The Ultimate Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes

Find 30+ quick, healthy and delicious Whole30 Instant Pot recipes with meat, poultry, and veggies that you can make in the pressure cooker in no time. We’ve included mains and sides.


Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes

Whether you’re starting a new year with a healthy eating resolution or you need a reset post indulgent vacation, it’s always a good time to start the Whole30 program and start focusing on eating whole, real foods.

Perhaps, your healthier lifestyle is accompanied or inspired by your Instant Pot which is very good news. If you haven’t already heard, pressure cooking makes whipping up super tasty dishes easier and quicker than ever.

When you commit to something like Whole30, you need all the support you can get! Let your Instant Pot be your biggest cheerleader. Here are some of our favorite Whole30 Instant Pot recipes you can lean on when you need them the most.

 

Whole30 Meat Recipes

These main Instant Pot meat dishes are easily made for weeknight dinners. Most roasts take hours, but you’ll have perfect, tender, fall-apart meat every time with these squeaky clean recipes.

Instant Pot Shredded Beef

Instant Pot Shredded Beef (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Gluten-free)

If you want a versatile recipe that is perfect for meal prep and batch cooking, try our Instant Pot shredded beef. It’s paleo, gluten-free, and with a Whole30 option. Keep it simple or add a BBQ twist to it.

Instant Pot Italian Beef Ragu

Instant Pot Italian Recipes Beef Ragu

This hearty Instant Pot beef ragu is a great recipe for cooler weather or when you want to make a versatile meat dish as part of your weekend meal prep. It’s paleo and Whole30 friendly, gluten-free, high in protein and iron, and full of flavour. Or you can try our versatile Instant Pot Bolognese Sauce.

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast With Carrot & Potatoes 

Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast With Carrots & Potatoes

Pot roast takes on a new form in the Instant Pot. Perfectly tender meat and vegetables to soak up all the delicious juices that bubble up in record time? We like that concept a lot. This is a Whole30 staple that the entire family can get on board with, and you can have it for dinner even if you only start it when you get home from work! 

Instant Pot Barbacoa Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Barbacoa Pulle Pork

Mexican food is easy to make Whole30. Just avoid the rice, beans, cheese, and sour cream. Yeah – it seems like a lot, but when you have pulled pork, none of that really matters. This barbacoa-style recipe is great for salads, burrito bowls, or lettuce wrap tacos. 

Pressure Cooker Pot Roast & Gravy from Zenbelly

Instant Pot Chili With Beef & Chorizo

Instant Pot Chili With Beef & Chorizo

Chili is a good dish for meal prep every week because you can really customize it and tailor it to the extra veggies you have in your fridge. It’s also really affordable to make, even without relying on beans as a filler. This is plenty hearty with a unique blend of chorizo and beef, packed with gloriously delicious spices and healthy fats. 

Instant Pot Whole30 Taco Meat 

Whole30 Instant Pot Taco Meat

Taco meat is a recipe everyone should have mastered. It’s a versatile leftover, and it’s not simply limited to tacos. Salads, frittatas, lettuce wraps and even stir-fries come to mind. Recipe from My Heart Beets.

Instant Pot Lamb Shoulder Roast

Instant Pot Lamb Shoulder Roast

This succulent, melt-in-your-mouth Greek-style Instant Pot lamb shoulder roast only takes just a little over an hour instead of 4-5 hours of slow cooking in the oven. Great for Easter, Thanksgiving or your weekly Sunday roast dinner. Omit the honey!

Moroccan Lamb Stew With Carrots & Potatoes

Instant Pot Moroccan Lamb Stew With Potatoes

This lovely Instant Pot lamb stew uses Moroccan-inspired ingredients and spices and is cooked up with soft potatoes, carrots and peas for an incredible one-pot dish. Serve it with cauliflower rice or a side of veggies.

Instant Pot Thai 5-Spice Pork Stew

Whole30 Thai Pork Stew Instant Pot

Savory broth and fresh herbs offer a gorgeous base for this pork to simmer in until it’s just tender. This dish can typically be pretty intimidating, but the pressure cooker makes it totally accessible to even the busiest Whole30’er. Recipe from I Heart Umami.

