Paleo Instant Pot Recipes: 38 Clean & Craveable Dishes
Using the power of pressure cooking, these paleo Instant Pot recipes create tender meats, flavorful veggies, and even wholesome desserts — all with minimal cook time.
In addition to using clean-burning ingredients, these paleo Instant Pot recipes are Bulletproof-friendly, too. The Instant Pot cooks food well below 300 degrees, so proteins and fats stay intact. Plus, the Instant Pot cuts down on the long cook times that can cause oxidation or burning. Use lots of antioxidant-rich spices and plenty of liquid in your paleo Instant Pot recipes to make this Bulletproof cooking method more “green-zone.”
From soup to cinnamon rolls, these paleo Instant Pot recipes make wholesome cooking a breeze:
Basic paleo Instant Pot recipes
Every paleo dieter’s kitchen can benefit from a pot full of bone broth. With this paleo Instant Pot recipe, you can cut down on tedious cook time while still creating a flavorful, collagen-rich elixir. For a Bulletproof broth, use pastured beef bones and skip the onion, garlic, and peppercorns — you’ll still get totally rich results.
While you can prepare your own ghee on the stovetop, you can use a similar approach with this paleo Instant Pot recipe. To keep this golden spread Bulletproof, always use grass-fed butter.
This paleo Instant Pot recipe produces the most nutritious eggs: In 2 minutes, you can pressure cook whole eggs to get fully-cooked whites and perfectly runny yolks. To stay more Bulletproof, try pastured eggs.
Beef and pork paleo Instant Pot recipes
You can create a weekend-worthy pot roast dinner any night of the week with this quick and easy paleo Instant Pot recipe. This dish creates a complete meal with tender meat and hearty root vegetables, all swimming in a savory gravy. Stay more Bulletproof with this recipe and use a grass-fed roast, avoid eating onions and garlic too often, and choose arrowroot starch instead of cornstarch.
Bone-in ribs and root veggies take on a melt-in-your-mouth texture thanks to the Instant Pot. Lightly brown your ribs in the pot, then add veggies and liquid and pressure cook. To make this dish more Bulletproof, get grass-fed ribs, opt for turnips over potatoes, skip the pepper, and avoid eating garlic and onion too often.
This unstuffed take on cabbage rolls uses the Instant Pot to make a perfectly tender one-bowl meal. With ground beef, cauliflower rice, tomato sauce, and chopped cabbage, this recipe incorporates the same classic flavors as the original stovetop version. Stay more Bulletproof with grass-fed beef, plus avoid eating garlic and onion too often. Avoid this recipe if you are sensitive to nightshades like tomatoes.
Using simple meat and spices, this low-FODMAP paleo Instant Pot recipe creates downright delicious shreds of pork for salads and wraps. Keep it all more Bulletproof with pastured pork and fresh, high-quality spices. Swap garlic oil with avocado oil or grass-fed ghee, and avoid pepper if you are sensitive to nightshades.
Spiced beef and tangy pickled cucumbers make the perfect filling for crisp lettuce wraps in this simple paleo Instant Pot recipe. Marinate cucumber slices in a sesame oil and vinegar mix, then cook beef with seasonings like ginger and coconut aminos. Stay more Bulletproof and use grass-fed beef and broth, omit mushrooms, swap rice vinegar with apple cider vinegar, and avoid eating sesame oil, garlic, and onion too often.
While this paleo Instant Pot recipe keeps the seasonings simple, it still creates tender, juicy chops with a golden crust. Keep it Bulletproof with pastured pork and broth, plus swap olive oil for avocado oil or ghee and grind pepper fresh from high-quality peppercorns.
This versatile paleo Instant Pot recipe creates a tender, herby cut of beef perfect for repurposing in recipes throughout the week. Season a chuck roast with spices like ginger, oregano, and basil, then cook and shred. Avoid eating garlic and onion too often to stay more Bulletproof.
You only need four ingredients to make this ultra-flavorful paleo Instant Pot recipe: Rub pork shoulder with jerk seasonings, then brown and pressure cook your meat. Stay more Bulletproof and use pastured pork and broth, avocado oil or ghee instead of olive oil, and the freshest, high-quality spices possible.
Paleo Instant Pot recipes: Chicken
Get all the flavor of bone-in chicken without babysitting it in a roasting pan with this super-simple paleo Instant Pot recipe. Briefly brown chicken in ghee, then top with fresh herbs and cook until totally tender and shreddable. To keep this recipe more Bulletproof, get pastured meat and broth, plus skip the garlic.
