Easy Recipes for the Electric Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

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A huge collection of the BEST easy to make recipes for the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, Crockpot Express, Power Pressure Cooker XL, or any other brand of electric pressure cooker!

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Many of you got a beautiful, brand-new electric pressure cooker for Christmas, and you’re wondering what to cook first!

Today I’m highlighting a few of my favorite easy recipes for the Instant Pot, Power Pressure Cooker XL, or any brand of electric pressure cooker that are super easy and super delicious.

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45 Easy Recipes for Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker with a shredded beef sandwich on a bun

First Pressure Cooker Recipes a Beginner Should Try

If you want to slowly get into pressure cooking, here are a few recipes that will get you more comfortable with your machine.

45 Easy Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes for Instant Pot or ANY Brand

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Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup in a white bowl with a spoon in it and a bread stick on the side

Easy Pressure Cooker Soup Recipes

The pressure cooker and soups are a perfect match. With many of these recipes, you just throw the ingredients into the pressure cooker and come back to a fabulous soup!

A bowl of chicken and broccoli over rice in front of an Instant Pot

Easy Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipes

Chicken is one of my favorites to cook in the pressure cooker because it comes together quickly and you can cook diced chicken from frozen with no change to the cook time.

Use an instant-read thermometer to verify each chicken breast is at least 165°F in the thickest part of the breast after cooking. 

two bowls of Old-Fashioned Pot Roast in front of an Instant Pot.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Recipes

Large cuts of meats that would cook all day long in the slow cooker are done in less than 90 minutes in the pressure cooker. Enjoy tender, juicy beef without having to cook all day.

plated Instant Pot Pulled Pork sandwich, with an Instant Pot in the background.

Easy Pressure Cooker Pork Recipes

Don’t settle for dry, tough pork. Cooking pork in a pressure cooker using steam helps your meat to turn out perfect each time.

A plate of food with rice and broccoli over rice.

Easy and Quick Pressure Cooker Recipes

By cutting the meat into small pieces before cooking, you can have a great-tasting meal on the table quickly.

Four wooden bowls of different types of rice with an Instant Pot in the background

Easy Pressure Cooker Rice Recipes

When you have a pressure cooker you don’t need a rice cooker! The pressure cooker makes perfect rice every time. Here’s a couple of my favorite, easy-to-make rice recipes.

Easy scalloped potatoes ready to cook in a steam basket placed inside an Instant Pot.

Easy Pressure Cooker Potato Recipes

Cook your potatoes without worrying about keeping an eye out so they don’t boil over. Simply add your potatoes to the pot and focus on getting the rest of your dinner on the table.

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Easy Pressure Cooker Dessert Recipes

Desserts are my favorite part of the meal, and I have some fantastic dessert recipes for the pressure cooker. (I even made a book full of cheesecake, cake, pie, and other dessert recipes!)

A slice of Pressure Cooker Meat Lovers Crustless Quiche, plated with an Instant Pot in the background

Easy Pressure Cooker Breakfast Recipes

Your pressure cooker makes it easy to get a hot breakfast on the table even on a weekday.

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How to Make These Easy Recipes in Any Brand of Electric Pressure Cooker

All of my recipes are written to work in ANY brand of electric pressure cooker, including

It’s impossible to list all the brands. If you have a question about a specific brand, check out my Electric Pressure Cooker Facebook Group. We have over 10,000 members, and odds are someone else will have your machine!)

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Now that you’re more comfortable using your pressure cooker, try adapting your favorite recipes for the pressure cooker.

Before long you’ll be wondering how you ever cooked without your pressure cooker, and whipping up more sophisticated desserts like my Nutella Rolo Cheesecake.

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