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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!
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!
- What is An Instant Pot?
- Instant Pot Vegan Soups
- Barley Vegetable Soup in the Pressure Cooker
- Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup
- Vegan Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup (Instant Pot + Stovetop)
- Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
- Instant Pot Kale and Quinoa Soup
- Vegan Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup
- Vegan Pea Soup (Stovetop, Crockpot, Instant Pot)
- Easy Instant Pot German Potato Soup
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup
- Instant Pot Mulligatawny Soup
- Instant Pot Black Bean Enchilada Soup
- Stews and Curries
- Easy Vegan Roasted Red Bell Pepper Chili (Stove| Instant Pot| Crockpot)
- Instant Pot Vegan Chili (in Minutes!)
- Vegan Beef Stew (Instant Pot Recipe)
- Easy Instant Pot Vegan Thai Panang Curry
- Instant Pot Herbed Masala Lentil Curry [ Vegan + GF ]
- Thai Massaman Curry
- Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chili
- One Pot Meals and Mains
- Instant Pot Pasta Puttanesca (Vegan)
- Dal Tadka Instant Pot
- Easy Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes
- Instant Pot Authentic Vegan Tamales
- Vegan Instant Pot Pasta Recipe (One Pot Marinara)
- Instant Pot Kung Pao Chickpeas (with Rice)
- Veggie Sides
- Instant Pot Pinto Beans
- Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes [+ Mix-Ins]
- Easy Mayocoba Beans Instant Pot Recipe
- Vegan Black Eyed Peas and Greens
- Instant Pot Cubed Sweet Potatoes
- Instant Pot Potato Carrot Medley
- Instant Pot Cashew Yogurt
- More Vegan Recipe Round-ups
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!
Barley Vegetable Soup in the Pressure Cooker
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!
Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea 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!
Vegan Cashew Carrot Ginger Soup (Instant Pot + Stovetop)
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!
Instant Pot Vegetable 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.
Instant Pot Kale and Quinoa 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.
Vegan Instant Pot Cauliflower 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!
Vegan Pea Soup (Stovetop, Crockpot, Instant Pot)
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.
Easy Instant Pot German Potato 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.
Instant Pot Pumpkin 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.
Instant Pot Mulligatawny 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.
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.
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!
Easy Vegan Roasted Red Bell Pepper Chili (Stove| Instant Pot| Crockpot)
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.
Instant Pot Vegan Chili (in Minutes!)
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.
Vegan Beef Stew (Instant Pot Recipe)
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!
Easy Instant Pot Vegan Thai Panang 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.
Instant Pot Herbed Masala Lentil Curry [ Vegan + GF ]
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.
Thai Massaman Curry
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.
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!
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.
Instant Pot Pasta Puttanesca (Vegan)
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.
Dal Tadka Instant Pot
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.
Easy Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes
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!
Instant Pot Authentic Vegan Tamales
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.
Vegan Instant Pot Pasta Recipe (One Pot Marinara)
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!
Instant Pot Kung Pao Chickpeas (with Rice)
Plant-based Instant Pot recipes including mashed potato, various bean-based sides, and several veggies!
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!
Instant Pot Pinto Beans
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!
Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes [+ Mix-Ins]
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.
Easy Mayocoba Beans Instant Pot Recipe
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!
Vegan Black Eyed Peas and Greens
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!
Instant Pot Cubed Sweet Potatoes
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.
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!