Pressure Cooker Recipes

Pressure cookers give “fast food” a whole new meaning! Get recipes, including quick, easy, and healthy options for roasts, soups, and making beans from scratch.

Staff Picks

Spicy Pressure Cooker Short Ribs

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4
Cooking ribs in the pressure cooker is an easy and fast way to put food on your plate. The heat from this dish is countered very nicely with the sweetness. If you like spicy food, then you will love this recipe! If you aren't too tolerant of spicy foods, I included a slight variation in the notes. Enjoy!

Risotto con Zafferano e Pancetta in Pentola a Pressione (Saffron and Pancetta Risotto)

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8
Fragrant, flavorful saffron is the perfect ingredient for a simple, yet tasty risotto. You can prepare this recipe in no time using a pressure cooker, or choose to make it the traditional way in a regular pot.

Feijoada Nordestino (Northeastern Brazilian Black Bean Stew)

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1
A version of feijoada from Northeastern Brazil. Feijoada is a dish made throughout Brazil, and there are many versions, but this recipe is the most common 'day-to-day' version you'll encounter in backyard barbeques and birthday parties in the Northeast.

Vegetable Biryani (Tehri)

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5
Tehri was originally concocted by kings in northern India as a vegetarian equivalent to the Mughals' mutton or chicken biryani. This modern-day version has deliciously soft sweet vegetables and flavorful long-grain rice. Serve with chilled yogurt and spicy curry on the side.

Mexican Beef and Vegetable Stew

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25
Tender chunks of beef and zesty diced tomatoes take this beef stew on a trip south of the border. A pressure cooker produces a 'simmered all day' taste in less than an hour.
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Rapid Chicken Stock

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31
This simple yet flavorful chicken stock is great for everything...and the pressure cooker is the magic tool here! You need a decent-sized pressure cooker for this recipe. The result is the same thing you'd get with 8+ hours of conventional simmering. This is a great way to use a leftover chicken carcass from dinner the night before, even if it's one of those rotisserie chickens from the store! I like to season the stock at the end, so that you can accurately control the amount of salt.

Instant Pot® Mushroom Risotto

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225
Creamy risotto with softened mushrooms and a sprinkling of cheese seems like a dish best ordered at a restaurant instead of made at home. That's because traditionally risotto is made slowly, stirring often, adding 1/4 cup of hot stock at a time, then more stirring. It's a labor-intensive dish that's worth the fuss. However, risotto made in a pressure cooker is so simple and quick that it feels like cheating. It's not. This is the real stuff. You'll probably start making risotto far more often after you try this one.

Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

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13
Make the day before desired; this cake improves with time. Made in a pressure cooker. If desired, garnish with confectioners' sugar or whipped cream and sliced strawberries.

Beef Stroganoff for Instant Pot®

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698
A truly one-pot meal! Fork-tender beef and mushrooms with egg noodles. This recipe is written using the Instant Pot®.

Easy Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

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175
VERY tender and delicious. Using the pressure cooker saves SO much time that this recipe can be used on a weekday and still you can manage to eat dinner at a decent hour.

Carnitas - Pressure Cooker

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291
Savory and tender pork carnitas.

Instant Pot® Double Bean and Ham Soup

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41
No pre-soaking beans required. I know it sounds strange, but my mother-in-law always added a can of pork and beans to her homemade bean soup and, seriously, it adds another layer of flavor.

Inspiration and Ideas

Instant Pot® Salsa Chicken

"We used frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts and thighs. It was perfect! Because we used a whole can of Rotel and broth, ours had a good amount of liquid." – Sandra

Pressure Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs

"My hubs said this recipe alone justified [buying] a pressure cooker." – alhousto

Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Sausage

Rating: Unrated
65

I am from the South, and red beans and rice is a weekly tradition in my house. This recipe is cooked in no time, thanks to the pressure cooker! Serve over hot cooked rice.