10 of the best Instant Pot cookbooks for 2022

From vegan Instant Pot recipes to Instant Pot desserts, here are some of the best Instant Pot cookbooks

A selection of the best Instant Pot cookbooks 2022

From vegan Instant Pot recipes to Instant Pot desserts, here are some of the best Instant Pot cookbooks for 2022.

As Instant Pots have so many different options and variety, their versatility can also be a little daunting. Picking up a cookbook or two can help inspire you to start using this nifty piece of kitchen equipment as most show you exactly how to use your Instant Pot and as well as providing you with plenty of suitable Instant Pot recipes too.

“Instant Pots have become extremely popular in the UK over the last few years,” says Senior Content Editor, Jessica Dady (opens in new tab). “They are great for cutting down the cooking time of recipes and also save on the extra washing up. You can use them to make a variety of different things including yogurt, soups, a whole chicken, and even hard boil eggs.”

Instant Pots have multiple functions such as slow cooking, pressure cooking, keeping food warm, sauteing, and cooking rice. All of these can be done by this one appliance. The first Instant Pot was created in 2010 and has something of a cult following among home cooks. There are now many different models and sizes available for various requirements and kitchens. The newer models even include air fryers and WiFi connections.

Best Instant Pot cookbooks - top 10

1. The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook

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100 Simple Recipes for Spectacular Results with Photographs of Every Step by Jeffrey Eisner
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Why we love it: This Instant Pot cookbook is perfect if you're looking for a simple step-by-step format to follow.

This cookbook teaches you lots of different techniques for using an Instant Pot or pressure cooker and has a variety of recipes including chilli, quinoa salad, and bone broth.

Rated 5 stars by over 72% of Amazon customers, this Instant Pot cookbook has been labelled "better than the instructions that come with the instant pot." One happy customer added; "The first section of this book is essentially an instruction manual explaining and teaching you how to use the IP. It’s brilliant. Have only cooked a few of the recipes from the book so far but they’ve also been great. I have been able to do other things with my IP based on the knowledge I gained from this book."

2. Modern Vegetarian Instant Pot Cookbook

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101 veggie and vegan recipes for your multi-cooker by Jenny Tschiesche
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Why we love it: A great Instant Pot recipe book for vegetarians and vegans

Jenny Tschiesche is one of the UK’s leading nutrition experts and the founder of Lunchbox Doctor. In her fourth cookbook, she shares a selection of modern vegetarian recipes to make in an Instant Pot. Recipes are suitable for vegans too.

"While I’m not vegetarian, I can see myself making quite a few of the recipes in this book, even just with ingredients I already have at hand or in the freezer. It’s a great companion to the author’s earlier failsafe Modern Multi-cooker Cookbook. As per the review heading, this book also has the benefit of using metric measures for ingredients, while also catering to a US audience and their predilection for volumetric cup measures.," said one very satisfied customer. This book has been rated an average of 4.5 stars by Amazon users.

3. Instant Pot Desserts

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Sweet Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker by Laurel Randolph
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Why we love it: If you are looking to use your pot for more than just savoury suppers then give this book a try.

This Instant Pot cookbook is one of the first dessert cookbooks to have been endorsed by the Instant Pot brand. This book includes recipes for strawberries and cream cheesecake, Tiramisu rice pudding, and peach dumplings.

"Love love love this book!!! My waist line is not liking it as much as my mouth!! It is full of easy to follow dessert recipes in your Instant Pot or multi cooker. Things I never imagined!! My newest fav is peach crumble!!! YUMMY!!" said one happy customer. Another added; "I bought this as a gift for my daughter who has an Instant Pot but could not find a recipe book suitable for desserts. She really likes this book and has tried many of the recipes." Both gave this cookbook 5 stars.

4. Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook

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500 Inspiring Plant-Based Recipes for Healthy Living by Mirra Reddy
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Why we love it: A great variety of healthy plant-based recipes to choose from

Following a vegan diet can be time-consuming - due to both finding good recipes and then the time it takes to cook them. This healthy cookbook takes away some of the hassles with 500 plant-based recipes.

Amazon customer Dakota gave this cookbook 5 stars stating; "I’ve recently purchased an Instant Pot with an intention to transition to a plant-based diet. The book has 500 vegan recipes to help me learn to use my pressure cooker as well as maintain a healthy plant-based diet. The cookbook is categorized by meals. It contains a convenient table of contents listing all recipes as well as a handy index categorized by ingredients for easier lookup. I’m so happy with the purchase and would recommend it to anyone looking to spice up their plant-based diet or make the most out of their Instant Pot. Can’t wait to cook with it."

