Book Review: Instant Pot Cookbook by Jennifer Smith

Instant Pot Cookbook by Jennifer Smith

500 Recipes Quick & Easy

 CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 20, 2018)


Enjoy these 500 Recipes for Any Budget.

Recipes are listed step by step in a clear and understandable manner.

With this cookbook, you will cook better, tastier and faster meals for yourself and your family.

In this cookbook, you will discover…

  • Amazing meals the whole family will love.
  • Recipes for vegetarians anyone will enjoy.
  • Most recipes made for anyone with a busy lifestyle.
  • Detailed ingredient lists and precise cooking times so each dish turns out perfect.
  • Easy-to-follow instructions on making each dish in an Instant Pot.
  • Helpful tips and tricks on how to make each meal one your whole family will request time and time again.
  • Plus much more helpful information.

Eating is meant to be a shared experience and is a great time for family members to catch up with each other’s day. A good meal gets them to the dinner table every time.





Packed with recipes. Presented in the most basic layout. No pictures, no nutritional info. Most recipes use ingredients that are on hand or easy to find at the store. I have found quite a few recipes to try. Table of contents organized by main ingredient (grains, rice, beans, egg, chicken, turkey, duck, beef, pork, lamb, seafood, pasta, side dishes, stocks & sauces, soups, vegetables, desserts). Recipes are easy to follow with step by step instructions and clear settings to use.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (February 12, 2020)


About the Author


Jennifer Smith is a cook with extensive work experience of more than 10 years in USA and UK restaurants. She uses both traditional ways of making dishes, and advanced techniques using the pressure cooker Instant Pot.



5 thoughts on “Book Review: Instant Pot Cookbook by Jennifer Smith

  1. I am really pleased with Jennifer’s Instant Pot cookbook. Have a question though…there are several recipes that call for a “manual setting” that is not on the front panel. Please advise. Many thanks!

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    1. I believe older model pots have a Manual button. Newer pots it is Pressure Cook button.
      I have the following button tips (not sure where I got the info from tho). I haven’t used my pot a lot yet, but so far I’ve only used the Pressure Cook button regardless of what I’m making (I’ve made soups and boiled eggs all with the Pressure button and not the soup or egg buttons)

      There are really only three buttons you need to know when you are just starting out with pressure cooking:
      Manual/Pressure Cook. This button is where the magic happens—if a recipe says to cook at High Pressure, this is the button you need. Just press it, then use the [+] and [-] buttons to change the cook time. After a brief pause, the Instant Pot will beep to tell you it’s beginning the pressure cooking process. (The exact name of this button depends on your model of Instant Pot.) Some Instant Pots, such a the Duo Evo Plus have a start button that you’ll need to press to start the cooking process.
      Sauté. Press the Sauté button to brown meats, sauté vegetables, and simmer ingredients in the pressure cooking pot. Adjust Sauté to less for simmer, normal to sauté and more for browning.
      Keep Warm/Cancel. Use this button to cancel a function or to turn off your Instant Pot.


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