The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook

200 Deliciously Simple Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker



About the Book

A collection of 200 easy, delicious recipes for the incredibly popular Instant Pot, packaged in a gorgeous hardcover format with more than 80 stunning photographs throughout.
The well-tested, fully authorized recipes in The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook cover a range of flavors and occasions, making this the ultimate collection of recipes for the home cook who values the convenience of an electric pressure cooker. This is the only book you'll need when looking for tried-and-true classics like creamy tomato soup, ground beef stroganoff, chicken mushroom casserole, or peach cobbler; international favorites like carnitas, chicken tikka masala, or refried beans; and crave-worthy treats like French toast casserole and triple chocolate cheesecake. There are even easy entertaining recipes, like artichoke-spinach dip, and special occasion recipes such as the classic Thanksgiving favorites of mashed potatoes, creamed corn, and more. With special sections of vegetarian recipes and jams, jellies, and pickles, this collection goes deeper than other Instant Pot books and has something for everyone. And recipes for every meal of the day, from breakfast to dessert, make this book your one-stop source for mouthwatering meals all day long. Printed on high-quality paper and bound in a hardcover format filled with beautiful photographs, this is truly the ultimate book for gifting or self-purchase, and destined to become the beloved Instant Pot cookbook.
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Praise for The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook

"Coco is my go-to maven on all things Instant Pot! The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook is the ONE cookbook/reference book that you need to transform you into an Instant Pot evangelist!"
—Michelle Tam, New York Times best-selling cookbook author and creator of Nom Nom Paleo

"As a fellow recipe creator, I can say that Coco has a way of making recipes come to life in the simplest of ways. Not only are her recipes full of flavor, they're also a snap to make. This is the perfect book for any cook!"
—Jeffrey Eisner, creator of

"For years, Coco Morante has been my coach, guide, and guru for all things Instant Pot-related. I am selfishly glad that she has finally published this compendium of all her knowledge. From everyday staples like yogurt and steamed rice, to easy weeknight meals like Thai Green Curry and Ground Beef Stroganoff, to surpising ideas like French Toast Casserole and Lobster Rolls—this cookbook is a must-have for anyone with an Instant Pot!"
-Emma Chrinstensen, author of True Brews

"Is there anything Coco cannot make in her Instant Pot? I don't think so! She's taken two hundred of our most beloved classic recipes and reimagined them to work with our favorite new appliance. Beautiful photos, clear instructions, and well-tested, delicious recipes. Inspiring!"
-Elise Bauer, founder of
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The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook


The Instant Pot’s global success seems to have come out of nowhere. We were all happily getting along with our analog pots and pans, and then, in the blink of an eye, an army of these programmable electric pressure cookers appeared on kitchen counters the world over. Instant Pots had charmed their way into the hearts of millions of home cooks seemingly overnight.

No doubt, part of the Instant Pot’s immediate success is owed to its catchy name: the term “instant” makes some big promises. It sounds like you’ll be able to toss some ingredients into the pot, press a button, and a complete dinner will appear in an instant, à la that space-age stove on The Jetsons.

Although that isn’t really the case (hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot do come pretty close!), there’s enormous appeal in the Instant Pot’s convenience and adaptability. Any meal requires some prep on the front end, but once the Instant Pot is sealed and set to a pressure-cooking setting, you can walk out of the kitchen and not look back. It’s the ultimate appliance in “set it and forget it” cooking. If you’re making a dish such as Split Pea Soup (page 86) or Lamb and White Bean Tagine, it’ll pressure-cook to perfection, then stay warm on the Keep Warm setting until you’re ready to enjoy your home-cooked meal, for up to 10 hours.

As far as the “instant” factor goes, the recipes for which you’ll see the biggest time savings include long-cooking meats, dried beans, and other ingredients that would otherwise braise in the oven or simmer on the stove for hours. In the Instant Pot, Rosemary-Dijon Pot Roast, dried chickpeas for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, and Pumpkin Spice Steel-Cut Oatmeal really do cook in about half the time.

Thanks to its flexibility and ability to cook speedily, the Instant Pot allows you to incorporate wholesome home-cooked meals into your weekly routine, regardless of your schedule. Whether you like to prepare meals for the entire week on the weekends, get your cooking done in the mornings, or throw together seat-of-your-pants weeknight dinners, there are recipes in this book to suit your lifestyle. 

In addition to lots and lots of recipes (two hundred!), I’ve included all of the information you need to start using your Instant Pot like a pro. You’ll find a list of my favorite tools and accessories, an expansive FAQ, explanations for every program setting on the pot, tips for tricky ingredients (page 301), and more. Once you get to the recipes themselves, you’ll see that I’ve included clear instructions at every step, so you never have to wonder which setting to select, when to seal the pot, or how long to wait before you can open it. In addition, there’s a chapter of pantry staples that includes essentials like broths, stocks, sauces, and pickles that will make every meal more convenient and delicious.

I hope that this book becomes a new classic in your kitchen and encourages you to plug in your Instant Pot and get cooking right away. If you’re new to Instant Pot cooking, welcome! The following “How to Use the Instant Pot” section will get you started.

Happy (pressure) cooking!

About the Author

Coco Morante
COCO MORANTE is a recipe developer and food blogger who runs the extremely popular Instant Pot Recipes Facebook page and writes for her blog LeftySpoon. She is the author of The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook and her recipes are featured in numerous print and online publications, including Simply Recipes, the Kitchn, and Edible Silicon Valley. A self-taught cook and classically trained soprano, Coco writes and sings in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives with her husband and their beagle. More by Coco Morante
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