Cookbook Review of The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook for Two

The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook for Two

Janet A. Zimmerman

Rockridge Press

Callisto Media

February 26, 2019

Blurb: Cooking for two is a lot easier with your Instant Pot®―especially when recipes are perfectly portioned for you, too! The Instant Pot® Cookbook for Two makes it easier and tastier than ever to spend quality time together over a real homemade meal.

From Artichoke and Spinach Risotto to Teriyaki Chicken with rice, these rich and delicious recipes ensure no leftovers, no waste, and no guesswork when it comes to weekday meals. Plus, most recipes take only ten minutes or less to prep and are table-ready in under an hour, giving you more time to spend enjoying your company.

The Instant Pot Cookbook for Two includes:

  • A HANDY OVERVIEW covers Instant Pot® best practices, shopping tips for two, troubleshooting advice, and how to scale recipes up or down.
  • 80+ RECIPES work with all models of the 3-quart Mini and 6-quart Lux, Duo, and Ultra.
  • RECIPE TIPS throughout explain how to double recipes, use up ingredients, modify cooking times (if needed) for Mini and larger Lux models, and divide the labor to speed prep.

Catch up on your day, re-connect or just wind down with a good meal. It’s more than just sitting down to eat, it’s a chance to really be together.


Well, if I needed a book to almost (yeah, I know that’s a qualification because I can’t commit 😉 ) convince me to get an Instant Pot®, The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook for Two by Janet A. Zimmerman might just do the job.

The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook for Two goes well beyond being just a cookbook. It tells you about useful accessories for your Instant Pot® without going overboard; it provides a trouble-shooting section; and there’s a handy little guide with each recipe that’s almost like a little hand-holding for those of us who think maybe the Instant Pot® could go ballistic. Also, it just may well help you decide on the size of your Instant Pot®.

The recipes have a wide appeal covering all of the usual bases, BUT there’s also a meatless section for folks like me! That is such a huge plus as, if even you’re not planning to cut meat completely out of your diet, many are cutting back on their meat consumption so it’s really handy to have these meatless entrees as well.

The recipe sections include Breakfast (oatmeal, muffins, eggs), Vegetables and Sides (salads, potatoes, risotto), Beans and Grains (stews, casseroles, soups, pilaf), Meatless Mains (soup, polenta, tofu, pasta), Seafood and Poultry (pasta, shrimp and grits, chicken salsa verde), Beef and Pork (chili, stew, lasagna), Desserts (custard, bread pudding, cheesecake), and Kitchen Staples (stocks, sauces, basic beans).

At the end are pressure cooking time charts and measurement conversions.

Among the recipes that I personally found tantalizing are: Pimiento Cheese Corn Pudding, Lentils with Red Peppers and Feta (I LOVE feta!), Jamaican Rice and Peas (which I like to cook and can imagine how wonderful it would be to have it on the table quickly), Spicy Sesame Noodles and Vegetables, Vegetable Korma, Maple Nutmeg Custard, and Spiced Peach Bread Pudding. Okay. Now I’m hungry.

I imagine for folks who are more picture-oriented, you might not like that there aren’t pictures for every recipe. Personally I don’t find that a hardship, not when the recipes are mouth-watering by themselves.

I highly recommend The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook for Two.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.



5 out of 5 butterflies


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