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Eating food is not a hobby, but we like it all the same. With newer and easier cooking appliances in the market, many people are trying new recipes. However, you may not get what you’re expecting. That’s why today, I have chosen to give you some of the best electric pressure cooker recipes as I know many households have these appliances and they aren’t making the most out of them.

You may bump on a few that you have prepared before, and that’s fine. Additionally, you’ll find others that you’ve never tried. The choice is yours to make. Out with the old and in with the new or simply old is gold and new is worth the try? Let me cut the chase and roll out the top 8 best electric pressure cooker recipes of 2017 starting with the best electric pressure cooker chicken recipes.


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Electric Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipes

Best Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes


Electric Pressure Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Wings

If you want chicken wings in a quick, delicious, sauce cooked for about 7 minutes under an electric pressure cooker, then the Teriyaki is your best shot. This recipe keeps your chicken wings soft, tender, and juicy. With a final crisped-up oven touch that leaves them sticky and sweet! Use this recipe to make your own.



  • 2-3 pounds of chicken wings drum and wings separated
  • 6 tablespoons of sesame oil or (vegetable oil)
  • 1 cup of low sodium teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper and toasted sesame seeds for garnish


Combine your teriyaki sauce, lemon juice, sugar, 4 tablespoons of sesame oil, and chicken wings. Refrigerate for up to 2 hours (if in a hurry) or overnight to marinate. You can use a Ziplock bag.

Add 2 tablespoons of sesame oil to your electric pressure cooker pan. Select Browning. When the oil is hot add chicken wings to brown. Preserve marinade. Use tongs to add chicken. Brown the wings from all sides.

Pour marinade over the browned chicken. Lock lid. Select high pressure. Keep for 7 minutes. At the beep, turn off the pressure cooker. Use natural release for 10 minutes. Follow with quick pressure release to remove the remaining pressure. Remove the lid when the valve drops.

Use tongs to remove chicken wings. Place wings on cookie sheet. Place in an over. Set temps to 4000. Leave for 6-8 minutes until crispy. Serve with toasted sesame seeds. Add red pepper if you like. This is simple and one of the best electric pressure cooker chicken recipes.

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Electric Pressure Cooker Lamb Recipes

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Electric Pressure Cooker Luscious Lamb Shanks 

I have visited New Zealand a couple of times. They are known for sheep. It was here that I first tasted the Luscious Lamb Shanks. Being a lover of new recipes, I had to learn this too. Here is what I found.



  • 4-5 lamb shanks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • One large lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (you can use homemade or canned)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper grated zest of
  • 1/3 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth or white wine
  • 2 cans white butter beans, drained/ 3 cups home-cooked white beans (add these at the end, not initially)

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Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Dry the shanks thoroughly. Use a towel if you must. Rub the shanks all over with salt. Do the same with pepper. Set the roasting pan in the oven. Leave it uncovered for 40 minutes. Make sure the shanks are a little browned. Remove and pour out fats.

Stir remaining ingredients in one bowl except for the beans. Place the mixture in an electric cooker. Follow with lamb shanks. Bring to full pressure (HIGH) leave for 25 minutes or more until tender. Use quick release when ready to relieve the pressure. Release the lid and remove the shanks.

Season to taste using pepper or salt: add drained white beans. Heat in liquid: Serve shanks while hot. You can serve with mashed potatoes or roasted veggies. This is arguably one of the best apart from some electric pressure cooker boneless chicken breast recipes.


Electric Pressure Cooker Meatloaf Recipe


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Electric Pressure Cooker BBQ Bacon Meatloaf

Talking of the best meatloaf recipes rings a bell. My dad loved meatloaf. They were his favorite. And growing up with delectable pressure-cooked meatloaf in smokey bacon and smothered in awesome BBQ sauce was my favorite experience. Try out this electric pressure cooker meatloaf recipe for Sunday dinner sometime.



  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, divided
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 bread slices
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt / black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 8 bacon slices
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese (Try out the Parmesan)


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Soak your bread in milk for several minutes. Add cheese, grounded beef, seasoned salt, salt, black pepper, parsley, and beaten eggs and blend until smooth.

