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18 Easy Recipes For Pressure Cooker You Must Try

Quick and Easy Chicken Ramen

Quick and Easy Chicken Ramen

Ramen tastes delicious and is great for lunch and dinner. It is a great comforting food and you can even enjoy it on cold and rainy days to keep you warm and hearty. Complex dishes like chicken ramen can be cooked easily in an pressure cooker.

While most cuisines recommend using olive oil for sautéing, but this recipe uses sesame oil. Sesame oil is rich in flavor and commonly used in Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian and Indian cuisines. Use the saute function on the pot to brown the chicken and ensure that the ginger and garlic is fragrant before adding in the broth and the cooking soup. This gives the dish a deep flavor. Traditional cooking cooks the broth anywhere from 18 to  72 hours to build and extract the flavor, so it is better to use the saute feature.

Once you finish with the sautéing add in the remaining ingredients like yellow onion, mushrooms, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, rice vinegar and the remaining broth . Do not add the pasta now. Carefully add four eggs into the pot. Lid the pot and allow it to cook on manual high for 4 minutes. Once the cook time has elapsed, then quick release the pressure. With the help of a slotted spoon remove the eggs immediately and place it into ice water bath to prevent any further cooking. Add the noodles to the pot and close the lid again and allowing it to sit for 5 minutes until they are cooked. Before serving in the bowl, peel the eggs and slice them into half. You can even add many other toppings according to your choice like green onions, lime wedges and sesame seeds. Serve it hot.

Pressure cooker Healthy Spaghetti Squash

Pressure cooker Healthy Spaghetti Squash

Using a vegetable like squash to make spaghetti is just unbelievable. After having this squash spaghetti, you will not like it in any other way. You can cook spaghetti squash in many different ways. You can either cook it in a traditional way, roast it in the oven, or cook it in the microwave. But, best way to cook a spaghetti squash is in an pressure cooker. The cooked spaghetti squash can be enjoyed with meatballs and sauce.

The spaghetti squash is a great side-dish and is a good replacement for the pasta. Since the spaghetti squash has a stringy texture it can easily imitate the same look and feel of a spaghetti, hence this name. If you want to cut down on your carb intake, but don’t want to miss out on your favorite savory pasta dish, then you should try this one out. This dish is also ideal for followers of keto diet.

In an pressure cooker, it takes about 7 minutes to cook the spaghetti squash. The squash tends to fall off the skin when you open the pressure cooker with absolutely no squash left behind.

Firstly, cut into half and scoop out all the seeds and gut from the squash. Add a cup of water and squash into the pressure cooker. You can even use broth instead of water as this will add to the flavor of the dish. Place the trivet into the pot and place the squash halves on top. Using the trivet keep the squash out of the liquid so that they don’t turn soggy.

Put the lid of the pot back and set the valve to sealing. Cook the squash on manual or pressure cook for 7 minutes on high. The time of cooking depends on the size of squash and model of the pressure cooker. Once the cooking time is elapsed, quick release the steam and remove the lid. Take out the squash with oven mitts as it will be very hot. Once cooled shred the squash with fork and remove the skins. The skin and squash will separate immediately, which is the best part of cooking in an pressure cooker. This squash can be used as a side dish or as a substitute for pasta dishes. Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to a week.

Pressure cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Pressure cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders

The pressure cooker buffalo chicken sliders is an excellent appetizer that is similar to the buffalo chicken sliders. For a tender and juicy chicken shreds, it is best to cook it in an pressure cooker. The chicken sliders are perfect for a potluck or a party. All you need to make this pressure cooker recipe is 30 minutes and 8 ingredients, most of these ingredients are easily available in most kitchens.

You can choose either fresh or frozen chicken to make these sliders. To keep the chicken tender and moist, you will have to allow 10 minutes for a natural release before you can discard the liquid and shred  the chicken breasts.

While the chicken is cooking, whip up a mouthwatering homemade buffalo sauce, which is creamier and thicker than the ready made sauce. It is rich in flavor, even though it has been made from just four ingredients.

