The instant pot pressure cooker has truly been life changing at our home. It cooks meals in a fraction of the time and has helped to make getting healthy meals on our table fast and easy. We use our pressure cooker at least four to five times a week. If it isn’t making the main course it is helping out with rice, pasta, grains, veggies, and even boiled eggs.
Free Printable Instant Pot Cheat Sheet
I am constantly referring to my instruction and recipe booklet and thought it would be super handy to have a cheat sheet to hang inside my cabinet. These are a few of the items I make regularly in my pressure cooker. I hope you will find these cooking times super helpful.
All you need to do is download and print in color. Hang in your cabinet and get cookin’. You are going to love having food cooked in minutes.
click this link to download Instant Pot Cooking Times Cheat Sheet
Instant Pot Cooking Times
These times are just a guideline. As with everything you might need to adjust for your specific pressure cooker. For instance, when I am in a rush I add two minutes to the boiled egg cooking time (7 minutes), skip the 5 minute natural release and do a quick release and then quick water bath. For sure, the five minute cook time, five minute natural release and five minute ice bath will produce the best eggs with shells that slide off but this works great too and saves a bit of time. Changing these cooking times to meet your needs is okay!
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What can an instant pot do?
A lot! The Instant Pot is a programmable pressure cooker. It is a multi-cooker that is a pressure cooker slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker and warmer, sauté/browning pan all in one. While it can do all of this I use the pressure cooker function. It radically cuts the cooking times of my favorite recipes.
Popular Instant Pot Recipes
Here are a few of our faves! Don’t overlook dessert! This pressure cooker cheesecake is AMAZING.
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Gluten Free Pasta
- Honey Chicken
- Lentil Soup
- Enchilada Soup
- Stick of butter rice (the most amazing rice EVER)
- check out more delicious Instant Pot Recipes
If you don’t have a pressure cooker yet this is the one I purchased on Amazon. (affiliate link). I chose the Instant Pot over the Cuisinart brand because it has a stainless steel pot. It truly is the most used out of all my kitchen appliances.
Here is another handy cheat sheet for your kitchen! Do you ever forget those tricky measurements?
Here’s the cheat sheet if you prefer to slow cook.
I have been using the Instant Pot now regularly for two years. I hope you will try some of our family favorite instant pot recipes. Please share in the comments some of your favorite pressure cooker recipes for us to try. Believe me, the electric pressure cooker can make a huge difference for busy families.