Nutrition

Eight Healthy Instant Pot Recipes Perfect for Summer

Make everything from burrito bowls to summer soups in this convenient appliance.


It seems to be more common that the Crock Pot or Instant Pot are used in the winter to create cozy comfort meals. But if you think about it, it actually makes sense to utilize these appliances in the summertime as well.

Avoid turning the stove on during these warm months with these healthy summer instant pot recipes. Each one uses summer flavors or summer ingredients, such as peaches, corn, and fresh fish and will be ready in no time at all.

1. Instant Pot Corn Chowder with Bacon
Via Crunchy Creamy Sweet 

Make use of sweet summer corn with this chowder recipe. If you’re vegetarian, feel free to leave out the bacon and add in some beans or another vegetable if desired.

2. Instant Pot Vegan Quinoa Burrito Bowls
Via Detoxinista 

This easy recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make and contains beans and quinoa as the main source of protein. Top the burrito bowls with avocado, cilantro, salsa, red cabbage, or any other toppings you want.

3. Instant Pot Summer Soup
Via Pinch of Yum 

This summer soup is a great way to use summer vegetables from the farmer’s market, such as zucchini, carrots, and corn. When cooking on high pressure, don’t add the zucchini and corn or they’ll get too soft—wait to add them in after.

4. Instant Pot Shrimp Boil
Via The Foodie Eats 

Sausage, corn, potatoes, and shrimp come together in this simple shrimp boil recipe. The spice combination for this boil emphasizes summer, with flavors similar to Old Bay and BBQ.

5. Instant Pot Chili Verde
Via Beauty and the Foodie 

This salsa verde pork is great by itself or in tacos or a burrito bowl. To keep the meat moist, add the shredded pork back to the pot and stir with the sauce.

6. Instant Pot Brazilian Fish Stew
Via Savory Tooth 

White fish, coconut milk, vegetables, and spices make up this hearty stew. This stew often tastes better the next day, once all the flavors have had time to marinate together.

7. Instant Pot Peach Chicken & Basil
Via Real Food Whole Life

This sweet summer fruit gets a savory twist in this healthy dinner. Serve the chicken with quinoa or brown rice and a fresh salad or some seasonal vegetables.

8. Instant Pot Country Style Ribs
Via The Salty Marshmallow

No grill is required to make this cookout classic. The dry rub for these ribs is made with spice you probably have at home, such as garlic, cumin, and onion powder.