Easy Recipes for the Electric Pressure Cooker

Get your new pressure cooker out of the box and get cooking! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of easy-to-make pressure cooker recipes for the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, Crockpot Express, Power Pressure Cooker XL, or any other brand of electric pressure cooker!

Easy Recipes to make in the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, Crockpot Express, or any other brand of electric pressure cooker

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 electric pressure cooker that are super easy and super delicious.

Easy Recipes for the Electric Pressure Cooker and Instant Pot

Soups

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! 

Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Spicy Chicken Soup
Lentil Orzo Soup
Pork and Hominy Stew
Pressure Cooker Creamy Enchilada Soup

Meats

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.

Instant Pot Shredded Beef Enchiladas

Pressure Cooker Shredded Beef Enchiladas
Pressure Cooker Kalua Pork
Classic Pot Roast and Potatoes
Easy Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

30-Minute Meals

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

Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Mongolian Beef Recipe

Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef
Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli
Pressure Cooker Chicken Lazone
Easy Pork Chops and Mushroom Gravy
Greek Tacos
Pressure Cooker Stuffed Green Peppers Casserole
Pressure Cooker Chinese Lemon Chicken

Rice & Sides

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. 

Quick Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Potato Salad

Quick Pressure Cooker Potato Salad (you cook the eggs and the potatoes at the same time!)
Saffron Almond Rice Pilaf
Lemon Rice in the Pressure Cooker
Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice in the Pressure Cooker
Creamy Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Desserts

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!) 

The Best Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Rice Pudding
The Best Pressure Cooker Rice Pudding
Pressure Cooker Applesauce

Breakfasts

Steel Cut Oats are better tasting and easy to make in the pressure cooker. Or try an easy crustless quiche/frittata. And once you’ve cooked hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker, you’ll never want to cook them another way ever again!


Lemon Cranberry Breakfast Farro
Pressure Cooker Breakfast Quinoa

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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.

Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot) Nutella Rolo Cheesecake

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A few of my favorite easy recipes for the electric pressure cooker that are super easy and super delicious.