The holidays are a busy time of year, between hosting guests, planning a dinner, and catering to everyone’s needs it can get hectic and stressful. Thankfully there are helpful kitchen gadgets available at our disposal to help alleviate some of the work and the stress.

This Thanksgiving, be sure to add these quick and easy Instant Pot recipes to your menu. Whether you’re an Instant Pot beginner or a seasoned user, you’ll be able to whip these recipes together in a hurry! We’ve made sure to include popular Thanksgiving side dishes such as green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes, but we have also included several entrées, and dessert ideas too. So let’s get cooking and put that awesome kitchen gadget to good use!

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1. Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie

Everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving dessert can now be effortlessly prepared in the Instant Pot. The holidays are busy and thankfully the Instant Pot has come to the rescue once again to help us cook quickly.

This Instant Pot pumpkin pie starts with a simple graham cracker crust and is finished with a traditional pumpkin pie filling. It’s important to use the pot in pot method for this recipe which also means you will need a springform pan. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LIFE FAMILY FUN

2. Instant Pot Stuffing

Stuffing is a must-have Thanksgiving side dish. This too can be prepared effortlessly in an Instant Pot.

This recipe is made with dried stuffing mix, broth, butter, and a few delicious seasonings. You can also toss in roasted butternut squash into the mix if you’re feeling ambitious! Keep in mind, just like the pumpkin pie, you will also need to use the pot in pot method for this recipe which will help prevent that dreaded burn notice. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE TYPICAL MOM

3. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole is so irresistibly sweet that it almost tastes like a dessert! Roasting sweet potatoes in the oven can take a while but in the Instant Pot, it only takes 8 minutes!

Once cooked, you’ll be able to add the remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot, and then transfer the contents into a baking dish. While this is a two-step recipe, it will surely be well worth the wait. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: ZEN AND SPICE

4. Instant Pot Cornbread

Who needs store-bought dinner rolls when you can have delicious homemade cornbread? What makes homemade cornbread even better is when it can be prepared quickly and effortlessly. Thankfully the Instant Pot is here to help you do just that.

This cornbread has a spicy twist as there are additions of chiles and jalapenos. However, if you’re not a fan of spicy food you can omit these ingredients. To prepare the cornbread, simply mix the ingredients and toss them into a bundt pan and then toss the pan into your Instant Pot to cook. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE TYPICAL MOM


5. Delicious Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is another crowd favorite so don’t disappoint your guests and be sure to prepare this quick and easy recipe! Our recipe is extra special because we added additional savory ingredients like bacon.

Once the casserole has finished cooking, be sure to top the casserole with fried onions. You could even go one step further and place the casserole in the oven and set it to broil to ensure the fried onions are warm and crispy! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

6. Instant Pot Turkey

Did you ever think that you could prepare the main entrée in the Instant Pot? Well, this recipe proves that it can be done. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving main dish such as turkey!

This tender and savory turkey recipe come together in just 30 minutes! That’s quite impressive considering oven-roasted turkey typically requires many hours. You’ll also be provided with a quick and easy homemade gravy recipe that pairs perfectly with the turkey. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: OH, SWEET BASIL

7. Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Whether you enjoy cranberry sauce smothered over top turkey or if you like it best on the side, you have got to try this homemade recipe. Cranberry sauce from a can is convenient but preparing a homemade version in the Instant Pot is just as easy!

This recipe requires 6 simple ingredients and comes together in just 6 minutes! That’s the type of easy we can get behind. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE TYPICAL MOM

8. Quick And Easy Instant Pot Macaroni And Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is enjoyed all year round but it would also make an excellent Thanksgiving side dish. Once again, the Instant Pot has proven that it can cook this dish quickly too!

This side dish requires just 4 minutes of high-pressure cooking followed by a quick release. Once the noodles are cooked, you’ll be ready to toss the cheesy, creamy, and delicious ingredients into the pot. Simply give it a mix and serve! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


9. Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples

This delicious recipe would be a wonderful dessert option for your Thanksgiving dinner. You can enjoy the warm apples as they are, or use them as a topping for pound cake, your choice!

