The Instant Pot and plant-based eating are all the craze these days. Here are 50 healthy vegan Instant Pot recipes to make mealtime easy and delicious.
What Is An Instant Pot?
Most people think an Instant Pot is nothing more than a fancy rice cooker, but that’s a load of crap.
Instant Pots are one of the most amazing kitchen appliances in the history of creation. OK, maybe I’m reaching a bit but I truly believe that.
The Instant Pot is a safe pressure cooker that will cook food much quicker than in the oven or on the stove. So, on days when you’re in a hurry but don’t want to compromise on preparing a healthy dinner, the Instant Pot is your best friend.
It’s also a great money saver, at least it was for us. We used to buy tons of canned beans, but not anymore. You can cook dry beans in as little as 30 minutes with no pre-soaking. And, rice is even faster. But, the Instant Pot does so much more.
You can pressure cook almost anything. It will saute, steam, work as a slow cooker, and even bake. It truly is amazing!
Stock your pantry with beans, lentils, quinoa, rice, and anything else that crosses your mind. Because the Instant Pot cooks them all and does it perfectly every time. Oh, and don’t forget the potatoes, very important.
If you are considering or have been following a whole-food, plant-based diet (WFPB) the Instant Pot should be a staple in your home. It’s perfect for oil-free cooking and makes eating healthy fast, affordable, and easier than it’s ever been.
Is An Instant Pot Good For Vegans and Vegetarians?
Yes, yes, yes, and million more times, YES! My family and I use this appliance literally every single day. Rice, vegan chili, beans, pasta, soup, and tons of other recipes are constantly going in our house. It’s also great for batch cooking and making ahead meals.
We used ours so much that we bought a second one. And, it gets used just as much.
When we travel it goes with us. The only other appliance that gets used as much is our Vitamix. We never leave the house without these two machines. There’s nothing we can’t make with them.
As you will see in this huge list of recipes there’s nothing you can’t make with it. Healthy eating doesn’t get any easier or quicker. I will say over and over the Instant Pot lives up to and beyond all the hype.
Best Vegan Instant Pot Recipes
I’ve scoured the plant-based universe and put together what I believe to be an incredible collection of vegan recipes everyone will love and require not much effort.
You’ll find everything from breakfast, savory curries, hearty soups, side dishes, easy weeknight dinners, and dairy-free desserts! There are also gluten-free options to meet certain dietary needs.
These recipes come from some of my favorite vegan bloggers and chefs. And, there are also a few of my own recipes thrown in as well.
A delicious collection of vegan Instant Pot breakfast recipes with steel-cut oats, tempeh, and sweet potato.
Vegan Instant Pot Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
This Instant Pot Peanut Butter Oatmeal is not only healthy, vegan, and gluten-free, but also budget-friendly. A simple dump-and-go Instant Pot recipe that’ll make morning breakfast a lot easier. Great for meal prep too!
This delicious Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is a great way to start the day. Cooked with bananas and topped with maple syrup, pecans, and almond milk. It’s so easy! All you need are 4 ingredients and less than 20 minutes.
Instant Pot Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes for breakfast? YES! These Instant Pot Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are an easy, healthy, vegan way to start your day! They’re quickly cooked in a pressure cooker, then stuffed with almond butter, maple syrup, and blueberries!
Chocolate Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
Satisfying & nourishing Healthy Chocolate Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats. Quick to make, simple & naturally sweetened with banana only. There is no added sugar at all! Just perfect for a hearty breakfast. And if you don't have an Instant Pot you can make them on the stove-top instead!
Instant Pot Tempeh Breakfast Bowl
I LOVE a savory breakfast! This Instant Pot Tempeh Breakfast Bowl gives you that flavor and is also super hearty. The tempeh is sweet and spicy, the potatoes are slightly smoky, and it gets topped off with some cheesy kale. A complete meal cooked all at the same time!
Instant Pot Apple Butter is so easy to make and ready in less than an hour using 5 simple ingredients. A deliciously warm spread, flavoring, or filling. You will never again have to buy apple butter at the store! It’s vegan, healthy, and uses no refined sugar.
Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge - gluten-free & vegan
You can prepare this Instant Pot Buckwheat Porridge from Veggie Primer in less than thirty minutes. It's naturally sweetened with banana and has the creamy consistency of rice pudding.
Soups and Chilies
Hearty, healthy soups and chilies come together in no time with an Instant Pot. You simply toss all of your ingredients into the pot, lock the lid, and cook!
Instant Pot Soups & Chiles
This Instant Pot Vegan Chili is the BEST vegan chili recipe you will eat or need this year! It’s so EASY to make, uses only a few simple ingredients, and is ready in no time at all. Guaranteed to satisfy vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters.
