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Instant Pot Dump Dinners for the Busy Mom

by Mama's Real Meals

What’s better than a dump dinner for when you don’t have the energy to cook right? Here are some of my most favorite dump dinners for your instant pot this winter!

Warm-up, plus still eat healthy by making sure that you fill up on these simple, but still healthy dump recipes that you can just plop in your instant pot and walk away.

And since they are recipes where you can just dump in the ingredients and walk away, its the perfect place to start if you just got your instant pot and need to learn how to use it!

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Dump and Go Split Pea Soup

instant pot dump pea soup

Instant pot pea soup is truly a set and forget-it recipe. Take 10 minutes to put the ingredients in the pot, and have a bowl of comfort food on the table in less than an hour! Filled with vegetables and sausage the whole family will love this simple pressure-cooker meal!

Instant Pot Greek Chicken and Rice

instant pot dump chicken and greek rice

This recipe uses a ton of veggies up like zucchini, peppers, and onions, and when they are cooked up with rice and chicken the flavors come together in an amazing greek dinner! I use this recipe for lunch prep almost weekly!

Instant Pot Ramen

instant pot dump ramen

Who doesn’t love a classic ramen recipe right? This one is almost just as easy as the package recipe, but so much healthier with extra veggies added in. It comes together in just minutes in the instant pot. (Make double and have some lunches prepped!)

Dump and Go Beef Stew

instant pot dump stew recipe

Ok so this one is actually a crockpot recipe, but I make it in my instant pot all the time! I just cook it for 30 minutes and its perfectly tender and full of flavor every time. You can’t go wrong with a classic warm me up recipe like this one!

Buffalo Chicken Soup

instant pot dump buffalo soup

While this recipe has you saute the garlic, onions, and celery, I’m actually too lazy for that sometimes and just completely skip that step and it still turns out great! This is a recipe that uses traditional ingredients, and is done in 30 minutes!

Dump and Go Colcannon

instant pot dump colcannon

This is an all-time family favorite recipe! Seriously we eat it like every other week. Its super simple to make and only takes me a max of 10 minutes to get it ready! Loaded with kale and potatoes, its the perfect comfort meal.

Corned Beef and Cabbage

instant pot dump corned beef and cabbage dinner

This recipe will take your traditional beef recipe that took all day to cook into something you can have on the table in 2 hours! The meat and the veggies are cooked at the same time in the instant pot.

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

instant pot dump cream of chicken soup wild rice

This cream soup is a cream soup that doesn’t even use dairy! So if you’re looking for a healthier version of those delicious cream soups, this is definitely one to start with!

Cheesy Instant Pot Mac n Cheese

instant pot mac n cheese

There’s nothing more satisfying than a bowl of cheesy pasta right/? Even though we know it’s not always healthy, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t hit the spot! This instant pot version takes less hands-on time than the box, plus it tastes way better.

Instant Pot Egg Roll in a Bowl

instant pot dump dinner egg roll in a bowl

This egg roll bowl takes that delicious egg roll, but you don’t have to do all the work! Its practically dump and go and it also keeps super well so it works great for lunches too, so make double!

Chicken Taco Soup

instant pot dump tortilla soup

This is a literally dump it in your pot and walk away recipe. Plus the kids love it because they get to eat chips with this soup!

Ham and Bean Soup

instant pot ham and bean soup

This is the perfect budget recipe! With ham and beans its the perfect meal to streach your dollar. Plus, when you making it in the instant pot, you don’t even have to soak the beans!

Healthy Chicken Stew

instant pot dump chicken stew

We love stew, and this is the perfect twist to the classic beef recipe. This one uses chicken and all kinds of fresh veggies! It’s a great way to use up the veggies that are starting to get soft in the fridge.

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Now get cooking! With all these super easy dump dinner recipes, you’ll have no reason not to take out that instant pot and learn to use it!

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