17 Instant Pot Side Dishes (Easy & Healthy)
Find the very best easy and healthy Instant Pot side dishes in this recipe round-up. All of these recipes are gluten-free using real food ingredients.
Healthy Side Dishes
No matter what type of diet you’re on, if you’re looking for real food, easy side dishes, then you are in the right place. The Instant Pot is particularly great for making side dishes, as you can set it and forget it.
If you haven’t yet jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon, I recommend getting a 6-quart Duo. In my opinion, this is the easiest model for getting started. You might also want to check out my post on how to use the Instant Pot.
As with any Instant Pot dish, you always need 1 cup of liquid to make sure the pot can come up to pressure. That’s because a pressure cooker works by trapping the steam made by heating up the liquid. So, even when you are making a side dish, it’s important to have liquid which can come from water, broth, canned tomatoes, or other liquid ingredients.
Most recipes are written for a 6-quart Instant Pot, but can be adapted to using the 3-quart. It might take some tinkering. You can start by cutting the ingredients in half. Just always remember to include 1 cup of liquid to ensure your pot comes up to pressure.
Now, let’s get to the round-up of the 17 best Instant Pot side dishes! Whether you’re going to a potluck, barbecue, or a holiday gathering, there is certainly a recipe here that will make your cooking easier.
You’re going to love how easy it is to make red potatoes in the pressure cooker. They get cooked perfectly and are an easy, healthy side dish.
Cooking artichokes has never been easier than using the pressure cooker. They turn out tender and sooooo delicious.
Even kids will eat this healthy carrot side dish that has just a few simple ingredients.
Everyone loves these delcicious, tender baked potatoes that get cooked perfectly in the pressure cooker. Serve them with your favorite toppings.
This is a low-carb version of mashed potatoes, but using cauliflower instead! This healthy side dish is full of fiber and flavor.
Making mashed potatoes has never been easier. This recipe is perfect for holidays, or any special occasion when you want a batch of mashed potatoes.
You’re going to love this easy recipe for Mashed Sweet Potatoes that is both paleo and vegan diet friendly.
Everyone needs this easy recipe in their back pocket. This pressure cooker rice is such an easy side dish. And, the rice is so fluffy!
Making cooked beets has never been easier. This mess-free method is so great. And, cooked beets are absolutely delicious!
Make a big batch of sweet potatoes in your pressure cooker. This is the easiest method for cooking them.
Cooked butternut squash is a great healthy side dish.
Don’t wait for St. Patrick’s Day to make cook cabbage. This is a great healthy side dish.
This rice dish goes with almonst any main dish. It’s flavorful and easy to make.
Here’s another easy rice dish you can make in your pressure cooker.
This Instant Pot Potato Salad is a summertime favorite. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
Cranberry relish is a great side dish to enjoy all year round.
You don’t have to wait until the fall holidays to make this super easy Candied Yams recipe. It’s a healthy version that can be served with any main dish. This recipe is naturally vegan, low-fat, and gluten-free.
Whether you’re meal prepping for the week or you’re cooking side dishes for Sunday dinner, you should have plenty of recipes to choose from. I think you’ll find that a pressure cooker cuts down on the work, but still produces side dishes that are healthy, easy, and delicious!
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