Instant Pot Cheat Sheet Cooking Times – The Homestead Survival

This Instant Pot Cheat Sheet Cooking Times will help you navigate learning how to use your favorite new kitchen appliance.

The Instant Pot is a miracle for those who are not good cookers. It is a quick use and easy to handle with just a touch of a button. However, that’s the problem: there are multiple buttons. It should be easy from what is on the box, but there is now such quick button for everything. Read the manual and it will tell you everything about what is can and cannot do. Here’s a rundown of those powers and what to press.

Instant Pot Cheat Sheet Cooking Times - The Homestead Survival

First of all, the buttons are based on what type of Instant Pot you have. The traditional one has pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, browning, yogurt maker, and warmer. That’s the purpose, plus the button specifically for foods with soup, meat, beans, poultry, rice, and porridge. Then, there is the pre-set, which uses its programmed setting, then the utility button that can change the amount of time and temperature as necessary. Here are some of examples.

Beans:

Black Beans 20-25 Minutes

Black Eyed Peas 20-25 Minutes

Chickpeas 35-40 Minutes

Lentils (green) 15-20 Minutes

Lentils (red, yellow) 15-18 Minutes

Lima 20-25 Minutes

Red Kidney 25-30 Minutes

White Kidney 35-40 Minutes

Navy 25-30 Minutes

Pinto 25-30 Minutes

Peas 15-20 Minutes

Soy 25-30 Minutes

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Vegetables:

Artichokes 8-11 Minutes

Asparagus 1-2 Minutes

Broccoli 1-2 Minutes

Brussels Sprouts 2-3 Minutes

Cabbage 3-4 Minutes

Carrots 2-3 Minutes

Cauliflower 2-3 Minutes

Celery 2-3 Minutes

Corn Kernels 1-2 Minutes

Corn Cobs 3-5 Minutes

Eggplant 3-4 Minutes

Green Beans 2-3 Minutes

Mixed Vegetables 3-4 Minutes

Onions 2-3 Minutes

Pea Pods 1-2 Minutes

Potatoes 12-15 Minutes

Spinach 1-2 Minutes

Sweet Potato 12-15 Minutes

Tomatoes 2-3 Minutes

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Meat: (If meat is frozen…Add 3 Minutes)

Beef Stew Meat 15-20 Minutes

Beef Dressed 20-25 Minutes

Beef Roast 35-40 Minutes

Beef Ribs 25-30 Minutes

Beef Shanks 25-30 Minutes

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Chicken Breasts 8-10 Minutes

Chicken Whole 20-25 Minutes

Chicken Cut Up 10-15 Minutes

Chicken Legs, Drumsticks or Thighs 10-15 Minutes

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Duck Cut Up 10-12 Minutes

Duck Whole 25-30 Minutes

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Ham Shoulder 25-30 Minutes

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Turkey Boneless Breast 15-20 Minutes

Turkey Breast with Bones 25-30 Minutes

Turkey Drumsticks 15-20 Minutes

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Pork Loin Roast 55-60 Minutes

Pork Butt Roast 45-50 Minutes

Pork Ribs 20-25 Minutes

Pork Chops 5-6 Minutes

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Crab 3-4 Minutes

Fish Whole 5-6 Minutes

Fish Fillet 2-3 Minutes

Lobster 3-4 Minutes

Shrimp 1-2 Minutes

Mussels 2-3 Minutes

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Hard Boiled Eggs 4 Minutes

Quick Oats 1 Minute

Steel Cut Oats 10 Minutes

White Rice 4 Minutes

Wild Rice 20 Minutes

Brown Rice 25 Minutes

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Slow Cooker/Crock Pot:

Slow Cooker Time: 10 Hours on Low/ 5 Hours on High = 30 Minutes on High Pressure

Slow Cooker Time: 8 Hours on Low/ 4 Hours on High = 24 Minutes on High Pressure

Slow Cooker Time: 6 Hours on Low/ 3 Hours on High = 18 Minutes on High Pressure

Slow Cooker Time: 4 Hours on Low/ 2 Hours on High = 12 Minutes on High Pressure

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Stove/Oven:

Stove/Oven Time: 2 Hours = 40 Minutes on High Pressure

Stove/Oven Time: 1 1/2 Hours = 30 Minutes on High Pressure

Stove/Oven Time: 1 Hour = 20 Minutes on High Pressure

Stove/Oven Time: 30 Minutes = 10 Minutes on High Pressure

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Recipes with Pasta:

12 Minutes = 4 Minutes on High Pressure then Natural Pressure Release for 5 minutes

9 Minutes = 3 Minutes on High Pressure then Natural Pressure Release for 4 minutes

6 Minutes = 2 Minutes on High Pressure then Natural Pressure Release for 3 minutes

3 Minutes = 1 Minutes on High Pressure then Natural Pressure Release for 2 minutes

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Use NPR (Natural Pressure Release) for soups, starchy dishes, tough cuts of meat.

Use QR (Quick Release) for delicate cuts of meat, pastas, and quick cooking vegetables.

You want to make soup. Press soup and its default will be 30 minutes of high pressure. Touch adjust to add or reduce time, and touch pressure to change it low if needed. With meat, it is the same, but it set at 35 minutes. Then, there is the slow cook mechanism. At regular temperature, it will be on for four hours. You can touch adjust to raise or lower the temperature or add or reduce time by 30 minutes. For rice, it defaults at 12 minutes of low pressure; however, it actually cannot be adjusted. For a customer setting, you will have to use manual.

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