10 Whole30 Recipes to Make in the Pressure Cooker

10 Whole30 Recipes to Make in the Pressure Cooker

Kelli Foster
Jan 3, 2018
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We're big fans of the pressure cooker, so it's no surprise that we love leaning on it to help us prepare Whole30-friendly recipes. The 30-day plan calls for a lot of pressure cooker-friendly foods like eggs and meat, which means utilizing one allows you to get your meals on the table in less time. Whether it's smoky pulled pork or creamy coconut chicken curry, here are 10 great pressure-cooker recipes that are Whole30-friendly.

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1. How To Make Chicken Stock in an Electric Pressure Cooker

Homemade chicken stock is a snap with the pressure cooker. After only two hours, you're rewarded with a rich, flavorful broth that tastes like it simmered all day.

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2. How To Cook Eggs in an Electric Pressure Cooker

Be it for grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, or snacks, hard-boiled eggs are a staple of the Whole30 meal plan. With the pressure cooker a dozen eggs cook up in minutes and have the most irresistibly creamy texture.

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3. How To Make Chicken Tikka Masala in the Electric Pressure Cooker

Keep this easy meal Whole30-friendly by stirring in coconut milk instead of cream or half-and-half, and serve it spooned over cauliflower rice.

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4. Pressure-Cooker Hawaiian Kalua Pig

Of all the recipes I cooked during my last round of Whole30, this was one of my favorites because it really delivered a ton of bang for its buck — plus, it is wildly delicious. Eat the shredded pork on its own, added to a breakfast bowl, topped on a salad, stuffed into lettuce wraps, or mixed into cauliflower fried rice.

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5. Freezer-to-Pressure-Cooker Chicken Curry

Meal preppers will love this one. Prep all the components of the recipe in advance, stash them in the freezer, then empty the frozen ingredients straight into the pressure cooker. To keep it Whole30-friendly, use coconut oil, olive oil, or ghee to sauté the onions, add coconut milk instead of cream, and serve it with cauliflower rice.

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6. 30-Minute Cacciatore Chicken

The beauty of this quick-cooking classic is that you can pull the chicken thighs and drumsticks straight from the freezer and add them to the pressure cooker. No defrosting required.

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7. Kerala Coconut Chicken Curry

With a couple very simple modifications, this recipe is well-suited to your Whole30 meal plan. Use coconut oil, olive oil, or ghee to sauté your aromatics and plan to serve it over cauliflower rice.

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8. Instant Pot Turkey Chili

This chili requires two super-simple modifications and then rewards you with ample leftovers for tomorrow's lunch. Keep it Whole30-compliant by nixing the black beans, and swap the tamari for coconut aminos. Top your chili with sliced scallions, avocado, or even some sliced radishes for crunch.

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9. Spicy Braised Cabbage

I was nervous the cabbage wouldn't be as good when modifying it to be Whole30-compliant, and boy was I wrong. Eliminate the sugar and rely on the natural sweetness from the carrots, and swap cornstarch for arrowroot powder or tapioca flour.

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10. How To Cook Potatoes in the Electric Pressure Cooker

When you need an effortless side dish in minutes, this one delivers every time. To prevent the potatoes from absorbing water as they cook, cook them on a steamer rack.

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Your turn! Do you have a favorite pressure cooker recipes for Whole30?

30 Days of Whole30: We kicked 2017 off with 30 days of Whole30. Why Whole30? It's not a permanent diet; it's not a prescription for eating. It's just 30 days of eating whole foods and exploring a more purposeful, mindful approach to food. Read more here on what Whole30 is and how to follow along.

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