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Kid-Friendly Instant Pot Recipes

A Collection of Easy to Make and Delicious Kid-Friendly Instant Pot Recipes

These easy and delicious kid-friendly Instant Pot recipes are perfect for picky little eaters. Most kids will love these recipes, and you'll love how easy and fast it'll be to have dinner on the table. These kid-friendly recipes are all perfect for busy weeknights!

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This list of kid-friendly Instant Pot recipes has a little bit of everything! I’ve included several pasta recipes that seem to always be a hit with children, as well as some chicken recipes, including a healthy chicken soup that’s packed with nutrients.

I know the term kid-friendly can be relative since not all children are created equal and what my children love, your picky eater may dislike. However, I made this list based on feedback from readers. These recipes always get comments from moms and dads about how much their kids loved them.

All of these kid-friendly pressure cooker recipes are super easy to make and most are ready in no time. This makes them perfect family meals for busy weeknights. So enjoy these delicious meals and test them out on your children, whether they are picky eaters or not!

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Instant Pot Beef & Bowtie Pasta

This Instant Pot Beef and Bowtie Pasta is by far the recipe that gets the most positive feedback about being kid-friendly. It is super easy to make and kids love it! So many moms on Facebook have told me their little picky eater devoured this dish! Try it out, you won’t be disappointed.

for those looking for what to make with bowtie pasta, this bowl of pasta is easy and quick to make
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Instant Pot Spaghetti & Meatballs

How about a delicious bowl of Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs? This recipe is super easy to make and uses ingredients you probably have on hand. No complications here and your kids will gobble it up!

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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

A long-time kid favorite made easy in the Instant Pot! My recipe for Instant Pot Mac and Cheese has a wonderful combination of cheeses. The flavor is mild enough for kids but tasty and enjoyable for adults!

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Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances

Here is a list of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.

Electric Pressure Cooker Accessories

Make sure to check out my post on Must-Have Electric Pressure Cooker Accessories. You’ll find a complete list of all the top accessories that can be used with your electric pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Cookbooks

I have put together a complete list of Must-Have Cookbooks for the Instant Pot. If you’re looking for more amazing Instant Pot recipes, make sure to check this list out.

Instant Pot Spaghetti & Meat Sauce

Another classic meal for kids is this Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce. Very easy to make, hearty, and the kids love it! Top it with cheese and pair it with some garlic bread and your kids will gobble it up!

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Instant Pot Chicken Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken Soup is always a big hit with my kids. My readers tell me toddlers love it. Nothing but good stuff in this recipe. Plus, it’s packed full of nutrients so it’s perfect for fighting those germs little ones love to carry around!

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Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

This is one of the easiest recipes you can make in your pressure cooker. Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is super versatile and delicious. If making it for kids, make sure to use a mild salsa. You can use the chicken to make the kids quesadillas, tacos, or even serve it on its own with a side of rice!

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Instant Pot Beef & Macaroni Casserole

This recipe has been one of my children’s favorite for years! I turned it into an Instant Pot recipe and have been making it this way since then. Try my Instant Pot Beef and Macaroni Casserole and see if it becomes a favorite in your home!

instant pot macaroni pasta recipe that's easy and tasty
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Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini

This creamy and delicious Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini is perfect for little ones. Kids love the light creamy flavor and will surely eat a whole plate right up! This is also one of MY favorite pasta dishes, so I highly recommend it for adults too!

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Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo

A very popular pasta dish for kids is this Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo. Super creamy and delicious and made with an easy homemade Alfredo sauce. If your kids like broccoli, then you can also try my Instant Pot Chicken Broccoli Alfredo.

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Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mac

I have found this Instant Pot Cheeseburger Mac to be a huge hit with the older kids. It tastes just like a yummy cheeseburger and you can top it with bacon bits because bacon makes everything better!

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

If your kids love mashed potatoes as much as mine do, then you must try making Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. They are easy to make and there’s no need to drain the potatoes, so the clean up is a breeze. My recipe uses red potatoes, it’s simple, and your kids will love it!

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Instant Pot White Cheddar Mac

This creamy and delicious Instant Pot White Cheddar Mac is kid-friendly and loved by adults! It has the perfect white cheddar flavor and is super easy to make. This one is sure to a favorite even with picky eaters.

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Instant Pot Shredded Chicken

How about some simple Instant Pot Shredded Chicken? This is as easy as it gets and picky eaters will certainly not object. Shredded chicken is very versatile and can be paired with just about any side. You can even make sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas, tacos, and more. Any way you choose to serve it, it’s a kid-friendly recipe you’re sure to want to make weekly!

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I hope these kid-friendly Instant Pot recipes help you feed your picky little eaters. Let me know which one is your kid’s favorite! Happy Cooking!

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