Fold a sheet of tin foil – enough to cover your meatloaf. Shape the meat mixture into a loaf. Lay the bacon slices on top. Tuck them under the meatloaf. Spread a quarter cup BBQ sauce on top of the bacon.

Set your trivet in the pressure cooker pot. Add 2 cups of water and place your meatloaf on the sling. Set onto the trivet. Lock the cooker’s lid. Select high pressure for 20 minutes. Watch out for the timer.

At the timer’s beep, turn off the cooker – do a quick pressure release. Remove meatloaf and set side on broiler pan. Spread the remaining BBQ sauce over the meatloaf. Broil for up to 5 minutes. Leave the BBQ sauce to start caramelizing.

Use an instant-read thermometer to break the meatloaf. If the center has reached 155 degrees F, remove the meatloaf and serve when warm. If not keep it in until cooked. This is perfect for a 6” x 7” meatloaf.



Electric Pressure Cooker Pasta Recipes


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Electric Pressure Cooker Bow Tie Pasta

For the easiest and the best electric pressure cooker pasta recipes; the bowtie pasta rocks! This has always been my perfect midnight meal recipe.  Simply quick, easy, and delicious for anyone who’s looking for a quick fill: the first time I tried it on an electric cooker I was nervous, but I made it through. Thanks to an online recipe that I found. Here is an easy pasta sauce recipe.


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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground sausage (I used chicken sausage)
  • One finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 28 oz. can (crushed tomatoes in puree)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 16 oz. Bow-Tie Pasta (choose your best brand)



Select Browning sauté and put olive oil in the pressure cooker’s cooking pot. Wait for the oil to sizzle. Sauté the chicken sausage, garlic, and onion: Make sure the meat is brown, and the onion is tender. This might take up to 10 minutes. You can drain if necessary.

Add the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine. Select high pressure. Set the time to 5 minutes. Wait for the beep and turn the electric pressure cooker off. Use the quick pressure release button. Wait for the valve to drop and carefully remove the pressure cooker’s lid.

Stir the mixture once again. Select simmer. Leave to cook, often stir, until the pasta is tender. This may take up to 5 minutes – season with pepper to taste. Serve while warm.


Electric Pressure Cooker Vegetarian Recipes


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Creamy Mashed Potatoes in Electric Pressure Cooker


Unlike the many electric pressure cooker chicken recipes that I have tried, the creamy mashed potatoes are arguably the simplest electric cooker recipe I have ever tried. I think coz’ one of the first foods that I learned to cook in a pressure cooker was potatoes. I would recommend this recipe as one of the best electric pressure cooker vegetarian recipes.


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  • 2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2/3 cup whole milk



Peel your potatoes. Cut them into the quarter. Set them into the steamer basket. You can also put them on a metal trivet of your pressure cooker. Add enough water. Set on high and pressure cook. You can leave for up to 7 minutes. After 7 minutes/ when the timer beeps use quick release for the electric pressure cooker.

Warm your milk and butter. Make sure butter melts. You can use a small saucepan. Put hot cooked potatoes into the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on medium speed until smooth. While mixing, pour the mixture of hot milk/ butter.

Mix until the potatoes thicken (at first they often look runny – keep mixing until the mixture thickens). Serve warm. For vegetarians and easy recipes, the Creamy Mashed Potatoes in Electric Pressure Cooker is usually a great option to go with.



Electric Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe


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Electric Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

Unlike the electric pressure cooker chicken recipes this one needs easy cooking. It is still the very best you could have a quick electric pressure cooker pulled pork recipe. It is so tender it will shred so easily when pulled. And with a smokey and sweet sauce, you’d go any lengths. Make it easier, faster, and delicious using this electric cooker recipe.


  • 4 lbs. boneless pork shoulder – cut in two pieces
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce (divided)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


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Add oil to the cooking pot. Select Browning. Wait until hot. Brown pork on both sides (3 minutes each side). Set aside when well browned.

Add I cup of BBQ sauce. Add a half cup of water. Stir to combine and add browned pork. Mix with all accumulated juices.

Select high pressure. Set timer to 75 minutes. Wait for the beep. Turn off the pressure cooker. Use natural pressure release. Wait until the valve drops. Carefully remove the meat from the pressure cooker. Shred-it. Use a fork. Discard any excess fats.

