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Presenting the Winners from Our Modern Pressure Cooker Contest

In this close contest, 12 home cooks proved to be just as good under pressure as their recipes. It's full steam ahead with these winning ideas for breakfast, dinner, and even dessert.

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Pressure Cooker Paprika Shrimp And Rice Exps Rc22 267231 Md 03 03 6b

Grand Prize: Pressure-Cooker Paprika Shrimp and Rice

With fresh basil and lemon wedges as garnish, this shrimp and rice dish is your one-pot stop for deliciousness. —Joyce Conway, Westerville, Ohio

Check out our contest page to learn more about our contests and submit your own recipes for consideration.

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Pressure Cooker Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Exps Rc22 266909 Md 03 11 11b

1st Place: Instant Pot Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

I adapted my favorite cheesecake recipe to work in the Instant Pot. The texture was so incredible, I may never bake it in the oven again! Be sure to use MINI chocolate chips. If you use regular size chips, they will sink to the bottom. —Michele Kusma, Columbus, OH
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Sausage And Apple Quinoa Casserole Exps Rc22 267213 Md 03 03 10b 10

2nd Place: Sausage and Apple Quinoa Casserole

Thanks to your pressure cooker, you don’t need a 13×9-in. pan to make a delicious casserole anymore. And a few flavorful add-ins make it so you don’t need a long ingredient list either. —Brenna Norby, Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Pressure Cooker Bloody Mary Pot Roast Exps Rc22 266853 Md 03 03 8b

3rd Place: Pressure-Cooker Bloody Mary Pot Roast

When I picked up a bottle of Bloody Mary mix, the clerk said she sometimes uses it to marinate a roast. I gave that a try and then decided to add more of the flavors that others love in a Bloody Mary. —Renee Page, Rochelle, Illinois
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Pressure Cooker Cherry Bourbon Ham Balls Exps Rc22 267109 Md 03 11 5b

Most Innovative: Pressure-Cooker Cherry Bourbon Ham Balls

In my book, meatballs and bourbon are must-haves at any gathering. These clever party bites combine the two favorites to kick up the fun and flavor of your buffet. My family members are big fans. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota
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Pressure Cooker Butternut Rice Pudding Exps Rc22 267243 Md 03 11 1b

Runner-Up: Pressure-Cooker Butternut Rice Pudding

This tasty rice pudding blends all our favorite flavors of fall into one comforting dessert. The ease of the pressure cooker allows you to limit your dishes and cuts cooking time. If preferred, raisins can be substituted for the dried cranberries. —Gretchen Monahan, Palmyra, PA
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Pressure Cooker Cuban Chicken Exps Rc22 266512 Md 03 03 14b

Runner-Up: Instant Pot Cuban Chicken

I love the flavors of Cuban food. Lots of citrus, garlic, cilantro and spices; I could eat it every day. I found I could create that slow-cooked flavor using my Instant Pot and my family is now eating Cuban food a lot more. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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Pressure Cooker French Toast Exps Rc22 266930 Md 03 03 1b

Runner-Up: Pressure-Cooker French Toast

This pressure-cooked French toast almost looks like a cake—it’ll get the oohs and aahs of one, too, and without much work. The special yet simple breakfast is sure to coax your crew out of their beds. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Pressure Cooker Puerto Rican Pernil Exps Rc22 266409 Md 03 03 3b

Runner-Up: Instant Pot Puerto Rican Pernil

Imagine this: You’re sitting on the beach, sun shining, waves crashing and a mojito in your hand when the most wonderful aroma wafts over to you. It’s a citrusy, spicy and mouthwatering pork roast more flavorful than anything you’ve ever had. Cooking and eating this should remind you of the best parts of island life. It’s OK to use fresh-squeezed orange juice, lime juice, or a combination of both instead of grapefruit juice, but please, don’t ever make this with bottled juice. —Cristina Carrera, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Pressure Cooker Sonoran Clam Chowder Exps Rc22 266917 Md 03 11 4b

Runner-Up: Pressure-Cooker Sonoran Clam Chowder

Being from New England originally, I always appreciated a good rich clam chowder, but living in the Southwest for the past 35 years I have learned to appreciate the Sonoran flavors. This recipe blends a comfort-food memory with my current home flavor profiles. —James Scott, Phoenix, Arizona
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Pressure Cooker Tex Mex Risotto Exps Rc22 266546 Md 03 11 10b

Runner-Up: Pressure-Cooker Tex-Mex Risotto

I love food with lots of flavor and a Mexican twist, but am too lazy to stand over a pot of risotto. My Ninja Foodi gave me the opportunity to marry my love of Mexican and creamy risotto—no muss, no fuss. —Sharon Marx, Grand Blanc, Michigan
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Pressure Cooker Thai Sweet Chile Pork Bowls Exps Rc22 267241 Md 03 11 7b 1

Runner-Up: Pressure-Cooker Thai Sweet Chili Pork Bowls

Grab that bottle of Sriracha! This Thai pork dish is a standout weeknight meal you won’t want to miss. My pressure cooker does the hard stuff, but I still get the props. —Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas

Annamarie Higley
Annamarie Higley is an Associate Print Editor for Taste of Home magazine, as well as the brand's special issue publications. A midwestern transplant originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she enjoys hiking, trivia-ing, and—you guessed it!—all things cooking and baking.