Meal prepping is a fantastic way to save time and stay on track with your weekly meal plan. However, it can seem daunting, especially when you are just starting out. If you have been interested in meal prepping, you have come to the right place. These Instant Pot Meal Prep Recipes are sure to give you some great ideas, allowing you to meal prep in what seems like no time with your pressure cooker.
I am a huge advocate for meal planning and meal prepping.
Dedicating some time to plan ahead has always made mealtimes easier in my household. Planning ahead with the Dinner Done Daily Vault has taken the guesswork out of weekly meals for us, making sure that we can eat healthier, without standing at the fridge wondering what to make each night.
Meal prepping is great for those busy evenings when we have been working all day and have been busy with school and extracurriculars are well. It frees up time, in the long run, to enjoy my family more.
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Updated March 17, 2023, originally posted May 18, 2021.
Are Instant Pots good for meal prep?
Absolutely, not only do pressure cookers save your time while meal prepping, but they also create fewer dishes and stress during your prep.
You could have chicken for the week in the oven and a soup, tacos, stir fry, or even just your rice for the week going in the Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi.
Or if you have a bunch of beans, you could cook black beans in the Instant Pot as well!
Not everything has to be a recipe!
You could also batch-cook ingredients. Think along the lines of sweet potatoes for your bowls, veggies for your salads, or sauce for your pasta.
I’ve even had clients make their own yogurt using their Instant Pot. Seriously, what does this kitchen appliance not do?
There are so many healthy meal prep ideas you can use with a pressure cooker.
Meal Prep Recipes for Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker
Using a pressure cooker like the Ninja Foodi or an Instant Pot will help you to meal prep much faster.
Not only will you be saving time, but you will find that the recipes usually have simple ingredients to follow but they do not lack flavor.
I have compiled a list of great Meal Prep Recipes for you Your Instant Pot or Pressure cooker that can help to save you from weeknight dinner debacles.
Note: all pressure cooker/ Instant Pot recipes on Randa Nutrition are actually made in the Ninja Foodi but the settings are similar.
We love to use our pressure cooker to make delicious Instant Pot chicken recipes. There are so many different chicken dishes that can be brought together quickly in your Instant pot or Ninja Foodi that will not only please your family but save you mass amounts of time.
These recipes include:
Whether you are meal prepping lunches or dinners, there is something on this list for everyone.
Check out these healthy Instant Pot recipes.
Instant Pot Chicken Tinga Recipe
Instant Pot Chicken Tinga makes the best chicken tacos! Shredded tender chicken in a smoky tomato sauce, and lots of flavor.
You’re not going to find an easier chicken dinner than this Ninja Foodi Pesto Whole Roast Chicken recipe. Made in the pressure cooker, then air crisped to perfection, you’ll be sitting down to a quick dinner in about 45 minutes.
These must make Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls are an easy, yet healthy meal prep recipe or a dinner the whole family will love. Easy to make vegan, vegetarian. Make simple adjustments to make it your own.
This healthy chicken stuffed pepper soup recipe is a delicious and easy meal idea! The recipe works for the stove top but you can also cook it in the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, or whatever pressure cooker you have.
Chicken Burrito Recipe for busy people! Meal prep 17 chicken burritos in an hour in Instant Pot or on the stove and freeze for later. Or turn shredded chicken burrito into a low carb Instant Pot chicken burrito bowl.
Make easy to shred buffalo chicken quickly in the pressure cooker! This two ingredient recipe uses boneless skinless chicken thighs and buffalo sauce and has very little hands on cooking time resulting in a perfect easy meal prep protein or salad topper.
Beef can make for a hearty meal whether it is lunch or dinner.
There are so many different beef recipes that you can make using your pressure cooker, making it simple to stick to your meal plan. These recipes using beef are perfect for meal prepping and will save you time and money in the kitchen.
Instant Pot Beef Machaca
Instant Pot beef machaca is the best filling for tacos, burritos, and nachos! This easy recipe turns chuck roast into flavorful shredded beef.
An Instant Pot Mongolian Beef recipe with thin slices of super tender flank steak coated in a rich and deliciously sweet, spicy, and umami sauce. A perfect make-ahead meal that tastes just as good when reheated and also freezes well
Instant Pot Refried Beans! Quick and easy, homemade refried beans made from scratch in Instant Pot in no time. These refried beans are perfect accompaniment to your favorite Mexican dish. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free.
Budget friendly easy vegan sweet potato chili that is oil free, gluten free, and great for weight loss. This one pot meal is instant pot and 21 day fix friendly and contains 420 calories for only $1.35 per serving.
There are a wide variety of meal prep recipes to choose from. Whether you decide to meal prep for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will find several fantastic options sure to take the fuss out of your meal prep.
Easy Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
This Instant Pot Corn on the Cob recipe is so easy and you don't have to watch a pot from boiling over so you can focus on your main course instead.
Quick and easy Mediterranean Chickpea Salad, made with bell peppers, crisp, cool cucumber, and creamy feta. Makes a fast, healthy lunches, side or great for meal-prep. It’s highly nutritious, rich in protein and fiber, and
Instant Pot sushi rice creates the tasty, flavorful rice you find in sushi bowls and rolls right in your pressure cooker! This perfectly cooked short grain rice will complement any sushi recipe or bowl with its slightly sweet and sour flavor that comes from just the right blend of sugar and vinegar.
There are so many different Instant Pot Meal Prep recipes that you can find out there. It is always a good idea to add some flair and finesse to your meal prep to avoid boredom. Get creative and switch your meal planning up once in a while with these fantastic recipes.