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The Best Instant Pot Recipes of 2022

We've rounded up the best Instant Pot recipes that 2022 had to offer. These classics will make their way into your meals for the year ahead.

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Pressure-Cooker Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chuck Roast

My husband and I like well-seasoned foods, so this pressure cooker roast is terrific. You’ll also love how flavorful and tender this comforting recipe turns out. —Bette McCumber, Schenectady, New York

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Pressure-Cooker Tex-Mex Risotto

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. This recipe 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 Apple Balsamic Chicken

I just love the sweet and tart flavor that balsamic vinegar gives to this easy dish. After cooking in the pressure cooker for just a few minutes, the chicken thighs are tender and flavorful. —Juli Snaer, Enid, Oklahoma
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Instant Pot Puerto Rican Pernil

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 German Goulash

Pressure Cooker German Goulash

I always think of goulash from living in Germany when my father was in the Army there. We had a German friend who didn’t speak English, but she would always bring us her traditional dishes to try and this was one of my favorites. I’m sure she cooked it in the oven or on top of the stove for hours, but having a pressure cooker speeds up the time so it’s ready in less than an hour. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Pressure-Cooker Cajun Pork and Rice

Pressure-Cooker Cajun Pork and Rice

I created this recipe after returning home from a trip and finding little food in the house. I used ingredients already available in the refrigerator and pantry. My husband loves this pork dish because it’s tasty, and I love it because it’s easy. —Allison Gapinski, Cary, North Carolina
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Instant Pot Chili con Carne

Instant Pot Chili con Carne

Although multicookers can’t replace every tool in the kitchen, they sure are coming close. Chili con carne is one of our favorite dishes to re-create in them. This cooks up fast but tastes like it simmered all day! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Pressure-Cooker Beef Osso Bucco

Pressure-Cooker Beef Osso Bucco

Our beef osso bucco boasts a thick, savory sauce complemented by the addition of gremolata, a chopped herb condiment made of lemon zest, garlic and parsley. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Cheesesteak-Stuffed Peppers

Cheesesteak-Stuffed Peppers

This is a hearty, low-carb dish that can stand alone at meal time. It’s loaded with protein and veggies, yet it’s creamy and satisfying so you won’t even miss the carbs! Feel free to substitute thinly sliced chicken breast for a leaner protein option and try other cheeses like smoked gouda or extra-sharp cheddar. —Erica Malerich, Pacific, Missouri
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Instant Pot Clam Chowder

Instant Pot Clam Chowder

Clam chowder is especially tasty when it’s served with a sprinkle of fresh thyme, bacon crumbles and crispy oyster crackers on top. If you like your chowder on the thick side, add another tablespoon of flour after it is done in the pressure cooker. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Giardiniera

Giardiniera

Sweet and tangy, this Italian condiment is packed with peppers, cauliflower, carrots and other crisp-tender veggies. It’s perfect to offer alongside pickles or olives on a relish tray. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Pressure-Cooker Sweet ‘n’ Sour Pork

Even though a co-worker gave me this recipe more than 20 years ago, my family still enjoys it today.—Martha Nickerson, Hancock, Maine
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Pressure-Cooker Chicken and Bacon White Chili

I made a twist on my favorite white chicken chili and used my pressure cooker, which made it very quick and easy. I like to serve it with avocado, cilantro and onions. —Teri Lee Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
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Pressure-Cooker Beef Tips

These beef tips remind me of a childhood favorite. I cook them with mushrooms and serve them over brown rice, noodles or mashed potatoes. —Amy Lents, Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Pressure-Cooker Autumn Apple Chicken

Pressure-Cooker Autumn Apple Chicken

Fill the whole house with the aroma of chicken with apples and barbecue sauce. This is a meal you won’t want to wait to dig into.—Caitlyn Hauser, Brookline, New Hampshire
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Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Instant Pot Whole Chicken

We love rotisserie chicken, and now with a pressure cooker, I can have it ready to eat in an hour or so. I combined several recipes to come up with this favorite. If you are new to the kitchen tool, this is a perfect recipe to begin with since it is so easy. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Pressure-Cooker Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