For this recipe, place the broth or water along with the chicken in the pressure cooker and close the lid and pressure valve. If the chicken is fresh cook it on medium high for about 6 minutes. If you are using frozen chicken, then cook on manual high for 15 minutes. While the chicken is cooking, combine the garlic powder, mayonnaise, dry ranch mix and buffalo hot sauce. With a whisk mix well so there are no lumps formed and set aside. Drain the liquid and shred the chicken. Pour the sauce over the chicken while in the pressure cooker and mix well. Cut the buns into half and fill it with the shredded chicken. Drizzle with ranch dressing and put the top of the bun back on. Garnish with dill pickle and stick a large toothpick through for a tasty slider.

Apple Sauce

Apple Sauce

Applesauce at home within a few minutes is unbelievable, but with an pressure cooker this is possible. For an applesauce recipe, you need to peel the apples and then cook for 5 minutes in an pressure cooker. You can enjoy this smooth applesauce as a  side dish or as a dessert.

This applesauce made in an pressure cooker is delicious as a dessert and can be served warm or cold. You can even use it as a filling or as a topping. This cinnamon spiced apple dessert is full of flavors and has a nice balance of sweet, savory and tart.

All of this can be enjoyed by cooking in an pressure cooker. For making a good applesauce in an pressure cooker, you will need gala apples, nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, salt and water. Place some cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp nutmeg, ¼ cup cold water and three pounds apple in an pressure cooker. Set the venting knob to venting, close the lid and then turn the venting knob to sealing. Pressure cook on high for 5 minutes plus natural release. Once the time has elapsed open the lid carefully. Remove the cinnamon sticks and blend the apples into the desired consistency with an immersion blender. Taste the applesauce and add a pinch of salt. Add honey to taste. Serve as a side or as a dessert.

How to Cook Quinoa in the Pressure cooker

How to Cook Quinoa in the Pressure cooker

Quinoa is a superfood and cooking them on a stove is not that difficult, but this task needs attention, but with an pressure cooker your job is much easier. Quinoa is rich in nutrients and an excellentsource of protein. The nutty, crunchy flavor along with the fluffy texture makes this superfood very popular. Just like rice cooking, there is tendency of water boiling over, the Quinoa getting overcooked or the food getting burned at the bottom. Once you learn how to cook Quinoa in an pressure cooker, cooking this superfood will become less tedious and joyful.

Cook the Quinoa using the manual or pressure cook mode on high for 1 minute. The cooking time will seem low, but you will need to take into account the time the pot takes to pressure as well as natural release.

Once the cooking time has elapsed allow for natural release for 10 minutes. This allows the Quinoa to soak up all the liquid and finish cooking. Once the LED reads 10, quick release any remaining pressure.

Once the pressure is released remove the lid and fluff the grain with a fork before you serve. Quinoa can be used to replace rice or as a salad.

Pressure cooker Pulled Pork BBQ Tacos

Pressure cooker Pulled Pork BBQ Tacos

BBQ tacos can turn your dinner time into a party and is one the most exciting dish that everyone looks forward too. This taco recipe is special because tender and shredded pork is combined with sweet and savory BBQ sauce and pilled into the corn tortilla and topped with slaw. If you love pulled pork, then you will surely love these tacos. When made in an pressure cooker you can have lot of extra time on weekdays too.

Firstly prepare the delicious BBQ sauce or even use the store bought BBQ sauce. To improve the flavor of the sauce we recommend mixing brown sugar, onion powder and garlic powder. Mix all the ingredients well and set aside.

Before pressure cooking the pork you need to sear it. Set the pot to saute function to sear. The caramelization of the meat makes it delicious and improves the flavor. It gives the pork a deep savory flavor. Once you sear from all sides, take it out of the pot and leave it aside.

Next step would be to deglaze the pot and for this you need to add broth to the pot and use a wooden spatula to scrape the bottom of the pan until there are no bits stuck. This is essential to prevent burning. Once deglazed add apple cider vinegar and dark cola into the pot followed by the meat. The apple cider vinegar helps in breaking down the meat and makes the meat tender even though the smell of apple cider vinegar may not be very amazing.