Drain cooking liquid. Reserve half a cup. Use a fat separator to drain fats from juices. Set shredded pork in the cooking pot. Use the remaining 1 cup BBQ sauce and reserved cooking juices. Set to simmer and stir to cook.

Serve on toasted rolls. You can add BBQ sauce if you like.

This is an awesome recipe. One caution: don’t substitute leaner cut meat. The pork will release lots of juices. This will keep your meat extra tender.


Electric Pressure Cooker Easy Recipes


The Creamy Chicken and Broccoli with Rice

Imagine yummy chunk bites of chicken and broccoli served in creamy cheese sauce with rice, duh, that mouth-watering, isn’t it? Especially, if it is easy to cook, inexpensive, and ideal for a suitable family: don’t worry, it’s all that. And better still it awesome if you are looking for the best electric pressure cooker easy recipes. Here is how it is made.



  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onion
  • 1 14 oz. can of chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli (lightly steamed)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 4 oz. light cream cheese (cut into cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts



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Take your chicken breasts and salt them. Add the pepper. Set your pressure cooking pot aside and add in oil and butter. Select Browning preset. Make sure the butter is melted. Brown your chicken breasts. Set the browned chicken breasts aside on a plate.

Add the onions to the electric pressure cooker pot. Cook the onions until they are tender. You can stir occasionally. Keep them for about 5 minutes. When ready, stir in the chicken broth. Add in salt, red pepper, parsley, flakes, and finally the browned chicken.

Cover the mixture. Lock the lid. Select high pressure. Leave it for 5 minutes. Wait for the timer to beep. Turn off and use the quick pressure release button. Set your chicken on a cutting board. Cut it into bite pieces. Now dissolve your cornstarch in 3 tablespoons of water.

Select the simmering option. Add cornstarch to the mixture. Stir constantly. Add the cubed cream and shredded cheese. Stir the mixture until both are melted. Add in diced chicken. Add also steamed broccoli. Simmer for up to 5 minutes to heat the broccoli and chicken.

You can now serve over white rice and garnish. This is a simple recipe. I have done it before, and we loved it. My family loved it too. If you are looking for something new, try it in the electric pressure cooker boneless chicken breast recipes too.


Electric Pressure Cooker Indian Recipes


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Electric Pressure Cooker Indian Butter Chicken

The best electric pressure cooker Indian recipes are hard to find. I have tried Naan before, and I know a good Indian recipe when I get one. This one is another great recipe. It is great for electric pressure cooker chicken recipes too.

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  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 10 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans of diced tomatoes and juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Two teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • Two teaspoons garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons ground roasted cumin seeds (roast on the stovetop in a small pan)
  • Two tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed minced cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons water



Cut your chicken into quarters. Blend tomatoes, jalapeno, and ginger together. Make sure they turn into a fine puree. Brown your chicken using butter. Add the chicken pieces when the butter has melted off the foam. You can brown for up to 3 minutes. Add one piece at a time.

Remove the browned chicken and set it aside. Add ground paprika and cumin to the butter in the pot. Cook them while stirring rapidly. You can keep them for up to 15 seconds. Add salt, cream, tomato mixture, yogurt, and chicken pieces. Add any juices that have accumulated.

Stir the chicken. Make sure the pieces are coated. Cover and lock the lid. Put on high pressure for 5 minutes. Watch for the beep. Turn off and use natural pressure release for 10 minutes. Stir in the masala and roasted cumin. Mix cornstarch and water and stir into the pot. Select sauté and leave to boil. Turn off the cooker, stir in minced cilantro and serve with Naan/ Rice while warm.


How to Choose the Best Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes


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You mention it, but the truth is over the years that I have been in the kitchen I have come to realize that choosing the best electric pressure cooker recipes is no mean task. Experience has taught me that there are a thousand and one things that we must keep in mind. But the most important options of all are the following.


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The Size of the House Hold

The number of guests that you intend to cook for is very important. Certain recipes will easily fit large numbers of people while others may require a lot of work. In case you have a small crowd we always suggest that you opt for simple to cook recipes that will take a shorter time and lesser energy too. Electric pressure cooker pasta recipes are some of the best considerations of these.


