Best Instant Pot Cookbooks iMore 2020

Love your pressure cooker but stuck in a recipe rut? We've found a dozen desirable cookbooks designed for the Instant Pot pressure cooker that will inspire you to try new meal ideas, make different desserts, and sample alternative stews and soups. With options including vegetarian cuisine, Indian classics, and meals perfectly proportioned for two, we think you'll find the perfect pressure cooker recipe book for you.

Daniel Shumski's: How to Instant Pot

Staff Pick

We love this cookbook as it works as both an introduction to your Instant Pot pressure cooker. It takes you through what each of the functions does, and instructions you on how best to use them. That's all before delivering over 100 tailor-made recipes that are organized based on the function you'll use to cook them.

From $12 at Amazon

Simon Rush's: The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook

This "Ultimate" collection of Instant Pot recipes is very comprehensive with over 800 quick and easy recipes for both beginners and more advanced users. Sorted into categories like beans and grains, pasta and rice, brunch, and side dishes, there's something for all budgets and tastes.

From $3 at Amazon

Laurel Randolph's: The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook

This best-selling Instant Pot cookbook is great for busy parents or busy people in general. It offers over 100 recipes with handy labels such as what cooks in 20 minutes or less, "worth the wait" longer cooking time recipes, and family-friendly options. Plus, it has recipes that are suitable for kids and serve four or more.

From $8 at Amazon

Jennifer Smith's: Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook

A trendy publication, this provides you with no less than 500 Instant Pot recipes, all tailored for people with busy lifestyles who still want to create tasty homemade meals. It offers detailed ingredient lists, precise cooking times, easy-to-follow instructions, as well as helpful tips and tricks.

From $4 at Amazon

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan's: Instant Pot Vegetarian Cookbook

From a lifelong vegetarian and pressure-cooking enthusiast, this book is officially endorsed by Instant Pot. It gives you over 75 veggie-packed meals, with step-by-step guidance from detailed ingredients, to timings and pressure levels. There's also info about how to turn the recipes from just veggie into full vegan.

From $7 at Amazon

Alice Newman's: Instant Pot for Two Cookbook

This book, written by a personal trainer and health food enthusiast, promises delicious, healthy, perfectly portioned recipes to be prepared in your pressure cooker in 40 minutes or less. Recipes include breakfast ideas for couples, romantic meal plans, and some vegetarian options.

From $3 at Amazon

Emilia Mitchell's: Instant Pot Cookbook For Beginners

Angled at those starting on their culinary adventure, this is complete with an Instant Pot beginner's guide. It then offers a collection of pressure-cooker-friendly recipes that cover every area you could want, including a section on sauces, a look at Instant Pot desserts, and how to use that yogurt-making functionality.

From $3 at Amazon

Urvashi Pitre's: Indian Instant Pot Cookbook

Traditional Indian food lends itself very well to the pressure cooking method, and this book will help you make a range of delicious and tasty Indian favorites in your Instant Pot. Authorized and approved by Instant Pot, there are over 50 recipes full of lovely spicy flavors, most of which are surprisingly easy to prepare and cook.

From $5 at Amazon

Coco Morante's: The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook

Written by the person behind the popular Instant Pot Recipes Facebook page, this book is authorized by Instant Pot and complete with beautiful food photography. This contemporary option offers 75 simple, "fresh and foolproof," comfort food recipes, in an ultimate collection of delicious pressure cooked weekday meals.

$13 at Amazon

Megan Gilmore's: The Fresh and Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook

With an emphasis on healthy eating, this book gives you 75 recipes that use easy-to-find, whole-food ingredients for simple weeknight meals. Of interest to anyone who needs to follow a wheat-free diet, there are gluten-free options for each recipe, while all recipes are free of refined sugar and many of the most common food allergens.

From $5 at Amazon

Nisha Vora's: The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook

Another authorized option, from the creator of the Rainbow Plant Life blog, this book promises "vibrant" vegan recipes that you can make quickly and easily in your Instant Pot. There are over 90 wholesome and nutritious recipes for everyday food that will take you from breakfast time to your evening dessert.

From $13 at Amazon

Melissa Clark's: Dinner in an Instant

This recent book features 75 all-new "flavor-forward" modern dishes that are designed for today's more sophisticated palates. With instructions when possible for making the same dish on both the pressure cooker and slow cooker settings, there are paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dinner ideas included.

$14 at Amazon

Instant Success

Our overall staff pick, How to Instant Pot, gets our thumbs up as a book that not only works for beginners but also more experienced cooks looking for fresh ideas.

Also highly recommended is The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook. It concentrates on one-pot comfort food classics that are absolutely ideal for winter weeknight dinners. If you're looking to spend a bit more time and effort on weekend meals or want to entertain a crowd, then consider Dinner in an Instant, it's a modern collection of impressive pressure cooked meals.

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