65 Dump and Go Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes - 365 Days of Slow Cooking and Pressure Cooking (2024)

65 Dump and Go Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes–want to put something into the Instant Pot or slow cooker, walk away and come back to food that is completely done? These dump and go instant pot recipes and crockpot recipes require no extra sauteing steps or broiling steps. Everything is done once you put the lid on (except for the occasional shredding of the meat or adding shredded cheese).

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65 Dump and Go Instant Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes

Instant Pot dump dinners are my jam! They usually take hardly any prep time and once the up-front steps are completed it’s just a matter of pushing some buttons and walking away. These easy instant pot dinners are perfect for those busy weeknights when you want a home-cooked meal but don’t have a lot of extra time to hang out in the kitchen.

Table of Contents

  • Chicken Recipes
  • Sausage Recipes
  • Beef Recipes
  • Pork Recipes
  • Meatless or Seafood Recipes

Chicken Dump and Go Instant Pot Recipes

Honey Lime Salsa Verde Chicken

Chicken tenders infused with lots of bright flavors. Green salsa, honey, lime, and plenty of seasonings will have you licking your plate! This chicken is perfect with rice, on tortillas, wrapped up in lettuce or plain.

Instant Pot Honey Lime Salsa Verde Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Lime Salsa Verde Chicken

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Cashew Chicken

This cashew chicken is just as good as your favorite Chinese restaurant. It’s super easy and flavorful and it’s all made in the comfort of your own kitchen. The instant pot speeds up the process and helps get dinner on the table in minutes.

Instant Pot Cashew Chicken

Dijon Chicken

Tender bites of bone-in chicken thighs and mushrooms are covered in a dijon, lemon and tarragon sauce. An easy electric pressure cooker recipe that is quick to get started.

Instant Pot Dijon Chicken

Slow Cooker Dijon Chicken

Chicken Lo Mein

An easy make-at-home version of your favorite Chinese takeout meal. Spaghetti, bites of chicken and lots of veggies are pulled together with a savory asian sauce.

Instant Pot Chicken Lo Mein

Crack Chicken Chili

Addictive and delicious creamy chicken chili with bacon!

Instant Pot Crack Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Chili

Ranch Chicken Taco Rice

An easy 5-ingredient dump and press start recipe for the Instant Pot. Rice, chicken and black beans with lots of flavor.

Instant Pot Ranch Chicken Taco Rice

Creamy Chicken Rice Dinner

A simple chicken and rice dinner with carrots and spinach. It’s creamy but doesn’t have any “cream of” soups in it and takes just a few minutes to dump everything in and go.

Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Rice Dinner

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Rice Dinner

Mango Salsa Chicken

With only 4 ingredients thiswill be a go-to summer recipe. It’s perfect over rice, on tortillas or over riced cauliflower.

Instant Pot Mango Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Mango Salsa Chicken

Zesty Chicken

An easy, flavorful casserole with rice, chicken, crispy fried onions and vegetables.

Instant Pot Zesty Chicken

Chicken Ranch Rice

Tender bites of chicken with smoky bacon, chopped spinach, parmesan cheese and creamy rice.

Instant Pot Chicken Ranch Rice

Chicken Rice Bowls

An easy dump and go recipe with chicken, rice (of your choice), enchilada sauce, black beans and spices. This is a perfect dinner for a busy weeknight or a good option to pack in individual containers for lunches during the week.

Instant Pot Chicken Rice Bowls

Maple Dijon Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

Chicken, sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts drizzled with a sauce made with maple syrup, dijon mustard, rosemary and olive oil. A simple one pot recipe with a delicious flavor!

Instant Pot Maple Dijon Chicken

Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Chicken

Chicken Alfredo Salsa Pasta

The easiest recipe ever. With just four ingredients and your pressure cooker this is a perfect meal to make when you’re busy but still want to put dinner on the table! Kids and adults alike love this creamy penne pasta and will be asking for seconds.

Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Salsa Pasta

5-Ingredient Enchilada Chicken

A fast and easy dump and go recipe. The saucy chicken can be served in tacos, burritos, salads, nachos, quesadillas or over rice.

Instant Pot Enchilada Chicken

Slow Cooker Enchilada Chicken

Homestyle Chicken and Vegetables

Well seasoned chicken, green beans, red potatoes and carrots are all cooked together. A true one pot meal that is family friendly, tastes amazing and is so easy to put together.

