25 Thanksgiving Instant Pot Recipes That’ll Save the Day

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Try out these delicious Thanksgiving Instant Pot recipes that everyone will love

This turkey day, give thanks for that Instant Pot or slow cooker! We’ve got the ultimate collection of Thanksgiving Instant Pot recipes that guarantee a fast, simple, and delicious meal. From mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce to stuffed squash and turkey, here’s how to make sure cooking your favorite Thanksgiving dishes is as easy as possible.


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Instant Pot Recipes

Pumpkin Chickpea Curry

This Pumpkin Chickpea Curry is a nice addition or alternative to the usual Thanksgiving dishes. Give it a try!

Instant Pot Deviled Eggs

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

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.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Thanksgiving instant pot recipes
Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Are you ready to revolutionize your Thanksgiving turkey? Crunchy Creamy Sweet has the hookup: bone-in skin-on turkey breast that’s ready in 35 minutes. It’s a winner-winner turkey dinner. 

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Zen & Spice

Do you crave cranberry sauce when Thanksgiving rolls around? Then you’ve got to check out this version from Zen & Spice. It calls for fresh cranberries instead of the artificial canned stuff, and it’s done in no time at all. 

Pressure Cooker Ham

Thanksgiving instant pot recipes
Oh So Delicioso

Hooray for a 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. 

Pressure Cooker Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

Tidbits

This cornbread from Tidbits might just be a Thanksgiving game-changer. It’s got a jalapeño kick (which you can adjust to your fam’s tastes), it’s whole grain, and the cheesy crust is oh-so-good. 

Related: 11 Pumpkin Pie Recipes to Cap Off Your Thanksgiving Feast

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Stay Snatched

The green bean casserole is almost as big a Thanksgiving requirement as the turkey. This Instant Pot version from Stay Snatched uses fresh green beans and two kinds of cheese—and it’s done in 20 minutes! 

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Garlic

Boulder Locavore

This Instant Pot mashed potatoes recipe from Boulder Locavore is so good you’ll want to upgrade it from side dish to main dish PDQ. If the creaminess doesn’t get you, the garlicky goodness will.

Instant Pot Cranberry Stuffing

Thanksgiving instant pot recipes
Merry About Town

Make a super Instant Pot stuffing! It’s easy to achieve with this recipe from Merry About Town (Picture the perfect combo of bread, tangy cranberries, and Thanksgiving flavor.). 

Instant Pot Stuffed Squash

Bintu – Recipes from a Pantry

How pretty is this stuffed squash, courtesy of Recipes from a Pantry? We love the bright colors, festive flavors, and how it’s extra easy to whip up. It’ll be a Thanksgiving wow factor without any fuss. 

Instant Pot Honey Butter Carrots

Thanksgiving instant pot recipes
Salt & Lavender

These ain’t your average carrots! Covered in a honey butter glaze, these veggies from Salt & Lavender are positively addictive. The whole fam (kids included!) will be asking for seconds. 

Related: 9 Incredibly Easy Cranberry Recipes to Make This Year

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

Thanksgiving instant pot recipes
Zen & Spice

Do your sweeties love sweet potato casserole? Well, you’re going to love this version from Zen & Spice, which is made entirely in your Instant Pot—no bowls, pots or pans required. 

No-Knead Whole Wheat Rosemary Bread

Thanksgiving instant pot recipes
Delish Knowledge

Did you know you can make delicious Instant Pot bread? Mind blown! This lovable loaf from Delish Knowledge has a hint of rosemary and is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving meal. 

Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Cauliflower

Thanksgiving instant pot recipes
Diethood

This dish from Diethood is a veggie-ful twist on traditional mashed potatoes. It’s cheesy, garlicky, and the main ingredient is cauliflower! Trust us, you’ll want to bookmark it forever and ever. 

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Thanksgiving instant pot recipes
Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

If you thought slow cooker mac and cheese was easy, wait until you get a glance at the recipe for an Instant Pot version we spotted over at Spend with Pennies. Even easier, you’ll be eating cheesy noodles in no time. 

Related: Stuffing Recipes That’ll Steal the Show This Thanksgiving

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Growing Up Gabel

End the Thanksgiving meal with an Instant Pot dessert! We’re crazy about this cheesecake from Growing Up Gabel, and you will be too. Small but mighty, it features a gingersnap cookie crust and creamy filling.

Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes

Slow Cooker Carrot and Apple Soup

Thanksgiving instant pot recipes
Foxes Love Lemons

This hearty and flavorful soup from Foxes Love Lemons features ingredients like apple, carrot and fresh garlic. It’s a guaranteed fall classic and a great way to warm up on a chilly day! 

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Cornbread

Thanksgiving instant pot recipes
Life Made Sweeter

Ready for the best-ever cornbread? Since this version is made in the slow cooker, it comes out extra moist with just the right amount of sweet. You’ll set it, forget it and absolutely love it. Get the recipe from Life Made Sweeter.

Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving instant pot recipes
Life Is But a Dish

We would have never thought to make mashed potatoes in the slow cooker, but this recipe from Life Is But a Dish works like a charm. And since nobody likes cold ‘taters, the cooker keeps them warm until you’re ready to eat. 

Scalloped Potatoes

Thanksgiving instant pot recipes
Well Plated

For a hearty side, try making these yummy scalloped potatoes from Well Plated. They’re made using a mix of Yukon Gold and sweet potatoes, and the cheesy sauce makes them an instant kid favorite. 

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Kristine’s Kitchen Blog

There’s no need to wait for Thanksgiving to bust out an amazing sweet potato casserole. This version is great for any day of the week—and it’s a bit healthier than usual, thanks to a secret ingredient. Get the recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen Blog.

Related: 21 Plant-Based Mains You Can Serve on Thanksgiving

Turkey Breast with Gravy

Who says turkey is just for Thanksgiving? This delicious recipe from Skinny Taste helps keep the turkey moist by cooking it in the gravy mixture.

Crock Pot Cranberry Meatballs

Dinner at the Zoo

How easy are these meatballs from Dinner at the Zoo? They only need five ingredients—and one of them is frozen meatballs! Plus, the sauce is truly tasty, and you can even serve over broccoli for an extra healthy kick. 

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake

The Wicked Noodle

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.

Cranberry Pomegranate Mulled Cider

The View from Great Island

Mulled cider is perfect for sipping on a chilly day. This vibrant version is lightly spiced, antioxidant-rich and totally delicious. Plus, you can always adjust the flavors to suit your family’s tastes. Get the recipe from The View from Great Island.

 

 

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