Ok so I wanted a free printable pressure cooker time chart to know how long meat and beans took to cook in my Instant Pot but couldn’t find any so I made them 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.
I kept looking on the Instant Pot website when I first opened the box with my fancy pressure cooker in it because 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. Listing the most common foods (frozen and fresh) I tend to cook and put them on free printable sheets for myself. Now sharing them with you. Just one more resource on my Instant Pot recipes page!
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.
After a few recipes I will say that you can gage things a lot better and after a while you won’t need a pressure cooker time chart really. You might need one now though.
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!
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:
- Instant Pot Vegetable Steamer
- 7″ springform cake pan – I use this for cakes and some savory recipes
- Angel food cake pan that fits inside a 6 or 8 qt. Instant Pot
- 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
Here are 3 free pressure cooker time chart printables for you to print and keep handy!
- Instant Pot cooking times for meat – using pressure high setting
- Free printable Instant Pot cooking times for beans – using bean button
- Printable Instant Pot cooking times for vegetables – using pressure high setting
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.
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.