30+ Vegan Instant Pot Recipes

BY : PUBLISHED : March 9th, 2022 UPDATED: May 23rd, 2022

30+ vegetarian and vegan Instant Pot recipes (vegan pressure cooker recipes) even meat-eaters will enjoy! With soups, stews, chilies, and other one-pot meals, there’s something for everyone in this list of plant-based Instant Pot recipes!

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Whether you’re new to Instant Pot cooking or simply in need of some vegan Instant Pot recipe inspiration, these vegan pressure cooker recipes include a little bit of everything. Including soups, stews, curry, pasta, chili, and even several side dishes (like plenty of fun ways to enjoy beans).

Pressure cooking is a great way to cook meals that usually require low and slow simmering over long periods in a fraction of the time. They're a perfect way to speed up cooking vegan staples like beans (with no soaking required!) and other pulses, soups, stews, chili, curry, and more. Now we’ve gathered all our favorite vegan recipes for a pressure cooker in one spot for you to browse through!

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What is An Instant Pot?

While the terms have become practically synonymous, Instant Pot cooking is essentially a more modernized electric version of pressure cooking foods. While Instant Pots are multi-function (they can sauté, steam, and some even have slow cooker functions), the pressure cooking is where this kitchen gadget really shines.

Pressure cooking allows you to cook ingredients (like beans and lentils) and meals that would usually take hours of low and slow simmering on the stovetop in just a fraction of the time. Even better, they still taste like they’ve been simmering for hours, with all the depth of flavor we look for.

Best of all, they allow you to cook hands-off. So keep reading for all the best vegan Instant Pot recipes that will save you time, money, and effort!

Instant Pot Vegan Soups

Whether you want an option that’s light and creamy or chunky and comforting, here are our favorite low-budget, high flavor Instant Pot vegan soup recipes.

Pressure Cooker Barley Vegetable Soup

This simple plant-based Instant Pot recipe is absolutely loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and all sorts of nutrients, thanks to the combination of barley and mixed veggies. Best of all, it’s ready in under 30 minutes!

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Barley Vegetable Soup in the Pressure Cooker
No need to spend hours in the kitchen in order to enjoy a comforting dinner! This Barley Vegetable Soup in the Preassure Cooker cooks itself!
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Vegan Split Pea Soup

This wholesome, hearty, flavorful vegan split pea soup from Veggie Inspired is made quickly and easily thanks to an Instant Pot. Serve up with smoky tempeh crumbles and crusty bread for a comforting meal!

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Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup
This Vegan Split Pea Soup is flavorful and hearty and made easily in the Instant Pot. Serve it up w/ smoky tempeh crumbles and a slice of crusty bread.
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Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup

Simple Carrot Ginger Soup

This Instant Pot vegan soup from Moon and Spoon and Yum is super creamy, comforting, and flavorful, made with cashews, carrots, and ginger in either an Instant Pot or on the stovetop. Perfect for enjoying this humble vegetable year-round!

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Vegan Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup (Instant Pot + Stovetop)
A deliciously creamy Vegan Carrot Cashew Ginger Soup quickly and easily made as a dump and start recipe for the Instant Pot or on the stovetop. Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free.
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Vegan Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup (Instant Pot + Stovetop)

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

If you’re looking for plant-based instant pot recipes, well, this recipe from Shane and Simple is definitely that. This Instant Pot vegetable soup is absolutely packed with veggies and ready in just 30 minutes!

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Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
The BEST Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is so easy to make and ready in 30 minutes. It’s healthy, hearty, comforting, and perfect for the colder months.
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Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

Instant Pot Kale and Quinoa Soup

This healthy vegan Instant Pot recipe from Healing Tomato is hearty, packed with plant-based protein and essential nutrients. Best of all, it’s ready in just 30 minutes.

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Instant Pot Kale and Quinoa Soup
Make this easy vegan instant pot kale and quinoa soup in just 30 minutes. Warm winter soup for everyone to enjoy!
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Instant Pot Kale and Quinoa Soup

Healing Turmeric Cauliflower Soup

This Instant Pot plant-based recipe from Piping Pot Curry is gluten-free and so easy to make. The result is a creamy, satisfying soup you will want to turn to every cold/flu season for its immune-boosting benefits.  

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Vegan Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup
A healthy and healing Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup. This vegan and gluten free soup is so easy to make, and the result is creamy and satisfying goodness you will not want to stop eating!
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Vegan Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup

20-Minute Pea Soup

With a combination of spring peas (fresh or frozen) and thyme, this simple Instant Pot vegan soup from Eating Works is light, creamy, and even comes with crockpot and stovetop methods, too!

