Must-Have Instant Pot Cookbooks

The Ultimate Must-Haves Guide for Instant Pot Cookbooks


If you’ve jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon and are looking for some reliable cookbooks to try out, you’ve come to the right place! There’s an incredible amount of recipes online for the Instant Pot, but sometimes it’s nice to hold a cookbook in your hands and flip through the pages.

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I hear the question a lot, which are the best Instant Pot cookbooks? Well, I’ve come up with a list of cookbooks that are either Instant Pot approved, recommended or get amazing reviews from customers. I personally own a few of these and have found them very helpful!

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The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook

A wonderful collection of over 75 delicious Indian recipes by food blogger Archana Mundhe. I own this book and the pictures and recipes are amazing! It is authorized by Instant Pot and the detailed recipes make it easy for anyone to enjoy great Indian cuisine!

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The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook

I love the Essential Instant Pot Cookbook. It's authorized by Instant Pot. I gave this book away in a past giveaway and got to flip through the pages before sending it off to the winner. I liked i t so much I went and got a copy for myself! It has very clear instructions and some nice tips for beginners. Definitely a great cookbook to have.

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The Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook

With over 100 recipes, this Instant Pot recommended cookbook is definitely one to consider. It gets great reviews from customers. The book has a section introducing the Instant Pot, its basics and how to care for it, which makes it a great choice!

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Instant Pot Obsession

This Instant Pot authorized cookbook has over 120 recipes! People love how detailed the book is and how well the author explains using the Instant Pot. It has a popular section for meals in under 30 minutes. Its great reviews make this a great book to consider.

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Instant Pot All-Time Best Recipes

So I saw this one at the supermarket checkout and I had to get it! It's an authorized cooking magazine and it's great! It has a whole section on recipes for using the whey left over from yogurt. It's got a nice chart comparing the Duo and the Duo Plus, a section explaining how to use your pot, a small section on accessories and it has over 100 easy recipes! It's a winner!

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Instant Pot Miracle

This is a big one! Instant Pot authorized with over 175 recipes including breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, soups, stews and even veggie sides and entrees. Reviewers comment on great pictures and easy to follow instructions with accurate timing.

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Hip Pressure Cooking

This Instant Pot recommended cookbook has over 200 recipes and includes recipes for not only the Instant Pot, but other brand cookers as well. The author, Laura Pazzaglia is a pressure cooker expert and has the popular website Hip Pressure cooking. She even offers a free video series called Pressure Cooking School.

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Dinner In An Instant

This Instant Pot recommended cookbook has many recipes and lots of them with an international flair. It gets great reviews from buyers and has 75 recipes for the Instant Pot, pressure cooker and multi-cooker. Definitely one to consider.

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The Keto Instant Pot Cookbook

This is the newest cookbook from the bestselling author of the Indian Instant Pot Cookbook, Dr. Urvashi Pitre. This one focuses on the Keto diet and if it's anything like her first book, it should be fantastic!

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Master the Electric
Pressure Cooker

I just got a copy of this book and I'm so eager to start trying the recipes. It is a newer cookbook that was released recently by Marci Buttars and Cami Graham. The book looks beautiful and is full of amazing pictures. The book has a great reference section for learning about the electric pressure cooker and has over 100 delicious recipes!

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Great Food Fast

This great book by pressure cooker expert Bob Warden has over 120 of his delicious creations. The book gets amazing reviews from thousands of readers. Can't go wrong with this one!

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Indian Instant Pot Cookbook

This Instant Pot authorized Indian Cookbook by Dr. Urvashi Pitre is as good as they come! Urvashi is such a nice person, her recipes are authentic and easy to follow, and her book is now an Amazon Best-seller! Urvashi also has a Facebook group where she's active and will answer your questions! This is my Top Pick!!



So these are some of the most popular and well reviewed Instant Pot cookbooks. If you're the kind of person that enjoys using an actual cookbook for your recipes, then these are some great options for you! They also make great gifts for new Instant Pot owners.

Do you have a favorite Instant Pot cookbook that I didn't mention? I'd love to hear about it in the comments.

Happy shopping!

  • Debbi says:

    I read about a gluten free artisan bread cookbook, written by a man, actually…I’ll have to look it up again. Unfortunately, the Instant Pot I received as a gift for Christmas won’t do some of the steps you’ve mentioned. I got a 6qt LUX, which I’m told won’t make yogurt, or proof bread.

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Debbi! I’ve seen some posts on Facebook where they tell you how to make yogurt with the lux. Might want to do a search to see if it’s possible. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Sherry says:

    Which Instant Pot cookbooks do you own? Which one would be your favourite and why?

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Sherry! Actually, under the pictures of the books in aqua lettering, I say “I have this one” for the ones that I own. The Indian one is really great, but of course, you have to like Indian food. The Essential one is great for beginners. It has nice instructions in the front, basically a nice reference section. The magazine one I got at the supermarket is also great and in particular, has a lot of recipes for using the whey that is left over from making yogurt. I actually have two more books that I am adding to this post later today. This is one of them I just got it and it looks beautiful and delicious. Hope this helps!!

  • Theresa breiner says:

    I just purchased your cookbook. I do not have an instant pot, I have an electric pressure cooker. Will I use the recipes the same?

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Theresa! Most of these cookbooks work perfectly with other electric pressure cookers. They’re all great books, not sure which one you bought, but I did not write them, I just put together the list of the best ones. Hope you get good use out of the book you got!

  • Linda says:

    I’ve ordered several of the accessories you recommended and now I’m going to order several cookbooks as well. Thank you for clearly stating how to cook a flan perfectly.

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Thank you so much, Linda! I appreciate you saying that. I’m so happy you liked the flan recipe. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  • Debbie Lanius says:

    Barbara Schieving’s book, “The Electric Pressure Cooker cookbook”, is also very good!

  • Diane says:

    When I first got my IP, I bought some of the “first wave” of IP cookbooks, and regretted it. I felt like some of them had been rushed into publication just to be the first out of the gate: poor recipes, typos and misspellings, haphazard editing, etc. I think the books are getting better now. From your list, I own and highly recommend Dinner in an Instant by Melissa Clark, and The Indian Instant Pot Cookbook by Urvashi Pitre. I don’t believe I saw this on your list, but another nice book — especially for newer IP users — is The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 200 Fast & Foolproof Recipes, by Barbara Schieving. I have given several IPs as gifts, and this book gets the recipients off to a great start.

    • Valerie Cooper says:

      Hi Diane!! Thank you for your helpful comment! I will take a look at Barbara’s book. I do have a couple I have to add. Thanks for stopping by the blog!