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20 Instant Pot Dinners Under $10.00

by Kristen

You can save loads of money by cooking at home as much as possible!  I love using my Instant Pot for time-saving recipes that usually take hours in a slow cooker or twice the time to make on the stove or in the oven.   When you cook dinner in your Instant Pot, the cooking is done for you while you are mostly liberated from your kitchen.   Grocery prices are sky-high right now, but here is a collection of dinners you can make using inexpensive, simple ingredients.  Here is the best collection of Budget-Friendly, kid-friendly recipes to make for your family this week!  

Pantry Ingredients to keep on hand

noodles, canned tomatoes, beans, canned vegetables, rice, potatoes, carrots, spices, and onion

Ingredients to keep in your freezer

ground beef, chicken breast, chicken thighs, frozen vegetables, frozen tortellini, broth

Creamy Tortellini with Ham and Peas

Pasta cooks up in the Instant Pot in no time flat! Your kids will love this Instant Pot Recipe!  All you need is dried tortellini, peas, and chopped up ham lunchmeat!

Honey Butter Chicken Thighs

This entire dish is all made in one pot!  I love cooking the potatoes and vegetables all in one pot with the chicken.

Maple Dijon Beef Tips

Your family will go crazy over this stew meat supper made with a sweet maple dijon sauce!   This entire meat is cooked in the pressure cooker together!


Ground Pork Chili 

I often get ground pork for less than $3.00 a pound at my local grocery store.  A steaming hot bowl of this Instant Pot Chili will be sure to please the whole family!  I like to garnish mine with sour cream and a bit of cheese!  All you need for this recipe are some beans and tomatoes from the pantry, along with ground pork and a little onion.

Lemon Asparagus Risotto 

Here is an Instant Pot meatloess meal, where you wont miss the meat! Promise!  You will love the flavor of the Parmesan cheese, lemon and garden asparagus!  You can always sub broccoli in this meal as well.

Stew Meat French Dip Sandwiches

Cooking tougher cuts of meat, like stew meat in your Instant Pot turn those cuts of meat super luscious and tender!  Who knew that beef sandwiches could be included in this round up of cheap Instant Pot recipes!

Large Batch BBQ Chicken Drumsticks 

Chicken drumsticks are super inexpensive!  When you make these large batch Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks, you will have enough for more than one meal!  You can round out your meal with a side salad and toasted bread.  You could also try this recipe with a whole chicken, but you would want to adjust the cooking time.

Ground Beef Gyros

All you need for this recipe is a pound of ground beef, flatbreads, and a few vegetables.  This ground beef is cooked with garlic, onion and Greek spices, and tastes super flavorful!  A simple salad would make a great side dish!

French Inspired Chicken Thighs

Classic French Flavors are often super simple and inexpensive!  In my opinion, chicken thighs are the tastiest cut of meat for the price.  Thie entire meal is cooked together in the nick of time!

Supreme Pizza Chicken 

If you are watching your carbs, you should try building your pizza on top of chicken breasts!  This pizza is topped with sausage, pepperoni, peppers, and cheese!

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs 

I love making Spaghetti in my Instant Pot because it cooks so quickly and my kids always love it!

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Did you know you could make Homemade Macaroni and Cheese in less time than you can make the boxed stuff on the stove?  All you need is noodles, the appropriate liquids, butter and cheese!

Instant Pot Crack Chicken 

This Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe is incredibly creamy, cheesy, and full of delicious bacon. It’s definitely a family-friendly dinner. 

Instant Pot Burrito Bowls 

These delicious instant pot burrito bowls are healthy, simple and budget friendly. Even better is this recipe makes 6-8 servings so it stretches a long way.

Instant Pot Fried Rice 

Instant Pot Fried Rice recipe is a quick, easy and super tasty way to use up leftovers. Skip the takeout and whip up a batch of this delicious fried rice in Instant Pot instead!

Instant Pot 15 Bean Soup 

This 15 bean soup makes a perfect hearty meal when you are craving for some comfort food. It is vegan, gluten-free and made in the instant pot without soaking the beans

Instant Pot Chili Mac 

Instant Pot chili mac is a family and kid favorite meal that is super cheap. tons of flavor and a one pot meal that is great with or without cheese on top.

Instant Pot Irish Chicken Stew

This hearty Dump and Start Instant Pot Chicken Stew recipe is full of pantry staples and super quick to make thanks to the InstantPot.

Turkey Parmeasn Meatloaf 

This Turkey Meatloaf is mouthwatering meal that is budget-friendly!  If you have leftovers, I suggest making sandwiches or serving this with mashed potatoes!

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

It’s hearty, filling, and downright delicious. This instant pot chicken and dumplings features potatoes and carrots – it’s the only meal you need to keep you full on a budget! 

If you are looking for yet more budget-friendly recipes, check out:

Chicken Thigh Recipes to make in your Insant Pot 

Stew Meat Recipes to make in your Instant Pot 

Slow Cooker Recipes to make for less than $10.00

I would love to hear if you made any of these Instant Pot Recipes!  Please comment below this post or tag me on social media and let me know how they work out for you!  You can also tag me on social media.  You can find me on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.



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