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Vegan Pea Soup (Stovetop, Crockpot, Instant Pot)
This recipe takes only twenty minutes to make and you can use fresh or frozen peas. You can make this easy pea soup recipe vegan or vegetarian and also in 20 minutes!
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Vegan Pea Soup (Stovetop, Crockpot, Instant Pot)

German Potato Soup

If you’re in the mood for a hearty, veggie-packed, plant-based instant pot recipe, German potato soup has your back. This soup from Two Kids and a Coupon is perfect for enjoying on chilly days or any time you want a dose of comfort food.

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Easy Instant Pot German Potato Soup
This easy Instant Pot German Potato Soup is the perfect recipe for cold winter days. It's packed with flavor and is so delicious in every bite!
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Easy Instant Pot German Potato Soup

Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup

This smooth and thick pumpkin soup from One Care Free Cook is topped with roasted pumpkin seeds and is the ultimate comfort food. Made even tastier thanks to the pressure cooker bringing out the pumpkin flavor.

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin soup without cream tastes just as good as with it. With warming spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, it is perfect for chilly fall days!
Check out this recipe
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Mulligatawny Soup

This vegan/vegetarian Instant Pot recipe from Easy Indian Cookbook is packed with plant-based goodness. The curry spices and abundance of veggies are warming, comforting, and perfect for warming your bones on chilly evenings.

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Instant Pot Mulligatawny Soup
Instant Pot mulligatawny soup is a creamy and rich curried soup that originated from Indian cuisine and adapted to suit western tastebuds.
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Instant Pot Mulligatawny Soup

Hearty Black Bean Enchilada Soup

This Instant Pot vegan soup from Happy Veggie Kitchen is surprisingly flavorful, with a simple combination of cupboard/pantry staples. It’s rich, deep, smoky, creamy, and made entirely from scratch (no pre-made sauce here!) with plenty of toppings to choose from.

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Instant Pot Black Bean Enchilada Soup
Vegan enchilada soup with black beans, made easily from scratch in the instant pot! Cheap and easy, made from dried beans and pantry staples.
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Instant Pot Black Bean Enchilada Soup

Stews and Curries

Give the meaty stews, chili, and curries a meat-free makeover with this list of vegan Instant Pot meals below.

Roasted Red Pepper Chili

This easy vegan roasted red bell pepper chili is creamy, comforting, oil-free, and packed with plant-based protein, fiber, and nutrients! Made with a handful of inexpensive pantry staples in as little as 30 minutes!

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Easy Vegan Roasted Red Bell Pepper Chili (Stove| Instant Pot| Crockpot)
A smoky take on the classic chili that’s creamier than ever. This recipe features super easy and cheap ingredients and it also happens to be a super healthy, oil-free and gluten free chili. 
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Simple Instant Pot Vegan Chili

Fast, filling, and delicious, this Vegan Instant Pot Chili from Eat Plant-based is going to be a huge winner for the family as a mid-week meal, on game days, and for impressing crowds.

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Instant Pot Vegan Chili (in Minutes!)
There is nothing better to warm you up on a cold day than a big bowl of hearty chili, and it’s even better when it can be ready and on the table in minutes without any fuss in the kitchen. This Instant Pot Vegan Chili is easy to make and chock full of healthy wholesome ingredients.
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Instant Pot Vegan Chili (in Minutes!)

Vegan Instant Pot ‘Beef’ Stew

This vegan pressure cooker recipe from Rescue Dog Kitchen uses vegan ‘beef’ to make a hearty, flavor-packed Instant Pot vegan stew in just 25 minutes. Perfect for serving with crusty bread as a comforting, wholesome meal.

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Vegan Beef Stew (Instant Pot Recipe)
Whip out your Instant Pot to make a quick and easy vegan beef stew recipe! A hearty meal to warm the body!
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Vegan Beef Stew (Instant Pot Recipe)

Thai Panang Curry

This easy Instant Pot vegan Thai Panang curry from The Fresh Fig is loaded with bold and delicious flavor thanks to the Thai flavors of chili, garlic, lemongrass, kaffir lime, etc. Plus, it’s ready in just 30 minutes, hands-off!  

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Easy Instant Pot Vegan Thai Panang Curry
This Easy Instant Pot Vegan Thai Panang Curry is loaded with bold and delicious flavor! This curry comes together in 30 minutes and is a hands off dinner!
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Easy Instant Pot Vegan Thai Panang Curry

Vegan Instant Pot Masala Lentil Curry

This vegan Instant Pot recipe from Kiip Fit is a protein-packed, wholesome, nourishing, and warming lentil curry. With a combination of warming Indian spices and fresh herbs, this curry is wonderfully aromatic and inviting, too.