5. Instant Pot Family Meals

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60+ Fast, Flavorful Meal for the Dinner Table by Ivy Manning
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Why we love it: A great selection of family meals 

The Instant Pot is a great addition to your kitchen if you have a family to feed as it saves time and energy. This book is filled with comforting family classics such as chicken wings, fried rice, and pot pies.

Rated an average of 4.5 stars on Amazon, this Instant Pot cookbook was published in October 2020 and has been voted 5 stars by over 55% of purchases. "I picked this up because I recently got an Instant Pot and it came highly recommended. So far, I’ve found the recipes to be ok."

6. From Freezer to Cooker

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75+ Whole-Foods Freezer Meals for Slow Cookers and Instant Pots by Polly Conner and Rachel Tiemeyer
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Why we love it: It's a great book for helping you to make the most out of the food in your kitchen

Cookbook authors Polly and Rachel combined two of their favourite time-saving kitchen hacks in this book - freezing food and Instant Pot. This ensures that no matter how time-poor you are, dinner is never more than a few minutes away. We love the photos in this cookbook.

Rated an average of 4.7 stars by Amazon customers. One happy customer said; "I have both the physical copy and the digital Kindle version. The recipes are soo good, every one of them we have tried has gone into our monthly rotation. Not only that, but it teaches you so much about food safety and how to cook in both instant cooker and slow cooker from frozen, when that's not safe and you need to thaw in the refrigerator first, what kind of kitchen tools to get/what to look for, etc. I love the guide in the back that lists out all the gluten-free, dairy-free, kid favorites, slow cooks all day (helpful if you cant come home in the middle of the day at work to check on stuff), and other categories of recipes."

7. The Complete Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook

The complete vegan instant pot cookbook

550 Easy and Delicious Plant-based Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker by Nartte Benjamin
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Why we love it: Perfect variety of plant-based dishes

Being vegan should not mean limiting the enjoyment of delicious food. Nartte’s cookbook shows you how to integrate your Instant Pot into your vegan lifestyle. This book covers a whole variety of dishes including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

"Love, love this cookbook. It's easy to follow and the meals are so tasty. I am aiming to cut out pre-made dinners and this ticks all the boxes if you haven't much time but want to eat ethically and healthy," said one satisfied Amazon customer. Another added; "Full of interesting recipes, well laid out and easy to follow." giving the cookbook 5 stars.

8. Milk Street Fast and Slow

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Instant Pot Cooking at the Speed You Need by Christopher Kimball
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Why we love it: Whether you need a fast 20-minute sauce or a slow roast ragu this book has you covered.

This Instant Pot cookbook comes from the kitchen of Christopher Kimball, whose most recent cookbook won both the IACP and the James Beard Award, the only book that year to win both honors.

Rated an average of 4.6 stars on Amazon, this cookbook has been labelled a 'fab cookbook'. One reviewer said it was an 'excellent book for new Instant Pot owners' adding "Great book for new instant pot owners. Particularly good that it covers use both as a pressure cooker and a slow cooker."

9. The Complete Instant Pot Cookbook 1000 Recipes

For Your Pressure Cooker With Effortless And Easy Beginners Meals by Rebecca White
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Why we love it: The perfect book for beginners with simple everyday recipes

Over 1000 simple recipes to guide an Instant Pot beginner through how to use it to make delicious meals. With simple step-by-step instructions and delicious visuals.

"The delivery was quick and accurate. I didn’t know anything about cooking in an instant pot before buying this book. This book is actually a masterpiece. The suggestions are super useful. The recipes are easy to follow and easy to make. And also delicious. I would like some pictures but there aren’t any. Excluding that I really loved the book. Cheap price as well! I recommend it to everyone," said one happy Amazon customer.

10. Instant Pot Duo Crisp Cookbook For Beginners

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The Complete DUO Crisp Cookbook

Why we love it: A great variety of recipes for a variety of different settings

This Instant Pot cookbook covers everything from Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer, and Air Fryer Oven recipes. It has plenty of mouthwatering family meals to choose from including simple methods and guides. 

New for 2022, this cookbook has so far been rated 4 stars out of 5 by Amazon customers. The guide at the beginning of the book is very thorough to help you set up and make the most out of your Instant Pot. According to some reviewers, this cookbook doesn't contain photos and is more about instructing and guiding you through cooking in an Instant Pot.

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