Instant Pot Sneaky Veggie Chili in a bowl

Instant Pot Sneaky Veggie Chili

Veggie loaded, hearty, and comforting! Instant Pot sneaky veggie chili is going to go down as one of the best chili recipes you have made in your pressure cooker. Best part? This is even better the next day so it makes a perfect lunch meal prep recipe!
Course Instant Pot
Cuisine American
Keyword Chili Recipe, Freezer Freindly, Instant Pot Chili, Sneaky Veggie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Pressure Up Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 bowls



  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated 1-2 cups
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, and diced
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (not diced) 3.5 cups
  • 1 cup broth (beef or chicken)
  • 1.5 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • Press the saute feature, and brown your meat, breaking it up as it cooks.
  • When the meat is done, add the onion and garlic. Stir and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the broth and deglaze the pan (scrape the bits off the bottom). THIS IS IMPORTANT so you don't get the burn signal.
  • Stir in the spices to the meat and broth.
  • Add the veggies on top if the meat. Do not stir.
  • Add the crusted tomatoes on top of the veggies. DO NOT STIR. You do not want the tomatoes touching the bottom of the pot - or you may get the burn notice.
  • Secure the lid. Seal the pot, and set the pressure time for 10 minutes.
  • When the pressure cycle is done, carefully do a quick release.
  • Top with desired toppings.


Can I swap...
  • No beans for beans. Yes, you can add beans. However, after beans are pressure cooked they don't hold up well when the chili is frozen. So, if you plan to freeze your chili, leave the beans out. 
  • Diced tomatoes for the crushed tomatoes called for? You can. But, I wouldn't. The crushed tomatoes add to the thicker texture of this recipe. If you use diced tomatoes, add tomato paste (but, that may increase the risk of the burn signal).