35 Instant Pot Side Dish and Soup Recipes

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Oh my soul! Call me late to the party, but I just recently picked up an electric pressure cooker and holy smokes! Talk about making my life easier! Not only does it allow me to cook quicker, but it paved the way for Mr. Six Dollar to cook as well since he really doesn’t have a whole lot of cooking skill when it comes to the stove. Over the last few weeks, we have done our fair share of testing Instant Pot recipes and have come to a few conclusions! These 35 instant pot side dish recipes and instant pot soup recipes are some of our absolute favorites so far! I wanted to share them with you so that you could enjoy them too!


Instant Pot Side Dish Recipes - Looking for a few amazing Instant Pot Side Dish Recipes or Instant Pot Soup Recipes? Look no more! These 35 are so delicious and are great for any budget!

While I didn’t buy an Instant Pot, I did buy something that is close enough that these Instant Pot side dish recipes and these Instant Pot soup recipes are interchangeable. I actually bought the Farberware 6 quart electric pressure cooker. I love it and even though I was a bit leery due to the reviews, I have no regrets. It cooks the same, it is super easy to run (Emma runs it all the time at 12-years-old) and it has held up to almost daily use like a trooper. The only difference that I can see is that it was cheaper. I will very likely upgrade eventually to a 6 quart Instant Pot for two reasons; it has more options as far as what I can do lke the ability to make homemade yogurt and I can’t currently adjust high/low pressure. Sure, it’s easy enough to figure out, but I’d like to have that ability.

Instant Pot Side Dish and Soup Recipes

If you, like me, have a different electric pressure cooker, these Instant Pot side dish recipes and Instant Pot soup recipes will work for you! Just adjust them to fit your pressure cooker and you’re good to go! I’ve found that when an Instant Pot recipe says High Pressure that it works in mine to use the chicken/meat setting.

I Was Born to Cook brings us this Quick pressure cooker potato salad recipeIt’s perfect for taking along to any picnic or family get together and would pair well with our Easy Macaroni Salad Recipe!

These Instant pot garlic butter new potatoes from Recipe This are so good! We love to serve them along side of grilled chicken or my Not Your Momma’s Meatloaf Sliders recipe!

Yum! If you like mushrooms, you’ll love this Pressure cooker easy mushroom risotto recipe from Living Sweet Moments!

Beans are a cheap food staple that we should all have in our pantries and these pressure cooker Mexican beans with avocado-poblano salsa from Kalyn’s Kitchen drive away the bland!

Butternut squash isn’t only for your fall menu plan! This Pressure cooker butternut cauliflower soup recipe by Peas and Crayons is delicious anytime of the year!

This Maple mustard glazed carrots recipe  didn’t sound all that great to me at first, but after trying it? Major Hoff Takes a Wife has hit it out of the park!

Real Mom Reviews brings us an amazing Instant pot chicken tortellini soup recipe that will make you wonder why you’ve ever made it any other way!

I am a huge fan of asparagus and this Instant pot cheesy asparagus wrapped in bacon by Recipe This is one of my favs!

Forget to plan dinner? Try this 10-minute pesto chicken pasta recipe from ABC’s and Garden Peas takes only 10 minutes!

Like broccoli? Make this Instant pot 2-minute steamed broccoli from Recipe This!

Need something soul soothing? Try this Instant pot cheddar broccoli soup recipe from My Blessed Southern Life!


Still hungry? You’ll love the rest of these Instant Pot side dish recipes and Instant Pot Soup recipes!

Perfect pressure cooker rice recipe from Pressure Cooker Recipes

How to make the perfect eggs in instant pot from Pressure Cooker Recipes

Minestrone in the instant pot from I Was Born to Cook

Instant pot corn on the cob wrapped in bacon from Recipe This

Zucchini and yellow squash soup with rosemary and parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Instant pot hard boiled eggs from Smashed Peas & Carrots

Instant pot cheeseburger soup by Recipe This

Vegetarian lentil tortilla soup from Peas and Crayons

Instant pot mashed potatoes from Mashup Mom

Instant pot bean & bacon soup from Recipe This

Zucchini & tomato instant pot soup from Classy on a Dime

Instant pot brussels sprouts from Mom Nom’s

Easy instant pot carrot soup with coconut milk from Plated Cravings

Easy instant pot vegetable soup from Mashup Mom

The best instant pot chicken noodle soup from Sidewalk Shoes

Instant pot loaded potato soup from Recipe This

Chicken enchilada soup in the pressure cooker from Life is Sweeter by Design

Instant pot creamy tomato soup with crispy parmesan chickpeas  from Peas and Crayons

How to cook sweet potatoes in an instant pot from Gluten Free Pressure Cooker

Cauliflower and mushroom pressure cooker soup with parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Instant pot 20-minute jacket potato– by Recipe This

Instant pot ham & potato soup from Mashup Mom

Broccoli cheese soup in the pressure cooker from  Life is Sweeter by Design

Instant pot low-carb soup with ground beef, green beans, and tomatoes from Kalyn’s Kitchen


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Stacy Williams is a 37-year old wife to a USAF Gulf War Veteran, mother of two teen girls and fur-mamma to a rescued pit bull. The face and brain behind the frugal living and lifestyle blog Six Dollar Family, she also owns and manages Long Haul Wife, Republic Preparedness, The Genealogy Queen and a handful of others sites. By the age of 30, Stacy had overcome a drinking problem, a drug addiction, divorce, survived domestic violence, and had built a life for herself and her daughter after spending 10 months in a homeless shelter. Stacy is passionate about homeless advocacy and addiction education.  Her first book, also called Six Dollar Family is available on Amazon.

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