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30 Summer Instant Pot Recipes To Get You In & Out Of The Kitchen Fast!

30 Summer Instant Pot Recipes To Get You In & Out Of The Kitchen Fast!

Longer days, kids home from school, the pool, lake and ocean are calling! 

Summer Instant Pot recipes will come in mighty handy for quick meal, soup or snack preparation! 

If you have used your Instant Pot some but are looking to expand your horizons, then summer Instant Pot meals would be a great collection to explore! 

Yes, there is a bit of a learning curve, but that’s what’s fantastic about experimenting with bloggers summer Instant Pot recipes, you can follow along and not stress about if you are “doing it right.” 

Most have very specific instructions as far as what type of release to use and the timing of cooking and steps to follow. 

Not to even mention all the tips and tricks that are included in many summer Instant Pot dinners! 

Learning is easy and the more you make, the more confident you become. 

There is such a wide variety of meals that can be prepared from summer Instant Pot chicken recipes to ground beef recipes to soup recipes! 

Plus the added benefit of not heating up the kitchen with an oven is always a selling point. 

Additionally, the speed at which it can cook food is typically a third, sometimes half as fast, but the most important part is that it does the work without your attention. 

The food will come out juicy and tasty without the worry of over cooking or drying out. 

Yes, it does take time to come to the cooking pressure but just allow for that and enjoy the time the Instant Pot gives you to do other things. 

So, here we go…30 summer Instant Pot recipes in no particular order! 

This is a great combination of red potatoes, sweet corn, fresh green beans, smoked sausage all cooked together as summer Instant Pot meals of a country boil! 

Add in some Old Bay Seasoning for that down home southern taste! 

This typically has shrimp which could be included as well. 

When corn is fresh, summer Instant Pot dinners that use it are top of mind. 

While soup may not be a frequent summer entree, this Instant Pot Corn Chowder is quite delicious with bacon, potatoes, corn, onion, cheese, broth and loads of fresh herbs! 

Of course chicken or ham could be added in to make it more hearty.

If it’s taco night, but you are craving a little something different, summer Instant Pot chicken recipes like this one can fill that Tex-Mex flavor craving. 

Cilantro Lime Chicken Burrito Bowl is beyond flavorful and includes the chicken, rice, broth, green chiles, and pinto beans. 

Desserts can also be made as summer Instant Pot recipes

This Rice Pudding calls for arborio rice, water, salt, milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla and raisins! 

Here’s what is fun about this post, included are multiple variations like vegan or Portugal where with a few ingredient swaps, a new rice pudding is made! 

Fun to experiment, again and again!

Pull together all those fresh veggies of the season for summer Instant Pot dinners, especially this Summer Soup! 

This soup is flexible with ingredients but starts with chicken, tomatoes, carrots, celery, garlic, zucchini, corn cut off the cob, seasonings and some farro or brown rice.

It is a simple three step process for this soup to be table ready!

There are so many good uses for BBQ Pulled Pork cooked as summer Instant Pot meals! 

Whether it’s for tacos or sandwiches with slaw or as a topping for baked potatoes or mac and cheese! 

Excellent instructions in working with a boneless pork shoulder with lots of great seasonings!

For that true Philly cheesesteak connoisseur, summer Instant Pot dinners could be Philly Cheesesteak Pasta! 

This recipe includes ground beef, onion, garlic, green peppers, mushrooms, beef froth and shell pasta. 

It could be made even creamier by adding cream cheese or sour cream. 

Shred your favorite cheese to go on top!

For a different take on summer Instant Pot chicken recipes with pasta, try this Bruschetta Chicken Pasta! 

Italian flair here with chicken, tomatoes, garlic, rotini pasta and parmesan cheese.  

The bruschetta includes plum tomatoes, red onion, and basil. 

Lots of room for other herbs or seasonings added to taste.

Sometimes summer Instant Pot recipes can be for sides instead of full meals. 

Here we are looking at multiple ways to cook pinto beans. 

For the Instant Pot instructions, pre-soak the beans, and add them into the Instant Pot with onion, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, chili powder, and black pepper for cooking. 

