Ready to have dinner done in a snap? Try these insanely delicious 29 Keto Instant Pot recipes! Each one of these can be cooked in the pressure cooker with ease, while also keeping you on track with your low-carb diet.
Have an Instant Pot but don't know how to use it? Don't be intimidated - I'll show you how! You can make mouthwatering and healthy low-carb and keto recipes in less than 30 minutes.
Read on to see the best sweet AND savoury keto Instant Pot recipes. Try just one or two of these and you'll be amazed at how quickly you can get dinner on the table.
What Is An Instant Pot?
An Instant Pot is a device that cooks food in a fraction of the time. It can cook meat and vegetables in a matter of minutes or even seconds with steam.
The Instant Pot was invented by Canadian product designer Michael Wang, who had the idea back in 1987. Wang used his skills as an electrical engineer to develop this device.
The Instant Pot was initially marketed only to Canadians, but it gradually became popular outside the country as well. You can buy one for as low as $60 on Amazon, making it perfect for anyone who wants to save time and money!
How Does An Instant Pot Cook So Fast?
The Instant Pot combines the cooking power of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and yogurt maker in one kitchen appliance. The timesaving kitchen gadget eliminates the need for you to purchase these appliances separately.
An Instant Pot cooks food significantly faster than other cooking methods. It uses up to 70% less energy than a conventional oven and helps you save time and money.
What Does 5:20 Mean?
Have you ever wondered why do all official images from Instant Pot have 5:20 on the clock?
When you say “5-2-0” out loud in Mandarin, Wang’s native language, it sounds like the phrase “I love you.”
“It’s a subliminal message,” Wang says. “It shows how much we care about our customers.”
Why Every One on the Keto Diet Needs an Instant Pot
You might have noticed that a lot of people are raving about the Instant Pot. Well, it's because you're really going to love it once you try it!
You can have an amazing low-carb and keto dinner on the table fast - often in less than 20-30 minutes. If you love your slow-cooker, you will become obsessed with your Instant Pot. You'll get all that awesome flavour but in a fraction of the time!
The only problem is, there aren't a lot of low-carb and keto Instant Pot recipes out there. Have you noticed that most Instant Pot recipes are for carb-loaded pasta, rice, risottos, and casseroles?!
To make it easier for you, I compiled this list of Instant Pot keto recipes from both my own site as well as my fellow low-carb websites. You'll find everything from bone broth to chicken thighs and so much more! Trust me, these one pot meals are soon to be on your weekly rotation.
By the way, there are a lot of different Instant Pots on the market. Unsure which to get? Check out my guide to picking the perfect Instant Pot.
Why I Love My Instant Pot
I love my slow-cooker and fought the urge to buy yet-another-kitchen-gadget. But there are three reasons why I finally caved in and bought an Instant Pot.
- It is 7 appliances in one. A slow cooker, pressure cooker, steamer, yoghurt maker and frying pan, just to name a few.
- It will cook dinner in 30 minutes rather than slow-cooking all day (a lifesaver for the days I forget to pop the slow cooker on in the morning rush).
- You save money. It will turn any cheap cut of meat into a luxurious, tender, flavoursome meal.
It's worth noting that there are a lot of different accessories out there for the Instant Pot too! Before you start adding them to your cart, however, I strongly suggest you read this guide to the 10 best Instant Pot accessories that are keto-friendly.
Can I Cook Frozen Meat in the Instant Pot?
If you are a meal prepper with a full freezer, you'll be thrilled to know that chicken recipes can be cooked from frozen.
Beef can also be cooked from frozen with ease - and will turn out absolutely delicious.
Now, let's dive into the Instant Pot keto recipes!
Savory Instant Pot Keto Recipes
1. Perfect Boiled Eggs
This is one of my favourite ways to use the Instant Pot! It's hard to think of a more keto friendly food than the egg - it's full of healthy fats and protein with no carbs.
Whether you prefer your eggs hard boiled, soft boiled, or somewhere in between, make a dozen perfect eggs in the Instant Pot.
2. Low-Carb Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup
This taco soup with shredded chicken is absolutely bursting with spicy Mexican flavours and can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Who else is making this for dinner tonight?
3. Instant Pot Meatballs
These meatballs are made with beef and bacon (yum!) and make the perfect weeknight meal or party appetizer.
