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Free Printable Instant Pot Cheat Sheet

Posted by  ·  January 4, 2018  ·  Last Updated: December 13, 2018

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 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!

Now you don’t have to ask how long do you pressure cook. 

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.

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?

How Many Cups In A Quart Cooking Conversion Chart

cooking conversion chart printable

Here’s the cheat sheet if you prefer to slow cook.

Slow Cooker Cheat Sheet

slow cooker cooking times chart

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.

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  1. George
    Monday, January 21st, 2019
    I don’t know what we did without this appliance!! It is so helpful and easy to use
  2. Charmaine
    Monday, December 17th, 2018
    Does the weight of the meat determine cooking time? I get my IP today, so excited. I’ve been looking up recipes, but wondered if time needs to be adjusted for larger quantities...I am getting an 8qt and a lot of recipes are for 6qt size. I like to have leftovers, so usually like to cook extra.
  3. Darlene Shipley
    Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
    Thank you
  4. Tina
    Sunday, February 18th, 2018
    Like cooking and trying new meals
  5. marcia
    Sunday, January 28th, 2018
    These egg bites are so good, I could eat them every day.

    • 8 large eggs
    • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
    • 1 big hand full of baby spinach ( chiffonade like basil)
    • 10 slices precooked bacon diced
    • 2 sliced green onions
    • 2 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese
    • ¼ cup half and half or milk
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 cup water
    Combine eggs, ricotta and half and half. Beat well. Salt and pepper. Add cheese, bacon, onions and spinach. Scoop into instant pot egg mold (I use an ice cream scoop) or baby food jars. Pour water into pot, Place trivet into pot. I like to use half of my hard boiled egg stackable trivet.
    • Cindy
      Sunday, January 28th, 2018
      those sound delicious! I need to look what an egg mold is.
    • Cindy
      Thursday, December 13th, 2018
      Wow Marcia, They sound delicious! Thanks for sharing.
  6. Debbie Griffin
    Saturday, January 20th, 2018
    Thank you, this helps!
  7. Lori Burley
    Saturday, January 20th, 2018
    Great info,thanks
  8. Lori Burley
    Saturday, January 20th, 2018
    Thanks
  9. Mary
    Saturday, January 20th, 2018
    Are these times for meats which are frozen
    • Cindy
      Thursday, December 13th, 2018
      Mary, I typically add 10 minutes for frozen meats.
  10. Colm
    Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
    I would love some receipts if there is receipt book for this i sure would like it
    I i bought one of these pots for my honey for christmas it doesnt have receipts
    • Cindy
      Thursday, December 13th, 2018
      Hello Cindy, If you click the top menu bar the dropdown menu has pressure cooker recipes. Hope this helps.
  11. C. Baxter
    Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
    Is an Instant Pot the same as a crock pot? Thank you
    • Cindy
      Saturday, January 20th, 2018
      No they are different. Some instant pots allow you to turn it a crock pot setting.
  12. Ruth
    Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
    Thank you so much. Very helpful.
  13. Jackie costales
    Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
    Love this Never use my pressure cooker.
  14. Stacy
    Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
    Thank you! This is great!!
  15. Shannon
    Monday, January 8th, 2018
    What setting do these recipes need? Steam, pressure, etc...
    • Cindy
      Monday, January 8th, 2018
      Hi Shannon, the recipes use manual setting at high pressure. Hope they are helpful!
  16. Karen Cressler
    Sunday, January 7th, 2018
    Thank you
  17. Carla caldwell
    Sunday, January 7th, 2018
    Looks easy! Need this
  18. Sunday, January 7th, 2018
    Love to have more ideas
  19. Jim
    Saturday, January 6th, 2018
    Is there a minutes per pound of meat ratio that should be used?
    • Cindy
      Monday, January 8th, 2018
      Jim, let me think on this. I don't really think I pay attention to it unless it is a large roast. I might add 10 mins.
  20. D Lavitt
    Saturday, January 6th, 2018
    Thank you!
    • Frances Westlnstpod
      Sunday, January 7th, 2018
      Love my lnstapot
  21. Renee Dowell
    Saturday, January 6th, 2018
    I need to embrace my instant pot. Thanks.
    • Cindy
      Saturday, January 6th, 2018
      Oh Renee, you can do it. Just jump in. If the first thing doesn't work out, try again. It really does make meal time a breeze.
  22. Stacey
    Saturday, January 6th, 2018
    Instant pot cheat sheet
  23. Ashlee Roquemore
    Friday, January 5th, 2018
    I have a Power Cooker XL, it's like a bigger instant pot (10 quarts). Do you think these recipes will work for it as well?
    • Cindy
      Saturday, January 6th, 2018
      Ashlee, I bet the Power Cooker XL came with an instruction booklet with times. Compare those times with this sheet. If it is close I think you are good.
  24. Friday, January 5th, 2018
    Xmas gift
  25. Cindy
    Thursday, January 4th, 2018
    it said printable but there is no print button so sad
    • Cindy
      Thursday, January 4th, 2018
      Hi Cindy,
      Above the image of the Instant Pot Cheat Sheet is a link. Click the blue words and you can download and print. Hope that helps. Email me if you have any trouble!
  26. Pat
    Thursday, January 4th, 2018
    What is an instant pot
    • Cindy
      Thursday, January 4th, 2018
      Pat,
      An Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker. For years I stayed away from pressure cookers because I found them quite scary. The electric pressure cooker is really easy to use and safe! I got this one on Amazon.
  27. Thursday, January 4th, 2018
    Thank you for this. I don't have an instant pot yet but I'm hoping to get one soon.
    • Melis
      Friday, January 5th, 2018
      Would these work with most electric pressure cookers? I have a cooks essential, standard PSI is 15.
    • Cindy
      Saturday, January 6th, 2018
      Melis, look at your instruction booklet and compare the times. If they are about the same I think you can use this sheet as a guide.