Quick and Healthy Pressure Cooker Meals Packed with Protein

By Dan O'Connell •  Updated: 10/09/23 •  11 min read

Chicken and Lentil Soup

Beef and Bean Chili

Tuna and Tomato Pasta

Turkey and White Bean Soup

Split Pea and Ham Soup 

Thai Peanut Chicken 

Black Bean and Rice Burrito 

Pork and Barley Stew 

Chickpea and Spinach Curry 

Garlic and Lemon Salmon 

Beef and Mushroom Risotto 

Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya 

Lamb and Chickpea Tagine 

Broccoli and Cheddar Soup 

Soy and Ginger Pork Tenderloin 

Creamy Tomato and Chicken Pasta 

Mushroom and Lentil Risotto 

Spicy Chickpea and Quinoa Bowl 

Coconut and Lime Shrimp 

Beef Stroganoff 

Moroccan Lentil Soup 

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Chicken 

Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry 

Bean and Barley Soup 

Salmon and Asparagus Bundles 

Meatball and Spaghetti Soup 

Creamy Pea and Ham Risotto 

Curried Cauliflower and Lentil Soup 

Lemon Herb Turkey and Rice 

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings 

Mussels in Tomato and White Wine Sauce 

Five Bean Protein Medley 

Asian Inspired Beef Short Ribs 

Peanut Butter Chickpea Stew 

Sausage and Cabbage Soup 

Lamb and Apricot Tagine 

Pumpkin and Turkey Chili 

Cod in Tomato Basil Sauce 

Bison and Sweet Potato Stew 

Greek Lemon and Egg Soup (Avgolemono) 

Spiced Red Lentil and Carrot Soup 

Veal Osso Buco 

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Risotto 

Soy Glazed Salmon 


This cheat sheet provides various protein-packed meal options that can be easily prepared using a convenient and efficient pressure cooker. From seafood to stews, there is something for every taste preference. A pressure cooker results in shorter cooking times while preserving nutrients and enhancing flavors. It is important to prioritize safety when using a pressure cooker, and feel free to tailor the recipes to your liking.

Preparing high-protein meals can be manageable. A pressure cooker can quickly and easily create delicious dishes that meet your dietary needs. This cheat sheet offers various options catering to different dietary preferences. Remember to release pressure properly to ensure safe cooking. Make every meal nutritious and enjoyable with these easy-to-follow recipes. 

Dan O'Connell