47+ Easy Instant Pot Recipes Perfect For New Users

Easy Instant Pot Recipes (Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes) & step-by-step Instant Pot Videos and Tips for you to learn how to use Instanst Pot Electric Pressure Cooker.
If you’re new to the Instant Pot Tribe. Congrats and welcome!! You’re officially one of the cool kids 😉
Here are 47+ Easy Instant Pot Recipes (Pressure Cooker Recipes) we handpicked for you. From Top Instant Pot Recipes to One Pot Meals, to recipes for ChickenRice, Eggs, Vegetables & Fruits.

Perfect newbie beginner Instant Pot Recipes to kick start your amazing cooking journey with your Electric Pressure Cooker.

We categorized the Easy Instant Pot Recipes in 6 sections:

*You can click on the link to jump to a particular section.

TOP EASY INSTANT POT RECIPES


1. Umami Instant Pot Pot Roast

Hearty pot roast made with tender & juicy beef soaked in deliciously rich umami gravy.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Pot Roast

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2. Easy Instant Pot Chili

Make this Chili under an hour! Loaded with umami & spicy flavors, this will satisfy your craving for hearty comfort food.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Easy Instant Pot Chili Recipe

3. Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese (Kid-Friendly!)

Make this dreamy & creamy Mac and Cheese with a smooth, gooey, & rich cheddar cheese sauce.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese

4. Instant Pot New York Cheesecake #17

After 16 17 Cheesecake experiments, we’re finally satisfied enough to share our Cheesecake Recipe with you! 😀

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot New York Cheesecake Recipe

5. Instant Pot Carnitas

Cut short cooking time & make this Crispy & Juicy Mexican Pulled Pork. A mouthful of exciting sensation!

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Carnitas

6. BBQ Instant Pot Ribs

Make this super easy no fuss 4-ingredient ribs done in 40 mins!

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Ribs

7. Instant Pot Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

This steaming hot bowl of comfort is Easy . Healthy . Yummy .

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Pho Ga Recipe (Pressure Cooker Pho Ga)

8. Instant Pot Beef Stew

Soul-satisfying classic American Instant Pot Beef Stew in half the cooking time.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Beef Stew

9. Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

Skip the Chinese takeout and make this Classic Beef and Broccoli Recipe at the comfort of your home!

Easy Instant Pot Recipes (Easy Pressure Cooker Recipes): Instant Pot Beef and Broccoli

10. Instant Pot Dulce de Leche

Instant Pot Recipes (Pressure Cooker Recipes): Instant Pot Dulce de Leche Recipe

11. Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Our delicious twist (with no packets!!) on the ever popular recipe that took the internet by storm!

Families are obsessed with this yummy & comforting roast with minimal prep.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe (Pressure Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast)

12. Instant Pot Yogurt #12

After 2 months, 12 experiments, hundreds of tablespoons of homemade yogurt, here’s our Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make Smooth, Creamy & Thick homemade yogurt!

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Yogurt #12

13. Instant Pot Cheesecake Creme Brulee Bites

Impress your guests with this crowd-pleasing taste of heaven in one bite!Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Cheesecake Creme Brulee Bites Recipe

14. Instant Pot Potato Salad

Make this heart-winning Creamy & Fluffy Potato Salad by cooking Potatoes + Eggs in the same pot at the same time with NO extra racks or bowls.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Potato Salad

15. Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Tomato Sauce

Tender & moist pork chops drizzled with favorite comfort umami sauce done in 30 mins.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Tomato Sauce

16. Creamy Instant Pot Cauliflower Potato Soup

Budget-friendly & low-carb soup stacked with layers of umami flavors waiting to explode in your mouth!

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Cauliflower Potato Soup

17. Instant Pot Pork Roast (Done in 60 mins)

This tender & flavorful Pork Roast is so comforting & satisfying to eat. Simple & budget-friendly weeknight meal.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Pork Roast

18. Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Creamy homemade tomato basil soup from scratch (with vegan option) – healthy, super easy to make, and freezer-friendly.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes (Easy Pressure Cooker Recipes): Instant Pot Tomato

19. Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

Make yummy Sloppy Joes because your kids *ahem hubby* are gonna love you for it 😉

Simple ingredients but SO good! Make Ahead & Freeze for Later.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Sloppy Joes (Pressure Cooker Sloppy Joes)

20. Korean Pressure Cooker Ribs

Fall-off-the-bone tender & moist ribs with finger-licking caramelized Kalbi marinade.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Korean Ribs

 

EASY ONE POT MEALS


Say YES to less dishes to wash.