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Instant Pot Herbed Masala Lentil Curry [ Vegan + GF ]
Instant Pot Herbed Masala Lentil Curry is an easy and flavorful protein packed vegan entree. It’s satisfying, healthy, nutritious and a complete dinner. It’s aromatic and absolutely inviting.
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Instant Pot Herbed Masala Lentil Curry [ Vegan + GF ]

Thai Massaman Curry

This Thai Massaman Curry from The Belly Rules The Mind is warm, comforting, creamy, and absolutely packed with plant-based goodness! Plus, you don’t need much time or ingredients to prepare it before letting the Instant Pot do all the work.

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Thai Massaman Curry
This Thai Massaman curry is a warm, comforting curry that is perfect for any night of the week. You don’t need a lot of time or ingredients to make this a delicious treat the whole family will love.
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Thai Massaman Curry

Instant Pot Vegan Butternut Squash Chili

This butternut squash chili from Instant Pot Cooking is excellent vegan comfort food. It is warm, hearty, and tasty and can be enjoyed year-round as a wholesome, comforting meal.

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chili
This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chili is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, and very clean. It is super easy to make in the Instant Pot, taking about twenty minutes total. The jalapeno in this recipe gives it a nice kick, along with the various spices.
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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chili

One Pot Meals and Mains

This list of simple vegan Instant Pot meals includes pasta, lentils, sloppy joes, and more!

Instant Pot Pasta Puttanesca

Enjoy this one-pot pasta dish from Veggies Save the Day. It's loaded with olives, capers, garlic, and a rich tomato sauce, all without the need to even boil water! Perfect for enjoying as a low-effort, flavorful vegan Instant Pot meal.

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Instant Pot Pasta Puttanesca (Vegan)
Instant Pot Pasta Puttanesca is an easy one-pot vegan meal loaded with flavor from olives, capers, and garlic. And there’s no need to boil water!
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Instant Pot Pasta Puttanesca (Vegan)

One-Pot Dal Tadka

This One-pot Dal Tadka from Simple Sumptuous Cooking is made with pigeon peas and warming Indian spices (including an aromatic tadka) for a flavorful, protein-packed, easy vegan Instant Pot recipe. Even better, this simple vegan lentil recipe is wonderfully budget-friendly, too, using the Instant Pot to mimic the low, slow simmer flavor.

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Dal Tadka Instant Pot
This Dal tadka recipe is a great source of plant protein and is full of flavor! Each bite is a cozy taste of goodness!
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Dal Tadka Instant Pot

Lentil Sloppy Joes

These plant-based sloppy joes from Delightful Adventures are sure to impress vegans and meat-eaters alike. Made with lentils, this meat-free, dairy-free Instant Pot recipe is hearty, flavorful, and perfect for busy weeknights. Plus, slow cooker and stovetop methods are also included.

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Easy Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes
Delicious Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes that can be made in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stovetop. Instructions for all methods are included!
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Easy Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes

Instant Pot Authentic Vegan Tamales

You can whip up this traditional Mexican dish (with several filling options) from Conflicted Vegan at a fraction of the cost of buying them. Made even easier thanks to an Instant Pot. These vegan tamales are flavorful, gluten-free, vegan, and you won’t be able to get enough!

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Instant Pot Authentic Vegan Tamales
Authentic Vegan Tamales, all the flavor, zero cruelty. One hundred percent Mexcian ingredients in the fillings and the masa.
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Instant Pot Authentic Vegan Tamales

One Pot Marinara

Make this delicious Instant Pot pasta marinara from Nutriciously with seasonal veggies as an easy and crowd-pleasing family-friendly dinner! It’s easily customizable, convenient, and requires only 10 minutes of prep time. 

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Vegan Instant Pot Pasta Recipe (One Pot Marinara)
If you’re up for a healthy and convenient dinner, this delicious vegan Instant Pot pasta recipe will be your new favorite. It’s creamy, easy to make, requires only 10 minutes of hands-on time and is so delicious!
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Vegan Instant Pot Pasta Recipe (One Pot Marinara)

Instant Pot Kung Pao Chickpeas and Rice

Not only is this recipe from Carmy already a super moreish, sweet-salty-spicy flavorful plant-based twist on a take-out classic. It also cooks the rice in the pot for a one-pot meal, with no need for stovetop cooking!

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Instant Pot Kung Pao Chickpeas (with Rice)
A meatless twist on a take out classic, this Instant Pot Kung Pao Chickpeas recipe is the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and spicy!
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Instant Pot Kung Pao Chickpeas (with Rice)

Veggie Sides

Plant-based Instant Pot recipes including mashed potato, various bean-based sides, and several veggies!

