Best Instant Pot cookbooks iMore 2021

The best Instant Pot cookbooks are an ideal investment for anyone who loves their pressure cooker, but is stuck in a recipe rut. After you've searched high and low for the best slow cooker to suit your needs and invested in a few choice Instant Pot accessories, what's a few more dollars on some helpful cookbooks? We found a dozen desirable cookbooks designed for the Instant Pot pressure cooker that will inspire you to try new dinner ideas followed by sweet desserts and a sample of alternative stews and soups. With options including vegetarian cuisine, Indian classics, and perfectly proportioned dishes for two, you'll find the best pressure cooker recipe book for you on this list.

How To Instant Pot

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 $7 at Amazon
Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook

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 $5 at Amazon
Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook

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 $13 at Amazon
Instant Pot Cookbook Smith

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 $9 at Amazon
Veggie Instant Pot Cookbook

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 $5 at Amazon
Instant Pot Cookbook For Two

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
Party In An Instant Pot

The Editors at Delish's: Party in an Instant Pot

With a selection of recipes carefully curated by "Delish" editors, this book is designed to make hosting a breeze. It offers a wealth of recipes for big-batch, stress-free, and crowd-pleasing dishes, such as stretchy mac and cheese, barbeque pulled pork, beer-braised beef nachos, meaty dips, crispy buffalo wings, queso, and even brownies.

From $15 at Amazon
Indian Instant Pot Cookbook

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 $12 at Amazon
Essential Instant Pot Cookbook

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
Fresh Healthy Instant Pot

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
Vegan Instant Pot

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 $6 at Amazon
Dinner In An Instant

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.

$149 at Amazon

Instant success

Our overall staff pick, How to Instant Pot, gets two 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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