Last Updated on May 2, 2022 by Share My Kitchen
Since you are reading this article, it means that you want to improve your cooking skills and get more from your pressure cooker that need “help” from pressure cooker recipe books.
To help you save your time and effort while looking for the best pressure cookbook, I decided to write this article to share with you top 5 pressure cooker books. This top 5 is based on my experience with some books and several hours research on other customer reviews and website reviews.
Take a look and choose the best book for you.
Top 5 Pressure Cooking Books You Should Try
#1 Miss Vickie’s Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes
This pressure cooker recipe book is written by Vickie Smith, she is a pressure cooker expert who is sharing many useful things about pressure cooking through her website MissVickie.com. And the great thing is that she has gathered her best knowledge about pressure cooker into this book, The Ultimate Pressure Cooker Cookbook.
In this Big Book of Pressure Cooker Recipes, you will find nearly 400 fast, tasty, foolproof recipes. All recipes are in detailed instructions, you will find her sharing many special techniques.
Besides, this book includes in-depth guidance on choosing and using pressure cooker, some like: very detailed pressure cooker instructions, common mistakes in pressure cookery, pressure cooking safety, basic & advanced pressure cooking techniques,…
This recipe book has everything you could need to do with your pressure cooker. So if you have to choose one pressure cooker book, this is my first recommendation.
#2 Great Food Fast – Bob Warden’s Ultimate Pressure Cooker Recipes
This book is written in 2012 by Bob Warden, it was 2012 National Bestseller cookbook, and is still the bestseller pressure cooker recipe book on Amazon.
The author, Bob Warden is a famous man in pressure cookery. He is a successful TV cooking show host, product developer, and QVC manufacturers’ representative. He writes this pressure cooking cookbook, Great Food Fast with desire to redefine pressure cooking all over again.
This book has lots of useful tips, delicious recipes and nutritional information. With just $13 for this book, you will find many great things to do with your pressure cooker.
#3 Pressure Cooker Perfection
If you are a cooking lover, you may know about America’s Test Kitchen. With Pressure Cooker Perfection book from America’s Test Kitchen and, you will find a brilliant range of recipes that completely use the pressure cooker’s full potential. Just a little thing I don’t really like from this book is some general information about pressure cooker (how they work, step-by-step guide to using them, some pressure cooker reviews,…), they are good for beginners but not really necessary in general, because we can easily found these information from many trustworthy websites on Internet.
What great is that this book contains 100 pressure cooker recipes, and each of them has a full color photo of what the dish looks like and even several small, full-color photos of the different steps in the cooking process. They are really atractive and make the recipes easy to follow.
With this book, I believe that you will get much more use out of your pressure cooker.
#4 Hip Pressure Cooking: Fast, Fresh, and Flavorful
Hip Pressure Cooking: Fast, Fresh, and Flavorful is a new book written by Laura Pazzaglia (published on September 2, 2014). Laura Pazzaglia is the owner of hippressurecooking.com where she is sharing many great things about pressure cooker here.
This book is easy to use and follow with its very clear-cut categories, you will find recipe categories for soups and stocks, vegetables, eggs, grains, dried beans and legumes, pasta and sauces, meat and poultry, fish and seafood, one-pot meals, desserts…
Beside with over 200 surefire recipes, this book also provides many great tips and tricks for pressure cooking.
If you want to get more from your pressure cooker, I highly recommend that you get this new cookbook, whether you are new to the pressure cooker or a pro.
#5 Cooking Under Pressure
Cooking Under Pressure is written by Lorna J Sass. She has a deep experience with a pressure cooker, and her book Cooking Under Pressure was published in 1989 when people were still afraid of it. She is also widely known as an award-winning cookbook author.
When published, this cookbook became a best-seller with over 250,000 copies in print. The book had a 20th-Anniversary with revised edition that came out on November 3, 2009.
Cooking Under Pressure (sold at around $15) is a good book for both beginner and experienced pressure cooker users. This book has a wide range of simple to high-level recipes helping you to improve your cooking skills. With this book, I believe that you will enjoy and feel more comfortable with your pressure cooker.
Besides, you can take a look at “Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure”, another version from the same author for vegetarians, it is great too.