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36 Foolproof Instant Pot Recipes

My husband thinks I'm crazy for having two Instant Pots. (If you've watched my Instant Pot explosion video, you may agree.) With a large crowd for Thanksgiving this year, including a pregnant vegan (!), I've been researching the best Thanksgiving recipes that can be cooked in an Instant Pot.

From turkey to pumpkin pie, it seems there is nothing the Instant Pot can't handle. So my husband is right that my growing Instant Pot collection makes me crazy - crazy like a fox.

Instant Pot Recipes for Holidays

You don't want to take the chance of having a Thanksgiving disaster when serving guests, so I have strict rules for a recipe to be included in this compilation: the dish must have at least a 4.5-star rating and a minimum of 30 reviews. We're going to be eating well during this year's game of Thanksgiving Bingo!

Most of these holiday recipes can be made in advance. If you don't have an Instant Pot, put one on your Black Friday shopping list and patiently use your Crock Pot in the meantime. The majority of these are vegan or vegetarian (or can easily be modified to be vegan or vegetarian, usually by swapping animal stock with vegetable stock or omitting a garnish of bacon).

The Best Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes
With nearly 200 5-star reviews, you can't go wrong with this juicy turkey breast recipe from Jo Cooks.

Instant Pot Main Course

1. Turkey Breast from Jo Cooks

2. Whole Turkey from Bacon Is Magic

3. Honey Ham (made with a bone-in spiral ham) from Adventures of a Nurse

4. 3-Packet Beef Roast from The Salty Pot

Instant Pot Appetizers

1. Firecracker Candied Pecans from Amy + Jacky (Also great with almonds and/or walnuts)

2. Traditional Hummus from Everyday Maven

3. Beet Hummus from Simply Recipes

4. No Knead Bread from Bake Me Some Sugar

5. Hard Boiled Eggs (for Deviled Eggs) from A Mind "Full" Mom

6. Artichoke and Spinach Dip (Applebee's Copycat Recipe) from Adventures of a Nurse

Instant Pot Side Dishes

1. Life-Changing Mashed Potatoes from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

2. No-Drippings Gravy from The View From Great Island

3. Mushroom Risotto from Damn Delicious

4. Creamed Corn from Went Here 8 This

5. Stuffing from Pressure Cooking Today


7. Green Beans and Potatoes from Oh, Sweet Basil

8. Silky Smooth Sweet Potatoes from Rachel Cooks

9. Caramelized Onions from Lisa's Dinnertime Dish

10. Sugar-Glazed Carrots from Deliciously Sprinkled

11. Mac and Cheese from The Salty Marshmallow

Instant Pot Soup

1. Butternut Squash Soup from Gimme Some Oven

2. Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup from Cooking with Karli

3. Vegetarian Chili from Well Plated

4. Vegetable Soup from Where You Get Your Protein

Instant Pot Desserts

1. New York Cheesecake from This Old Gal

2. Apple Crisp from The Typical Mom

3. Crustless Pumpkin Pie from Two Sleevers

4. Rice Pudding from Pressure Cooking Today

5. Bourbon Sticky Toffee Pudding from A Communal Table

Instant Pot Breakfasts

1. Sausage Gravy (for Biscuits & Gravy) from 365 Days of Slow + Pressure Cooking

2. Egg Casserole from Lemons for Lulu

3. Apple Cake from Ministry of Curry

4. Quinoa Breakfast Bowls from Detoxinista

5. Cinnamon Rolls from Aileen Cooks (You can create an assortment by using the tips in my Cinnamon Roll Hacks article.)

6. Banana Bread Steel Cut Oats from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

I'm not big on mushrooms, but even I can't wait to taste this mushroom risotto from Damn Delicious. Imagine the "ooohs" and "ahhhs" you'll receive if you serve this inside individual pumpkin bakers, like the ones featured on my Thanksgiving table last year.

5-Star Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving and Beyond
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