25+ Best Instant Pot Summer Side Dishes

As an Amazon affiliate, and affiliate with other businesses, I earn from qualifying purchases.

These are the best Instant Pot side dish recipes to make this summer, PLUS serving suggestions for our favorite main dishes to pair them with. They’ll keep your house cool (no oven necessary), and include everything from baked beans and corn on the cob to fresh grain salads and potato dishes.

collage for Instant Pot summer Side Dish post, featuring a large image of amish potato salad on the top left and twice-baked potatoes on the bottom right, with smaller pictures of baked beans and egg salad and corn on the cob and potato salad tightly fitted

During the summer, we’re all about keeping things laid-back and cool. Whether it’s a family dinner on a weeknight or we’re hosting an outdoor barbecue for neighbors and friends, no one wants to turn on the oven or stove.

That’s why we’ve created these Instant Pot side dishes that are perfect for summer. They feature seasonal produce and timeless classics like fluffy cornbread and pasta salad.

If you’re looking for more Instant Pot summer recipes, be sure to read our list of the 80 best pressure cooker summer recipes.

I’ve also included recommendations for the entree recipes that we love to serve with each of these Instant Pot side dishes below. Some are from Barbara Bakes, so you can make them on the grill. Enjoy!

Best Instant Pot Summer Side Dishes

Summer is here, which means you may want to leave the oven off and keep your house cool. Use these best summer side dish recipes for your Instant Pot / pressure cooker to enjoy delicious, summery food without the extra heat.

Instant Pot Rice Recipes for Summer Sides

Light Soup Recipes to Make for Summer

Summer Salad Recipes in the Instant Pot

More Instant Pot Summer Side Disehs


🥘 Browse our collection of the best pressure cooker / Instant Pot recipes.

💬 Follow Pressure Cooking Today on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.  

👥 Join our Electric Pressure Cooker Facebook Group. Our positive community of pressure cooking fans use all brands of electric pressure cookers, so it’s a great resource if you have questions about your particular brand.

🥧 If you’re interested in more than just Instant Pot recipes, follow us at Barbara Bakes. There we post amazing breakfasts, breads, and the best dessert recipes

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.