13 Ways You Can Use Your Instant Pot to Make Your Favorite Summertime Recipes

Pic of Instant Pot and potato salad.Eazy Peazy Meals

We know a hot kitchen isn’t exactly calling your name this summer, so why not switch things up? If you haven’t had a rendezvous with an Instant Pot yet, it’s time for you and this gadget to take the summer by storm.

It’s not a grill, but it can whip up tasty meals in minutes without you having to play with fire. And no, it’s not like your stove or oven either, but it makes breakfast, lunch, and dinner a breeze without turning your kitchen into purgatory. You can even make dessert!

Spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the outdoors (or A/C), ice cream, and a glass of sangria. With these yummy Instant Pot recipes, you’ll want it to stay summer forever.

  1. BBQ Ribs

    Summer ain’t summer without barbecue on the table! Learn how to make these quick-cooking ribs with Cooking with Curls, and be sure to try her recipe for bourbon BBQ sauce too!

  2. Deviled Eggs

    The side dish of kings, queens, and angels, deviled eggs are not to be neglected at your cookout. Make them Instant Pot fabulous by following this recipe at Lena’s Kitchen Blog.

  3. Oreo Cheesecake

    When your summer dessert is stove-free and has cookies in it, you know it has to be this Oreo cheesecake. The Instant Pot happiness awaits you at My Baking Addiction.

  4. Potato Salad

    Everyone has their own favorite version of this classic, but you may discover a new fave with this one. Make it quickly with Eazy Peazy Mealz‘s instructions!

  5. Beef Brisket

    Someone at your dinner gathering won’t be able to get enough of this brisket that falls right off the bone. Sound good? Get it together with this recipe from the Bareroot Girl.

  6. Drunken Beans

    You could take ordinary baked beans to the party, or you can make these drunken beans and be everyone’s new BFF. Learn the skill at Mommy’s Home Cooking.

  7. Honey Garlic Chicken

    Want a weeknight dinner that doesn’t eat your time? Relax and eat this creation instead, thanks to Kirbie Cravings.

  8. Chicken Tinga Tacos

    Got a craving for a little cool but a little smoky? Munch on these tacos in no time with The Girl on Bloor‘s recipe.

  9. Yogurt

    Skip the cereal or pancakes for breakfast and hit the ground running with some homemade yogurt. Cook it up with Oh Sweet Basil.

  10. Thai Red Curry Noodles

    Summertime + date night will be perfect with this one-pot delight. Get your red curry on with PaleoMG. Yeah, it’s paleo-friendly!

  11. Lentil Gumbo

    Spice things up with this healthy vegan gumbo. It’s got lentils, okra, and other goodness to fill you up. Get the recipe at Cotter Crunch.

  12. Corn Casserole

    What should you do with those ears of corn? Make a casserole! Use fresh or cream corn and make it your own by following this recipe at Temecula Blogs.

  13. Peach Crisp

    A sweet take on peach cobbler, this screams summer when made with a batch of fresh peaches. Eat for breakfast or dessert and we won’t tell. Let Paint the Kitchen Red set you up with the details.

Like we said, if you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, you need one in your life. Kick back, crank it up, and enjoy all the free time you’ll have after you finish eating all this scrumptious food!

Do you have an Instant Pot summer menu? What are your favorite foods to make in it this season? Which of these recipes will you try?