The Instant Pot has completely changed the way I cook. I don’t always use it every day, but some weeks I’ll pull it out at least three or four times. It just makes cooking so much easier, and clean up is a breeze! Say goodbye to simmering a pork shoulder on the stovetop all day long. Welcome into the world of perfectly cooked pulled pork in a fraction of the time. Yes, the latest and greatest appliance craze has been great for so many different types of diet plans, but these Paleo Instant Pot recipes make it easy to stay on track with grain-free, sugar-free meals.
If you’re new to Instant Pot cooking, check out our beginner’s guide and this tell-all that makes it easy to understand what all those buttons are for. Then, come on back and dive into these Paleo Instant Pot recipes with us. With 45 options to choose from, you’ll have breakfast, lunch, and dinner planned for at least the next month!
And, just in case you don’t know, we’ll let you in on a little Instant Pot secret: the times listed below are the amount of time you’ll need to cook the dish on the pressure setting. So make sure you budget an extra 20 to 30 minutes to let the machine come up to pressure, as well as time to allow the pressure to release.
1. Instant Pot Loaded Baked Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes are a perfect Paleo food, but we make it so much easier by cooking them in the Instant Pot. The potato only takes 15 minutes to cook, and the fillings are a breeze to whip up. Have some fun with it!
2. Instant Pot Crispy Carnitas
Who wouldn’t want to have a batch of flavorful carnitas around? It’s a delicious protein to add to your favorite salad or breakfast hash, and it only takes 30 minutes in the pressure cooker. They turn out crispy and delicious, every time.
3. Classic Chicken Soup
There’s absolutely nothing more comforting (Paleo diet or no) than a bowl of chicken soup. Instead of simmering your stock away all day long, use the Instant Pot and it will be ready in 30 minutes!
4. Vegan Instant Pot Potato Curry
This nutritious Instant Pot curry recipe is not only grain-free and sugar-free, but it uses plant-based ingredients to keep it vegan. You only need 20 minutes of pressuring cooking and this delicious meal will be ready to eat.
5. Chicken Enchilada Soup
Since you can’t enjoy enchiladas on the Paleo diet, have the next best thing – a 15 minute soup! This recipe is completely grain free, and it’s Paleo approved when you make your own enchilada sauce.
6. Instant Pot Chunky Beef Stew
When you’re looking for comfort food, look no further than this super easy Instant Pot stew. No need to simmer away all day – just 25 minutes under High Pressure and the beef will be fall-apart tender.
7. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
This soup gets its creamy texture from the coconut milk. Full-fat coconut milk makes an excellent dairy replacement on the Paleo diet. Cook the squash for 8 minutes and then blend away!
8. Buffalo Chicken Chili
This chili recipe is reminiscent of buffalo wings, but it sneaks in a bunch of vegetables for increased nutrition. To make this recipe Paleo, skip the optional beans and look on the labels for a sugar-free tomato sauce.
9. Creamy Tomato Soup
Depending on how hardcore Paleo you are, you may want to skip the dairy and legume-filled crispy parmesan chickpeas that top this creamy tomato soup. But, the soup itself is Paleo-friendly and is ready in 15 minutes.
10. Korean Braised Short Ribs
These short ribs use a pear to naturally add sweetness to the dish. The par also breaks down some of the tough proteins in the short ribs. Give them 35 minutes in the Instant Pot and they’ll be as tender as could be. Love it!
11. Paleo Chicken and Broccoli
This Chinese-flavor inspired dish is ready in under 30 minutes when you use the Instant Pot. This no MSG, no added sugars, and low sodium recipe definitely beats your local take-out restaurant!
12. Thai Curry Hot Pot
The Instant Pot makes a great communal hot pot if you don’t have a hot plate. Just use the Saute function to keep your broth simmering as you dip away with your favorite vegetables.
13. Beef Barbacoa
Don’t let shredded chicken and pork have all the fun. Make some tasty shredded beef (grass-fed, if you can) in the Instant Pot. It will be shreddable in 50 minutes.
14. Instant Pot Paleo Chili
This recipe is mildly spicy and bursting with vegetarian flavor. Unlike other chili recipes, there are no beans in this one so it’s Paleo approved. Get ready for a full-flavored meal in only 12 minutes.
15. Instant Pot Chicken Chile Verde
This is more than just a shredded chicken recipe – it’s swimming in a tasty Chile Verde sauce. The chicken is ready to shred after 15 minutes, then pour the sauce over it to solidify your tasty meal.
16. Instant Pot Corn on the Cob with Chipotle Sauce
All it takes is 5 minutes – 5 minutes – for the best tasting corn of your life. Serve up this vegetable side with your favorite grilled chicken. If you’re skipping dairy, swap in homemade skinny aioli for the Greek yogurt.
17. Mexican Vegetable Beef Stew
This stew is my favorite taco replacement when I can’t have flour or corn tortillas. It has all the flavors of a taco and it comes together in 40 minutes.
18. Healthy Chicken Piccata
This Paleo version of chicken piccata doesn’t use any breading, but you won’t miss it at all. It still has all the flavorings from the lemon and capers and it’s ready in 10 minutes in the Instant Pot.
19. Italian Style Instant Pot Chili
This no-bean chili is full of robust, Italian flavors. Season up your beef with herbs and spices, toss in some fire-roasted tomatoes, and you’ll have dinner ready in 15 minutes.
20. Instant Pot Beef with Broccoli
Skip the takeout and make the best beef with broccoli you’ve ever had in the Instant Pot. It’s a great way to take tough (but inexpensive) chuck roast and transform it into a flavorful meal in 20 minutes.
