20+ Instant Recipes from Your Pressure Cooker
Pressure Cooker Bacon Deviled Eggs
This deviled egg recipe got this response during tasting in the Test Kitchen: "Pressure cooker deviled eggs are perfect!" Try them yourself and see what they were so excited about. With bacon and mayo involved, there's no way they can't be good. Pressure cooker eggs may become your go-to instant recipe.
Pulled Pork Gyros with Dilled Radish Tzatziki
Not much can top the juicy tenderness of pulled pork in a pressure cooker. Pile the pork on pita rounds topped with a homemade tzatziki sauce, onion, and feta for a fresh twist on your usual gyro recipe. Before pressure cooker recipes took off, it took five hours to slow cook the pork shoulder; now it takes only one.
Pressure Cooker Honey Chipotle Riblets
Instant Pot ribs are crazy-popular, but you can make this saucy rib recipe in whatever pressure cooker you own. Pork ribs smothered in a sticky sweet sauce of ketchup, molasses, and chipotle peppers make a game day pressure cooker appetizer that can't be beat.
Tiramisu Chocolate Marble Cake
Tiramisu meets cake in this Instant Pot dessert recipe, and you may never go back to either one on its own again. The serving size is small because the ample butter, mascarpone cheese, bittersweet chocolate, and mascarpone icing make this dish oh-so rich.
Pressure Cooker Gyro Nachos with Tzatziki
Why, yes, you can make nachos in a pressure cooker. This Greek-inspired nacho recipe can be speedily served with purchased tzatziki sauce, or you can mix up your own while the meat cooks in the pressure cooker.
Korean-Style Short Ribs
Now that you know you can make pressure cooker ribs, will you ever make them any other way? Well, these apple- and soy-flavored ribs also contain directions for the slow cooker, so now the dilemma is which convenient appliance will you choose?
Pressure Cooker Scrambled Breakfast Hash
Just like any good breakfast recipe, this Instant Pot breakfast hash is loaded with bacon, eggs, cheese, and potatoes. All the must-have breakfast staples. Change up the cheese depending on what's in your fridge. The cook time is only 5 minutes!
Thai Turkey Meat Loaf
You can't argue with Instant Pot recipes (especially meat loaf) requiring only slightly more than 20 minutes of cooking time! This turkey meat loaf initially cooks in the pressure cooker for 15 minutes, but then gets briefly broiled for pretty browning before serving. Because you're using turkey as the meat, this recipe is only 318 calories!
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
If you love the flavor of dulce de leche, it's time you try it in cheesecake form! A crust of vanilla wafers and toasted almonds deliciously surrounds the creamy filling. Drizzle this Instant Pot cheesecake with more dulce de leche and some bittersweet chocolate to top it off.
Pressure Cooker Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup
If you're feeling under the weather or want something warm and cozy for dinner, your pressure cooker can create a deliciously smooth soup in about half an hour. This vegan Instant Pot recipe blends together good-for-you ingredients like cauliflower, sweet potato, and carrots with coconut milk for a smooth and silky soup that will perk you up during the cold months.
Pressure Cooker Southern Tot Casserole
For a diner-worthy breakfast recipe from your pressure cooker, turn to this egg and potato breakfast casserole. This southern-inspired recipe is hearty enough to fuel a lumberjack all morning long—and that alone makes it one of our best Instant Pot recipes.
Pressure Cooker Garlicky Spinach and Feta Dip
Why not speed up your party prep by including a few Instant Pot recipes on the menu? Nothing says "party" like a hot dip, and this pressure cooker appetizer is no exception. Creamy, cheesy, and salty, it has everything necessary to keep guests coming back for seconds (and thirds).
Pressure Cooker Chocolate-Cherry Bread Pudding
The name of this recipe sounds so indulgent, you'd never guess it's under 200 calories per serving! Of course, that's assuming you stop at one serving. With bittersweet chocolate, dried tart cherries, and a creamy yogurt sauce, this Instant Pot dessert keeps tempting us into coming back for more.
Butternut Squash Shakshuka
It's a breakfast/brunch/brinner recipe with a trifecta of trendiness! Shakshuka? Check. Butternut squash? Check. Pressure cooker? Check. Plus, we put an egg on it! There's no way you can go wrong with this healthy Instant Pot recipe topped with eggs and feta cheese. We also provide slow cooker directions for this dish. Whether you want it fast or slow, there's a recipe for you.
