If you are looking for some delicious food to cook this Easter, then it doesn’t get any better than this binge worthy list of instant pot easter recipes.
Featuring easter roast dinners, plenty of lamb, dump and start roasts, easter side dishes, easter brunch and let’s not forget about the amazing prime rib you can do in your instant pot.
Updated for 2022 with new Easter instant pot pressure cooker beginner recipes that are replacing the old!
Instant Pot Easter Recipes
If there is a kitchen gadget out there that will make your life easier at Easter, then it’s the instant pot.
You can cook a frozen beef pot roast, you can cook pork tenderloin, you can celebrate spring lamb with lamb chops and the list goes on and on.
Or let’s say you are one of the lucky few staying at a cottage over Easter, then you can take your instant pot with you.
Usually at Easter I have both my instant pot and my air fryer running, so if you have an air fryer too, do check out our air fryer easter recipes too.
In the Milner house at Easter time, we normally have a roast turkey dinner and loads of sides and something yummy for dessert.
The cooking will be an equal spread between the air fryer and the instant pot. Though for me the best bit of the instant pot for easter is the mashed potatoes, making stock from the leftovers, using our chocolate bites to use up Easter egg treats, making prime rib because the instant pot does the best job ever at making prime rib the most tender you have ever tried. Plus, nothing is quicker than the instant pot for quickly cooking some veggies.
If you are looking for new and delicious instant pot Easter recipes, then this is for YOU!
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Are Instant Pots Good For Easter?
Absolutely! Just imagine that you have a family gathering and you have 8 people to feed on Easter Sunday. You can speed up the cooking process by cooking the sides in the Instant Pot.
Last time I did this I timed myself and found that I cut down my kitchen time by 25%.
Though this is me and I am obsessed with about 10 different side dishes and you may eat less food than our house does at Easter.
The Instant Pots, or electric pressure cookers that we use at Easter and have in our kitchen are:
We also have an extra inner pot for our 6 quart and we recommend you have a spare one too.
I would also suggest a silicone lid for your instant pot too.
These two instant pot accessories are fantastic for Easter in the Instant Pot because you can get your instant pot straight back on, without having to wait for it to be washed up.
Also great for storing your make ahead food in the fridge, while something else is cooking.
Top 10 Instant Pot Easter Recipes
Let’s start with my instant pot top 10, aka the Easter recipes that you must make and add to your Easter bucket list.
- Instant Pot Turkey Crown – For the smaller version of what we eat on Easter Sunday how about turkey crown, otherwise known as everything turkey breast. This recipe includes an impressive homemade gravy and then just choose your sides.
- Instant Pot Prime Rib – My absolute favourite roast beef in the instant pot and try it once and you will want it during every Easter lunch.
- Instant Pot Lamb Chops – Yes, you can cook delicious moist and tender lamb chops in the instant pot pressure cooker. Plus, you will love our sauce that we serve with it.
- Instant Pot Lamb Shanks – Or give your dinner table the wow factor, this Easter with instant pot lamb shanks. Its perfect for serving with some mashed potatoes and a favourite in the Milner house.
- Instant Pot No Drain Mashed Potatoes – talking about mashed potatoes, this is the easiest method ever and makes the best instant pot side dish for Easter.
- Instant Pot New Potatoes – My favourite Easter side dish is a round of instant pot new potatoes, or baby potatoes as you might call them. We then use the crisp lid to make them crispy and they taste so good and make the perfect potato side dish for your big Easter dinners.
- Instant Pot Cabbage – I love buttered cabbage and its one of the easiest ever side dishes for Easter and tastes so good. Plus, who doesn’t love cabbage with butter?
- Instant Pot Cheesy Leeks – Now this is so easy and perfect for a yummy Easter side. Leeks are steamed first in the instant pot and then the veggie stock is used to make a creamy cheese sauce.
- Instant Pot Strawberry Cheesecake – If you want a dessert wow factor for Easter, it doesn’t get any better than a yummy cheesecake. This strawberry cheesecake is easy to make at home and you can swap strawberries for Easter chocolate.
- Instant Pot Chocolate Cake Bites – That delicious baking treat to enjoy over Easter. Make them Easter themed by loading them up with Cadburys Mini Eggs.
Instant Pot Ham
Saving the best until last, here is our favourite instant pot Easter ham recipe. In the UK known as instant pot gammon and pineapple or in America known as pineapple ham.
Wherever you live put some instant pot Easter ham on and you won’t be disappointed.
Then when Easter is over make our Instant Pot Ham Bone Soup or have it nice and thick like a stew.
Or try out our Instant Pot Bean & Bacon Soup and swap the bacon for your ham leftovers.
Instant Pot Easter Roasts
Beyond ham here are even more roast dinner ideas using the instant pot pressure cooker.
- Instant Pot Roast Duck
- Instant Pot Frozen Whole Chicken
- Instant Pot Frozen Turkey Breast
- Instant Pot Frozen Pot Roast
- Instant Pot Frozen Roast Beef & Gravy
- Instant Pot Frozen Pork Loin
Instant Pot Easter Brunch Recipes
If you are looking for something simple, yet delicious for an Easter brunch then here are my favourites:
- Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal – Have a late breakfast of steel cut oats in the instant pot. You can make it more fun by creating an oatmeal breakfast bar with your favourite toppings.
- Instant Pot Porridge – You will LOVE how amazing porridge is when cooked in the instant pot and its perfect for feeding a crowd over Easter. The UK alternative to oatmeal I love it for the holidays.
- Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs – Another great late breakfast or brunch is instant pot soft boiled eggs with toast soldiers. Something I grew up with on a Saturday morning and perfect for some Easter comfort food.
- Instant Pot Breakfast Potatoes – I make this whenever we go travelling with the instant pot and its perfect for a yummy brunch. You can add as much cheese as you like and it goes perfectly with chorizo.
More Perfect Instant Pot Easter Recipes
- Instant Pot Beef Brisket
- Instant Pot Carrots
- Instant Pot Broccoli
- Instant Pot Cauliflower Cheese
- Instant Pot Sprouts Gratin
- Instant Pot Flourless Cheese Sauce
- Instant Pot Leftover Prime Rib Soup
- Instant Pot Lamb Bhuna Curry
- Instant Pot Lamb Bone Broth
- Instant Pot Rice Pudding
- Instant Pot Box Cake
- Instant Pot Banoffee Pie
And there you have it all our favourite tried and tested instant pot easter recipes for you to try at home.
I wish you the best for Easter and hope you have the best time, no matter where you are in the world.
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