Make cooking Easter dinner a breeze by making it in the Instant Pot! Here are 17 Instant Pot Easter Recipes that the entire family will love!
As I’ve shared before, I (like the rest of America!) am pretty obsessed with my Instant Pot. It’s completely changed the way I cook.
I’m constantly looking for ways to simplify my cooking by using the Instant Pot. So, why should Easter dinner be an exception?
Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to make your entire Easter dinner in the Instant Pot, and I have some delicious Instant Pot Easter recipes to try this year!
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Is an Instant Pot really worth it?
Before we get to these mouthwatering Instant Pot Easter recipes, are you wondering why you should use an Instant Pot pressure cooker?
The pitch that most people give is that pressure cooking cooks food much faster than other methods of cooking. However, the truth is that sometimes it does, but that’s not always the case.
So, if it’s not faster, why use it at all? Well, I LOVE it because it’s hands-off cooking, and it does save time overall.
For example, you could cook an entire chicken in about an hour inside your Instant Pot. Instead of standing next to the stove babysitting the food while it cooks, you can spend that hour:
- playing with your baby
- doing dishes
- getting ahead by making food for tomorrow
- working out
- watching Netflix (just being real!)
The Instant Pot is even MORE helpful when cooking a holiday meal because it takes away the pressure of needing to cook everything that day since you can premake and reheat items.
Also, it frees up your oven and stovetop for other things (if needed).
And the final (best) reason: it’s super tasty!
So, if you haven’t invested in an Instant Pot yet, do it. Today. Or ask for it for your birthday or Christmas because it will make your life easier!
Instant Pot Easter Recipes You Can’t Live Without
Check out these Instant Pot Easter recipes and try making them – Easter dinner will never be the same again. The whole family will still love Easter dinner, but you’ll love how super easy it was to make!
Every single recipe on this list is tried and true – and delicious!
1. Honey Baked Ham in the Instant Pot
Ham is one of the most common and traditional Easter recipes. As part of our own Easter tradition, we’ve usually celebrated with a delicious ham that my mom spends hours baking.
She’ll be excited to learn you can make it in the Instant Pot (I got her hooked!).
This sliced ham with a sweet honey-glazed sauce recipe from My Heart Beets is amazing. But don’t take my word for it! The ratings and recipe comments confirm it’s a winner.
Plus, the leftover ham (if you HAVE leftovers) is incredible!
2. Instant Pot Roasted Chicken
This is one Instant Pot Easter recipe that WILL save time! Making roasted chicken in the oven takes at least an hour, but this main dish only takes 30 minutes in the Instant Pot!
Not only will this Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken from Easy Chicken Recipes taste incredible, but it will look beautiful on your Easter table!
3. Pressure Cooker Leg of Lamb
This Instant Pot recipe makes a tender lamb leg roast that’s braised with rosemary, onion, garlic, and other seasonings. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a juicy and flavorful fall-apart leg of lamb.
Try this easy recipe from Simply Happy Foodie, and you won’t be disappointed!
4. Instant Pot Salmon
Have you ever thought about making salmon for your holiday dinner? If you’re looking for an alternative to red meat and chicken, salmon gets my vote. And it’s never been easier to make than it is in the pressure cooker.
This recipe from Four Score Living yields tender, flavorful salmon that is oh-so yum!
5. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Easter dinner is only complete if your mouthwatering main dish has a few delicious side dishes to accompany it!
If you tend to skip making mashed potatoes because they take SO long to boil and cook, this recipe from The Salty Marshmallow will have you making mashed potatoes for Easter, other holidays, and any day!
6. Instant Pot Potato Salad
With this dish from Kristine’s Kitchen, you don’t have to constantly check the potatoes or eggs on the stove to see if they’re ready. Instead, cook them at the same time for perfect creamy potato salad this Easter.
7. Instant Pot Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
Do you want a break from the classic potato side dishes? This year, skip the mashed potatoes in favor of one of the most delicious recipes for scalloped potatoes that I’ve ever had.
Simply Happy Foodie hit the ball out of the park with this cheese-filled crowd-pleaser that’s packed with flavor!
8. Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts
Can you say yum? Even if you think you don’t like Brussels sprouts, include them on your menu of Instant Pot Easter recipes because you’ll love these!
Cooked perfectly tender (in just 1 minute!) and seasoned with garlic, lemon, and parmesan, this recipe from Eating Instantly will complement everything else you have on your table!
9. Pressure Cooker Honey Ginger Carrots
Carrots are probably in my top three favorite veggie list, and these Instant Pot carrots from Inspiring NH Kids look amazing!
This dish takes two short minutes to cook in the Instant Pot. What’s more, (although I can’t guarantee it), I think these would do well frozen then reheated as you prepare other food.
10. Green Bean Casserole in the Instant Pot
Confession: I detest green beans. 😂 I won’t go into the long story about why, but there is a very traumatic childhood incident involved.
Suffice it to say it takes everything I have not to say, “yuck!”
But my husband loves them, so I include green bean casserole in holiday meals…just for him. That’s love. 🙂
Save your oven for something else and make this Green Bean Casserole from Shugary Sweets in the Instant Pot!
11. Instant Pot Green Beans
Ok, even I, the ultimate green bean hater, have to admit that these green beans deserve a spot at the Instant Pot Easter recipes table.
If you’re looking to skip the casserole this year, try these fresh green beans from Margin Making Mom. They’re easy to throw together AND super tasty (according to my green bean-loving husband).
12. Instant Pot Asparagus
If you’re anything like me, trying to steam vegetables on the stove results in one of two scenarios:
- super soggy, limp, overcooked veggies
- burned veggies
Eliminate either possibility by making seasonal steamed asparagus in your Instant Pot with this recipe from Cooking With Curls!
13. Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs for Easter Recipes
If you make just one of these Instant Pot Easter recipes this year, make hard-boiled eggs!
There are two reasons why your family needs them: you can dye them for Easter eggs (for the kids, of course) and then turn them into deviled eggs to eat!
Deviled eggs are an Easter classic that you can easily prepare the day before. This hard-boiled eggs recipe from Unsophisticook is super easy!
14. Instant Pot New York-Style Cheesecake
Finally, what better way to wrap up Easter dinner than with some desserts? No list of Instant Pot Easter recipes is complete without some sweet treats to round things out.
Did you know that you can make a cheesecake in the Instant Pot? It’s true, and it’s the perfect Easter dessert every time.
This creamy cheesecake from Pressure Cooker Recipes was tested 17 times to make sure it was absolute perfection, so you don’t have to worry if it will turn out well!
15. Instant Pot Mini Turtle Cheesecake Bites
Everything is cuter and more fun to eat when it’s small, right? If you’d rather do something bite-sized, try these Mini Turtle Cheesecake Bites from Made In A Pinch.
Add them to your dessert table and watch them disappear. They’re addictive and bursting with flavor, so you won’t be able to stop with just one!
16. Instant Pot Carrot Cake
Making cake in the Instant Pot may not seem like an obvious choice at first, but trust me… it’s amazing. And it doesn’t get any easier or more delicious than this sweet recipe from Domestic Superhero.
17. Instant Pot Banana Pudding
I’m rounding out the desserts selection with a crowd-pleasing classic: banana pudding. This sweet recipe from 365 Days of Slow + Pressure Cooking will feed the entire family and have everyone begging for more!
Top it with some homemade whipped cream for one of the easiest recipes you can make.
Try Making Instant Pot Easter Recipes for This Easter Dinner
I hope you found some amazing pressure cooker Easter recipes that you can’t wait to try making yourself!
This year, I encourage you to fill your dinner table with Instant Pot Easter recipes and prepare to be amazed at the difference it makes as you prepare dishes for the holidays.
Whatever you do this Easter, I hope you eat well and enjoy time spent with friends and family! (rather than spending all your time in the kitchen 🙂)
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PS- Interested in learning more about why I’m so obsessed with the Instant Pot? Check out this post about how I stockpiled 100 freezer meals while I was pregnant. Yes, 100.