Instant Pot® Recipes

Find new recipes for quickly cooking your family's favorites, including Instant Pot butter chicken and Instant Pot mac and cheese.

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Instant Pot® Mushroom Risotto

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Creamy risotto with softened mushrooms and a sprinkling of cheese seems like a dish best ordered at a restaurant instead of made at home. That's because traditionally risotto is made slowly, stirring often, adding 1/4 cup of hot stock at a time, then more stirring. It's a labor-intensive dish that's worth the fuss. However, risotto made in a pressure cooker is so simple and quick that it feels like cheating. It's not. This is the real stuff. You'll probably start making risotto far more often after you try this one.

Instant Pot® Italian Wedding Soup

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Meatballs, pasta, and cheese are a marriage made in heaven. There are many, many versions of this recipe, this is mine. I hope that you enjoy it!

Instant Pot® Crispy Chicken Carnitas

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Chicken carnitas made in the pressure cooker are quick and easy! We crisp them up in the broiler, and they are perfect to meal-prep and enjoy for the week! Serve with tortillas, diced onions, chopped cilantro, sauteed cabbage, lime wedges, and anything else you like!

Instant Pot® Sweet and Sour Pork

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Sweet and sour pork is a traditional and delicious Chinese dish. There's no need for takeout when you can make it with very little effort at home, and even better, in the Instant Pot®. Serve with rice.

Instant Pot® Loaded Baked Potato Soup

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This potato soup cooks in an Instant Pot® and is customizable with assorted toppings. I prefer to get my saltiness from the bacon, so I don't add extra salt. I also like a thicker chowder-like consistency; if you like yours thinner, add more liquid.

Instant Pot® Green Chili Chicken and Rice

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This is a great one-pot dish of green chili chicken and rice with 3 different types of chile peppers - Anaheim, jalapenos and fire roasted green chile peppers, for those of you who like it spicy!

Instant Pot® Yankee Pot Roast

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This kind of pressure cooking turns complex weekend-only dishes into everyday fare. For this Instant Pot® recipe, I adapted our recipe for classic Yankee pot roast, using baby carrots and frozen pearl onions to cut down on prep time. Coating the roast with seasoned flour before browning adds flavor and helps thicken the sauce--an important step in a sealed system where water can't evaporate. Spoon the sauce over the beef and vegetables alongside mashed potatoes, buttered egg noodles, or rice.

Instant Pot® Ribs from Frozen

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These ribs start from a frozen state, so dinner can be made without planning ahead. Each rib portion should have 3 to 4 ribs. I use a spice called "Red Rocks Hickory Smoke Seasoning" from Savory Spice Shop®, but you may use what you have. With only 3 ingredients, it doesn't get much easier!

Instant Pot® Penne alla Vodka

This is the perfect comfort food on a busy night! The whole thing comes together in one pot in about 45 minutes. It's a super affordable hearty meal created from pantry staples. Great with a glass of wine. Garnish each serving with Parmesan and fresh flat-leaf parsley.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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The only thing better than Mexican food for dinner is Mexican food in an instant! Try these top-rated Mexican- and Tex-Mex-inspired recipes.

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 Transform the humble spud into decadent dishes like scalloped potatoes, potato and bacon soup, or even bangers and mash.

The Best Instant Pot® Soup I've Ever Made

Red beans and potatoes pre-cooked then stewed with fresh vegetables in a 7-quart Instant Pot®. Before serving, brown miso, yeast extract, liquid smoke, and a splash of vinegar are added to round out the flavor. This soup uses an array of fresh ingredients, a variety of mushrooms, yeast extract, and miso to create an umami flavor and a stew-like consistency that renders a comforting vegan soup. It takes some time to prepare, but the outcome is definitely worth it, and you have soup for a week to boot. The soup will keep in the fridge for up to a week. Freeze leftovers. It's not pretty when thawed, but still delicious.