27 Easiest-Ever Pressure Cooker Recipes

It's time to ditch your weeknight dinner woes and put your Instant Pot pressure cooker (aka the hottest kitchen gadget on the scene) to work creating easy family meals.

Beef & Noodles

"What an incredible flavor! Make sure to use enough salt. It makes all the difference."

-Diana J.

Chicken Piccata

"I love using my pressure cooker, and this recipe is a perfect reason why — the breading on the chicken stayed perfectly intact!"

-Roxygirl in Colorado

Lentil Soup

"A foolproof recipe. It was my first time using a pressure cooker, and this recipe turned out great!"


Beef Tips on Rice

"Fantastic! I love serving the beef with mashed potatoes."


Potato & Cheese Soup

"I love this; it's wonderfully easy to make. Even my picky eater thought it was perfect without a single modification."

-Vicki in AZ

Carne Guisada

"What a great Sunday meal. It is so wonderful, especially served with cilantro rice and refried black beans."

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Pressure Cooker Short Ribs

"Fast, easy, delicious!"


Cream of Tomato Soup

"This was sublime!"


Hungarian Chicken

"Excellent! The cabbage was perfectly cooked, melting into the sauce but not overcooked. The chicken was fork-tender. Delicious!"


Rich & Creamy Pork Chops

"I have an electric pressure cooker, and let me say this recipe is wonderful — my chops were so tender."



"These were done in a flash. My only complaint is that we could have eaten more. Super tasty, easy and downright delicious."



"I was so pleased with the results of these meatballs! The sauce turned out perfect and was my favorite part of the dish."


Golden Mushroom Beef Stew

"A great recipe for a dinner you can enjoy now and freeze for later. Very tasty!"


Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

"It turned out perfect! The stew was so flavorful and delicious."


Chicken & Dumplings

"The dumplings are wonderful, the chicken is moist and the whole dish has great flavor."


Italian Potato & Spinach Soup

"This was my first pressure-cooker recipe and it was awesome. Twenty-five minutes later my family had a lovable, hearty soup even the kids enjoyed."


Chickpea Curry

"Fresh-tasting and excellent, even after it's been in the fridge for a couple of days. I made it twice in one day — that's how much I liked it."


Butternut, Chard & White Bean Soup

"My family decided that this was one of the best soups ever. (And I make a lot of great soups.)"

-Flower #2

Mushroom Risotto

"Wow! So good and so easy. I will definitely make this again."


Whole Chicken

"Talk about a great master recipe! It allows you some creativity if desired but is fantastic just as written."


Flawless Pressure Cooker Brown Rice

"Delicious - creamy, risotto-like in texture (without being goopy or mushy), and perfectly cooked. Highly recommend!""


Savory Pot Roast a La Pressure Cooker

"I love this recipe and have made it now four times. Wonderful flavor!"


Pressure Cooker Lemon Cheesecake

"This recipe produces a fine-tasting cheesecake without a lot of effort, and the smaller size is perfect for small households."


Tomato and Chicken Curry

"Being new to pressure cooking I have been looking at simple recipes to try, this was lovely and super quick for a tasty curry."

-Frugal Fifer

Fettuccine with Parsley Butter

"My whole family enjoyed this pasta."


Pressure Cooker Yummy Chicken Noodle Soup

"My go-to for amazing chicken soup in 25 mins. Heavenly!"

-Pat P.

Minestrone Soup With Tortellini

"My family thought this was a tasty meal. Simple ingredients, fast prep and cook times."

-Karen C.