Dinner In an Instant Melissa Clark Instant Pot cookbook
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Welcome to Slow Cooker Week! We’re sharing all our favorite Crock Pot recipes, tips, tricks, and advice this week—and including the Instant Pot, of course, since it slow cooks too. Speaking of which…

There’s a reason the amazingly versatile Instant Pot continues to be one of the hottest cooking accessories on the planet. We here at Chowhound have documented the easy-to-use, time-saving wonder’s seemingly infinite culinary applications from rice cooker, to yogurt maker, egg boiler, popcorn popper, the ultimate time saver for stews and braises, and the list goes on and on and on.

Once you’re finished clicking through the links above, look below for a list of some of our favorite cookbooks to further your Instant Pot education.

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“How to Instant Pot” by Daniel Shumski, $11.54 on Amazon


Consider this an introductory course in Instant Pot mastery. Author Daniel Shumski has wisely organized this approachable cookbook by function, with recipes that take advantage of the device’s multiple facets be it “yogurt,” “slow cooker,” or “sauté.” Even experienced users will learn a thing or two about what the Instant Pot has to offer. Whether it’s one-hour chili or quick pickles, fast and fun food is the name of the game here.Buy Now

“The Instant Pot Bible” by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, $15.64 on Amazon


You’ll be singing the praises of this all-encompassing authorized cookbook which features over 350 recipes for every Instant Pot size and model. Not only does “The Instant Pot Bible” cover meals throughout the day from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to desserts and snacks, it also  includes several vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and keto-friendly options to help ensure every eater’s prayers are answered.Buy Now

“Dinner In an Instant” by Melissa Clark, $13.59 on Amazon


Fans of The New York Times food section are no doubt familiar with Melissa Clark, whose accessible and often adventurous recipes always deliver. Here she compiles 75 Instant Pot-friendly options that span the globe. If you want to change up your rice game and go the green Persian route or add some Korean flair to your braised brisket, “Dinner in an Instant” will bring your palate on a trip around the world.Buy Now

“Instantly French” by Ann Mah, $13.79 on Amazon


Say “oui oui” to this Instant Pot cookbook devoted to the Julia Child all-stars. Author Ann Mah covers French favorites from onion soup to crème brulée, but “Instantly French” truly comes in handy when tackling dishes that normally take hours like boeuf bourguignon and cassoulet that can now be prepared in a fraction of the time. Your weeknight meals will never be the same.Buy Now

“The Complete Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook” by Barb Musick, $12.49 on Amazon


This authorized collection of 101 Instant Pot vegan recipes will make the most carnivorous of eaters forget about meat. Each selection includes simple-to-follow instructions with helpful “technique tips” as well as labels that highlight dietary accessibility and budget approximations.Buy Now

“Indian Instant Pot Cookbook” by Urvashi Pitre, $10.49 on Amazon


Indian cuisine has a reputation for taking hours to prepare but Urvashi Pitre has come up with 50 traditional recipes for the Instant Pot that cut that cooking time without sacrificing flavor. Even if you’ve never cooked Indian food before (or for that matter, used an Instant Pot), you’ll be able to master tasty classics such as chicken korma and chana masala with ease. If you’re an appliance junkie, take note: Pitre has a new air fryer cookbook out now.Buy Now

“Instantly Sweet” by Barbara Schieving and Marci Buttars, $8.93 on Amazon


Desserts can often be a pain to get right but “Instantly Sweet” helps alleviate that pressure. Baking savants Barbara Schieving and Marci Buttars highlight the breadth of the Instant Pot’s baking potential with recipes for a variety of pies, cakes, and breads. Even if you’re on a diet, you’ll want to plan a cheat day for sinfully delicious treats such as Vanilla Confetti Cheesecake and Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding that are sure to appeal to your sweet tooth.Buy Now

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David is a food and culture writer based in Los Angeles by way of New York City. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, CBS Local, Mashable, and Gawker.
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