Instant Pot Pinto Beans

Save yourself the long and boring process of stovetop bean cooking by preparing these Instant Pot pinto beans in just one hour, hands-off! Ready to add to soups, stews, salads, veggie bowls, burritos, and more!

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Instant Pot Pinto Beans
This is the perfect starter recipe if you have never used your Instant Pot or pressure cooker! Make a weekly batch and enjoy the lot of dishes you can create!
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Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Smooth and creamy, dairy-free Instant Pot garlic mashed potatoes from Food Sharing Vegan in under 30 minutes! This pressure cooker mashed potatoes recipe is versatile and perfect for serving at Thanksgiving and alongside almost any meal!

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Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes [+ Mix-Ins]
Enjoy this delicious garlic-based mashed potatoes the next time you’re craving a creamy side dish! It’ll be ready in a jiffy in your Instant Pot!
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Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes [+ Mix-Ins]

Mayocoba Beans

Whip up a large batch of these tender, creamy beans from Cook Eat Live Love in just 30 minutes (cook time - 1hr 25 min overall) in an Instant pot (with no need to soak!). Enjoy as a side dish or add them to mains for plenty of plant-based protein.

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Easy Mayocoba Beans Instant Pot Recipe
Cooking mayocoba beans in an instant pot delivers perfectly cooked, savory beans without needing tons of attention. Mayocoba beans are creamy, mild in flavor and work as the start to creating so many amazing meals.
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Easy Mayocoba Beans Instant Pot Recipe

Vegan Black Eyed Peas

If you’re looking for a bean side dish with even more personality. Check out these black-eyed peas with collard greens from A Plantiful Path. They’re packed with protein, fiber, and a ton of flavor. Enjoy it with a side of rice and cornbread for a simple, delicious plant-based meal!

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Vegan Black Eyed Peas and Greens
These vegan black eyed peas and collard greens are cooked easily in the Instant Pot! Filled with vegetables, protein, and fiber, this dish is gluten free, oil free, and plant based.
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Vegan Black Eyed Peas and Greens

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Cubes

Meal prep meets Instant Pot for this simple, 20-minute sweet potato recipe from The Short Order Cook. Perfect as a side dish or to add to soups, salads, or even whipped into a creamy mash!

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Instant Pot Cubed Sweet Potatoes
For a quick and simple way to cook sweet potatoes, this Instant Pot recipe is the best. Cubed sweet potatoes steam perfectly in the pressure cooker in no time for a wonderful healthy side dish.
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Instant Pot Cubed Sweet Potatoes

Potato and Carrot Medley

This herby Instant Pot Potato Carrot Medley from Vegan In The Freezer has flavor to spare and all in under 30 minutes. This healthy vegan Instant Pot recipe makes for a delicious and nutritious side dish for all sorts of meals.

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Instant Pot Potato Carrot Medley
Instant Pot Potato Carrot Medley has tons of flavor and is ready in under 30 minutes. So simple you can have your favorite vegetables anytime you want.
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Instant Pot Potato Carrot Medley

BONUS: Instant Pot Cashew Yogurt

With an Instant Pot, making homemade plant-based yogurt is a breeze. And luckily, for vegans, making this dairy-free Instant Pot homemade cashew yogurt from My Quiet Kitchen also costs a fraction of the cost of store-bought kinds too!

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Instant Pot Cashew Yogurt
Easy and healthy cashew yogurt recipe for the instant pot! Just 2 ingredients. Includes tips for making yogurt without an Instant Pot.
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Instant Pot Cashew Yogurt

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  1. Jay says

    A great collection of recipes! Love them

    • Andrea White says

      So many yummy options!

  2. Michelle Cehn says

    such great ideas!

    • Andrea White says

      So many yummy recipes!

  3. Zizou says

    Vegan diet is a diet based on plant foVegan diet is a diet based on plant foods, in which no animal products are consumed. It is a healthy, vegetarian
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  4. Teodora Grujic says

    Wow what a great list! Thanks for sharing this with us!

    • Andrea White says

      Can't wait to try them all!

  5. Gina House says

    Wow! I'm impressed with all of the incredible recipes!

    • Andrea White says

      So many yummy recipes to enjoy!

  6. Amanda Meth says

    So many amazing things to make with the Instant Pot!

    • Andrea White says

      Right?! The opportunities are endless!

  7. Tina G says

    Loving all of these vegan pressure cooker recipes! Perfect for those busy weekday meals.

    • Andrea White says

      Definitely! I can't wait to try some out 🙂

  8. Kristen W. says

    Thanks so much for including me! This is such a fabulous round-up. I can't wait to try so many of these! 🙂

    • Andrea White says

      I'm so excited to try them all!

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