Dinner on Whole30 doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming! Here are 15 easy Whole30 Instant Pot recipes that are delicious, family friendly, and perfect for any busy weeknight!

Photo collage of recipes that are Whole30 compliant and can be made in the Instant Pot.

I’m not sure when it happened, but September has kind of become the new January when it comes to people returning to their healthy habits or who are looking to start some new ones!  In fact, next to January, September is the biggest month that people hop on the Whole30 train and do a round to jump start a more balanced and healthy way of living!

Not doing a round of Whole30? These recipes will still be incredibly useful and inspiring to you! Whole30 recipes offer the promise of clean ingredients that are dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free….making them ideal for so many of you guys!

And since we are all about easy peasy and simple here in the TNN household, I naturally love to make Whole30 recipes IN my favorite time-saving kitchen contraption…my Instant Pot!  Here are some of the best, the yummiest, the easiest peasiest Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes for you to jump start a healthy fall. 

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli is going to be a busy weeknight dinner game changer for you. Made with ease and speed, this dish is full of flavor and made with nothing but squeaky clean ingredients to fuel you on! Paleo, dairy-free, gluten free and even a Whole30 option.
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Instant Pot Creamy Mushroom Chicken

This creamy mushroom chicken recipe is not only deliciously flavorful and creamy, but made entirely in your Instant Pot. Quick and easy. Plus, it is dairy-free, Paleo and Whole30.
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Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Hamburger Soup served in a big white bowl with a spoon inside and the Instant Pot blurred in the background

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Hamburger Soup {Paleo, Whole30}

Curling up with a warm bowl of this Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Hamburger Soup might be one of my favorite thing to do on a chilly winter night. Creamy, comforting, made from squeaky clean ingredients and veggie-loaded, this soup is a complete meal that your family is going to devour…and you are going to adore since you can make it in minutes in your handy dandy Instant Pot.
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Slow Cooker + Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chicken Curry

Super fast to make, veggie-loaded and full of warm flavors, Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Butternut Squash Chicken Curry is the perfect dinner any night of the week! Heavenly over cauliflower rice, jasmine rice or completely on its own, this dinner will dazzle your tastebud while saving you time in the kitchen.
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35-Minute Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes (Whole Sweet Potatoes)

No peeling! No chopping! Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes are such an easy and quick way to cook-up whole sweet potatoes. Fork tender, delicious, simple, and done in about 30 minutes—the perfect healthy vegetable side dish to any dinner.
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Overhead on the delicious Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Salmon served in a white plate with two lemons on the side

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Salmon (from frozen!)

This Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Salmon is going to rock your socks then! Wildly easy to throw together, super flavorful and cooked to perfections FROM FROZEN in your handy dandy IP….this going to be your new fast food!
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Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is quick, easy and so delicious. Made with just 3 ingredients, it is veggie-loaded with some added spinach and cooks up in just minutes. This pressure cooker chicken is the perfect weeknight meal that is also family friendly and healthy!
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Instant Pot Artichokes

Have you ever made Instant Pot Artichokes? It is my favorite way to make this delicious vegetable and cooking artichoke in your pressure cooker is easy!
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Instant Pot Garlic Herb Pulled Chicken in a light tray next to the Instant Pot and garlic cloves scattered around

Instant Pot Garlic Herb Pulled Chicken

Savory, flavorful and crazy simple to make, Instant Pot Garlic Herb Pulled Chicken is a serious staple around our house. Perfect for a quick no-muss-no-fuss dinner on a hectic weeknight.
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Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

This Butternut Squash Soup recipe is easy to make, creamy in texture, and full of warm fall flavors. Naturally gluten free, vegetarian and easily dairy-free, this cozy soup can be made in your slow cooker, Instant Pot, or on your stovetop and is perfect with a side of crusty bread or simple sandwich for a satisfying dinner that the whole family will love.
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Instant Pot Paleo Pumpkin Chili

This Instant Pot Paleo Pumpkin Chili is packed with flavor! Pumpkin, spices, vegetables and meat combine to make a hearty and satisfying meal. Gluten free, dairy-free and sure to be a hit with the family!
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Mashed Instant Pot Potatoes with Cauliflower

These Mashed Instant Pot Potatoes with Cauliflower are delicious, creamy and easy! You can get these mashed potatoes on the table in about 30 minutes! Plus, they’re a great way to get more cauliflower into your family's diet!
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Strawberry Beet Instant Pot Applesauce

This easy Strawberry Beet Instant Pot Applesauce is delicious, has no added sugar and gets its amazing color from beets! Kid-friendly and the perfect way to get veggies in at breakfast, lunch, snack or whenever!
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Veggie-Loaded Instant Pot Tomato Soup

This veggie-loaded Instant Pot Tomato Soup is easy to make in minutes and packed with goodness! Kid-friendly and can easily be made dairy-free and vegan, this is the perfect healthy soup to make for your family!
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Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Instant Pot Pulled Pork is simple, delicious, tender and drool-worthy.   Super flavorful, easy and hearty, this is going to be a new dinner staple. Whole30, Paleo, gluten free, dairy-free.
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Overhead on the delicious Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Salmon served in a white plate with two lemons on the side
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Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Salmon (from frozen!)

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
This Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Salmon is going to rock your socks then! Wildly easy to throw together, super flavorful and cooked to perfections FROM FROZEN in your handy dandy IP….this going to be your new fast food!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 1/2 pounds frozen salmon filets
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • fresh dill, basil, parsley or a mix, a few springs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste , or to taste (or 2 cloves garlic, minced)
  • 1/4 or to taste sea salt , or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, or melted coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • Pour water and lemon juice into your Instant Pot. Add fresh herbs to the water/lemon juice mixture and place steamer rack in Instant Pot.
  • Drizzle salmon with oil and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Sprinkle garlic powder over the salmon and place on the salmon in a single layer on the steamer rack in the Instant Pot. *
  • Layer lemon slices on top of the salmon.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, lock in place and turn the valve to sealing.
  • The use the Manual setting to cook on HIGH pressure for 7 minutes.*
  • It will take your Instant Pot about 10 minutes to get up to pressure. 
  • Once the time is up, switch the valve to venting to quick release the pressure.
  • Enjoy warm over a salad, with roasted veggies or any other way that you can dream up!

Notes

* If your salmon pieces are frozen together, run them under water until they are able to be separated. Stacking salmon might make it too thick to cook all the way through.
* If your salmon is thicker than 1 inch, consider adding an extra minute or two to the cook time.
* If your salmon is extra thin, consider reducing time by 1 minute
  • If the salmon is still not cooked all the way through once cook time is up (salmon cuts vary in shape and size), replace lid and let it sit in the hot IP for a few extra minutes to steam.
Calories: 379kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 46g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 125mg, Sodium: 136mg, Potassium: 1186mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 100IU, Vitamin C: 27mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 2mg