Category: Recipe

Baked Beans

By , June 27, 2017

Instant Pot Baked Beans by Amy + Jacky @ Pressure Cook Recipes


  • Soak Navy Beans:
    • 1 lb (454g) dried navy beans (soaked overnight for at least 8 – 16 hours)
    • 1 ½ tbsp (25g) fine table salt
    • 6 cups (1.5L) cold water
  • Baked Beans Sauce & Aromatics:
    • 6 strips (242g) thick-cut bacon, roughly diced
    • 1 (159g) small onion, roughly diced
    • 2 (6g) garlic cloves, roughly chopped
    • 1 ¾ cup (438ml) cold water
    • ¼ cup (80g) blackstrap molasses
    • ¼ cup (60g) maple syrup
    • 1 tbsp (15ml) light soy sauce
    • ¼ tsp fine table salt
    • 2 bay leaves
    • Ground black pepper to taste
    • 2 tsp (12g) dijon mustard
    • 1 tsp (5ml) apple cider vinegar


    1. Press Saute button, saute chopped bacon in the Instant Pot®. Allow the bacon bits to crisp. Stir occasionally.
    2. Add in onion, freshly ground black pepper and sauté until soften. Add in garlic cloves and sauté until fragrant.
    3. Mix & combine blackstrap molasses, maple syrup, light soy sauce, and cold water in a container.
    4. Deglaze the bottom of the inner pot with some of the molasses mixture.
    5. Add fine table salt, bay leaves, soaked navy beans and the remaining molasses mixture in the Instant Pot®. Mix well and make sure all the beans are submerged in the molasses mixture. Pressure cook at High Pressure for 20 minutes + 20 minutes Natural Release.
    6. Add dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar into the cooked baked beans. Mix well. Press the saute button and stir to thicken the baked beans to desired consistency. Taste & add more blackstrap molasses, salt, or vinegar if necessary.


Yogurt #12

By , April 27, 2017

After 2 months, 12 homemade yogurt experiments, hundreds of tablespoons of homemade yogurt…

Here’s our Easy Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make Smooth, Creamy & Thick yogurt!! 😊 Enjoy~

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Yogurt



Corned Beef and Cabbage

By , March 12, 2017

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this Traditional Irish-American Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe!

This beautifully pink, tender, juicy, and big-flavored cured beef brisket is a classic favorite.

Have fun cooking & Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage



Irish Beef Stew and Mashed Potatoes (Pot-in-Pot)

By , March 7, 2017

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this rich & hearty Irish Beef Stew with deep flavor & thick gravy or Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe.

This one-of-a-kind “One Pot Meal” using the Pot-in-Pot Method allows you to cook both the Irish Beef Stew AND the Mashed Potatoes separately in the same pot at the same time!

You’ll love this time-saving convenient trick. Enjoy~ 😀

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew



Classic American Beef Stew

By , February 10, 2017

Make this soul-satisfying Classic American Beef Stew in ~1.5 hours.

Tenderized & moist chuck roast immersed in a rich, hearty sauce packed with earthy umami flavors! Enjoy :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Beef Stew


Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

By , February 7, 2017

Make this hearty Umami Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Recipe in less than 2 hours.

Your family will LOVE the tender & juicy beef soaked in a deliciously rich umami gravy! 😀

We developed this Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Recipe based on the results of our little pot roast experiment.

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Pressure Cooker Pot Roast


Umami Chili

By , February 6, 2017

Make this Easy Umami Chili Recipe under an hour!

The layers of flavors & textures will satisfy your cravings for hearty comfort food.

Perfect for the cool winter days. Have fun cooking! :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Chili



By , February 4, 2017

Learn how to make this incredibly juicy Instant Pot Meatloaf soaked in homemade umami tomato sauce!

The satisfying texture and mouthful of meat bursting with umami flavors are truly irresistible!

Easy to make, fulfilling, and thrifty. Enjoy :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Meatloaf


Hard Boiled Eggs

By , February 1, 2017

Hard Boiled Eggs are one of the most popular first dishes Instant Pot users make.

Try this super easy way to make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs that peel like a dream! :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs


BBQ Pulled Pork

By , December 30, 2016

Making BBQ Pulled Pork has never been this quick & easy!

Make this super tender & juicy Instant Pot Pulled Pork, exploding with sweet & smoky flavors.

Learn how to make Instant Pot Pulled Pork with this short recipe video.

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork


Easy 4-Ingredient BBQ Ribs

By , December 29, 2016

Super easy no fuss 4 ingredients BBQ Instant Pot Ribs in 40 mins!

Brushed with your favorite sweet & smoky BBQ sauce, these tender baby back ribs are finger lickin’ good.

Have fun cooking~ :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Ribs


Easy Mac and Cheese

By , December 27, 2016

Short Recipe Video Tutorial on How to make dreamy & creamy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese.