Instant Pot Homestyle Chicken and Vegetables

Slow Cooker Homestyle Chicken and Vegetables

Teriyaki Chicken

This easy chicken teriyaki recipe uses a homemade sauce made with pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and ginger. It has the perfect balance of sweet and savory. You can even use frozen chicken! Make it a meal by serving it with rice, pineapple chunks and shredded cabbage.

Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Chicken Chili Mac

An easy one pot recipe for cheesy chili mac made with tender bites of chicken and two kinds of beans. A perfect easy weeknight meal and it’s made in a jiffy in your electric pressure cooker.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Mac

Salsa Verde Chicken

The perfect recipe to have in your back pocket on those days when you don’t have the time or energy to cook. With just 2 ingredients this recipe is quick and easy. It tastes great and can be served in many ways including over rice, in tacos, burritos or quesadillas or on top of salad.

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken

Buffalo Chicken Gyros

Bleu cheese dressing is spooned down the middle of a warm pita and then topped with shredded chicken that has been stirred together with buffalo sauce. Then it’s topped with crunchy celery and bleu cheese crumbles. This is a party in your mouth!

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Gyros

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Gyros

3-Ingredient Chicken and Gravy

An almost embarrassinglyeasy recipe for a good old fashioned dinner. Serve the chicken and gravy over mashed potatoes, rice, noodles, toast or biscuits

Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy

Hawaiian Chicken

A super fast and easy, 5-ingredient, dump and go Instant Pot recipe of slightly sweet chicken and pineapples. Serve this chicken on Hawaiian rolls or over rice.

Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken

No Peek Chicken

That easy 3-ingredient chicken and rice recipe from your childhood that has cream of mushroom soup in it. Only this time it’s made in your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot No Peek Chicken

Salsa Lime Chicken

So you have frozen chicken breasts in the freezer and need to make dinner? Throw them in the Instant Pot or crockpot with some salsa, lime juice and some seasonings and you’ll get perfectly shreddable chicken that you can serve in burritos, enchiladas, tacos, salads or quesadillas. Dinner can’t get easier than this!

Instant Pot Salsa Lime Chicken

Slow Cooker Salsa Lime Chicken

Chicken Fajita Rice

A throw everything into the Instant Pot and walk away meal! Flavorful rice and chicken that has all the great flavors from chicken fajitas! Make it with brown or white rice.

Instant Pot Chicken Fajita Rice

Fiesta Lime Chicken

Shredded chicken with a creamy, flavorful sauce that’s made quickly in your Instant Pot. And you can make rice at the same time in the same pot to serve with the chicken. An easy dinner for any night of the week.

Instant Pot Fiesta Lime Chicken

Slow Cooker Fiesta Lime Chicken

Firecracker Chicken

Sweet and spicy tender pieces of saucy chicken made quickly in your electric pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Firecracker Chicken

Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken

Garlic Mushroom Chicken

A creamy sauce is spooned over mushrooms, tender bites of chicken (and optional broccoli). A delicious dump and go recipe that you can make with frozen chicken.

Instant Pot Garlic Mushroom Chicken

Green Chile Chicken Orzo Soup

A creamy chicken soup with orzo and green chiles. It’s got cream cheese and avocados for creaminess and lots of flavor from diced green chiles and salsa verde. An easy dump and go recipe.

Instant Pot Green Chile Chicken Orzo Soup

Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken Orzo Soup

White Chicken Lasagna

A cheater, dump and go lasagna recipe with Alfredo sauce, lasagna noodles, chunks of chicken, spinach and Parmesan cheese. This recipe is made quickly in your electric pressure cooker.

Instant Pot White Chicken Lasagna

Creamy Salsa Chicken

Tender bites of chicken with an amazing sauce of just 3 ingredients: salsa, lime juice, and sour cream. This chicken and sauce tastes great over rice or rolled up in a tortilla. Plus it’s so fast and easy to make, you can even use frozen chicken.

Instant Pot Creamy Salsa Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwiches

Tender shredded chicken coated with a honey mustard sauce and then served with pickles on top of freshly baked buns.

Instant Pot Honey Mustard Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Mustard Chicken

Café Rio Chicken

This quickly cooked shredded chicken is perfect to serve with your Mexican dinners on salads, in burritos, in enchiladas or over rice.

Instant Pot Cafe Rio Chicken

Slow Cooker Cafe Rio Chicken

Chicken Adobo

An easy 6-ingredient recipe for the tastiest chicken ever! A Filipino recipe of tender chicken thighs braised in vinegar and soy sauce with lots of garlic.

