The First Ten Recipes To Cook In Your Instant Pot

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Using your Instant Pot for the first time can be a little intimidating, especially when you’ve never used an electric pressure cooker before. You might ask yourself what should I cook in my Instant Pot first or begin searching for easy Instant Pot recipes for beginners.

Well, today I’m sharing ten recipes that I would recommend you start with your new Instant Pot. These are simple and easy recipes and will help you to get used to the basic functions of your Instant Pot.

Don’t forget before you cook to do the water test! You can read all about this if you need more info… then jump right in and try one of these fabulous Instant Pot recipes and let me know how it goes.


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Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners.

My wife and I have a fantastic learning community for anyone interested in learning the basics of the Instant Pot. be sure to join Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners for extra help and a library full of fantastic, tried and true pressure cooker recipes.

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Easy Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners.

So here are my top ten recommendations for someone starting out with the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

If you love hard-boiled eggs or want to make a tasty potato salad or those viral baby Yoda devilled eggs everyone is talking about then you’ll want to learn how to cook eggs in your Instant Pot.

Instant pot eggs are simple and easy and they peel with ease. One method for cooking eggs in the pressure cooker is called the 5-5-5 method or for those living at a different altitude 7-7 -7 Eggs. To learn all about cooking hard-boiled eggs check out this article…the best Instant Pot hard-boiled eggs recipe.

You can even print out a free Instant Pot boiled eggs cheat sheet over at The Inspiration Edit.

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Instant Pot Mac N Cheese

Instant pot Macaroni and Cheese is the hot diggity dog bomb of recipes according to my daughter. She loves Mac n Cheese and cooking this pasta dish in the pressure cooker is really simple to do.

That’s right, this smoked gouda Instant Pot Macaroni dish only takes 4 minutes to come to pressure and makes this recipe a perfect meal for beginners to cook.

Check out my easy to cook mac and cheese – once you try it in the Instant Pot you won’t want to cook Macaroni any other way.


Instant Pot Beef Stew

Pressure cooker beef stew is a really tasty and delicious recipe that is simple and easy for any beginner Instant Pot User. If you’re looking for a healthy and comforting stew recipe then look no further. This Instant Pot stew is made with chuck beef, potatoes and baby carrots but you switch to regular carrots or even use parsnip if you fancy.

Beef stew is super easy but if you’re not a fan of beef why not try chicken stew instead!


Easy Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe

This easy and simple white chicken Chili is a delicious and creamy Chili recipe full of protein and goodness. This is a great starter recipe to try out and is a real winner-winner chicken dinner!


Simple Instant Pot Oatmeal

Do you enjoy eating oatmeal or porridge for breakfast? If so then you may want to try this tasty and easy Instant Pot oatmeal recipe. It’s a great breakfast recipe for beginners and there’s plenty to go around.

Add apples and cinnamon to this oatmeal recipe and you’ll have a sweet but filling breakfast for the whole family to enjoy.

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Instant Pot Taco Soup

Taco soup is so super simple to cook and here is an easy Instant pot dump and dash recipe that everyone loves. That’s right…this recipe has had rave reviews and is delicious. Enjoy this Mexican inspired soup – which is zero points on the Weight Watchers purple and Blue plans.

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Instant Pot Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes is a fantastic easy meal idea that you can make with ease in the Instant Pot. Whether using turkey meat or ground beef, you can make this mouth-watering Instant Pot sloppy Joes mixture in no time!

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Basic Instant Pot Spaghetti And Meatballs

We all love Instant Pot Spaghetti and meatballs in my family and this is the easiest recipe to make. It takes just a small amount of time and you can alternate between whole or wholewheat pasta. This sure is a great treat and one the kids will love too!

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Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork is another simple and easy Instant Pot recipe for beginners which can be cooked in little time. With only a few ingredients needed, you can serve up this Instant Pot pulled pork recipe with a salad or as a tasty sandwich option!

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Instant Pot Corn On The Cob

Corn on the cob is a great vegetable or side dish and one you can cook your corn in the Instant Pot in just a few minutes. Add some butter, salt and pepper and you’ll have a scrumptious buttery corn on the cob to enjoy.

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About Angela Milnes

Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and adults. Angela has also taught cooking classes and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Instant Pot Table. Follow her on Pinterest!

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