12 Simple Instant Pot Chili Recipes That’ll Warm You Up
We found simple Instant Pot chili recipes for everyone's go-to kitchen gadget. This roundup includes recipes for keto, Whole 30 and vegetarian chili, too.
Pressure-Cooker Andouille Lentil Chili
This hearty, smoky bean- and sausage-filled chili is the perfect antidote for cold and dreary days. It can be made in either a pressure cooker or a slow cooker, so you have the choice between letting it simmer all day long or whipping it up fast. If you prefer a slow cooker instead, try our slow cooker recipes guaranteed to warm your winter.
Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili
You don’t have to sacrifice flavor or substance when making a plant-based chili. This vegetarian chili swaps meat with quinoa and sweet potato, both of which are filling, tasty, and nutritious for the whole family. Don’t be surprised if even your meat-loving uncle grabs another bowl.
Award-Winning Instant Pot Chili
Don’t take our word on how delicious this quick chili is—instead, let the awards it has won do the talking. In just an hour’s time, you’re left with a beefy, bacon-y, bean-filled stew that’s guaranteed to please even the pickiest eaters.
Pressure-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Packed with bold southwest flavor, this tortilla soup balances good-for-you ingredients like black beans, tomatoes, and chicken breast with fast prep and cook times for the ultimate quick and easy weeknight dinner. Make it in a large batch and freeze it for even easier meals for weeks.
No Bean Whole30 Keto Chili
Whether you keep up with all the fad diets or just want a healthier alternative to traditional chili, this no-bean chili is an excellent option. It’s designed with Keto, Whole30, Paleo, and low-carb diets in mind, but doesn’t skimp on flavor thanks to its generous amounts of paprika, chili powder, garlic, and onions.
Butternut Squash Instant Pot Chili
For a vegan stew that doesn’t taste vegan, look no further than this butternut squash chili. It’s full of fall flavor, and only takes about 20 minutes total, so you won’t be stressing over a complicated dinner. Pair it with a chunk of fresh bread and you have yourself a hearty, healthy meal.
Instant Pot Chili Verde
Mix up your usual taco night by making this spicy Tex Mex chili verde instead. It gets its green color from its mix of green chilis, jalapenos, and Poblano peppers, with lime, tomatillos, and pork shoulder to balance the heat. Top it with sour cream, cilantro, and traditional Mexican cheese for an easy, delicious dinner. If you love southwest-inspired food, try our Tex-Mex recipes bursting with flavor.
Instant Pot Gluten Free Chili
It’s a little-known fact that not all chili is gluten-free. Luckily, whether you have a gluten intolerance or are just trying to live a lower-gluten lifestyle, this beef chili is an excellent option. It’s full of everything you want in a great bowl of chili, from tomatoes to onions to three types of beans.
Instant Pot Chili con Carne
Meet the ultimate comfort food in a bowl. When you want a classic, homestyle cup of stew, this chili con carne hits all the right notes. It’s a little spicy, a lot hearty, and so incredibly easy to make. Just chop up the ingredients, combine them in your pressure cooker, and let cook for 10 minutes. Pair it with classic cornbread muffins—here are surprising ways to use Jiffy Mix.
Instant Pot Chili Mac
Combine two family favorites in this crowd-pleasing chili mac and cheese. It’s made with wholesome beans, tomatoes, and whole grain noodles, so your kids think they’re eating a special treat, and you know they’re getting a meal chock full of nutrients. Don’t be surprised if they ask for seconds.
Instant Pot Pumpkin Walnut Chili
We dare you to come up with a recipe with more hearty fall flavor than this one. This pumpkin walnut chili is wholesome and flavorful, perfect for eating on a chilly (no pun intended) day to warm your soul. Make it to impress your foodie friend who’ll appreciate its unexpected seasonal seasonings.
Instant Pot Cowboy Chili
If you like your chili more meat than beans or tomatoes—hey, we don’t judge—this cowboy chili is a must-try. It doesn’t contain any beans at all, so it’s keto- and Whole 30-friendly, with huge chunks of chuck roast, a blend of spices, and even a little chocolate for a stew that’s unlike anything you’ve tried before.