Add in the BBQ sauce all over the meat and then lid the pot and set the valve to sealing. Pressure cook on high for 40 minutes. Once the time has elapsed allow 10 minutes for natural steam release to ensure the meat is tender and juicy. Quick release any remaining pressure.

Remove the meat from the pot and discard the liquid. Take a fork and shred the pork. Cover the shredded pork with ½ cup of BBQ sauce and pile the meat into the corn tortillas. You can have this with flour tortillas as well. Top the tacos with store brought coleslaw and serve hot. These mouthwatering tacos are great for a party as an appetizer.

Pressure cooker Butternut Squash

Pressure cooker Butternut Squash

Butternut squash was never easy to cook before the arrival of the pressure cooker. As the butternut squash is cooked, you still have to separate its skin making it a big ordeal. It would take lot of time and effort to use it in soups and sauce. But, with an pressure cooker, cooking the butternut squash is pretty easy and takes very little effort to separate the skin from the squash.

The most important step before cooking the butternut squash is to cut and scoop out the seeds. This makes it easier to serve the squash after it is cooked. Water is an important ingredient in the pot. It allows the squash to cook and tenderize. Add a trivet into the pot. Trivet keeps the squash out of the water and prevents it from getting soggy. Once all the squash has been placed in the trivet, close the lid.

Set the valve to sealing and cook on manual high for 12 minutes. The cooking time will depend on the model and size of the pressure cooker. Once the cooking time has elapsed, quick release the pressure. Remove the squash and let it cool for 5 minutes before peeling the skin.

Serve it hot or use in other recipes like soup or as a side dish. Any extra squash can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

Easy Pressure cooker Keto BBQ Chicken Wings

Easy Pressure cooker Keto BBQ Chicken Wings

Usually chicken wings are commonly breaded and in some sauce form. But, if you are on keto diet the regular BBQ chicken wings are off-limits. A keto BBQ chicken wings made in an pressure cooker has lots of flavor, but minimum mess.

For making the keto BBQ chicken wings you will need ketogenic BBQ sauce first. This sauce can be brought from the store or can be made at home. Check for recipes on how to make BBQ sauce at home. Add the sauce to the chicken wings in a large bowl along with some salt. Coat the meat from all sides with the sauce. This will allow the meat to tenderize and allow the protein to break down.

Place the meat in a trivet and put it in the pressure cooker. Place all the wings on top of the trivet and coat them with any extra sauce from all sides.

Close the lid and set the valve to sealing and press the pressure cook to manual high for 10 minutes. Time will vary according to the model of the pot you are using. Allow for natural release once the cook time has elapsed to ensure the meat doesn’t turn chewy and tough. Transfer the wings to a serving bowl and add in some warm sauce. You can warm the sauce in a microwave or on a stove for 30-60 seconds preferably. You don’t want the sauce to be cold.

If you want them to be crispy, transfer the wings to a baking sheet and broil for 5 minutes until the sauce caramelizes and the skin turns crispy. This step is required if you want a deep fried taste. Serve the wings alongside any keto side dish and Enjoy.

Quick and Easy Deconstructed Lasagna

Lasagnas are a great comfort food., The rich and cheesy lasagnas made at home is something all of us look forward to. Traditionally, they are made with hours spent on grating, cooking and layering of all the ingredients. This pressure cooker lasagna recipe has been developed after many attempts and finally it promises to deliver a tasty lasagna that doesn’t resemble a soup.

To brown the meat you will need to use the saute function. Cook garlic, onions and beef in the oil and then drain the excess fat. The fat amount will vary depending on the the type of meat you are using like medium, lean or extra lean beef. Allow a few spoons of fat to remain in the pot. This will ensure there is no burn notice. Turn off the saute function and before you add in the seasonings  add half cup of broth. Stir gently to get rid of any loose food stuck at the bottom of the pan. This step will also prevent any burn notice.

Add in tomato sauce and the remaining sauce carefully add the noodles into the pot making sure they are nicely submerged in the broth. This step is dicey. Carefully press the pasta into the broth and make sure you don’t press it too much as it will touch the bottom of the pot.