21. One Pot Pressure Cooker Pasta Bolognese

Super flavor-packed comfort food that’s soo satisfying to eat.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Pasta Bolognese

22. One Pot Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice (Pot-in-Pot)

Lifesaving Pot-in-Pot (PIP) technique: Cook the teriyaki chicken AND rice separately in the Instant Pot at the same time!

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

23. Chinese Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

This classic Shiitake mushrooms chicken rice is the ultimate comfort food.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Chicken and Rice

24. One Pot Instant Pot Penne Rigate Pasta (Vegetarian/Vegan)

Easy, quick, bursting with flavors. Great for those hectic weeknights or lazy days.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Penne Rigate Pasta

25. Instant Pot Chicken Congee

4-ingredients, 5-mins prep. Can never say no to a simple, warm and comforting bowl of Chicken Congee!

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Chicken Congee

INSTANT POT CHICKEN RECIPES


26. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Made with real, whole food. No butter and true to the classics with no extra sauces. Healthy, simple, & soothing.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

27. Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Wings

Super easy 2-ingredient finger-licking wings ready in 35 mins. Feel free to add honey or your favorite spices.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: BBQ Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings

28. Instant Pot Lemon Chicken

When life gives you a lemon, make some Lemon Chicken! A recipe inspired by my dad’s restaurant.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes (Easy Pressure Cooker Recipes): Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Recipe

29. Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

A burst of sweet, savory, & sour flavors wrapped with a kick of spice. Perfect over rice.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

30. Instant Pot Chicken Breast

Instant Pot Recipes (Pressure Cooker Recipes): Instant Pot Chicken Breast Recipe with Homemade Chicken Gravy

 

INSTANT POT RICE


Say goodbye to your rice cooker! Make Asian-approved perfect rice every time in your Instant Pot.

31. Perfect Instant Pot Rice

Try this easy fail-proof method to make your Jasmine White Rice.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Rice

32. Perfect Instant Pot Basmati Rice

No more uncooked, burnt, or mushy rice! No soaking, half the cooking time.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Basmati Rice

33. Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice

Make perfect brown rice in 20 minutes. Set it and forget it.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Brown Rice

34. Instant Pot Sticky Rice

After 5+ tests with Glutinous Rice, we found the Golden Key to deliciously Easy, No-soak Sticky Rice done in 30 mins ? Yes, no soaking required!!

Instant Pot Sticky Rice Recipe (sweet rice or glutinous rice)

INSTANT POT EGGS


Make super easy-to-peel hard boiled eggs or marinated egg delicacies in the Instant Pot.

35. Perfect Pressure Cooker Soft, Medium, Hard Boiled Eggs Guide

We’re taking the guesswork out of making the perfect eggs with our “eggsperiment“. Find your favorite in this guide!

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs, Instant Pot Medium Boiled Eggs, Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

36. Instant Pot HK Egg Custard

If you have Eggs, Milk, Salt, Sugar & 20 mins, you can make this! 4 Easy Steps & Tips to make Ultra Smooth melt-in-your-mouth HK Egg Custard.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot HK Egg Custard

37. Instant Pot Steamed Eggs (Savory Egg Custard)

Super easy 5-ingredient, silky smooth eggs that literally melt in your mouth.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Chinese Steamed Eggs (Savory Egg Custard)

INSTANT POT VEGETABLES & FRUITS 


38. Quick Instant Pot “Baked” Potatoes

For someone who’s obsessed with potatoes, this is one of the reasons why I love my Instant Pot!

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Potatoes

39. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Fluffy & creamy butter garlic mashed potatoes, sprinkled with pepper and cheese.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

40. Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

After 2+ months of sourcing all the right sizes of sweet potatoes to perform 8+ tests, we solved the mysteries to Creamy Buttery Sweet Potatoes!

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Sweet Potato

41. Instant Pot Beets

Instant Pot Recipes (Pressure Cooker Recipes): Instant Pot Beets

42. Instant Pot Artichokes

Did 4+ tests for Superfood Artichokes in the Pressure Cooker! Easy . Fast . Foolproof Artichokes in 20 mins.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Artichokes Recipe

43. Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Sweet, juicy, & tender Corn on the Cob can’t be missed in the summer! ?

