I love this roundup because if I’m being honest, Whole30 can be a lot of work. With options for breakfast, dinner by meat type and more, this list of 50+ Whole30 instant pot recipes makes eating healthy (and well!) easy. Most of the meal ideas are made in 30 minutes or less!
What is Whole30?
As a nutritionist, I love to recommend a Whole30 diet for a month to get my clients back on track. So what is Whole30 exactly? At the core, Whole30 is an elimination diet that takes out foods or groups of food that are common causes of inflammation: sugar, grains, dairy, soy, legumes, and alcohol. It’s a fantastic way to reset the body, and learn what foods are beneficial to your particular body, and which ones are harmful. After a full 30 days, you slowly start to implement the restricted foods to see if they can be tolerated.
I love the Whole30 program because it also makes one go back to enjoying REAL FOOD! We’re not worried about counting macros (protein, fat, and carbohydrates), instead the focus is on eating meals that are flavorful and use only real ingredients. People often notice an energy boost, better sleep, and more mental clarity as just a few of the noticeable changes!
Here at Wholesomelicious, I have a ton of Whole30 recipes on my site! Even if I don’t follow a Whole30 diet all the time (this is not recommended), I love Whole30 style meals because they are nutrient dense. BONUS, all the recipes below are also so flavorful!
Instant Pot recipes for Whole30!
With the Instant Pot, hands off cooking can be such a lifesaver. Most of these meals are made in less than 30 minutes, and will require very little actual work on your part. We are keeping the focus on Instant Pot recipes today so that you busy folks can eat well with less work in the kitchen!
So let’s get started! This roundup will cover everything you need for a successful Whole30 from breakfast recipes to a variety of main dishes.
- Breakfast recipes
- Chicken recipes
- Seafood recipes
- Beef recipes
- Pork recipes
- Vegetable recipes
Crispy Potatoes recipe from Nom Nom Paleo
Hard Boiled Eggs recipe from Jay’s Baking Me Crazy
Buffalo Chicken Chowder recipe from Wholesomelicious
Chicken Faux Pho recipe from The Sophisticated Caveman
Borscht Soup recipe from Wholesomelicious
Ground Turkey Taco Soup recipe from Wholesomelicious
Winter Vegetable Soup recipe from Raising Generation Nourished
Zuppa Toscana recipe from Wholesomelicious
Thai Chicken Zoodle Soup recipe from Wholesomelicious
Sweet Potato Curry Stew recipe from Wholesomelicious
Chicken Tortilla-less Soup recipe from Wholesomelicious
Hamburger Soup recipe from Tasty Thin
Chipotle Chili recipe from Raising Generation Nourished
Spicy Beef and Broccoli Zoodle Soup recipe from Wholesomelicious
Creamy Taco Soup recipe from The Movement Menu
Sausage Kale and Sweet Potato Soup recipe from Wholesomelicious
Curried Beef Stew recipe from the Domestic Man
Stuffed Pepper Soup recipe from Wholesomelicious
Creamy Carrot and Ginger Soup recipe from Wholesomelicious
Seafood Gumbo recipe from The Movement Menu
Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Bisque recipe from Wholesomelicious
Chicken Main Dish Recipes:
Creamy Southwest Chicken recipe from Wholesomelicious
Mango Chipotle Chicken Tacos recipe from Wholesomelicious
Easy Paleo Italian Meatballs recipe from Food Faith Fitness
Sweet Potato Chicken Curry recipe from The Real Food RD’s
Cashew Butter Chicken recipe from Wholesomelicious
Chicken Tinga recipe from Wholesomelicious
Pepperoncini Chicken recipe from Wholesomelicious
Chicken Shawarma recipe from Little Bits of
Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe from 40 Aprons
Harissa Chicken recipe from Wholesomelicious
Chicken Cacciatore recipe from Wholesomelicious
Pear and Almond Chicken Salad Wraps recipe from Real Simple Good
Salsa Verde Chicken recipe from Wholesomelicious
Greek Chicken recipe from Wholesomelicious
Chicken Tikka Masala recipe from Wholesomelicious
Orange Chicken and Broccoli recipe from Wholesomelicious
Seafood Main Dish Recipes:
Lemon Pepper Salmon recipe from Wholesomelicious
Instant Pot Shrimp Boil recipe from Second Heart Paleo
Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo recipe from A Calculated Whisk
Chipotle Lime Salmon Bowls recipe from Wholesomelicious
Easy Coconut Red Curry Shrimp recipe from Wholesomelicious
Beef Main Dish Recipes:
Beef Stroganoff recipe from Wholesomelicious
Chipotle Enchilada Meatballs recipe from Wholesomelicious
Pressure Cooker Pot Roast and Gravy recipe from Zen Belly
Spaghetti Sauce recipe from Wholesomelicious
Cubed Steak with Peppers and Olives recipe from Skinny Taste
Beef Barbacoa recipe from Jay’s Baking Me Crazy
Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps recipe from Wholesomelicious
Paleo Beef with Broccoli recipe from I Heart Umami
Pork Main Dish Recipes:
90 minute Kalua Pork recipe from Zen Belly
5 Ingredient Instant Pot Carnitas recipe from A Calculated Whisk
Pulled Pork with BBQ Sauce recipe from Real Simple Good
Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs recipe from The Real Food RD’s
Lemon Basil Ratatouille recipe from Wholesomelicious
Steamed Artichokes recipe from Wholesomelicious
50+ Instant Pot Recipes: Chicken Tinga
With only 10 minutes of prep required, you won’t believe how juicy and flavorful this Whole30 chicken tinga recipe is. Serve it with warm tortilla shells for a simple dinner. Plus, 50 more Whole30 Instant Pot recipes that I know you’ll love!
- 1 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 cup fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce*
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2/3 cup chicken broth
- 2 lbs chicken breast or thighs
Select the saute function on the Instant Pot. Once hot, coat the bottom of the pot with oil. Toss in onion and garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes, or until fragrant. Select cance. Transfer the onion and garlic mixture to a high powered blender or food processor. Clean the bottom of the pot (this helps to prevent a burn signal).
Now add the diced tomatoes, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, ground cumin, salt, and chicken broth to the onion/garlic in the blender. Pulse until smooth.
Pour the sauce into the Instant Pot. Add the chicken, and secure the lid. Select manual (or high pressure) and cook on high pressure for 9 minutes. Use a quick release.
Once steam has been completely released, remove the lid and take out the chicken. Dice or shred using a fork and knife. Return the chicken back to the pot. At this point you can select cancel, and let the sauce cool and thicken. Or serve immediately.
Serve with rice or cauliflower rice, or tortillas. Top with tomatoes, avocado, onion, or fresh cilantro.
*If you are unable to find Whole30 compliant chipotle peppers, use 2 tsp chipotle spice powder in place of the chipotle peppers and adobo sauce.