Add salt last, if needed.

Four to six ears of corn can be summer Instant Pot recipes as well. 

A metal trivet goes in first at the bottom of the pot along with water added, and the ears laid in alternating directions before cooking. 

This may become your go-to, easy, foolproof method for cooking corn on the cob!

Some beautiful summer Instant Pot meals can be made using a springform tin like a casserole dish and foil. 

The dish is assembled by alternating thin circles of zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, and red onion with seasonings in a circular pattern. 

It is placed on top of a wire rack with a cup of water before the tin is carefully placed for cooking. 

Cheesecake as part of my summer Instant Pot recipes

You bet ya! 

The Instant Pot is great at making desserts too! 

This recipe is for an 8” cheesecake that fits in an 8 quart Instant Pot but it can be adjusted for other sizes. 

Graham cracker crust, luscious lemon blueberry cheesecake filling and a topping that is warmed, cooled and then spread on top with more fresh blueberries.

Lemon just brightens up any summer Instant Pot chicken recipes as it does so very well in this Chicken &  Rice dish. 

It includes chicken, broth, onion, carrots, lemon, peas, white rice, garlic and oil. 

The chicken is seared in the pot and removed. 

Then the onion, carrots and garlic are sauteed with the chicken returned for cooking. 

Everything else is mixed in last.

I cannot believe how easy it is to cook crab legs as a summer Instant Pot meal. 

The quick high heat of the steam is the perfect method for cooking crab legs so they stay juicy and absorb the seasonings.  

The delightful butter sauce is made of butter, salt, garlic, parsley, and lemon juice.

A beef gyro is an absolutely wonderful summer Instant Pot recipe on this list. 

It starts with flank steak, seasonings, beef broth, and lemon juice cooked in the Instant Pot. 

The tzatziki sauce is made of Greek yogurt, garlic, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Wrap it all up in pita bread with tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions. 


Sloppy Joes are another of my summer Instant Pot meals that is very popular! 

Everybody loves a warm sandwich made of ground beef, onions, diced tomatoes, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings.
Fresh corn on the cob would make an excellent side,  which could also be cooked in the Instant Pot (see #11).

Shrimp and summer Instant Pot dinners go together swimmingly like this Garlic Butter Shrimp & Rice recipe! 

Ingredients include garlic, shrimp, rinsed and drained basmati rice, and chicken stock. 

Two different cooking methods are given and it is shown being served with cucumbers and carrots although any veggies of your liking would compliment the dish nicely!

For short cut simple summer Instant Pot chicken recipes, try this Mojo Chicken which is inspired by the flavors of the Cuban mojo. 

This recipe is ALL about the seasonings mixed together and poured over the chicken for cooking! 

Interesting last step of broiling the shredded chicken in the oven for five minutes before using the chicken to assemble the tacos.

If summer strawberries are your favorite, this summer Instant Pot recipe for Strawberry Cobbler is sure to please! 

The baking pan is what you will use to cook up the cobbler batter with sweetened strawberries added on top!
After it cools, enjoy with a scoop of ice cream!

So, it might be a bit of a stretch to call this summer Instant Pot recipe a “salad.” 

It is called that because of the way it looks, not because it is made with lettuce or served cold. 

The salad part is made of brown rice cooked in the Instant Pot, carrots, celery, red bell pepper, cucumber, red onion and cashew nuts. 

The dressing recipe is also included and should be kept separate until serving.

If fresh pineapple is calling your name, summer Instant Pot meals can help with that! 

This recipe for pineapple chicken has two parts with the chicken and pineapple and seasonings cooking in the Instant Pot. 

Simultaneously, instructions for preparing the cauliflower rice on the stovetop are given. 

Combine and serve!

All in one pot summer Instant Pot dinners take all the guesswork out of the meal prep. 

Sliced sausage link, oil, garlic and onion are sauteed to begin this recipe. 

The rice, broth, and seasonings are added in for the cooking phase. 

Peas are sprinkled in last for simple warming. 

Beautiful, colorful and oh so tasty!

