10 Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Brand New Owners have been hand picked by me, This Old Gal, to get you started on your Pressure Cooking journey.
I hope you had a fabulous Chankkah and Christmas. If you have come to this page, you probably got a brand new Instant Pot Pressure Cooker for Chanukkah or Christmas! Congratulations. You will love this Pressure Cooker. I am so thrilled to share some wonderful and easy beginner recipes with you. You may be a bit intimated and maybe a little scared to use a Pressure Cooker. The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker is not your grandmothers stove top pressure cooker.
Instant Pot is the #1 best selling Pressure Cooker on Amazon. It is nothing like the old Stove Top Pressure Cookers. The Instant Pot is safe and easy to use. Instant Pot has safety features built in. You cannot open the Instant Pot, unless all pressure has been released!
Here is a prequel to the list of the 10 Very Easy Instant Pot Recipes.
Thick Instant Pot Greek Yogurt is so simple to make. This creamy and smooth Greek Yogurt will save you so much money.
Here are 10 Very Easy Instant Pot Recipes that I have hand picked for you, to get you started with your new Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
My Pressure Cooker Easy Hard Boiled Eggs recipe is called “Easy,” for a reason. Forget the numbers game and learn the easy method.
Pressure Cooker Italian Drip Beef French Dip is wonderful for large parties, as the meat can be made in advance.
Pressure Cooker Summer Picnic Potato Salad is quick, easy and ready in less than 30 minutes. My secret ingredient makes this the best Potato Salad around
Pressure Cooker Russian Chicken is a sweet and tangy, juicy chicken dish that is ready in less than 30 minutes. It is a great freezer meal.
Pressure Cooker Salsa Lime Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice is a one pot recipe for making great tacos, burritos, salads and more.
Pressure Cooker Chicken Pot Pie is a very simple beginner’s Pressure Cooker meal that is warm and comforting and makes you feel good all over.
Pressure Cooker Dirty Water Hotdogs are reminiscent of all those fabulous pushcart street Hotdog vendors in New York City.
This Creamy Pressure Cooker Macaroni and Cheese is fully loaded with a Crispy Bacon Garlic Breadcrumb Topping, is comfort food at its best.
Pressure Cooker Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana (Italian Soup) tastes just like the famous soup you get at the restaurant, but is on your table in less than 30 minutes.
Pressure Cooker Super Simple BBQ Pork Spare Ribs can be on your table in less than one hour!
This Pressure Cooker New York Cheesecake is inspired by Lindy’s Restaurant in New York, known for their famous Cheesecake. This will blow your mind. Really it will!
There are hundreds of more recipes on my site, so take a look around.
Now that your mouth is watering, take a breath, relax and unpack your Instant Pot.
But wait, before you go, you’ll need a few accessories to go with your new Instant Pot. Check out my page of Recommended Accessories. The Cheesecake Pan, Steamer Basket and Custom Instant Pot Cover, are must haves!
Here is what comes with the Instant Pot DUO60:
Your Stainless Steel Cooking Pot must always be inside your Instant Pot casing. Do not pour anything into your Instant Pot, without the Stainless Steel Cooking Pot in place. The condensation collector gets attached to the upper back side of your Instant Pot. It snaps into place.
The first thing to do is a “Water Test.” Basically, this Water Test is just to show you how your Instant Pot works, so that you feel confident in making your first recipe. Add two cups of water to your Instant Pot cooking pot. Check your lid to make sure your Silicone Gasket is in place. That is the clear round ring that fits snugly inside your lid. Place the lid on your Instant Pot and line up the arrows. Turn the lid to the right, until it locks in place. Close the Pressure Valve on the lid. It toggles back and forth and is supposed to be loose.
Press the Manual Button on the front of your Instant pot and then push the “-” Button until the timer says 5 minutes. That’s it. In a few minutes, the silver pin will rise, letting you know that your Instant Pot is up to pressure. Your Instant Pot will go from “On,” to 5 and count down. Once the time has reached 0, you will hear a Beep. Do nothing. The pressure will start to release on its own. This is called Natural Pressure Release (“NPR”). When the silver pin on the lid drops, it means that all the pressure has been released. Turn your Pressure Valve to Open and then open the lid on your Instant Pot.
That’s it. Push the “Off” button. You are ready to cook your first meal.
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