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Are you looking for a super simple cheat sheet for Instant Pot cooking times? I’ve got you covered! Here are some of the best tips on preparing foods in your Instant Pot so you don’t overcook your food!

This printable Instant Pot cooking times PDF will give you a quick and easy rundown on the times that you should cook certain foods. This makes using your Instant Pot even better than ever before!

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Instant Pot Cooking Times

Instant Pot Cooking Times

Using the Instant Pot is pretty simple to do but why not make it even easier? You can take this simple conversion sheet and make it work for cooking in the Instant Pot. From cooking meats to cooking seafood, you’ll love that you can literally cook anything that you want. It’s the best of the best worlds when you can use your Instant Pot for one-pot cooking.

Can we just stop and appreciate how simple cooking in the Instant Pot is? Seriously. It’s the perfect gift from appliance creators that none of us knew we needed. When it comes to cooking in the kitchen, it’s time to check out this simple printable Instant Pot cooking times sheet.

I’ve made it as simple as possible for you and put as many conversion cooking times on one sheet! Have fun with your Instant Pot know that you know how easy it is to convert!

Instant Pot Cooking Times printable including meats, vegetables, and beans.
Instant Pot Cooking Times

Meats

The Instant Pot is amazing for pressure cooking large or tough meat cuts to perfection in half the time it would take on the stovetop and even less. Use this chart for cooked meats with a perfect texture and very little effort!

Keep in mind the cooking time is per pound so multiply it with the weight of your meat to see how long it takes until it’s ready.

MEATSTIME/LBRELEASE
Whole Chicken (2-2.5 kg)8 minNatural
Chicken Breast (Boneless)6-8 minQuick
Chicken Pieces (w/Bones)10-15 minQuick
Chicken Thighs (w/Bones)12 minQuick
Chicken Wings5-7 minNatural
Chicken Breast (Boneless)6-8 minQuick
Stewing Beef20 minNatural
Beef Oxtail40-50 minNatural
Beef Brisket | roast | steak (small)15-20 minQuick
Beef Brisket | roast | steak (large)20-25 minQuick
Beef Meatballs5 minQuick
Beef Shank25-30 minQuick
Beef Ribs20-25 minQuick
Pork Ribs15-20 minNatural
Pork Sausage10-15 minQuick
Pork Tenderloin7-9 minQuick
Pork Butt Roast15 minQuick
Pork Chops Bone-in | Boneless4-5 minQuick
Ham (Picnic Shoulder)8 minQuick
Turkey Breast (Whole)20-25 minQuick
Turkey Breast (Boneless)7-9 minQuick
Turkey Drumstick15-20 minQuick
Lamb Shank30 minNatural
Stewing Lamb12-15 minNatural
Leg Of Lamb15 minNatural
Instant Pot Cooking Times For Meats

Vegetables

The Instant Pot can be a life saver when you need to put dinner on the table fast. Use this chart to cook your favorite veggies fast and easy!

VEGETABLESTIMERELEASE
Carrots (whole)3-5 minNatural
Carrots (sliced)1-2 minQuick
Broccoli Florets1 minQuick
Brussels Sprouts (whole)1 minQuick
Cabbage1 minQuick
Corn On The Cob1 minQuick
Potato (cubed)1 minQuick
Potato Whole (small)3-5 minQuick
Potato Whole (large)20-25 minNatural
Sweet Potato (cubed)1 minNatural
Butternut Squash (sliced)1-2 minQuick
Eggplant (sliced or cubed)3-4 minQuick
Collard Greens3-5 minQuick
Instant Pot Cooking Times For Vegetables

Seafood

Fish and seafood cook really fast and they’re wonderful to pair with veggies that have similar pressure cooking times. Can you believe this Instant Pot Jambalaya is ready in under 30 minutes with the prep time included?

Consult the cooking times for veggies and the one for seafood to find your favorite combinations for a quick and delicious meal.