The pressure cooker will take about 18-20 minutes to come to pressure, but takes only 4 minutes to cook. Quick release the pressure once the cooking time has elapsed. Gently add in cottage cheese and a cup of mozzarella cheese. Slowly sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese on top of the lasagna and place the lid back on the pot. Allow it to sit for 5 minutes until the cheese has melted and top it with fresh basil and serve hot.

To reduce the fat content you can reduce one cup of mozzarella cheese and use low fat cottage cheese instead of full fat.

Pressure cooker Green Bean Casserole

Pressure cooker Green Bean Casserole

The green bean casserole is a big American favorite recipe that is usually served on Thanksgiving, but this dish is so delicious that you can have it on any other day. This mouthwatering casserole can be made in an pressure cooker. The time to cook in an pressure cooker is quick and almost without any mess. This lovely looking casserole is a mix of wonderful flavors of salty bacon, creamy mushroom soup and sweet dried onions.

Before you start adding all the ingredients into the pot, you have to cook the bacon a bit and this can be done using the saute function on the pressure cooker. Firstly, add some olive oil and put the bacon and cook until it turns light brown. This process takes about 5-7 minutes. Once the meat is cooked drain out any excess fat from the pot. You can even opt for the pre-cooked bacon if you are short of time.

Add half a cup of broth to the pot and using a spatula scrape out any stuck food bits from the bottom of the pot. This is important to prevent the burn notice. Once the bottom has been cleaned add in the rest of the broth.

Now, add the cream of mushroom soup to the pot along with salt and pepper. Add the frozen green beans gently over the cream of mushroom soup and do not stir. Mixing the ingredients before cooking will result in burn notice if the beans get stuck to the bottom of the pot. Ensure there is a layer of broth and soup at the bottom to help reduce the chance of burn notice.

Lid the pot and set the valve to sealing. You will want to cook the casserole on high pressure for 10 minutes. Once the cooking time has elapsed quick release to prevent soggy texture. Finally, add cream or milk, cheese and mix well. Transfer it to a bowl, add the fried onion toppings and serve hot.

Pressure cooker French Roast Croissant Casserole

Pressure cooker French Roast Croissant Casserole

Brunch recipes in an pressure cooker may not be very popular, but you can easily whip up a French toast casserole topped with sweet berries and maple syrup drizzle using croissants. The French toast casserole is perfect for a brunch. This dish is ideal for a weekend brunch and is perfectly sweet to be served as a dessert.

To make this mouthwatering brunch you will need obviously an pressure cooker and a springform pan that can fit perfectly into your pot. Preparing and cooking a casserole in an pressure cooker is pretty easy.

Traditionally French toasts are made from bread slices, but here instead of the bread slices, croissants are used. Croissants suit the bill because it is elegant, flaky and soft making it one of the best recipes to try in an pressure cooker. To make this easy meal, get some pre-baked croissants from a local grocery store and allow the container to sit open overnight. Basically, you will need stale croissants lying around.

For making the egg mixture you will need a few ingredients. To bring in some richness add light cream, sufficient cinnamon and brown sugar to give the casserole some sweetness. Once you dip the croissants, pack them down into the pan as this will allow you to add in more croissants and binds the ingredients well. The fresh berries should be added between the croissants for the freshness to spread evenly.

Before you add in the extra liquid and place the casserole into the pot, wrap it with foil. Put a piece on counter before placing the springform pan on top. Wrap the foil bottom-up instead of the top-down to prevent any leakage when you add that extra cup of liquid into the pan. This is an important step that has to be followed or else the egg/cream mixture will spill out onto the counter top. Add the liquid and before placing the casserole into the pressure cooker, allow it to rest for 30 minutes. This allows the croissants to soak-up all the liquid and prepare for cooking. At the end, pour water into the pot and then place the trivet so that the pan can sit on top.

