Instant Pot® Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Instant Pot® Mushroom Risotto

Rating: 4.68 stars 282
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

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: 4.47 stars 877
An electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) makes it easy to get fork-tender beef in this stroganoff recipe served with egg noodles.

Instant Pot® Sweet and Sour Pork

Rating: 4.09 stars 9
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: 4.64 stars 7
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: 4.82 stars 75
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: 4.41 stars 23
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: 4.4 stars 4
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 1
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.

Instant Pot® Zuppa Toscana

Rating: 4.88 stars 31
Throw together a delicious zuppa toscana dinner quickly and easily by adding Italian sausage, seasoning, potatoes, and kale to an Instant Pot® and letting it do the work for you.

Instant Pot® Corned Beef

Rating: 4.62 stars 142
Say goodbye to prep time in this recipe for corned beef simmered in an Instant Pot® with beer and garlic.

Inspiration and Ideas

21 Best Mexican Recipes for the Instant Pot
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.
15 Easy Instant Pot Potato Recipes
 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: 4.42 stars

VERY tender and delicious. Using the pressure cooker saves SO much time that this recipe can be used on a weekday and still you can manage to eat dinner at a decent hour.