This classic takeout recipe gets a paleo-friendly makeover with help from the Instant Pot. With warm spices from garam masala and fresh ginger, this creamy and spicy dish comes together in under 20 minutes! Stay Bulletproof and use pastured meat and high-quality spices, plus avoid eating onion and garlic too often. Since this recipe includes tomato sauce, skip it if you’re sensitive to nightshades.
With bare minimum effort, this paleo Instant Pot recipe produces sweet and sticky chicken perfect for wrapping in crisp lettuce leaves. Lime zest, coconut aminos, and powdered ginger add flavorful upgrades to the meat, while cashews and chopped veggies add crunch. Keep it more Bulletproof with pastured meats and broth, use raw honey and raw cashews, and avoid eating garlic, onions, and sesame oil too often.
This warm, spiced curry packs every bite with tender chunks of chicken and crisp veggies, all drenched in a creamy coconut sauce. Not only is the paleo Instant Pot recipe easy to prepare, you can also freeze it for all your meal prep needs. Stay more Bulletproof and use pastured meat and broth, use high-quality spices, and avoid eating garlic and onion too often. Skip the bell pepper if you have a nightshade sensitivity.
With wholesome ingredients like coconut milk, lemongrass, and celery, this paleo Instant Pot recipe works for anyone following a keto or gluten-free diet, too — just add cauliflower rice to make a complete meal. To stay Bulletproof, simply use pastured meat and broth.
Make this paleo Instant Pot recipe your go-to dinner on busy weeknights. In just minutes, you can whisk together a quick marinade with ginger and lime zest, then pour over chicken and pressure cook. Just add salad or cauliflower rice to make a complete meal! Use pastured chicken and coconut aminos, avoid eating too much garlic and onion, get raw honey, and skip this recipe if you are sensitive to nightshades or fermented foods.
Seafood paleo Instant Pot recipes
No need to over-complicate your main dishes. This paleo Instant Pot recipe gently pressure cooks crab legs in water — with nothing else — for perfectly tender and flavorful meat. Always choose wild-caught seafood to stay more Bulletproof.
Quick-cooking salmon comes together under just 5 minutes of pressure in this Instant Pot recipe. Add fish to a steam rack and cook before drizzling with a sweet and spicy chili lime sauce. To stay more Bulletproof, use wild-caught fish and fresh spices, get raw honey, avoid eating garlic too often, and skip the peppers if you have a nightshade sensitivity.
If you don’t care for shrimp, the sauce in this paleo Instant Pot recipe also pairs well with pastured chicken! For this dish, marinade your shrimp in spices, cook your sauce in the pot with coconut milk and red curry paste, then add shellfish in the final steps to quickly cook. Stay more Bulletproof with wild shrimp and good-quality spices, plus avoid eating garlic and onion too often. Avoid this recipe if you have a nightshade sensitivity.
Lemon and garlic create a classic flavor pairing for light and flaky salmon, while the Instant Pot cuts down on cook time — even with the frozen fish included in this recipe. Add frozen salmon to the pot and season with spices and lemon slices, then cook for a 20-minute meal. To keep it all more Bulletproof, use wild-caught fish, skip the pepper, and avoid eating garlic too often.
Paleo Instant Pot recipes: Side dishes
This paleo Instant Pot recipe makes the perfect tender strands of spaghetti squash, perfect for customizing with your favorite main dishes. Add sliced squash to the pot, add water, and pressure cook — that’s it!
The Instant Pot transforms rock-hard sweet potatoes into totally tender gems in under 30 minutes. Add them to the pot with water, then steam away while you work on the rest of your meal.
This paleo Instant Pot recipe pairs butternut squash chunks with warm pumpkin pie spices and chili powder for a naturally sweet and spicy side. Stay more Bulletproof and use a pumpkin pie spice without nutmeg, plus avoid eating garlic too often. Skip the chili powder if you have a nightshade sensitivity.
No need to buy pre-riced cauliflower: With this paleo Instant Pot recipe, you’ll steam florets in your pressure cooker before gently mashing them into a rice-like consistency. This method not only removes more performance-sapping oxalates, it makes a perfectly plain base for your favorite herbs and spices.
This sweet and savory side combines pressure cooked sprouts with crisp pieces of bacon, all lightly glazed with honey. Stay more Bulletproof with pastured bacon and raw honey, plus use regular sea salt instead of habanero salt if you have a nightshade sensitivity.
