Underrated, hard-working and sturdy, the pressure cooker makes for some of the best one-pot meals! Our collection of pressure cooker recipes features pressure cooker chicken recipes like our butter chicken, chicken and fig tagine and slow-cooked classics like our hearty lamb and potato stew and French beef bourguignon. And no need to fear, we’ve topped our collection off with warming pressure cooker desserts like our maple syrup and date puddings and butterscotch apples. It’s quite the collection, isn’t it?
So whether you’re cooking these recipes in your humble pressure cooker, or have turned to your instant pot, these pressure cooker or instant pot recipes make for hearty dinner, delicious workday lunches and sweet desserts.
If you have more time on your hands, you can try our slow cooker recipes?
Butter chicken recipe in pressure cooker
A rich, mildly spiced butter chicken that uses pressure cooker and a broiler to cut the cooking time significantly.
Chicken, chorizo and okra gumbo
A quick and delicious chicken, chorizo and okra gumbo, a dish that originated in southern Louisiana.
Hot-peppered lamb curry
Lemon and ginger lamb shanks with broad beans
This mouth-watering dish uses preserved lemons, a prominent ingredient in North African cooking. The flavour is salty, unique and perfumed.
Chicken and fig tagine
Lamb and apricot tagine
Char siu and orange beef ribs
Deliciously saucy and packed full of authentic Asian flavours, these char siu and orange spiced beef ribs are perfect to serve your family or friends at a dinner party. Plus, they’re made in the pressure-cooker to save you lots of time!
This delicious pressure-cooker dish makes the most of tender spring lamb, and fresh spring vegetables.
Pressure cooker green chicken curry
Thai beef and coconut curry
This sweet and fragrant Thai beef and coconut curry is spicy without being too hot, with tender morsels of beef and vegetables in a rich, creamy curry sauce.
Steamed jam pudding
Pork and fennel sausage risotto
This savoury and deeply tasty pork and fennel sausage risotto can be whipped up in a flash with this pressure cooker recipe. No need to stand around stirring, just get the dish underway and relax.
Veal, marsala and mushrooms
Tender veal simmered in a rich, creamy sauce makes a perfect Winter meal. Serve with mashed potato or soft polenta.
Italian chilli braised pork
Pressure cooker aficionados know well the pleasure of serving up a dish that should take 4 hours, after a mere half and hour or so. This tender Italian chilli braised pork is a brilliant example.
White wine and lamb one pot
Warm your body and soul with this hearty lamb and potato stew, simmered in a fragrant white wine sauce for extra flavour. It makes a brilliant family dinner dish on cooler evenings.
Pressure-cooker osso buco with olives and anchovies
Excite your tastebuds with this deliciously succulent and tender osso buco. With the perfect balance of wholesome flavours, this is the ultimate meal to rug up with on the cooler nights!
Pressure-cooker lamb in spicy tomato sauce
Hearty, wholesome and full of mouthwatering flavour – this succulent pressure-cooked lamb in spicy tomato sauce ticks all the boxes! Enjoy for dinner tonight!
Pressure cooker beef and silverbeet soup
Adding silverbeet in the final step of this recipe adds a healthy serve of veggies and a delicious fresh bite to this rich soup.
Mediterranean vegetable soup
Delicious homemade vegetable soup recipe prepared Mediterranean-style with loads of vegetables and fresh herbs!
Caramelised pepper pork
These rich, succulent bites of caramelised pepper pork taste like they’ve been slow-cooked for hours, but this dish takes only 20 minutes in a pressure cooker.
Maple syrup and date puddings
Pea, ham and broad bean soup
Steamed plum pudding
Beef tagine with spinach and olives
Take your beef stew to the next level with this delicious beef, spinach and olive tagine.
Sticky pork spare ribs
In a pressure cooker these sticky and saucy pork spare ribs can be whipped up in no time.
Chicken & rice soup
Pressure Cooker Beef Bourguignon
Using a pressure cooker turns the French classic beef bourguignon from an all-day affair into a convenient weekday dinner.
Pressure-cooker chicken congee
This Asian savoury rice porridge is a deliciously convenient and warming breakfast that comes together in a flash thanks to a handy pressure cooker.
Italian braised beef with white beans
Lamb and macadamia curry
Whip out the pressure cooker and make this exquisite curry in no time at all.
Fig bread and butter pudding
Curried lamb in yoghurt sauce
You can serve these butterscotch apples on their own, with cream or spooned over a steamed pudding.
Garlic beetroot soup
Pressure-cooked country lamb and barley stew
Chocolate self-saucing puddings
Pressure-cooker chicken with capsicum
Tender, succulent pressure-cooker chicken with sweet capsicum – the perfect dinner idea for when you are pressed for time! Quick and easy, yet packed with wholesome ingredients and tonnes of flavour.
Greek-style veal with olives
This Greek-style veal dish with olives can be made in no time at all in a pressure cooker.