Instant Pot Cheat Sheet and Our Best Recipes


This Instant Pot Cheat Sheet will help you with basic cooking times for everyday food. When you are short on time and would like to cook a hearty family meal, Instant Pot is the way to go. There are several advantages to using an Instant Pot.

The food cooks at a fraction of the time, you can walk away after starting the Instant Pot, and some studies have shown that food cooked in an Instant Pot retains more nutrients than cooking it on the stovetop or in the oven.

Having an Instant Pot cheat sheet is most helpful when trying to adapt slow cooker, stovetop or oven recipes to Instant Pot. Whether you are a newbie at cooking or a seasoned chef, you will find this Instant Pot Cheat Sheet most helpful.


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Instant Pot Cheat Sheet

These times are based on the manual high-pressure setting

White Rice – 4 minutes

Wild Rice – 15 minutes 

Brown Rice – 20 minutes

Hard Boiled Eggs – 4 minutes

Fresh Corn on the Cob – 4 minutes

Gluten-Free Pasta – 4 minutes

Whole Potato – 13 minutes

Largely Chopped Veggies – 3 minutes

Steel Cut Oats – 10 minutes

Quick Oats – 1 minute

Meatballs – 7 minutes

Chicken Breast – 10 minutes

Chicken Thighs – 10 minutes

Whole Chicken – 6 minutes per pound

Frozen Chicken Pieces – Add 3 minutes per pound

Beef Pot Roast – 15 minutes per pound

Beef Stew Meat – 40 min and then naturally release steam for 10 minutes

Pork Chops – 5 minutes

Pork Roast – 15 minutes per pound

Rack of pork ribs – 20 minutes

Brown and Green Lentils – 10 minutes

Kidney beans – 40 minutes and then naturally release steam for 10 minutes

Chickpeas – 50 minutes and then naturally release steam for 10 minutes


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Foods you don’t want to cook in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot is not friendly to all foods. Most dairy products such as milk, cream or sour cream are not meant to be cooked in an Instant Pot. Dairy will curdle under high heat. Always add these ingredients after the food is cooked. The two exceptions are yogurt and cheesecake.

If you are looking to make crispy or crunchy food such as fried chicken, Instant Pot is not the way to go. However, if you want to make Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes and want that crispy topping, once done cooking, transfer them to an oven for a few minutes to crisp up.


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Our Best Instant Pot Gluten-Free Recipes


Instant Pot Beef And Vegetable Soup With Gluten-Free Mini Dumplings

instant pot beef and vegetable soup


Instant Pot Borscht – Ukrainian Recipe



Instant Pot Thai Chicken Vegetable Soup

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Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef Recipe

instant pot barbacoa beef


Instant Pot Best Sticky Ribs Recipe



Instant Pot White Bean Minestrone

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Instant Pot Mediterranean Lentil & Collard Soup

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Instant Pot Creamy Mushroom & Asparagus Risotto



Gluten-Free Instant Pot Spaghetti Bolognese

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You will find our complete list of Gluten-Free Instant Pot Recipes here →

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