15 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes of 2016

Our 15 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes & Instant Pot Recipes of 2016! Handpicked based on feedback & reviews from Electric Pressure Cooker users.

Many pressure cooker users often asked us “What are your favorite Pressure Cooker Recipes?” or “What are the Best Instant Pot Recipes I need to try from your site?”

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Great question! But such a tough one to answer!!

All Pressure Cooker Recipes we developed are our babies crafted with blood & sweat…not even exaggerating!

How can we pick favorites? It’s like picking a favorite child. hehe~

After 2 months of collecting & reading our dear readers’ feedback and reviews, here are the 15 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes on our site from 2016!!

Ok! We did put our totally unbiased personal opinions into considerations too. 😛

We’re truly overwhelmed with your love & ongoing support. Thank you!

Here are our 15 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes of 2016!

*You can jump directly to specific Pressure Cooker Recipes by clicking on the links below.

#1. Must Try:
Japanese Pressure Cooker Beef Curry

#2. Overwhelming Rave Reviews:
Umami Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

#3. Readers’ Favorite:
Easy Instant Pot Chili

#4. Irresistibly Delicious:
Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

#5. Ultimate Comfort:
Instant Pot Beef Stew

#6. Italians-Approved:
Pressure Cooker Meatballs in Easy Tomato Sauce

#7. Ultimate Indulgence:
Loaded Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

#8. Favorite Dessert:
Instant Pot New York Cheesecake #17

#9. Favorite Soup:
Creamy Instant Pot Cauliflower Potato Soup

#10. Favorite One Pot Meal:
One Pot Pressure Cooker Pasta Bolognese

#11. Newbies’ Favorite:
BBQ Instant Pot Ribs

#12. Favorite Pot-in-Pot:
Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

#13. Favorite Chinese Recipe:
Pressure Cooker Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

#14. Favorite Comfort Food:
Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Tomato Sauce

#15. Favorite Feel Good Food:
Instant Pot Chicken Congee

15 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes of 2016


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#1. Must Try: Japanese Pressure Cooker Beef Curry

Reviews from Dear Readers:

“Ahhhh mazING!!!! We have never tasted these flavor profiles before and I just couldn’t get it in my mouth fast enough. As we were eating this, I told my husband your story and we had a conversation fantasizing what it would be like there. Thank you. You both are now my favorite chefs. You just bumped Gordon Ramsey out of first place.”Amanda S.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Japanese Pressure Cooker Beef Curry

“Wow it was so good!! My BF and I had amazing curry in Nikko Japan and this recipe is an replicate of it. Thank you so much ?” – Soo Young M.

“Just made this the other night. I have to say it came out incredible! The caramelized onion puree is genius! What a great technique…What a great recipe. Thanks for this one a definite keeper.”William R.

#2. Overwhelming Rave Reviews: Umami Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

Reviews from Dear Readers:

“This was my second ever instant pot dish. OMG!!! This was so delicious and I will definitely make it again. I have never liked pot roast (made by anyone using any method), but have always wanted to. I LOVE this pot roast!!”Shannon H.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Pot Roast Recipe

“OMG! This may be the BEST thing I have ever eaten! Followed directions exactly, it was fantastic!!”Connie P.

“I had avoided a roast for a while because of the hit or miss reviews. Finally made this recipe last week and it was hands down the very best and most flavorful roast I have ever made.”Leslie P.

“We just enjoyed the Best Pot Roast ever! I think we were finished eating in under 5 minutes, we devoured it! 😀 Our Molly Manners that we learned as children went right out the window 😉 Thank you for a Wonderful recipe!”Suzy SK.

#3. Readers’ Favorite: Easy Instant Pot Chili 

Reviews from Dear Readers:

“I made your chili recipe tonight. Holy wow! That was the best chili I have ever made. So much flavour. Thank you for creating such an easy and delicious weeknight meal.”Kristyn S.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Chili Recipe

“We made this chili last night and it was honestly the best chili we’ve EVER had!!” – Peggy S.