Simple Instant Pot Black Bean Soup | FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Made with dried black beans, 6 ingredients, and just 10 minutes of hands-on prep time are needed to make this simple plant-based Black Bean soup. It's loaded with flavor and essential nutrients!
Top with avocado, salsa, and my vegan cashew sour cream!
Vegan Mushroom Bourguignon With Potato Cauliflower Mash - Instant Pot
Vegan Mushroom Bourguignon, served over Potato Cauliflower Mash. All Cooked in an Instant Pot together with PIP (pot in pot). Instant Pot Mushroom Bourguignon Vegan Gluten-free Nut-free Recipe, can be Soy-free
Vegan Instant Pot White Bean Stew
A dump-and-go Instant Pot recipe that couldn’t be simpler! This Instant Pot White Bean Stew is healthy, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and has no added oil. And it comes together with zero hands-on cooking!
The BEST Instant Pot Vegetable Soup. This electric pressure cooker soup is so easy to make and ready in 30 minutes. It’s healthy, hearty, comforting, and perfect for the colder months.
Instant Pot Potato Soup is made easy in an electric pressure cooker. This vegan and gluten-free potato soup recipe is hearty, creamy, and comforting.
Instant Pot Lentil Soup
Instant Pot Lentil Soup is a hearty bowl of comfort. Made with tons of different vegetables, green lentils, and crushed tomatoes, this easy vegan soup is sure to warm you up on a cold day! No sautéing required!
Moroccan Chickpea Soup
Enjoy a 30-minute, dump & start recipe for Moroccan Chickpea Soup, that's hearty, healthy, and full of flavor. Creamy Chickpeas are cooked with fire-roasted tomatoes and earthy spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and paprika, which give this vegan and gluten-free soup its iconic bold and rich taste.
NOTE: Omit the oil.
Instant Pot Ethiopian Lentil Stew
Ethiopian Lentil Stew made easy in the Instant Pot! This spicy red lentil stew is full of flavors and the addition of spinach makes it more nutritious! Vegan & gluten-free. Omit the oil and sauté with water or veggie broth.
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
Instant Pot Minestrone! With tons of veggies, beans, pesto, tomato sauce, parsley, topped with Parmesan, served with bread. This amazing recipe is easily made healthy and vegan by eliminating the pesto and marinara sauce listed in the ingredients. Use my Easy Vegan Marinara Sauce instead.
Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup ~ Veggie Inspired
Flavorful, hearty soup made quickly and easily in the Instant Pot. Serve it up with smoky tempeh crumbles and a slice of crusty bread. This Vegan Split Pea Soup is major comfort food!
Delicious globally-inspired vegan curries bursting with flavors and brought to life with amazing savory spices. You’ll never want to use your stovetop ever again.
Instant Pot Curries
Instant Pot Baingan Bharta Recipe - Spiced Mashed Eggplant
This Easy Instant Pot Baingan Bharta – Indian Spiced Mashed Eggplant - is one my favorite dishes and my favorite Indian meal! Serve as a dip with flatbread or over rice with curries and Dals.
Vegan Instant Pot Chana Masala
This vegan Instant Pot Chana Masala is packed with authentic Indian flavor and rivals any restaurant dish, but is easy and quick to make. Stovetop instructions included.
The Best Jackfruit Curry
This delicious Jackfruit Curry is made with warming Indian spices, jackfruit, sweet potatoes, and coconut milk. It's both vegan and Paleo and nutrient-dense but incredibly creamy! It's easy and great for weeknight dinners.
Easy Yellow Instant Pot Dal Recipe
This easy Instant Pot Dal recipe is packed full of flavor and is so good for you too! It’s the perfect dal recipe that is ready in less than 30 minutes! Omit the oil and replace it with water or low-sodium veggie broth.
Instant Pot Vegetable Korma
Easy & Creamy Vegetable Korma made in the Instant Pot. This restaurant style creamy vegetable korma curry is a perfect blend of vegetables with a creamy coconut-based sauce. A vegan & gluten free curry that pairs perfectly with naan or rice. Omit the oil and use water or veggie broth to sauté.
Red Lentil Dal in the Instant Pot
This red lentil dal is a creamy, hearty dish that is a perfect comfort food meal. So easy to make, and so easy to customize the spices and veggies to your taste.
This recipe is not just easy and delicious, but is loaded with nutrients! Essentially fat-free, vegan, and gluten-free, it has tons of protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. All these nutrients and healthy carbohydrates will fuel your body and keep you feeling energized.
