The 12 most popular Instant Pot cookbooks
The Instant Pot obsession is still going strong, and it’s easy to see why. This handy all-in-one appliance can help you cook your favorite meals in significantly less time! Who doesn’t want that?
However, most people need a little guidance when they start using an Instant Pot, which is why it’s a good idea to buy a cookbook to go along with your new appliance. To help you pick the right book for your needs, here are the 12 most popular Instant Pot cookbooks you can buy right now.
1. Something for everyone
Okay, so this isn't a single cookbook—it's a curated list of official Instant Pot-approved cookbooks! (You're welcome for the one-stop shopping.) If you only check out one of the links in this list, consider perusing this one. You'll find Indian Instant Pot Cookbook, Everyday Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook, and more.
Sample Recipes: Vegetable Paneer Biryani, Butter Chicken with Spiced Cashews, Arroz con Pollo, Sopa de Tortilla
2. Great for adventurous eaters
You’ll be hard-pressed to find another quality Instant Pot Cookbook at this price. The Good Housekeeping Instant Pot Cookbook is a hardcover guide with more than 60 expert-tested recipes—all for $10. We’ll take two!
Number of Recipes: 60
Sample Recipes: Quick Coq au Vin, Carnitas Tacos, Pulled BBQ Beef, Weeknight Tuscan Ragu
3. Great for getting to know your Instant Pot
Instant Pots can be pretty intimidating at first—so many functions! If you just bought yourself one of these trendy appliances, this cookbook will be your guide on mastering all its abilities. It’s uniquely organized by function to help beginners to learn the ins and outs of their new Instant Pots, and it gets top marks from reviewers, to boot.
Number of Recipes: 100+
Sample Recipes: Ziti and Italian Sausage, Maple-Mustard Pork Shoulder, Korean-Style Short Rib
4. Great for never running out of dinner ideas
If you’re concerned with quantity over quality, this highly rated cookbook contains a whopping 500 recipes—around five times as many as most cookbooks! Reviewers say it contains dishes to please just about everyone, and many like that the cookbook uses common ingredients—nothing fancy or exotic.
Number of Recipes: 500
Sample Recipes: Red Wine Braised Beef Brisket, Pepper Jack Mac N Cheese, Caramel and Pear Pudding
5. Great for classic recipes
Want to learn how to make your all-time favorite meals in an Instant Pot? Then scoop up this cookbook, which contains recipes for lots of tried-and-true classics.
Number of Recipes: 200
Sample Recipes: Creamy Tomato Soup, Mashed Potatoes, Beef Stroganoff, Peach Cobbler
6. Great for healthy meals
Lots of people use their Instant Pots to make comfort food, but pressure-cooked meals can be fresh and healthy, too! This cookbook has all the recipes you need to make nutritious, satisfying meals, and each one is even approved by a nutritionist.
Number of Recipes: 75
Sample Recipes: Korean Chicken Bowls, Eggplant Parmesan Bake, Peanut Butter Crunch Granola Bars, Flourless Banana Oat Bread
7. Great for weeknight dinners
Who has time to make a three-hour recipe on a weeknight? Not this girl. If you can relate to this struggle, you need the Essential Instant Pot Cookbook, which contains dozens of recipes for quick, easy comfort foods to power you through the week.
Number of Recipes: 75+
Sample Recipes: Spicy Beef and Bean Chili, Whole Roasted Chicken with Mushroom Sauce, Pork Adobo
8. Great for fans of keto
The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet is extremely popular right now, so it should come as no surprise that there are entire cookbooks dedicated to making keto-friendly meals in your Instant Pot. Keto Instant Pot is one of the most popular options out there, boasting more than 150 delicious recipes that are ready in minutes.
Number of Recipes: 160+
Sample Recipes: Easy Baked Eggs, Buffalo Meatballs, Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms, Italian Chicken Chili
9. Great for couples
Most recipes are written to serve four or more people, so if you have a small household, you either have to do mental math to half the recipe or end up with a lot of leftovers. If this sounds like your life, save yourself some hassle and buy this cool Instant Pot cookbook, which contains all recipes for two people!
Number of Recipes: 57
Sample Recipes: Egg Muffins, Spicy Pot Roast, Banana Bread, Curried Spinach
10. Great for families
Picky eaters in your family? Then you need Instant Pot Obsession, which includes dozens of meals, many of which are fast to make. Many reviewers say their families love these recipes, and what’s great is that it’s easy to make small adjustments to the dishes to suit your family’s particular tastes.
Number of Recipes: 120+
Sample Recipes: Poached Eggs, Corn on the Cob Three Ways, Pork Shoulder
11. Great for vegetarians and vegans
With the help of this cookbook, your Instant Pot can be your accomplice in creating delicious plant-based meals. Reviewers say the recipes are simple to make and delicious, making this cookbook a must-have for vegans and vegetarians.
Number of Recipes: 60
Sample Recipes: Herbed French Lentils with Beets and Pink Rice, Creamy Mushroom Curry with Brown Basmati Rice Pilaf, Southern-Style Pinto Beans
12. Great for Instant Pot MAX users
Certain cookbooks are only targeted at one type of Instant Pot, which can be frustrating if you have a special version, such as the Instant Pot MAX. Luckily, The Instant Pot Bible includes hundreds of recipes for every size and model of Instant Pot.
Number of Recipes: 350
Sample Recipes: Poached Salmon with Horseradish Sauce, Teriyaki-Style Braised Flank Steak, Red Beans and Rice, No-Drain Mashed Potatoes
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.