“Made this for dinner on this cold snowy day and it was AMAZING! I didn’t have fish sauce so I omitted it…My kids said it was the best chili I’ve ever made! We’ll definitely make this one again!”Shonda S.

“This was amazing! I always thought I had chili down pat but I decided to try it in the instant pot. And thank you, this truly brought chili to a whole new level for us. What an incredibly easy weeknight dish. Heated up the next day is even better! Your recipes have been my go to since I basically day one of instant pot ownership”Fleetwater

#4. Irresistibly Delicious: Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork 

“Another homerun!!!! WOW sooooo good!!!!…My hub wanted seconds and he NEVER wants seconds :D”Susan K.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe

“Made this yesterday, & find this one of the most helpful IP websites–LOVE it, & have many of their recipes on my to-do list. This pulled pork was excellent, & easy…FIL ate two helpings, & raved about it. MIL still just pissed that I’m a better cook than she.”Amy W.

“From the dry rub to the sauce this recipe makes wonderful tasting pork. The sauce is awesome when you reduce it after getting the meat out of the pot and defatting the liquid. I would put that sauce on everything; eggs, meatloaf, French fries, pizza…I’m telling ya it’s that good!”Dave P.

#5. Ultimate Comfort: Instant Pot Beef Stew

“Dinner-bowl of perfection-Jacky Amy’s Beef Stew. This is honestly the best beef stew recipe. Soooooo GOOD! Usually a recipe needs to be tweaked/adjusted but not this one. Came out perfectly. The timing to cook the veggies & meat are perfect! How did you do that?!! Proof-my picky eater husband cleaned his bowl! ?”Florence C.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

“I made this beef stew recipe tonight. It was amazing. This is my first stew in my Instant Pot. I have finally found a way to make tender beef stew. I made the recipe exactly as written using beef chuck roast per the recipe. Great browning tips are in the recipe. Jacky and Amy are the husband and wife team who share these recipes and are pressure cooker scientists. I love that they are into the theory behind prep and cooking for pressure cookers. I highly recommend this recipe and their site.”Keith D.

“The beef stew came out AMAZING!!!! So excited!!! Meat is falling apart as I bite! So delicious! Best flavor and the MEAT! So tender! Having a hard time not going back for thirds!”Amy B.

“Made this for dinner (snuck some for lunch…) and I cannot WAIT for my husband to taste it! Thanks for another winner!”Caitlin C.

“Not only did hubby eat two bowls, he made sure he licked it clean! I think that’s a sign for me to keep this electric pressure cooker recipe!  Thank you”Yvonne W.

#6. Italians-Approved: Pressure Cooker Meatballs in Easy Tomato Sauce

“Thanks so much – I have been trying for 20 years to find a recipe for spaghetti and meatballs he likes as much as his mother’s! This was a hit! Thanks so much – I may now be able to be an honorary Italian.”Valerie

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Meatballs Recipe

“I made your meatballs in tomato sauce in the instant pot and it was amazing. Meatballs were tender. The sauce was delicious, my husband was amazed that with so few ingredients the sauce was so delicious. Love your site.” – Miriam

“The meatballs are so good and the sauce was great. The whole recipe is very easy and fast to make. I will be making this again for sure Anne-Mette M.

#7. Ultimate Indulgence: Loaded Instant Pot Mac and Cheese 

“So for about the last 4 years or so I have been searching for the PERFECT homemade Mac n cheese dish. I’ve tried sooo many recipes and nothing would come out right. Mind you, I am really good cook, so there is no way I screwed up over 15 recipes. They were either too dry, not enough cheese, too much cheese, no flavor, too casserole like, always something. Then. One glorious day, I purchased my precious Instant Pot. Not knowing at that time it would hold the key to my hearts desires…I said to myself, “Self, just do it. Try it. What one more heartbreak if it doesn’t work.” Behold dear friends, it finally happened. I found the PERFECT Mac n Cheese. Creamy, flavorful, cheesy, thick. Perfection. My heart is whole this evening.”Stephanie G.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

“It was insanely delish! My son just tasted this and said, OMG. THIS IS INSANE!” – Ilene P.