Pressure Cooker Mashed Sweet Potatoes
We know pleasing all the palates at your table can be tricky, but if picky eaters pass on this vegan Instant Pot recipe, that leaves more for you! This recipe uses coconut milk for smooth, creamy mashed sweet potatoes. Add in fresh jalapeño and a dash of curry powder, and this bold sweet potato recipe will quickly become part of your permanent rotation.
Pressure Cooker Bacon and Egg Breakfast Bowl
We're big fans of the breakfast bowl craze. There is nothing better than an all-in-one meal—no sides needed. With oats, cheese, bacon, and eggs, this Instant Pot recipe fills you up with 23 grams of protein and a whopping 10 grams of fiber! Finally, you'll be able to make it to lunchtime without listening to your stomach growl.
Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Yep, your pressure cooker can do Italian, too. Juicy chicken thighs and tender noodles certainly help make this Instant Pot chicken recipe a winner, but there's a lot more to get excited about. Traditional cacciatore veggies help knock this one out of the park—in this case, meaty mushrooms, tomatoes, and sweet peppers.
Pressure Cooker Chili Mac and Cheese
Seeking a kid-friendly pressure cooker recipe? Ta-da! Here's the one. We combined the much-loved flavor of chili with macaroni and cheese for a comfort food recipe the whole family will love. We encourage serving this Instant Pot dinner with lettuce and tomatoes to amp up the nutrition.
Mini Chocolate-Orange Lava Cakes
If you love desserts with a gooey center (who doesn't?), this is the dessert recipe for you! An indulgent batter of dessert basics like chocolate, butter, flour, and sugar are complemented by a dose of orange liqueur for a flavor twist on a molten cake recipe. We're willing to bet that anyone who tries it will never guess it's an Instant Pot recipe.
Pressure Cooker Asian Pork Cabbage Bowl
Fill your dinner bowl with succulent pork and loads of veggies for an all-in-one meal from your pressure cooker. This meal in a bowl gets its Asian flavors from fresh ginger, soy sauce, lemongrass, and purchased Asian dressing. For those who like it hot, add a drizzle of sriracha to this healthy Instant Pot recipe.
Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Steaks with Pesto
Whether you're hosting meat-eaters or veggie-lovers for dinner, vegan Instant Pot recipes are tasty enough to please everyone. You can pressure cook cauliflower steaks to tender perfection in just four minutes, then simply spoon on pesto and Kalamata olives. If you're really feeling ambitious you can make your own pesto, but store-bought also works just fine.
Asian-Style Chicken Sliders with Snow Pea Slaw
Fresh snow peas and carrots make a bright and fresh topper for juicy chicken seasoned with hoisin, soy, ginger, and garlic. We love Instant Pot chicken recipes because of how speedy and tasty they are, and this recipe is no exception.
Garlic-Ginger Pork Lettuce Wraps
Use these pressure cooker lettuce wraps as a party appetizer or a light dinner recipe that tastes better than restaurant versions. You'll probably be able to cook this Instant Pot recipe faster than your favorite restaurant, too. Serve with soy sauce for dunking, because food is more fun when it's dunked.
Simplified Chicken Korma
Never heard of korma? Well, this Instant Pot chicken recipe is about to make you a big fan! Our taste panel loved the spicy flavor of this dish, and the chicken was so tender from the pressure cooker. Try the slow cooker directions if your pressure cooker is already filled with dessert.
Gruyère Risotto with Arugula Gremolata
That's right, thanks to your pressure cooker or Instant Pot you can make a risotto without stirring constantly! Give your arm a break, and while the risotto cooks for just six minutes you can whip up a fresh and salty arugula gremolata.
Cashew Chicken Wraps with Sweet-Tangy Slaw
Dinner is a wrap after simply filling tortillas with pressure-cooked chicken, spinach, cashews, and a homemade slaw. Our taste panel loved the crunchy texture from the nuts contrasting with the tender chicken and the slightly sweet flavor from the honey. You can also put this healthy Instant Pot recipe to work when you're serving lunch for a crowd.
Indian Spiced Lentils with Spinach
This flavor-packed lentil recipe makes one delicious vegetarian main dish with 23 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. There's no way you can finish a serving without feeling satisfied. Even the meat-lovers will ask for seconds of this Instant Pot dinner. No pressure cooker, no problem—you can make this lentil recipe in the slow cooker, too.