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

44. Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

15 Mins Beautiful Golden Strands of Healthy Yum. Gluten Free . Low Carb . Refreshing!

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash (Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Squash) in 15 mins! Low carb, gluten free, paleo substitute for pasta.

45. Instant Pot Broccoli with Garlic

Did you know that you can cook for “0 minute” in your Instant Pot?

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Broccoli

46. Instant Pot Applesauce

Imagine a sweet, warm, cinnamon-spiced homemade apple pie filling. One of the reasons to embrace Autumn.

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Applesauce

47. Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Homemade . Tangy . Sweet . Jam-like . Cranberry Sauce in the Instant Pot. Perfect for Thanksgiving!

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Yes! You can make all these and so much more with your brand new Instant Pot!

*We’ll continue to update this list. So, be sure to bookmark these Instant Pot Recipes for later.

Time to start pressure cooking with these Easy Instant Pot Recipes (Easy Pressure Cooker Recipes).

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Last Updated: December 15, 2017

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  1. I’ve seen lots of posts from newbies saying they haven’t used their new instant pot yet. Our local community college offered an instant pot beginner’s class. We learned about all the features and how to use them It was only $5 and the instructor made your yogurt and mac and cheese. It was the best $5 I ever spent. Started using my pot the next day. Check out adult education classes at your community college.

  2. This web page is a mess!!! I just got my IP and am excited to try some new recipes. Came across this page through a google search (great SEO at least!) and can’t bear to look through it. So many pop videos and ads, it’s incredibly annoying. Just thought I’d let you guys know…

    1. Hi Brad,

      Thank you for letting us know. We appreciate your honest feedback.
      We hope to clean it up a bit in the new year.

      Please take care & have a wonderful weekend
      Jacky

  3. This is an amazing list of Instant Pot recipes! I can’t wait to try many of them! I used to make ribs in the slow cooker, can’t wait to try making them in the Instant Pot.

  4. o my i see everyone has used their instant pot but me, i got it for Christmas last yr. im scared or maybe just a little worried on how to use it. what should i try first? to be honest i think its the steam thing lol but any help would be great.

    1. I was nervous about the steam release, too. I just spotted steam vents on amazon. They cover the steam spout and direct the steam away from you. Save your cabinets, save your fingers.

      Or just toss a kitchen towel over the steam valve and hit it with a long wooden spoon.

  5. I just purchased a 6 qt I P and there isn’t a “Natural Release” button to push. I don’t want to sound stupid but how do I do this function? Can u tell I am new at this 🙂

    1. Hi Sandy,

      Congrats on your new Instant Pot and thank you for your question 🙂

      You don’t have to do anything for Natural Release. For 15 minutes Natural Release, you can turn the venting knob to the venting position after 15 minutes of natural releasing.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  6. Hi Amy + Jacky
    I just had to let you know that I have tried a few of the recipes and they were awesome. Do you have any fish recipes or ground turkey or porc ones. I look forward to your emails to see what you have new to try. Thank you for being there for us new comers to the instant pot world.
    Doreen

  7. I’ve tried several times to make plain cooked carrots in my IP. I cut about 1/2″ thick, generally 7-8 good size carrots, toss with salt and use 1-1/4 c water. I tried doing a couple minutes, I’ve tried 6 minutes and I’ve tried 8 minutes. Cannot get them right, longer cook times they came out mush, shorter times they aren’t done enough, too hard. I prefer a firm but tender consistency. What am I doing wrong?

    1. Hi Betty,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      You should be able to get a better consistency cooking them on a trivet.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  8. I own an 8 quart Instant Pot, & I like to double recipes. When using any of your recipes, do I simply double everything, including the amount of water used? What about the time to reach pressure & cook? Do the times need to be increased? Or what adjustments need to be made when doubling?

    P.S. I love how you are tweaking & perfecting so many delicious recipes. You are making it fun to get creative & cook in the kitchen ~ once again!

