Today, we are sharing our latest installment in our series of Instant Pot cookbook reviews. We love sharing recipes with you, but we’re also eager to share great written resources as the Instant Pot grows in popularity, and more cookbooks or guides are on the market. In this post, we’re featuring authors, Kristy Bernardo, Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri, Amy Rains and Stefanie Bundalo’s cookbook, The Big Book of Instant Pot Recipes.
About the cookbook
We’ve become a culture expecting our meals to made quickly and very little cleanup. The Instant Pot continues to be the method of choice in tasty meals prepared at home amidst busy lives. Common ingredients all thrown into one pot and magically transformed into a complete meal in under an hour.
Four of your favorite authors have banded together to bring you this must-have collection of Instant Pot® recipes that showcases the versatility and ease that a multi-function cooker can bring to your kitchen. This is your one-stop-shop for crowd-pleasing mains, hearty soups and stews, fresh and vibrant sides, and homemade sauces.
In this book, there are a variety of flavors and dishes from breakfast to dinner, and sides to dessert, all using wholesome ingredients in the process. The majority of the recipes found in this book can be made in less than 45 minutes, and are truly one-pot meals.
What we love about this cookbook
This book lives up to its name. It boasts 240 recipes in the course of 500+ pages including vegan, paleo, and gluten-free options. It’s handy that each recipe has a symbol at the top to inform the reader about the category of diet. What’s impressive about the book is the collaboration of recipe developers. It doesn’t feel forced or imbalanced. The recipes have a unity that it seems like everyone came together with the same goal. Each recipe can stand on its own without taking too much spotlight. Nothing is boring is the seasoning choices or flavor combinations. Yet, it’s all harmonious as if it’s from the same family kitchen who just loves the art of making really good food.
Who is this Instant Pot cookbook for?
Whether you’re an Instant Pot guru, amateur or rookie, this book is for you. There plenty of recipes to keep things interesting with any dietary restriction or choice. It is great for someone who doesn’t want to collect a library of books for each situation. Sometimes you need a gluten-free meal because you have a guest who requires a gluten-free menu. But you only need it for one meal and not a whole book on the subject. This book has its place for all occasions. It fits well into a weekly rotation of meals while keeping the menu anything but ordinary.
About the cookbook authors
Kristy Bernardo is the author of Cooking from Frozen in Your Instant Pot® and Weeknight Cooking in your Instant Pot®. She’s also the creator of The Wicked Noodle, a cooking blog that features simple cooking. Kristy teaches cooking classes, speaks at conferences and events and appears on local TV and radio cooking shows. She lives in Ashburn, Virginia.
Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri is the author of Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot®, The Art of Great Cooking with Your Instant Pot® and Low-Carb Cooking with Your Instant Pot®, and the founder of the gluten-free cooking blog Recipes to Nourish. She lives with her husband and children in Sacramento, California.
Amy Rains is the author of One-Pot Gluten-Free Cooking and the founder of Wholesomelicious. She has been featured by Country Living, Real Simple, and BuzzFeed, among others. She lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Stefanie Bundalo is the author of Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot® and the founder of Sarcastic Cooking. Her recipes have been featured on Self.com, and she’s worked with a number of liquor companies such as Wave Vodka and Buffalo Trace Distillery to produce recipes that highlight their products. She lives in Homer Glen, Illinois.
Credit: Reprinted with permission from The Big Book of Instant Pot Recipes by Kristy Bernardo, Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri, Amy Rains and Stefanie Bundalo, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019.
Photo © Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri, Amy Rains, Stefanie Bundalo and Donna Crous.