Instant Pot Recipe Roundup

My sweetie and I like to make low-carb stews, pot roasts, braises, chili, curries, soups—and desserts—especially since cool weather in the Pacific Northwest favors those kinds of foods for most of the year.

So to simplify our lives, we just bought a six-quart Instant Pot. An hour or so before dinner, we’ll prep a pot full of something tasty, set the pressure, and walk away until everything is done.

Note: To make recipes even lower in carbs, I sometimes use dehydrated onions flakes instead of whole onions, eliminate carrots, and replace the lost bulk with mushrooms and/or red bell peppers.

If Using Frozen Chicken: Add 1-2 minutes to the cooking time.

Remember to always use clean foods—grass-fed meats and milk products, wild-caught fish, organic vegetables—your health (and heart) will thank you.


Buffalo Chicken Meatballs – What Great Grandma Ate
Carnitas – Skinny Taste (wrap in lettuce instead of tortillas)
Italian Meatballs – I Breathe I’m Hungry
Ropa Vieja – Flavorrd


Asian Beef Pot Roast – I Breathe I’m Hungry
Balsamic Beef Pot Roast – I Breathe I’m Hungry
Braised Lamb Shanks – Blackberry Season
Corned Beef and Cabbage – Sugar Free Mom
Fall Off the Bone Chicken – Healing Gourmet
Jamaican Jerk Pork Roast – I Breathe I’m Hungry
Lobster Tails with Butter Sauce – I Save A to Z
Pork Ribs – I Breathe I’m Hungry
Pork Roast with Mushroom Gravy – Health Starts in the Kitchen
Whole Rotisserie Chicken – A Pinch of Healthy


Cabbage Roll Soup – Sugar Free Mom
Chicken Faux Pho – The Sophisticated Caveman
Chicken Mushroom Soup – Two Sleeves
Goulash Soup – Kalyn’s Kitchen
Loaded Cauliflower Soup – All Day I Dream About Food
Poblano Chicken Soup – Two Sleeves
Savory Chicken Thighs Soup – Low Carb Yum
Taco Soup – That Low Carb Life
Zuppa Toscana – Blackberry Season


All-Beef Chunky Chili – My Life Cookbook
Belizean Stewed Chicken – I Breathe I’m Hungry
(Recipe needs Achiote Paste)
Chicken Chili Verde – Serious Eats
Chicken Korma – Two Sleeves
Cioppino – Two Sleevers
Creamy Pesto Chicken – Two Sleevers
Indian Butter Chicken – Two Sleevers
Sausage and Peppers – Pressure Cooking Today


Chocolate Cheesecake – Low Carb Yum
Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake – Two Sleevers
Molten Brownie Cups – Beauty and the Foodie
Steamed Almond Carrot Cake – Two Sleevers
Thai Coconut Pandan Custard – Two Sleevers