10 Feel-Good Recipes You Can Make in Your Instant Pot

Healthy eating has never been easier.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Healthy Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan, as seen on Food Network.

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Renee Comet

There’s an old saying that meals can be healthy, delicious or easy, but not all three. Well, we’re here to tell you that’s simply not true. Thanks to your Instant Pot, you can have a wholesome, tasty meal that barely requires you to lift a finger. Need proof? Make the following 10 recipes and you’ll see just how simple feel-good cooking can be.

Say goodbye to tough, chewy chicken breasts! Pressure cooking the chicken with crushed tomatoes leaves the meat tender and juicy — perfect for serving over zoodles, steamed veggies or whole-grain pasta. You definitely won’t miss the fried version (or the extra calories!).

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Armando Rafael

Canned beans are a great source of fiber, but they tend to be high in sodium. By pressure cooking dry black beans, you’ll cut down on the salt without sacrificing simplicity. There’s no need to soak the beans overnight when using an Instant Pot, which will make a big batch of vegetarian-friendly soup in less than two hours.

Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Whole30 Chicken Tikka Masala

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Matt Armendariz

Our Whole30-friendly Chicken Tikka Masala is wonderfully flavorful, thanks to juicy chicken thighs, rich coconut cream and plenty of spices. Serve over cauliflower rice to make the most of the delicious sauce!

FN Flat Recipe: Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Marinara

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Armando Rafael

Sorry, pasta — you’ve officially been replaced. Spaghetti squash cooks in just 12 minutes in the Instant Pot, which means you can have the entire meal on the table in under an hour. While the squash is cooling, you’ll use the same pot to make marinara — so key for easy cleanup!

Instant Pot Greek Chicken Bowls, as seen on Food Network Kitchen Live.

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Scott Gries

This Mediterranean-style meal features lean protein and plenty of fresh veggies, including tomatoes, cucumbers and olives. Whether you’re looking for an easy dinner or a meal prep-friendly lunch, this recipe is guaranteed to deliver.

Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Mini Frittatas

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Matt Armendariz

When looking for lean protein, it’s hard to beat eggs. This vegetarian-friendly recipe allows you to pack egg bites with anything you like, from vitamin-rich baby spinach to fiber-filled mushrooms. Our advice? Cook a bunch of mini frittatas on a weekend and store them in the fridge or freezer for a grab-and-go breakfast that’ll keep you full without weighing you down.

Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup.

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Matt Armendariz

Comforting chicken soup doesn’t need to come from a can. Cut down on the salt (and boost the nutrients) by cooking a fresh batch in the Instant Pot, which makes quick work of a whole chicken, good-for-you ginger and plenty of carrots, celery and onion.

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Matt Armendariz

This is a great meal to keep in your back pocket, because it’s super easy and relies on ingredients you most likely have, like soy sauce and frozen fish. Since you’re cooking the salmon right out of the freezer (no defrosting required), you’ll have a wholesome dinner that’s ready in a snap.

If you love your meals on the spicy side, you’ll adore our pressure-cooked take on the classic chicken posole. Three kinds of peppers lend a flavorful kick to skinless, boneless chicken thighs, which are only improved when served with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and zesty radish slices.

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