I know, I know! 

Chili is not a summer meal. 

But summer Instant Pot recipes for summer chili do exist because this chili is made with summer’s fresh veggies! 

We’re talking zucchini, summer squash, bell peppers, and corn! 

Add to them ground beef, tomatoes, black beans and seasonings for a wonderfully textured lighter chili made in your Instant Pot!

Tomatoes are one of summer’s bumper crops and summer Instant Pot recipes can help turn those tomatoes into tomato sauce so easily! 

Believe it or not, this recipe is no peel so you know it’s going to be easy! 

Carrots are added as a natural sugar, a pinch of baking soda neutralizes the acid, and butter makes it creamy! 

Seasonings will bring it all together!

If you are from the south, all summer long your hand has a glass of iced tea in it! 

There are summer Instant Pot recipes for tea too, and this one is specifically peach iced tea! 

It includes black tea bags, peaches cut into chunks, minced ginger, and honey.

Love the idea of freezing some tea in ice cube trays so it doesn’t get diluted when serving!

Breakfast summer Instant Pot meals are a fantastic way to start the day! 

This recipe calls for eggs, bacon, spinach, bell peppers, milk, salt and shredded cheese. 

Obviously there is a lot of room here for variations of ingredients to fit your preferences! 

Does it really matter how it gets combined in the recommended cake pan? 

Wonderful pictures show the steps to take to create this delicious meal!

For a very traditional, restaurant copycat style, sweet and sour chicken summer Instant Pot dinners, this recipe is outstanding. 

Well written instructions tell how the chicken, the sauce, the red bell peppers, the green onions all add up to a delicious meal!

As expected, a dry rub starts summer Instant Pot chicken recipes for chicken wings! 

Whether part of an appetizer or entree, these can be ready in thirty minutes! 

The rub recipe is included and is applied before cooking in the Instant Pot. 

The second step has us coat the wings in barbeque sauce and broil in the oven for that crispy factor! 

This technique was also used in #19.

I conclude this list with what many might categorize as fun summer Instant Pot recipes

What’s more fun than a mini muffin bite, any time of day?  

Here we have blueberry muffin bites made in an Instant Pot silicone egg bite mold loaded in with an Instant Pot silicone sling. 

The recipe is simply a box mix, which we can all handle, so the fun part is the molds, the no hot oven on a summer day and the delicious taste!

The bottom line

I hope these summer Instant Pot recipes make your summer days a little less hectic and a lot more flavorful!

Summer Instant Pot Recipe Collection

Summer Instant Pot Recipe Collection

Long, sunny days, plus the pool, lake and ocean are calling! Summer Instant Pot recipes will come in handy for quick meals, soups or snacks!


  • Instant Pot Pasta Primavera
  • Instant Pot Smoked Sausage Country Boil
  • Instant Pot Corn Chowder
  • Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken Burrito Bowl
  • Instant Pot Rice Pudding
  • Instant Pot Summer Soup
  • Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork
  • Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Pasta
  • Instant Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta
  • How to Cook Pinto Beans in 3 Easy Ways
  • Instant Pot Corn On The Cob
  • Instant Pot Ratatouille
  • Instant Pot Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
  • Instant Pot Chicken & Rice
  • Instant Pot Crab Legs With Garlic Butter Sauce
  • Beef Gyro-Instant Pot
  • Instant Pot Sloppy Joes
  • Garlic Butter Shrimp & Rice
  • Instant Pot Mojo Chicken
  • Instant Pot Strawberry Cobbler
  • Brown Rice & Cashew Salad
  • Instant Pot Summer Pineapple Chicken
  • Instant Pot Sausage & Rice
  • Instant Pot Summer Chili
  • Instant Pot Tomato Sauce
  • Instant Pot Ginger Peach Iced Tea
  • Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole
  • Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken
  • Instant Pot Chicken Wings
  • Instant Pot Blueberry Muffin Bites


  1. Find your favorite recipe from our list of Summer Instant Pot Recipes.
  2. Gather all the ingredients needed.
  3. Start cooking and make us proud!

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