Today’s post is all about five easy electric pressure cooker recipes, a roundup of delicious and versatile recipes that scream, “Cook Me!” As a bonus, we will quickly touch on why you should own an electric pressure cooker and how to clean that pressure cooker silicone ring (because it can smell quite funky after cooking)
There is nothing like an electric pressure cooker because gone are the days of those lame stove-top pressure cookers that took forever to pressurize and were often so unsafe to use. Instead, we can easily use electric pressure cookers like an Instant Pot or any other brand because they are faster and easier to use than ever!
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Why Use An Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)
For many reasons, an electric pressure cooker can make cooking more effortless than ever.
First, it can help you cook food faster than traditional baking, pots, pans (stovetop), etc., because the pressure cooker traps steam inside, which cooks the food more quickly. For example, those meals that we used to prepare on the weekends only are now meals we can prepare during the week, like a roasted chicken or braciole!
As an added bonus, for those of you that were anti-crock pot (eh -hem me!), the electric pressure cooker creates those tender cuts of meats that you used to cook all day in just minutes without that crockpot taste and smell (thank goodness!)
Second, an electric pressure cooker can help you to cook food more evenly because the pressure cooker evenly distributes heat, which ensures that food cooks evenly.
Third, an electric pressure cooker can help you to preserve nutrients in your food because the pressure cooker cooks food at a lower temperature, which helps to maintain the nutrients in the food.
Finally, an electric pressure cooker is easy to use because the appliance has a digital display that shows you the pressure, temperature, and time, so you can easily control the cooking process.
The Pressure Cooker Silicon Ring
If you’ve ever cooked with a pressure cooker, you know that they can be a real lifesaver when it comes to making quick and easy meals. The mixed blessing of fast cooking is that the pressure cooker’s silicon ring can start to smell after cooking and not we are sharing why!
When you use a pressure cooker, your food is inside the pot, sealed tight. Any smell from the food cooking becomes trapped inside as well. Over time, these smells can build up and permeate the silicon ring, causing it to smell, and wow, does it smell bad!
How To Clean The Pressure Cooker Silicone Ring
One way to avoid this is to make sure that you clean your pressure cooker regularly, as this will help to remove any smells that have already built up. Also, store your pressure cooker in a well-ventilated area so that any odors can dissipate because the aroma may become very potent when placed in a closed cabinet.
If your pressure cooker’s silicon ring starts to smell, you can try washing it with water and vinegar, which can help to remove some of the built-up smells. Start by spraying the water and vinegar mist on the ring (inside the track of the circle) and allow it to sit for about fifteen
Alternatively, you can use lemon juice and then rinse it as well. If you can’t make the smell disappear, replace the silicon ring with a new one.
The Electric Pressure Cooker I Used To Make The Recipes
Not all electric pressure cookers are created equal, and I ought to know; I have tested out three different models, and each has its quirks; in fact, I want to design the ultimate, eliminating all the wrongs and putting all the rights just in one.
To be clear the electric pressure cooker recipes I created were all made in this particular brand and model pressure cooker.
The cooker I used for these five electric pressure cooker recipes is a Rosewill 6L Electric Pressure Cooker, reasonably priced, feature-rich, and super easy to use.
- It is an 8-1 multi-functional cooker.
- 6.3 Quarts big (good for a family of 4 )
- Pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute/browning, yogurt maker, steamer, deep fryer, and a warmer.
- 12 pre-programmed settings are built-in into your pressure cooker
- A Whitford PFOA-free is a double-coating non-stick inner pot (a fancy way of telling you it cleans up friendly and easy!)
- The cooker comes with a cup, spoon, and steam rack.
- The steam release is via a knob and the knob on the lid. It is the safest I have used as far as not coming into contact with the steam, so I am crushin’ on this just a bit!
- A favorite feature of this particular electric pressure cooker is the LONG cord; most pressure cookers don’t have this.
- The cord is permanently attached.
If you prefer you can use an Instant Pot, another electric pressure cooker, a bit more well-known, but the results will be the same!
Let’s Make 5 Electric Pressure Cookers Recipes
All five recipes are easy to make, turn out perfectly every single time, and taste great! Enjoy, DANA XO
Pressure Cooker Sausage and Peppers
One of the first recipes I am sharing of all of the electric pressure cooker recipes is a recipe that is my family’s favorite recipe and it doesn’t get any easier than this!
Sausage and peppers are an effortless recipe for any day of the week, and it always turns out perfect. Serve it up on a bun, with pasta, rice, or just as it is! There is no excuse on game days not to have food ready and wait because the cooking time on this is quick!
Pressure Cooker 3 Bean Minestrone Soup
Protein and fiber in a bowl that is yummy bite after bite!
Do you love minestrone soup but hate how long it takes to make it on a stove or in a Dutch oven? The electric pressure cooker recipe is so easy, and the soup is divine! Serve the minestrone soup with some breadsticks, lots of Parmesan crackers, and a salad!
Pressure Cooker Meatballs with Sauce
Yes, you can make delicious Italian meatballs in an electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot Pressure Cooker). This is one of our favorite recipes out of the electric pressure cooker recipes because there’s not much effort other than rolling the meatball, and the flavor is Oh Em, GEE, Delicious!
Who said meatballs had to cook all day to be YUM! Not me, because you can cook them in about 9 minutes, that’s faster than you can boil water and make the pasta, right? The recipe for the Italian meatballs is a recipe handed down from generation to generation in my family! You’ll make meatballs sandwiches all week!
Pressure Cooker Mac n Cheese
Of our five electric pressure cooker recipes we are sharing with you today, this side can be a meal or a side, and it is so tasty and versatile!
Do you love mac and cheese but hate heating the oven and waiting an hour for the best taste? Leave the oven closed, grab the simple ingredients, and let your electric pressure cooker do the heavy lifting for your mac and cheese. No boiling is required, but you will have a rich and flavorful pressure cooker mac n cheese.
Pressure Cooker Poultry
Of all of our favorite electric pressure cooker recipes, this is our favorite because making chicken in a pressure cooker is a fail-safe situation! Using the recipe for pressure cooker chicken, you’ll discover, yummy, fall-of-the-bones chicken is Chicken cooks in this pressure cooker recipe at the rate of about 1 pound per 6 minutes!
Other Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes (Instant Pot Pressure Cooker ) To Try
Need more inspiration from other pots that I have tried out?
- Check out my Meat Sauce and Pasta
- Ham in my Instant Pot
- Check out my Ribs; I cooked 8# of ribs in an hour.
- Chinese spicy ribs
Want a few tips and tricks and to learn how to make a sling for your pressure cooker?
Celebrate a new food for the next five days using our easy electric pressure cooker recipes (which you can use in your Instant Pot pressure cooker too) because you can easily cook with an electric pressure cooker any day of the week, and not wait for the weekends to have fast and easy meals!
Make sure to come back and tell me in the comment section what meal you tried, what you changed, and if you have other suggestions for recipes we might have missed! ~ Dana XO
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