This simple riff on a classic Chinese chicken dish proves you can savor the takeout taste you crave while still eating right. —Connie Krupp, Racine, Wisconsin
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Pressure-Cooker Short Ribs

These tender pressure-cooker short ribs explode with flavor, and they’re a quick and easy alternative to traditionally braised short ribs. Serve with egg noodles, rice or polenta. —Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas
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Pressure-Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Pressure-Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Here’s a good-for-you dinner that’s also a meal-in-one classic. Add a salad and, in just moments, call everyone to the table. —Michelle Gurnsey, Lincoln, Nebraska
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Pressure-Cooker Potato Soup

I decided to add some character to a basic potato chowder with roasted red peppers. The extra flavor gives a deliciously unique twist to an otherwise ordinary soup.—Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
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Pressure-Cooker Fabulous Fajitas

When friends call to ask for new recipes to try, suggest these tasty fajitas. Top as you like to add healthy color and extra flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Pressure-Cooker Sonoran Clam Chowder

Pressure-Cooker Sonoran Clam Chowder

Being from New England originally I always appreciated a good rich clam chowder. But living in the Southwest 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, AZ
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Pressure-Cooker Pork Ribs

When I was younger, my mom made these delicious pressure-cooker pork ribs for special Saturday dinners. Now I can prepare them on any weeknight! —Paula Zsiray, Logan, Utah
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Pressure-Cooker Ground Beef Stroganoff

My mother gave me this recipe 40 years ago. It’s a wonderfully tasty dish that’s perfect for a pressure cooker. —Sue Mims, Macclenny, Florida
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Pressure-Cooker Thai Sweet Chili Pork Bowls

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
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Rice Meatballs

Rice Meatballs

I first made these meatballs with rice when our children were small, and they just loved them. I occasionally use cream of mushroom soup instead of tomato soup, and that variation is delicious, too. —Mary Kelso, Hannibal, Missouri
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Instant Pot Corn Chowder

Enjoy this chowder’s rich, slow-simmered flavor in record time by using an Instant Pot. Corn chowder is a classic staple, with its hearty flavors of creamy sweet corn, bacon crumbles, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped parsley. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Pressure-Cooker Tuscan Chicken Pasta

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner, this Tuscan chicken pasta is just the ticket. After the milk and cream cheese are added, the mixture will look liquidy. Just continue to cook and stir and the dish will come together. —Amber Gaines, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Pressure-Cooker Southwestern Pork and Squash Soup

Pressure-Cooker Southwestern Pork and Squash Soup

I adapted a pork and squash stew recipe using tomatoes and southwestern-style seasonings. My husband and sons loved it, and the leftovers were even better the next day! Try it with fresh corn muffins. —Molly Andersen, Portland, Oregon
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Pressure-Cooker Beef Carnitas

I came up with this recipe while cleaning out my refrigerator and trying to figure out what I could do with a pot roast that had been in the freezer. I LOVE how easy this is.—Ann Piscitelli, Nokomis, Florida
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Spicy Cowboy Beans

Spicy Cowboy Beans

These spicy cowboy beans are a perfect contribution to a potluck buffet any time of year. Instead of needing hours on the stove, they cook quickly in the pressure cooker and there’s no need to pre-soak the beans. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Pressure-Cooker Cola BBQ Chicken

Pressure-Cooker Cola BBQ Chicken

This recipe is rich with sweet and smoky deliciousness. The meat is juicy and tender, and I like to add a few tasty toppings, like sliced dill pickles and a layer of pepper jack cheese, for a boost of flavor. This can also be cooked in the slow cooker on low for 8 hours. —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Instant Pot Taco Pasta

Instant Pot Taco Pasta

This Instant Pot taco pasta is a welcome change from boring meals. I’ve taken all the flavors of tacos and created an easy pasta dish. Kids love the taste, and Mom loves how quick and easy it comes together. To lighten things up, use ground turkey. —Christine Hadden, Whitman, Massachusetts
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Pressure-Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

