It is my pleasure to present to our much-loved Instant Pot® Community the 4th Edition Instant Pot® Recipe Booklet!

Within this cook book, we continue to partner with the top chefs, authors, and bloggers to compile a collection of over 30 original recipes that have been specifically tailored to the unique capabilities of our products. I am confident that new users, as well as seasoned enthusiasts, will appreciate the many delicious meals provided by our contributors. Many of the classic Instant Pot® recipes have been included, however our contributors have been cooking up many new dishes that we are excited to share with you. There is truly something for everyone!

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The “Instant Tips” deliver helpful hints relating to cooking practices, time-saving suggestions, and many more bite-sized Instant Pot® clues. Another key feature of the Recipe Booklet are the Cooking Time Tables, providing our users with a guide to pressure cooking just about anything you can imagine.

We encourage you to visit our website and explore the Instant Pot® Recipe App to explore a growing number of new recipes.

Download the app from http://instantpot.com/app  or scan the QR code from your mobile devices (available for both Apple and Android mobile devices).

Click the book icon to download your free Recipe Booklet:

 

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As always, happy pressure cooking!

 

57 replies
  1. Sally
    Sally says:

    I’m trying to decide between the Duo Pot 6 qt and the Duo Plus 6 qt. I cook chicken fairly often and notice that the Duo Plus does not have a separate “chicken” button. Any reason why?

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    • Sorley Oneil
      Sorley Oneil says:

      Hello Sally,

      The “Poultry” function found on the DUO is a preset cooking time for chicken, the DUOPlus can still cook chicken, simply adjust the cooking time as a recipe dictates, using the “Meat/Stew” function.

      Kind Regards,
      Sorley

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  2. Bill Farley
    Bill Farley says:

    More basic recipes IMO, would be helpful to acquaint those new to Instant Pot, pressure and slow cooking. I am finding some recipes that are interesting but so loaded with ingredients only readily available in larger metro areas or online that at least I am skipping them. Case in point: A mac and cheese method that calls for the miniature versions of elbow pasta usually found in the familiar yellow and blue boxes, the liquid component specified as chicken broth and three different varieties of cheese plus added sour cream. Further this particular recipe has one changing cooking vessels, adding conventional oven time and a topping of buttered bread crumbs.
    This is what most of us regular folks out here would expect to have for a side at The Four Seasons, Lutece or Brennan’s served in silver by waitstaff in tuxes instead of a tailgate feed at a little league game.

    Lovin my almost brand new DUO60 giving the machine an A+ and some of the recipes that are way too complicated just shy of a C- average.

    In another area, somebody is making the assumption that most present are equipped with smart phones, tablets, laptops and the soon to fall from grace Facebook or other social engineering debacle. Moi..? Got me a big tower. a big screen monitor and a big keyboard and a regular size mouse.

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  3. Ginny
    Ginny says:

    I’m a new Instant Pot User. I’m not clear on the differences in cooking brown rice included in the 4th Edition of the recipe booklet. Page 17 has a soaking time before cooking for 4 minutes. Page 46 has a cooking time of 20-22 minutes. Does that 15 minutes soaking time drop the cooking time by 18 minutes? Thanks

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    • Sorley Oneil
      Sorley Oneil says:

      Hello Ginny, thank you for reaching out!

      We recommend for new users to first check with the cooking timetable. In this case, 20-22 minutes on high pressure is required from brown rice. No pre-soaking is necessary but please do rinse your brown rice to remove starch. Once finished use the natural release method.

      To perform a Natural Release, press the Keep Warm/Cancel button so that all of the functions are cancelled and the screen says “Off,” and allow the cooker to cool down naturally until the float valve drops down. We recommend waiting 10 – 20 minutes to let the pressure naturally release before pushing the steam release valve into the “Venting on”, also known as the “Venting”, position.

      We apologize for the confusion and appreciate your feedback, we are currently revising the recipe booklet and will certainly take this into account.

      Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!

      Kind Regards,
      Sorley O

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  4. Coleen Morehouse
    Coleen Morehouse says:

    How long do I cook stew meat? Looks like the schedule says 20 Minutes per pound. So would it take an hour to cook 3 pounds? Should I let the pressure drop of its own accord? Does that make the meat more cooked through and tender?

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    • Sorley Oneil
      Sorley Oneil says:

      Hello Coleen,

      Great question! Unlike other cooking styles, pressure cookers tend to cook meat by the inch rather than by the pound. As a rule of thumb, our chefs estimate that the Instant Pot, when on high pressure, cooks about 1 inch per 15-18 minutes. They advise that 2 inches will cook between 30-35 minutes.

      I hope this was helpful to you. If you should have any further questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out again!

      As to using the Natural Release (NR) or Quick Release (QR) methods to let the pressure drop, the NR method would result in a more tender meat as it will be kept at a higher pressure for longer. In addition, once cooking has finished, please keep in mind that the “Keep Warm” function will activate, unless cancelled, this will prolong the NR method for longer, and as such increase the tenderness.

      Please feel free to reach out with any further questions or concerns!

      Kind regards,
      Sorley O

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  5. Pamela Barton
    Pamela Barton says:

    I am a ver new user. The 4th Edition has some issues I would not expect in a 4th Edition. Today I am making Red wine Poached Pears – sort of. Recipe never says to put pears in and says to add bay, cloves…and sugar. How much sugar, not anywhere in list of ingredients. I put in 4th of cup – went to website of Laura P. And shows 2 cups. Also indicates wine should cover pears. Who would know. Yogurt recipes differ, but I managed that, creame brûlée and chicken and dumplings so far. Disappointed in 4th Edition and inability to correctly print recipes for folks you reference.

