This is a collection of all my favourite pressure cooker recipes. I love pressure cooking because it locks in so much flavour while cooking food in super quick time!
Pressure Cooker Recipes Collection
Pressure cookers are an amazing way to cook all kinds of different recipes. They fill with pressurised steam which cooks things quickly while locking in loads of flavour and nutrients.
There are various different brands of pressure cookers including instant pots or the pressure king pro which is the brand that I use. They all work fairly similarly and these recipes will work in whatever type you have.
Keep scrolling to get all my best pressure cooker recipes!
Tips for cooking with a pressure cooker
Pressure cooking is great for cooking big batches of food. I love to use it for meal prep because you can make a big batch of food and then use it for lunches and dinners all week
Most pressure cookers also have a slow cooker function so you can cut down on unnecessary gadgets by using the pressure cooker for both functions
What foods can you cook in the pressure cooker?
The best thing about the pressure cooker is that you can cook pretty much anything in it and so much more than you would think! My favourite things to cook in the pressure cooker are curries, one pot pastas and chicken dishes.
What are the advantages of pressure cooking?
Food cooks much more quickly in the pressure cooker than with conventional cooking
It is also more energy efficient because less water is required to complete the cooking so it takes less energy to heat
You can also use pressure cookers to sterilise bottles and jars as well as for the sealing process during canning
Can pressure cooker recipes be used in the instant pot?
Yes, absolutely! All of the electric pressure cooker recipes below can also be used for an instant pot. The instant pot is a brand of pressure cooker and the recipes easily convert to any brand you are using.
Why does food cook faster in a pressure cooker?
Without getting too science-y the increased pressure inside the cooker means that heat is builds faster the temperature is maintained better than in an open pot.
These chipotle chicken tacos are made so quick and easy by using a pressure cooker or instant pot. The chicken is cooked in a spicy tomato sauce then shredded before stuffing into the tacos with all your favourite toppings.
This creamy chicken pasta is ultimate comfort food. With just a few simple ingredients and a pressure cooker or instant pot you can have a filling dinner on the table even on the busiest of weeknights!
9. Creamy Cauliflower Curry in the Pressure Cooker
Creamy Cauliflower Curry in the Pressure Cooker
This creamy cauliflower curry has an amazing butter chicken style sauce but switches out the meat for a great vegetarian meal. You can make it in the pressure cooker or Instant Pot in a matter of minutes!
10. Pressure Cooker Pasta with Mediterranean Vegetables
Pressure Cooker Pasta with Mediterranean Vegetables
This pressure cooker pasta is so simple and is full of mediterranean flavour! Make it in an instant pot or electric pressure cooker and have dinner on the table in a matter of minutes. Serve with a good grating of parmesan for a delicious weeknight meal.
Turkey and potato curry is one of my favourite things to make with my Christmas leftovers and this pressure cooker version makes it so super easy while still locking in tons of flavour. Make sure you give it a go this holiday season!