Mouth-Watering Pressure Cooker Recipes

Mouth-Watering Pressure Cooker Recipes

It is a commonly held belief that good food takes time.

Some scowl and pout when some recipes use "waiting" words like: marinate, rest, chill overnight, and roast/bake/braise for ­(insert number) hours... This usually doesn't bother me, but sometimes you just want it all to be faster.

So, I admit it: Never have I ever cooked with a pressure cooker before.

I've never experienced its magic first hand, but I do know some people swear by its capacity to cut cooking times in half while still maintaining drool-worthy quality. To help with my own pressure cooker awakening, I asked our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers to share their favorite pressure cooker recipes for this week's SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).

From dessert to pork, tamales, and chicken, check out this slideshow of pressure cooker recipe submissions from this past week courtesy of our always amazing Culinary Content Network of food bloggers.

Pork Tamales in Banana Leaves

First things first, Galley Pirate is serving up these pork tamales while on a boat.

She makes pork carnitas (in just 45 minutes) then whips up some masa dough and rolls it all up in bananas leaves. The tamales are returned to the pressure cooker for a delicious dinner served on the high seas. For this recipe, click here.

Pressure-Fried Chicken

Donna Currie of Cookistry laughs in the face of danger — not many people would be brave enough to pressurize hot oil! But in 10 minutes, she has sinfully crispy, maddeningly tender fried chicken. For the recipe and method, click here.

Pressure Cooker Sticky Hoisin Ginger Sesame Wings

For this recipe, wings spend just 10 minutes the in the pressure cooker before taken out tossed with a ridiculous mixture of brown sugar, sriracha, ginger, honey, and sesame oil, and then broiled in the oven. For the full recipe, click here.

Pressure Cooker Pork Ragu

This recipe looks amazing, but my favorite part of this post from The Kitchen Whisper is when she describes her Mr. Fantabulous' reaction. She writes, "He stood there looking at me with those gorgeous hazel eyes, bowl in hand as if to say 'Please Mum, may I have some more???' {blink, blink— flex muscles— blink, blink}."

For this recipe, click here.

Pulled Pork in a Pressure Cooker

Mango Tomato's pressure cooker is usually relegated to just cooking beans and rice... but pork is now officially in the repertoire. Check out this recipe for pulled pork on her blog.

The Ultimate Cheesecake For Fall with Pumpkin Spice, Maple, and Pecans

Cookistry celebrates fall-inspired flavors with this little decadent cheesecake made in her pressure cooker. In this recipe, pumpkin cheesecake is baked in a pumpkin-spice Cheerio cereal crust, and then topped with dulce de leche and sprinkled with pecans. For this gorgeous recipe, click here.