12 Instant Pot Recipes That’ll Save Your Holidays

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Your holiday cooking just got easier! We’ve gathered up the best Instant Pot recipes that you can make in a flash for Christmas parties, Hanukkah gatherings, and more. From Instant Pot appetizers to delicious desserts, we have everything you need for a festive (and fast!) holiday meal.

Instant Pot Braised Short Ribs with Pumpkin Mash

This instant pot dish from The Kitcheneer screams fall flavors. Picture this: short ribs that are fall-off-the-bone good, cooked with dee-lish pumpkin mash. Get the recipe here.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Where has this cheesecake been all our lives? With caramel, apples, creamy vanilla, and cinnamon whipped cream, this holiday dessert is full of flavor and super simple, too. Get the recipe from Tidbits.

Noodle Kugel

Are you crazy for kugel? This Old Gal (a primo resource for Instant Pot recipes) has a version you'll love! The classic flavors are all there, but it's extra simple to pull off with your Instant Pot. Dig in and get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Cranberry Orange Meatballs

Looking for a great addition to your holiday party? This easy Instant Pot appetizer (courtesy of Meatloaf and Melodrama) uses frozen meatballs and a few other ingredients. Lip-smacking good! Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Gingerbread Bread Pudding

We have your next favorite holiday dessert, courtesy of The Lean Green Bean. With festive spices, french bread, and a bit of chocolate and almond butter to top it off, this treat will disappear faster than you can make it. Get the recipe here.

Pressure Cooker Ham

Hooray for ham that's done in 7 minutes! Oh So Delicioso has the hookup, with a recipe that has a sweet pineapple glaze and oodles of flavor. Plus, it pairs great with any holiday side dish. Get the recipe here.


Instant Pot Whole Wheat Cranberry Pecan Bread

This ultra-yummy bread from Tidbits is the perfect accompaniment to any holiday meal. Bursting with cranberries and pecans, it's got an extra healthy whole wheat kick. Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, which is why you should bookmark this dish from Crunchy Creamy Sweet. It will amp up any holiday dinner and be a hit with kids and grownups alike. Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake

Psst! Not only is this pumpkin cheesecake easy to whip up in your handy-dandy Instant Pot, it also sports a unique granola crust. Creamy, crunchy, and no work at all--head to The Wicked Noodle for the recipe.

Instant Pot Deviled Eggs

Need a holiday appetizer ASAP? Lexi's Clean Kitchen has you covered, with no-fuss Instant Pot hard boiled eggs and a deviled egg recipe that'll wow your party guests. Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot No-Knead Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Make your holidays even sweeter with this yummy breakfast from Imagelicious. With a gooey cinnamon center and a vanilla glaze, these treats are the best way to start the day or get an afternoon pick-me-up. Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes

Want to change up your usual holiday mashed potatoes? Boulder Locavore has just the thing. Think sweet potatoes, bacon, and...well, do we really need to say more. Get the Instant Pot recipe here.

—Abigail Matsumoto



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