I use my Instant Pot (and similar GoWise USA) electric pressure/multi-function cookers frequently in the kitchen, and have become a bit obsessed. On this page, I will discuss this amazing devices, and keep an updated list of my recipes that utilize them (listed below).
Instant Pot and GoWise USA
Instant Pot is an electric multi-function cooker, which includes pressure cooking, saute, yogurt incubating, rice cooking, and slow cooking functions. It is not the only appliance in this category. GoWise USA also produces an electric multi-function cooker, which accomplishes the above mentioned functions. The biggest differences is that Instant Pot has more beginner resources out there, and GoWise has a non-stick coated inner pot (rather than stainless steel). The other big difference is cost. Otherwise, the main functions that I am going to try to cover are the same. Most of my recipes have been tested in the 6 quart Instant Pot DUO, unless otherwise noted (such as the mini cheesecakes). I also use an 8 quart Instant Pot DUO and a 12 quart GoWise USA.
Pressure Cooking Obsession
The pressure cooking functions/programs of these machines do an amazing job cooking some foods quicker, infusing flavor, or by just providing amazing steam power. These functions are the majority of appeal of these amazing machines. Although they aren’t a formal programs like the other buttons, the Manual (for 6 quart) and Pressure Cook (for 8 quart) allow you to customize more . Most recipes will use High Pressure, but will not if Low Pressure if used.
One of the functions/programs is “Yogurt”. I use this function to make homemade yogurt. (If you are looking to flavor your yogurt, check out the yogurt customization posts #1 and #2). I make yogurt about once a week or every other week. I highly recommend having a second inner pot or second Instant Pot if you get yogurt obsessed, as making yogurt takes time and takes over your inner pot for a bit (but worth every minute). You can also use the yogurt function to boil water (press adjust after pressing yogurt button). This function is not available on the LUX model of Instant Pot.
You can also try using it in combination with your Air Fryer (best of both worlds) with potato wedges, brats, or chicken wings. I also like to start ribs in the pressure cooker and finish them on the grill. The idea is that you can get the benefits of moist cooking to get most of the cooking and flavor infusion, then you use a dry cooking method to get that great texture and browning on the exterior. Best of all, this allows me to get a lot of cooking completed ahead of time, and then I can just finish it quickly when guests arrive.
Yes, the rumors are true. It is possible to “bake” cheesecake in an electric pressure cooker. So far, I have converted a couple of my cheesecake recipes to pressure cooker versions. I’ll continue to add them to the list below as I test publish new recipes.
KFO Multi-Cooker Recipe List
I will do my best to keep this list updated with my current Instant Pot/GoWise USA electric pressure cooker recipes, and other recipes using these amazing machines.
Please send me your feedback, if you have had a chance to try any of them.
Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice
Instant Pot Creamy White Chili
Instant Pot Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya
Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Vegetables
Pressure Cooker Lentil and Sausage Soup
Making Yogurt In the Instant Pot
Instant Pot Vanilla Bean Mini Cheesecakes
Pressure Cooker Mini Citrus Cheesecakes
Instant Pot Blueberry Mini Cheesecakes
Instant Pot Mini Pistachio Cheesecakes
Instant Pot Irish Cream Mini Cheesecakes
(for all cheesecake recipes go here)
Combination Cooking Recipes:
Crispy Potato Wedges with Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer
Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer Beer Brats with Cheddar Sauce
Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer Chicken Wings
The Best of Both Worlds Pork Ribs
Sharing Recipes From Others
I love sharing other people’s recipes as well, and have started a series showcase other recipes/websites! All recipes/images shared are done so with permission. Stay tuned for more posts specifically for pressure cookers. Contact me me if you have a recipe you want featured (contact info below).
20 Chicken Electric Pressure Cooker Recipe Ideas (such as Instant Pot)
Gluten-Free Instant Pot Ideas: The Pork Recipes (tasty ideas recipes, not just for those that are gluten-free)
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