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    • Pamela Barton
      Pamela Barton says:

      My apologies, it does say add the pears in the book. I missed it. App says 1 and a third cups of sugar but I thought cook’s website said 2. Loving the App, but would have put all three poached pear recipes together. Alphabetical by Red, white and cinnamon is unusual.

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Melodee,
      With the ‘Sterilize’ program one can pasteurize dairy products; sterilize baby bottles, jars, utensils, and certain types of canning much more conveniently.

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  6. Amy L
    Amy L says:

    The cooking table seems dramatically shorter for the soaked beans as compared to older tables. Is this correct? I also wondered about the rice varieties as an earlier comment noted.

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  7. Lauren Deyo
    Lauren Deyo says:

    I’m really excited about my new Instant Pot. However, the 4th edition recipe book left me fairly disappointed. I plan on checking out the other editions recipe books but I would love some simple, easy recipes with ingredients most people keep on hand. Some of the recipes call for ingredients most people will never eat let alone use on a regular basis.

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Janet,
      It is considered cooking ‘at altitude’ at over 2000ft, so being over 5000 feet will indeed affect cooking. To cook in the Instant Pot, just add 15% cooking time to your recipe’s cook time!

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Harriet,
      As a guideline you can adjust these recipes by 50%, the time stays the same. Use your discretion, as some experimentation may be required.

      Reply
  8. Wil Albert
    Wil Albert says:

    Hello, we have the instant pot mini – 3 quart size. How do we adjust the amounts in the recipe book which came with the pot. Is it the same but just halve the amounts? Does the time adjust by half? Thank you, A&W

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Wil Albert,
      Yes they can be adjusted for the 3 quart. As a guideline you can adjust these recipes by 50%, the time stays the same. Use your discretion, as some experimentation may be required.

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  9. Gsak
    Gsak says:

    The vast majority (and all of those in the included printed book) of recipes use the manual setting,even for cakes, instead of the automatic options.

    Are the results with the auto settings not good?

    What’s the pin

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  10. Bill Crane
    Bill Crane says:

    I just bought the Instant Pot Mini and was going to try one of the recipes that was in the recipe book that came with the Mini, but I could not use the recipe because of the small size of the pot.
    Are there recipes for the Mini? And why would you put recipes in the booklet that comes with the machine that will not work in the machine?

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  11. Chuck
    Chuck says:

    I have the mini duo. The recipe for the butternut soup seems to have more ingredients than the model recommends using. Just got this for Christmas and is the first thing we are trying. Help?

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Chuck,
      As a guideline you can adjust these recipes by 50%, the time stays the same. Some experimentation may be required.

      Reply
  12. Barbara McQuaig
    Barbara McQuaig says:

    St Nick delivered a Duo Mini under our tree. Last night I made a Cornish hen recipe which was wonderful. Tonight I would like to try boneless short ribs. Is it acceptable to layer the ribs or to just cover the bottom of the insert?

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  13. JanA
    JanA says:

    Page 17 of the 4th edition recipe booklet for my brand-new Instant Pot Duo, has the instructions for three types of rice, including brown rice. All three use 4 minutes of cooking time at high pressure, but I think that’s totally wrong for brown rice. The step-by-step instructions for brown rice are exactly the same as those for white basmati (only the amount of water, listed above the instructions, is different). I think this is a mistake.

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    • Amy L
      Amy L says:

      The chart on page 46 makes more sense than the rice recipes and has a significantly longer cook time for brown rice, plus a different ratio of water. I think there are errors in the recipes or tables too. Not sure what to believe! Let me know what you learn from trial and error…

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Tom,
      Yes, a manual is supposed to be included. You can download a manual from our website if you select the correct product and select the tab that says “Manual” you can download it there. If you’d like to connect with customer service regarding this issue please open a ticket here: https://support.instantpot.com/

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  14. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    I have a recipe for a creamy-based potato soup (cream of chicken soup, cream cheese, chicken stock) that I made in my slow cooker the other day that said to cook for 7 hours. How would that convert to Instant Pot time? I have the “small” one (60?). Thanks for your help.

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    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Rob,
      Our latest model is the Ultra 10-in-1 multi-use programmable pressure cooker. The manual button is now referred to as “Pressure Cook”.

      Reply
    • mjun
      mjun says:

      Hi Gerard,
      The Instant Pot heating element is from the bottom. With a fully sealed environment, the heat is controlled through 3rd generation microprocessing technology accurately reading pressure and temperature sensors etc.. so it can perform complex cooking tasks and provide consistent results every time. If you’d like to read more information on how cooking programs work and heating intensity please go to: http://instantpot.com/technology/how-smart-cooking-programs-work/

      Reply
  15. K'LYNNE
    K'LYNNE says:

    I’M SPECIFICALLY LOOKING FOR LOW CARB RECIPES. I JUST GOT MY 8 QT! IT’S ONLY ME, BUT I PLAN ON USING IT FOR FAMILY COOKING.

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  16. Kim Hassur
    Kim Hassur says:

    Just bought my very first pressure cooker(The Instant Pot!) on Amazon Prime Day this week and it should arrive today.

    Reply

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