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When the need for a quick dinner strikes, this list has your back!! All of these recipes, from my kitchen and the kitchen of my friends, should be done and in your belly within 30 minutes!! 

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Dinner can sometimes be an afterthought on a hectic day, leading us to the phone to order delivery or stop at a drive through on the way home. While food is food, homemade is always better for health and financial reasons. 

Unfortunately, cooking a delicious meal can often come with a lot of time being spent in the kitchen, something we can’t all spare so easily. This is where Instant Pot’s shine. They can make a great meal in a portion of the time! Isn’t technology wonderful?

So if you find yourself in a tight spot and are looking for an incredibly quick dinner dish that you can throw together before you add the pizza coupons to your order, check out these super speedy Instant Pot dinners that can be made in under 30 minutes!

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Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

Chicken alfredo is an incredibly easy dish that tastes amazing. The noodles themselves cook in about 6 minutes (half the time of boiling in a pot!) So you can imagine how fast this dish comes together!


Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas are a healthy and delicious dinner. Thanks to the Instant Pot this dinner comes together very fast! Perfect for a quick low maintenance meal!


Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

Tangy tomato based sloppy joes are a great comfort meal that is filling and easy to do. Made even simpler with a pressure cooker you can have dinner on the table in no time. 

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Easy Hawaiian Haystacks

A regional dish that you’ve probably never even heard of (and that’s okay!) But these little stacks of white rice, Chinese dried noodles, orange slices, and tropical flavors are a great dish that are worth trying at least once. You don’t know what you’re missing with this quick dinner.

Beefy Lasagna Mac

Lasagna is definitely not a quick dinner when you make it in the oven, but with this Instant Pot method, it can rival the speeds of the Hamburger Helper version and be both healthier as well as more tasty! 


BBQ Chicken Potatoes

If you’re new to using an Instant Pot, then this recipe is a great way to break it in and conquer your fears of this powerful appliance. This fast dinner is a great dish packed with flavor and is super simple to make too!


Shrimp Scampi

A delicious dish of pasta, sauce and shrimp that will make others think that you spent a lot of time and effort making this flavorful and impressive dish. No one really needs to know that it was easy!


Mississippi Chicken Sandwiches

A nice twist to the traditional Mississippi pot roast recipes by using chicken and turning it into a sandwich filling with cheese. This can make a great dinner or lunch time meal! Serve it with a nice soup or enjoy it as is.


Honey Sesame Chicken

This honey sesame chicken recipe has a nice Asian inspired flavor that tastes great served with white rice. Made with easy ingredients you probably have most of them in your home already!


Chicken Divan

This chicken divan is an incredibly tasty dinner dish that tastes great with egg noodles or rice. Packed with flavors and richness its both filling and delicious. 


Teriyaki Chicken Bowl

A healthy and delicious kid-friendly dish that serves up great next to a side of rice! It’s so quick and easy to pull this teriyaki chicken bowl together that you’re going to love how much time it saves.


Shredded Mexican Chicken

A super healthy and flavorful recipe for shredded Mexican chicken that you can use for anything. Add it to a Mexican inspired casserole, a nice salsa rice bowl, or even use it as the meat in some tacos.


Potato Soup

A creamy and savory potato soup that cooks up fast but tastes like it was slow cooked all day! Curl up on the couch and enjoy a hot and steamy bowl of this comforting dish on a cold weather filled or rainy day.


Shepherds Pie

A traditional and comforting meal that is both frugal and delicious. Shepherds pie is a tasty casserole styled meal often cooked in the oven, but when you put it together in the Instant Pot, you’re cutting time and not cutting out any of the taste.


Tomato Chicken Tortellini

A creamy and flavorful chicken and pasta dish that brings in subtle Italian flavors. You’re going to love it!


Creamy Chicken Spaghetti

This super easy spaghetti noodle recipe is creamy and tasty. With chicken, bell peppers and cream cheese this dish is flavorful, rich, and filling.


Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

A healthy and delicious chicken and rice dish that is super simple and very flavorful. You’re going to love it!


Broccoli Cheddar Pasta

This cheesy one pot pasta dish is a great comfort meal and a nice twist tot he traditional macaroni and cheese.


Chicken Lo Mein

A tasty and healthy Asian inspired dish. This pasta dish is packed full of vegetables and flavors that you are going to love!


Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is a pretty traditional soup often served with sandwiches like grilled cheese. This Instant Pot soup recipe can give you a delicious pot of soup in no time flat.


Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki chicken is a delicious Asian flavored dish that many people choose to order from takeout. Making it at home is pretty easy (especially with this recipe) so why not skip the lines and dine-in at home?

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

A super easy, creamy and cheesy soup that rivals that of Panera’s cheddar broccoli soup. You’re going to love how simple and delicious this recipe is!

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Instant Pot Ham

A super simple and minimal ingredient dinner dish that is perfect for holidays or dinner parties. Made with pineapple and brown sugar, you can enjoy this tasty and juicy ham cooked in your Instant Pot.


Beef Broccoli

Another Asian Inspired dish that tastes great and can be made in under 30 minutes. You’re going to love the fresh broccoli and beef combined together in this dish for a winning meal.


Chicken Pot Pie

A one pot soup dish that tastes just like a chicken pot pie. Filled with a creamy chowder-like soup, potatoes, and shredded chicken, you can bet that this is the ultimate comfort food soup recipe.


Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

A pressure cooked broccoli cheese soup that tastes as great as it looks. What makes it even better is that you can make an entire pot of it in under 30 minutes. Perfect for a fast meal.


Instant Pot Egg Fried Rice

Making fresh fluffy egg fried rice in the instant pot in under 30 minutes from start to finish. Perfectly cook up some white rice and turn it into a tasty dish in just a few easy steps thanks to your Instant Pot.


Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

Super tasty and creamy tomato tortellini soup made in an Instant Pot in under 30 minutes. It’s flavorful, filling, and looks really pretty in a bowl!


Pressure Cooker Chicken Lazone

Creamy and flavorful chicken made in a homemade sauce and served over spaghetti noodles. It’s a quick dish that tastes great and everyone will enjoy licking their plates clean after.


Chicken Chili

A green Verde chicken chili that tastes great eaten in a bowl as-is or served over rice. It’d even taste incredible served on soft tortillas shells for an easy taco recipe! Plenty of options for this healthy shredded chicken dish.


Creamy Salsa Chicken

A super flavorful shredded chicken dish that tastes great served over soft tortillas for an easy taco recipe. Using just a few minimal ingredients like salsa, cream cheese, and chicken, you can have an incredibly easy dish made in your Instant Pot.


Shredded Chicken Tacos

How to make taco seasoned shredded chicken in your Instant Pot. Make a batch and serve it however you want. It would taste great on tortillas, over nachos, or in almost any other fiesta inspired dish.


Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken

A low carb and keto friendly chicken dish that combines some great flavors together to create a restaurant worthy meal at home. You’re going to love this creamy Tuscan garlic chicken with sun dried tomatoes and spinach.


Easy Chicken and Dumplings

A super easy chicken and dumpling soup that you can create at home in your instant pot. You are going to love the flavors and how simple this comfort meal is to make!


Chicken Fajita Soup

A paleo Chicken Fajita soup that combines those great fiesta inspired flavors but in a hearty bowl of delicious and warm soup. Serve along side some tortilla chips and you have a great meal in minutes.


Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese is a homemade pasta sauce that is often served over cooked noodles. Normally this recipe can take hours to make and prepare so that the flavors can combine and meld together all day, but when you toss it in the Instant Pot you get the same great flavors at a fraction of the time!


Ground Beef Stew

A super easy and frugal recipe to make is this ground beef stew. It’s a tasty poor man’s food recipe that everyone can enjoy. You’ll especially enjoy that it’s quick to pull together too!


Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Stroganoff is a comfort meal that is eaten in many different homes, while it normally doesn’t take too long to make, it can be made even faster in your Instant Pot. Enjoy a saucy and flavorful pasta dish that is simple and easy to make.


Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken cordon bleu is traditionally a breaded chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese, but in this Instant Pot meal, it’s been deconstructed and turned into an even simpler dish to throw together. With the same great flavors and less effort, you’re going to love it! 


Lasagna Soup

Everyone loves lasagna, but when you serve it up in a soup form it becomes a unique dish that has everyone cleaning their bowls and asking for more. This soup is easy to make and pretty quick thanks to the Instant Pot too!

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Creamy Ziti

A tasty creamy ziti dish that goes great with extra parmesan cheese on top. It’s a great pasta dish that everyone can agree on for dinner. Serve along side a green salad and bread roll and you have a meal that everyone will enjoy.

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About Karli Bitner

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