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Cheap and Easy Instant Pot Recipes

Your family will love these cheap and easy Instant Pot recipes! Make dinner a breeze with these 15 quick and tasty Instant Pot recipes!


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Making Cheap and Easy Instant Pot Recipes

One thing I love about the Instant Pot is that you do not have to be a great cook to make great meals with your Instant Pot! With many Instant Pot recipes, you can just set it and forget it.

Another great benefit of the Instant Pot is that they can be a really affordable kitchen appliance, especially if you get them on sale! And with your Instant Pot you can make so many tasty and budget-friendly meals! 

These cheap and easy Instant Pot recipes are perfect for dinner after work and school or for an easy meal on a busy Saturday or Sunday evening!


Preparing Cheap and Easy Instant Pot Recipes!

If you want to simplify your meal preparation (and possibly cut down on the number of gadgets you have in your kitchen!), consider getting an Instant Pot if you do not already have one (or look into replacing your old one if you need to).

We just got one of these last year, and they are so convenient! I love ours! Click on the image below to learn more about this budget-friendly Instant Pot!

Make Your Cheap and Easy Instant Pot Meals Even Cheaper!

One of the easiest ways to save money on groceries so that you can prepare inexpensive Instant Pot meals and other meals is to use money-saving apps! My favorite FREE grocery money-saving app is Ibotta.

I’ve been a member of Ibotta for years, and they are a fun and easy way to save money whenever you shop! With the free Ibotta app, you earn cash back on purchases you make every day from your favorite grocery and other stores such as Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Dollar Tree, Sam’s Club, Amazon, and many, many more! With the easy-to-use Ibotta app you can get cash back when you shop not only for groceries but also for clothing, home improvement supplies, travel services, and more!

I can even use Ibotta at several of our smaller, local grocery stores, which I love!

Signing up takes just a minute, and then you can start to save money whenever and wherever you shop, at physical stores and online! Sign up for your free Ibotta account here!

15 Cheap and Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Families

Below are 15 cheap and easy Instant Pot recipes that your whole family will love! Get dinner on the table in no time with these quick and simple Instant Pot recipes!


1. Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice

This first cheap and easy Instant Pot recipe is cheesy, pleasy, and delicious. It is a great one-pot comfort food that serves 6, so you will have plenty to feed the family and have some for leftovers for lunch the next day, too! Get this Instant Pot cheesy chicken, broccoli, and rice recipe here.


2. Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

This is another cheap, easy and delicious chicken casserole recipe. It has the great flavor of chicken pot pie, but it is quicker and easier. 🙂 You can find directions for how to make this Instant Pot chicken pot pie casserole here.


3. Instant Pot Chicken Enchiladas

These creamy chicken enchiladas are delicious and a cinch to make thanks to the Intant Pot. The chicken and homemade enchilada sauce are prepared in the Instant Pot, and then after assembling the enchiladas they are baked in the oven for just 20 minutes. You can get this Instant Pot chicken enchiladas recipe here.


4. Easy Instant Pot Hamburger Stroganoff

Stroganoff is another awesome comfort food, and this simple recipe lets you do it all in your Instant Pot! Because it uses ground beef, this stroganoff is easier and cheaper to make than many other stroganoff recipes that call for steak or stew beef or other types of more expensive beef. Get this easy Instant Pot hamburger noodle stroganoff recipe here.


5. Instant Pot Chili

This chili is another super cheap and easy Instant Pot recipe. With this recipe you get a flavorful blend of beans, hamburger, tomatoes, and spices. And all that awesome homemade hearty, flavorful goodness is ready in just over 30 minutes! Find this easy Instant Pot chili recipe here.

6. Instant Pot Barbcue Meatballs

If you love barbecue meatballs, you will love this recipe! Get homemade (from scratch!) barbecue meatballs in your Instant Pot in just over 30 minutes, from initial craving to on your dinner plate! 🙂

Get the Instant Pot barbecue meatballs recipe here.


