Instant Pot Side Dishes

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Easy, healthy side dishes in minutes in your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker! All recipes listed here are gluten-free and Trim Healthy Mama friendly. I've loved using these with THM, and most work for Paleo or Whole 30, too!

I love simple and easy dinners. Often, I skip the side dishes altogether and throw together a one-pot family favorite. Sometimes, however, we just need a little more food. I have five kids, and they like to eat! I've learned to rely on my Instant Pot for quick and easy sides to keep my kiddos full (and sometimes get some good leftovers for lunch the next day).  These Instant Pot Side Dishes are quick and fairly inexpensive additions to dinner. 

It really takes just a few minutes to assemble these side dishes in the Instant Pot, and then I let the pressure cooker do the work while I'm preparing the rest of our dinner. It's a win-win! 

Below is a list of some of my favorite quick & healthy side dish recipes. I listed the recipes that have saved me the most time in the kitchen, and I keep this list handy to use frequently!

Quick Note: I've had several people ask which Instant Pot I use, so here's a link in case you want to check it out!: Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker, 6Qt, 1000W (updated model)

THM S Recipes

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus (THM S)

Garlic Broccoli (THM S)

Balsamic Mushrooms (THM S) (I omitted the wine)

Green Beans and Bacon (THM S)

Garlic Ginger Red Cabbage (THM S)

3-Minute Kale (THM S; Can be FP if you reduce oil)


THM FP Recipes

Pressure Cooked Spaghetti Squash (THM FP)

Pressure Steamed Artichokes (THM FP)

Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice (THM FP)


THM E Recipes

Tomatillo-Poblano White Beans (THM E)

1-Minute Quinoa (THM E)

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes (THM E)

Chili Lime Black Beans (THM E)

Mashed Cauliflower Spinach (THM FP)

Brown Rice Pilaf (THM E; I reduce the butter to 1 Tbsp)

Instant Pot Refried Beans (THM E: I reduce the oil by half)

Instant Pot Beans and Rice (THM E when you skip the avocado)

Instant Pot Spanish Brown Rice (THM E)


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