Pressure Cooker | August 13, 2016

50+ Easy Instant Pot Recipes

50+ Pressure Cooker Recipes collage

We have loved pressure cooker week! I know you’re dying to go out and grab one, we absolutely love ours. These pressure cookers will save your school night dinner scrambles, so you can spend more time doing homework with your kids having Bachelor nights with the girls.

As a recap, basically anything that can be done in the crockpot can be done in the pressure cooker 2-3 times as fast. You have to have liquid in the pot, so you’re not going to get anything crispy in there. You can totally make desserts, frozen-solid hunks of meat, the electric ones made today come with all sorts of safety features so they’re basically foolproof, it doesn’t heat up your kitchen, and they’re amazing. Get one. Go team.

We added pressure cooker directions to the bottom of each of these easy instant pot recipes. Look under “notes”, and it’ll tell you how to convert all of our favorite recipes to pressure cooker recipes. We’ll continually add to this post as we create new ones!

50+ Easy Instant Pot Recipes

1. Vegetarian Chili

2. Tangy Rice and Beans

3. Pressure Cooker {Frozen} Roast Beef and Potatoes

4. Vegetarian Lentil Tacos

5. Chicken and Chorizo Paella

6. Japanese Curry

7. Coconut Steel-Cut Oats

8. Pulled Pork Nachos with Chipotle Lime Crema

9. Bacon Chicken Pasta

10. Smokey Jalapeno and Bacon Chili

11. Game Day Ribs

12. Beef Noodles

13. Chipotle Chicken Salad

14. Four Cheese and Vegetable Lasagna

15. Basil Chicken with Rice Pilaf

16. Crockpot Tomatillo Chicken

17. BBQ Chicken Burrito

18. virtually any of our soups–if the soup needs browning of meats or veggies, you can do so in the open pot turned on to any setting. Add all ingredients except dairy or thickeners, lock lid, set to soup setting, cook anywhere from 10-20 minutes, depending on amount of hearty ingredients. Quick release, then add dairy or thickeners.

19. Hearty Pasta Sauce with Homemade Noodles

20. Smokey Pulled Pork and Pineapple Taquitos

21. Baby Food

22. Lemon Herb Chicken and Rice

23. Crockpot Mexican Pineapple Chicken

24. Indian Spiced Fall Roast Beef Stew

25. Lemon Sage Roasted Chicken

26. Zucchini Lasagna

27. Slow Roasted Pork Carnitas and Cilantro Rice

28. Slow-Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

29. Sloppy Joe Chili

30. Overnight Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal

31. Vegetarian Pumpkin Sweet Potato Curry

32. Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy over Rice

33. Dad’s Chili

35. Creamy Shrimp Risotto

36. Vegetarian Mexican Stuffed Peppers

39. Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

40. Decadent Hawaiian Haystacks

41. Dr. Pepper Chicken

42. Pineapple Pork Roast

43. Apricot Chicken

44. Southern Slow Cooker Shredded Pork

45. Shredded Sweet Pork

46. Homemade Creamy Mashed Potatoes

47. Slow Cooker Refried Beans

48. Crockpot Apple Pear Butter

49. Caribbean Rice and Beans

50. Mango Blueberry and Quinoa Salad

51. Homemade Applesauce

52. Black Bean Soup

53. Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Quinoa

54. Authentic Mexican Rice

55. Summer Quinoa Salad with Feta

56. BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

57. Baked Tomato Risotto

58. Pressure Cooker Mini Cheesecakes

59. Pressure Cooker Mexi Rice

60. Pressure Cooker Broccoli Beef

61. Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa Tacos

62. Shredded Pork Tacos with Mango Salsa

63. Beef Stroganoff

How to Adapt Recipes for Pressure Cooker

We haven’t been using them too long, but we gathered a list of our current recipes that we think would be perfect for a pressure cooker. A lot of you said that you had no clue where to start or what you could make in your pressure cooker. We linked to our Power Pressure Cooker XL at the bottom of the post, and also want to shout out to one of the most resourceful blogs we’ve found, Pressure Cooking Today. She explains how to convert any recipe to a pressure cooker recipe here. We explained a bit in each of our posts this week, but she answers any questions you might have being a newbie. Go out and get one and let us know what recipes worked and some of your favorite ones to make!

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  1. could you please update these recipes with pressure cooker instructions?
    The majority of recipes are really regular stovetop or slow cooker recipes that could (I guess?) be adapted for a pressure cooker – but you leave it up to your reader to figure it out the settings. Do I use manual pressure? the poultry setting? the soup setting? natural release? quick release? Each recipe is going to have different settings.

    These really aren’t pressure cooker recipes that you’ve gathered. It’s pretty disappointing.

    1. Sorry you were disappointed, Christi. If you search online, there are many posts on how to convert recipes to pressure cooker recipes. If you search for a similar recipe (for example, that Summer Quinoa Salad post that you also commented on, you could find a pressure cooker quinoa recipe and use those instructions) and just adapt to our ingredients. Our readers told us they don’t know where to start, or what things they can make in a pressure cooker! We wanted to give them somewhere to start. We do plan on slowly adding pressure cooker instructions to all of the 50+ recipes, but in the meanwhile maybe you could search for one of those converter posts. Thanks for your advice!

  2. Im making bone brOth and id like to cook it longer then60 minutes (max on this unit). How do i go about it? Mostof the recipes for bone broth call for 2 hours.

  3. I just received the power pressure cooker Xl for Christmas and can’t wait to use it. All of these recipes look delicious! The hard part will be deciding which yummy dish to cook first!

  4. Yoh mentioned in the Bbq chicken recipe for lreasure cooking you can change time to 40 or 60 minutes. This is a lot longer than the 15minutes it aUto sets to. Is this because the 40-60minute cook time is at a lower pressure?