8 Amazing Vegan Instapot Recipes (for when you have no time)

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Are you busy? Like, REALLY busy? Like “picking up takeout is a nice dinner” busy?

I get it!

Most people I know I hardly have time to eat let alone cook a two hour dinner! Nowadays meals have to have a prep time of less than ten minutes or they just don’t happen.



(crowd cheering noise)

When the instapot came out on the scene it changed my life!!! I wasn’t a believer at first. I received my insta for Christmas and thought, oh boy another kitchen gadget to gather dust. I have never been so wrong in my whole life. I mean it can cook a whole potato in 4 minutes!


Here are the best instapot vegan recipes for those days where all you have is 10 minutes to cook a healthy delicious meal. You’re welcome 🙂

Who knew you could be a pro vegan meal planner?

Instapot Vegan Pad Thai by Fit Foodie Finds

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This recipe has everything you need for a great flavorful dinner in such a quick time! This will for sure be a family favorite with all of the fresh veggies and delicious pad Thai sauce. And with 16 grams of plant based protein per serving it is a home run.

Makes 4 cups. Serving Size: 1 cup, Calories: 500, Sugar: 5 g, Fat: 21 grams, Carbohydrates: 61 grams, Fiber: 6 grams, Protein: 16 grams

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Maple Bourbon Sweet Potato Instant Pot Chili by My Darling Vegan

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The addition of sweet potatoes in this chili is genius, it gives it a heartier flavor. Plus the bourbon will add a bit of a kick at the end of each bite! Even your carnivore friends will love this vegan chili.

Makes 4 cups. Serving Size: 1 cup, Calories: 239, Sugar:13 g, Fat: 4 grams, Carbohydrates: 40 grams, Fiber: 5 grams, Protein: 3 grams, sodium: 597 mg

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Vegan Potato Corn Chowder by Veggies Save The Day

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Oh my goodness. This soup is simply to die for. Perfect for a cold night where all you want is a hearty soup. Comfort in a bowl my friend.


Makes 6 cups. Serving Size: 1 cup, Calories: 234, Sugar: 4 g, Fat: 5 grams, Carbohydrates: 44 grams, Fiber: 6 grams, Protein: 8 grams

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Instant Pot Lasagna Soup | Vegan Lasagna Soup by Vegan Richa

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Lasagna is a crowd favorite and honestly when I went vegan I wasn’t sure how I was ever going to find something to replace it. Insert this Recipe!!!! With all of the amazing blends of flavors this is a perfect vegan lasagna.

Makes 3 cups. Serving Size: 1 cup, Calories: 327, Sugar: 9 grams, Fat: 3 grams, Carbohydrates: 61 grams, Fiber: 6 grams, Protein: 14.5 grams

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Instant Pot Tomato Soup by A Virtual Vegan

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Let’s face it, sometimes you just want to have that grilled cheese and tomato soup dinner your mom used to make. Well look no further! Add some Daiya Shredded Cheese to bread and cook it while you make this SUPER SIMPLE tomato soup recipe. Mmm mmm good.

Makes 11 cups. Serving size: 1 cup, Calories: 90, Sugar: 6 g, Fat: 3 grams, Carbohydrates: 11 grams, Fiber: 3 grams, Protein: 4 grams

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Burrito bowls from Delish Knowledge

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Another food I mourned when turning vegan was Mexican! What could ever take the place of the beloved chipotle burrito? Look no further my Mexican cuisine loving friends…

Makes 4. Serving size: ¼ , Calories: 332, Sugar: 8g, Fat: 11 grams, Carbohydrates: 43 grams, Fiber: 11 grams, Protein: 11 grams

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Quinoa Enchiladas by Delish Knowledge

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Okay so these are a prep time of 12 minutes which is 2 minutes over the 10 minute max but believe me, with all of the amazing spices in this recipe it is worth the extra 2 minutes!

Makes 6. Serving size: 1 enchilada , Calories: 432, Sugar: 7g, Fat: 17 grams, Carbohydrates: 57 grams, Fiber: 12 grams, Protein: 17 grams

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Vegan Meatballs by Fried Dandelions

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Have you ever forgotten about a birthday party, church potluck, meal train dish, etc? Here is your perfect dish! It uses vegan frozen meatballs and if you don’t know which to get Gardein’s Meatless Meatballs and Beyond Meat’s Beyond Beef Meatballs are simply amazing. Add these with this recipe for the sauce and people will be thinking you were slaving in the kitchen all day. The nutrition facts on this dish really depend on what you get for your “meatballs”

If you go with Gardein’s: 3 servings per package of meatballs, Serving size: 3 meatballs, Calories: 150, Sugar: 1g, Fat: 7 grams, Carbohydrates: 9 grams, Fiber: 11 grams, Protein: 14 grams

Get the recipe here