80 DELICIOUS Instant Pot Recipes for Summer

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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. 

A picture collage of the 50 best Instant Pot Summer recipes including baby back ribs on a plate with corn on the cob and potato salad in front of an Instant Pot, pork tamales on lettuce with sour cream and tomatoes on top, a slice key lime pie with whipped cream on top, and kalua pork on a plate with rice pineapple and macaroni salad.

☀️ Use your Instant Pot to avoid heating up your kitchen sweating over a hot stove on the warmest days of the year!

Today I’m sharing my favorite recipes for excellent Instant Pot side dishes, quick and easy main dishes, 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!

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. Updated in 2021 to add even more of my favorite summer recipes!

Baby back ribs on a plate with corn on the cob and potato salad in front of an Instant Pot.

80+ Summer Instant Pot Recipes

Main Dishes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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originally published May 26, 2021 — last updated September 30, 2021
Categories: Roundups