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10 Most-Pinned Pressure Cooker Recipes of 2017

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Mason jar crafts and post-workout snacks aren't the only trends people are pinning like crazy nowadays. Year over year, Pinterest has experienced a staggering 691 percent rise in saves for pressure cooker recipes. (Yeah, meals that come about with the help of that self-regulating hot pot you've been meaning to get your paws on.)

Given there are more than two million pressure cooker recipes on the social media site, our friends at Pinterest clued us into the top ten most-pinned recipes that called for the hot pot as of October 2017. Isn't this the perfect time to find out what all these pinners are raving about? Try the time-saving recipes below and then don't miss our 35 Slow Cooker Recipes for Weight Loss for more set-it-and-forget-it fare.

Banana French Toast

Instant pot French toast
Living Locurto/Pinterest

Pins saved: over 4,000

Why use a pan when you can whip up a batch of fruity french toast in your pressure cooker? This indulgent breakfast calls for cubed French bread, maple syrup, magnesium-packed pecans, and energy-boosting bananas. Short on time? The nostalgic a.m. dish is ready in just 20 minutes, so you can squeeze in the most important meal before beginning your day.


Instant pot applesauce
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Pins saved: over 6,000

This sweet and tart cinnamon-spiced recipe will completely reinvent your idea of applesauce. Whether you smear it onto toast, stuff it into your pies, sweeten your oatmeal with it, or just devour the stuff with a spoon, this childhood favorite is sure to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth.

Mac & Cheese

Mac and cheese

Pins saved: over 15,000

With a surfeit of mac and cheese renditions out there, we can't say we weren't a bit skeptical about the comfort food classic that calls for a pressure cooker. That is until we read this winning recipe. Rather than waiting for salted water to boil and the elbows to cook, this simplified version requires you to just throw all the ingredients into the hot pot, which renders an incredibly creamy lunch that's ready in just 10 minutes!


I Don't Have Time For That!/Pinterest

Pins saved: over 25,000

If you're in need of a quick and healthy pasta recipe, look no further than this instant pot goulash. It's brimming with lutein-filled tomatoes, bacteria-fighting garlic, and blood sugar-regulating onions. Upgrade this satiating meal by replacing wheat elbows with your favorite pulse pasta.

Sweet Potatoes

Instant pot sweet potatoes
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Pins saved: over 26,000

We love sweet potatoes for their impressive fiber count (four grams per cup) and a plethora of phytonutrients; so when we stumbled upon this popular pick, we couldn't help but add it to our weekly rotation. If the long baking time usually deters you from pairing this sweet tater with your dinner protein more often, you'll be pleased to know that this recipe is done in just about 20 minutes!

Red Beans and Rice

Red beans and rice
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Pins saved: over 27,000

Make the switch from Zatarain's to homemade with this easy-to-follow pressure cooker meal. The chicken andouille sausage adds robust flavor and a protein punch while the garlic and onion work their anti-inflammatory magic. The best part: You don't even have to pre-soak the beans!

Pot Roast

Pot roast
Gluten Free Pressure Cooker/Pinterest

Pins saved: over 37,000

Whether you're hosting a celebratory dinner or seeking a hearty weeknight meal, this fall-apart pot roast will do the trick. Pair the tender protein with a side of roasted potatoes and crunchy string beans for a balanced dish the whole family will adore.

Beef and Broccoli

Beef and broccoli
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Pins saved: over 55,000

Rather than relying on takeout when you've endured a long day at the office, try setting and forgetting this delicious beef and broccoli. Packed with muscle-building protein from the beef and filling fiber from the veggies, this meal will satisfy Asian grub cravings without ballooning your belly.

French Dip Sandwich

French dip sandwich
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Pins saved: over 60,000

Thinly-sliced, tender beef coated in gooey cheese and sandwiched between a buttery French baguette—what's not to love? Plus, the pressure cooker renders a satisfying amount of au jus for your dipping pleasure.

Fall-Off-The-Bone Chicken

Tender instant pot chicken
Healing Gourmet/Pinterest

Pins saved: over 82,000

Hungry and in a hurry? This healthy meal will become your new go-to. The pressure cooker renders unbelievably tender meat that'll fall off your fork and melt in your mouth. Not to mention, the chicken is seasoned with metabolism-revving black pepper and bold flavors such as thyme and paprika, justifying this pick's impressive popularity. If you're a fan of this most-pinned meal, don't miss our 35 Healthy Chicken Recipes for Weight Loss.

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April Benshosan, MS
April is a born-and-raised Brooklynite who has a passion for all things health, wellness, and tastebud-related. Read more about April