This Instant-Pot pork tenderloin with sweet brown sugar and balsamic glaze will become a go-to dinner your whole family will love. It's perfect for busy weeknights, but also special enough for company. —Karen Kelly, Germantown, Maryland
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Pressure-Cooker Barbecued Beef Ribs

These tender, tangy ribs taste slow-cooked but are a cinch to make. They’re great for picnics as well as a family dinner.—Erin Glass, White Hall, Maryland
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Pressure-Cooker Chicken Thighs in Wine Sauce

I love this recipe for its incredible flavor—and it seems everyone who tries it does, too. For an easy pairing, try mashed potatoes and peas.—Heike Annucci, Hudson, North Carolina
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Pressure-Cooker Mexican Beef Soup

My family loves this stew, and I’m happy to make it since it’s so simple! Serve the dish with cornbread to make the meal even more filling. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
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Pressure-Cooker Pork Chops

Everyone will enjoy these fork-tender pork chops with a creamy, light gravy. Serve with a green vegetable, mashed potatoes or a salad. —Sue Bingham, Madisonville, Tennessee
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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, is quick to make and budget-friendly for any large family. —Tammy Stanko, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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Pressure-Cooker Swiss Steak

Swiss steak has a been a standby for family cooks for decades, and this no-fuss way to cook it promises to keep the entree popular for years to come. Best of all, it's low in calories and fat. —Sarah Burks, Wathena, Kansas
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Pressure-Cooker Beef Stew

I like to serve this twist on traditional stew with fresh rolls on crusty bread. The roast and vegetables cook quickly and make a comforting meal. My family loves this unique pressure cooker beef stew. —Joanne Wright, Niles, MI
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Pressure-Cooker Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

Here's a regional favorite I grew to love after moving to the South, pressure-cooker black-eyed peas. You'll never want to eat canned black-eyed peas again! Serve the dish as a side with grilled chicken, or make it your main course and round out the meal with greens and cornbread. —Tammie Merrill, Wake Forest, NC
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Pressure-Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Melt-in-your-mouth delicious! For this steak and cheese recipe, I like to saute extra onions and green pepper just until they are al dente to add to the top of the meat before melting the cheese. —Kimberly Wallace, Dennison, Ohio
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Pressure-Cooker Risotto with Chicken and Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms add an earthy flavor to this creamy classic, while shredded rotisserie chicken makes it a snap to prepare. You'll savor every bite. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida
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Pressure-Cooker Summer Squash

We love squash, but I got bored with fixing plain old squash and cheese. I decided to jazz it up a bit by adding seasoned croutons and bacon. This was a huge hit with the family. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Pressure-Cooker Beef and Rice Cabbage Rolls

My family can't wait for dinner when I serve my tasty cabbage rolls. The dish comes together in a pinch and always satisfies. —Lynn Bowen, Geraldine, Alabama
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Pressure-Cooker Smoky White Beans and Ham

I had never made or even eaten this dish before meeting my husband. Now I make it at least once a week. I serve it with some homemade sweet cornbread. Delicious! —Christine Duffy, Sturgis, Kentucky
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Instant Pot Meat Loaf

Instant Pot Meat Loaf

I used to make this pressure-cooker meat loaf a lot when my kids were growing up and I was working. It’s easy to make and a family favorite. Several loaves can be made ahead and frozen for busy weeks. Thaw a loaf in the refrigerator overnight and then it’s ready to cook. —Kallee Krong-Mccreery, Escondido, California
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Pressure-Cooker Thai Coconut Beef

My husband and I love Thai food, but going out on weeknights can be challenging with busy schedules. I wanted to create a Thai-inspired dinner that could double as an easy lunch the following day. The beef is fantastic in this dish, but chicken or pork would be equally delicious!—Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Pressure-Cooker Spicy Beef Vegetable Stew

This zesty ground beef and vegetable soup is flavorful and comes together so quickly. It makes a complete meal when served with warm cornbread, sourdough or French bread, if you can squeak in a few more calories. —Lynnette Davis, Tullahoma, Tennessee

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