The Type of Pressure Cooker

Certain electric pressure cookers are designed for specific functions. While many cookers will prepare meat, others may only prepare greens, fruits, veggies, and cereals. The recipe you choose should, therefore, be your cooker’s specialty. In fact, if you need a cooker with slow cooking options you should choose a recipe that befits that function. Always look at the control panel and user manual for every recipe detail. This is especially cool for electric pressure cooker vegetarian recipes.


The Overall Cost of the Recipe

Lamb recipes cost a little on the high. Meatloaf recipes and pulled pork recipes might cost more too. However the best electric pressure cooker easy recipes will cost less. Depending on your budget the cost of a recipe might force you to opt for another. You could go high or a step low. Either way, cool recipes are easy to find, and choose what fits your pocket guarantees the best results.


The Duration of Preparation

Believe it or not but time plays a key role in the preparation of the best meals. If you don’t have time to keep the timing, then you might as well settle for poor results. For commendable recipes, you must be ready to keep up the timing. In case you are using a slow pressure cooker, patience will be a factor. Electric pressure cooker chicken recipes need time. Always choose recipes as per the time you can spare.


The Size of Pressure Cooker

An 8-quart electric pressure cooker can feed up to 8 people or more. 3-quart cooker will feed lesser people. The size of the electric pressure cooker that you have therefore determined the type of recipes that you’d settle for. Electric pressure cooker lamb recipes will need a larger cooker as opposed to easy recipes that can easily do with smaller cookers for salads.


Your Daily Personal Schedule

If your daily schedule is tight, you could settle for easy recipes. Juggling between work, the gym, and home is not easy. Sometimes you’ll come home drained. I have been there before and trust me it’s not a good feeling. If you have a tight schedule, a fast recipe or an easy-to-cook recipe will be the bomb. Recipes such as the electric pressure cooker pulled pork recipe might be a little time-consuming.


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Why are Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes the Best?

From the eight electric pressure cooker recipes that we have mentioned above, I am sure you have found the best. Personally, I would settle for electric pressure cooker chicken recipes any day or anytime. But what makes electric pressure cooker recipes the best? We compiled a few tips that will guarantee any recipe lover a chance to pick one from our list.


Easy to Prepare

Many electric pressure cooker recipes are easy to prepare. The reason for this is simple. Most cookers have ideal functionalities that allow you to mix all your ingredients at once. You don’t have to set them in one by one. At the end of it, all the recipe is still delectable and very tasty. This makes electric pressure cooker recipes some of the easiest to prepare especially for most electric pressure cooker Indian recipes.


Work on Preset

Additionally, almost all electric pressure cooker recipes will work on presets. If you choose a pressure cooker that has the digital control panel and cooking presets, you won’t have to worry about keeping watch, lowering and raising the heat, or say burned up food, no! The truth is most of these recipes can easily cook on digitalized preset pressure cooker recipes especially those that come customized with the user manual.


Uses less Energy

Electric pressure cookers are designed to save time and energy. Since these recipes can be easily cooked in a pressure cooker, they use less energy. This makes them ideal and timely for any person who has had a long day. Some of the ideal ones such as the electric pressure cooker vegetarian recipes will even cooker faster as compared to when prepared over conventional cookers.


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Good for Many

They are also super ideal for different sizes of crowds. Pressure cooker recipes are even cool for Thanksgiving, vacations, family get-together, and religious festivities. You could serve as few as two and sometimes more than eight people on the same recipes. This will, however, depend on whether you are ready to add up the measurements of the ingredients. But in all the recipes are still awesome.


Takes Short Time

Apart from saving energy, the best electric pressure cooker recipes also save time. All you need to do is set your cooker to the most suitable temperature and leave your food to cook. And because they are super ideal for short time preparation, these recipes are some of the best. You can push them in for quick fill or timely cooking. This is especially true for the best electric pressure cooker easy recipes.



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Final Verdict

Well, these all are the best electric pressure cooker recipes that will bring a whole new level of temptation. Hope you have found your favorite one.

However, the best electric pressure cooker recipes are some of the easiest dishes you could go with. Whether for large groups, religious festivities, simple get-together parties, and more.

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