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

Rating: 4.5 stars 316
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.

Our Best New Instant Pot Recipes of 2021

Every year our community of home cooks come up with new and creative ways to put their Instant Pots to use. Here, we're sharing the new Instant Pot recipes that you loved the most.
By Melanie Fincher

Simple Instant Pot® Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 1
This is an easy take on mashed potatoes. The potatoes pressure cook away while you focus on other things. This is a basic but tasty recipe; feel free to update with your own ingredients. You can peel the skins if you prefer. Once you mash it up, you can return insert back to the pot, reattach the lid, and place it on the Keep Warm function until you are ready to serve.

Beef Stroganoff for Instant Pot

Rating: 4.5 stars 937
Big, slow-cooked flavor on the double. Noodles cook right in the gravy!

Instant Pot® Sweet and Sour Pork

Rating: 4 stars 11
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
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® Italian Wedding Soup

Rating: 5 stars 101
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® Green Chili Chicken and Rice

Rating: 4.5 stars 40
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
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 Penne alla Vodka

Rating: 5 stars 13
This penne alla vodka 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.

How to Cook Chicken Breasts in the Instant Pot Step-by-Step

The Instant Pot is the answer to quick and easy chicken breasts.
By Melanie Fincher

Instant Pot® Sweet Baby Back Ribs

Rating: 5 stars 12
Tender, sweet, and sticky baby back ribs that only take 1 hour from prep to plate. If you like them with a little spice, add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the dry rub. I make this in my 8-quart Instant Pot® Duo; a 6-quart pot may require less liquid.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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 Transform the humble spud into decadent dishes like scalloped potatoes, potato and bacon soup, or even bangers and mash.
Easy Pressure Cooker Pot Roast
Rating: 4.5 stars 228

Tender beef pot roast, carrots, and potatoes cooked in a pressure cooker.