My Favorite Instant Pot® Recipe Cookbooks
Learning to cook in the Instant Pot® is not as difficult as some like to make it sound. Sure, it takes a little adjusting of timing and spices but we all went through the same thing when the microwave and convection ovens came along.
Now that I have several pressure cookers and have gone through most of the recipes that came with the products, I am looking for more ways to use my cookers. I like easy to follow cookbooks with lots of pictures. It helps me to see what the dish is supposed to look like (unlike what most of mine end up looking like) when done.
I should disclose here that although I love using cookbooks for recipe ideas, I rarely follow them exactly as written. So have no fear in grabbing a recipe and changing it to the desired flavor or spice profile your family enjoys. For example, most recipes do not have enough garlic or pepper for my taste. So I add more when preparing the ingredients.
Over the last several months I have been working through a couple of Instant Pot® Recipe Cookbooks and wanted to share my favorites ones so far… yes this list keeps changing as I try a new one.
One of my favorite Instant Pot® cookbooks is “The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook” by Laurel Randolph. This book is a basic cookbook with lots of recipes for things that you would prepare in a slow cooker or in the oven. It is a great way to start off your Instant Pot cooking.
This Instant Pot® cookbook includes over 100 easy to follow recipes. Prep times range from a quick 20 minute meal to 45+ minutes. Most are under an hour. Many of them are just for the kids. Most have options to modify recipes for vegetarian, gluten-free, and Paleo-friendly diets.
Another favorite is the Instant Pot® Cookbook: 550 Delicious Dishes Recipes, Healthy Meals. This cookbook includes a large range of dishes using both quick and slow cooking methods.
85 Porridge and, Rice & Potato Recipes
31 Egg Recipes
85 Poultry Recipes (Chicken, Turkey and Duck)
118 Beef and Pork Recipes
50 Seafood and Fish Recipes
20 Stock and Sauce Recipes
80 Dessert Recipes
150+ Vegan Recipes
50+ Paleo Diet Dishes
60+ Set&Forget Recipes (Quick&Easy)
One that has a wide range of dishes is the Instant Pot® Obsession: The Ultimate Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook for Cooking Everything Fast. This book claims that you should be able to use your Instant Pot® to make every meal. I will say that I use mine everyday, often twice a day.
More than 120 recipes ranging from convenient to creative and healthy to down-home
Variations on selected recipes to make your favorite go-to’s new again
Tasty options for breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and desserts―many of which take 30 minutes or less
For basic yet yummy dishes, I reach for my Instant Pot® CookBook: 550 Recipes For Every Day cookbook. It has lots of comfort recipes and a good amount of information on how to change up your stove top recipes. With over 550 recipes; it would be hard to NOT find something to make when you can’t decide on what to do for dinner.
I appreciate that most of the recipes are quick and easy, which is my perfect dinner recipe. Too many days I look around and it is 4:30pm and the children are asking about dinner. Ugh… not pizza man again. Nope.. now I reach for my Instant Pot and dinner is done!
Indian cuisine is my comfort food when I need something warm and yummy. I am not into the super spicy seasonings but rather the warm earthy flavor profiles found in a lot of recipes. My go to cookbook for these meals is my Indian Instant Pot® Cookbook: Traditional Indian Dishes Made Easy and Fast.
This Instant Pot® cookbook contains over 50 Quick and Easy Recipes. Most require minimal ingredients (and most of them will be in your pantry already) and 60 minutes or less of prep and cook time. There is also a section with prep advice for stocking your kitchen with the best tools and spices (including what you can substitute when needed).
All of these Instant Pot cookbooks are available on Amazon in paperback and kindle formats. Don’t have a Kindle? Grab one for yourself. They are so nice to use for reading. I love my Kindle Fire and my little one uses the e-Reader version (just for reading without the added games and internet options).
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