10 Surprising Recipes You Can Make in the Pressure Cooker

We often use the pressure cooker to cook stews, braised beef, chili, etc. But we forget that this small appliance can cook more than just your favourite cold-weather dishes. Here are 10 surprising, maybe unusual, recipes to make with this machine that you can enjoy year-round.

1. Applesauce

We adore applesauce, especially when apple season rolls around! This pressure cooker version will simplify the recipe preparation, which takes only three steps.

2. Homemade Yogurt or Greek Yogurt

Two ingredients, one pressure cooker… That is literally all you need to make your own homemade yogurt. It will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator.

3. Mushroom Risotto

Got a passion for risotto? We suggest making this dish in the pressure cooker, which means you’ll spend less time over a hot stove and more time savouring it. Simply delightful!

4. Cheesecake

The perfect creamy texture is achieved when baking cheesecake in the pressure cooker. Did you ever even think you could use this small appliance to bake desserts?

5. Black Bean Quesadillas

The black bean filling is best enjoyed the next day, as it has more time to absorb the flavours. The perfect recipe to make ahead of time for a busy weeknight!

6. Hard-Boiled Eggs

The thing we love most about cooking eggs in the pressure cooker is how super easy it is to peel them afterwards. And when you’re making a big batch of egg salad for your kids’ lunches, this will be a huge blessing!

7. Lentil and Squash Curry

A vegetarian pressure cooker recipe is always welcome! This one is the perfect example of a dump dinner: Simply put all your ingredients in one pot and cook them using the Bean function.

8. Irish Oatmeal

Cook oatmeal in the pressure cooker once, and you’ll cook it in the pressure cooker always! Quick, efficient and even tastier than the regular kind, you’ll be won over by this cooking method after just one bite.

9. Hot and Sour Tofu Soup

We already really like the Soup function of the pressure cooker, but when it comes time to make a restaurant-worthy hot and sour broth, we actually love it!

10. Sticky Toffee Pudding

Yes, you can make tasty desserts in the pressure cooker, like this sticky toffee pudding. Pressure cooking helps the cake bake uniformly and its crumb becomes both dense and moist. It has everything going for it to become your new favourite classic.

Looking for more quick and easy recipes to prepare using your RICARDO pressure cooker? Check out our selection of recipes to help put it to good use all year long.