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo

Sausage Dump and Go Instant Pot Recipes

Garlic Parmesan Sausage Chowder

A colorful and flavorful summer chowder with garlic, smoked sausage, parmesan cheese, corn, potatoes, green beans and carrots. Your whole family will love this soup!

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Sausage Chowder

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Sausage Chowder

Sausage, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli

A flavorful, healthy-ish and easy dump-and-go meal with just a handful of ingredients. This will quickly become a family favorite!

Instant Pot Sausage and Sweet Potatoes

Smoked Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes

The easiest meal with the most amazing results. Smoked sausage, fresh green beans, cubed potatoes and a couple of seasonings are cooked together quickly in your electric pressure cooker for an easy one pot, dump and press start meal.

Instant Pot Smoked Sausage, Green Beans and Potatoes

Smoked Sausage Country Boil

A one pot meal with tender red potatoes, sweet corn, fresh green beans and smoked sausage. A perfect summer meal with tons of flavor.

Instant Pot Smoked Sausage Country Boil

Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Country Boil

Garlic Chicken Sausage Orzo

Orzo pasta with a tangy dijon-balsamic sauce, chicken smoked sausage, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers and parmesan cheese. Loads of flavor and an all in one pot dinner!

Instant Pot Garlic Sausage Orzo

Alfredo Sausage Pasta

Flavorful bites of smoked sausage with a creamy sauce that envelopes spaghetti noodles.

Instant Pot Alfredo Sausage Pasta

Instant Pot Penne in Cajun Mustard Cream Sauce

A quick and easy weeknight meal. With options to prepare it with andouille sausage or meatless you can make everyone happy.

Instant Pot Penne in Cajun Mustard Cream Sauce

Smoked Sausage with Parmesan and Orzo

Smoked sausage, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, orzo and parmesan cheese cooked quickly in your pressure cooker. This meal is loaded with flavor and is a dump and go one pot meal.

Instant Pot Sausage Orzo

Slow Cooker Sausage Orzo

Beef Dump and Go Instant Pot Recipes

3-Ingredient Meatballs

These meatballs are a perfect appetizer. With only 3 ingredients and the use of your Instant Pot they literally take 3 minutes of hands-on time. They are super flavorful with a little bit of savory and a little bit of sweetness.

Instant Pot 3-Ingredient Meatballs

Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Meatballs

Tender Salsa Beef

A super easy 5 ingredient and 5 minute prep recipe. A Mexican twist on comfort food.

Instant Pot Tender Salsa Beef

Cheater Beef Stew

If you’re looking for the easiest beef stew recipe you may have found it! This recipe is made quickly in your Instant Pot and requires little to no prep and only 5 ingredients. No sauteing, chopping or browning. And best of all it tastes great!

Instant Pot Cheater Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Cheater Beef Stew

BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Tender shredded beef with an easy homemade barbecue sauce served on a toasted bun. An easy and delicious dinner!

Instant Pot BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches

3 Packet Roast

A super easy way to make an incredibly tender and flavored roast. You’ll just need a packet of ranch, Italian dressing mix and brown gravy along with a chuck roast for this recipe. If you prefer to make homemade versions of these “packets” I have those recipes for you too!

Instant Pot 3 Packet Roast

Slow Cooker 3 Packet Roast

Garlic Beef

Fork tender roast beef that is flavored with garlic and other filipino adobo flavors. This recipe only has 6 ingredients. It’s perfect to serve on rolls or over rice for a quick and easy dinner that can feed a crowd.

Instant Pot Garlic Beef

Slow Cooker Garlic Beef

3-Ingredient Rump Roast

An easy beginner recipe for the Instant Pot. Beef pot roast is cooked until tender in the electric pressure cooker. If desired you can also make carrots and potatoes with the roast.

Instant Pot 3-Ingredient Rump Roast

Slow Cooker 3-Ingredient Rump Roast


You can make meatballs in your electric pressure cooker or slow cooker! They’re tender and taste great served over pasta and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. This is a hands off recipe that takes just a few minutes to cook. Try making these with ground turkey, beef, pork, chicken or a combination.