    1. Hi Marsha,

      thank you for your kind words 🙂

      For non soup/pasta recipes, I would recommend keeping the liquid level the same as the increase meat will release more juice.
      Cooking time is usually the same. Please taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly 🙂

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  9. Hi, Amy & Jackie! I just received an IP LUX 80, and am just figuring out how to use it – newbie? So happy to have come across your site! Can you please advise if cooking at high altitude affects cooking in an IP?
    Thank you for all the work you’ve put into simplifying the IP for all of us out here!

    1. Hi John & Bobbee,

      Sorry for the late reply as we are still in the middle of moving.

      We have added it to our long to-make list!

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

    1. Hi Amy,

      Sorry for the delay in response as we are in the middle of moving!

      Congrats on your new Instant Pot. Do let us know if you come across any questions!

      Take care & have a great week
      Jacky

  10. I received my IP just after Christmas. I’m a new mom, at the time my son is only a month old. As I loved cooking also I love to spend more time with my baby. Most of the time I got frustrated if I can’t finish preparing the food before my husband arrive. But thanks to the IP, no more frustration I can set the timer in my IP and it will do the job for me while I can spend more time with my baby and serve delicious meal. With the IP is like I hired a helper and the good part is I don’t have to pay.
    So excited to explore more on IP.

    1. Hi Jliz,
      Congrats on your baby boy and being a new mom!! 🙂
      So glad you got an Instant Pot to help you out in the kitchen during this big life change. Please take great care of yourself & rest as much as you could!
      Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions with your IP.
      Wish you & your family an amazing year ahead full of blessings, great health!
      Take care,
      Amy

    1. Hi Lynette,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      No pressure canning can be safely done in any electric pressure cooker on the market yet.

      Happy New Year to you and your family
      Jacky

  11. I got an instant pot for Christmas. My family found a meatloaf with the potatoes cooked at the same time . The only complaint was no leftovers ?!

  12. Thank you so much for posting these recipes, I just got my instant pot and trust me I cannot cook at all. I tried making the Umami Instant Pot Pot Roast and your instructions were so easy to follow that my meal actually turned out to be amazing.. My husband even said it was the best meal I have ever made!! I almost fainted in shock.. 🙂

    You guys have opened my eyes to the possibility of actually making an edible meal with your site, I am really excited to try many new recipes from here.

    Thank you so much!

  13. I asked for an Instant Pot for Christmas, but my husband bought the Presto Pressure Cooker Plus. Will I be able to use Instant Pot recipes? Wondering if I should take it back and get the Instant Pot. Thanks!

  14. YAY! I’m new to the instant pot world, I bought a cookbook and found a majority of the recipes overwhelming. I love that you keep your recipes simple and delicious. I really appreciate how you tell us your trial and error process till you got the desired result. I’m so excited and feel more confident using my instant pot now. My Husband and 6 month old Son thank you!

    1. Congrats on your new Instant Pot Seana!

      Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂

      Do let us know if you come across any questions!

      Happy New Year to you and your family!!
      Jacky

  15. Heads up: Your Sloppy Joe link is dead. It leads to a 404 page.

    I’ve tried (and loved) the pho ga recipe, and am excited to try more! Thanks for putting your knowledge on the web!

    1. Hi Glenn,

      Thank you for the heads up and kind words 🙂
      Server admin was working on the server. The page should be fully functional now!

      Happy New Year to you and your family
      Jacky

  16. I’m so glad that I found your recipes. I got my 8 qt. IP on Black Friday, 2017. I also got a Instant Pot cookbook but did not find many recipes that went with my southern/southwest roots. I found so many recipes of yours that I am anxious to try. I love the IP because of its ease of use. So far, I have just adapted my old standby recipes to the IP — chill, roast, hash, several soups like chicken tortilla, cheesy poblano chicken, potato, vegetable beef. Often I have to adjust and change the function of the IP. It’s trial and error. I’m just concerned that my family may get tired of my experiments. That’s one reason I am so excited about your recipes. Thank you for your encouragement. You will be my main recipes source. By the way, I’m 71. Old dogs can learn new tricks.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment Linda 🙂

      We are so glad and happy to have you visit our site!!

      Do let us know if you come across any questions on our recipe or the IP.

      Happy New Year to you and your family!!
      Jacky

  17. I received a 3 quart instant pot as a gift along with a cookbook . All the recipes in the book and online do not tell how much the recipe makes or what size instant pot to use for that recipe. Serves 4 or 6 (what size serving?) very confusing!

