School is almost back in session, and in that, you might be looking for lunchbox friendly ideas. Skip the ham and cheese sandwich and create a meal that your kids are sure to eat. If you are on the Instant Pot bandwagon, you might enjoy these tasty lunchbox Instant Pot recipes below. Serve these up to your child and watch them bring home empty lunchboxes each and every day!
Kid-Friendly Lunchbox Instant Pot Recipes
Instant Pot Egg Roll Bowls | I Don’t Have Time For That: These egg roll bowls give you the flavor of a deconstructed egg roll. Serve with pita chips or even tortilla chips.
Instant Pot Pizza Egg Bites | A Mom’s Impression: These egg bites are protein packed and full of rich pizza flavors. Give your child a lunch that will fuel them for the rest of the day.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs | Project Meal Plan: These meatballs are packed full of rich vibrant flavors and carry a little heat. These are great for a bit older kids.
Instant Pot Pizza Casserole | Wondermom Wannabe: This pizza casserole gives you the flavor of pizza but with a pasta twist. I am not sure I know many kids who don’t love pizza or a healthy bowl of pasta.
Corn Dog Bites | A Mom’s Impression: You get the perfect amount of corn to hot dog ratio with these little bites. Perfect for little hands, and satisfyingly good.
Instant Pot Yogurt with Fruit | Slap Dash Mom: This is a great side to add in for a little sweetness to your child’s lunch. A great form of protein.
Salsa Chicken Tacos | Aileen Cooks: These tacos are perfect to assemble the morning of. Add your liquid condiments like sour cream or avocado on the side so it doesn’t get soggy. Tasty and perfect for Taco Tuesday’s.
Instant Pot Macaroni And Cheese| A Mom’s Impression: Nothing beats a good side dish, and this macaroni and cheese is a breeze to make, and your child will gleam with delight when they see it in their lunch.
Instant Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sandwiches | Eating On a Dime: This sandwich offers the savory and sweet element with tender bread that is nice and filling. A very tasty and easy meal to prepare for your child.
Instant Pot Crack Chicken Noodle Soup| A Mom’s Impression: Serve up a nice warm bowl of soup to warm your kiddo up on a cold day. Store in a thermos for a warm lunch.
Chicken Taco Bowl | Wondermom Wannabe: Serve up this hearty taco bowl, where you can place your child’s favorite condiments on top. Tender chicken, filling rice and more.
Instant Pot BBQ Ribs | My Organized Chaos: If your child or teen likes bbq, give them some of these bbq ribs to enjoy. Make sure to pack extra napkins as it is a little messy.
Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni | A Mom’s Impression: This is a total comfort food for me. You have the tomato-based meat sauce and macaroni shells. Top with cheese and you have a perfect school lunch for your child. Just heat up and put in a thermos before sending them to school.
Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Barbecue Meatballs | The Typical Mom: These meatballs are so delicious the Dr. Pepper adds a great element of sweet to the savory meatballs. Serve with some veggies and fruit and lunch is ready.
French Dips | One Happy Housewife: Make a rich and savory french dip sandwich for your kids for lunch. Put the au jus sauce in a container so they can dip and devour.