The Best Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes

Are you on the search for the best Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes around so you can try out your new kitchen appliance? Look no further!

The Best Instant Pot Recipes


Have you jumped on the Instant Pot cooking trend yet? It is a must-have appliance in my home.  I use it daily because I often forget to pull my meat out to defrost in the morning, or I just need a meal that I can throw into the pot and get some of my endless to-do list tasks done.  I LOVE my Instant Pot and can’t imagine life without it. It’s fast and the cleanup is unbeatable!

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Today we are sharing with you some of our FAVORITE EASY recipes as well as a FREE DOWNLOADABLE beginners guide to get you cooking with your Instant Pot!


Here Are Some of the Basics of the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker:

  • Make sure you have the vent set to sealing when you want to pressure cook.  If it isn’t closed, your pot can’t come to pressure and cook your food.  The knob moves back and forth between sealing and venting.
  • There are two different kinds of pressure releases. You use the knob for venting for pressure release.
    • Natural Pressure Release (NPR or NR) and Quick Pressure Release (QPR or QR).  When you do a natural pressure release, you let the pressure come down by itself after the pot has finished cooking the food.
    • A Quick Pressure Release is a little more daunting. There is a vent seal on the top of the pot that needs to be turned in order for the steam to release quickly.  As the vent is turned, steam instantly pours out and can make a startling sound. Never fear!  It’s normal and you will get used to it as you use your Instant Pot more.
  • The amount of time it takes for your pot to come to pressure depends on the amount of liquid. More liquid=more time.
  • You know that your pot has come to pressure when the pin (floater) is up and the countdown starts on the display.
  • There are many safety features built into electric pressure cookers so don’t be scared! They aren’t like the old stovetop ones. You can’t open it until the pressure pin goes down and there is also a feature that stops the pot if it senses burning inside as well.
  • Be careful with dairy and flour! These ingredients bubble up and can scorch easily and can make a huge mess! Add it at the end when all of the actual pressure cooking is done.

You Can Download Your Beginners Guide Here!

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You’ll also want to have the following tools to make it easier:

Side Dishes in the Instant Pot


Bacon Ranch Potatoes in Pressure Cooker from Sweet and Savory by Shinee


Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs from Cooking with Curls


How to Make Perfect Instant Pot Eggs: Soft, Medium & Hard Boiled! from The Kitchen Magpie

Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup from Pressure Luck

Main Dishes In The Instant Pot


Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef from Pressure Cooking Today


Easy Sweet Pork from Six Sisters’ Stuff


Pressure Cooker Chicken Tacos from Skip to my Lou


Instant Pot Beef Stew (One Pot Pressure Cooker) + Video from Life Made Sweeter


Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice Casserole from Simply Recipes


Instant Pot {Pressure Cooker} Hamburger Stroganoff from Julie’s Eats and Treats


Creamy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese from Family Fresh Meals


Balsamic Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin from Eating on a Dime


Instant Pot Crispy Mojo Pork Shoulder with Spicy Slaw from Zen Belly


Old Fashioned Pot Roast from Bread Booze Bacon


Instant Pot Spaghetti from Cooking Classy


Beef Stroganoff from This Old Gal


Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo from Nature Moms Blog


Slow Cooker Cheesesteak Sandwiches (Instant Pot too) from Lauren Greutman

Desserts in the Instant Pot


Oreo Cheesecake from My Baking Addiction


Instant Pot Cheesecake from Amy + Jack Pressure Cook Recipes


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake from isaveA2Z

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