SEAFOODTIMERELEASE
Shrimp1-3 minQuick
Crab (whole)2-3 minQuick
Salmon Fillets4 minQuick
Calamari20-23 minQuick
Mussels1-2 minQuick
Instant Pot Cooking Times For Fish And Seafood

Beans & Legumes

Cooking beans and legumes is definitely one of my favorite uses for the Instant Pot. This Instant Pot taco soup is a wonderful hearty meal that’s on my go-to list of comfort foods and I’m sure you’ll love it too!

BEANS & LEGUMESTIME
(DRY | SOAKED)
RATIO
(BEANS | LIQUID)
Lima Beans12-14 min | 16-10 min1:3
Black Beans20-25 min | 6-8 min1:3
Pinto Beans25-30 min | 6-9 min1:3
Kidney Beans15-20 min | 7-8 min1:3
Cannelini Beans30-35 min | 6-9 min1:3
Red Lentils1-2 min | n/a1:3
Brown Lentils8-10 min | n/a1:3
Chickpeas35-40 | 10-15 min1:3
Instant Pot Cooking Times For Beans & Legumes

Rice & Grains

Thanks to the Instant Pot, rice-based dishes like these amazing Instant Pot stuffed peppers are perfectly cooked in under 10 minutes. This certainly gives fast-food a whole new meaning!

RICE & GRAINSTIMERATIO
White Rice4 min1:1
Jasmine Rice4-6 min1:3
Brown Rice20-22 min1:3
Wild Rice20-25 min1:1
Quinoa1 min1:1
Quick Cooking Oats1 min1:2
Steel Cut Oats10 min1:2
Instant Pot Cooking Times For Rice And Grains

Why It Works

  • This Instant Pot printable works because it shows you how easy it is to change cooking times to work for your Instant Pot.
  • You’ll love knowing your Instant Pot meat cooking times! No need to spend time researching online!
  • This Instant Pot Cook times cheat sheet teaches you all the tips and tricks!

Creative Ways to Use These Printables

  • Print and laminate – Seriously, once you print this sheet once, just laminate it and hang it on the fridge. That way, it’s good to go and you don’t have to worry about fills, spills, or tears!
  • Take with you when you travel – I’m the type of person that takes my Instant Pot with me for longer travels. Don’t make fun of it! It really works. Cooking in the hotel room and having homemade food is always a good idea!
  • Hang in your spice cabinet – Since you’re always going to be looking for spices to add to your meals, hang up this printable in the spice cabinet so that you can grab it when you need it.

How It Works

This list of Instant Pot times is as simple as printing off and using. Add some magnets to the back and hang them on your fridge. I love to keep this in a handy place where I can grab it, read it, and reference it anytime that I need it. It’s the perfect resource to make all my Instant Pot meals perfect.

Where to get This Printable Instant Pot Times Sheet

All you have to do is grab the cooking times cheat sheet here. It’s as simple as downloading, printing, and using! Get your Instant Pot Cooking Times Printable!

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Instant Pot Cheat Sheet

FAQs

Is it free to download these printables?

Yes, it is free to download and print any printable from our site. Just know this is for personal use only. You can not sell these printables as your own.

Is an Instant Pot a faster way to cook?

It is! This is why it’s so important to know the right cooking times for your Instant Pot recipes. The time you need to cook meats for your air fryer is not the same time for your Instant Pot.

Can an Instant Pot cook meats from frozen?

You bet. In fact, you’ll see some of that information on the printable meat cooking sheet! I love using my Instant Pot for this very reason because it means that I don’t have to stress when I don’t have everything ready and planned out for the day. I can’t tell you how many times it’s saved me!

How much quicker does my Instant Pot cook food than a slow cooker?

An Instant Pot cooks food literally 70% faster than most other types of cooking methods! If you don’t believe me, you have to start cooking with your Instant Pot to see for yourself!

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