40 Dump-and-Go Recipes for the Instant Pot

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With these super simple Instant Pot Dump-and-Go recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can set and forget your ingredients and come back to a delicious one-pot meal.

a collage of six dump and go meals, prominently featuring spaghetti and meatballs, BBQ chicken sandwiches, fajitas, pot roast, sloppy joes, and mac and cheese

We love any recipe that requires just one pot. And even better if you can add all of the ingredients to your Instant Pot, set it to cook, then come back to a fully prepared dish.

These are all of our favorite dump-and-go recipes for breakfast, soups and stews, and dinner with chicken, beef, and pastas. If you’re looking for the simplest dinner solution, you’ll find it in this list!

What is a Dump and Go Recipe?

There’s a great deal of variation on what a “dump and go recipe” is—some people define it as using only ready-made ingredients, while others consider it more like a one-pot meal where all the cooking is done in a single pot.

We tend to fall somewhere in the middle. For us, a dump-and-go meal means there’s a short prep time (for instance, dicing an onion or measuring spices) and little additional work.

Note: A few of the recipes we’ve included here have an optional sauté step that you can skip to make it a true dump-and-go meal.

The EASIEST Dump-and-Go Instant Pot Recipes

These delicious dinners, breakfasts, and lunches couldn't be easier to make. Simply add all of the ingredients to your Instant Pot, set it to cook, and walk away. You'll have a complete meal in minutes.

Dump-and-Go Pasta Recipes

Dump-and-Go Instant Pot Soup Recipes

One-Pot Chicken Recipes

Dump-and-Go Beef and Pork Recipes

Dump-and-Go Breakfast Recipes

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