#8. Favorite Dessert: Instant Pot New York Cheesecake #17

“Nothing better or more wow than this easy cheesecake!” – Carv W.

“Best cheesecake ever!! Doesn’t even need toppings! So creamy! A little on the rich side.”Dezi H.

“I’ve tried SEVERAL of the recipes available and this is the best I have found to date!!!!”Leah. L.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot New York Cheesecake Recipe

“I made my first cheesecake! I don’t know why I waited so long to try making one. It was so easy! It was amazing! Best I’ve ever had :)”Shannon C.

“Recipe followed to a t! Today I made my second one! The BEST! Thank you guys!”Christina S.

“First cheesecake EVER. It was perfect…and now it’s gone :)”Heidi W.

#9. Favorite Soup: Creamy Instant Pot Cauliflower Potato Soup

“This soup is the bomb!!! Seriously not a soup kinda gal but this was amazing, but then again so is all of their foods :)”Amanda S.

“This is my favorite soup! I’m so happy 🙂 🙂 🙂 It’s awesome. And way lower in carbs than a regular potato soup.”Lea C.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Cauliflower Potato Soup Recipe

“We all loved the soup! Yes I added the fish sauce. With the saltiness of that, the soup didn’t need seasoning adjusted at the end. It was just perfect. I left out the cheese because it was a rich tasting, flavourful soup without. We much prefer this recipe to the typical cauliflower soup recipes with cheese – way more flavour.”Linda

“ANOTHER winner from Jacky and Amy.. I followed directions to the letter… used all the optional ingredients.. it is delicious! Thank you”Lucy

“Looking for a way to sneak in a few more veggies in your kiddos…this was a serious hit and no one knew there was cauliflower in it! All kiddos asked for seconds! #momwin”Leslie L.

#10. Favorite One Pot Meal: One Pot Pressure Cooker Pasta Bolognese

“I became an Instant Pot believer! I hate cooking. Absolutely hate it. I hate how long it takes to shop for food, cook the food, and cleanup. However, I jumped on the Black Friday deal and decided to give it a shot. Tried this recipe out. Wow! Just wow! Best pasta my wife and I have ever made at home. Restaurant quality for sure. Everything was cooked perfectly and nothing was overcooked as I expected it to be.”Kiko

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Pasta Bolognese Recipe

“Amazing! I’m new to the Instant Pot, had a hard day and needed easy. I had a pack of beef mince, an onion, a clove of garlic and some stock so thought this would be great. Great flavours, so quick and just incredible that the pot did the work. My husband is Italian and went for seconds so all good in my house?”Ali B.

“I love your site so much! I opened my instant pot 1 week ago and this is the 4th recipe I’ve made from your site! I don’t usually enjoy cooking but my instant pot plus your recipes have made me enjoy it so much more! I’m also Cantonese and the flavors for your recipes are a hit with me and my family! This pasta bolognese recipe is my favorite so far.”Erica

“So far this is my favorite recipe…Thank you!!!! My favorite site!!!!”AK

#11. Newbies’ Favorite: BBQ Instant Pot Ribs 

“OMG!!! Made this tonight and THESE.ARE.THE.BEST.RIBS. I’ve EVER HAD!! They were so moist and tender and practically falling off the bone tender! I added 2 mins. to 25 mins. and they were perfect!”Helena G.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Ribs Recipe

“I just moved to the “I think I love you” phase of IP ownership with this simple recipe…I followed the directions on the video. My family LOVES these ribs and they are falling off the bone from refrigerator to table in about 45 minutes… Super easy!”Marnie B.

