13 Fantastic Vegan Instant Pot Recipes

Cooking a Vegan meal with an Instant Pot may not be the first thing many of you think about doing when you purchase your new appliance. Chicken and beef are more likely to be on the menu for many people and what I find many Instant Pot recipes tend to be based on.

However, if you are Vegan, Vegetarian, or plant-based, these foods are obviously off the menu for you. If that is the case, is an Instant Pot still worth buying?

Yes, most definitely, in my opinion. An instant pot can cook a wide range of meals and is a Godsend for cooking beans, lentils, and other pulses. It makes short work of each of these, and will cook them in as little as 30 mins. Gone are the days of having to pre-soak chickpeas and beans for hours before cooking.

Chillis, soups, and stews are excellent in an Instant Pot, and if you get creative (or follow some tried and tested Pressure Cooker recipes), you will be surprised what Vegan meals you can produce with an Instant Pot.

Below are 13 fantastic Vegan Instant Pot recipes from around the web that I am sure you will enjoy.


One-pot lentil curry is an ideal meal to master if you constantly find you’re too busy or tired to cook dinner. It goes perfectly well with rice and makes a very satisfying and tasty midweek meal. (via Well Plated)

Vegan Instant Pot Quinoa Chili

This Vegan Instant Pot Quinoa Chili is packed full of protein and full of flavor. (via Well Plated)


Lentil soup doesn’t sound too exciting to many people, but this may be because they have only had it from a can. This Instant Pot Lentil soup uses fresh vegetables and herbs and has real depth to its flavor. Cooking it in an Instant Pot takes this soup to another level. (via Delish Knowledge)

Instant Pot Lentil Gumbo

I love Gumbo and have had many variations of it over the years. This Instant Pot version is superb, so much so that anyone from New Orleans would be proud to call it their own. Many people dislike Okra because they think of it as too slimy, but it is perfect and a must-have in this dish when done in the Instant Pot. (via Cotter Crunch)

Instant Pot Vegan Chili Mac And Cheese

Is there anything more comforting in life than Mac and Cheese? This Vegan Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese is perfect when you want something easy and satisfying at the same time.
This flavourful dish is filled with kidney beans, onion, garlic, bell pepper, and spices for a hearty and satisfying meal. (via Healthier Steps)


This stew is packed with spicy-sweet flavors and is a great nutritional meal thanks to the kale and sweet potato.
Prep the soup and freeze, and when you’re feeling hungry, you can pop it in your Instant Pot and leave it to do the rest. (via Pinch of Yum)


These Vegan drunken noodles are perfect for anyone short on time and make a reliable midweek meal. And the great thing is, it is ready in just 20 mins! (via Cook With Mananli)


A list of amazing Vegan recipes wouldn’t be complete if there were not at least one chickpea recipe in there. This chickpea tikka masala is delicious and made using just five ingredients (yes, just 5). It is also gluten-free! (via Contentedness Cooking)


Instant Pots aren’t just for pulses and soups; you can also make tasty pasta dishes in them too. This creamy restaurant-style pasta is a one-pot meal that takes just 20 minutes to cook! (Cook With Manali)

Instant Pot Peanut Tofu Curry with Rice

This curry is very simple to make and made with a peanut-based sauce. As a bonus, the curry and the rice are made at the same time. (via Herbivore Cucina)

Instant Pot Spinach Mushroom Pasta

Instant Pot Spinach Mushroom Pasta is instant….ready to serve in 30 minutes. Farm fresh ingredients, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. (via Green Scheme TV)

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Pasta, tomatoes, herbs, red lentils, pesto, and garlic bread. I mean, you cannot go wrong with all these together. This soup is satisfying and comfort food made in 1 pot and ready within minutes. (via Vegan Richa)


This creamy vegan butternut squash curry with chickpeas, broccolini, and rice makes a hearty main dish. It is packed full of flavor and a lovely curry that your friends and family will enjoy. (Via: Fat Free Vegan)

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