Jamaican Jerk Pork Roast from I Breathe, I’m Hungry

Kalua Pig from Nom Nom Paleo

Instant Pot Italian Tomato Meatballs

Instant Pot Italian Tomato Meatballs

Spaghetti squash and zoodles are staples on the Whole30, but you know you need to dress things up. Italian cuisine is fully accessible despite the lack of cheese, and the big flavor explosion in these Italian meatballs with plenty of garlic and spices will curb that need for dairy. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

 

Whole30 Poultry Recipes

These chicken and turkey dishes are good as it is, but these recipes are particularly special since they’re Whole30-compliant, take just one pot, and are super fast to make.

BRAISED CHICKEN SCARPARIELLO

Scarpariello Chicken in Instant Pot

This Instant Pot chicken scarpariello recipe is a pressure cooker version of the American-Italian classic dish made with poultry and sweet and sour sauce of pickled roasted red peppers and rosemary. This sensational dish can be served over your favourite pasta, polenta, rice or vegetables.

Instant Pot Savory Chicken

Instant Pot Savory Chicken (Dump & Cook)

When it comes to Whole30 Instant Pot recipes, you need a go-to chicken dish for easy meal prep. This dump and cook savory chicken recipe is super simple and delicious. Using boneless chicken breast meat or thighs, this dish is great for batch cooking and you can serve it in a variety of ways. 

Pressure Cooker Summer Italian Chicken 

Pressure Cooker Summer Italian Chicken 

Whether it’s summer or winter, this vibrant dish comes together beautifully with chicken thighs, ripe tomatoes, fresh chopped herbs and buttery olives in a veggie-laden stew. Recipe from Nom Nom Paleo.

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Curb those inevitable cravings for takeaway with something just as timely, doubly nutritious and ten times as delicious – promise! Serve this chicken tikka masala over cauliflower rice or roasted veggies instead of white rice to make it totally Whole30-friendly. Recipe from Wholesomelicious.

Instant Pot Butter Chicken from My Heart Beets

Chicken Creole from The Curious Coconut (omit coconut sugar)

Whole Roasted Chicken With Lemon & Rosemary 

Whole Instant Pot Roasted Chicken With Lemon & Rosemary 

The whole roasted chicken is something we simply adore doing in the Instant Pot. It’s so easy, and the results are always stunning. Toss some fresh lemon and rosemary in the mix, and you’ve got yourself an awesome dinner every single time. Recipe from Our Best Bites.

Italian Chicken Drumsticks With Garlic & Thyme 

Italian Chicken Drumsticks With Garlic & Thyme whole30

Rich in Italian tomato sauce with herbs and garlic and meat falling off the bone, these Instant Pot chicken drumsticks are great for the whole family. Serve them with pasta, rice or veggies. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

Turkey With Cranberries & Sauerkraut from Provincial Paleo

20-Minute Turkey & Gravy from Grazed and Enthused

Instant Pot Turkey & Cabbage Soup 

Instant Pot Turkey & Cabbage Soup 

This warming soup is fabulous for the minimalist in the kitchen who wants real nutritious, real fast. This hearty blend of turkey and cabbage comes together in a mixture of broth, marinara sauce, and onions which packs in plenty of flavors. Recipe from Healthy Vittles and Bits.

 

Whole30 Fish & Seafood Recipes

Italian Fish With Tomatoes, Olives & Capers

Whole30 Italian Fish

Cooking fish can be intimidating as is, let alone trying to figure out how to cook frozen fish in the Instant Pot. Today, we’re going to show you a super quick and easy recipe for Instant Pot fish braised in Italian broth of cherry tomatoes, olives, capers and roasted peppers. It’s bursting with Mediterranean flavors, and you can make it with frozen white fish or salmon.

15-Minute Asian Salmon & Garlic Vegetables

15-Minute Asian Salmon & Garlic Vegetables
Speed, efficiency, and nutrition are what this recipe is all about. It’s designed for 2 servings but you could easily add an extra fillet or two of salmon and make more vegetables.

