Pressure Cooker Recipes: 20 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

Using a pressure cooker has made my life so much easier! I use my instant pot 3-4 times a week for quick and easy dinners. Here are some of my favorite healthy pressure cooker recipes.Pressure Cooker Recipes: 20 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

Never heard of a pressure cooker?

It’s amazing! It’s more than a basic food cooker—it’s a machine designed to cook food super fast.

Imagine a sous vide machine. Except not enormous and taking up half your kitchen.

The Pressure Cooker I Use: Instant Pot

If you’re at all considering buying a pressure cooker I recommend the instant pot. They go far and beyond a basic crock pot. Plus you can make all these delicious (and healthy) recipes! It’s a great purchase for so many reasons.

Pressure Cooker Recipes: 20 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

How I Use My Pressure Cooker

I find new ways to use my pressure cooker all the time but here are some of the foods I prep weekly for my family

Beans – Each week I make a batch of beans, either black or pinto. I soak the beans overnight (or during the day if I forget to soak them the night before) and pressure cook them on the bean/chili setting for 30-40 minutes. The beans cook perfectly on this setting and I love that I don’t have to have them cooking all day long like I use to with my crock pot!

Whole Chicken & Broth – I’ll cook a whole chicken in my pressure cooker, remove the meat, add veggies and make broth.

Steamed Artichokes – My family LOVES artichokes! One of the easiest ways to cook artichokes is in a pressure cooker on the steam setting. I trim the artichokes, add water and the steam basket, then steam them for 20 minutes.

Potatoes – I peel and cut my potatoes and cook them in water for 5-8 minutes. I store the taters in my fridge until I’m ready to use them. I’ll toss them on my salads, mash them and add butter (easy mashed potatoes) or toss them in my cast iron with coconut oil and make breakfast potatoes.

Books With My Favorite Pressure Cooker Recipes

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20 Healthy Pressure Cooker Recipes

Below are 20 kitchen tested healthy pressure cooker recipes!

1. Easy Instant Pot Deviled Eggs


2. Instant Pot Bone Broth

Instant Pot Bone Broth

3. Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

instant pot spaghetti squash

4. Pot Roast

instant pot pot roast

5. Shredded Chicken

instant pot shredded chicken

6. Instant Pot Applesauce


7. Mexican Beef

Instant Pot Mexican Beef

8. Chicken Enchilada Soup

chicken enchilada soup

9. Texas Beef Chili


10. Crispy Potatoes

crispy potatoes

11. Pulled Pork Carnitas Lettuce Wraps


12. Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

13. Fall Off The Bone Chicken

Fall off the bone pressure cooker chicken

14. Pressure Cooker Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

15. Tapioca Pudding


16. Easy To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs


17. Red Beans and Rice

Red beans and Rice

18. Kalua Pork

Kalua Pork

19. Breakfast Quinoa


20. Cauliflower Smoked Cheddar Soup


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About the author: Hi! I’m Tiffany – aka Coconut Mama. I’m a real food mama of three coconut babies. I’m passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, I use coconut products in all my recipes. You can download my free Coconut Flour Recipes E-book here. Thanks for stopping by!
2 comments… add one
  • Alex February 17, 2017, 8:08 am

    I came across your “Pressure Cooker” recipe link (20 Healthy Pressure Cooker Recipes). They look great!
    Do you have information on how to implement/convert your recipes using a Fagor stove top pressure cooker as opposed to the “Instant Pot” cooker? Don’t have one of those…

    Thank you

  • Sande S. Skinner February 2, 2017, 9:30 am

    Tiffany—Thank you for your generosity of recipes—my grandaughter is autistic and likes sweets along with being a vegetarian so these gummy recipes are wonderful! I read all of your variations and thank you for being “A test kitchen”
    for all your readers. Your children are very lucky to have you as their mom, helping them enjoy eating and keeping them healthy. I am glad I found you!


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