Instant Pot Meatballs

Slow Cooker Meatballs

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Cheater Korean Beef and Brown Rice

A quick version of a classic recipe made in your electric pressure cooker. The best part is that the beef and rice cook at the same time in the same Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Korean Beef

Slow Cooker Korean Beef

Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches

The easiest recipe to make ever. With only 5 ingredients total (beef, broth, onion soup mix, cheddar and sandwich buns) you may be thinking that this recipe is just too easy to taste good. Well, you’re wrong! The flavor is amazing and your family will be asking for seconds.

Instant Pot Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Beef and Cheddar Sandwiches

Dump and Go Pork Recipes

Sour Cream Pork Chops

Tasty pork chops with hardly any ingredients. The creamy sauce tastes amazing! This recipe is low carb and gluten free.

Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops

Instant Pot Marinated Pork Chops

Just throw some pork chops in a bag with some easy homemade marinade and refrigerate or freeze. Then toss the pork chops into your Instant Pot, push a button and walk away. The easiest pork chops ever. Plus they have tons of flavor!

Instant Pot Marinated Pork Chops

Savory Pork Burrito Bowls

Perfectly tender and shreddable 5 ingredient pork is cooked quickly in your Instant Pot and then served with rice, guacamole, black beans, sour cream and more of your favorite toppings.

Instant Pot Savory Pork Burrito Bowls

Slow Cooker Savory Pork Burrito Bowls

Pork Chop Fajitas

Make amazingly flavorful fajitas (thanks to a secret ingredient) in the Instant Pot or slow cooker with pork chops. When you buy those inexpensive mega packs of pork chops use this recipe to mix up dinner and bring something new to the table (literally).

Pork Chop Fajitas

Creamy Mushroom Sauce Pork

The easiest recipe ever. With only 2 ingredients the prep for this pork dinner is minimal. Plus you make it in the slow cooker or Instant Pot so it’s completely a hands-off recipe.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce Pork

Dump and Go Meatless or Seafood Recipes

Dakota Smashed Pea and Barley Soup

A hearty split pea soup with barley, carrots, onions, savory herbs and green onions. This is a copycat recipe of the popular vegan soup sold at California Pizza Kitchen.

Instant Pot Smashed Pea Soup

Slow Cooker Smashed Pea Soup

Mexican Quinoa and Black Beans

Flavorful quinoa with salsa, black beans and sliced avocado. A fast and easy meatless meal or an amazing side dish.

Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa and Black Beans

Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa and Black Beans

Homemade Rice-A-Roni

Do you love “the San Francisco treat” but want to make it from scratch? Make this super easy version of Rice-A-Roni in your Instant Pot! It’s the perfect side dish for so many meals.

Instant Pot Homemade Rice-A-Roni

Slow Cooker Homemade Rice-A-Roni

Mexican Black Beans and Rice

The easiest and tastiest rice ever! Brown rice is cooked in flavorful salsa with garlic salt, a bay leaf and cumin. Canned black beans make this recipe very convenient. And my favorite part is a squeeze of lime juice and a dollop of sour cream on top. Make this as a meal or as a side dish.

Instant Pot Mexican Black Beans and Rice

Slow Cooker Mexican Black Beans and Rice

Lemon Rice

Greek-inspired lemon rice is perfect to serve as a side dish or with chicken. It’s flavor is subtle, but delicious.

Instant Pot Lemon Rice

Cheesy Enchilada Rice

Brown rice is pressure cooked with enchilada sauce and spices in minutes and then topped with sharp cheddar, diced avocado and a wedge of lime.

Instant Pot Cheesy Enchilada Rice

Slow Cooker Cheesy Enchilada Rice

Santa Fe Beans and Rice

Brown rice, kidney beans and black beans are simmered with salsa, corn and seasonings. The beans and rice are topped with garlic lime sour cream and grated cheddar cheese. You can serve this as a meatless meal or add in chicken for some extra protein. We love this easy and healthy, family friendly meal.

Instant Pot Santa Fe Beans and Rice

Slow Cooker Santa Fe Beans and Rice

Lemon Butter Garlic Salmon with Homestyle Vegetables

Flaky wild Alaska salmon is steamed on the top of red potatoes and carrots in your electric pressure cooker and drizzled with garlic, fresh lemon juice and butter. A one pot meal that is healthy and delicious!

Instant Pot Lemon Butter Garlic Salmon

Alfredo Salsa Tortellini

Creamy and slightly spicy cheesy tortellini prepared in about one minute using your slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Alfredo Salsa Tortellini

Related: Check out all my recipes with 5 ingredients or less and one-pot meals

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