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Instant Pot Recipe Collection

The Best Instant Pot Recipes

If you are looking for Instant Pot recipes, you came to (one of the many) right place. Here is my collection of all of my favorite electric pressure cooker recipes from my kitchen to yours!

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WHAT IS THE BEST INSTANT POT

This is widely debated. Really, ANY of the Instant Pots would be a good bet, but what size you need really depends on what quantities of food you are cooking. For my family of 9, I found the 6-quart model to be a little limiting.

We often have big family gatherings of 15-20 people, and for that the smaller of the pots didn't quite meet our needs. I was much happier once I upgraded to the 8-quart model.

IS INSTANT POT THE BEST PRESSURE COOKER?

Another much-debated topic. You guys ask hard questions! I, personally, haven't tested other brands of electric pressure cookers. From what I've read and seen in various groups and blogs though, they are work about the same. Instant Pot is certainly the most popular right now, but there are other big brands that are hopping on this train, and I bet they have great products too.

WHAT INSTANT POT RECIPE SHOULD I MAKE FIRST?

I suggest going with something simple. Any from the list below should work well! Also - unlike other kitchen appliances that can often just be pulled from the box and used, I HIGHLY SUGGEST you read the directions on the Instant Pot. You are cooking under pressure, and while it has a bunch of great safety features built in, there are some basics you need to know to ensure there aren't any messy or painful mishaps.

TIPS FOR INSTANT POT BEGINNERS

  • If it is hard to open, DO NOT FORCE IT. The pot should open easily if the pressure is properly released. If it doesn't open easily there's a reason why. Forcing it could be VERY DANGEROUS.
  • Don't touch the pin, no matter what they say in the FB group. The pin is a safety feature, and also there for good reason. Until you know your pot well, just leave it alone. I've used my pot a BUNCH of times, and I've never had an instance where the pin needed to be helped to fall.
  • Cover the steam vent with a kitchen towel before venting. It protects your cupboards from all that steam, helps with the noise, and will also prevent liquids from spraying out everything if you've got a lot of liquid in the pot and it hasn't naturally released pressure enough.

EASY INSTANT POT RECIPES FOR BEGINNERS

 FAN FAVORITE INSTANT POT RECIPES

INSTANT POT RECIPES THAT ARE COMPANY-WORTHY

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Instant Pot Cornbread

Instant Pot Cornbread

Did you know you can make Instant Pot Cornbread? Grab that springform pan and make homemade cornbread right in your electric pressure cooker. Instant Pot Cornbread You can have a moist and tender cornbread with a slightly crispy edge, no oven required. Dollop with butter or drizzle on some honey for the perfect side to …

Shredded Steak on Toast

Shredded Steak and Gravy on Toast

Have some steak in your freezer that you keep scratching your head wondering what to make with it? I may or may not have had some steak that was a little bit overdue to be cooked a while back. I grabbed my Instant Pot and created a masterpiece, you guys! Instant Pot Shredded Steak and …

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This Buffalo Chicken Dip is an Instant Pot chicken dip that is seasoned with buffalo salt, cooked in buffalo sauce, and then shredded and mixed with cream cheese and more buffalo sauce and cheese. Buffalo Chicken Dip Many other recipes call for cooked or canned chicken in the recipe, but this one is seasoned before …

French Onion Burgers and Gravy

Instant Pot French Onion Burgers and Gravy

These Instant Pot French Onion Burgers and Gravy are not only incredibly tasty and filling, but they are also extremely easy to make. Just cut up some onions, place the burgers on top, and pour in your cooking liquid. In about 30 minutes you will have a rich and hearty meal that can be served …

Instant Pot Stick of Butter Rice is a delicious and easy side dish that is full of flavor!

Instant Pot Stick of Butter Rice

Grab that Instant Pot and whip up a batch of my Instant Pot Stick Butter Rice to pair with your dinner this week. Using your Instant Pot to make the rice allows you to have a no-fuss dish. Dump, set, and forget is the motto I love when it comes to our Instant Pot. Foolproof …

Instant Pot Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Instant Pot Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This delicious Instant Pot Green Enchilada Casserole recipe first appeared over on Recipe Girl, where I did a few guest posts! Find expanded commentary and additional pictures below, and make sure to drop by Recipe Girl to tell her hello! I’m such a huge fan! Instant Pot Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole Instant Pot Salsa Verde …

Instant Pot Basmati Rice

Pressure Cooker | Instant Pot Basmati Rice

Get that perfectly cooked basmati rice each and every time with this Instant Pot Basmati Rice recipe below. No more mushy, over-cooked, or even under-cooked rice. The Instant Pot will take the guesswork out of when the rice is done, and you will have fluffy rice ready to serve up your family and friends. Pressure Cooker | …

Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs are one of my favorite ‘dump and go’ dinners, and making these in the Instant Pot makes it even easier! Bold Asian flavors are pressure cooked deep into these chicken thighs, and you crisp up the skin with a quick bake under the broiler. Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken …

Instant Pot Strawberry Sauce

Instant Pot Strawberry Sauce

Instant Pot Strawberry Sauce is a perfect pair for your next ice cream sundae, cheesecake, french toast, funnel cakes, or waffles. This dump-and-go recipe is mostly hands-off besides a few minutes of stirring at the end to thicken it up a little bit! Instant Pot Strawberry Sauce It is peak fruit season now, and there’s …

Instant Pot Beef and Cabbage Soup with Rice

Easy Instant Pot Cabbage, Beef, and Rice Soup

Instant Pot Cabbage, Beef, and Rice Soup is a comforting fall or winter soup packed full of vegetables for a full meal in a bowl. Serve this with a loaf of crusty bread and some fresh butter, and you’ve got meals for days. This recipe first appeared on Food Fanatic! Easy Instant Pot Beef, Cabbage, …

Instant Pot Cheesecake

Instant Pot Strawberry Cheesecake

This Instant Pot Strawberry Cheesecake just screams SPRING to me. If you are looking for a wonderful dessert that doesn’t require you firing up the oven, look no further. This recipe first appeared over on Recipe Girl! Instant Pot Strawberry Cheesecake Cheesecake has always been one of my favorite desserts, and I am SUCH a classic girl. …

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup

Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup is one of my favorite quick and easy dinners to throw together for those hectic fall and winter evenings. It is super flavorful, with just a touch of red bell pepper for some extra kick. Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup Nothing is easier than this soup. For reals. And …

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken from frozen

This super easy recipe for Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken is made with frozen chicken breasts, and takes just 40-45 minutes from the time you close the lid until you are shredding your chicken! Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken from frozen Usually, when I make Instant Pot chicken, I make a red salsa version via …

Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

If you are a cheesecake lover, if for nothing else you need to get an Instant Pot just for the cheesecake. It is easy, and the texture just cannot be replicated in an oven, even if you DO go the water-bath route! Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sour Cream Sauce I loved ALLLLLL …

Instant Pot Wild Rice Mushroom Stuffing

Instant Pot Wild Rice and Mushroom Dressing

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Wild Rice Dressing is a unique and flavorful side dish that will be a wonderful addition to your holiday table. I love the texture it adds to this classic dish. Can I just say a big old DISCLAIMER that this stuff tastes WAY better than the below photos make it look? …