This is a great list of the 12 Best Instant Pot Cookbooks. Instant Pot recipes have become increasingly popular in the last few years. This is a great list of cookbooks to satisfy every palate.
Instant Pots are one of the most trendy small appliances you can buy. It’s no wonder. They’ve taken the mystery out of pressure cooking for millions of busy families. No more worries about a stove top pressure cooker exploding or wondering if you’ve got the right temperature to maintain the perfect pressure. Plus, an Instant Pot can also help you cook rice, slow cook your favorite Mexican Lasagne recipe, and make perfect boiled eggs.
Despite the rather substantial number of cool stuff the Instant Pot can help you do, there is a learning curve. You can’t just dump a hunk of meat, spices, and water in set it, and forget it like you can with the Crock Pot. Cooking with a pressure cooker is a true melding of art and science, and an Instant Pot is no different. While it will, ultimately, make your life in the kitchen much easier, you will find the journey much less frustrating if you invest in a couple of great Instant Pot cookbooks. I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite Instant Pot cookbooks.
The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals by Laurel Randolph. This book is one of the oldest on the market. It’s got hundreds of recipes, including some great kid-friendly treats! Because it includes recipes for vegetarian, gluten-free, and Paleo diets, it’s a great addition to any kitchen!
The Healthy Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Nourishing Meals Made Fast by Janet A. Zimmerman. This book is essential for anyone who wants to use a pressure cooker to put healthy meals on the table, even after a busy day. It’s perfect for active families juggling a full calendar. With a section devoted to converting your favorite meals to pressure cooking, this Instant Pot cookbook is essential for any family!
How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot that will Change the Way You Cook by Daniel Shumski. I love this Instant Pot cookbook because instead of being just straight recipes, it breaks down how to use the other functions of your Instant Pot. Not sure how to use the ‘Yogurt’ function? This book covers it. Finding contradictory information on how to perfectly pressure cook a baked potato? Again, you’ll find the answer here.
Paleo Cooking With Your Instant Pot by Jennifer Robins. For those following the Paleo diet, or needing gluten-free recipes due to allergies, this Instant Pot cookbook is perfect. Recipes such as Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings and Hidden Spinach Bundt Cakes will please everyone in the family.
Instant Pot Cookbook: Delicious, Simple, and Quick Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes That Anyone Can Cook by Stanley King. I love this one because it’s filled with great, simple recipes that are perfect for someone who is just getting started cooking with an Instant Pot. You know, I see posts all the time from people who are intimidated or overwhelmed at the thought of using their electric pressure cooker. Having a cookbook that covers the basics is a great way to get started and build your confidence!
The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for your Instant Pot: 80 Easy and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes that You can Make in Half the Time by Kathy Hester. While we aren’t vegan, I do enjoy going meatless several times a month. It saves us money and helps us to eat healthier meals. I love this book because it has some basics (cardamom pear oats, yummy!) and some more complicated recipes such as creamy mushroom curry. I’m also madly in love with the beautiful photography in the book.
Easy Instant Pot Cookbook 2018 by Janet Gilmore. I’m not going to lie. I bought this one because of the word ‘easy’ in the title. I love to cook. I get excited about cooking. But sometimes? I just need a recipe I can throw together without a lot of work. This book is great for busy days when everyone has sports practice or you know that meeting is going to run late and you’re going to get home with limited time for dinner prep.
Instant Pot Cookbook: 550 Simply Delicious Everyday Recipes for Your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker by Michelle Dorrance. One of the great things about the Instant Pot is that it gives me the freedom to experiment. I’ve made tons of new recipes because I wasn’t investing hours in cooking something that we may not love. But often, my family want good old-fashioned comfort food; beef stew or enchiladas or stuffed peppers. This book is great for those everyday recipes!
Meal Prep Instant Pot Cookbook: Delicious, Simple and Quick Meal Prep Recipes for your Instant Pot by Renee Shaw. One of the things that my family has loved about the Instant Pot is how simple it makes meal prep. We can put together lunches for work and school, or plan ahead for busy nights when no one has time to cook. I love this cookbook because it focuses primarily on Keto meals; these meals keep us fueled with healthy food during the day, and make us feel less guilty about indulging in yummy carbs during the evening!
Multi-Cooker Perfection by America’s Test Kitchen. What I like about this cookbook is the ability to choose pressure cooking or use the slow cook function. It’s great for days when I need to throw dinner in early and have it waiting when dinner time rolls around.
Weight Watchers Instant Pot Freestyle Cookbook by Tracy Becker. Yes, even Weight Watchers has an Instant Pot cookbook! Even if you’re not doing Weight Watchers, this cookbook is fantastic for helping you put some healthy meals on the table!
Good Housekeeping Instant Pot Cookbook by Good Housekeeping. I have to admit, I have a sentimental spot for the Good Housekeeping cookbooks. My grandmother had tons, and I love having them, too. The thing about these is that you know they are fully tested and tasty!
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