For a paleo take on mashed potatoes, this Instant Pot recipe makes a delicious fluffy and buttery alternative. Pressure cook florets, then use an immersion blender to cream them together with butter and spices. To keep it more Bulletproof, use grass-fed butter or ghee, skip garlic powder, and grind pepper fresh from high-quality peppercorns.
Paleo Instant Pot recipes: Soup and stew
Keto Instant Pot Beef Stew
This keto and paleo take on classic beef stew skips the thickeners and loads your bowl with chunks of chuck roast and flavorful veggies like zucchini, carrots, and fennel. With only 10 minutes of prep, you can cook this stew while you work on side dishes like fluffy keto buns.
Use paleo staples like coconut milk, kale, and grass-fed beef to make this nourishing Instant Pot recipe. Pressure cook beef with onion and garlic right in the pot, then add coconut milk and a dash of chili powder for a fast, flavorful soup. Stay more Bulletproof and steam kale before adding to the soup, avoid eating garlic and onion too often, and skip the chili powder if you have a nightshade sensitivity.
Swapping conventional noodles with spiralized zucchini adds filling fiber to this paleo Instant Pot recipe and keeps every bite gluten-free. Ingredients like carrots and chicken add classic flavor, while lemon and thyme add a citrusy flair. To stay more Bulletproof, grind pepper fresh from high-quality peppercorns, plus avoid eating onion and garlic too often.
Traditional zuppa toscana features white potatoes and beans, but this paleo Instant Pot recipe upgrades your dish with sweet potato, coconut milk, kale, and crisp bacon. Cook spicy Italian sausage directly in the pot before adding bone broth, spices, and sweet potato — then cook and add veggies and crispy bacon. Keep it more Bulletproof and get pastured meats, omit pepper, steam kale separately before adding to the soup, and avoid eating too much onion and garlic.
No noodles here: Instead, this paleo Instant Pot recipe swaps in spiralized daikon radish. This recipe still captures traditional pho flavors with bone-in chicken and spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and lemongrass. To keep this recipe more Bulletproof, steam bok choy separately before adding to this recipe, avoid eating too much garlic and onion, and skip fish sauce if you are sensitive to fermented foods.
This light yet totally creamy paleo Instant Pot recipe packs your soup with fiber-rich veggies and spices. Plus, instead of potatoes, this soup still captures a chowder flavor with chunks of celery root. To keep it all more Bulletproof, avoid eating too much garlic and onion, and skip this recipe if you are sensitive to nightshades like tomatillos and chiles.
Dessert paleo Instant Pot recipes
This smooth and packable pudding includes rich cocoa powder and two kinds of protein: Grass-fed collagen peptides support gut health and smoother skin, while pastured gelatin adds the wiggly, wobbly texture. Blend the pudding mix, then add to jars and cook for a few minutes in the Instant Pot for a rich and creamy dessert. Make this pudding more Bulletproof with full-fat canned coconut milk and raw honey or non-GMO erythritol to sweeten.
Yes, the Instant Pot can even make cake! This paleo recipe does it with a batter made out of unsweetened chocolate, coconut oil, pumpkin, and cocoa powder. Melt down ingredients, pour into a springform pan directly in the pot, then pressure cook for a moist and rich cake. To stay more Bulletproof, opt for grass-fed butter and raw honey.
These ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls use totally paleo ingredients and the power of the Instant Pot to keep them perfectly chewy. A dough made with almond and arrowroot flours rolls up a sweet cinnamon filling, then pressure cooks to create pillowy-soft buns. Make this dessert more Bulletproof with grass-fed ghee, plus swap coconut sugar for non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol.
Unlike paleo puddings that rely on gelatin to set them, pot de creme uses rich egg yolks to do the job. This paleo recipe uses the Instant Pot to cook this custard into a silky, chocolatey dessert, all with five simple ingredients. To stay more Bulletproof, opt for non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol instead of maple syrup to sweeten.
This paleo Instant Pot recipe creates a bright and creamy pudding — perfect for packing in lunches or enjoying as a weeknight dessert. Each cup is loaded with nutritious ingredients like pastured eggs, gelatin, and coconut oil, all cooked for five minutes in the Instant Pot. To stay more Bulletproof, use full-fat canned coconut milk and raw honey or non-GMO erythritol to sweeten.
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