My Instant Pot is one of the best weapons against takeout. With the help of a pressure cooker, I’m able to put dinner on the table in a matter of minutes and it’s never been easier. Is Mexican food a favorite around your household? Whether it’s tacos or enchiladas, we love a good Mexican dish. Forget regular tacos and try one of these 20 of the best Mexican Instant Pot recipes.
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20 of the Best Instant Pot Mexican Recipes
Try one of these Instant Pot Mexican side dishes for a quick, delicious meal your family will love.
- Shredded Chicken– Start your Mexican pressure cooking with this basic shredded chicken that can be used in many recipes or taco bowls.
- Salsa Chicken (0 Weight Watchers Freestyle Points) – This creamy chicken is healthy and so tender.
- Mexican Tamales – Anyone who has made tamales knows they are a labor of love, but so very worth it. Steam them in the Instant Pot.
- Cilantro Lime Rice – This copycake Chipotle rice is a delicious side to any Mexican meal.
- Mexican Rice – Mexican rice can be tricky to get just right, but not when you have an Instant Pot!
- Mexican Shredded Beef – This tender beef can be made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker.
- Chicken Tortilla Soup – Use the pressure cooker to make this hearty soup with Latin flavors.
- Mexican Pinto Beans – If you haven’t tried it yet, you’ll be amazed at how perfectly beans cook in the Instant Pot.
- Chili Con Queso – This hearty dip can be made in the Instant Pot? Mind blown.
- Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – Whole 30 compliant, try these stuffed sweet potatoes for a healthy twist on favorite flavors.
- Chicken Fajitas – Delicious fajita flavors, cooked fast and easy in the IP.
- Shredded Beef Enchiladas – These hearty enchiladas start with a roast cooked in the Instant Pot.
- Carne Asada – Instant Pot 10 minute steak tacos.
- Pork Carnitas – Orange juice, lime, and cumin come together for amazing flavors in these crispy carnitas.
- Southwestern Chicken and Rice – Make Mexican rice a main dish meal with added chicken.
- Cheesy Taco Pasta – Cook beef and yes even in the pasta right in your Instant Pot. Crumbled Doritos make this crunchy and delicious.
- Crispy Chicken Carnitas – Cook chicken in the Instant Pot, and if desired make crispy with one minute under the broiler for a delicious carnita taco.
- Chicken Tacos – With just a few ingredients, these chicken tacos come together in a manner of minutes.
- Chicken Enchiladas – Cook both the chicken and the enchiladas sauce in your pressure cooker.
- White Queso Dip – A classic party or family movie night dip, brought together even faster with the Instant Pot.
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What’s your favorite Instant Pot Mexican recipe?
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