7. Instant Pot Cheesy Potatoes

If you love cheesy potatoes (funeral potatoes), you are going to love making them in your Instant Pot, where you can cut down the prep time to just 25 minutes! This dish is often considered a side dish, but in our family, we add chopped ham to it, change the name to “yummy potatoes” (becuase funeral potatoes is kind of an unfortunate name, right?!), and give it the main-dish love it deserves! Just add the precooked chopped ham when you add the potatoes.

Get this yummy, cheesy, cheap and easy Instant Pot cheesy potatoes recipe here.


8. Instant Pot Goulash

This is bound to be a family favorite if you have not tried it already! And because it is ready in less than 15 minutes and is made of virtually all ingredients that are easy to keep on hand, this is a perfect last-minute recipe, as well! Find this cheap and easy Instant Pot goulash recipe here.


9. Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna

I love this Instant Pot lazy lasagna recipe from Meal Plan Addict because it is easier (and so much quicker) than traditional lasagna baked in the oven! And it is even much easier than other Instant Pot lasagna recipes. You get all the same tasty lasagna goodness without the work! And even better? This recipe is ready in less than 10 minutes, total prep time! Now that, my friends, is a win! (If you do not have mafalda noodles, no worries! Just use your favorite pasta noodles, or whatever noodles you have on hand, instead!)

Get this Instant Pot lazy lasagna recipe here.


10. Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta

I admit that I may have a slight love affair with creamy chicken recipes. 🙂 I love that chicken is both pretty cheap and also good for you (not to mention it makes delicious dishes, of course)! For this Instant Pot creamy chicken pasta recipe, you probably have all of these ingredients on hand, so it is another great quick, last-minute Instant Pot recipe. (If you do not have heavy cream on hand or do not want to spend the money to buy heavy cream, no worries! You can substitute milk, instead, and just let the dish thicken for a little longer.) Find this Instant Pot creamy chicken pasta recipe here.

11. Homemade Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

This is one of my favorite comfort foods! It is so perfect for a cold and wintry day (or any day!). And this recipes also includes 5 awesome variations to the standard mac and cheese (like bacon mac and cheese, pizza mac and cheese, and cheeseburger mac and cheese!).

Get this homemade Instant Pot macaroni and cheese recipe here!


12. Instant Pot Pulled Chicken Tacos

Your family will love these tasty chicken tacos! If you prefer to make your dishes a little less spicy (like me!), then you can reduce or omit the crushed red pepper and hot sauce. Find this Instant Pot pulled chicken tacos recipe here.


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13. Instant Pot Chicken and Noodles

This is another great cheap and easy Instant Pot recipe! Try this awesome alternative to traditional chicken noodle soup. It is hearty and tasty and perfect on a cold day!

Get this yummy Instant Pot chicken and noodles recipe here.


14. Instant Pot Pizza Pasta

If you love pizza (and what family doesn’t?!), then you have to try this cheap and easy Instant Pot recipe! To make this meal even more budget friendly omit the Italian sausage or replace it with regular sausage (that you get on sale :)) or another less expensive meat.

Find this awesome Instant Pot pizza pasta recipe here.

15. Instant Pot Hamburger Stroganoff

This is another tasty Instant Pot hamburger stroganoff recipe. If your  family loves hamburger stroganoff like we do, then you are going to love this easy easy and cheap Instant Pot recipe! This dish is creamy and tasty and takes only 10 minutes to prepare! Triple win!

Find this Instant Pot hamburger stroganoff recipe here!


These 15 cheap and easy Instant Pot recipes will help you to get dinner on the table fast on those crazy busy days! And they will let you make tasty but inexpensive meals while you do it!

Feed your family quick, delicious, inexpensive Instant Pot meals with these simple and budget-friendly Instant Pot recipes!


What are your favorite go-to cheap and easy Instant Pot recipes? I would love to hear your ideas! Leave a comment below and let me know!


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