Well it's official: The Instant Pot isn't going anywhere. Whatever stage you might be in (and with whichever model you own), there's always something new for you to whip up in this masterful kitchen appliance—plus accessories to add on. Likely due to the appliance's popularity, there are a ton of Instant Pot cookbooks flooding shelves at all moments, some dubious in legitimacy and authorship, others written by trusted home cooks. We sifted through the pile and found the nine best Instant Pot cookbooks. These are the titles we recommend trying out.
The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook by Nisha Vora
Once a corporate lawyer, Nisha Vora, who now runs the vegan food blog Rainbow Plant Life, is no stranger to a busy schedule that demands quick, time saving meals. Her refreshingly simple, vibrantly flavored Instant Pot recipes are a welcome addition to the chicken and rice dishes that tend to dominate the pressure-cooker scene. First on our cooking list: coconut yogurt, Israeli couscous and lentils, and broccoli with tofu.
The Instant Pot Bible by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
Unlike a lot of the other books we flipped through, this book is organized by functions on the Instant Pot, as well as by dish. So, if you're not sure what you want to make but you have been dying to try the sous vide method, or you want something that will pressure cook in under 20 minutes, you can flip right to those chapters. For those of us who want an easy, hands off staple, turn to the "All Things Pulled" section for barbacoa, pickled pulled pork, or pulled brisket. Additionally, the "All Things Curried" section has options for vegetarians and omnivores alike, with flavors influenced by Thailand, India, and South Africa.
Madhur Jaffrey's Instantly Indian Cookbook
For reliably delicious Indian food, we've turned to Madhur Jaffrey again and again. In her latest cookbook, she's created new recipes and reworked old ones, all for the Instant Pot. The dishes are quick and easy to make thanks to the multi-cooker, and they retain the richness and complexity Jaffrey's cooking is known for. It's no surprise that one of the best authorities on Indian cooking wrote one of the best Instant Pot cookbooks.
The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante
Coco Morante runs the popular Instant Pot Recipes Facebook page, so she has some influence (and experience) when it comes to the appliance. Her 2017 cookbook offers a slew of tried-and-true classics for both large parties and weeknight dinners, like turkey chili verde, New York cheesecake, and hummus. All the recipes are approachable and based on dishes you already know and love, the technique is just streamlined.
The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante
A little more than a year after Essentials came out, Morante published the Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook, which has more than double the recipes. With a great assortment of dishes for a variety of occasions, Morante presents party-ready dips, everyday jams, over-the-top desserts, holiday classics, and quick dinners. For any craving or dietary preference, this book will become a go-to guide. (Stay tuned for Morante's Instant Pot Cookbooks for vegans and diabetics, out later in 2019.)
How To Instant Pot by Daniel Shumski
From the mind behind Will It Waffle? and Will It Skillet? cookbook author and kitchen appliance nerd Daniel Shumski has unsurprisingly turned his interest to the Instant Pot. His collection starts with the basics then forays into creative dishes. From six-minute risotto and beef barbacoa tacos to super-quick pickles and chickpea salad, these hands-off recipes are exciting and rewarding. Plus, his method includes tons of variations for all the Instant Pot functions.
Dinner In An Instant by Melissa Clark
Food writer and cookbook author Melissa Clark first investigated the Instant Pot in her New York Times article "Why Do Cooks Love the Instant Pot? I Bought One to Find Out." Clearly she became hooked, as this collection of recipes continues her exploration of flavor through the multi-cooker. One of the things that makes this the best Instant Pot cookbook is the flexibility, as Clark often provides cooking instructions for both the pressure cooker and slow cooker settings. Plus, there are plenty of choices for paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets. Recipes include smoky black beans with green chiles and brothy Thai coconut clams, plus desserts like bread pudding with dried cherries.
Indian Instant Pot Cookbook by Urvashi Pitre
For all your dal and curry needs, this cookbook combines classic Indian foods with the multi-cooking wonder. Urvashi Pitre, best known as the “Butter Chicken Lady,” shares the how-tos of creating authentic Indian meals, plus she is full of helpful knowledge on substituting ingredients and having the right spices stocked—and all the dishes come together in less than an hour.
Instant Pot Fast & Easy by Urvashi Pitre
This is another author repeat on the list, but Pitre was one of the first bloggers to get an Instant Pot-authorized book deal, so her recipes and techniques are worth doubling up on. This new cookbook focuses on the perfect balance of timing and flavors, and how to quickly and easily make a customizable dish from Jamaican Chicken Curry to Chinese Sticky Rice to Box Mix Apple Cake. Pitre is on an Instant Pot crusade and her enthusiasm for pressure cooking is contagious.
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