We are celebrating spring with these gorgeous green Instant Pot spring recipes. There are lots of emerald veggies and herbs in this roundup; we love using zucchini as noodles or adding asparagus to risotto. We hope you get inspired by these simple, healthy, and quick spring recipes that taste light yet filling.
The sun is out, flowers are starting to bloom and the grass needs to be cut because spring is here! Are you itching to get into the garden? There is something about seeing something grow from seed and cultivating the land to yield produce.
Spring of spring produce, we’re celebrating the season with these gorgeously green Instant Pot recipes. There are lots of green veggies and herbs in this roundup, from zucchini as noodles to crunchy asparagus in the risotto.
Leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, and herbs are such an important part of a well-rounded diet and offer numerous health benefits. They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Plus, greens instantly liven up your dishes and encourage healthy choices. These spring pressure cooker recipes are simple, quick, and taste light yet filling.
Instant Pot Spring Recipes
From fresh greens-rich pasta and soups to succulent meats and veggies, there are countless Instant Pot spring recipes to explore and enjoy. So, let’s get cooking and savor the taste of spring!
Instant Pot Pasta Primavera
A classic, veggie-packed pasta dish that is cooked in a lemony, cream sauce. It’s a simple one-pot dish that only takes about 30 minutes. Get The Recipe Here.
ASPARAGUS & FENNEL RISOTTO
Instant Pot is the EASIEST way to make an incredible, creamy, restaurant-style risotto. This fennel and asparagus risotto is a fabulous vegetarian and gluten-free recipe. Once you’ve mastered the method, your imagination is the limit! Get The Recipe Here.
GREEN GODDESS CHICKEN SANDWICH
Devouring this Instant Pot Green Goddess Chicken Sandwich will make you feel like a Greek Goddess! Creamy, refreshing, herbaceous chicken piled high on a bagel with lots of fresh, crisp veggies. Recipe from Tidbits.
GREEN PEA SOUP WITH FRANKFURTERS
This soup is inspired by the classic ham and pea soup but we used grilled Frankfurter hot dog sausages instead of ham. It’s a family-friendly soup. It’s one of those quick and easy meals that you can make on any weeknight in just half an hour. Top it with croutons and fresh herbs, plus an extra dollop of cream. Get The Recipe Here.
INSTANT POT SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP
Need a crowd-pleasing appetizer, the one that feeds an army but doesn’t require too much work? That’s where this spinach and artichoke dip comes in. Only 3 min in the IP using frozen spinach. Recipe from Damn Delicious.
ORZO WITH LEMON, PARMESAN & SPINACH
Made with lemon, Parmesan cheese, and spinach for a perfect, hearty side dish or main. This lemony, cheesy orzo recipe only takes 20-25 minutes from start to finish and is vegetarian-friendly. Get The Recipe Here.
VEGAN RISOTTO WITH GREEN VEGGIES & FRIED GARLIC
A creamy, velvety risotto that is much lighter and is made without butter or cheese. Loaded with green vegetables like kale, green beans, and zucchini then topped with fried garlic for amazing aroma and flavor. Get The Recipe Here.
INSTANT POT LEMON ASPARAGUS PASTA
Get all the flavors of spring in a bowl with this Lemon Asparagus Pasta. Make it in the Instant Pot in just 30 minutes, and the result will be a creamy bowl of pasta, filled with fresh greens! It contains peas, asparagus, and a splash of lemon juice, creating a symphony of tangy and savory flavors. Try this delicious, vegetarian, one-pot meal tonight! Recipe from Piping Pot Curry.
SPRING SOUP WITH CHICKEN RICOTTA MEATBALLS
This Instant Pot Spring Soup with Chicken Ricotta Meatballs is a refreshing bowl of lemony sunshine! Loads of veggies and everything can be cooked up together in the same pot. Recipe from Tidbits.
Instant Pot Chicken Pasta With Ham and Vegetables
This kid-friendly Instant Pot chicken pasta with ham and vegetables is tasty and nutritious, with just a touch of cream and cheese that makes it velvety and hearty and provides a good serving of calcium and fat-soluble vitamins. Get The Recipe Here.
INSTANT POT GREEN BEANS WITH LEMON
The perfect side dish is healthy, easy to make, and comes together quickly. These zesty lemon Instant Pot green beans checks all those boxes. Recipe from A Couple Cooks.