Instant Pot Indian Butter Tofu
Instant Pot Indian Butter Tofu. Delicious, quick, and easy to make as long as you have an instant pot. It's creamy and dairy-free. Perfect for those nights when you're really craving some Indian food for dinner! Omit the vegan butter to keep WFPB compliant.
Rice and Beans
Rice and beans are an amazing pantry staple to keep on hand. You can cook a ton and then store them in the fridge when you’re ready to enjoy.
Instant Pot Beans and Rice Dishes
Instant Pot Vegan Burrito Bowls
Instant Pot Burrito Bowls! These vegan bowls are perfect for busy weeknights. Super flavorful Mexican rice with avocados, lettuce, tomatoes, and more. Omit the oil to keep WFPB!
Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice is so easy to make, fluffy, and delicious. This pressure cooker rice recipe is hands-off and great for your weekly meal prep menu.
Brown rice and lentils is a delicious meal or easy side dish requiring only 5 ingredients and one pot. Healthy whole grains and legumes packed with protein and fiber and perfect for feeding a crowd.
This is written as a stovetop recipe but I have included Instant Pot recipes in the post.
These Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas are so easy, vegan, and a classic Southern favorite. With just 3 simple ingredients and no soaking required, make PERFECT black-eyed peas in your pressure cooker every time!
Instant Pot Vegan Baked Beans
Instant Pot Vegan Baked Beans! Ready in less than an hour, these beans are so much healthier than the canned variety and packed with plant-based protein and fiber. Vegan and gluten-free.
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto (Vegan) - Veggie Chick
Risotto doesn’t have to take forever! This creamy Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto can easily be made in no time. It’s deliciously loaded with mushrooms and a creamy white wine sauce.
Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice
Easy and flavorful Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice which turns out light and fluffy every single time. It's a Chipotle copycat recipe and on point! Omit the oil and use water or veggie broth to sauté.
Instant Pot Red Curry Quinoa Fried Rice
OK, technically not rice but had to include it. Red Curry Quinoa Fried Rice is a one-pot vegan meal with veggies, quinoa, and flavored with red curry paste, coconut milk & Thai basil!
This quinoa-fried “rice” is more protein-packed than the traditional fried rice and a great way to use any leftover red curry paste. Omit the oil and sauté with water or veggie broth.
Who doesn’t love a good carb coma? These delicious plant-based pasta recipes are fast, full of flavor, and make cooking fast and simple.
Vegan Instant Pot Pasta Recipes
Instant Pot Vegan Alfredo Sauce
Dinner in 20 minutes or less! Meet the creamiest alfredo sauce, made with cauliflower, a few cashews, and a LOT of garlic. Serve with fettuccine and steamed broccoli for a quick, amazing meal that won’t weigh you down! Omit the oil to keep it WFPB.
Instant Pot Vegan Mac and Cheese
Instant Pot Vegan Mac and Cheese is a staple for any busy family wanting to get a healthy dinner on the table quickly and effortlessly. Omit the oil when making the pasta.
Instant Pot Vegan Drunken Noodles
Quick and easy Vegan Drunken Noodles made in the Instant Pot. Perfect one-pot weeknight meal for busy days! To make this a WFPB compliant recipe simply use low-sodium soy sauce, and maple syrup in place of the sugar, and omit the oil. It's fantastic!
These Sweet Chili Garlic Instant Pot Noodles are so easy to make and absolutely delicious! Whole wheat pasta cooked in a simple Asian-inspired sauce creates an easy weeknight meal that is sure to satisfy everyone.
Vegan Instant Pot Italian Pasta
Brandi at The Vegan 8 is a friend and an amazing cook and baker. This Vegan Instant Pot Italian Pasta is so incredibly easy and fast to make, requiring only 8 simple ingredients. A 1 pot meal that is oil-free, dairy-free, and topped with a delicious vegan parmesan cheese and fresh basil! FREAKING DELICIOUS!!!
Instant Pot Pad Thai (Easy + Healthy!)
Pad Thai is one of my all-time favorite dishes. This flavorful and healthy take on vegetarian Instant Pot Pad Thai-made easy peanut sauce uses ingredients you have on hand! Done in just over 30 minutes. While this is not traditional pad thai, it's a great stand-in using accessible ingredients when the craving strikes. Just be sure and omit the fish sauce to keep it vegan.
Instant Pot Ramen Bowls with Vegetarian and Vegan Toppings
These Instant Pot Ramen Bowls feature a delicious and flavorful broth infused with garlic, ginger, onion, and mushrooms. This one-pot recipe is a tasty way to jazz up ramen!
