Summer Instant Pot Recipes
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Warm weather means it’s time for the best summer Instant Pot recipes. Keep your house cool and still enjoy healthy and flavor-packed pressure cooker entrees, side dishes, and desserts that make the most of summer produce.
Today I’m sharing my favorite recipes for excellent Instant Pot side dishes, quick and easy entrées, and festive summer desserts made in the pressure cooker.
Make your summer meals in an Instant Pot / pressure cooker, and you’ll stay cool inside and be able to spend more time outdoors with family!
☀️ Use your Instant Pot to avoid heating up your kitchen sweating over a hot stove on the warmest days of the year!
Winter is over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your pressure cooker for the season!
These summer main dish, side dish, and dessert recipes will work in any brand of electric pressure cooker, including the
Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, or Power Pressure Cooker XL.
During the summer, I look for recipes that let me spend more time outside. These summer pressure cooker entrée recipes help you maximize your time in the sun without sacrificing healthy, delicious meals.
A perfect make-ahead summer meal. Pressure cook ribs ahead of time and finish them on the grill for that sticky, caramelized BBQ flavor everyone loves.
This big batch recipe is delicious dressed up with a little extra BBQ sauce.
Serve this brisket sliced or to stretch it for a big crowd, shred the meat and serve it on rolls with potato salad or coleslaw.
When it's raining or you don't want to break out the grill, try these easy Instant Pot hamburgers! Load them with your favorite toppings for the perfect summertime meal!
A bright, summer chicken soup topped with creamy ripe avocado and plenty of fresh cilantro.
Bring umami-packed Korean barbecue flavors to your dinner table with this satisfying and healthy Instant Pot chicken recipe.
This spicy-sweet Thai street food is started in the pressure cooker, then finished on the grill with a Thai sweet chili glaze!
These easier Instant Pot tamales have delicious Mexican flavors in a fluffy homemade masa wrapper. Plus, they taste even better topped with fresh diced tomatoes from the garden!
Made with Marci's amazing Chipotle Peach BBQ Sauce , these ribs are sweet (peaches), smoky (chipotle peppers), and a fun twist on a summer classic!
Bring Hawaiin luau flavors home with this zesty Instant Pot summer recipe.
No camp fire? No problem! No matter where you are, you can use your pressure cooker to cook up a batch of kid-favorite hot dogs this summer!
Want to take your hot dogs to the next level? This ballpark chili dog sauce is the easiest way to dress up a classic hot dog. This Instant Pot summer recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a crowd.
Lime-marinated tilapia is pressure cooked quickly and rolled up in a soft tortilla with lime sour cream, pico de gallo, shredded cabbage, and avocados.
Meatier than baby back ribs, country-style ribs are tender and juicy in a homemade sweet and sour barbecue sauce.
I love soup year-round, and this fresh sweet corn, creamy potatoes, and spicy poblanos make a satisfying summery soup.
Tender cubes of pork, fluffy pita, and a bright tzatziki sauce pull off a refreshing Mediterranean twist on tacos.
Your Instant Pot makes flaky fish with a summery Thai flavor profile of mango salsa and coconut milk.
I love Melissa's egg salad recipe because it DOESN’T require you to peel eggs! You can use her awesome flavorings or mix it up with your traditional favorites.
Make Instant Pot tacos with tender pulled pork, subtly spicy green chile sauce, and your favorite toppings.
Lentils and turkey make a light and filling summery taco recipe.
Best Summer Side Dishes For the Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker
These classic side dishes are make-ahead summer favorites for the Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker.
It’s amazingly fast and easy to make potato salad in the pressure cooker—you can cook the potatoes and eggs at the same time!
Perfect corn on the cob every time? It’s possible with this easy Instant Pot corn on the cob recipe!
These Instant Pot Loaded Potatoes are quick and delicious, with all the goodness of a loaded baked potato in one pot! You can finish this recipe with your air fryer lid!
A crowd-pleasing summertime dish, this recipe starts with dried beans so you can adjust the sweetness and seasonings to your liking.
Pasta salad is a summer staple, and it's so easy when you cook it up in the Instant Pot!
This classic old-fashioned pasta salad is a versatile side dish for any summer entree!
Did you know that your pressure cooker makes perfectly moist slices of cornbread? This shortcut version has just THREE ingredients, so it's easy to have on the table anytime!
Enjoy this colorful tortilla chip dip that has black eyed peas, tomatoes, peppers, corn, red onion and a zesty dressing. This stuff is addicting so make sure you have enough chips on hand!
This classic homemade Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is a kid-favorite side to serve with your BBQ.
