Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Favorites

So you have your hands on a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot, but aren’t quite sure what dish you should make next? An electronic pressure cooker is an extremely versatile kitchen appliance equally capable of roasting meats, making delicious stews, making perfect rice, or even baking breads.

And because a pressure cooker can speed cooking times greatly when compared to a standard slow cooker, you can put a huge number of delicious, healthy meals on the table in no time. Ready to get started? Below is a list of our favorite tried-and-true pressure cooker recipes that we’ve made several times in the past.

Chicken adobo made in the Instant Pot pressure cooker


Filipino Adobo Chicken – Pressure Cooker Recipes
Chicken Chile Verde – Serious eats
Hainanese / Singaporean Chicken Rice – Pressure Cooker Recipes
Pork Carnitas – Hip Pressure Cooking
Lamb Shanks – Nom nom Paleo
Kahlua Pig – Nom nom Paleo
Beef Pot Roast – Pressure Cooker Recipes

Pasta / Risotto

Spaghetti Bolognese – Pressure Cooker Recipes
Mushroom Risotto – Serious Eats

Soups, Stews, and Chilis

Pressure Cooker Chili con Carne – All Recipes
Beef stew – Pressure Cooker Recipes
Lentil Stew (add a bit of Worchestire sauce) – Serious Eats
Chicken Pho (pictured) – Serious Eats


Taiwanese Corn on the cob – Pressure Cooker Recipes
Steamed Vegetable Time Charts – Health With Food
Mashed purple sweet potatoes – The TastingBuds

Other Pressure Cooker Recipes

Chicken Stock – Pressure Cooker Recipes
Chinese Master Stock – Pressure Cooker Recipes
Healthy Dog Food – The TastingBuds

Now that you have lots of pressure cooker recipe ideas, you can cook new dishes to enjoy at home, whether you have an Instant Pot, or an old fashioned pressure cooker.