    1. Hi Mary

      thank you for your question 🙂

      Our recipes are developed in the 6 quarts and for most of them you will not need to divide the recipe in half (as long as the meat fits)

      For recipes with a lot of liquid such as soups, pasta, congees, stocks…etc, you will want to cut them by half in the 3qt.

      The cooking time will stay the same!

      Happy New Year & have a wonderful week!
      Jacky

  18. I saw the instant pot on Dr. Oz that next day my son bought it for me for Christmas . I used it once on the small potatoes and they were so delicious and quick. I want to cook green beans that are fresh and frozen I was planning on putting bacon with it and I’m assuming like a cup of water or broth can you let me know how I should do this . I love this part I’m going to be using it for so many meals. !!

  19. I would like to know how to cook just plain long grain white rice – I tried twice and it gave me “sticky rice” – any suggestions?

    1. Thank you for your kind comment Janet 🙂

      Congrats on your new Instant Pot and do let us know if you come across any questions!

      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
      Jacky

  20. What a great site Amy and Jackie! We just bought an Instant Pot Ultra for ourselves for Christmas, plus one for our son and two daughters and their families!!! An Instant Pot Christmas! Your recipes look absolutely great and can’t wait to try them out. Yesterday we did our first meal, pork spare ribs, with really good results (after understanding that some recipes will cause the Instant Pot to signal a “BURN” condition and shut down, but we learned how to overcome that). We also had to try to steam eggs to make them hard boiled as our first “experiment”! This will be a great tool for us in the kitchen. Thanks for all the hard work you do! We are looking forward to using a lot of your recipes! You all are great!!!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment Lyle 🙂

      Do let us know if you come across any questions with your new Ultra!!

      Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family!
      Jacky

  21. i have a question
    i bought a power pressure cooker xl 6 qt before i knew about the instant pot.
    can i use your recipes for this appliance??
    thanks debra

  22. Hello, we love the Asian (HK) recipes. My wife is from their an we both miss the food! Do you have any recipes for tofu pudding? We loved the egg custard and congee recipe!

    1. Thank you for your kind words Michael 🙂

      We tried looking for one of the ingredients for Tofu pudding, but they were out of stock everywhere!

      Hope we can find it!

      Take care & have an amazing week
      Jacky

  23. Do you have a printable version of this?? I love this, and I’m giving one to my son and his girlfriend for christmas. This would be great to add to the “accessories” box they’re getting with their IP!

    1. Hi Paula,

      Thank you for your kind words and question 🙂

      We don’t have a printable version of this page, but each of the recipes are printable.

      You will be able to find the print button on the recipe card.

      Take care & have a great week
      Jacky

  24. Love the way you present your recipes. Visually appealing, easy to follow with step by step instructions and photos and great commentary. Look forward to all of your recipes 🙂 Thank you for what you do!

  25. Hi Amy & Jacky,
    I am thinking of buying an instant pot. I think it will help me with my Christmas tamales. How do I cook tamales in it? Or will I wasting my money?

    1. Hi Billie,

      Thank you for your question 🙂

      Instant Pot is a great tool for tamales. It will cook the tamales in 20 – 22 minutes at High Pressure + Natural Release

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  26. Hi –
    I just made the mac and cheese – it was delish. I used 6 ounces of sharp cheddar, 2 of gyurere, 2 of monterey jack and 2 of fresh mozzerella.

    Is there a reason to use evaporated milk instead of regular milk?

    Thanks,
    Annie

    1. Hi Annie,

      Thank you for your kind words and sharing the volume of cheese you used.

      Evaporated milk is a concentrate dose of milk so the mac and cheese will come out smoother and less watery when compared to regular milk.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

    1. Hi Shelly,
      Thank you for your question 🙂
      In my opinion, it is easier to poach an egg on the stovetop.

      Crack an egg into a small individual bowl
      Boil water in a small saucepan, then turn heat to low, wait until there is no heat bubbles
      Stir the water in a circular motion with a spoon
      Gently slide the egg into the whirlpool of water with egg white entering first
      Cook for about 2 – 3 minutes
      Remove the egg with a slotted spoon to drain the water

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

    1. Hi Georgiann,

      thank you for your comment and question 🙂

      Stuffed pepper can be made in the Instant Pot using the steam method. We don’t have a recipe yet. Hopefully soon!

