You can find all of our instant pot side dishes in one place! We have everything from instant pot baked potatoes to instant pot cornbread in this post!
We love a good side dish! They can make a meal feel extra special and make a main dish feed more people. Plus, side dishes are just so good! We love both vegetable sides, starchy sides, and heartier sides like baked beans and cornbread in our instant pot. It all turns out great!
Side dishes are also a great way to start learning how to use your instant pot. If you are nervous about ruining dinner, start out with making side dishes. That way, if something does go wrong, you will still have a main dish ready to serve.
I have had my share of fails, but using an instant pot is really not hard once you get the hang of it. Eventually, you might be able to throw dinner together without even looking at a recipe!
All of our Instant pot recipes
You can see our instant pot recipes broken down by category here:
- Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes
- Instant Pot Appetizers
- Instant Pot Chicken Recipes
- Instant Pot Beef Recipes
- Instant Pot Pork Recipes
- Instant Pot Soup Recipes
- Instant Pot Pasta Recipes
- Instant Pot Dessert Recipes
Which Instant Pot should I purchase?
We have three of the Instant Pot Duo line. It has all of the features we like and works great! We recommend the 8 quart for a family of 5 or more (or if you like to make large cuts of meat and entertain often). The 6 quart is great for a smaller family or couple. I don’t recommend purchasing the mini as your primary pressure cooker, but it is great as a second pot for side dishes and desserts!
Did you try one of the instant pot side dishes? Let us know which ones you tried. You can also tag us in your recipe creations on social media using @aileencooks.