Whether you’re excited about your new Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, wondering what you can cook with Instant Pot? What you shouldn’t cook with an instant pot? Or looking for new instant pot recipes to try?
This ultra-popular Instant Pot Cheesecake #17 continues to capture many of our readers’ hearts crowning as their all-time favorite recipe!
Why is it called Cheesecake #17? After testing & tweaking this recipe 17 times in the Instant Pot, we’ve decided to name this nearly perfect cheesecake – The New York Cheesecake #17! Have fun making it~
Cooking Pork Chops in Instant Pot can be quite tricky because of how quickly they cook. Check out our easy secret tricks to cooking Juicy Tender Pork Chops. You’ll enjoy the deliciously rich & creamy mushroom sauce.
This Crispy & Juicy Mexican Pulled Pork Carnitas is one of our readers’ favorite Mexican Instant Pot Recipes. Add a scoop of refreshing Salsa for tacos, burritos, or tamales. It’s really addictive to eat!
We’ve tested day & night with different ingredients & cooking times to craft this Epic Instant Pot Phở or Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup Recipe! You’ll love the rich buttery complex broth, with tender beef, al dente noodles, and fresh aromatic herbs.
After testing dozens of chickens in our Instant Pot, here’s our Game-Changing Technique to cook perfectly tender & juicy Whole Chicken in 3 Super Easy Steps. Bonus: you’ll end up with a nice chicken broth.
Make this Glorious Indian Instant Pot Butter Chicken now! Creamy Hearty Butter Chicken bursting with layers of sweet-savory-spiced-tangy-umami flavors. You’ll fall madly in love with this glorious buttery sauce.
Super Easy Mama’s Ultimate Comfort One Pot Meal: Instant Pot Chicken and Rice. Tasty weeknight comfort food that warms your soul & satisfies your tummy. Your family will surely keep coming back for more!
Make Caramelized Instant Pot BBQ Chicken in 3 Super Easy steps with a few pantry staples. Juicy & tender BBQ Chicken bursting with sticky-smoky-sweet flavors. A delicious family recipe for busy nights!
This Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings is a satisfying classic hearty comfort food. You’re going to love those fluffy homemade dumplings in the yummy chicken broth. A must-eat especially in the fall & winter!
Learn how to cook lentils in Instant Pot with the no soak method! Super easy way to make perfectly tender & evenly cooked lentils. Soul-soothing, hearty, flavorful side dish or tasty sauce over rice or pasta.
Before jumping into our Best Instant Pot Recipes, the first recipe to try is cooking water! This recommended step helps you learn how to use Instant Pot, and build your confidence in cooking with an Instant Pot!
Add Water: Put inner pot in Instant Pot, then pour 2 cups (500ml) of cold water in the inner pot.
Close Lid: Make sure the silicone sealing ring is properly seated in the rack, and nothing is blocking the Venting Knob & Floating Valve. Close the lid by lining the two arrows, then turn clockwise.
Seal Instant Pot: Turn Venting Knob from Venting Position to Sealing Position.
Set Pressure Cooking Time: Press the Manual or Pressure Cook button. Press the “-“ button until the indicator says “2”. The default setting should be at "High Pressure".*Note: This means we’re pressure cooking at High Pressure for 2 minutes.*Pro Tip: It's normal for some steam to come out of the floating valve during the preheating cycle. Once there's enough steam in Instant Pot, the floating valve will pop up. It takes roughly 13 minutes to reach High Pressure.
Release Pressure: After pressure cooking for 2 minutes, your Instant Pot will automatically switch to “Keep Warm” mode. Press "Cancel” to turn it off. Carefully release the pressure by turning the Venting Knob from Sealing Position to Venting Position.
Open Lid: Turn the lid counter-clockwise, then carefully lift it open. You did it!
After passing the water test, you're ready to pick a few Easy Instant Pot Recipes and start cooking! Have fun & enjoy. 🙂
Author: Amy + Jacky
Course: Super Easy
Keyword: best instant pot recipes, easy instant pot recipes, instant pot recipes, pressure cooker recipes
Sodium: 6mg | Calcium: 4mg
What should you not cook in an instant pot?
Here are some of the food you shouldn’t cook in an Instant Pot:
Deep-fried food such as fried chicken, french fries
Delicate food that requires quick & high heat
Milk-based or cream-based sauces shouldn’t be pressure cooked directly in the inner pot
Food that uses puff pastry
Breaded meat, breaded vegetables
Which of the 50 Easy Instant Pot Recipes from this list are you going to try first?
What are some of your favorite Pressure Cooker Recipes? Let us know in the comments.
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