The apples are cooked with brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Pressure cooking the apples will make this filling soft, gooey, and irresistibly good. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FLOUR ON MY FACE

10. Instant Pot Whole (Faux) Rotisserie Chicken

Try something different this year, and instead of preparing your traditional turkey, serve this delicious rotisserie chicken! It’s full of flavor and has a wonderful tender texture, your guests will surely love it.

We’ve provided tips and tricks to ensure that the chicken obtains the most flavor possible. Finally, this delicious dish comes together in less than an hour. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

11. Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Nothing quite compares to a warm bowl of delicious apple crisp. This Thanksgiving, be sure to make a batch because this dessert comes together quickly and effortlessly. In fact, this dessert can be ready to eat in less than 30 minutes!

You’ll be provided with tips and tricks to ensure that you don’t get the dreaded burn notice and to ensure that your apples come out perfectly soft. Share it on Thanksgiving but you’ll be craving it time and time again. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: 5 MINUTE FOR MOM

12. Instant Pot Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots

Glazed carrots may be a simple side dish but it is flavorful and would be a great dish to share this Thanksgiving. All you need are baby carrots, butter, brown sugar, and a dash of cinnamon.

Aside from the time your pot needs to come to pressure, these glazed carrots require just 4 minutes to cook! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DELICIOUSLY SPRINKLED


13. Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a must-have side dish. After all who can resist a bowl of creamy, buttery delicious mashed potatoes?

Unfortunately, it can be quite the laborious side dish to put together, until now that is! With the Instant Pot, you can have mashed potatoes ready to eat in 20 minutes or less! That is quite impressive. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

14. Instant Pot Green Beans And Ham

This simple side dish is low carb yet still full of delicious flavor. With chunks of tender ham and crisp green beans, your dinner guests are bound to love it.

The Instant Pot can cook this side dish in just 4 minutes which means you’ll have plenty of time to focus your efforts on other parts of the meal. Further, you’ll also only need a few ingredients such as garlic and red onion to provide the wonderful flavor. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SAVORY TOOTH

15. Instant Pot Butternut Squash

Roasted butternut squash is delicious but it does require quite a bit of time to cook. Not only that but you also have to spend time peeling and prepping the squash too.

With the Instant Pot, you can not only have the squash cooked quickly but the skin quite literally peels itself. You’ll never want to cook it any other way. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

16. Instant Pot Baked Beans

This savory side dish will surely capture everyone’s attention. With tender beans, salty pieces of bacon, and a delicious sauce, you’re going to be licking your plate clean.

This no-soak recipe proves that the Instant Pot can cook dried beans quickly and effortlessly. Once the dried beans are cooked, you’ll be ready to finish making the baked beans in your Instant Pot. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SWEET AND SAVORY MEALS


17. Instant Pot Apple Cider

Apple cider is a wonderful fall beverage so there is no question as to why it should be served during Thanksgiving. Ditch the store-bought apple cider because this recipe explains that with the Instant Pot you can have homemade apple cider made in a hurry.

You will need one orange, water, cinnamon sticks, brown sugar, whole allspice, and of course fresh apples! Simply chop the fresh fruit and toss all the ingredients into your Instant Pot. Before you know it you’ll have a delicious beverage ready to enjoy. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: COOKING WITH KARLI

18. Pressure Cooker Creamed Corn

Say goodbye to the canned creamed corn because this recipe proves that making your own homemade version is just as easy as opening the can! Simply combine the ingredients in your Instant Pot and then cook them on high pressure for just 3 minutes!

Cream cheese, butter, and milk all contribute to that creamy texture we have come to know and love. In addition to these ingredients, you’ll also need frozen corn and a dash of salt and pepper. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KITCHEN CAT

19. Instant Pot Hack: How to Cook Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are another hearty vegetable that can cook quickly in the Instant Pot! You’ll also find that the results are quite impressive too.

You could enjoy them like a baked potato, or because the skins peel off effortlessly after cooking, you could mash them and turn the potatoes into a delicious casserole, your choice! PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

20. Instant Pot Apple Sauce

Like cranberry sauce, apple sauce is another excellent side dish for Thanksgiving. Whether you like to enjoy it warm or cold, the Instant Pot will help you prepare it quickly.

This recipe requires two simple ingredients, apples, and water! However, if you prefer your apple sauce extra sweet you could add in a few tablespoons of sugar. PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: OH, SWEET BASIL

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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