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  27. I wanted to make cabbage rolls in the instant pot. Do you have any recipes for that and how long will it take? Typically in a slow cooker, it takes 9-10 hours.

  28. Hi Amy,

    I am going to attempt to make pulled pork. A friend of mine gave me a recipe but it is for a slow cooker. I was reading from someone else’s comment, it took 20 hours in the IP for a slow cooker? How/what should I do for mine when I go to cook it?

    PS. I am a newbie to IP. I failed big time my first time and I haven’t tried again since then.

    1. Hi Nga,

      thank you for your comment and question 🙂

      The temperature on the Instant Pot slow cook function is lower than a regular crockpot.

      You will want to use the Slow Cook High Function for the Instant Pot to slow cook.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  29. I just purchased an Insta Pot. Do I need to buy a special steamer rack to steam eggs (hardboiled) or can I simply use the metal steamer basket I have? Thanks.
    I am looking forward to trying many of your recipes.

    1. Hi Sandra,

      Congrats on your new Instant Pot and thank you for your question 🙂

      You don’t need a special steamer rack to make hard boiled eggs. The trivet that comes with the Instant Pot will work.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

    1. Congrats on your new Instant Pot Charity!

      Thank you for subscribing and please let us know if you come across any questions 🙂

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  30. I plan on buying an electric pressure cooker. What is the difference between a pressure cooker and an instant pot?

    1. Hi Sara,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      Instant Pot is one of the more popular brands of electric pressure cooker.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  31. Have not received my IP as it is a Mother’s Day gift, and out of town. My daughter in law loves hers and this sight. I am so excited and joined your group but still pending.

    1. Thank you for your comment Layne 🙂
      Waiting is the hardest part!!
      Do let us know if you come across any questions 🙂

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  32. Hi, could someone explain the difference between this pressure cooker and the pressure king pro and can you use these recipes in both machines?
    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Andrea,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      Pressure King pro is a pressure cooker that cooks at 7.2 PSI. The recipes will work in pressure king pro as long as you add an extra 10% pressure cooking time to the recipe!

      E.G Pressure Cook at high pressure for 20 minutes will be 22 minutes in the pressure king pro.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  33. Hi,

    I’m attempting to make the Pot Pork chops in HK tomato sauce, but instead of pork I will be using a thick cut short ribs. What do you suggest for the cooking time/ the sauce? I was thinking of high pressure for 32 mins plus natural release 10 as per your other beef stew recipe, but was afraid the sauce/ onion maybe affected.

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Candace,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      Beef short ribs takes around 32 minutes + Natural release. The onions will disappear but the sauce will not be affected.

      Take care & have fun cooking!
      Jacky

  34. Where can I find IP recipes for just two people? I always seem to have a lot left over and cutting the recipe in half doesn’t always work. I do freeze some of the leftovers – chili, stew, spaghetti sauce, etc. but would like to know exactly the proportions for two servings.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Mimi,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      Most of the recipes can be cut in half. Don’t reduce the liquid ingredients and they should come out fine (except for pasta or congee).

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  35. I used my Instant Pot for the first time as a slow cooker. The recipe took 10 hours in a regular slow cooker but I had to cook it for around 20 hours in the Instant Pot and the carrots were still hard (okay for me but my husband likes them soft.) Any ideas or comments about using this device as a slow cooker?

    1. Hi Carolyn,

      the slow cooking function has a lower cooking temperature when compared to a regular slow cooker.

      I would try using the Slow Cook more function instead of the normal function.

      take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  36. well I love my instant pot I’ve used mine about 5 or 6 times and my son uses it to it make the best ribs and wing I have ever had.. I get my recipes off here instant pot recipes..

    1. Hi David,

      Welcome to our site and thank you for your comment.

      Let us know if you come across any questions 🙂

      Have fun cooking and take care!
      Jacky

  37. We love our Instant Pot, thanks to your easy to follow and super tasty recipes. My husband is (from Hong Kong) now an instant pot believer and that we can cook anything. We both love good food but work full time and have 3 little ones at home leaving us very little time to be able to prepare good healthy home cooked meals. We have especially loved all your Asian inspired dishes. Thank you for sharing all your tips and recipes it has really been a game changer for our young family of 5. Thank You Amy + Jacky!!

