The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook

Author: Coco Morante
Genre: Cookbook
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Pages: 176

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Goodreads Synopsis: The best-selling Instant Pot has been a runaway hit, with an almost cultlike following and users who swear by it. But finding delicious, well-tested, weekday-friendly recipes that are both inspiring and trustworthy has proven difficult, until now. The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook covers each meal of the day, offering plenty of tried-and-true classic recipes, such as spicy beef and bean chili, a whole roasted chicken with mushroom sauce, and decadent New York cheesecake, alongside a hearty array of contemporary meals, such as Greek-style Gigantes beans with fresh feta, braised pork loin with balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions, buttery cauliflower mashed potatoes, pork adobo, and more! Whether you’re looking to expand your pressure cooker recipe repertoire or seeking the ultimate gift for the Instant Pot aficionado, this is the book to have.


There are so many great tips for the instant pot in this cookbook, which is great for someone like me who has little experience with one. For those that do use it often, it’s a great addition to have in ones kitchen as the recipes are well written, tested, and look really delicious (always a great reason lol). It definitely has a plethora of useful information, making sure those recipes come out just like pictured.

A few of those helpful tips include the best uses for the function and operation keys, a pressure cooker pantry list, a list of must-have tools to go along with it, most asked questions answered, and tons more. All that, is meant to make the usage of the pressure cooker less daunting and become a staple in anyone’s kitchen.

The recipes that make up the other parts of this cookbook include: breakfast, soups & chilis, poultry, vegetables, side dishes, as well as so many others. Many of the recipes come with a photo included which is always great to have. With a cooking chart in the last pages of the book, it makes it even more appealing as this cookbook seems to have all the basics anyone would love to have, whether they are new to using the Instant Pot or well seasoned users (pun intended lol).

I can’t wait to start using this cookbook and sharing recipes with friends and family. I know it’ll be a great cookbook to have in my kitchen and with recipes like Arroz con Pollo, Meatball Marinara, Korean Braised Beef Short Ribs, and tons of delicious dessert recipes, who wouldn’t want that cookbook for their kitchens? I’ve definitely been sold on it and looking forward to seeing how that goes for me and which recipes will quickly become favorites in our family’s home.

***I received this copy from Crown Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***


  1. Jana Leah

    October 15, 2017 at 3:18 am

    I like that it includes a list of must haves to keep on hand.

    1. Jen

      October 18, 2017 at 2:49 am

      Yes, really liked all the helpful tips and lists.

  2. Carol Luciano

    October 23, 2017 at 11:25 am

    It seems everyone has one now days and seeing some of the recipes and how easy they are to make I’m in. Thanks for your review on the cookbook.

    1. Jen

      October 31, 2017 at 2:13 am

      Yup, been seeing them everywhere and with cookbooks and recipes like the one above it makes it much easier to use one often.

  3. Kara Vaughan Marks

    December 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Sounds like a good recipe book to have, since I’m interested in getting an instant pot.


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