Vegan Chili Mac (Instant Pot or Stovetop)
Super meaty and flavorful vegan chili mac is easy to prepare and so versatile! Try it with tofu for a whole-food version or with store-bought vegan "beef" for an ultimate, beefy chili mac that will please even hardcore meat-eaters. Vegan with gluten-free and oil-free options.
Potatoes and Sides
Potato soup, mashed, potatoes, breakfast potatoes, and the lists go on and on. Potatoes and side dishes are the ultimate comfort food. And, when you cook them in the Instant Pot your comfort comes much quicker.
Vegan Instant Pot Side Dishes
All you need are 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make this Easy Instant Pot Cabbage. It’s perfect when you need a quick, simple, oil-free, healthy, and delicious side dish.
Vegan Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are so easy to make and delicious! They’re rich, creamy, and ready to eat in as little as 20 minutes. Making mashed potatoes has never been simpler or quicker.
Sloppy Joe Sweet Potatoes
Who doesn't love sloppy joes? Now, try putting this plant-based Instant Pot version non your sweet potatoes. This delicious combination will blow your mind and taste buds.
Scroll down to the bottom to see the recipe!
The filling for these vegan burritos is ULTRA flavorful, satisfying, and easy to make. The mixture can be made on the stovetop or using an Instant Pot. No one will miss the meat and dairy! Skip the oil and fake cheese to keep it WFPB.
Instant Pot Unstuffed Peppers [V+GF]
All the great flavors of stuffed peppers, but easier than ever! These Instant Pot unstuffed peppers, AKA stuffed pepper casserole is hearty, comforting and completely and utterly delicious. Perfect for a busy weeknight, or lazy dinner.
Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
This Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Cauliflower Dip is a must-make for the Super Bowl, but also for any game day, picnic, or potluck! It’s spicy, cheesy, and creamy, and you’d never guess it’s healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free! Plus, it’s made with just 10 ingredients and everything gets dumped in the Instant Pot!
Vegan Instant Pot dessert recipes are a kiss from heaven. And, these sweet bites are pure bliss.
Vegan Instant Pot Desserts
Date Sweetened Instant Pot Carrot Cake
Did you know that you can make extra moist cakes in Your Instant Pot? Get ready to be amazed! This Instant Pot Carrot Cake is sweetened with dates instead of refined sugar and uses whole wheat pastry flour.
Instant Pot Vegan Chocolate Cake
There's a time and place for sugar in a WFPB diet and that place is dessert. And, this Instant Pot Chocolate Cake is the object of your affection. Chocolate cake but make it vegan and in the Instant Pot! Perfect for when you don't have access to an oven or it's too hot to bake!
Instant Pot Coconut Rice Pudding
I grew up eating rice pudding so you can imagine my excitement when I found this recipe. Instant Pot Coconut Rice Pudding is a light, gently flavored, vegan coconut rice pudding. This is an Instant Pot Dump and Start recipe that has 5 ingredients. You will love how fast you can make this pressure cooker coconut rice pudding!
Start with an easy recipe. Try my Sweet Chili Garlic Instant Pot Noodles recipe. They’re sweet, spicy, fast, and delicious. Go make them…NOW!Print
Sweet Chili Garlic Instant Pot Noodles
- Prep Time: 14 mins.
- Cook Time: 6 mins.
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Diet: Vegan
These Sweet Chili Garlic Instant Pot Noodles are so easy to make and absolutely delicious! Whole wheat pasta cooked in a simple Asian inspired sauce creates an easy weeknight meal that is sure to satisfy everyone. Sticky, sweet, savory, and pure amazing.
- 1 ½ cups of water
- 1 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1 Tbsp of minced garlic (2–3 garlic cloves minced)
- ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp chili garlic sauce
- 16-ounce box of whole wheat spaghetti
Suggested Toppings (optional)
- Sesame seeds
- Chopped peanuts
- Green onion
- Steamed veggies (broccoli, carrots, peas)
- Add all the ingredients, except for the spaghetti, to the Instant Pot. Whisk or stir everything together until it is well combined.
- Break the spaghetti noodles in half, place them in the Instant Pot, spread them out just a bit and make sure they are covered by the liquid.
- Lock the lid and cook for 6 minutes on High Pressure. Once the noodles are finished cooking do a manual quick release. Once the pressure is completely gone, remove the lid, and stir the noodles.
- Garnish, if you prefer, and serve.
Prep time includes the time it takes for the Instant Pot to come to full pressure.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 237
- Sugar: 8.1 g
- Sodium: 276.4 mg
- Fat: 1.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 50.2 g
- Fiber: 5.5 g
- Protein: 8.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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