two!
Hearty Vegetable Chowder Recipe
This hearty vegetable chowder is packed with veggies! It's a creamy vegetable soup similar to potato soup and can easily be adapted to plant-based diets and made to be gluten-free and dairy-free.
Vegan Instant Pot Portobello Pot Roast
This one-pot Vegan Instant Pot Portobello Pot Roast features meaty portobello mushrooms, meltingly tender vegetables, and thick, rich, and flavourful gravy. It's super easy, quick, and convenient with minimal washing up.
Moroccan Chickpea Soup Instant Pot Recipe
This Vegan Moroccan Chickpea Soup is a hearty vegan dish full of flavor and plant protein. It's packed with flavor and customizable with many delicious substitutions.
Instant Pot Hearty Vegetable and Brown Rice Soup
This delicious Instant Pot Hearty Vegetable and Brown Rice Soup is comforting and filling. This soup is full of healthy fresh vegetables and fiber-rich brown rice.
Instant Pot Black Bean Soup
This Instant Pot black bean soup is a delicious plant-based meal that even the meat-eaters will love!
Vegan Wild Rice Soup in the Instant Pot
Vegan Wild Rice Soup is easy to make in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. It's creamy and comforting while being dairy-free, gluten-free, and oil-free.
Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto
If you are looking for a quick and comforting dish, this Instant Pot Paleo Cauliflower Mushroom Risotto is so tasty and healthy and takes less than 30 minutes to make!
Hearty Vegan Instant Pot Chili
This hearty vegan chili with black beans, sweet potato, buckwheat, and chipotle tastes like it took all day to make. But thanks to the Instant Pot, it's ready in about 30 minutes.
Instant Pot Borscht
This Instant Pot Borscht is a healthy, delicious, vegan, and gluten-free soup. Making it in a pressure cooker means that you don’t have to stir the pot.
Paleo Mashed Cauliflower Kale
Swap out the heavy cream and carbs of mashed potatoes for this paleo mashed cauliflower kale. It's dairy-free, gluten free and also includes an easy Instant Pot cooking option.
Easy & Healthy Instant Pot Lentil Soup
This easy and healthy vegetarian Instant Pot Lentil soup is delicious and hearty! You’ll love that there are vegan lentil soup adaptations as well as crockpot instructions.
Mediterranean Bamyeh Okra and Tomato Stew Recipe
Mediterranean Okra Tomato stew is a great quick, vegan option and a fast way to make an okra stew in your Instant Pot or Pressure cooker.
Simple Instant Pot Pinto Beans
Instant Pot pinto beans are delicious, simple, and easy! I will show you how to cook dry pinto beans in the Instant Pot, and there is no pre-soaking required.
Vegan Potato Corn Chowder Instant Pot Recipe
Creamy and comforting, Vegan Potato Corn Chowder is easy to make in an Instant Pot. This 30-minute one-pot meal is like a hug in a bowl. It also includes stove-top instructions.
Instant Pot Vegan Wild Rice Mushroom Soup
Instant Pot Wild Rice Mushroom Soup is vegan, good for you, and just what everyone needs this winter. It's a hearty and satisfying soup that will quickly become a new favorite to add to your meal rotation.
Vegan Instant Pot BBQ Meatballs
Vegan Instant Pot BBQ Meatballs are a modern spin on the classic party appetizer! Bet you can’t eat just one! Stovetop instructions are included.
Perfect Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs
Make Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs using the 5-5-5 and 6-6-6 methods. It’s easy to make perfect hard-boiled eggs in your pressure cooker.
The Best Instant Pot Refried Beans
Instant Pot Refried Beans are homemade with dried beans and no presoaking. It's a big batch, so you can feed a large crowd or freeze for future meals. Naturally gluten-free!
Instant Pot Pinto Beans
This Instant Pot Pinto Beans recipe is so tasty with simple ingredients, a Southern pinto bean recipe made vegan, made in the Instant pot without soaking beans.
Hawaiian Baked Beans in the Instant Pot
An amazing Instant Pot version of baked beans with a Hawaiian twist. Made with dates and tomato paste instead of brown sugar and ketchup.
Instant Pot Basmati Rice
Instant Pot Basmati Rice is a fast and simple basic that will pair with all of your cozy winter soups! It couldn’t be easier to make!
Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Tacos
Instant Pot lentil tacos are a healthy dinner option that the whole family will love. They’re a great vegan taco recipe that is filling, fresh, and flavorful.
Easy Instant Pot Vegan Chili
This meatless chili recipe is packed with nutritious lentils and vegetables. It's hard to believe that this recipe takes 15 minutes to prepare.
Instant Pot Chana Masala
You'll love this easy pressure cooker Chana Masala recipe, an Indian spiced chickpea curry. This hearty dish is made with protein-rich garbanzo beans.
Vegan Cauliflower Queso in the Instant Pot
This vegan cauliflower queso is so rich and creamy that you won't even realize it's healthy and dairy-free. The Instant Pot pulls this recipe together in no time at all.
How to Make Perfect Black Beans in Your Instant Pot
How to make perfect restaurant-style black beans in your pressure cooking in under 45 minutes with no soaking required.
Amazing Instant Pot Beets
Make tender and nutritious Instant Pot beets in under 20 minutes. This recipe shows you how to cook delicious beets in a pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Vegetable Curry
This instant pot vegetable curry is packed with Indian-inspired spices and loaded with fresh veggies. Plus, it's completely vegan, gluten-free, and cooks up in less than 20 minutes.
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup (Copycat Olive Garden Recipe)
This Olive Garden copycat minestrone recipe tastes just like the restaurant version. This Instant Pot soup is effortless to make, warm, filling, and full of veggies.
Instant Pot Potato Carrot Medley
Instant Pot Potato Carrot Medley has flavor to spare and all in under 30 minutes. So simple, you can have your favorite vegetables anytime you want.
Instant Pot Saag
Get a taste of your favorite Indian food at home with this easy and delicious paleo Instant Pot Saag. It’s ready in under 30 minutes!
Instant Pot Quinoa Tacos Recipe
These Quinoa Tacos are the perfect vegan taco recipe! Make these in the Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stove. Whether you're looking for a meatless Monday recipe or just a vegetarian taco recipe, these are a great family-friendly meal.
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto
Cut your cook time and effort in half with this Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto. It takes just 15 minutes, and you don't have to keep stirring.
Instant Pot Ratatouille
Put all that fresh farmstand produces to good use with this quick and hearty Instant Pot Ratatouille. It's the perfect low-calorie, veggies-only dish.
Instant Pot Quinoa Tabbouleh
This Quinoa Tabbouleh salad is crisp, crunchy, light, and bright. It's an easy twist on traditional Middle Eastern tabouli that's gluten-free and compliments a range of grilled meats, vegetables, and more.
Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Curry
This Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Curry recipe is made using coconut milk, leafy greens, and carrots. Ready in 30 minutes, this curry is vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for the weeknight menu.
Instant Pot Whole Roasted Cauliflower in Indian Masala
Instant Pot Whole Roasted Cauliflower served in a thick creamy Indian Masala Sauce. A perfect centerpiece for the holiday season, this dish is sure to wow the crowd. Exotic yet easy to make.
Easy Vegan Pumpkin Soup
A cozy bowl of Vegan Pumpkin Soup with sweet corn and tarragon is perfect on a chilly evening. Make this healthy dish on the Instant Pot or the stove.
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Make Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes in 30 minutes. You'll find that cooking sweet potatoes in an Instant Pot comes out perfectly every time.
Originally published on January 20, 2019. Updated with new information and photographs.