15 Vegan Instant Pot Recipes to Make This Winter

A roundup of 15 hearty vegan Instant Pot recipes to make when it’s cold outside. Whether you want a comforting bowl of soup, a spicy curry, or a hearty risotto, this list has you covered.

This list of will become a go-to resource whether you’re an Instant Pot novice or a veteran!

Since the Instant Pot is one of the most commonly given gifts at Christmas AND since there’s always a strong interest in eating plant-based at the beginning of the year, I decided to round up 15 Vegan Instant Pot Recipes to Make This Winter! All of these recipes are 100% vegan yet hearty, satisfying, and packed with flavor.

1. Instant Pot Jackfruit Sweet Potato Curry

Instant Pot Jackfruit Curry

An easy vegan Instant Pot curry that is bursting with flavor! Made with warm and aromatic Indian spices, jackfruit, sweet potatoes, and coconut milk, this Instant Pot curry is both vegan and Paleo and incredibly creamy! Plus, it's quick to make and perfect for those busy weeknights.
Check out this recipe
Instant Pot Jackfruit Curry

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Gail says, “This was OUTSTANDING… It has amazing authentic flavor. It was my first recipe from this website and I’ve seen a ton more I’ll definitely try. YUM and THANKS!”
  • Blog reader Diane says “My husband and I aren’t vegan but son and partner are. I’ve never had jackfruit before either so felt it was all a bit risky. I needn’t have worried, this was absolutely delicious! We all loved it.”

2. Instant Pot Vegan Lasagna

Vegan Instant Pot Lasagna (from The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook)

If lasagna is your ultimate comfort food, you need to try this easy Instant Pot Vegan Lasagna! With no-boil noodles and a "bake" time of just 20 minutes, it's a quick and easy alternative to traditional lasagna. And with an addictively rich yet healthy homemade ricotta, it'll become your new favorite lasagna recipe.
Check out this recipe
Vegan Instant Pot Lasagna on white plate

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Stacy says, “Made this and it is DELICIOUS! The tofu ricotta is AMAZING…I will make this even alone and use it on sandwiches, it’s that flavorful!”

  • Blog reader Andrea says, “I have made this twice now and it is incredible. Husband loved it and I would make it for company. Thank you.

A recipe from my cookbook, The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook (page 205).

Vegan Instant Pot Lasagna on white plate

3. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Lentil Curry

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Lentil Curry

With just a few minutes of hands-on cooking, this Instant Pot Butternut Squash Lentil Curry will become your go-to for weeknight meals. It’s hearty, healthy comfort food at its finest (and easiest).
Check out this recipe
butternut squash lentil curry with Indian spices, cilantro, lime, and rice

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Lindsay says, “We made this for dinner and it was sooooo rich and creamy! So flavorful and the right amount of heat..”

  • Blog reader Amy says, “My boyfriend and I are doing your Instagram vegan challenge and we made this recipe and we both loved it so much. We aren’t vegan but try to eat as many veg meals as possible and this one is our new favorite!”
butternut squash lentil curry with Indian spices, cilantro, lime, and rice

4. Instant Pot Wild Rice Mushroom Soup

Instant Pot Wild Rice Mushroom Soup (Vegan)

A creamy, protein-packed Vegan Wild Rice Mushroom Soup made in the Instant Pot! It’s made with a fraction of the effort as traditional wild rice soup, gets a protein helping hand from white beans, and is 100% creamy yet 100% dairy-free.
Check out this recipe
Instant Pot Wild Rice Mushroom Soup (Vegan)

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader SH says “This soup is a big hit at my home and a great way to get my hubby to enjoy a vegan meal.”

  • Blog reader Becky says “ I just made this soup in my instant pot and it is fabulous!!! I gave it a squeeze of fresh lemon juice before serving which added a nice bright note.”

Instant Pot Wild Rice Mushroom Soup (Vegan)

5. Instant Pot Vegan Pho

Instant Pot Vegan Pho

A plant-based and Instant Pot spin on pho, an incredibly delicious Vietnamese noodle soup. With the magic of the Instant Pot, you get the umami and depth of flavor of traditional pho in a fraction of the time.
Check out this recipe
Instant Pot Vegan Pho (from The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook)

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Christina says “I made this tonight and the broth was sooooooo good! Like actually amazing, and pretty easy to make (thanks Instant Pot!)

A recipe from my cookbook, The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook (page 257).

