These Nine Meat-Free Instant Pot Recipes are Perfect for Lent
We've gathered tasty, simple dishes to get you through April.
We’re currently in the midst of Lent, which means some of your go-to dinner recipes might be restricted from your diet on meatless Fridays. Rather than sticking to your typical fish fry or making the same pasta dish every week, you can whip out your Instant Pot and make an exciting dinner in no time. From pasta to salmon, these recipes utilize your Instant Pot and the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid to expand your options even further and will make sticking to your Lent resolutions much easier.
Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon Fillets with Broccoli
For a hearty, balanced meal, use your air fryer lid to cook salmon fillets with broccoli. The sauce adds the perfect amount of tanginess for the whole meal. Once your meal is done cooking, add some rice to the side and sprinkle scallion slices on top for a well-rounded plate.
Instant Pot Salmon with Garlic Potatoes and Greens
This mouth-watering meal only takes half an hour to whip up and will leave your taste buds more than satisfied. The zesty fish mixed with the savory potatoes and greens make for a great healthy dish. Serve with a lemon slice for a polished look.
Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto
This delicious rice-based dish is the perfect excuse to get some practice with the sauté function. Toss garlic, shallot, rice and thyme sprigs in the pot and stir in some wine before adding in the shrimp to create a tasty blend for your dinner bowl. Top with lemon zest for the finishing flair.
Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Marinara
Squash topped with a flavorful homemade marinara sauce takes a new twist on the classic pasta dish. Let the squash cook in your Instant Pot while you’re mixing tomatoes, garlic and onions to create the perfect sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan and basil to make your dinner extra tasty.
Instant Pot Saag Paneer
This Indian dish blends spinach and cheese for a savory experience. Mix yogurt, cheeses, greens, ginger, garlic and onion together and serve over basmati rice or warmed naan to complete the dish.
Instant Pot Pasta Marinara
This delicious meal with homemade tomato sauce can be made in just 10 minutes and is sure to give you bragging rights. Simply mix oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and tomatoes with penne pasta and allow to cook in your Instant Pot. Mix in butter and parmesan for the final touch, and voila!
5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Seriously, who doesn’t love mac and cheese? The family-friendly dish is extra special when it’s homemade, and this recipe is beyond easy with just five ingredients. Mix cheddar, elbow noodles, salt, milk and butter to create the cheesy delight. Feel free to throw in some chives to spice things up!
Shortcut Instant Pot Lasagna
A classic lasagna is the perfect week-night dinner, and this lasagna recipe happens to be meat-free! Layer the noodles between a mix of ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan and marinara to enjoy the traditional Italian dish.
Instant Pot Black Bean Soup
A healthy dinner is worth the effort, and that’s where your Instant Pot comes in handy. Just place all of the spices and beans inside, and set to pressure cook for one hour. Then, blend the black beans with salt until it’s thick and creamy. Serve with sliced avocado and lime wedges to garnish your plate.