Instant Pot Meal Plan: 7 Days of Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners

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This Instant Pot Meal Plan is perfect for beginners! Each day you’ll make a meal that introduces a new pressure cooking skill and easy pressure cooker recipes. By the end of the week, you should feel much more comfortable using your new pressure cooker!

collage of Pulled BBQ chicken, Bow-Tie pasta, and kalua pork, all easy beginner pressure cooker recipes

“I have a new Instant Pot—what recipe should I cook first?” 

This is one of the most common questions we get at Pressure Cooking Today. And it’s an important one!

Don’t start your pressure cooking journey with a burn notice! Use these tested recipes to make sure you have a good first week of using your new Instant Pot!

Pinterest collage for the Instant Pot 7-Day Meal Plan, with photos of pulled BBQ chicken sandwiches, bow tie pasta and meat sauce, and kalua pork

Instant Pot Meal Plan: 7 Days of Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners

Like all of the recipes on our site, the meals in this pressure cooker meal plan will work in any brand of electric pressure cooker, including the Instant PotNinja Foodi, or Power Pressure Cooker XL.

7 Days of Easy Instant Pot Recipes

We’ve put together a week of easy Instant Pot recipes that build on skills one at a time to get you feeling confident with your machine!

We hope you enjoy these meals for your first week cooking in your new Instant Pot or other brand of electric pressure cooker!

Free Shopping List

We want to make it even easier for you to get started, so we’ve created a shopping list for all of the beginner meals listed above, including the dessert.

Leave us a comment below to let us know how things go this week!

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Pinterest collage for the Instant Pot 7-Day Meal Plan, with a close up shot of the broccoli cheese soup
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