Pressure Cookers: Tutorials, Guides & Recipes

Curious about pressure-cooking? You’re in the right place. We’ll show you how to use a pressure cooker pot, plus offer tips, recipes and techniques.

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Pressure-Cooker Wine-Braised Beef Shanks

I adapted this from a slow-cooker recipe to one that takes about 2 hours start to finish, using a pressure cooker. Served over egg noodles or rice, it reminds me of Grandma's house. —Helen Nelander, Boulder Creek, California

Pressure-Cooker French Onion Soup

I love French onion soup on a cold night, but I don't love the time it takes. This is my...


Pressure-Cooker Turkey with Berry Compote

This delicious dish gives you a way to get all that yummy turkey flavor without heating up the house, and...


Pressure-Cooker Lentil Pumpkin Soup

3 reviews

Plenty of herbs and spices brighten up my hearty pumpkin soup. It?s just the thing we need on nippy days...


Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

2 reviews

This easy pumpkin risotto tastes like fall and gets a flavor boost from the curry. —Andrea Reaves, Stephens City, Virginia

Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

1 review

Homemade applesauce is a breeze in an electric pressure cooker. A few minutes of prep and a short cook time...


Pressure-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup

I love indulgent cream soups but not the fat that goes along with them. The velvety texture of this healthier...

Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a...


Pressure-Cooker Black Bean Soup

Life can get really crazy with young children, but I never want to compromise when it comes to cooking. This...


Pressure-Cooker Greek-Style Lentil Soup

1 review

This is a nice warming soup on a chilly day. Lentils are so good for you, too! —Mary Smith, Columbia,...


Pressure-Cooker English Pub Split Pea Soup

2 reviews

This family favorite is the same recipe my grandmother used. Now with the magic of today's appliances, I can spend...

Pressure-Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes

This squash is perfect as a side dish, or top it with canned tuna to serve it as an entree....


Pressure-Cooker Smoky White Beans and Ham

3 reviews

I had never made or even eaten this dish before meeting my husband. Now I make it at least once...


Pressure-Cooker Rosemary Beets

We’re a family of beet eaters. For a simple side, I use a one-dish cooker and let the beets mellow...


Pressure-Cooker Buffalo Wing Potatoes

1 review

I was getting tired of mashed potatoes and baked spuds, so I decided to create something new. This potluck-ready recipe...


Pressure-Cooker Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

1 review

Here's a regional favorite I grew to love after moving to the South, pressure-cooker black-eyed peas. You'll never want to...

Pressure-Cooker Spice Trade Beans and Bulgur

A rich blend of treasured spices turn nutritious bulgur and chickpeas into a tangy stew with just the right amount...


Pressure-Cooker Fish Stew

I love fish and chowder, so this stew is a favorite of mine. It's made without cream or whole milk...


Pressure-Cooker Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

1 review

I absolutely love this one-dish oatmeal. The steel-cut oats have so much flavor and texture. My family loves to sprinkle...


Pressure-Cooker Cherry-Almond Oatmeal

Breakfast doesn't get much easier than when you take advantage of your all-in-one cooker and some fruit and nuts for...


Pressure-Cooker Rhubarb Compote with Yogurt

My Grandma Dot made rhubarb compote and always had some in the freezer when I came to visit. This breakfast...


Pressure-Cooker Caponata

This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


Pressure-Cooker Healthy Steamed Dumplings

My family loves Chinese food, but it’s hard to find healthy choices in restaurants or at the grocery store, so...


Pressure-Cooker Manchester Stew

While in college, I studied abroad. A vegetarian at the time, I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious and diverse...

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Pressure-Cooker Dressing

Here’s an easy dressing that’s perfect for special get-togethers. Once it’s in the instant cooker, you’re free to turn your...


Pressure-Cooker Homemade Chunky Applesauce

1 review

This applesauce is so easy. My family loves the things I make from scratch, and it's good knowing exactly what...


Pressure-Cooker Round Steak Italiano

2 reviews

My mom used to make a similar version of this wonderful dish, and I’ve always enjoyed it. The gravy is...


Pressure Cooker Swiss Steak

3 reviews

Swiss steak has a been a standby for family cooks for decades, and this no-fuss way to cook it promises...


Pressure-Cooker Red Pepper Chicken

Chicken breasts are treated to black beans, red peppers and juicy tomatoes in this southwestern supper. We love it served...


Pressure-Cooker Cajun-Style Beans and Sausage

3 reviews

Beans and rice make the perfect meal because they're well-balanced, an excellent source of protein, and easy to prepare. Sausage...