Instant Pot Shrimp Jambalaya

Shrimp Jambalaya Whole30

This Paleo, Whole30 + Keto Instant Pot Jambalaya is a new cajun inspired meal, cleaned up with lower carb cauliflower rice and Whole30 compliant sausage! It’s an easy weeknight dinner or meal prep recipe! Recipe from Real Simple Good.

 

Whole30 Sides & Vegetable Recipes

Sometimes, the main dish is the easy part. How do you keep variety in your Whole30? The answer is eating your veggies! There is no shortage of incredible, edible ways to do up your favorite plant foods, or maybe experiment with something new.

Instant Pot Asparagus With Lemon & Pepper

Asparagus Instant Pot Recipe

Lard-Whipped Parsnips With Caramelised Onions 

Lard-Whipped Parsnips With Caramelised Onions 

If your Whole30 teaches you just one thing, we hope it’s not to be afraid of fat! Lard, in particular, has been looked down upon since the whole low-fat thing started, but it’s both Whole30-friendly and good for you! It brings in some serious depth and unbeatable taste to this gorgeous parsnip mash, which makes a perfect pairing for a tender roast. Recipe from Grazed and Enthused.

Collard Greens With Sun-dried Tomatoes

Instant Pot Collard Greens With Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Instant Pot Borscht (beet soup)

Instant Pot Borscht Beet Soup

Beet soup is good hot or cold. This naturally detoxifying soup easily comes together regardless of which season it is, and it works really well with a dollop of coconut cream or coconut yoghurt. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate & Pine Nuts 

Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate & Pine Nuts 

Red, white and green is the new red, white and blue in this scrumptious side. Brussels sprouts are easy to make in the pressure cooker (as though they weren’t easy enough), and we love this trio of tart pomegranate and buttery pine nuts. Recipe from Hip Pressure Cooking.

Pressure-Steamed Artichokes from Flavored

Braised Kale & Carrots from Nom Nom Paleo

Eggs In the Instant Pot

10+ Ways To Make Eggs With Instant Pot

Eggs are a staple on the Whole30. If you’ve ever done one before, you either get sick of eggs in the end or really just learn to love ’em. They’re so easy to make, plus they’re satisfying and nutritious. To stave off the boredom, learn to make ’em ten ways in the pressure cooker for endless options beyond just ‘boiling’ them. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes from Add a Pinch

Moroccan-Spiced Potatoes 

Instant Pot Moroccan-Spiced Potatoes 

The news that potatoes are indeed Whole30-compliant is music to most people’s ears. These crispy, Moroccan-style potatoes are a beautiful starch to have handy throughout the week. They make a lovely hash to top off with eggs, or a cozy side for roast chicken. Recipe from The Primal Desire.

How to make spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot

Instant Pot Carrot, Lemongrass & Cilantro Soup

Instant Pot Carrot, Lemongrass & Cilantro Soup 

Aromatic, nutritious, healing, and colorful. This soup is packed with unique flavor, creamy texture, and nutrients for all your Whole30 needs. The carrots make it slightly sweet. It’s also vegan, made creamy with coconut milk. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

Check out our Sri Lankan Coconut Cabbage

Quick & Easy Instant Pot Italian Farmhouse Vegetable Soup 

Quick & Easy Instant Pot Italian Farmhouse Vegetable Soup

This detox-friendly Instant Pot vegetable soup is hearty and nutritious, filled with veggies, greens, and mushrooms. It’s a great example of a traditional Italian farmhouse soup and it is vegan and gluten-free. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.

 

Find more delicious paleo Instant Pot recipes here.

What recipes are you most looking forward to making during your Whole30? Comment below with your favorites! We hope you enjoyed this roundup. If you did, hit the ‘share’ button to inspire your pressure cooking pals. Share on Pinterest from here.

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  1. Thanks for including our Moroccan-spiced potatoes in this list!

    This a pretty incredible line up for a pretty incredible machine. Of course we have many more Instant Pot recipes on our site and hope that we make your future roundups as well.

    All the best in the New Year!!

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