This is a hot side dish that's perfect paired with pretty much anything from the grill! Make the creamy potatoes ahead of time and brown just before serving.
Bright and zesty Thai flavors, protein-packed quinoa, and edamame make a satisfying summer side dish.
The perfect side dish for any grilled meat! Cook these red potatoes quick in the electric pressure cooker, then coat them in melted butter, garlic and herbs, and Parmesan cheese, and crisp them to perfection with an air fryer lid.
The fresh lime and cilantro make this a perfect Mexican side to brighten up your summer meals!
This satisfying vegetarian dish is full of classic summer veggies, including zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and fresh herbs.
Just a bit spicy with plenty of flavor, this is a colorful, festive summertime side dish you’ll love to make in your pressure cooker.
Classic Mexican Street Corn flavors come in salad form with a Creamy Jalapeno Sauce. It's the perfect way to use fresh summer corn on the cob.
Bright sweet peppers stuffed with flavor-packed ground turkey make a colorful summertime side dish or entrée.
Whole-grain farro and sweet-tart cherries make a refreshing chilled pressure cooker side dish.
This summer brown rice dish packs a lemon flavor and is loaded with fresh veggies straight from your garden.
Instant Pot Summer Dessert Recipes
Don’t forget that your pressure cooker is your friend when it comes to desserts too. This summer, enjoy creamy cheesecakes and fruity pies without touching your oven.
Celebrate the 4th of July with this patriotic cake made in your Instant Pot! This topping is great over ice cream, too!
This pie is tart, refreshing, and perfect for summer. If you can't visit the beach this summer, at least you can still get a taste of the tropics!
What better way to use fresh berries from your garden than this beautiful berry-topped cheesecake? Chocolate and berries is always a winning combination!
Instant Pot Strawberry Applesauce is a sweet and simple dessert, and with just THREE ingredients, it's a perfect weeknight summer treat!
I love serving cool desserts in the heat of summer. This cheesecake, topped with chocolate ganache, Rolos, and hazelnuts, is as impressive to serve as it is easy to make!
This Piña Colada rice pudding is a tropical twist on a classic old-fashioned dessert made with coconut oil and diced pineapple.
These are a perfect cool treat to serve in the summer. Plus, you can customize them with different dips, sprinkles, and drizzles. (How cute would they be with white chocolate with red and white drizzles and silver star sprinkles?!)
This easy five-ingredient sour cream cheesecake for the Instant Pot is PERFECT paired with any freshly picked summer fruit.
Because your Instant Pot can do more than just cheesecake! Pots de Crème are easy to make but so rich, creamy, and decadently delicious.
With luscious white chocolate cream and a homemade blackberry sauce this fancy sounding dessert is just what your summertime needs.
Rich red cherries make the perfect sweet-tart compote to drizzle over your ice cream, cheesecakes, or any summer sweet.
Bring natural sweetness from citrus and berries to this Instant Pot bread pudding that makes a delicious pressure cooker breakfast or dessert.
More Summer Recipes to Serve with These Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker Favorites
As much as I love my Instant Pot, my other blog, Barbara Bakes , is packed with so many of my favorite summer recipes that don’t require an electric pressure cooker.
I often serve these recipes side-by-side with the ones we make in the Instant Pot, so I thought I'd share them. so you could add them to your table too.
These are the freshest tasting, not to mention the most beautiful, summer appetizers. They're easy to dice up ahead of time and are a MUST at my summer get-togethers.
If you're not a ground beef lover, make up some of these Chicken Caprese Burgers that feature melted mozzarella with garden-fresh tomato and basil and topped with a flavorful balsamic mayo you wont be able to get enough of!
A simple 30-minute entrée for the grill that pairs well with any side dish listed above, especially fresh corn on the cob and Amish Macaroni Salad !
Light turkey burger sliders with a creamy homemade avocado spread—is there a more summery meal out there? (You can also make this with ground beef if you'd prefer.)
This pasta dish is colorful, cheesy, and highlights summer produce in a delicious way.
Roasting transforms fresh berries into deeply flavorful, naturally caramel-tasting wonders in this homemade ice cream recipe.
Serve your homemade ice cream in one of these waffle bowls. They're cheap and easy to make, and they smell so good that it'll make any ice cream feel like a party!
Three kinds of fresh berries plus tart rhubarb make this just-sweet-enough dessert taste like the epitome of summer.
Celebrate fresh peaches in this classic American dessert. Guaranteed to be a hit!
I love to serve these in the summertime—they're easy to set out and snack on, and the little bite-size cookie cups are so much easier to serve than traditional lemon bars.
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published on May 23, 2020