Our Favorite Instant Pot Cookbooks

The Instant Pot® has been the subject of many promotional and informational posts here at Eat Your Books including A Beginner’s Guide; an In-Depth Look; French Tips and Instant Pot Fever. These articles may be helpful for anyone who have recently purchased this product. Type in a search in our cookbook library with just the words “Instant Pot” you will find 51 cookbook results with “Pressure Cooker” yielding 272 cookbook results (there, of course is some overlap). Our online recipes total 172 dishes available that have been indexed (pressure cooker online recipes indexed total 250).  I have tagged all posts with #instantpot for ease of reference in searching.

The Instant Pot® has revolutionized how many home cooks approach cooking whether it be on a busy weeknight or a fun-packed weekend that leaves little time to prepare dinner. As cooks discover how this multi-cooker can save time and still deliver a tasty meal, they are continually seeking out more recipes! The publishing world, as well as bloggers and authors, are responding to fans by pumping out cookbooks and recipes as fast as they can to meet the frenzied demand.

Whether you are the proud owner of the newest version, the Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker; the Instant Pot DUO Plus 60, 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker (see my review here); the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker (see my review here); or one of the older models, you want to make better use of this time and space saving machine which is why I have shared the links above in the first paragraph as well as the following information in one convenient post.

People often ask in The Cookbook Junkies, “I just bought an Instant Pot what cookbooks would you recommend?” Today, I will share a few that I have used personally as well as a few titles that members of group have shared as being their favorites. Please add your favorite cookbooks in the comments to this post and I will update in due course.

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker by Coco Morante covers each meal of the day, offering plenty of tried-and-true classic recipes, such as spicy beef and bean chili, a whole roasted chicken with mushroom sauce, and decadent New York cheesecake, alongside a hearty array of contemporary meals, such as Greek-style Gigantes beans with fresh feta, Braised pork loin with balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions, Buttery cauliflower mashed potatoes, Pork adobo, and more! 

Indian Instant Pot Cooking: Traditional Indian Dishes Made Easy & Fast by Urvashi Pitre has been the subject of great praise and deservingly so. Urvashi is known as the “Butter-Chicken Lady” and her Butter Chicken made Instant Pot has gone viral.

Instant Pot Miracle: From Gourmet to Everyday, 175 Must-Have Recipes by The Editors at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a book that shares one of my recipes and many other tasty, well-tested recipes. More information about this title can be found on my review post here. This title was #4 on the best selling cookbooks of 2017 in the US from Nielsen BookScan’s data.

Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook (An Authorized Instant Pot® Cookbook): Quick & Easy Recipes for Everyday Eating by Sara Quessenberry and Kate Merker was covered in my review here.

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, who is the queen of vegan cookery, is a book that contains 80 new and unique recipes using the many features the Instant Pot – making less work, mess and stress to produce astoundingly delicious results. Kathy helps vegan home cooks confidently use the Instant Pot® to prepare their own nourishing staples and delicious meals for their families. We will be indexing this book very soon. 

Modern Pressure Cooking: More Than 100 Incredible Recipes and Time-Saving Techniques to Master Your Pressure Cooker by Bren Herrera (see my review here).

Dinner in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, and Instant Pot by Melissa Clark see our promotion here and was one of the best books of 2017. The prolific Clark has another title coming out later this year entitled Comfort in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Classic Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot®. The woman never sleeps.

Hip Pressure Cooking: More Than 240 Recipes to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Modern Pressure Cooker by Laura D. A. Pazzaglia is a title that has been repeatedly mentioned in the group and recommended highly. 

The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book: 500 Easy Recipes for Every Day and Every Machine, Both Stovetop and Electric by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough is a very popular title among our members and myself! It was their book that made my first Instant Pot® experience a success. My review can be found here.

There are many books slated for 2018 on this subject besides the aforementioned Melissa Clark title, including one from popular blogger and author, Gina Homolka, of Skinnytaste. Gina’s blog is indexed for our members as well as her cookbooks. The new book, Skinnytaste One and Done: 140 No-Fuss Dinners for Your Instant Pot®, Slow Cooker, Sheet Pan, Air Fryer, Dutch Oven, and More, will be out this October and features recipes for a variety of appliances as you can see by the title.

Updated from my 2018 Gift Guide Post:


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  • hillsboroks  on  January 28, 2018

    I picked up Instant Pot Miracle for $14.99 at Costco yesterday for a friend.

  • annmartina  on  January 29, 2018

    I've made almost 25 of the recipes from Dinner in an Instant and they have all been terrific. I can't believe the high percentage of winners in this cookbook, but then, it is Melissa Clark. I agree that she must never sleep.

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