3. Keto Instant Pot Crack Chicken
This creamy keto chicken in cooked in cream cheese. Who doesn't love the look of this? The side serving of bacon adds that va va va voom!
4. Instant Pot Lemon Salmon with Dill Mayonaise
With just one net carb per serving, this salmon is the perfect Instant Pot keto recipe to make.
There are so many ways to cook salmon, poached, fried, slow-cooker and even the air fryer. But cooking it in the Instant Pot retains all the delicious flavours (and smells).
5. Low-Carb Instant Pot Cauliflower Rice
You'll love the Greek flavours in these Instant Pot Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Greek Chicken Bowls!
They are perfect for a summer BBQ and family gatherings.
6. Pressure Cooker Shredded Chicken
The Instant Pot is the fastest and easiest way to make tender shredded chicken! This includes a chart for times based on weight. I recommend doubling this recipe and freezing some of the cooked shredded chicken for when you need an easy salad topping or snack.
7. Creamy Cauliflower Soup
This vegan-friendly recipe uses coconut milk cream to up the fat content and add some fantastic flavour.
8. Keto Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
With only a few minutes of prep time, you can have this on the table in around 30 minutes! While the soup is delicious on its own, the star of the show is definitely the toppings!
9. Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls
Here's another dish where you can have some fun with toppings! I like to top my burrito bowls with salsa, avocado, cheese, and sour cream - yum!
10. Pressure Cooker Lobster Tails with Butter Sauce
Yup, you heard right! Lobster??? Butter??? Instant pot??? It's pretty much a match made in heaven.
11. Keto Instant Pot Lamb Curry
If you are looking for comfort food filled with chunks of perfectly cooked meat, look no further! This curry will keep you full while also keeping you on track with your eating plan.
12. Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Kale Crustless Quiche
Who knew you could make quiche in the Instant Pot? Genius!
13. Easy Keto Pot Roast
This keto pot roast recipe is one of my favourites, hands down. It is easy to make and good for you with plenty of delicious low-carb vegetables.
14. Low-Carb All Beef Ancho and Anaheim Chili
You'll love the spicy flavours in this bowl of awesomeness. This will be a real crowd-pleaser. Don't forget to top with cheese and a dollop of cream!
15. Keto Eggs Benedict
This recipe is completely fool-proof. In just minutes, you'll easily have a protein-fueled keto breakfast for the whole family.
16. Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Soup
A super simple chicken soup that cooks up easily with minimal prep time any time you want comfort food. This recipe calls for the chicken to be cooked on the bone so you get the added benefit of bone broth too!
17. Instant Pot Beef Bone Broth
Traditional stovetop methods for bone broth can take upwards of 24+ hours to make! This Instant Pot version only takes a couple of hours and results in velvety smooth broth.
Bone broth is incredibly nutritious and wonderful to help get you through some cravings when you first start keto.
18. Instant Pot Keto Beef Chili
Are you a chili fan? If so, this recipe will absolutely blow you away! Even better? it cooks in 30 minutes!
You can adjust the level of spiciness in your chili. And you can serve with sour cream, guacamole, cheese and jalapenos (if you like it hot).
19. One-Minute Instant Pot Taco Soup
Got a few minutes to spare? If so, you can toss together this flavourful taco soup!
20. Keto Instant Pot Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy
This meatloaf can be thrown together quickly, and the mushroom gravy is made in the Instant Pot too, which means a much easier clean-up.
Best Sweet Low-Carb Keto Instant Pot Recipes
So, we've seen how the Instant Pot is a rockstar when it comes to making keto savory dishes...but did you know it can whip up the best desserts too?
21. Keto Instant Pot Molten Brownie Cups
Mugs of low carb, grain free, gluten free, super fudgy brownies are an insanely decadent treat.
22. IP Key Lime Cheesecake
This cheesecake will be an instant hit with the entire family! It's light, creamy, and guilt-free...the best combination!
23. Low-Carb Tiramisu Poke Cake
If you are a huge fan of anything Tiramisu and you are always up for a challenge - try this recipe. This poke cake will be a hit at your home, especially if you are hosting a party or have a family gathering.
24. Sugar-Free IP Mousse
This mousse is filled to the brim with rich chocolate flavour...minus the guilt! Make this one for your next date night.
25. Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Baked In Pressure Cooker
Use the pressure cooker to bake a rich and delicious keto chocolate cake without having to turn on the oven.
26. Dairy-Free Chocolate Muffins
Whether you want to eat them for breakfast, snack, or dessert, these muffins have all the chocolate taste with only 4 grams of net carbs!
The dairy free muffin recipe is also sugar-free, gluten-free and low-carb.
27. Slow Cooker Low-Carb Mint Chocolate
This deliciously fudgy mint chocolate cake is made in the Instant Pot! Low-carb, sugar-free, keto, and gluten-free recipe.
28. Self-Saucing Pudding Cake
You'll love the cake at first bite, but when your spoon sinks way down you'll be pleasantly surprised by the hidden gooey chocolate at the bottom. Yes, it's as good as it sounds!
29. Instant Pot Blueberry Muffins
Yes, you CAN have muffins on keto! This version, in particular, only has 4 grams of net carbs so you can enjoy them guilt-free.
29 Best Low-Carb Keto Instant Pot Recipes
There you have it! The best low-carb ketogenic Instant Pot Recipes from around the web!
Have you tried any of them? Let me know your favourite low-carb and keto Instant Pot recipe in the comments section below! Or give me an old family favourite meal you would like me to develop into a low-carb keto Instant Pot recipe.
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Hi, where can i find the adjustments for low-carb family recipies where everyone has a different need.? Are their any base recipies that i could easily adjust for various allergies and intolerances too? ?
Most of the main meals and dinners may have some of their ingredients exchanged or substituted for others, but low-carb and keto recipes take quite some time developing them to get them just right. Baking, for example, cannot be substituted easily because low-carb flours behave completely different from one another. Coconut flour and almond flour are unique in their properties. Simple meals are the best and the easiest. I also have a meal planning service where you can set certain ingredients never to appear, so if someone is allergic to eggs, for example, you'll ever see those recipes. You can see how it works here.
Hey there Libby....as you probably know, us Kiwi's can't get the Instant Pot locally in our neck of the woods yet. I saw a Crock-Pot Express Multi Cooker at half price locally the other day (the two are often compared on YouTube due to their similarities) so jumped on it because the functions all look very similar to the Instant Pot. Some of these recipes look very yummy indeed - but I'm wondering - can just use the same settings shown in the recipes for the Instant Pot on my Crock-Pot multi?
I bought mine in Farmers, and it was 50% off - yay! It is a Russell Hobbs Digital Multi Cooker. it does everything an Instant Pot does and I absolutely love it.
haha, that's where I got the Crock Pot Multi from as well! I've done a little research on comparisons between Instant Pot and Crock Pot multi since and it looks like they are virtually identical in terms of cooking capability and outcome on the test recipes they used (except Yogurt is a little runnier but I use an easyo for that anyway). Once I have a few Instant Pot specific recipes under my belt with the Crock Pot Multi I'll post some feed back anyways in case it helps others with the same question.
Ok, have done some testing with my Crock Pot Multi - the only main difference I can see between the Instant Pot and Crock Pot Multi is that where a recipe calls for you to press the ‘Manual’ button on the Instant Pot, you have to use one of the pre-defined cook settings (eg Meat/Stew) on the Crock Pot and adjust the time from there. Doing so achieves the exact same result as using the ‘Manual’ button on the Instant Pot however and is just as easy to adjust time up or down. The cooking results from the Crock Pot are superb too! All the other features seem much the same as the Instant Pot; High or Low pressure, slow cooking, searing, steaming, yoghurt etc.
There are 2 things I really love about the Crock Pot however… 1. The non stick pot is super easy to clean compared to stainless steel, and 2. the heat up time from when you press start to when the Crock Pot Multi achieves full pressure is extraordinarily fast! I had access to an original Breville Pressure Cooker released several years back (BRP 200) which has many similar features and could also easily be used as an alternative for the Instant Pot too. I remember the longer time that took to reach full pressure. That said the cooking results were very much the same as what I’m achieving with the Crock Pot Multi today - so in conclusion, using an alternative brand pressure cooker for ‘Instant Pot’ recipes seems entirely no problem at all as the basic pressure cook features seem common across the many new alternatives coming on the market.
I love the focus on easy here. Finding the time to cook well and eat good food is often more difficult than it seems. I always love finding solutions that make thing simplier.