Instant Pot recipes everybody should know: Hard-boiled eggs, rotisserie duck and more

You already know that a Instant Pot can be used to make a far-reaching operation of dishes, though there’s some-more than usually stew, chili and soup. You can make hard-“boiled” eggs, bread, cake and “rotisserie” duck in a consternation cooker, too.

Read some-more on Chowhound: How to use a Instant Pot to make your life easier

Pressure baked hard-boiled eggs

In a pressure cooker we can’t technically boil eggs, though we can steam them. This comes with a graphic advantage: The shells trip right off when we flay a eggs. This is illusory for creation large batches of deviled eggs or your weekday breakfast.


An Instant Pot can fit around 8 eggs during a time.

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Here’s how to vigour prepare your eggs so that they come out like hard-boiled eggs. 

  1. Put 1 crater of H2O in a middle pot.
  2. Place a bubbling shelve inside a middle pot. Gently lay a eggs on a bubbling rack. (I baked 4 during a time, though we could simply fit eight.)
  3. Secure a lid and flip a valve to Sealing.
  4. Press a Pressure Cook button and set a time to 5 minutes. 
  5. When a timer is up, let it lay for 10 minutes.
  6. Turn a valve to Venting.
  7. When a vigour boyant pops, open a pot and delicately mislay your eggs. When you’re prepared to flay them, a shells should trip right off.

Read more: What all a buttons on your Instant Pot mean


The bombard slid right off. Now time for a lurch of salt!

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There are dual ways we can use your present pot to make bread. You can use it to explanation brew quickly, or we we can use it to make moist, tasty discerning breads. 

To proof, you’ll need to supplement a brew to a pot, press a Yogurt button and use Low mode.


My brew doubled in distance in usually 24 minutes.

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Making discerning bread is a small some-more complicated. Here’s a step-by-step beam to proofing and cooking bread regulating your Instant Pot.

‘Rotisserie’ chicken

Of course, duck can’t stagger in your Instant Pot. You can get a prepare that comes unequivocally tighten to rotisserie in usually 45 minutes. It even has a crispy skin!


Grab a leg and flip carefully.

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Here’s how:

  1. Prep your duck for cooking by rubbing it down with a oil and spices of your choice.
  2. With a lid off, preheat your Instant Pot by dire a Saute button. Tap adjust until a Saute duty is set to More. 
  3. Add a integrate tablespoons of oil to a pot. Then, supplement a chicken, breast-side down. You wish a low brown, that customarily takes 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat these stairs on a other side, regulating tongs to flip a chicken.
  4. Remove a duck from a Instant Pot and set aside. Then, place a bubbling shelve in a middle pot. Add a crater of duck batch and lapse a duck to a pot. It should be sitting on tip of a rack.
  5. Lock a lid and set a opening to Sealing. Press a Pressure Cook button and set a timer to 25 minutes. 
  6. When a cooking is done, let a Instant Pot depressurize naturally. This should take about 15 minutes.
  7. Once we have private a chicken, let it lay for 5 mins before eating.

This duck falls right off a bone.

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‘Bake’ a cake

You can make a steamed cake most like discerning bread. The advantages of creation it in your Instant Pot are that a cake is impossibly wet and fudgy, creation it a ideal messenger for a dip of ice cream.


Instant Pot cake right before we put a lid on a pot.

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All we need to do is prep a boxed cake or your favorite cake recipe and follow these directions:

  1. Grease and flour a coffee can. 
  2. Pour a cake brew into a coffee can. Make certain to usually fill it 2/3 of a approach to concede for rising.
  3. Place a steamer shelve upside down in a middle pot and supplement 6 cups of water.
  4. Place a coffee can into a middle pot, afterwards cover with a buttered aluminum foil square. 
  5. Turn a valve to Sealing
  6. Turn off a Warming button, lock a lid, and set Pressure Cook to 40 minutes. 
  7. Do a healthy recover of vigour for 10 mins or until a Instant Pot is prepared to open.

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Want some-more Instant Pot tips? Here’s how to modify delayed cooker recipes to Instapot recipes.

You can also breathe new life into your Instant Pot with these cleaning tips.

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