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15 Instant Pot Casserole Recipes

Easy and Comforting

by Kristen

Casseroles are the ultimate comfort food and are a great way to use leftovers and cook frugally for your family. Once I learned that I could cook an entire casserole in my Instant Pot using only one pan in a matter of minutes,  Instant Pot casseroles became a regular meal in our dinnertime rotation. 

There is nothing like a warm, comforting casserole after a long day.   If you come home with no dinner plans, making a quick casserole with your favorite flavors is easy by using your Instant Pot in under 30 minutes. It is easy to make pressure cooker casseroles using potatoes, rice, and noodles. Here is a collection of Instant Pot casserole recipes for which I am sure you have the ingredients in your pantry!

  • Many Instant Pot Casserole Recipes will call for you to layering your food in your Instant Pot. You will want to use the trivet that came with your Instant Pot or a vegetable steamer to separate layers.  

Pantry ingredients to keep on hand for “cooking off the cuff.” 

Some ingredients to keep on hand are:

Starches: egg noodles, brown rice, hash browns, potatoes, and pasta.

Protein: tuna, bacon, chicken breasts, chicken thighs, ground beef, turkey, ham, Italian sausage,

Vegetables: green beans, onions,  frozen mixed veggies,

Spices: garlic powder, salt, pepper, and your favorite seasonings.

Add-Ins: chicken broth, cream of mushroom soup,  cheddar cheese, sour cream, and your favorite sauce.

Equipment Needed 

Instant Pot or another kind of pressure cooker 

Vegetable Steamer for layering food

Instant Pot Ladle 

Origin of Casseroles 

Casseroles have been around longer than you might think! The word “casserole” is a French word that means ” saucepan.”  Early casseroles were pans of rice layered with meat and vegetables. Think lasagna, Greek Mousakka, and Shepherd’s Pie.   American “Hot Dish” became popular in the 19th century because casseroles were a very economical way of stretching meat and vegetables. There is no right way to make a casserole,  and I encourage you to use what you have on hand for these recipes.

Chicken Casserole

– this formula can be made with various flavors. All you do is add rice and dump the chicken, veggies, and flavors on top. You cook everything in the pot together using the rice setting.

Instant pot Tortellini Ham Casserole

Instant Pot Tuna Casserole

Instant Pot Shepherds Pie 

Instant Pot Creamy Gnocchi Casserole 

Instant Pot French Chicken Thighs Casserole 

Instant Pot Mexican Casserole

Instant Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff

Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Casserole

This is an easy meal, dump the ingredients in and pressure cook the entire thing together!

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Green bean c serole is a great side dish recipe. You can add chicken or beef to make it into a meal.

Instant Pot Loaded Potato Casserole

Instant Pot Turkey and Rice Casserole

Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole

Instant Pot Lasagna


You can store casserole leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.  You can warm up leftovers in the microwaveor in the oven.

Did you make any of these Instant Pot Casserole Recipes? I would love to hear how they turned out for you!  Please comment below this blog post or tag me on social media and let me know how your Instant Pot Casserole  turned out for you!  You can find me on Facebook,  Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

What is your favorite casserole to make in the Instant Pot?


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