“Okay I’m sold! I let my instant pot sit because I was so intimated to use it. But now I love it! Just made these ribs and the boys devoured them”Madison D.

“OMG!! Best baby back ribs ever and cooked in the Instant Pot. Absolutely EASY & PERFECT! This recipe is a keeper :)”Debbie L.

#12. Favorite Pot-in-Pot: Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

“I wanted to tell you, “thank you so much” for this recipe! I lived in Japan for 9 years and I miss so much about it… especially the food! While I’ve perfected Japanese sticky rice in my rice cooker, I could never quite get the flavor right from any of the teriyaki recipes that I tried… until now!! Plus I LOVE that I can make it all in one pot now! You are a genius!! This is now a family favorite, and I am looking forward to trying out all of your recipes! Blessings!”Nikki

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Recipe

“Hi Amy & Jacky, Just made the Teriyaki Chicken and Rice recipe and it was incredible! I usually don’t like chicken thighs, but decided to follow as close as possible…Decided not to do the optional oven, and the recipe was awesome, chicken was so tender. Love this recipe, cant wait to make again. This is the best recipe I have made so far with my Instant pot.”Jill

“I have to admit I put it off for a week because I was intimated to try the recipe. So silly of me. Because it was fast, easy and came out PERFECT!”Nicole H.

“I made this today and it was delicious. For those who are put off by having to finish in the oven, I’ll say that I’ve tried making baked teriyaki chicken in the past, and the results from this method are much better because the chicken cooks perfectly in the marinade to absorb more flavor.”Shannon J.

#13. Favorite Chinese Recipe: Pressure Cooker Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) 

“So this turned out to be amazing. My husband loved it and even said that it’s better than his mom’s char siu (and that is saying a lot bc she’s and amazing cook). I did it for 20 min to make sire it was cooked since it was bone-in and used the upper end of the oven time. So good!”Bo F.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe

“I’m so proud of myself ^_^ My first attempt at Chinese food came out soooo good! We are the biggest Chinese food fans but I never had the courage. A million thanks for this awesome recipe!!”Dolores L.

“Wow I didn’t think it would be that easy! Marinated the pork overnight and the moist juicy meat came out full of flavours. Absolutely delicious and my whole family loved it.”Olivia L.

“I just made it this for lunch today and was blown away! It tastes just like what I can get from the restaurants.”Coral

#14. Favorite Comfort Food: Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Tomato Sauce

“The authentic Hong Kong style tomato sauce pork chop on rice! Super delicious, just like those form the cafes in HK Thank you! My daughter and husband love it!”Annie C.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Pork Chops with HK Tomato Sauce Recipe

“I made this last night and it was awesome!!! It’s even better than some of the restaurant I’ve tried before! My hubby and I both enjoyed it (he’s not even a fan of Asian flavors!)”Joi T.

“I made this for dinner last week, and it was a hit with the family! Thank you so much for this blog and recreating all the comfort food from my youth, but now so much easier to cook in the Instant pot!”Junie

#15. Favorite Feel Good Food: Instant Pot Chicken Congee

“This congee was absolutely perfect! In Hawaii we call it jook and this would be my go to soup when I was sick. It’s difficult to find this porridge where I live these days so you can only imagine the tears of joy streaming down my face when I put that first velvety smooth spoonful in my mouth. : )”Wendy

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Chicken Congee Recipe

“OMG this was SOOOO delicious…My boyfriend and I both have the cold but now I feel FORTIFIED. This tastes like restaurant congee!!!!! Thank you so much ?”Jess

“This morning I made the chicken congee just as good would say better than the one I had in Asia.” – Michel

How many of these Pressure Cooker Recipes have you made? Which ones are your favorite Pressure Cooker Recipes?

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Our 15 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes and Instant Pot Recipes of 2016! Handpicked based on feedback and reviews from Electric Pressure Cooker users.
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