Whether you’re new to your electric pressure cooker or you’re a pro, you’re going to love this round-up of the Best Healthy Instant Pot Cookbooks. Find easy recipes using whole foods to make satisfying meals. There is something for everyone in this book review.

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Instant Pot Healthy Recipes

My first cookbook, the Healthy Meal Prep Instant Pot Cookbook, came out in June of 2019. It is an authorized Instant Pot cookbook and it was so much fun to write.

It has been the most amazing experience to have people writing to me and letting me know they are making and enjoying my Instant Pot recipe book.

While I was writing the book, I had the experience to review a whole bunch of other Instant Pot cookbooks.

There are so many good ones! I love that you can find whatever kinds of recipes you are looking for, from specialty diets to meal prepping to weight loss. I tend to go for simple pressure cooker recipes that the whole family can enjoy.

Best Healthy Instant Pot Cookbooks

So, without further ado, here is my list of the best healthy Instant Pot Cookbooks, with a few bonus recommendations at the end. This post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own.

Each of these titles is authorized by the Instant Pot company. I hope you find these reviews helpful and that you find something for your healthy Instant Pot kitchen. Enjoy!

1. The Healthy Meal Prep Instant Pot Cookbook

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If you’re looking for meal prep ideas and how to add more healthy meals into your diet, then this is the book you want to buy! I know, because I wrote it, ha ha. But, seriously, I included all of my favorite recipes that all fit within a clean eating diet plan.

You’ll find recipes for Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes, Teriyaki Chicken, Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Scampi, and so many more. Each recipe is perfect for preparing ahead of time and storing in the fridge for up to several days.

You might also like my Instant Pot Meal Prep Gift Guide.

2. The “I Love My Instant Pot” Paleo Recipe Book

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It can be overwhelming to follow the guidelines when starting a new diet, and so many lifestyles that include tons of produce and meal prep seem like they’d take up a lot of time.

This book proves that following a paleo diet doesn’t mean being tied to the kitchen (see my article on going paleo for beginners). Quick and healthy meals can be yours from this book. I like that it includes how to make all of your own stocks in the Instant Pot to really add nutrition to your meals.

There are so many great recipes in this one!

3. The Ultimate Instant Pot Healthy Cookbook

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This one focuses on mostly whole food ingredients, and is rich in information on dairy-free and gluten-free substitutions. This means you can customize the recipes to your taste and allergies if needed.

Beyond just using an Instant Pot, there’s an excellent chapter on how to save time in the kitchen with your ingredient prep and how to stock a healthy pantry. There’s also a focus on using natural sweeteners in these recipes.

With 150 recipes, this can actually be a one-stop source for great recipes that are health-promoting too!

4. The Essential Diabetes Instant Pot Cookbook

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This book is vetted by an endocrinologist and so it is safe for people who have diabetes. The cookbook author Coco Morante is also the author of the Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook reviewed above.

There can be confusing information on both the internet and in cookbooks, so it’s very helpful to have this all in one place.

Whether you have prediabetes, PCOS, or diabetes, these meals fit the bill. Healthy and delicious can go hand-in-hand and you can easily create meals the entire family will enjoy!

5. Williams Sonoma Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook

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Vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, it’s all here! There is also a comprehensive section on nourishing basics that will have you rethinking your everyday menus and trying new recipes.

This book teaches you how to adjust flavors so you can take a basic “formula” and adapt it to your tastes and pantry stock. I don’t think it’s possible to get bored if you have these tricks up your sleeve.

There are so many delicious recipes for the home cook.

6. The “I Love My Instant Pot®” Anti-Inflammatory Diet Recipe Book

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I’ve talked a bit about anti-inflammatory topics on the blog here, such as which foods to eat and what to avoid, and this book ties right in.

Introducing these anti-inflammatory recipes to your kitchen means you can eat healthfully and heartily. Processed dairy, fats, and sugars are all to be avoided, but that doesn’t mean these recipes won’t be delicious!

7. The “I Love My Instant Pot” Gluten Free Recipe Book

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I know I’m focusing on this series of books, but they really have everything covered. It doesn’t matter if you are gluten intolerant, have celiac disease, or simply avoid wheat. These recipes have ALL the tips and tricks for cooking with other grains you may not be familiar with.

There are lots of beautiful photographs that will spark your interest for healthy cooking and allow you to make recipes the entire family can share.

Any Instant Pot owner will enjoy this delicious collection.

8. The Fresh & Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook

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Every recipe in this book has a photo, which is one of my favorite types of cookbooks to buy. We definitely “eat with our eyes” first and this book is no exception.

Something that can trip up new Instant Pot users is knowing how long it takes your pot to come to pressure. This one helps you out with detailed timing instructions as well as full nutrition facts.

Megan Gilmore is a certified nutritionist and all of these recipes are made gluten-free without any refined sugars.

9. The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook

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Mark Sisson is well-known in the keto diet and primal diet realm, and I’m thrilled that he’s gotten on board with pressure cooking.

High-fat and low-carb meals don’t have to feel restrictive. This book will take even expert Instant Pot users through the basics of eggs, bone broth, and how to steam any vegetable.

10. The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook

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Vegan doesn’t mean just eating vegetables. From dairy-free yogurt to risotto and dessert, you will find something for everyone here. Entertaining guests with plant-based meals will no longer be a mystery.

This book also goes into the various functions of the Instant Pot (like yogurt!) so you no longer have to wonder what each button does. The pictures are full of fresh colors and you can almost taste the flavors.

This is the best cookbook for plant-based and vegan recipes made in the pressure cooker.

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Runner’s Up Best Instant Pot Cookbooks

The Instant Pot College Cookbook

There’s no need to survive on cereal and microwaved food when you have an Instant Pot! This book focuses on healthy and affordable ingredients that any college student will enjoy. These are fool-proof staples that even novice cooks can make.  

Instant Pot® Vegetarian Cookbook

Veggie-packed meals are a great way to incorporate nutrition into everyday meals. This book could even be used by meat-lovers to make incredibly beautiful side dishes. Not only will this book get you cooking in the first place, it offers great ideas for re-purposing leftovers.

From Freezer to Instant Pot

Slow cooker “freezer dump meals” have been the rage for some time. But did you know you can take freezer prepped food and put it straight in the Instant Pot? This book will help you save even more time by stocking the freezer with fast meals you don’t even have to remember to thaw.

Good Housekeeping 400-Calorie Instant Pot®

This cookbook released in 2020 is perfect for anyone on a calorie-restricted diet. You’ll find classic recipes made with calories in mind.


Whether you are new to the Instant Pot or not, these books can all give you exceptional recipe ideas for any meal of the day. They cover a vast variety of diets and lifestyles as well as go into the very basics. Cook with confidence when you pick up one of these inspiring books!

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About the Author: Carrie Forrest is the author of the best-selling Instant Pot-authorized cookbook, The Healthy Meal Prep Instant Pot Cookbook. She has a master’s degree in public health with a specialty in nutrition and receives over 5 million annual visitors to her site. Send Carrie a message through her contact form.