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 Recipe Collection
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
- Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Breast from Frozen
- Instant Pot Chicken Tacos
- Instant Pot Roast Beef and Gravy
- Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin Teriyaki
FAN FAVORITE INSTANT POT RECIPES
INSTANT POT RECIPES THAT ARE COMPANY-WORTHY
- Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff
- Pressure Cooker Beef Brisket
- Smothered Shredded Beef Burritos
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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?…
Instant Pot Roast Beef and Gravy is quickly replacing my oven version in my fall and winter dinner lineup. It is SO easy, and it makes the most fall-apart tender pot roast that I’ve ever had before. What’s not to love? Instant Pot Roast Beef and Gravy Okay so maybe the Instant Pot doesn’t warm…
Wild Rice is one of my favorite foods, but I don’t use it very often because it takes SO long to cook. Not anymore. Instant Pot Wild Rice cuts the cook time down AND produces the very best wild rice that I’ve ever had. Instant Pot Wild Rice Wild rice can either be really really…
These pressure cooker salsa verde pork tostadas are made from a FROZEN Costco pork sirloin roast. Your Instant Pot will turn this into tender, flavorful, and EASY dinner in about an hour and a half. Pressure Cooker Salsa Verde Pork Tostadas We buy these Costco pork sirloin roasts ALL the time. With 7 kids, you’d…
Pressure Cooker Steak can be made from frozen, and they’re super simple. Thanks to their delectable braise with beer and onions, the gravy that accompanies them is to die for. Pressure Cooker Beer Braised Steak with Onions Do you ever get so bad at meal planning, that suddenly it is 5pm and you haven’t even…
Instant Pot Chicken Soup makes quick work of a pack of inexpensive chicken legs for super flavorful and FAST meal. Make your own homemade chicken broth first, and then it is a quick cook to a big bowl of this deliciousness. Instant Pot Chicken Soup There isn’t anything better than chicken noodle soup on a chilly winter…
Instant Pot street tacos are super simple and full of flavor. You’ve never had a street taco like this before. Break out your instant pot and go from here to DONE in under an hour. Instant Pot Street Tacos I LOVE street tacos. There’s just something about those tender flavorful bits of flank steak that…
Pressure Cooker Mexican Rice is thrown together and cooked in your Instant Pot or another electric pressure cooker brand. Pressure Cooker Mexican Rice It is the easiest side dish you’ll ever make and is so delicious. Your family is going to love this! My search is over. I brought this to family dinner the other Sunday,…
French Onion Beef Stroganoff is ready in a little over an hour by making use of your Instant Pot, and is full of caramelized onions, mushrooms, and the most flavorful, deep sauce. Instant Pot French Onion Beef Stroganoff It may be in the 90’s lately in Seattle, but I am seriously craving some fall-ish comfort food. Too bad I don’t…