Best Instant Pot Recipe For Beginners


Do you classify yourself as an “Instant Pot newbie?” If so, you have recently joined a group with thousands of members, all of which utilize the Instant Pot. The appliance was introduced to Canadian consumers in late 2009. By 2010, hundreds of Canadian homemakers had invested in the Instant Pot. While the brand had a few setbacks along the way, 19 years later, the Instant Pot can be found in thousands of homes across Canada and the United States. As an Instant Pot beginner, you are probably on a journey to find recipes suitable for your skill level.

It is a fact, the Instant Pot has a user-friendly interface, with multiple food preparation modes. Each mode is unique, with the “steam” feature being the most complicated. Special precautions must be taken to eliminate any risks associated with the buildup of steam inside the Instant Pot. Once you master this skill, you will be ready to focus on your search for beginner Instant Pot recipes. A list is provided in the content below to help jumpstart your effort.

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken 

Salsa chicken is a simple recipe with only six ingredients – boneless chicken breast, salsa, chicken broth, taco seasoning, salt, and water. The first step is to pressure cook the chicken breasts, which takes anywhere between 15 and 20 minutes to complete. Remove the pressurized chicken breasts from the Instant Pot and place them on a clean plate. Pour the chicken broth and salsa into the Instant Pot

and stir thoroughly. Sprinkle with salt, add the taco seasoning, and water. Finally, add the cooked chicken breast and select the slow-cook mode. Set the timer for 30 minutes to avoid over-cooking.

When the 30-minute time setting lapses, you can remove the content and prepare the serving dishes. This is not only a delicious Instant Pot recipe but also a protein-enriched meal. Check out Corrie Cooks to find out more about the easy Instant Pot scrambled eggs recipe.

Instant Pot Corned Beef 

Corned beef is a popular South American recipe. Brazilian homemakers spent hours preparing corned beef meals. Even with the Instant Pot, corned beef takes about two hours from start to end. This is another high-protein meal that can be combined with steamed vegetables or rice.

Gather your ingredients – water, beer, garlic, and beef brisket. Place all ingredients in the Instant Pot and select the “Pressure” mode and set the timer for 90 minutes. Add an additional 15 minutes to the recipe for pressuring up and down. 

Instant Pot Lasagna 

There is a good chance that your family loves delicious lasagna. Who doesn’t? Although this recipe requires 50 minutes, it isn’t hard to prepare. When you’re ready to get started, you’ll need to prepare all of the ingredients. For instance, you’ll need lasagna noodles, Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese, meat sauce, salt, pepper, Ricotta cheese, a large egg, salt, and Italian seasoning. Once you’ve collected everything you need, you can begin preparing the scrumptious Instant Pot Lasagna.

You’ll want to start by preparing the Ricotta cheese mixture. Grab a mixing bowl and add an egg, Ricotta cheese, Italian seasoning, ground pepper, and salt. Beat the mixture until it is mixed thoroughly. Then, you need to focus on assembling the Instant Pot Lasagna. Make sure that the noodles are broken into smaller pieces before adding them to the bottom of the plan. Then, you’ll want to place meat sauce on top of the noodles. On top of that, you’ll want to add the cheese mixture and shredded mozzarella cheese. Continue adding layers in this order until you’re finished.

Then, the lasagna needs to be wrapped in the springform pan and aluminum foil. Add water to the Instant Pot before installing the trivet. Put the lasagna in the pot and let it cook on high pressure for 24 minutes. Then, you need to give it 10 minutes for the natural release. You can also broil the lasagna in your oven when you’ve finished. If you want to do so, preheat the oven to 425-degrees and broil it for 7 to 9 minutes.

Remove the lasagna from the oven and let it cool. Then, you can serve the Instant Pot Lasagna to your family members. 

Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Once you’ve experimented with the recipes above, you’ll want to learn more about the Instant Pot BBQ Ribs recipe. It is one of the easiest recipes for beginners since it only requires 40 minutes of your time. Plus, you can use any BBQ sauce you love. To get started, you’ll need baby back ribs, BBQ sauce, kosher salt, and ground black pepper. Once you’ve collected the necessary ingredients, you can begin preparing this delicious meal immediately.

You’ll want to start by removing the membrane from the ribs using a paper towel. Once you’ve done that, you should spread kosher salt and ground pepper on the ribs. Add a cup of cold water to the Instant Pot before placing the ribs on a trivet. Make sure that the knob is turned to the sealing position. Then, you need to let the ribs cook for at least 20 minutes. After that, you’ll need to open the lid slowly.

Unfortunately, you’ll need to move the ribs to the oven. Make sure that oven has been preheated to 450-degrees. Brush the BBQ sauce on your ribs and put it back into the oven. Then, you’ll need to let it cook in the oven for at least 10 minutes. Finally, you’re ready to remove the ribs and serve them to your loved ones. 


When using an Instant Pot, it is going to take time and experience to learn how to use this appliance. You’ll need to spend time reading the manual and finding out how it works. Instant Pots are easy to use, but you still need to learn more about the features and settings. Once you’ve done that, you’ll know how to use the appliance to prepare delicious meals quickly and conveniently. After you’ve used your Instant Pot a few times, you’ll be ready to tackle the recipes provided above. Start with these recipes before experimenting with new recipes.

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