Robert Rose – 175 Best Instant Pot Recipes

robert-rose-instant-pot I love my Instant Pot! It has it’s forever home right there in my kitchen! I use it to make homemade yogurt – so simple! Just made up a batch yesterday and made up three flavors; coconut, peanut butter (yup – hubby’s request!), and cinnamon & brown sugar! Tomorrow, once my sour cherries are thawed, I’m going to try a cherry yogurt! I also have used it to make applesauce out of the apples from our tree – 8 minute cooking time – love it! And then there’s fresh garden beets! They were small ones so they only took 12 minutes – and then they are soooo easy to peel! I’ll never cook a beet another way again!

Needless to say, when Robert Rose offered me the “175 Best Instant Pot Recipes“, I’m kind of surprised you all didn’t hear me cheer! Haha! Yup, I was excited! More ideas for how to use it and I wouldn’t have to Google how to convert the recipe to a pressure cooker! And once again, Robert Rose, via author Marilyn Haugen, did not disappoint!

You see, a lot of people get into a bit of rut and just think that pressure cookers are only good for cooking meat or for cooking veggies etc. But no. If you look at the table of contents to this cookbook you’ll find Breakfasts, Soups Stews & Chilis, Main Courses, Side Dishes, Entertaining & Special Occasions and Desserts & Snacks! Yes, the Instant Pot really can rise to any occasion!

The other night we thoroughly enjoyed the Moo Shu Pork in Lettuce Wraps! Two thirds of my kids gobbled them down, which is pretty good in terms of kid palates. Check out the recipe – but be prepared – it’s yummy!  And the leftovers are great on top of more coleslaw salad with coleslaw salad dressing!  MMM-good!

Moo Shu Pork in Lettuce Wraps

Sauté + manual pressure

This dish is savory, sweet, salty and crunchy, all wrapped up in lettuce leaves for a mouthwatering dish that is hard to resist

11⁄2 lbs pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips Kosher salt and freshly ground 
black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
3 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp sesame oil
8 oz shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
1⁄4 cup ready-to-use beef broth
1 bag (14 oz/400 g) shredded 1
 coleslaw mix
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 bunch green onions (about 4), 1
 thinly sliced, divided
12 Bibb lettuce leaves
Additional hoisin sauce (optional)

1. Season pork with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, combine garlic, hoisin sauce and vinegar. Add pork and let stand for 10 minutes.

2. Press Sauté; the indicator will read “Normal.” When the display says “Hot,” add oil to the pot and heat until shimmering. Working in batches, use tongs to transfer marinated pork to the pot; reserve marinade. Cook pork, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until just browned on all sides. Transfer pork to a plate.

3. Add mushrooms to the pot and cook, stirring, for 4 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir in coleslaw mix and soy sauce. Press Cancel.

4. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing. Press Manual; the indicator will read “High Pressure.” Use the button to decrease the time on the display to 3 minutes.

5. When the timer beeps, press Cancel and turn the steam release handle to Venting. When the float valve drops down, remove the lid.

6. Stir in the reserved marinade. Return pork to the pot, along with any accumulated juices and half the green onions. Press Sauté and cook, stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes or until just a hint of pink remains inside pork and sauce is slightly thickened.

7. Spoon pork mixture onto lettuce leaves and sprinkle with the remaining green onions. Serve with additional hoisin sauce, if desired.


Hoisin sauce can be found in the Asian food section of the grocery store. It is a full-flavored sauce that goes well in a variety of dishes.  For a crunchy and flavorful variation, substitute a broccoli slaw mix for the traditional coleslaw mix.

instant-pot-1I have also made steel-cut oats in the Instant Pot several times. I still cannot believe that something that normally takes about 20-30 minutes on the stove top takes a mere 3 minutes on high pressure, then once you stir in some chia seeds and such, you let it sit for another 5 minutes to thicken. And the consistency was perfect for how our family enjoys their oatmeal! Finally I’m using my steel-cut oats! There’s another steel-cut oat recipe that I’d like to try – with strawberries and cream! Sounds like a yummy breakfast to me!

One of the things I really like about this cookbook is that each recipe gives me the details I want quickly. On the left hand side of the page it tells you how many servings it makes, which Instant Pot function(s) it uses, the ingredients, and then some tips. I really like that I don’t have to read the entire recipe only to find out it’s using the slow cooker function and I don’t have time for that because it’s already 4:30! The tips are also very beneficial, especially if you’re like me and haven’t used the pressure cooker for a lot of different recipes! We can all use all the tips we can get, can’t we?

Once again, Robert Rose has thrilled me with a cookbook I can use for years to come. I can’t wait to try more of the recipes – and if you haven’t had a cheesecake baked in a pressure cooker, you really need to try one! The variety in this cookbook is excellent – from Crustless Bacon Broccoli Quiche to the Tangy Black Bean and Heirloom Tomato Salad to the White Bean and Garlic Dip to the Lemon Mousse with Mixed Berries. The versatility and simplicity the Instant Pot provides makes cooking a bit more fun! I just need to get a second sealing ring so that my savory dishes don’t taste like my sweet ones and vice versa! Ha!

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We have one copy of “175 Best Instant Pot Recipes” up for grabs, straight from Robert Rose! Please use the entry form below, contest ends September 30th, 2016. Open to Canada only, please.

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  1. I have not used one myself, my mom had one way back..scared us but she made great meals in it!

  2. I totally need this book to go along with my Instant Pot!! my favourite dish to make is spahgetti but I would like to expand more and make a lot more in it than what I do now!!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Yes, in fact I have two and I love them. My mother always used one and so I had one too, however I discovered that it wasn’t always big enough when preparing a meal for 9 people so I bought a second one. Neither is programmable though, nor electric so I’d love to try out one of those.

  4. Yes I had a pressure cooker for many years and loved making steamed puddings in it!

  5. Not personally, but my aunt does. She would love this cookbook. My belly would reap the benefits.

  6. Rosanne Robinson says:

    No, I haven’t ever used a pressure cooker, but would like to try it.

  7. Wayne Lecoy says:

    It would be great to win a copy of
    175 BEST INSTANT POT RECIPES By Marilyn Haugen
    from Robert Rose Books.
    In response to your question of
    Have you ever used a pressure cooker?
    Yes i have used a pressure cooker.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  8. I have never used a pressure cooker. They scare me a little but I think they have come a long way and I would love to cook with one!

  9. I used one years ago but i have never owned one

  10. I haven’t used one yet, but I have one on the way from amazon, after so many ppl have told me how great the new ones are.

  11. I have never used a pressure cooker but I would like to give it a try.

  12. I have never used a pressure cooker.

  13. Christine Holliday says:

    I used to use a pressure cooker quite often and really would like to start up again.

  14. Caryn Coates says:

    Yes we use one every so often

  15. This sounds like a good book to have.I am going to check it out on Amazon.Thanks for the great post.

  16. I havent tried an instant pot yet. The book sounds awesome

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