21 Summer Instant Pot Recipes

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When the hot sun sizzles and heats up your kitchen, turn to these easy Summer Instant Pot recipes to try all season!

From main dish summer favorites to potluck worthy sides and even desserts, these recipes will keep you having fun in the sun! 

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Pressure Cooker Memphis-Style Ribs

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"Smoked paprika in the rub mimics the flavor the ribs would get from grilling over hot coals."

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Pressure Cooker BBQ Baked Beans

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A summer potluck favorite made super easy in the pressure cooker!

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Pressure Cooker Lemon Red Potatoes

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"Butter, lemon juice, parsley and chives enhance this simple side dish. I usually prepare these potatoes when I'm having company. Since they cook in the pressure cooker, there's plenty of room on the stove for other dishes."

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Pressure-Cooker Chinese-Style Ribs

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"It's nice to walk in after a hard day's work and have dinner ready in a short amount of time. I hope you agree these ribs are quick, easy and delicious."

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Instant Pot Corn Chowder with Bacon Recipe

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Make use of sweet summer corn with this chowder recipe!

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Clean Eating Instant Pot Summer Soup

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This summer soup is a great way to use summer vegetables from the farmer’s market, such as zucchini, carrots, and corn.

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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese: Easiest Comfort Food Ever

A seasonless favorite -- even in summer -- this easy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese!

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Instant Pot Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca)

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"A flavorful Brazilian fish stew with coconut milk and tomatoes, also called moqueca, made in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. Low carb, keto, paleo, and gluten free."

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Instant Pot Peach Chicken & Basil

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"Full of fresh summer flavors and ready in a matter of minutes, Instant Pot Peach Chicken & Basil is just the thing for a healthy, simple dinner any night of the week."

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Instant Pot Crispy Carnitas

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Taco Tuesdays maybe?

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Instant Pot Bacon Potato Salad

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Instant Pot Potato Salad? Summer parties just got a bit easier!

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Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

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"Everyone’s favorite low country boil can be made so easily and effortlessly right in your pressure cooker in just 6 minutes!"

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Instant Pot Spicy Pineapple Chicken Tacos.

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Oh these tacos, they are easy, healthy, and delicious. Throw everything in the crockpot, go out and do something fun, and come home to dinner! Slow cooker and Instant Pot instructions here...

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Instant Pot Korean Bulgogi BBQ Tacos.

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"Instant Pot Korean Bulgogi BBQ Tacos. Shredded chicken in a sweet and spicy Korean inspired Bulgogi BBQ sauce. All made in the instant pot (along with slow cooker or stove-top variations)."

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Instant Pot Ground Beef and Pasta

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"So stinking easy and budget-friendly! The perfect ONE POT meal with a hearty meat sauce. Only 5 min in the Instant Pot!"

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Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

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"Sweet, sticky, and simple Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken for your healthy dinner menu!"

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Salsa Chicken Tacos (Instant Pot & Slow Cooker Method)

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"Salsa Chicken Tacos are one of the easiest dinners you can make, and yet they are still perfectly flavorful and everyone will love them! This recipe includes methods for both the Slow Cooker and Instant Pot, so use the one that works for the equipment you have."

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Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers {Cajun Spiced!} | SimplyRecipes.com

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"These Cajun-Spiced Stuffed Peppers are packed with ground beef, onion, rice, and corn, and spices! This meal is ready in the pressure cooker in a half an hour."

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Pressure-Cooker Shrimp Bisque

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"Don't throw out those shrimp shells! Cooked in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker, they create a stock that gives this creamy soup a more intense taste of the sea. It makes an impressive first course at a dinner party."

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Pressure-Cooker Raspberry Upside-Down Cake

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"Yes, you can make a cake in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker! This tastes like British steamed puddings, such as spotted dick, but it's made with fresh fruits instead of dried ones."

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Molten Brownie Pudding {Instant Pot} – 5 Boys Baker

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"This Molten Brownie Pudding made in your Instant Pot is decadent, divine a chocolate lover’s dream come true! Scoop some ice cream on top and you’ve got a fabulous dessert."

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