Pressure Cooker Recipes

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

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Beef Stroganoff for Instant Pot®

Rating: 4.47 stars
A truly one-pot meal! Fork-tender beef and mushrooms with egg noodles. This recipe is written using the Instant Pot®.

Carnitas - Pressure Cooker

Rating: 4.88 stars
Savory and tender pork carnitas.

Instant Pot® Salsa Chicken

Rating: 4.73 stars
An Instant Pot® makes an easy weeknight meal even easier! Frozen chicken breasts are combined with taco seasoning and salsa for a tasty Mexican-themed meal. You can use the meat for tacos, burrito bowls, or as a topping for baked potatoes. So many possibilities! I used this the first night for chicken quesadillas. The second night I used it as a topping for baked potatoes with shredded cheese, pickled jalapenos, and sour cream.

Instant Pot® Mushroom Risotto

Rating: 4.69 stars
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.

Pressure Cooker Carnitas

Rating: 4.6 stars
Perfect for taco bars! This can be easily adapted to a slow cooker, but the pressure cooker really seals in the flavor and cuts down on cooking time. All the leftover broth from the pressure cooker is packed full of flavor, great as a starter for chile verde, and freezes well. Serve carnitas with white corn tortillas, guacamole and pico.

Easy Pressure Cooker Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars
This is the easiest way I have come up with for cooking whole, skin-on potatoes to perfection for use in whatever recipe you need them for.

Pressure Cooker Bone-In Pork Chops, Baked Potatoes, and Carrots

Rating: 4.57 stars
This is a great, quick and easy weeknight meal. The one-pot pressure cooker makes clean-up a snap and brings dinner to the table quickly!

Afghani Kabli Pulao

Rating: 4.8 stars
This is a delicious kabli pulao made in a pressure cooker. The rice gets infused with flavor and has the perfect texture. This is a must-try! You can also prepare this on your stove top.

Copycat V8® Juice

Rating: 4.13 stars
Full of tomatoes, celery, onion, pepper, beet, carrot, and garlic, this vegetable juice cocktail tastes even better than the store-bought version!

Pressure Cooker Chili

Rating: 4.67 stars
There's nothing like a steamy hot bowl of chili on a cold snowy day. What's even better is having it ready within 35 minutes from start to finish.

Southern Cabbage for the Pressure Cooker

Rating: 4.62 stars
A good pot of cabbage can be served stand-alone with some cornbread or as a side dish to your favorite meal. Preparing cabbage in a pressure cooker preserves most of the nutrients and produces a very sweet yet savory dish. This recipe is quick, flavorful and easy!

Pressure Cooker Potato Salad

Rating: 4.64 stars
Reduce the time it takes to make this all-time favorite dish and keep the potatoes firm and fresh with this tasty potato salad recipe! I use only one egg yolk and all three whites from the three hard-cooked eggs, but adjust to your own taste.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Use a Pressure Cooker

Modern versions of pressure cookers are safe and easy to use—and they're a great kitchen time-saver. Many foods are ready in one-third of the time it would take cooked on the stovetop or in the oven. Here are some tips to help you get started.

Pressure Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs

Rating: Unrated
"I never thought I'd be enthusiastic about a recipe for boiled eggs. How much difference could it possibly make? As it turns out, a lot. My hubs said this recipe alone justified the purchase of a pressure cooker." – alhousto

Instant Pot® Charro (Refried Beans)

Rating: 4.64 stars

This recipe is written to be prepared in an Instant Pot® pressure cooker. With some small alterations, I am sure you can cook it on the stovetop as well. These beans are great served as is or blended to be the texture of refried beans.