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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Instant Pot Black Beans

Instant Pot black beans are the key to a lot of my family's meals, whether for a weekend breakfast or for taco salads and burritos throughout the week. For years, I've tried to find a homemade recipe as creamy and tasty as Mexican restaurant beans. This is that recipe. —Helen Nelander, Boulder Creek, California

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 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 Summer Squash

We love squash, but I got bored with fixing plain old squash and cheese. I decided to jazz it up...

Pressure-Cooker Mushroom Rice Pilaf

1 review

A few modifications to our Great-Aunt Bernice's easy pilaf recipe made it a much-requested item for potlucks, barbecues and family...


Pressure-Cooker Sicilian Steamed Leeks

I love the challenge of developing recipes for my garden leeks, a delicious but underused vegetable. This Italian-flavored dish...

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 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...


Mashed Sweet Potatoes

4 reviews

Need a swift side dish? Try these spiced sweet potatoes from out Test Kitchen. They're quick to cook and easy...


Parmesan Red Potatoes

"Ever since I bought a pressure cooker, my busy family hasn't had to miss out on otherwise time-consuming suppers," relates...


Pressure-Cooker Cheesy Bacon Spaghetti Squash

This quick casserole is called "cheesy" for a reason. Stir in any kind you have on in the fridge. —Jean...

Pressure-Cooker Orange Spice Carrots

To get my son to eat veggies, I mix and match flavors and spices. My carrots with orange and cinnamon...


Pressure-Cooker Lemon Red Potatoes

2 reviews

Butter, lemon juice, parsley and chives enhance this simple side dish. I usually prepare these potatoes when I'm having company....


Pressure-Cooker Cranberry Apple Red Cabbage

When I was looking for something new, I started playing with flavors and came up with this very tasty dish....


Pressure-Cooker Celebration Brussels Sprouts

This recipe hits all the flavor points and makes a fantastic side throughout the year. Plus, you've got to love...