SPINACH RICE (INDIAN PALAK PULAO)
This Instant Pot Spinach Rice (also known in Indian cuisine as Palak Pulao) is a nutritious and healthy dish that can be served as a side dish with your favorite curry or a main dish with some vegetables or salad on the side. Get The Recipe Here.
Instant Pot White Bean Green Curry
This Instant Pot green curry is insanely creamy, infused with fresh aromatic herbs, and served with tender white navy beans. It’s healthy, filling, delicious, rich in protein, and so easy to prepare! It’s Thai-inspired and starts with the mushrooms and carrots that are sautéed for a few minutes in the Instant Pot then add red bell pepper, zucchini, or even pumpkin. Recipe from Full of Plants.
10-MINUTE ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH GARLIC, LEMON & PARMESAN
This quick and healthy spiralized zucchini noodles dish (or zoodles) is made in the Instant Pot using the Sauté function. Paired with garlic, mint, and Parmesan, it’s low-carb, vegetarian, and gluten-free, and perfect as a side dish or a light main. Get The Recipe Here.
INSTANT POT CHICKEN & CORN SOUP WITH SPINACH
This Instant Pot chicken and corn soup is super nourishing and delicious. It’s a healthier, homemade pressure cooker version of the popular Chinese soup. Corn adds a lovely sweetness to this otherwise savory creation. This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free. Get The Recipe Here.
SALT POTATOES WITH HERB BUTTER
Instant Pot salt potatoes for a perfect summer dish you can bring to a barbecue, picnic or family lunch. You can serve them hot or cold and we opted for a delicious herb butter that you can smother and melt into the potatoes. Get The Recipe Here.
INSTANT POT SALMON & VEGETABLES
Make healthy, nutritious, and super easy Instant Pot steamed salmon and vegetables. Flavored with aromatics like garlic and chili and a splash of sauce, this meal only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Get The Recipe Here.
Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli
A heartwarming, thick soup, almost like a stew, that is perfect for when you need a hit of comfort food. It’s super simple, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly and is made with a little trick that makes it extra creamy. Get The Recipe Here.
Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup
Master this classic potato leek soup Instant Pot recipe for a quick and easy dinner the whole family will love. With an optional twist of Parmesan cheese and the topping of sauteed green parts of the leeks, so you don’t waste anything! Get The Recipe Here.
Caesar Pasta Salad With Eggs & Crisp Bacon
A crowd-pleasing Caesar pasta salad that features fusilli pasta, boiled eggs, crispy bacon, lettuce, seasoned croutons, and cherry tomatoes smothered in creamy, homemade Caesar dressing. It’s tasty, nutritious, and perfect for get-togethers or family lunches. Get The Recipe Here.
INSTANT POT WEDDING SOUP
True to tradition, this Instant Pot Wedding Soup recipe is a cozy chicken broth-based soup filled with pasta, leafy greens, and juicy meatballs. It’s just plain delicious! Whether it’s served at a wedding or for simple dinners at home, it’s always a hit. Recipe from The Almond Eater.
Creamy Pesto Pasta
This creamy pesto pasta is one of those recipes that can easily become a go-to staple for busy weeknights. It can be made with any type of pasta and even though it has a creamy sauce, it’s still quite light and healthy. Get The Recipe Here.
Instant Pot Zucchini Soup
Creamy and flavorful, yet light. If you’ve never made zucchini soup in the Instant Pot, make sure to give this recipe a go! It’s vegetarian, gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly. Get The Recipe Here.
GREEN RICE PORRIDGE (INSTANT POT, VEGAN)
It’s a one-pot, effortless, green, nutrient-packed twist to congee, also known as rice porridge. This version incorporates a lot of chopped spinach. Topped off with some lime, crushed kale chips and toasted nori, toasted pepitas, hemp seeds, and jungle peanuts. Slice tofu thinly, drizzled with shoyu, and sriracha sauce. Recipe from 101 Cookbooks.
INSTANT POT CABBAGE ROLLS
Polish Cabbage Rolls made in a tomato sauce are called Galumpki, and they were made with green cabbage leaves. Using Savoy Cabbage leaves makes these a little easier to handle, and this is a great way to use up some of the roasted tomato sauce. Recipe from Stephanie’s Dish.
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