These Cheap and Easy Instant Pot Meals will let you put a healthy and delicious meal on the table in minutes – all for under $10 each!
I love my Instant Pot! With a full time day job and side hustles, I don’t have time most days to spend hours preparing a meal. When I get home from work, I’m hungry and exhausted and just want to eat and get on with my evening activities.
That’s why my Instant Pot has been such a lifesaver! I can have a delicious and nutritious home cooked meal on the table in 30 minutes or less with my Instant Pot’s pressure cooker feature.
These Cheap and Easy Instant Pot Meals are even better! Not only are they record fast to prepare, they’re also super budget-friendly at under $10 per meal with plenty for larger families or leftovers!
For more quick and easy meal ideas, check out the following:
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Best Ever $10 Instant Pot Meals Perfect for Busy Weeknights
Chicken + Pork Instant Pot Recipes
Enjoy Rotisserie Chicken taste without the additives in just over 30 minutes with this super simple recipe!
Have a lot of chicken left over after your meal? Check out 35 Easy + Affordable Rotisserie Chicken Shortcut Meals for frugal and delicious recipes featuring leftover chicken!
SALSA VERDE CHICKEN
Make this on the stove, and it’ll take hours! With the Instant Pot, you can have a fresh, spicy meal on the table in under 30 minutes! Serve over rice, or use it to make Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole.
Via Cookies + Cups
Check out this 30-minute Chicken Cacciatore made in a the Instant Pot!
The easy Italian sauce is hearty and chunky, loaded with chicken, tomatoes, peppers, and onions and tastes amazing over roasted spaghetti squash, pasta, polenta, or rice.
MEAL PREP CHICKEN, VEGGIES + RICE
This Instant Pot Greek Chicken and Rice is a delicious meal prep idea and dump dinner recipe made with bell peppers, zucchini and feta cheese along with some lemon juice, parsley and oregano!
To keep costs down, buy chicken breasts from your grocery store’s frozen food section.
Via Eating Instantly
TENDER + JUICY CHICKEN BREASTS
Here’s a tried and true method for making Instant Pot Chicken Breasts that are tender, juicy, and delicious!
CRISPY CHICKEN WINGS
These chicken wings are finger lickin’ good!
The meat is flavored with dry seasonings and pressure cooked until deliciously tender. Then they’re tossed with a spicy buffalo sauce and broiled for a crisper finish.
Just before serving, they’re tossed again with additional sauce for extra flavor. Yum!
Via Savory Tooth
CHILI LIME CHICKEN
Chili Lime Chicken makes an amazingly flavorful addition to salads, tacos, burritos, you name it.
Via Our Best Bites
CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is THE BEST chicken noodle soup I have ever had and it’s one of the easiest ever!
Tender chunks of chicken in a rich homemade chicken broth with big hearty veggies. Homemade Instant Pot chicken noodle soup from scratch in less than an hour.
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DIY SANDWICH MEAT
Ditch unhealthy lunchmeats with this meal prep staple that can be frozen after cooking. This super lean meat is great in sandwiches, salads, rolled with hummus, or as a quick protein-filled snack.
Via Meal Plan Addict
A superb Filipino Chicken Adobo with onions and garlic cooked in the Instant Pot pressure cooker for a filling, low carb meal that’s Keto friendly.
Via Savory Tooth
Delicious Mexican pork for tacos, burrito bowls, taco salads and more (also great with cilantro lime rice)!
Beef Instant Pot Recipes
FOIL PACK MEATLOAF
This easy Instant Pot Meatloaf comes together quickly with minimum cleanup and uses just one pound of meat. It’s perfect for smaller families!
FRENCH ONION SOUP
Cook this rich and flavorful French Onion Soup from start to finish in about 5 minutes! The ingredients are so inexpensive you can afford to splurge on traditional Gruyère cheese!
Via The Typical Mom
VEGETABLE BEEF SOUP
Easy Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup is hearty enough to be your whole meal. Perfect for chilly days or to feed a crowd. Whips up in minutes, tastes like it simmered all day long, and freezes wonderfully!
SPAGHETTI WITH MEAT SAUCE
Instant Pot spaghetti is way easier, faster, and, arguably, tastier than the version you make on the stovetop. Since the pasta cooks in the sauce, it absorbs its flavor.
Cut out the meat for an even cheaper meal.
Via The Kitchn
Catch steak on sale to keep this healthy, restaurant-grade dish budget-friendly.
Via What Molly Made
THE VERY BEST INSTANT POT CHILI
Enjoy a bowl of fresh chili in under 20 minutes with this easy recipe.
Enjoy this traditional Korean dinner that is the perfect make ahead meal for a busy week!
Via Cookies + Cups
Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes
BROCCOLI MAC + CHEESE
Healthy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with broccoli and white cheddar is a creamy, delicious comfort food favorite that comes together with less than 10 ingredients and one pot!
POTATO CORN CHOWDER
Instant Pot Potato Corn Chowder is a quick and easy gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan soup recipe that is full of flavor. This healthy soup recipe can be ready-to-eat in under 30 minutes!
Via Evolving Table
VEGETARIAN TIKKA MASALA
Perfectly spiced, incredibly easy to make, and super creamy. Get this delicious Instant Pot Cauliflower Curry on the table in 30-minutes!
Via Full Of Plants
This Instant Pot Fried Rice is quick and easy pressure cooker recipe. Simple ingredients, easy preparation, and great flavors!
Via Happy Foods Tube
TEX MEX QUINOA
Let’s head south of the border with this healthy Tex Mex dump dinner containing quinoa, one of the richest plant-based sources of protein.
CREAMY TOMATO BASIL SOUP
This Instant Pot creamy tomato basil soup is packed with flavor – and healthy veggies. Just a touch of heavy cream gives the soup richness without too many calories.
Via Food Love
LO MEIN [VEGAN]
No need to waste money on takeout when you can make this Instant Pot Lo Mein on a dime.
Via Slap Dash Mom
These Easy + Frugal Instant Pot Meals will let you put healthy and delicious meals on the table in minutes – all for under $10 each!
Do you have an Instant Pot? What are your favorite budget recipes to cook in your Instant Pot or pressure cooker? Please share in the comments below!