40 Essential Instant Pot Links

All the helpful, essential Instant Pot links in one list. Links to accessories, videos, water test how-to, recipes, guides, etc.

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link to a video, or a link to a recipe, or technique. So! I thought I'd compile all those helpful links into one list. It's (hopefully) a list that will help answer many of your initial questions. There's a video that will walk you through your initial water test, a handful of helpful accessories, favorite recipe links, etc. I'll update and add to it over time.


1. Instant Pot Water Test
2. Instant Pot Quick Start Guide
3. Pressure Luck's Top Ten Instant Pot Tips
4. Instant Pot Mushroom Stroganoff Video
5. How to Clean your Instant Pot Liner


6. The official Instant Pot site
7. The official Instant Pot FAQ
8. The official Instant Pot recipe database.
9. The official (high-volume) Facebook community
10. The official Instant Pot Cookbook: The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook
11. The official Instant pot user manual
12. This is the Instant Pot I use.


13. Instant Pot Mushroom Stroganoff with Vodka (most popular!)
14. Instant Pot Chickpea Cauliflower Korma
15.Instant Pot Fiasco Beans
16. Instant Pot Indian-spiced Simmer Sauce
17. Instant Pot Minestrone Soup
18. Instant Pot Brown Rice Bowl with Chickpeas (PIP)
19. 10 Minute Instant Pot Mushroom Broth
Bonus: Instant Pot Dynamite Cold Tonic
Bonus: Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili with Kahlua (Instant Pot slow cook or pressure cook) & make - Creamy Four Ingredient Chili Mac with the leftovers!
Bonus: Instant Pot Herbed Chickpea Plov
Bonus: Slow Cooker Ribollita
Bonus: Instant Pot Congee (super popular!)

(all 101 Cookbooks Instant Pot recipes)


Bonus! - Instant Pot Buying Guide: Which Instant Pot is Right for Me?
20. How To Use an Instant Pot: A Guide by Melissa Clark (NY Times)
21. This is How to Become an Instant Pot Whisperer (101 Cookbooks)
22. Pressure Cooking Time Chart - a good range. (HIP Cooking)
23. Rancho Gordo Heirloom Beans & Pressure Cooking Guide (PDF)
24. How to Clean an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
25. Instant Pot Starter Guide for Me & You (101 Cookbooks)


26. Why Do Cooks Love the Instant Pot? I Bought One to Find Out (NY Times)
27. The Instant Pot Cult is Real (TASTE)

28. The Instant Pot Is a Phenomenon--and Indian Cooks Are Using It in the Most Creative Ways (Mother Jones)

29. Inside the Home of Instant Pot, the Kitchen Gadget That Spawned a Religion (NY Times)

30. Send Help: I'm (Kind Of) Falling in Love With the Instant Pot (Food52)
31. The Instant Pot's Master Plan to Invade all of our Kitchens (Bon Appétit)
32. I Tried The $99 Kitchen Gadget That Everyone's Obsessed With (Buzzfeed)

33. After Cooking All My Meals in an Instant Pot for a Week, I Get What All the Hype Is About (Self)

34. So you Got an Instant Pot, Now What? (Wire Cutter)


35. Most Popular Instant Pot Recipes from 2017 (The Kitchn)

(I'll add more here over time!)


36. A glass lid: A lot of people buy this to use when slow cooking in the IP, I just use a lid I already have for now.

37. Extra sealing rings: The rings tend to pick up the scent of whatever you're cooking. Keep an extra ring on hand so your cakes don't end up smelling like chili ;)

38. Wire racks: For eggs, veggies, or for lifting containers off of the floor of the pot when doing pot-in-pot cooking.
39. A nice sized steamer basket.
40. For cakes, and other things you would normally bake.

Lastly, if you're still on the fence, this Instant Pot Buying Guide will help you choose the Instant Pot or multi-cooker that is right for you based on the features you want. Enjoy!

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

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Hi Heidi - You Instant Pot Goddess, you! Recently purchased a mini, have yet to do the water test, then planning on making chili for my first recipe. Your handy-dandy list of IP links will surely become my go to list, as I've now entered the land of IP and am feeling a bit on over whelm. Thank you so very much! Happy 2018!


Which Instant Pot model did you purchase? I was looking at the Ultra or the Duo Plus 6- quart. Any thoughts on the difference?

HS: Hi Colleen I have the 9-in-1, but suspect I'd be just as happy with the 7-in1? And I have the 6 qt size, which is great.


I recently received an InstantPot as a gift and of course your blog was the first place I came to find recipes. I have been appreciating your healthful, thoughtful recipes for year and wanted to thank you for your contribution to my family's well-being. Happy 2018!

HS: Thanks for the nice note Lisa!


Totally just bought an Instant Pot because of all your posts! I can't wait! Thank you! I think this will be a game changer.


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