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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!


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.


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.


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.


  • 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.




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Smoked Tonkotsu Pressure Cooker Ramen Broth might be a mouth full to say, but it is a very descriptive, very accurate mouth full. This is tonkotsu in HIGH gear because it features pork bones that have first been smoked on my pellet grill. Then it gets an asynchronous trip into my Instant Pot in which …

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My easy Instant Pot Dijon Cream Pork Chops are cooked until they are fork tender in the electric pressure cooker with onions, seasonings, and a white wine mixture. The whole dish is finished off with cream and dijon mustard for a pork chop that is so tender and SO flavorful you won’t believe it! Instant …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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