6. Instant Pot Pumpkin Lasagna Soup

Vegan Instant Pot Pumpkin Lasagna Soup

Lasagna meets fall pumpkin flavors in this Instant Pot Pumpkin Lasagna Soup. If you love easy Instant Pot soups, this cold weather comfort food is the perfect vegan dinner to make!
Check out this recipe
Vegan Instant Pot Pumpkin Lasagna Soup

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Laura says, “This is probably the best recipe I’ve ever made. It is sooo delicious and comforting.”

  • Blog reader Tenli says, “This soup was amazing! Super easy and so flavorful. Love the combination of pumpkin, coconut milk and garlic. Next time I would add more liquid as it got very thick. Great recipe!

  • Blog reader Amy says, “Really good, comforting recipe :) perfect for a chilly day. Thanks!

  • Blog reader Erin says, “I love this recipe so much! It’s so comforting and I always keep a can of pumpkin in the house now for when I want to make it :)

Vegan Instant Pot Pumpkin Lasagna Soup

7. Instant Pot White Bean Quinoa Chili

Instant Pot Vegan White Bean Quinoa Chili

This vegan Instant Pot White Bean Quinoa Chili is easy, quick to make (a 6-minute cook time in the Instant Pot), and perfect for weeknight meals. Plus it's hearty and cozy yet healthy, vegan, and gluten-free.
Check out this recipe
Instant Pot Vegan White Bean Quinoa Chili

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Kelly says “I made this for the second time tonight and I liked it even more the second time around. The texture of the corn really stands out against the softness of the beans and quinoa and the flavor from the cloves come thru nicely without being overwhelming.”

  • Blog reader Laura says “Made this today, was really good! Thank you for the great recipe!”

Instant Pot Vegan White Bean Quinoa Chili

8. Instant Pot Chana Masala

Vegan Instant Pot Chana Masala

This vegan Instant Pot Chana Masala is packed with authentic Indian flavor and rivals any restaurant dish, but is easy and quick to make. Stovetop instructions included.
Check out this recipe
Vegan Instant Pot Chana Masala
  • Youtube viewer Peggy says “The best cm [chana masala I have ever had! Thanks so much!”

  • Youtube viewer Kelsie says “ Wow. This recipe is beyond words perfect 👌🏻 YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!!! Thank you so much for making my dinner tonight amazing!!!”

  • Blog reader Jordan says ”This was the first meal I made in my Instant Pot and I’m so happy with how it turned out. Such a delicious homemade curry- I couldn’t believe I made it!

Vegan Instant Pot Chana Masala

9. Instant Pot Vegan Farro Risotto

Instant Pot Vegan Farro Risotto with Saucy Cherry Tomatoes

Risotto is one of my all-time favorite foods, but I’m always looking for ways to offer more nourishing alternatives to comfort-food favorites. This version uses whole-grain farro instead of white rice and gets its creaminess from a cheesy white bean puree.
Check out this recipe
Instant Pot Farro Risotto

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Shelby says, “Another hit! You can’t go wrong with absolutely any of your recipes. Everything I make from you instantly goes to my favourites list but this one just might top it all! So so so yummy and so flavourful, I could eat this every night.

  • Blog reader Karisa says, “wow wow wow! This may have been one of the most flavorful things I have ever eaten! Easily adaptable to be made oil free and to adapt based on the herbs you have on hand! Such a hearty, nourishing recipe! Thank you!

  • Blog reader Emily says, “I just made this and it was DELICIOUS! My boyfriend loved it. I will be making this again. Thanks for another great recipe!

Instant Pot Farro Risotto

10. Instant Pot Spiced Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup

Instant Pot Spiced Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup

A creamy Indian-spiced soup that’s naturally creamy from red lentils and sweet potatoes, and made super simple thanks to the Instant Pot. With warming spices like garam masala and turmeric, this is a healthy yet hearty meal that’ll give you all the cozy vibes.
Check out this recipe
Indian-spiced red lentil sweet potato soup with bread

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Susan says, “Thank you for the recipe! I just got my instant pot yesterday and this was the first recipe I made with it, and it turned out great.”

  • Blog reader Heather says, “Nisha, this is delicious! It was the first time I have used my instant pot because the idea of pressure cooking scares me. But I am converted! Probably one of the best meals I have ever made.

  • Blog reader Jackie says, “I made this tonight and it was absolutely. I added a couple handfuls of spinach because I love greens in everything. Thank you for such a great recipe.

