15 Romantic Valentine’s Day Instant Pot Recipes

Kathleen Wong | Jan 27, 2020 Food & Party
15 Romantic Valentine’s Day Instant Pot Recipes

Ah, Valentine's Day. Roses, cards, a romantic candlelit dinner. It all sounds so nice. But that's not reality. In reality, Valentine's Day sneaks up on us. We look at the calendar and suddenly realize that tomorrow is V-day and we have absolutely no time to book dinner reservations nor whip up a big, romantic feast. That's alright. Why? Because we have an Instant Pot -- that miraculous kitchen gadget everyone just can't get enough of.

As we all know by now, our beloved Instant Pots are there when we need a delicious meal with maximum flavor and minimum effort. In fact, we would go so far as to say they are the perfect helper for our Valentine's Day plans. We don't want to be slaving away in the kitchen, we want to be spending time with our loved ones. Now isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about?

Read on for 15 absolutely delicious, fancy-looking recipes to can make in an Instant Pot. 

  • Instant Pot Lobster Tails

    lobster tails

    What's more decadent and romantic than feasting on some lobster tails in dipped in butter? Grab a steaming basket and follow this recipe by One Happy Housewife for a fancy lobster dinner without the labor and time. No reservations required.

  • Instant Pot Cheesecake

    cheesecake and strawberries

    Cheesecake made in an Instant Pot? Yes, please. This recipe by This Mama Loves is so simple to follow and yields delicious cheesecake results. Just top with a favorite fruit! And dare we even say, it's close to restaurant-quality!

  • Instant Pot Red Wine Rosemary Short Ribs

    raw short ribs rosemary

    Repeat after me: Instant Pot red wine rosemary short ribs. Does this not sound like something we'd find on a Valentine's Day prix fixe menu at a fancy restaurant? This recipe by Nutmeg Nanny will yield tender, fall-off-the-bone short ribs so impressive that the partner will be happy to stay in for the night.

  • Instant Pot Shrimp Alfredo

    shrimp alfredo

    What's more indulgent than a bowl of rich pasta topped with delicious, perfectly cooked shrimp? The answer is nothing. Follow this shrimp Alfredo recipe from The Foodie Eats for an easy, cheesy main Valentine's Day dinner dish. (Even the kids, if they're joining the parents for dinner, will enjoy it.)

  • Instant Pot Better-Than-Sex Chocolate Lava Cake

    chocolate lava cake

    We think the name of this recipe says it all. This Instant Pot chocolate lava cake recipe by Adventures of a Nurse promises to get a person "weak in the knees." Sounds like just the dessert we want to finish out Valentine's Day.

  • Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon 

    Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

    Want to emulate the French for Valentine's Day? This Instant Pot beef bourguignon recipe by Creme de la Crumb will have the SO saying, "Oui." We bet this smells as amazing as it tastes. Even Julia Child would approve.

  • Instant Pot Vegetable Couscous

    Instant Pot Vegetable Couscous

    For something light and fresh but still delicious, check out this Instant Pot couscous and vegetables recipe by Corrie Cooks. In the recipe, which takes less than 20 minutes, fluffy couscous is mixed with onions and bell peppers, creating an aromatic and delicious vegetarian feast.

  • Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore 

    Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

    This Italian favorite is simplified with this Instant Pot recipe by Pinch of Yum. Savory and punchy (thanks to the capers), this braised chicken cacciatore recipe is perfect on top of some al dente pasta. Serve with a fresh green salad on the side and some yummy garlic bread and voila, dinner is served.

  • Giant Instant Pot Pancake

    Giant Instant Pot Pancake

    How about splitting a giant pancake with the boo (and the kids) for brunch this Valentine's Day? This recipe by Kirbie's Cravings will produce a giant, soft pancake that borders being a regular cake in just 45 minutes. The only day to eat this is on Valentine's Day, right?

  • Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

    Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

    Making this mushroom risotto recipe from Good Dinner Mom means throwing all the ingredients in the Instant Pot and not having to constantly stir the risotto and make sure it's not burning. The cooking time is only about five minutes, so dinner can be done in a flash.

  • Instant Pot Triple Chocolate Layered Cheesecake 

    Instant Pot Triple Chocolate Layered Cheesecake

    What's better than one layer of cheesecake? Three. This incredibly decadent triple chocolate cheesecake recipe by Pressure Cooking Today has three layers: a milk chocolate top, a white chocolate middle, and a dark chocolate bottom. Oh, and we can't forget the chocolate cookie crust.

  • Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

    Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

    Who says a delicious, romantic Valentine's Day dinner has to be complicated? This honey garlic chicken recipe from Rasa Malaysia, with a sweet and tangy sauce made of honey, garlic, and soy sauce, is sure to please one's sweetheart.

  • Instant Pot Creamy Pumpkin Tuscan Soup

    Instant Pot Creamy Pumpkin Tuscan Soup

    The pumpkin spice latte may be put away for now, but that doesn't mean we can't nosh on some delicious pumpkin-flavored foods for Valentine's Day. This vegan Instant Pot creamy pumpkin Tuscan soup seems more complicated than it is, thanks to Real Food Whole Life.

  • Instant Pot Banana Bread With Peanut Butter and Chocolate

    Instant Pot Banana Bread with Peanut Butter and Chocolate

    Banana bread is undeniably delicious in itself. Add peanut butter and chocolate, just like The Foodie Eats does in this Instant Pot recipe and it's game over. Surprise the SO with this delicious bread for breakfast on V-day. 

  • Instant Pot Mussels

    Instant Pot Mussels

    Never cooked mussels before? No problem! Grab the Instant Pot, some white wine, and garlic for a delicious light dinner. This Instant Pot mussels recipe by Wondermom Wannabe is so easy to follow that creating it on V-day is a no-brainer. Now, where are the frites?


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