21. Instant Pot Chicken Pot Roast
A whole chicken only takes 30 minutes in the Instant Pot. No need to cook it in the oven ever again! Don’t forget to save that cooking liquid to make a delicious au jus gravy to serve on the side.
22. 5-Ingredient Carnitas Soup
Remember all those carnitas you made earlier? You can totally make them into a soup! It only take 8 minutes (since your carnitas are already cooked) and soup is served.
23. Spicy Harissa Turkey Chili
This spicy chili uses harissa (a Sriracha-like spicy chili paste) to give it its heat. Don’t forget to make leftovers, because they always taste even better the next day! Since ground turkey cooks pretty quickly, this dish comes together in 8 minutes.
24. Rotisserie Chicken Recipe
Forget the store-bought rotisserie chicken and make your own in the Instant Pot. It will be cheaper and you’ll be able to control the ingredients. It won’t take too long in the Instant Pot, either – only 25 minutes.
25. Instant Pot Chicken Thighs
This might be the simplest recipe on the list! It’s as simple as seasoning some bone-in chicken thighs and cooking them for 10 minutes. This is a great recipe to have in your back pocket when you are short on time.
26. Instant Pot 5-Ingredient Shredded Chicken
You might be skipping the tortillas on the Paleo diet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make delicious shredded chicken! Only five ingredients and 25 minutes? Sounds like a winning recipe to me!
27. Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs are my favorite Paleo snack. They give me a burst of protein and I can spice them up by making deviled eggs if I get too bored. This 5-minute recipe will give you perfect eggs, every time.
28. Easy and Quick Italian Sausage & Pepper Soup
This low-carb, gluten-free soup recipe is not only comforting but it’s Paleo-friendly, too. It comes together in only 10 minutes on the Soup setting, making this a great last-minute dinner idea.
29. Smokey Chipotle Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili
This recipe is a mix between a traditional no-bean chili and a sweet potato stew. The spicy chipotle is absolutely perfect – not too spicy, but it brings just enough heat. After 8 minutes on High, you’ll be ready to eat!
30. Instant Pot Sunday Pot Roast
The whole idea behind Sunday pot roast was that it took all day to make. Well, it used to! In the Instant Pot, it takes about 70 minutes. Then, you can choose whether you want to slice or shred the now-tender whole beef chuck roast.
31. Instant Pot Corned Beef Brisket
Corned beef usually takes all day, simmering away on the stovetop. With this Paleo-friendly Instant Pot recipe, it’s done in only 90 minutes! Serve it up with your favorite vegetable sides.
32. Paleo Mongolian Beef
You’ll get everything you love about take-out with this recipe (except the high price tag and unhealthy ingredients, of course). 12 minutes in the Instant Pot is all it takes for this Paleo-friendly dinner.
33. Whole Chicken with Gravy
Cooking a whole chicken in the Instant Pot feels like magic! This recipe gives you a fall-apart-tender chicken in 40 minutes, then you can thicken up the cooking liquid until it’s a savory gravy.
34. Instant Pot Tiki Masala
This dish gets its flavorful edge from the use of exotic spices. You actually don’t even need to use the pressure cook setting, either. This dish will cook using the Saute function only in 15 minutes.
35. Tomato Vegetable Soup
Get a full serving of vegetables with this easy-to-make soup! It only takes 5 minutes in the Instant Pot, so most of the cook time will be waiting for the pressure to build and release.
36. Instant Pot Applesauce
No sugar needed in this Paleo-friendly recipe. Just some apples, lemon juice, water, and cinnamon for flavoring. 8 minutes in the Instant Pot and you’ll have the best applesauce of your life!
37. Two-Ingredient Shredded Salsa Chicken
Did you know you can transform chicken breasts into flavorful, shredded chicken in only 20 minutes? Better than that, all you need is the chicken, some sugar-free salas, and an Instant Pot to do it.
38. Chicken Stock
Chicken stock is an essential staple if you’re cooking a lot at home. What could be easier than making your own, sugar-free and grain-free, in the Instant Pot? It only takes 30 minutes, so what do you have to lose?
39. Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken
This makes a perfect weeknight meal when you feel like spicing things up a bit. The Moroccan spices are sure to brighten your mood, and the 10 minutes in the Instant Pot won’t bring you down, either!
40. Chicken Burrito Bowls
Make a burrito bowl with this Instant Pot shredded chicken and I guarantee it will be better than Chipotle! The chicken itself only takes 5 minutes, and you can decorate the bowls with the vegetables of your choosing.
41. Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore
With the Instant Pot, you can fancy up your dinner routine without adding any extra time. This Italian-inspired chicken dish is ready after only 12 minutes on high pressure.
42. Beef Short Ribs
This slow-cooker-recipe turned Instant Pot hit transforms chewy short ribs into super tender meat in only 1 hour. This lucious beef is the perfect addition to some oven roasted veggies!
43. Butternut Squash Beef Stew
This luscious stew makes you want to eat chuck roast! It’s normally such a tough cut, but it will be so tender after 30 minutes in the Instant Pot. Add your favorite vegetables and away you go.
45. Eggplant Parmesan made in the Instant Pot
If you’re not avoiding dairy (which, some Paleo followers do and some don’t), this recipe is perfect. It only takes 11 minutes and you’ll have one classic Italian dish, ready to eat. You’ll be surprised at how well the vegetarian version stacks up!
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