The Instant Pot is amazing. It can cook anything perfectly in a fraction of the time it would take on the stove or in the oven. That includes the most delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes. If you follow a vegan diet and are not using an Instant Pot yet, you are seriously missing out. You can cook dried beans in the Instant Pot in just an hour! If you follow a vegan diet or are just looking to add to your Instant Pot recipes, here are 10 Instant Pot recipes for vegans to try.
10 Instant Pot Recipes for Vegans
1Instant Pot Tacos
This is an easy, healthy recipe that is sure to please everyone. These tacos are filled with a delicious smoky lentil filling and topped with crunchy veggies. Just place vegetable broth, rice, lentils, and the spices in the Instant Pot. Pressure cook for 16 minutes and then naturally release the pressure for another 16 minutes. Stir in apple cider vinegar and enjoy! Put out a variety of taco toppings and let everyone choose their own.
This is great for any list of instant pot recipes for vegans because it is pretty hands-off and results in the most delicious, smoky tacos.
Find the full recipe on A Couple Cooks.
2Garlic And Herb Instant Pot Cauliflower With Delicious Gravy
For this addition to our list of yummy instant pot recipes for vegans, an entire head of cauliflower is cooked in the Instant Pot in three minutes! Typically, to roast a whole head of cauliflower in the oven takes more than 45 minutes.
Start by creating a marinade for the cauliflower with olive oil, garlic, thyme, parsley, and smoked paprika. Rub the marinade all over the cauliflower and let sit. Saute onion garlic in the Instant using the saute function. Add vegetable stock and place the cauliflower on the Instant Pot trivet in the pressure cooker. Make the gravy using the liquid left in the Instant Pot.
Get the full recipe on Watch What U Eat.
3Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
Perfect for a cold day, this Instant Pot vegetable soup only takes 12 minutes to cook, making it one of the easiest when it comes to our list of instant pot recipes for vegans. Start by sauteing onions and garlic right in the Instant Pot using the super convenient saute function. Add in tomato paste, cabbage, cauliflower, bell pepper, zucchini, kidney beans, and vegetable broth. Lock the lid and set the pressure cook function to high for 12 minutes.
Find the full recipe on Delish.
4Instant Pot Vegan Tikka Masala Sauce
This Vegan Tikka Masala Sauce recipe is ridiculously delicious, super easy, and freezer friendly. If you are new to Tikka Masala Sauce, it is a tomato-based, tangy, spicy sauce found in Indian restaurants. For this recipe, start by sauteing onion, ginger, garlic, and green chili in the Instant Pot. Add spices, bell pepper, diced tomatoes, and non-dairy yogurt before pressure cooking for 11-12 minutes. That is it!
You can use this sauce with tofu, vegetables, or chickpeas – whatever you like best. This particular recipe is accompanied by a delicious Cauliflower Tikka Masala that is definitely worth a try. All it calls for is the Tikka Masala sauce, cauliflower, and chickpeas if you would like to add a little extra protein. Whether you opt for tofu or vegetables in this recipe, this vegan version of Tikka Masala will not leave you missing the meat.
Find the full recipes on Vegan Richa.
5Instant Pot Ethiopian Lentil Stew
Ethiopia is known for its rich vegan dishes, making this one of the must-try instant pot recipes for vegans. Start with ginger, garlic, red onion, and spring onion on the saute setting of the Instant Pot. Add in the spices, tomato paste, red lentils, and vegetable broth. Cook on high pressure for six minutes. After releasing the pressure, add spinach and remaining vegetable broth. Serve with rice or with the traditional Ethiopian flatbread.
Get the full recipe on Cook with Manali.
6Instant Pot Chickpea Curry
This curry recipe is full of flavor and super easy to prepare. It requires zero pre-cooking. You can literally dump all of your ingredients in the Instant Pot and hit the start button. Another great thing about this recipe is that you can assemble all of your ingredients in a freezer bag and freeze it. Then, when you are ready to cook it, thaw the ingredients completely, and simply dump everything in the Instant Pot.
To make this Chickpea Curry, combine spices, garlic, onion, diced tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, chickpeas, and coconut milk in the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for five minutes. After letting the pressure release, add lemon juice and green beans. Serve over rice.
Get the full recipe on Sweet Peas and Saffron.
7Sweet Potatoes with Thai Peanut Butter Sauce
These sweet potatoes come out with a moist and velvety interior. The slaw and Thai peanut butter sauce can be made in the time it takes to cook the sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot. This is not a traditional Thai recipe. It is simply inspired by the Thai flavors of cilantro, lime, and soy balanced with a touch of sweet, green onion, and peanut.
The zesty slaw and creamy Thai peanut butter sauce make this an irresistible vegan recipe. Find the full recipe on A Couple Cooks.
8Instant Pot Vegan Sloppy Joes
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Who does not love a sloppy joe? There is always something comforting and nostalgic about them. Just because you choose to eat a vegan diet does not mean you have to miss out on all the fun of a sloppy joe. Like the start of many Instant Pot recipes, begin by sauteing onions and bell pepper in the Instant Pot. Add in cumin, oregano, and tomato paste and cook a few additional minutes. Then add all the remaining ingredients – crushed tomatoes, lentils, and water. Pressure cook for 13 minutes. You have the option to add vegan ground beef after the pressure has been released.
Serve on hamburger buns and you have sloppy joes just like mom used to make. This is sure to make your list of favorite Instant Pot recipes for vegans in no time.
Get the full recipe on Pass the Plants.
9Instant Pot Potato Corn Chowder
Typically, chowder recipes of any kind are made with heavy cream, milk, and often include bacon and bacon fat. This yummy recipe swaps the heavy cream and milk for almond milk and the bacon fat for olive oil, but you could also use cashew or soy milk in place of the almond milk and avocado oil in place of the olive oil. There are plenty of options to keep this hearty chowder on your go-to list of Instant Pot recipes for vegans.
Start your chowder by sauteing onions and crushed garlic. Add potatoes, carrots, corn, broth, thyme, rosemary, and paprika before turning the pressure cook setting on high for eight minutes. While the pressure is releasing, whisk together almond milk and tapioca starch in a medium-sized bowl. Add your milk-starch mixture and stir for four to five minutes or until the chowder has reached your desired thickness.
Get the full recipe on Evolving Table.
10Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili
This Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili is an easy weeknight meal packed with lentils and beans, as well as delicious vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes. Put all ingredients – vegetable broth, lentils, beans, tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, and spices – into the Instant Pot and cook on the pressure cook setting for seven minutes. When it is done cooking, release the pressure manually and give the mixture a good mix. Serve with your favorite chili toppings.
Get the full super simple recipe on Fit Foodie Finds.
It can often be hard to find tasty vegetarian and vegan recipes. They often lack in flavor or are not appealing. All of these Instant Pot recipes for vegans should pass both tests – flavorful and tempting. Whichever of these recipes you add to your collection of Instant Pot recipes for vegans, you will be loving the simplicity of cooking in the Instant Pot and the delicious flavors of these yummy recipes.
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