These Easy Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes will save you time and oven space on the holiday. Make appetizers, sides and dessert in the pressure cooker!
Turkey may be the star of your Thanksgiving menu, but it just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a bountiful bevy of side dishes! I don’t know about you, but we tend to go a little crazy with the holiday sides and desserts at our house.
Everyone in the family has a favorite holiday recipe that they just HAVE to have, so we always make a ton of food. Nothing wrong with that, but with all of the hot dishes being made, you run out of oven space fast!
Holiday Cooking Made Easy
That’s why I love making as many Thanksgiving recipes as possible in my Instant Pot, or actually, pots! Before I got my electric pressure cookers, cooking holiday dinners were crazy times. Truly!
Now, I use a combination of Instant Pots, the stove and my oven to get everything on the table in time. Believe me, It’s so much less stressful now. And when Momma’s happy, everyone else is, too!
So, check out this collection of easy holiday recipes you can make in your electric pressure cooker. From side dishes, to desserts, these easy Instant Pot recipes are perfect to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner!
And as for Thanksgiving leftovers? I’ve got you covered there, too! Making homemade turkey broth from scratch is super quick and so easy in the pressure cooker. Use the broth to make delicious turkey soup and as the liquid in a comforting turkey casserole.
Instant Pot Holiday Appetizer Recipes
Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup is easy to make with canned pumpkin puree or homemade pumpkin puree made in the Instant Pot. Smooth, savory and delicious!
Grape Jelly Meatballs are quick and easy to make. And, you can keep them warm in the pressure cooker.
Cranberry orange meatballs are perfect for Thanksgiving. And, they take just minutes to make!
Instant Pot Side Dishes for Thanksgiving
Once you make mashed potatoes in the Instant Pot, you won’t make them any other way. They’re creamy and delicious!
Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes have the right amount of sweetness and spice. A classic Thanksgiving side dish!
Instant Pot Potatoes au Gratin are so much faster than in the oven, and you can broil the top with the air fryer lid attachment. They’re, rich, cheesy and so good!
Instant Pot Corn Casserole is made with a muffin mix and cooks so much faster in the pressure cooker. It’s cheesy and delicious!
Instant Pot baby potatoes are perfect when you want an easy side dish for Thanksgiving. Cooks in just 10 minutes!
Instant Pot Applesauce is perfect for using up apples. And, nothing beats homemade applesauce!
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is creamy and delicious. A classic side dish that takes minutes to make in the pressure cooker!
Instant Pot Orange Ginger Carrots are lighter than the usual glazed carrot recipe. They take just a few minutes to make and are perfect for fall!
Instant Pot Thanksgiving Desserts
Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake with a gingersnap crust is cool, creamy and delicious. Perfect when you don’t want a pumpkin pie.
Instant Pot Cheesecake is a basic, classic cheesecake recipe. Choose your favorite fruit topping.
Instant Pot Cherry Dump Cake is a super easy 3 ingredient dessert. It’s a delicious alternative to pumpkin.
Leftovers in the Instant Pot
Use up leftover turkey with this Instant Pot Turkey Noodle Casserole. Creamy and delicious!
Make homemade Instant Pot Turkey Noodle Soup with bone broth from your turkey carcass. It’s rich and delicious!
Save your turkey carcass to make this Instant Pot Turkey Stock. It’s much faster than on the stove!
First published n 2019 and updated for 2020.
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