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Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Time Chart

Ok so I wanted a free printable pressure cooker time chart to know how long meat and beans took to cook but couldn’t find any so I made these Instant Pot cooking times charts for you myself! If you’re wondering how long it takes to steam vegetables in your pressure cooker I have a great guide for you to refer to and print out.

Pressure Cooker Time Chart

I kept looking on the Instant Pot website when I first opened the box with my fancy pressure cooker in it. I was clueless as to how long to cook meat and other foods. I wanted a quick printable pressure cooker time chart for each category so I could keep them on hand. This and more found on my Instant Pot recipes page! (affiliate links present, originally published 8/18)

Instant Pot Time Chart

Listing the most common foods (frozen and fresh) I tend to cook on a free printable sheet, I am now sharing them with all of you too.

If you do have the air fryer lid now you can also grab this air fryer frozen food cook times cheat sheet as well. A great way to add yet another function to your multi cooker pot.

If you are new to pressure cooking we have a lot of easy one pot meal recipes for you here. To begin with let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have (a 6 quart) and use for all recipe creations.

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It definitely takes a fraction of time to cook all foods in your Instant Pot vs slow cooker . That makes it perfect for busy families like us. But how long to cook each thing is a bit of a mystery when you first start out.

Pressure Cooker Time Chart

Of course the times on these charts are estimates as vegetables and meat especially comes in a variety of sizes. The nice thing is it is totally okay to start with the estimated time. Then if you check the food in your pressure cooker and you find that your Instant Pot artichokes aren’t done quite enough.

Just put the lid back on, close the steam valve, and put them in for a minute or two longer!

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Pressure Cooker Time Chart PDF

Cooking in general is very subjective when it comes to tenderness for both vegetables and meat in my opinion.

I like my veggies on the firmer side of things so when I see a time chart for broccoli for example I err on the side of the shorter time and adjust from there a minute or so depending on how many heads I am cooking at one time.

Here are a few Instant Pot accessories I think are handy to have to cook:

  1. Instant Pot Vegetable Steamer
  2. 7″ springform cake pan – I use this for cakes and some savory recipes
  3. Angel food cake pan that fits inside a 6 or 8 qt. Instant Pot
  4. 6 c. bundt pan that fits into a 6 or 8 qt. Instant Pot

I just bought these Instant Pot mini mitts that have come in handy to get things out easier

best instant pot accessories

Free pressure cooker time chart printable

Here is an example of when I used the bean chart to make no soak Instant Pot baked beans.

Here is an example of when I used the pressure cooker meat time chart to make this Instant Pot pulled pork recipe.

how long to cook vegetables in instant pot

You can place potatoes on a trivet just as well as putting them in a vegetable steamer basket, but smaller vegetables don’t work as well that way and it is really handy to have a basket that keeps everything contained.

The one above comes with an extendable handle as well so it is easier to pull out and not get your fingers too warm!

The pans above are great if you are cooking desserts in your Instant Pot, or something like my Instant Pot breakfast casserole where you want it to come out in one pretty piece for serving purposes, the springform pan is great for that.

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Mary Milne

Wednesday 19th of October 2022

I am still confused with IPP and times listed on various foods. When the timer is set on my 8qt Duo Instant Pot Plus, the timer doesn't count down when pressures rise. Sometimes goes straight to burn unless I set my own personal timer to check foods? Is this normal... I thought if I cooked say Brussel Sprouts 2-3 mins unit would shut off in that time?

The Typical Mom

Wednesday 19th of October 2022

when time is up it doesn't shut off, just the pressure will start to very slowly release. It is still under high pressure though so you have to release the pressure valve when time is up and unplug machine

Alice Soden

Sunday 3rd of November 2019

My timer goes only to 30 then back to 1 ,I was sure when my recipe said to cook for 55 to 60 minutes, was cooking a pot roast ,would I add 30 to the 20 that show on cook time ?

The Typical Mom

Monday 4th of November 2019

What type of pot do you have


Tuesday 14th of May 2019

Hello! I would like to get the free printout for meat and vegetables, etc., please. Do you send those via email? Thank you. Ronda


Monday 17th of February 2020


The Typical Mom

Wednesday 15th of May 2019

There is a link to all of them in this post. Blue links lead you there.

Suzanne Moody

Monday 29th of April 2019

What length of time do yo recommend for 1 1/2 inch to 2 inch thick boneless pork chops (not stuffed)?


Thursday 14th of March 2019

Thank You

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