10 Instant Pot Cookbooks That Everyone Can Use
By now, you know that the Instant Pot has a cult following. Its ability to cook complicated meals all in one pot and do it quickly has made people swear by the appliance (and you can check out our editors' swears here). But if you're looking to up your cooking game, these 10 Instant Pot cookbooks are a great place to start.
Whether you're vegan and worried the Instant Pot is geared toward meat lovers or you just adore dessert and think you need to stick to traditional baking, these 10 cookbooks will prove you wrong — but we promise you'll be happy about it. Even outside of dietary needs and desires, if you just snagged your Instant Pot and are brand new to using one or already know your way around the pressure cooker, there's something here for you as well.
Want to get inspired to whip up something new? Check out these 10 Instant Pot cookbooks for inspiration.
The Fresh and Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook: 75 Easy Recipes for Light Meals to Make in Your Electric Pressure Cooker
Certified nutritionist Megan Gilmore‘s Instant Pot cookbook focuses on creating meals made from whole foods that are simple and easy to grab at your local market. With a wide range of recipes for all meal types (think Eggplant Parmesan for dinner and granola bars for breakfast), this cookbook will help you find healthy meals that you can enjoy over and over again. In fact, they’re so good that one Amazon reviewer (of a whopping 1,500) said they’d buy an Instant Pot just to make Gilmore’s food.
The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals
If you’re new to using the popular kitchen gadget, kick off your journey with this beginner-friendly Instant Pot cookbook. Laurel Randolph’s collection of recipes keeps things simple so that even the newest Instant Pot cooks can make a delicious meal, but there’s no shortage of flavor for seasoned chefs as well. Plus, not only does the book include recipes but there are also handy guides to cook times for different staples and pro tips.
The Instant Pot Bible
This cookbook’s title says it all. From breakfast to side dishes to desserts, this Instant Pot cookbook covers it all. Learn to make the classics you’d associate most with the tool (think soups, stews, and casseroles) and then add in unexpected options like sous vide dishes. Overall, this cookbook includes more than 350 recipes so you can get the most bang for your buck when it comes to the Instant Pot. Plus, it’s also authorized by Instant Pot itself and can be used by any model.
The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook for Your Instant Pot: 80 Easy and Delicious Plant-Based Recipes That You Can Make in Half the Time
While you’ve probably heard about how fast an Instant Pot can cook different types of meat (and save people time), if you’re vegan, there’s still plenty you can do with the gadget. Kathy Hester’s vegan Instant Pot cookbook proves it. With recipes for both sides and entrees, the collection of recipes show how versatile an Instant Pot can be. Want to make your own soy yogurt? It’s in there. Love marinara? Make your own. Want a delicious curry for dinner? Yep, you’re good there, too.
Party in an Instant Pot: 75+ Insanely Easy Instant Pot Recipes from the Editors of Delish
Love to entertain? Your Instant Pot can help you with that. This cookbook from the editors at Delish features everything you could possibly need for a party. There’s pulled pork, queso, wings, you name it, there’s a way to make the party dish in your Instant Pot. One Amazon reviewer even says, “I’ve had my Instant Pot for nearly two years and have my go-to recipes, but this book is full of new recipes I’d never thought could be made in an Instant Pot!”
The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker
If you’re already an Instant Pot fan, there’s a good chance you know author Coco Morante who runs the Instant Pot Recipes Facebook page. Now, that knowledge is in a cookbook authorized by the official Instant Pot. Inside, you’ll find everything from Cajun jambalaya to Korean braised beef short ribs. Plus, Morante takes you through how to convert recipes to an Instant Pot and guides you through how to use one if you’re new to the device making this cookbook ideal for both seasoned chefs and beginners.
Instant Pot Family Meals: 60+ Fast, Flavorful Meal for the Dinner Table
Need to cook a big family meal? Williams Sonoma’s Instant Pot cookbook is the answer. The collection features 50 classic recipes including traditional entrees and desserts. The best part is that they’re sized for the entire family, so you’ll be sure everyone gets enough of your delicious Instant Pot meal.
Comfort in an Instant: 75 Comfort Food Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot: A Cookbook
Think comfort food has to be cooked all day with love, sweat, and tears? Think again. From the 75 recipes in Melissa Clark’s cozy cookbook, 50 can be done in under an hour and all, of course, utilize the handy Instant Pot. As for what comfort foods you’ll be getting: think elevated classics like chicken parmesan, cheesecake, and risotto. Of the collection, one Amazon reviewer says, “This is exactly what I was searching for: diverse recipes (Filipino Adobo, Cajun red beans, chicken cacciatore, and ginger lemon cheesecake, to name a few…) all of which are relatively easy to prepare and require limited active time.”
The Instant Pot Desserts Cookbook
It’s not all entrees and party food in Instant Pot land. If you’re a major dessert lover, there’s some good news for you. There are tons of recipes that can be made in an Instant Pot. This collection from the Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen features pies, breads, cakes, and cobblers.
The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook for Two: Perfectly Portioned Recipes for 3-Quart and 6-Quart Models
Yes, an Instant Pot is great for a family, but it also works for couples and singles as well. Janet Zimmerman’s collection of Instant Pot recipes are customized to be suitable for two people (or one with some leftovers), and they’re just as delicious as larger-scale options. One user explains their love of the cookbook writing, “The author has a knack for summarizing her tried and tested mouth-watering dishes. Each recipe provides prep & finishing times; pressure cook duration; release times; as well as soak times (when appropriate). [The] ingredient listing is clear and easy to follow and is followed by instructions. She then explains how to double the recipe, and frequently, how to use the leftover ingredients; and, of special interest to me, she provides nutritional information.”