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20+ Instant Pot Vegan Recipes That Everyone Will Love

We’ve picked the best vegan Instant Pot recipes that will please and delight on any occasion, including healthy stews, soups, grains, legumes and even desserts.

25+ Instant Pot Vegan Recipes That Will Please & Delight On Any Occasion

The Instant Pot is wildly versatile, and there are hardly recipes that are off-limits. For the vegan crowd, the pressure cooker is an irreplaceable kitchen tool. If rice, beans and lentils are staples in your meals, you probably know just how long it can take to make those things! This is doubly true if you’re soaking or sprouting your grains and legumes beforehand. Overall, it’s a whole lot of waiting.

So, enter the Instant Pot. You’ve got your staples cooked – potentially in bulk – at the beginning of the week which offers you a blank canvas and some plant-powered protein to work with. Here are some of our favourite ideas for vegan-friendly pressure cooking. whether you follow a vegan diet, are trying to cut back on meat a little, or just want to please a crowd. These are dishes even the omnivores will eat up!

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1. Instant Pot Vegan Mac’n’Cheese With Artichokes

Instant Pot Vegan Mac & Cheese With Artichokes

This veganInstant Pot mac and cheese is made with dairy-free cashew sauce and artichokes and is velvety, creamy and full of flavour. Enjoy this healthier, lighter version in about 35 minutes.

2. Moroccan Instant Pot Chickpea Stew

Instant Pot Chickpea Stew Moroccan Style (Vegan, Gluten-free)

This vegan and gluten-free friendly Instant Pot chickpea stew is a delicious main meal full of Moroccan-influenced spices and flavours. Serve it over rice, couscous or with some crusty bread.

3.Quinoa With Mushrooms, Garlic & Cherry Tomatoes

Best Vegan Recipes In An Instant Pot

This gorgeous Instant Pot quinoa dish is perfect for a lazy, nutritious dinner. It’s suitable for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike, and can be served as is with a salad or some greens, or as a side dish.

4. Instant Pot Corn, Sweet Potato & Chipotle Soup


This Mexican-inspired Instant Pot corn soup is made with healthy ingredients, flavourful spices, lime and a little chipotle for a smoky, chilli kick. It’s gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and super quick and easy to make.

5. Moroccan Sweet Potato & Lentil Stew from Instant Pot


This simple stew has warm, fragrant Moroccan spices, and it has a meatless tagine quality that pairs well with rice or cauliflower rice. It’s packed with two types of lentils and sweet potatoes which make it plenty hearty. Get the recipe from Instant Pot.

6. Turkish Yellow Split Pea Stew

Turkish Split Pea Soup - Instant Pot Recipe

This gorgeous split pea stew (or thick soup) is adapted from a classic Turkish lentil soup, also known as Mercimek Çorbası. It’s simple, rich and nutritious stew is full of warm, aromatic spices and flavours that will get you asking for seconds. Get this recipe on our blog.

7. Beefless stew from Straight Up Food


At first glance, you’d never guess it doesn’t have any beef, and you won’t be missing out on much. Hearty portobello mushrooms, potatoes, carrots and celery give it all the texture and substance you need. Plus, it’s grain-free and legume-free. Top with fresh rosemary for the best taste. Get the recipe from Straight Up Food.

8. Carrot, lemongrass & cilantro soup

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Bright, zesty, and unique, this soup is the perfect pick-me-up. It makes a lovely creamy soup without the addition of dairy, you can easily freeze it, and the leftovers are especially good after the flavours have sunk in a bit. Get the recipe on our blog.

9. Aloo (Indian pickled potatoes) from Cooking You Love


These potatoes are unique, and they make a great alternative to regular ol’ roasted potatoes (but nobody is complaining about those!). It’s all about the spices in this recipe, and the rest falls into place. They take just fifteen minutes from start to finish! Get the recipe from Cooking You Love.

10. Vegan posole from Tried & True


This posole is made “meaty” with a secret ingredient – jackfruit! It lends its beautiful texture and sweet flavour to this Mexican-inspired dish usually made with pork. You can top yours how you like, but we love the fresh tastes and vibrant colours coming in here. Get the recipe from Tried & True.


11.Instant Pot Collard Greens With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Instant Pot Collard Greens With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

We’re swapping bacon for sun-dried tomatoes to add saltiness (and sweetness) in this vegetarian-friendly versions of Instant Pot collard greens. This delicious side dish is also gluten-free, Whole30 and paleo friendly. It’s a lovely twist that turns this classic dish into a plant-based version and we think it can give the bacon version a run for its money.