  • Blog reader Maneesha says, “Hi Nisha! What a wonderful recipe! I made this last night and added chopped kale – LOVED IT!!

11. Vegan Instant Pot White Bean Stew

Vegan Instant Pot White Bean Stew

A dump-and-go Instant Pot recipe that couldn’t be simpler! This Instant Pot White Bean Stew is healthy, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free and has no added oil. And it comes together with zero hands-on cooking!
Check out this recipe
Vegan Instant Pot White Bean Stew

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Kallie says, “This is THE BEST bean soup i’ve ever had. I have shared it with all my friends. Thank you so so much!

  • Blog reader Nina says, “I’ve tried many dump and go instant pot recipes because they’re so easy but they’re usually a little lacking in flavor. Not so with this recipe! Thank you!

  • Blog reader Judy says, “Followed the recipe and added a chopped carrot and 1 c diced eggplant. It was delicious!

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12. Instant Pot Lentil and Cabbage Soup

Vegan Instant Pot Lentil and Cabbage Soup

An easy, budget-friendly lentil and cabbage soup made in the Instant Pot. Made with everyday, affordable ingredients you might already have in your pantry), this is a hearty and easy soup that’s perfect for meal prep and easy, quick dinners.
Check out this recipe
Vegan Instant Pot Lentil and Cabbage Soup

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Julianne says, “I just had to write a review that this recipe is fantastic! And so simple to make with ingredients we always have at home! My husband, 4 year old, 1 year old and I devoured the whole batch in one sitting.”

  • Blog reader Christian says, “I made this tonight as a meal prep for lunches next week. It is soooo good!! I added one large russet potato and used 2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes.

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13. Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Soup

Instant Pot Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Soup

A dump-and-go Instant Pot recipe that’s perfect for busy weeknights. This Instant Pot Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Soup is made with wholesome ingredients like red lentils and sweet potatoes and is incredibly creamy and aromatic. Vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free.
Check out this recipe
Instant Pot Thai Red Curry Sweet Potato Soup

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Amy says, “This was the best soup I’ve had in a while!! At the end I used the immersion blender to make it more creamy, still left some tender sweet potato chunks.”

  • Blog reader Jo says, “Hi Nisha, I love this recipe so much. I love how it is a dump and go and adore red curry flavours!! This recipe is bursting with flavour and healthy goodness all round.

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14. Instant Pot Pear and Date Spiced Oatmeal

Instant Pot Pear and Date Spiced Oatmeal

This Instant Pot Oatmeal is healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened with dates and pears. But you would never know it's healthy because it's so comforting! Easy to make and perfect for meal prep! 
Check out this recipe
Instant Pot Pear and Date Spiced Oatmeal

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Alexandra says, “I have lost count how many times I have made this recipe, especially in the winter months! I make a batch on Sundays and then warm up individual portions in the morning for breakfast. Perfect!”

  • Blog reader K says, “This recipe is perfect! The texture and thickness of the oatmeal is perfect for adding some plant milk on top of my bowl of oats. This is the first time I haven’t wanted to add extra sugar to my oats too!

15. Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Cauliflower Dip

This Instant Pot Cheesy Buffalo Cauliflower Dip is a must-make for the Super Bowl, but also for any game day, picnic, or potluck! It’s spicy, cheesy, and creamy, and you’d never guess it’s healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free! Plus, it’s made with just 10 ingredients and everything gets dumped in the Instant Pot! *includes stovetop instructions*
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dipping tortilla chip into a bowl of cheesy buffalo cauliflower dip

What people are saying about this recipe

  • Blog reader Briana says, “Loveeee this recipe! I have made it three times already. I’ve substituted the white beans for chickpeas at times and while it’s not as smooth, it’s still delicious!! My favorite part is how quick and easy it is to make.”

  • Blog reader Ashley says, “We are obsessed with this dip. Looking to incorporate more vegan foods into our diet and this is a great way to do it. Freezes great, btw.”

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1 comment on 15 Vegan Instant Pot Recipes to Make This Winter

  1. Arefeh Behbakht

    Hello from Sweden Nisha!

    First of all, thank you for a very lovely youtube channel and also a very nice blog <3 you are such a big inspiration!

    I got myself a Crock Pot Express Multicooker some days ago (they didn't have an Instant Pot at the store where my gift voucher was from) and I'm wondering if your awesome instant recipes work on that cooker as well? And if yes, do I need to do some changes in the recipe or can I use them like they way they are?

    Lot's of love from Arefeh and Shadi the Havanese dog :D

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