Want to make a quick vegan dinner? What better way than to use your Instant Pot to make a comforting plant-based meal in minutes. Here are 70+ delicious Instant Pot Vegan Recipes from a variety of curries, lentils and noodles, to soups and side dishes!
Vegan means you do not consume any animal products such as meat, dairy, eggs, honey, or any other ingredient that is sourced from an animal. I am personally not vegan, but my husband is vegetarian. So we do eat a lot of naturally vegan and vegetarian dishes.
I am sharing here a variety of vegan plant-based meals we make frequently. All of these recipes are made in the Instant Pot, but can also be made in a stovetop pressure cooker or in a pan.
Instant Pot is the best to make lentils and beans, cooking them faster than ever with the pressure cooking feature. It is also great to make delicious healthy soups and curries. And did I mention “rice”. Remove the guesswork out of cooking perfect fragrant rice!
Instant Pot saves so much time when cooking vegan meals. If you love to meal prep, then you can cook a large batch of soups or other meals, and portion them out for the week. Or you can batch cook beans, and use them in multiple dishes.
I am sure you will find at least a few dishes you will enjoy in this big list of ….. vegan recipes!
Curries, Noodles, Lentils & More
Instant Pot Coconut Chickpea Curry
Instant Pot Coconut Chickpea Curry is a creamy vegan curry, perfect for those busy weekdays. Made with staple pantry ingredients, this one-pot meal with pot-in-pot brown rice will make up for a perfect wholesome meal.
Instant Pot Vegetable Lo Mein is a quick and easy meal packed with healthy vegetables and cooked in a flavorful sauce. Made at home in only 20 minutes, you'll have this delicious Lo Mein ready and on the table in less time than it takes to order takeout.
Easy & Creamy Vegetable Korma made in the Instant Pot. This restaurant style creamy vegetable korma curry is a perfect blend of vegetables with a creamy coconut based sauce. A vegan & gluten free curry that pairs perfectly with naan or rice.
Instant Pot Lentils & Rice (Mujadara) is the healthy vegan and gluten free meal. Lentils and rice cooked with fragrant spices & topped with caramelized onions. You will love this one-pot version of Mujadara in instant pot where you don’t have to cook lentils and rice separately.
One-pot Vegetable Biryani made in the instant pot, is so easy to cook with the same authentic flavors! Fragrant basmati rice cooked with lots of vegetables, and aromatic whole spices and herbs. This delicious flavorful Veg Biryani ready in less than 30 minutes, and is perfect for a weeknight dinner with a side of raita or for special occasions.
Saag Aloo, a popular delicious North Indian Curry, made with spinach and potatoes cooked with ginger, garlic, onions and aromatic spices. This is a simplified one-pot version of the authentic Saag Aloo, made in Instant Pot, which takes just 30 minutes to prepare.
Instant Pot Aloo Baingan (Potato & Eggplant Curry)
Aloo Baingan Masala is an easy one-pot curry made with potatoes, eggplants, and aromatic spices in instant pot or stovetop. A vegan and gluten-free Potato & Eggplant Curry that is a perfect side with roti, naan or parathas
Black Eyed Peas Curry (Indian Lobia Masala) – Instant Pot & Stovetop
Black Eyed Peas Curry or Lobia Masala is a popular dish in North India, that is so easy and quick to make in the pressure cooker. It is made in an onion-tomato gravy, along with lots of ginger, garlic and aromatic spices. It is perfect to enjoy with some steaming basmati rice and parathas.
Vegan Chili Mac And Cheese is a wonderful one-pot comfort dish. It has elbow pasta, kidney beans, onion, garlic, bell pepper, spices cooked in flavorful broth, finished off with vegan shredded cheese. – By Healthier Steps
Stay warm with this healthy Vegetarian Taco Soup made in a pressure cooker. This hearty soup is a dump-and-go recipe with lots of black beans, corn, peppers, and tomatoes to create a delicious, satisfying dinner.
A perfect soup that is a complete meal in itself – beans, loads of veggies and pasta, topped with cheese and a side of bread. This tastes just like the Olive Garden minestrone soup. Vegetarian-friendly and can easily be made gluten-free and vegan.
This Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili is an easy comforting weeknight dinner for those cold rainy or snowy days. Made with black beans, quinoa and veggies, it is healthy with lots of protein and fiber. The best part is the dump-and-go recipe that can be made in minutes in the pressure cooker!
Healthy Cream of Broccoli soup made in the Instant Pot or Stovetop in less than 30 minutes. This amazing comfort food can be enjoyed guilt free with this plant based vegan & gluten free recipe. Perfect for a quick satisfying lunch or dinner.
Easy, healthy & delicious Brown Rice MushroomPilaf. A flavorful one-pot dish with just 5 ingredients. It is perfect to make on a weeknight and enjoy as a side or as a meal. Even better, make it on the stovetop or in the Instant Pot.
Moong Dal Khichdi, or Kitchari is a simple dish made with rice and lentils, tempered in ghee with cumin seeds and turmeric. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and is a perfect comfort meal for weeknights or when someone is under the weather!
Fast & Easy Coconut Rice made in the Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot. Perfectly cooked rice with the sweet aroma and subtle flavor of coconut milk. This is a great vegan & gluten free rice side dish to many Asian dishes!
This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Brown Rice is easy, healthy and tasty! This Cilantro Lime Rice tastes just like Chipotle’s. The fresh cilantro and lime flavors make it a wonderful side dish or ingredient for burritos or bowls!
Baby Potatoes cooked with aromatic spices, as a one-pot dish, are perfect to serve as an appetizer or a side dish. These delicious and easy Bombay Potatoes take just 20 minutes to make in the Instant Pot or on stovetop.
You will love this smooth, creamy hummus made from dried chickpeas in the instant pot in just over an hour. With just a few simple and healthy ingredients, this Instant Pot Hummus is the best creamy dip for any occasion!
These perfectly steamed Instant Pot Green Beans have a fresh, crunchy texture, and are so easy to make! Saute with butter and garlic, drizzle on some lemon juice, and they make a delicious side dish for any meal.
Indian Curry Sauce Recipe (Onion Tomato Bhuna Masala)
Basic Indian Curry Sauce, also known as Bhuna Masala, made with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and spices. This is the base for many Indian dishes such as lentils and curries. This onion tomato masala is very versatile and freezes well. Perfect to have for those busy days when you want to make a curry in a hurry!
A very easy recipe of a vegan chocolate cake made with ingredients found at your home in the instant pot. Its moist, fluffy and soft. No one will believe it’s eggfree and dairy free. – By Carve Your Craving
I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.