12. Coconut yoghurt from Detoxinista

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One of the most brilliant functions that the Instant Pot possesses is the ‘yoghurt’ button. It’s pretty much as simple as that! You just need a few ingredients to get started, and dairy isn’t necessarily one of them. Plus, it’s super affordable, and you can avoid the additives and sweeteners found in store bought products. Get the recipe for this coconut milk yoghurt from Detoxinista.

13. Holiday orange spice cake


Whether or not it’s a holiday, this is a fantastic vegan dessert that you can make in your Instant Pot. It can be tough to find a recipe for moist cake that’s dairy-free and egg-free to make in your IP, but this one fits the bill. Plus, it’s not too sweet. Get the recipe on our blog.

14. Refried beans from Allergy-Free Alaska


Refried beans are easy enough to buy in a can, but homemade trumps all when it comes to this tasty appetiser. This recipe has vegan adaptations, and even includes a bonus grain-free and vegan tortilla recipe for wrapping or dipping with whatever else your heart desires. Get the recipe from Allergy-Free Alaska.

15. Instant Pot Secret Ingredient Baked beans

Instant Pot baked beans

These beans are truly scrumptious. Dip your toast in them or serve them underneath your favourite vegan sausages. These are a BBQ and meal prep staple with a secret ingredient – dried mushrooms! Sweet and savoury, this is the only recipe for baked beans you’ll ever need. Get the recipe on our blog.

16. Pear & Cranberry Cake from Healthy Slow Cooking


A cake is always, always welcomed. Especially when it’s vegan and you can make it in the Instant Pot. Just when you thought you’d seen it all, the pressure cooker stepped up its game! Even if you’re not so skilled at baking, this fruity and refined sugar-free recipe is bound to be a success. Get the recipe from Healthy Slow Cooking.

17. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup


Packed with vitamin A-rich sweet potatoes, protein-rich black beans, and warm spices, you won’t be able to get enough of this comforting bowl. Top it off with your favourite garnishes – fresh cilantro, chopped avocado, some raw onion, a spoon of vegan sour cream or a sprinkle of nutritional yeast. Oh, and don’t forget the tortilla chips! Get the recipe on our blog.

18. Steel Cut Oatmeal from My Plant-Based Family


You might be thinking making oats in the Instant Pot is a little unnecessary, but if you’ve ever put in the effort for a piping hot bowl of steel cut in the A.M., you know you could use an easier way to get it done. The IP does the hard work for you with perfect results every time. It takes just three minutes to cook – no joke! Get the recipe from My Plant-Based Family.

20. Quick & Easy Italian Farmhouse Vegetable Soup

Want a quick and easy soup that is hearty and nutritious? This Italian-inspired farmhouse soup is just the thing. It’s a tasty vegan vegetable soup for those nights when you want to give your digestion a break or if you feel like a need a lighter meal. You know those times, right? Get this recipe from our blog.

20. Lentil bolognese from I Heart Eating


Bolognese is often thought of like a meaty sauce, but this tomato base is loaded with lentils, and it really brings on that hearty texture. You can top off pasta, zoodles, rice or steamed veggies with this delicious pressure cooker-adapted recipe from I Heart Eating.

21. Delicious borscht (beet soup)


Eat your beets! This vibrant borscht is a wonderful way to pack in veggies on the side. You can add beans or omit them, and it’s perfectly vegan if you replace the dollop of sour cream to serve with a scoop of coconut or soy yoghurt instead. Get the recipe on our blog.

22. Spinach chana masala from Carve Your Craving


Craving Indian? The Instant Pot has you covered. This chickpea curry is perfect for a bed of rice, some naan and a fresh garnish of coriander with a squeeze of lime to finish it off. You could make a big batch and freeze this for when the takeaway craving hits hard. Get the recipe from Carve Your Craving.


23. Spiced black beans with fried onions

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This dish is perfect in any season with zesty lime, perfectly fried onions thanks to the Instant Pot’s handy saute function and tons of spices. These are a great side dish or addition to burritos and burrito bowls. 