Once the cook time has elapsed, quick release the pressure and allow the casserole to cool a bit before taking it out from the springform pan. You can enjoy the meal as it is or let it broil in the oven for 5-10 minutes. This step is optional, but recommended for a crispy top layer. Serve and enjoy with a topping of maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

Pressure cooker Red Lentil Chili

Pressure cooker Red Lentil Chili

Lentils are extremely healthy and a rich source of proteins. They are nutritious and inexpensive, which makes it useful for thickening up dishes. With an pressure cooker, this cheap and filling meal can be prepared within 30 minutes. Lentils along with chili is an ideal meal for the winters. It is a nice comforting food. Meat dishes taste excellent when you add a good amount of chili to it, but the same chili can be enjoyed with vegetables. Even vegans can enjoy the taste of chili. Red lentils are only nutritious and not very costly.

If you don’t want too much heat in the dish you can adjust the chili accordingly. The amount of chili powder and sriracha can be changed if you like to have less heat. If you are cooking for kids, then reduce chili or sriracha.

Add some oil and onion to the pressure cooker and saute for 3-4 minutes until the onions turn soft. Add in veggies like garlic, red and green peppers, corn and saute for another 3-4 minutes. Turn the saute mode off. Add the remaining ingredients like beans, red lentils, crushed tomatoes, carrot, chili powder, oregano, cumin, paprika, sriracha, vegetable broth and salt and pepper to the pot and mix well. Close the lid and set the pressure cooker to manual for 15 minutes. Quick release the pressure once it is finished cooking. Top with any toppings of your choice like vegan corn chips and sour cream and sliced avocado. Enjoy hot.

Pressure Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Pressure cooker Sweet Potatoes

Root vegetables tends to take lot more time to cook especially in an oven. Sweet potatoes can be easily cooked in an pressure cooker and the results are amazing. Once cooked the skin of the sweet potatoes fall off very smoothly. Cooking sweet potatoes in an pressure cooker takes the same time as in an oven, but what stands out in favor of the pressure cooker is the final results. It offers convenience because you just put the potatoes whole into the Pressure cooker, set it and just forget. When ready, you will be presented with soft sweet potatoes. These cooked potatoes can be mashed easily along with savory butter or added to a soup or even enjoyed as a whole.

Clean the potatoes with a brush and get rid of any dirt. Add a cup of water to the pressure cooker and then put the trivet back into the pot. Add the sweet potatoes and cook on manual high for 20 minutes. Once the cooking time has elapsed allow it to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes and then quick release any remaining pressure. Serve the sweet potatoes or they can be incorporated into another dish. The cooking time will vary according to the size of the sweet potatoes and there should be minimum 1 cup water in the pot before you start cooking.

Pressure Cooker Low Carb Unstuffed Cabbage Roll  Soup

Pressure Cooker Low Carb Unstuffed Cabbage Roll  Soup

Without an pressure cooker cooking a cabbage soup would take lots of time and effort. But, with the pressure cooker making a low carb cabbage roll soup has become lot more easier. This recipe takes minimum prep and cooking time and still deliver delicious soup that is healthy.

Turn on the pressure cooker and set to saute and allow it to warm up a bit before you add in onions, garlic and shallots. Cook until they are soft. Once soft add ground beef and saute until they turn brown and are no longer pink in color. Add in seasonings like parsley, oregano, salt, pepper and marinara sauce. Mix them all well. Add the cauliflower rice and beef broth to the mixture and stir well. Finally, add large cabbage sliced. At this time, your pressure cooker will be quite full, so be sure to mix them all well before you close the lid. Set the pot to seal and put it to manual for 20 minutes. Once the cooking time is reached, go for quick release until the indicator knob drops down. Now it is safe to open the lid. Stir well the contents and serve hot.  

Ground Beef Taco Meat From Frozen

Ground Beef Taco Meat From Frozen

Tacos are loved all around the world. It is easy to make them, you just need to prep the meat and chop some veggies to add as toppings. There is not much cooking required in this dish. This dish is made from frozen extra lean ground beef, low sodium beef broth and homemade taco seasonings. Pressure cooker for cooking frozen meat is not very common, but frozen meat can be easily cooked in a pressure cooker and this recipe will show how it can be done.

