Owning an Instant Pot is a super easy way to make delicious, nutritious meals in no time at all.
No matter what your nutritional needs are or what dietary restrictions you have, there is a plethora of recipes that you can make in one of these devices.
This is also true for people who follow a paleo diet. Although this diet can be somewhat restrictive, there are so many things that you can make in an Instant Pot that perfectly fit your restrictions.
In this article, we will look at 15 of the best Instant Pot recipes, bursting with flavor, that you just have to try.
1. Instant Pot Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Although meat makes up a large part of a paleo diet, it doesn’t mean that it has to become boring.
With this recipe, you can make a super interesting combination of flavors. Wrapping the bacon around the tenderloin helps to seal in all the moisture and flavors of the pork.
In addition to the moisture that is sealed in by the bacon, cooking this dish in the Instant Pot also prevents too much moisture from escaping and leaving you with dry pork.
2. General Tso’s Paleo Instant Pot Chicken
If you have ever had General Tso’s chicken before, you will already know that the spicy, tangy, salty, and sweet flavors are unlike any other dish. If you haven’t had General Tso’s chicken, you are missing out.
However, you don’t have to anymore with this amazing Instant Pot paleo recipe (see also “10 Tasty Paleo Snack Recipes You’ll Love“). This dish is just as juicy and flavorful as any General Tso’s chicken from a Chinese restaurant, except it is suitable for a paleo diet.
3. Paleo Instant Pot Jambalaya
Jambalaya is another dish that is bursting with flavor that can often be ignored by people sticking to a paleo diet. However, you don’t have to deny yourself this deliciously warming meal anymore.
This recipe for a paleo-friendly Instant Pot jambalaya will soon become a firm favorite in your repertoire of recipes. Best of all, it is super quick and easy to make as a midweek meal.
4. Paleo Healing Instant Pot Chicken Soup
Sometimes, we all need a bit of a pick-me-up. This recipe for a paleo-friendly healing Instant Pot chicken soup is one of the best meals that you can make after a long week or a stressful period.
It is also an excellent option for those days when you are feeling run down and a little bit unwell. Not only is this soup delicious, but it is also packed with nutrients that can help bolster your immune system during the colder months.
5. Paleo Instant Pot Whole Chicken
Sometimes, you just want to be able to cook some meat that can either be eaten right away or saved to make prepping meals easier during a busy time. This recipe for a paleo-friendly Instant Pot whole chicken could be perfect for those times (see also “Tasty Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes“).
Rather than just cooking a plain whole chicken. This recipe utilizes herbs and spices to provide a delicious meal for you and your family.
You can add any combination of vegetables to serve alongside this chicken recipe to make a delicious and balanced meal. Alternatively, you can shred the chicken to be used in other recipes.
6. Paleo Instant Pot Cabbage Soup
Although cabbage soup might not be the most appetizing of dishes, it is actually packed with nutrients. The best thing about it is that you can add some black pepper to the dish to give it a little bit of a kick.
This is one of the most simple dishes that you can make with the Instant Pot that is paleo-friendly. There are so many things that you can serve this soup alongside for a more substantial meal.
Alternatively, it makes a brilliant lunch option that will keep your body healthy and warm all day.
7. Paleo Instant Pot Cashew Chicken
Cashews are one of the most nutritious nuts that you can include in your diet. This might be difficult if you follow an extremely strict paleo diet, depending on where you are located.
However, if you are less strict with your diet, this recipe for cashew chicken that is paleo-friendly is the perfect quick meal. The Instant Pot makes this super easy and quick to make after a long day to properly fuel your body.
8. Paleo Instant Pot Broccoli Chicken Stir Fry
Broccoli and chicken are a winning combination wherever you are in the world. There are so many different ways to flavor these ingredients to make delicious dinners.
However, this recipe for Instant Pot broccoli chicken stir fry is one of our favorites. The ingredients are bursting with flavor and of course, it is completely paleo-friendly. This is a dish that is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
9. Instant Pot Paleo Beef Stew
Stews are a great option to warm you up on those cold fall and winter evenings. This is something that is super easy to make anyway and can be done in no time in an Instant Pot.
There are so many rich and delicious flavors in this paleo-friendly stew recipe that you will find yourself checking and rechecking that this is a truly paleo dish. Best of all, you can pretty much use any vegetables that you have available.
10. Easy Paleo Instant Pot Pot Roast And Veggies
If you have recently switched to a paleo diet, there are probably certain dishes that you miss from the old diet that you have been avoiding because they may not be paleo-friendly. A classic pot roast with veggies is often one of those dishes.
However, with this recipe, you can make a paleo-friendly pot roast and veggies in your instant pot in no time at all. This dish has so many layers of flavors that will make this one of your favorites.
11. Instant Pot Paleo Chili
Chili is such a popular dish that it can be super difficult to give it up when you adopt a new diet. However, you no longer have to live without the delicious flavors of chili with this Instant Pot, paleo chili recipe (see also “11 Best Asian Paleo Recipes To Try Today“).
This dish is packed with heat that is sure to warm your soul when it is cold outside and can be a huge hit for the whole family. You can also add extra meat and vegetables to this dish depending on what foods you have available to you.
12. Paleo Instant Pot Beef And Broccoli
We mentioned above that broccoli and chicken are a winning combination, however, beef and broccoli also work really well together.
This recipe is actually quite rich in flavor and makes a really filling meal that the whole family can enjoy.
Best of all, it is really balanced and is perfect for people who are paleo and people who aren’t paleo. You can also add extra veggies to this dish to bulk it out more.
13. Instant Pot Paleo Creamy Herbed Chicken Stew
Creamy dishes are super comforting during the colder months and can help add a bit more substance to dishes that would otherwise be more broth-based.
This recipe for Instant Pot paleo creamy herbed chicken stew is one of the most delicious recipes on this list (see also “12 Best Paleo Beets Recipes To Try Today“). It is the ultimate comfort food and it fits perfectly into a paleo diet.
You can bulk this dish out with any seasonal vegetables that you have access to.
14. Creamy Instant Pot Paleo Butter Chicken
Another creamy dish that is sure to warm your bones is this creamy Instant Pot paleo butter chicken recipe (see also “10 Tasty Paleo Lunch Recipes You’ll Love“).
This is a super flavorful dish that is not only packed with flavors and nutrients, but it is also bursting with color and heat. The bright orange of the butter sauce is super inviting and will warm you up just by looking at it.
15. Paleo Instant Pot Carnitas
For the uninitiated, carnitas means little meat. It is a Mexican dish that is bursting with flavor and is perfect for a lunch or a light dinner dish.
Making these carnitas in the Instant Pot makes it a super simple and quick process which is perfect for those weeks when you have a packed schedule.
These are also great options to take to a potluck dinner with your friends. Although, you should make sure that you make some extra because these will be a hit with non-paleo people too.
There are so many delicious paleo-friendly recipes that can be made in an Instant Pot.
These are just 15 of the best recipes that we could find that can make your midweek meals a little easier without sacrificing taste, nutrition, and your paleo diet.
These recipes can also be used to inspire other dishes for you to add to your index of recipes that can satisfy your whole family.
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