  38. I love my Instant Pot. I have used it at least once a week since purchasing it on Cyber Monday this past Christmas. I also have a generic brand as a backup. I was making tamales 3 weeks ago and used my IP for the pork roast that I shredded then once I had them filled, I ran out of room in my large steamer and found I could steam them in the instant pot for about 20 to 25 minutes. I do need to figure out a way to keep them standing upright in the steamer basket because the ends of a couple touched the sides of the pot and were a bit dried out.
    Now, I need a good recipe for Swiss Steak to be made in it.

    1. Hi Cammy,
      Glad you’ve been enjoying your Instant Pot so far. I’m sure there will be lots more yummy food coming for you! 🙂
      Enjoy & have fun cooking!
      ~Amy

  39. I have a ten quart digital pressure cooker and I want to do pinto beans so I can mash them for refried beans I usually do a 1 pound bag but was wondering if I could do 2 pound and was wondering what or how to do it for sure..

    1. Hi Tammy,

      thank you for your question.

      We usually presoak or wet-brine our beans overnight before cooking them.

      For pre-soaked pinto beans, they should be done in 1 – 3 minutes in the pressure cooker.

      Use a 1 cup beans to 3 cups water ratio.

      This rule will apply to cooking beans!
      For Food that Expands During Cooking (i.e. grains, beans, and dried vegetables): Do not fill the unit over 1/2 full.

      Take care & have fun cooking!
      Jacky

  40. I just got My over pressure cooker xl 10 qt and I don’t know what to cook first…I want to do beef tips…any suggestions how or what I should start with? Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Terri,

      thank you for your question.
      Beef tips are usually very lean and quick to cook.
      It is not an ideal cut for the pressure cooker as they will come out overcooked (dry & tough) in a flash.

      Happy New Year & Have Fun Cooking
      Jacky

  41. I want to cook half of a large spaghetti squash and shred it later for some spa sauce.
    What would be the settings for this? My squash is pretty good size, but fits my size pot.

    Thank you.
    Lesley

    1. Hi Lesley,

      thank you for your question.

      spaghetti squash takes about 17 – 20 minutes + Quick Release @ High Pressure with the manual button as a whole in the Instant Pot.
      If you cut it in half, it will take 7 – 9 minutes + Quick Release @ High Pressure with the manual button in the Instant Pot

      Pour 1 cup of cold water and place the squash on a trivet.

      Have fun cooking!
      Jacky

  42. Which size pot are these recipes designed for? I am likely buying a 5q from a friend and don’t want to have to alter every recipe I come across. I also want to be sure it’s good for 4 servings! Thanks!

    1. Hi Patty,

      thank you for your question 🙂

      We haven’t cooked frozen whole chicken in the Pot, but our readers have found success cooking frozen chicken for 25 – 30 minutes with 1 cup of liquid.

      Have fun cooking!
      Jacky

  43. The pressure cooker I use most is a Duo, but I find the cooking times the same for the other pressure cookers I have.
    Also, I used the slow cooker on the instant pot for the first time. Is there a way to put it on High like my regular slow cooker?

    1. Hi Barbara,

      yes you can. Press the slow cook button, then press “Adjust” to change the Temperature Setting:

      Normal Setting Temperature: 194-205°F
      High Setting Temperature: 199-210°F
      Low Setting Temperature: 190-201°F

      You can read more about Instant Pot Buttons here

      Have fun cooking!
      Jacky

    1. Hi Barbara,

      thank you for your question.

      The cooking time will be the same for most of the electric pressure cooker
      Let me know what brand/model you have if you would like to make sure 🙂

      Have fun cooking!
      Jacky

    1. i was hoping for that too but found out that what people were canning is the water bath not the pressure canning.

  44. Our son bought the IP for us for Christmas. I was not happy, too old to learn new stuff. He encouraged us to “just try it”…. I’m hooked & excited to cook again. I am 70 yrs old.

    1. Hello Carol,
      Thank you for your comment.
      I’m glad your son encouraged you to try the Instant Pot!
      It really is a handy appliance to have.
      Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions in using your Instant Pot or with these Instant Pot Recipes.
      May your New Year be filled with joy & blessings.
      Take care,
      Amy

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