The Winter months make me want to eat all the chili and soup. For every single meal! How about you? Have you ever started your day with a chill in your bones that you can’t seem to shake?
My cure for this is to make a stellar recipe in my Instant Pot. Yes, every weekend.
Then, snuggle into the couch with a blanket to enjoy my big bowl of deliciousness.
If you’ve decided that this is the year you’re adding more vegetables to your life, great job!! And, you’re in luck!
We’ve seen a giant increase in healthy, plant-based, vegan instant pot recipes. There are so many now, that it can be a little overwhelming!
So, we’ve put together this great list for you of our top favorites! So, now you have a place to start.
These creamy vegan instant pot recipes are simple, thanks to the magic of this wonderful kitchen tool!
Don’t get me wrong, the Instant Pot is not actually magic. And, frankly, it isn’t very “instant”! You still need to prepare your ingredients by washing and chopping. Then, wait for your Instant Pot to warm up.
lso, you might need to saute some of the aromatics, to start. After the cooking time is over, you’ll also be waiting for the pressure to release. So, as you can see… not so “instant”!
Do vegan recipes made in the Instant Pot taste good?
Everything I’ve made in my Instant Pot comes out super flavorful, tender, and delicious! The herbs, spices, and liquids all blend together perfectly with whatever pasta, starch, or legume I’ve decided to use. And yes, they’ve been vegan! So, Instant Pot recipes without meat are delicious.
I admit, when I first got my Instant Pot I was a little intimidated by it. I didn’t grow up with my Mom using a pressure cooker so I really didn’t know anything about it, or what to expect. I really didn’t want to blow up my kitchen. Even after reading the instructions, I was still a little reluctant!
In case you might be in the same boat, this New York Times has a great overview is a fantastic place to get familiar!
And the best advice to get familiar with your Instant Pot is to get started and make your first meal in it!
Trust me, once you make your few first recipes, you’ll be super comfortable. You’ll especially want to read the section on Natural vs. Manual Pressure Release, as I found that to be really helpful!
Tried and true, these will hit the spot and not take a crazy amount of time.
Here are some easy go-to vegan creamy recipes that you need to make in the Instant Pot! 11 recipes to be exact! You will fall in love! When you desire something warm, cozy, and creamy, these are just PERFECT. So, grab your Instant Pot and get ready to impress yourself.
They are all plant-based and vegan instant pot recipes.
Instant Pot Vegan Mac and Cheese// Who doesn’t love an amazing mac and cheese dish? Karissa’s Vegan Kitchen gives us this delicious recipe. She adds in special ingredients of mustard powder, paprika, veggie bouillon, along with garlic and onion powder to make it really pop with flavor! Check out her Mac and Cheese here and other super plant-based recipes.
Instant Pot Mushroom Tetrazzini // This comforting, mushroom dish is savory and satisfying. It’s perfect for chilly nights or a weekend at home.
Photo by: Richa / Vegan Richa
Creamy Instant Pot Pasta// Fire-roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, and oregano make this pasta dish really stand out. It’s easily become one of my favorites by A Couple Cooks. Creamy, delicious, and seriously easy. A great idea for a week-day dinner!
Vegan Potato Corn Chowder// Hearty chowder with cashews and potatoes to make this dish luscious and creamy. Then, once you add in the classic ingredients of carrots, celery, and garlic, you’ll have even more punch of yummy flavor!
Amy, from Veggies Save The Day created this delicious bowl and I’m in love with it! Especially right now, in the chilly months of snowy weather.
Photo by: Amy Katz / Veggies Save the Day
Instant Pot Tofu Mango Coconut Curry Vegan // Mangoes and coconut in curry? Yes, please! This curry is a cozy combo of spices and sweet, for something different and delicious.
Vegan Drunken Noodles// This recipe will speak your language with scallions, soy sauce, and ginger! So much flavor, and incredibly easy to make in the Instant Pot. Thanks to Cook with Manali for this amazing recipe.
Instant Pot Lasagna Soup Vegan // This is the perfect lasagna in a bowl. This is my all-time favorite and I try to make it once a week! I’m obsessed with this recipe.
Photo by: Richa / Vegan Richa
Vegan Instant Pot White Bean Stew// White bean stew that bursts with flavor! Cumin, paprika, lemon zest, crushed tomatoes, and of course, white beans! This is a top-top favorite by Rainbow Plant Life.
Vegan Instant Pot Italian Pasta// Perfect Pasta with olives, balsamic vinegar, and fresh basil. I could eat this every day of the week.
Easy Vegan Chili // Perfect vegan chili from one of my all-time favorites, From My Bowl. I love everything I’ve ever made from her recipes. She adds ancho chili powder for an awesome kick!
Instant Pot Jackfruit Curry// Super flavorful curry made easily in the instant pot! The sweet potato adds natural sweetness and the coconut milk makes it luscious and creamy.
Jackfruit provides a texture that reminds us of meat, which gives this curry a hardy look and feel.
Photo by Nisha / Rainbow Plant Life
Final Thoughts on Vegan Instant Pot Recipes
I hope this list gives you some GREAT ideas for your Instant Pot! It’s been such a wonderful addition to my kitchen and has quickly become my go-to for quick dinners. One of the best parts about it is that you can make healthy plant-based meals, vegan dishes, veggies, and soup. It certainly isn’t just for meat-focused dinners. So, give it a whirl! I’d love to hear what you make and which ones are your favorites.
I’m favoring the Lasagna Soup this week!
For another easy plant-based meal that’s creamy and super satisfying on a cozy, chilly day, check out Vegan Alfredo. It’s dairy-free and super quick to whip up on a weeknight.
If you’re looking for easy, delicious TOFU recipes, check out this post where I share my favorites!
If you’d like to read some reviews on the Instant Pot, here’s the Instant Pot that I own, love, and recommend!