24. Five-minute cheesy sauce from Clean Food, Dirty Girl


Cheese without the cheese? You got it. This is the perfect way to dress up steamed veggies, plain rice, pasta dishes or anything you can think of, because what isn’t better with cheese? Better yet – it’s made almost entirely of vegetables and only takes five minutes! Get the recipe from Clean Food, Dirty Girl.

25. Coconut almond risotto from Make Real Food


Here’s another sweet recipe for you! Whether you’d like a bite for dessert or an alternative to oats in the A.M., this coconut and almond risotto packs in the healthy fats and it’s gluten-free to boot. Get the recipe from Make Real Food.

26. Sage & nutmeg butternut squash risotto from Hip Pressure Cooking

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Of course, we had to send you off with a savoury risotto too! Risotto is undeniably delicious but a little time-intensive from scratch which is why we love it in the Instant Pot. This dish is perfect for autumn. Get the recipe from Hip Pressure Cooking.

27. Yellow rice with peas & corn

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This meal is the definition of budget-friendly, and it hardly even feels like it. Infused with flavour, colour, and beautiful texture from a blend of rice, peas, and corn, this vegan meal is nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory, and without all the additives found in traditional yellow rice. 

28. Instant Pot vegan udon soup

Instant Pot Vegan Udon Soup With Tempeh

This healthy and light vegan Instant Pot udon soup is made with mushrooms and soy sauce infused broth and is served with protein-rich edamame and crispy tempeh. It’s quick, easy, and perfect for a weeknight meal.

29. Instant Pot potato salad with tangy vinaigrette 

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This Instant Pot potato salad is a great example of using the pressure cooker for spring and summer dishes. It’s a fantastic salad to bring to a barbecue party, picnic in the park or to enjoy as a nutritious, balanced meal at home. Mixed with lovely green beans, peas, pickles, and zesty shallot vinaigrette, it’s vegan, gluten-free and Whole30 friendly.

30. Chai spiced rice pudding

Chai Spiced Instant Pot Rice Pudding

Whether you like it for dessert or breakfast, this rice pudding is truly divine. It’s layered with chai spice and warm tones with a tiny caffeine boost to wake you up. Plus, it’s dairy-free and gluten-free. Indulge wisely with this creamy, dreamy treat. Get the recipe on our blog.

Which recipe are you most looking forward to trying? Savoury or sweet? Let us know in the comments below, and share this roundup with your plant-powered friends! 


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    May 27, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Awesome list! The instapot is a serious lifesaver. Most of these recipes look fantastic, and I can’t wait to try them! The exception is that, unfortunately, the yogurt recipe is not vegan, as it calls for gelatin.

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      May 30, 2017 at 9:01 am

      You can sub it with agar agar 🙂

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        August 24, 2017 at 6:14 pm

        you really should put that in the blurb underneath the link – and warn people the recipe itself is not vegan. Just a thought!

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        January 12, 2018 at 9:45 pm

        I am a newby to vegan cookery – how would you use the agar-agar?

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          January 15, 2018 at 5:42 pm

          Agar agar is just a thickener, similar to gelatine which isn’t vegan-friendly. So, it works to make things like yoghurt.

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    November 22, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Aw I was so excited about the yogurt! Sad to see it calls for gelatin 🙁

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      November 27, 2017 at 7:09 am

      You can easily replace it with agar agar 🙂

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    Mary Withrow
    December 8, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Hoppin John you can literally make in minutes and its super healthy and easily made veggie only, great bunch of recipes!

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    December 21, 2017 at 1:20 am

    #6, the coconut milk yoghurt, is not vegan. It contains gelatin (powdered bones and cartilage).

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      December 22, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Thank you for the heads up! I will put a note to use vegan gelatin for that one or find a vegan coconut yoghurt recipe.

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    January 11, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    I can’t wait to try the Cranberry-Pear cake; with one adaption-switching the pastry flour to spelt and sifting part of it- it complies with my Teacher Genotype guidelines.

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      January 11, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Great substitution!

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    January 12, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I was so excited to find a vegan yoghurt recipe however the recipe listed is NOT vegan and should be updated to reflect so. Gelatin is animal-derived (collagen). Please update so that someone trying to accommodate a vegan guest or family member doesn’t make the mistake of thinking this recipe is vegan when it is not.

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      January 15, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      Thanks, I’ve updated the post.

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    December 28, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Number 27 calls for chicken broth, which is not vegan. Of course it can be replaced with veggie broth, but its a little misleading. Otherwise, great list. I am excited to try it out!

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