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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

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    Pressure-Cooker White Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup

    I created this thick and creamy soup by adapting several recipes into one. Although previously a slow-cooker soup, the pressure...


    Pressure-Cooker Lentil and Sausage Soup

    I added a cup of dry red wine to this soup because red wine in lentil soup is the bread...


    Pressure-Cooker Spicy Sausage and Blue Cheese Peppers

    1 review

    I inherited an old pressure cooker from my aunt many years ago, before I was married. I made this delicious...


    Pressure-Cooker Steel-Cut Oats and Berries

    I woke up one morning realizing I had forgotten to make overnight oats the night before. I tried an idea...

    Ninja Foodi Apple Crisp

    When the temperature drops and winter rolls in, it's the perfect time for this warm and satisfying Ninja Foodi apple...


    Multi-Cooker Bacon and Cheddar Potato Skins

    1 review

    Wondering how to make potato skins taste great? I top my restaurant-worthy bacon cheddar potato skins with a dollop of...

    Pressure-Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken

    7 reviews

    I just love the sweet and tart flavor that balsamic vinegar gives to this easy dish. After cooking in the...


    Instant Pot Taco Pasta

    2 reviews

    This Instant Pot taco pasta is a welcome change from boring meals. I've taken all the flavors of tacos and...


    Pressure-Cooker Potato Salad

    I used to rarely make potato salad because it can be somewhat time-consuming, but because of this easy pressure-cooker potato...


    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 Smoked Salmon Pasta

    I love making one-pot pastas in my pressure cooker. Every noodle soaks up the flavors of the delicious ingredients. I...


    Pressure-Cooker Tequila Salsa Chicken

    I had this dish at a local Mexican restaurant when celebrating a friend's birthday. I fell in love with the...


    Pressure Cooker Creamy Pesto Chicken Stew

    I am a fan of thick stews and soups, so this dish is perfect! It's similar to a creamy broccoli...


    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...

    Grandma’s Pressure-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

    I've made this soup weekly since I modified my grandma's recipe for the pressure cooker. Chicken soup, especially this one,...


    Pressure-Cooker Andouille Lentil Chili

    1 review

    This recipe has been in my family for a number of years, and it's still a hit today. The smoky...


    Instant Pot Clam Chowder

    3 reviews

    Clam chowder is especially tasty when it's served with a sprinkle of fresh thyme, bacon crumbles and crispy oyster crackers...


    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


    Pizza Quinoa Casserole

    6 reviews

    If you like pizza night, give this healthy quinoa casserole a try! It's a fun way to sneak in a...


    Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

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


    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,...

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    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 Tequila Poached Pears

    Tequila may seem an unusual ingredient, but give it a try! The fresh pears and mint make the dessert deliciously...


    Pressure-Cooker Pumpkin Flans

    This silky, smooth dessert captures the essence and elegance of fall. I came up with the recipe myself, aiming to...


    Pressure-Cooker Cranberry Stuffed Apples

    Cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts add a homey autumn flavor to these stuffed apples. What a lovely old-fashioned treat! —Grace Sandvigen,...


    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 Caponata

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