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.

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."


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 added a little red wine to the beef broth, which turned out great. I also 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

Chicken & Dumplings

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


Carne Guisada

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

-adopt a greyhound

Mushroom Risotto

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


Cream of Tomato Soup

"This was sublime! Perfect proportion of liquid. I sauteed the onions to the point of caramelizing them, giving the soup really great flavor."


Whole Chicken

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


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

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."


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."



"10 stars! I used my pressure cooker and these were done in a flash. My only complaint is that we could have eaten more. Super tasty, easy and downright delicious."


Fettuccine with Parsley Butter

"My whole family enjoyed this pasta. It's a great side for Flounder Francaise or Chicken Francaise."



"I was so pleased with the results of these meatballs! The sauce turned out perfectly 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! Try this recipe; you'll be pleased."


Flawless Pressure Cooker Brown Rice

"WOW!!! I typically make brown rice for my family because it's healthier than white, but despite me trying to convince my family that it tastes the same, I have always secretly loved white rice, until I tried this recipe that is. MMmmMMmmMMmm.... This recipe is as everyone describes: DELICIOUS, creamy, risotto-like in texture (without being goopy or mushy), and perfectly cooked. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!"


Savory Pot Roast a La Pressure Cooker

"FANTABULOUS!!!!! I love this recipe and have made it now....4 times. Wonderful flavor! The Onions should be whole or they come out mushy. Be SURE to put the potatoes on top of the roast and not down in the liquid or they'll end up breaking all the way down!"


Pressure Cooker Short Ribs

"Fast, easy, delicious! I've also added a few tablespoons of my favorite BBQ sauce to the pot after the meat has cooked and some of the liquid drained."


Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

"I chose this recipe because you just throw everything into the pot (instead of cooking the potatoes separately). I followed it exactly (except added mushrooms as well) and it turned out perfect! The stew was so flavorful and delicious."


Pressure Cooker Lemon Cheesecake

"My step-daughter and her husband declared this to be the best cheesecake they had ever tasted. We decided this was a NY-style cheesecake. I'm not sure about chocolate wafers with a lemon cheesecake, so I used chocolate graham cracker crumbs. This recipe produces a fine-tasting cheesecake without a lot of effort, and the smaller size is perfect for small households."


Tomato and Chicken Rogan Josh Curry (Pressure Cooker)

"Being new to pressure cooking I have been looking at simple recipes to try, this was lovely and super quick for a tasty curry. I sliced half the onion thinly and finely diced the rest. I was not too sure if there would be enough liquid but the sauce is just the right consistency for us. Going to have with some pilau rice and veg."

-Frugal Fifer

Pressure Cooker Yummy Chicken Noodle Soup

"My go to for amazing chicken soup in 25 mins. I omit the noodle soup part. Use organic chicken, reduce water by 2 parts and replace with good quality broth. Finish off by stirring in 1/3 cup butter. Heavenly!"

-Pat P.

Minestrone Soup With Tortellini

"My family thought this was a tasty meal. Simple ingredients, fast prep and cook times. Made recipe per instructions. I did use the 120z pkg of tortellini which made the soup pretty thick. Very good."

-Karen C.