Add the frozen ground beef into the pot along with low sodium beef broth, seasoning mix and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. For seasoning, combine chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, cumin and cornstarch. Go for quick pressure release and set the pot to saute to thicken and breakup the ground meat as it simmers. Once cooked, use a ground beef chopper to break the meat well. Initially you may find the meat to be tough when hot, but as it is rested and cooled well, the meat becomes perfect. Serve it with tacos.

Pressure cooker Indian Chana Masala

Pressure cooker Indian Chana Masala

Indian food lovers will be happy to know that you can even cook interesting and flavorful Indian dishes in an Pressure cooker. Chana masala is one such dish that can be made in an pressure cooker. Chana masala is healthy, full of flavors and every spoon is rich in flavors and spice.

This recipe is dairy free, vegan and gluten free, rich in proteins, which makes it a healthy meal for those who follow a special diet.

Put the pressure cooker on saute mode and allow it to heat for sometime before adding olive oil and onions. Cook the onions until translucent. Add in spices like ginger, garlic and bay leaf and cook for about 30 seconds. Add in other spices like turmeric, coriander powder and chana masala seasoning along with some water to prevent any burning. Mix in tomato puree, chickpeas and water  and mix well. Cover the pot and set it to manual high pressure for 15 minutes. Set the steam valve to seal. When the timer shuts down, do not move the seal valve and allow it to sit for 15 minutes for the pressure to release. This will show on the indicator. Then, open the seal valve to release any additional pressure before removing the lid. Remove the lid and take out the bay leaf. Add in spinach, salt and pepper and saute for 3 minutes to thicken the sauce. Turn off the pot and serve hot with rice, roti or on its own.

Oreo Crust Chocolate Cheesecake

Oreo Crust Chocolate Cheesecake

If the New York cheesecake didn’t satisfy you, then this Oreo crust chocolate cheesecake will surely do the wonders. A chocolate cheesecake with Oreo crust topping is a perfect dessert to celebrate a birthday or for a small party.

Usually cheesecake takes a lot of time to make, but with an pressure cooker, you can make an amazing dessert in very less time. The time for a 6 quart pressure cooker duo takes 6 minutes to come to pressure, but that will depend on the model and size of the pressure cooker. Make sure all the ingredients like eggs, sour cream and cream cheese are at room temperature before you add it to the mix. This has a major impact on the final product.

Cheesecakes are a perfect combination of sweet, savory and cream, which makes it a mouthwatering dessert loved all over the world. To make a good cheesecake you need lots of patience and a good balance of flavors. A good cheesecake should have delicate balance of dense and fluffy and the key to this is to mix all the ingredients well until combined. This is even more important whenever you use an pressure cooker to cook a cheesecake as too many air bubbles will affect the final product and result in a foamier texture.

This chocolaty cheesecake is rich and adds in some serious punch. Top the chocolate with a variety of chocolate dipped fruit or chocolate dipped pretzels for a salty sweet combination.

Pizza Pasta

Pizza and pasta are two favorite meals that people droll over and imagine the combination of these two mouthwatering dishes that are combined to create one delicious meal. This dish is saucy and comforting. If you have kids at home, then you need to try out this recipe. Pastas and pizzas are both a must in most parties especially if you have to host kids. But, when you know how easy it is make the pizza pasta in an pressure cooker you would happily host these parties every other day. Pizza pasta can be made within 5 minutes on manual high pressure in an pressure cooker. This pizza inspired pasta dish is loved all over the world and within a few minutes you can enjoy a good meal at home.

Add in pizza sauce, pasta sauce, pasta, water, garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning all together into the pressure cooker and give it a stir. Lock the lid and set the vent to seal. Set the pressure cooker to manual high pressure for 5 minutes. The pressure cooker will take a few minutes to create pressure. Once the timer completes five minutes, do a quick release and allow the steam to go. Open the lid and add in half the cheese and half pepperoni. Cover the pot with the lid and allow the cheese to melt in 10 minutes. Remove the lid and serve hot.

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