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Microwave Pressure Cooker Recipes

You have a microwave pressure cooker; now you need recipes – you’ve come to the right place. With so many options available to you, how do you know which recipes work well with microwave pressure cookers and which don’t? In this article, we’re going to take away some of that guesswork and give you some of the best microwave pressure cooker recipes that you can find.

One Pot Pasta

PREP: 5 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes without meat
           15 minutes with meat
           (Tested in a 900-watt microwave)

Serves 4 – serving size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 tsp. Italian Herb Seasoning
  • 8 oz/225 g penne pasta
  • 24-oz/680 g jar marinara
  • 1 cup beef broth

Recipe Without Meat

  1. 1
    Finely chop onion and garlic
  2. 2
    Combine onion and garlic with seasoning, pasta, marinara, and both into the base of the microwave pressure cooker — seal and microwave on high power for 10 minutes
  3. 3
    Remove from microwave and allow pressure to release naturally until the red pressure indicator is fully lowered, about 2-4 minutes, before opening
  4. 4
    Serve topped with Parmesan cheese and basil, if desired

Recipe with 8oz/225g Beef

  1. 1
    Coarsely mince beef and fill the base of the microwave pressure cooker. After you’re done with the beef, finely mince the garlic and onion. Add the meat, garlic, and onion into the base of the microwave pressure cooker.
  2. 2
    Add seasoning, pasta, marinara, and broth to meat in the pressure cooker base and microwave on high power for 15 minutes.
  3. 3
    Remove from the microwave and allow pressure to release naturally until the red pressure indicator is fully lowered, about 3-5 minutes, before opening.
  4. 4
    Serve topped with Parmesan cheese and basil, if desired

30-Minute Pot Roast

PREP: 5 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes
           (Tested in a 900-watt microwave)

Serves 4 – serving size: 4-6oz/115-175g beef with veggies and broth

Ingredients

  • 1–2-lb./455 g–1 kg beef chuck roast
  • 1½ tsp. Steak & Chop Seasoning
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut in 1"/2.5 cm slices
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced thin
  • ½ lb./225 g red potatoes, cut in half

Recipe

  1. 1
    Cut chuck roast along the fat seam and sprinkle with seasoning. Place into the base of the microwave pressure cooker.
  2. 2
    In a small bowl, whisk flour into stock and pour over beef.
  3. 3
    Add remaining ingredients to the pressure cooker base and seal.
  4. 4
    Microwave on high power for 30 minutes. Remove from microwave and allow pressure to release naturally until the red pressure indicator is fully lowered, about 10 minutes, before opening.
  5. 5
    Remove beef and place on cutting board. Let beef rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  6. 6
    Serve with the vegetables and potatoes.

PREP: 5 minutes

Cook: 35 minutes

Serves 6 – serving size: 6 oz/115 g steak served with broccoli & sauce

beef-broccoli

Ingredients

  • 1½–2 lb./680 g–1 kg flank steak, cut into 4 quarters
  • 1 tsp. Steak & Chop Seasoning
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1¾ cups beef stock, divided ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. corn starch
  • 14-oz./415 g bag frozen broccoli florets

Recipe

  1. 1
    Season steak with seasoning and place in the base of the microwave pressure cooker.
  2. 2
    In a medium bowl, combine garlic, 1 ½ cups beef stock, soy sauce, sesame oil, and brown sugar. Pour over steak. Add extra stock if the meat is not fully submerged — seal and microwave on high power for 30 minutes.
  3. 3
    Remove from microwave and allow pressure to release naturally until red pressure indicator fully lowers about 10-15 minutes. Remove steak to a cutting board and pull apart using 2 forks.
  4. 4
    In a small bowl, whisk together corn starch and remaining ¼ cup beef stock. Whisk into warm liquid in the base of the pressure cooker.
  5. 5
    Stir frozen broccoli into the liquid in the pressure cooker — seal and microwave on high power for 5 minutes.
  6. 6
    Serve warm over rice, if desired

Chicken Curry

PREP: 5 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Serves 6 – serving size: 4 oz/115 g chicken, 1 cup veggies and sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 lb./1 kg boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 13.5-oz./400 g can use coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp. red curry paste
  • 1 red pepper, roughly chopped using
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 5-oz./140 g can water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 8 oz./225 g snap peas

Recipe

  1. 1
    Combine ingredients, except snap peas, in the base of a microwave pressure cooker, making sure chicken is submerged in coconut milk
  2. 2
    Seal and microwave on high power for 20 minutes. Remove from microwave and allow pressure to release naturally until red pressure indicator fully lowers about 10 minutes
  3. 3
    Remove chicken and place on cutting board. Add snap peas to the pressure cooker and seal. Allow the snap peas to steam while chopping chicken or shredding chicken with 2 forks
  4. 4
    Serve warm, over rice if desired

PREP: 10 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Serves 4 – serving size: ½ pear with ¼ cup dried fruit and sauce

summer poached pears

Ingredients

  • 2 pears, peeled, halved and cored
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup pink lemonade
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp. coconut extract

Recipe

  1. 1
    Place pears in base on the microwave pressure cooker
  2. 2
    In a medium bowl, stir together remaining ingredients and pour over pears.
  3. 3
    Seal and microwave on high power 10 minutes
  4. 4
    Remove from microwave and allow pressure to release naturally until red pressure indicator fully lowers about 4-6 minutes
  5. 5
    Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired

You can see from the above recipes that there are so many delicious and quick recipes that you can make using a microwave pressure cooker. There are so many out there that picking our favorites was hard to do. Use these recipes to help you get excited about your microwave pressure cooker and make some delicious meals.

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