Imagine a spoonful of tender macaroni immersed in a smooth, gooey, & rich cheddar cheese sauce.

Have fun cooking! :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese



New York Cheesecake #17

By , December 26, 2016

After 16 17 Instant Pot Cheesecake experiments, we’re finally satisfied enough to share our Cheesecake Recipe with you!

Pamper yourself or impress your guests with your choice of smooth & creamy or rich & dense cheesecake with a crisp crust.

Have fun cooking~ :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Cheesecake


Teriyaki Chicken and Rice (Pot-in-Pot)

By , December 25, 2016

Have you heard of the Pot-in-Pot (PIP) method used in the Instant Pot?

This convenient trick is a lifesaver! You can cook rice & main dish separately in the Instant Pot at the same time.

See PIP in action through this Easy Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Recipe Video.

You’ll love the sweet & savory teriyaki sauce brushed on the moist & tender chicken over perfectly cooked Japanese rice. Enjoy :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Chicken and Rice


Turkey One Pot Meal

By , December 11, 2016

Make this Easy Instant Pot Turkey One Pot Meal in an hour!

Tender & flavorful Turkey, with smooth & buttery Mashed Potatoes, drizzled with rich Homemade Turkey Gravy – all made in the same pot at the same time!

This is what we call the “3-in-1” One. Pot. Meal.

Made with healthy, simple ingredients from your pantry.

Have fun cooking~ :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Pressure Cooker Turkey



Cranberry Sauce

By , December 8, 2016

Tangy & sweet fresh homemade Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce is great as:

  • Jam-like spread
  • Dessert topping
  • Pastry filling
  • Glaze for meat
  • Extra flavor for yogurt or smoothie

Perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!

Have fun cooking :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce


Super Easy Steamed Eggs (Savory Egg Custard)

By , December 7, 2016

Try this Super Easy Chinese Steamed Eggs (Savory Egg Custard) 蒸水蛋 in the Instant Pot!

The silky smooth eggs literally melt in your mouth.

Serve over rice to make a quick & easy dinner that the whole family will love.

Have fun cooking! :)

Full Printable Recipe & Cooking Tips: Steamed Egg

For more healthy recipes & experiments: Instant Pot Yogurt


Instant Pot Jambalaya

By , December 3, 2016

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Serves 8-10


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breasts and thighs diced
  • 1 lb prawns
  • 2 cups yellow onions, finely diced
  • 2 cups tri-color bell peppers, dices
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups rice
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp creole seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lb Andouille sausage, pre-cooked and sliced


  1. Set Instant Pot to “Saute”.  Coat chicken with 1 Tbsp creole seasoning, and brown the meat on all sides.  Remove the chicken from heat and set aside.
  2. Add onions, peppers, and garlic, and sauce until the onions are translucent.  Add rice, and sauce for 2 minutes.  Add tomato puree, creole seasoning, Worcestershire, and chicken.  Close the lid and press “Rice”.
  3. When the rice is cooked, release steam, remove the lid, and add sausage and prawns.  Place lid back on the Instant Pot, press “Manual”, and cook an additional 2 minutes.

Instant Pot Chick Pea Stew

By , December 3, 2016

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Serves 6-8


  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup carrot, diced
  • 2 cups of cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 3/4 cup red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (15oz) chickpeas, drained
  • 1 Tbsp coriander seeds, ground
  • 1 Tbsp cumin, ground
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp tumeric
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 can (28oz) chopped, stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (13.5oz) coconut milk


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups couscous
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Set the instant Pot to Saute.  Add butter and saute onions, carrots, peppers, ginger, garlic, and cauliflower, and saute until onions are translucent.
  2. Add the chickpeas, spices, salt, tomatoes, and coconut milk, and close the lid.
  3. Press “soup”, then manually reduce time to 10 minutes.  Remove the lid, and set aside stew to keep warm.
  4. After cleaning the Instant Pot, make the couscous.  Place all ingredients in the Instant Pot and close the lid.  Press “Manual” and set to cook for 10 minutes.

Instant Pot Homemade Bolognese

By , December 3, 2016

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Serves 8


  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup carrots, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb spicy Italian pork sausage
  • 1/2 lb ground chunk
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp ground fennel
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 can (28.2oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp sugar


  • 1 lb of cooked pasta
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Set Instant Pot to “Saute”, and add oil.  Sauce onions, carrots, celery, and garlic until the onions are translucent.  Add ground meat and seasonings, and cook until meat is brown.
  2. Deglaze Instant Pot with red wine, and cook for 15 minutes, until wine is reduced. Stir in tomatoes and sugar, then close the lid.  Press “Cancel” then “Manual”, and cook on “High Pressure” for 15 minutes.
  3. Serve over spaghetti, or your favourite pasta, with a dusting of Parmesan cheese.