101 Instant Pot Paleo Recipes has been a long time coming. I am a HUGE fan of the Paleo diet and recipes adapted for Paleo, yet I have not created a list of the best Instant Pot Paleo Recipes until now. Drum roll please….I now have 101 beginner Instant Pot Paleo Recipes for you to try out.
I am an Instant Pot Junkie. I am also a Paleo addict. The two just belong together like salt and pepper. Whenever I fall off the Paleo bandwagon, I feel terrible. It is like my body goes into shutdown mode. I always suffer from a bloated stomach and look heavily pregnant and lose all the energy that the Paleo way of life gives me.
But its January and I am back in the Paleo spirit after my Christmas binge and it is so nice to be back.
What Is Paleo?
But first, you must be wondering what Paleo is and how it fits in with healthy Instant Pot Cooking? Well the infographic above explains Paleo very well. Basically, it’s a healthy diet that is free of grains, beans, dairy, processed foods, most alcohol, white potatoes and most sugars.
Instead you eat meals that are loaded with vegetables, use healthy flour substitutes, such as Bobs Red Mill, use honey and maple syrup as your natural sugar source and eat quality organic meat. For example getting your meat from Butcher Box. As well as this healthy fats like extra virgin olive oil are regularly used in cooking.
To replace cream and milk, it is normal to use coconut milk instead and this often gives a much better flavour to your cooking.
Processed foods become something that you used to do, and you get your carbs naturally through root vegetables and other foods. I would never call Paleo low carb because with carrots and butternut squash used so frequently it never feels low carb.
Below you will find 101 Instant Pot Paleo Recipes to get you started:
101 Instant Pot Paleo Recipes
Instant Pot Paleo Vegetables
I am kicking off my Instant Pot Paleo Recipes with Instant Pot Vegetables. All easy to throw in the Instant Pot and steam, while you cook your meat elsewhere. It is also a very simple way to get into your Instant Pot, without feeling overwhelmed by it.
Instant Pot Butternut Squash has to be the best ever vegetable to cook in the Instant Pot. It works as a fantastic alternative to the trusted white potato. You slice it in half, cook it as it is and season it with whatever you like. It’s a true genius.
Here are a few other Instant Pot Vegetables to get excited about:
- Instant Pot Broccoli
- Instant Pot Carrots
- Instant Pot Mushrooms
- Instant Pot Turnips
- Instant Pot Cabbage
- Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts
- Instant Pot Rutabaga
- Instant Pot Parsnips
- Instant Pot Cauliflower
- Instant Pot Leeks
- Instant Pot Asparagus
- Instant Pot Steamed Tomatoes
- Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash
- Instant Pot Golden Beets
- Instant Pot Artichokes
Or I love a baked potato in the Instant Pot. They cook a LOT quicker in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker than the oven and taste amazing. But if you’re on Paleo white potatoes are OUT, so why not use sweet potatoes instead? Here is my Instant Pot No Peel Baked Sweet Potatoes and after you have tried this I would whole heartedly recommend Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes.
Instant Pot Paleo Must Haves
When you go Paleo, you miss a lot of your non-Paleo foods and we love some delicious Instant Pot Paleo alternatives.
These Instant Pot Paleo Recipes you must keep in your bookmarks as they are really that good:
Instant Pot Mushroom Soup – If you get sick of every recipe on the planet calling for cans of mushroom soup, then this is your back up recipe.
Instant Pot Carrot Pasta – Using strands of carrot instead of stringy pasta, this is fantastic for when you’re craving pasta.
Instant Pot Pizza Base – Use the Instant Pot to steam your vegetables and use them as a base for a Paleo Pizza Base. It really speeds up the process with the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
Instant Pot Cauliflower Mash – An all-time favourite of mine and perfect for any left over cauliflower that you have.
Instant Pot Paleo Sauce – An absolute favourite of mine, that is perfect if you want a creamy sauce for your stews, casseroles and meat dishes.
Instant Pot Paleo Hacks
When you join Paleo, it can be hard work to source Paleo recipes. When so much of the world doesn’t even know what Paleo is, it can be so hard to find the right recipes.
Here are some AMAZING recipes that are not strictly Paleo but with a slight tweak are:
Instant Pot Root Vegetable Mash – Just swap the white potatoes for either more sweet potatoes or more parsnips and it is perfect.
Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast – Apart from white potatoes this is 100% Paleo. Swap the white potatoes for sweet and you have this one covered.
Instant Pot Beef Shin – As long as you use sweet potatoes in this comforting stew recipe, it is 100% Paleo.
Instant Pot Creamy Leeks – Add a coconut sauce to your leeks instead of a cheesy one and you will love this side with your steak dinners.
Instant Pot Shepherd’s Pie – Swap white potatoes for butternut squash and you’d be amazed by how good it tastes.
Instant Pot Mashed Parsnips – Use coconut milk and coconut butter to complete this amazing Instant Pot side dish.
Instant Pot Beef Tips – A delicious recipe that just needs sweet potato mash rather than white potato mash to keep it Paleo.
Instant Pot Carrot & Swede Mash – Swap the dairy for coconut milk and butter to make this British classic.
In the long term think about what Paleo food you like and how you too can make a slight tweak to make something Paleo.
Instant Pot Paleo Chicken Recipes
No matter if you follow Paleo or not, chicken will always be on your top plans for dinner. Chicken is so versatile and its just asking to be cooked in the Instant Pot.
As you can imagine we have a lot of popular Paleo chicken recipes in the Instant Pot including:
- Frozen Chicken Breasts
- Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas
- Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breast
- Instant Pot Whole Chicken
- Instant Pot Chicken Liver & Onions
- Instant Pot Garlic Coconut Chicken & Potatoes
- Instant Pot Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings
- Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken
- Instant Pot Greek Chicken
- Instant Pot Chicken Chilli
- Instant Pot Whole30 Chicken & Mushroom Pie
- Instant Pot Cherry Tomato Chicken Cacciatore
- Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken
- Instant Pot Lemongrass Coconut Chicken
- Instant Pot Chicken Curry
- Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Chicken
- Instant Pot Chicken Puttanesca
Instant Pot Paleo Egg Recipes
After chicken on the Paleo diet always comes eggs. It tends to be the staple for breakfast, lunch and dinner and for snacking on.
Even though eggs are good for you, make sure you don’t binge on them, as there is such as a thing as TOO MUCH.
Here are some easy Instant Pot Paleo Egg Recipes:
- Instant Pot Perfect Boiled Eggs
- Instant Pot Egg Loaf
- Instant Pot Bacon Broccoli Frittata
- Instant Pot Egg Roll Meatballs
- Instant Pot Egg Roll Soup
- Instant Pot Egg Bites
Instant Pot Paleo Fish & Seafood Recipes
I am ashamed to say, as someone that lives on the Mediterranean, that I do not eat as much fish and seafood as I would like to. Growing up as a fisherman’s granddaughter, we got it all the time for FREE. Now the thought of paying for it, puts us right off, so we rarely buy it.
Here is our small collection of fish and seafood Instant Pot Recipes:
- Instant Pot Salmon & Broccoli
- Instant Pot Thai Curry Prawns
- Instant Pot Lemon Salmon
- Instant Pot Fish Stew
- Instant Pot Chinese Scallion Fish
- Instant Pot Red Curry Shrimp
- Instant Pot Shrimp Boil
Instant Pot Paleo Soup Recipes
I love a bowl of comforting soup, but most of the time when you have soup it is not Paleo. Instead it is a hearty soup loaded with white bread that is often not good for you.
But we did find some delicious Instant Pot Paleo Soups for you to check out:
- Instant Pot Tomato Soup
- Instant Pot Chicken Soup
- Instant Pot Goulash Soup
- Instant Pot French Onion Soup
- Instant Pot Butternut Squash
- Instant Pot Detox Soup
- Instant Pot Chicken Thighs Soup
- Instant Pot Italian Wedding Soup
- Instant Pot Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Instant Pot Paleo Beef Recipes
I love beef recipes. I love minced beef, roast beef and beef stew the most and they are perfect for cooking in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
Here are a few of my favourite Instant Pot Paleo Beef Recipes:
- Instant Pot Beef Roast
- Instant Pot South Western Beef Roast
- Instant Pot Paleo Chilli
- Instant Pot Spicy Orange Beef
- Instant Pot Beef Ribs
- Instant Pot Meatballs & Sauce
- Instant Pot Mexican Beef
- Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa