15 Thanksgiving recipes you can make in an instant pot

Whether you’re on turkey duty or bringing over dessert, we have a game-changing tip that will make Thanksgiving a billion times easier: use your Instant Pot.

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15 Thanksgiving Instant Pot recipes

10-Minute Spinach Dip

The perfect snack for hungry guests.

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

So light and fluffy.

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Instant Pot Turkey and Gravy

Bye-bye, basting.

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Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

They’re ready in less than 30 minutes.

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Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

With bacon and almonds, swoon.

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Instant Pot Creamy Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Fall in a bowl? Coming right up.

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Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Get this: Eight minutes and you’re done.

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Instant Pot Buttery Green Beans

Don’t forget to eat your veggies.

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Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf

Psst, gluten-free friends. This is a great swap for stuffing.

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Instant Pot Faux Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Ditch those extra carbs.

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Crustless Ham Quiche

Use the pressure cooker setting.

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Quick and Easy Pea and Celery Risotto

Bonus: It’s only about two bucks a serving.

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Instant Pot Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili

A mash-up of two of our favorites.

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Instant Pot Spiced Apple Cider

Bourbon is (not) optional.

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Instant Pot Apple Crisp

And finally, the most important part of the meal.

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It cooks everything from mashed potatoes to cranberry sauce in half the time. Plus, plug it in, and you instantly have more space in your oven for keeping the rest of the food warm. No-stress holiday, coming right up.

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Related: Here are our favorite Thanksgiving dishes 

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1. STUFFING

Come on, was this ever really a question?

2. WINE

Because Great Aunt Mildred.

3. GRAVY

The true hero of Thanksgiving—it moistens dry meat, turns mashed potatoes into volcanoes and is the secret ingredient to the best next-day leftover sandwich. If we could swim in it, we would. 

4. MASHED POTATOES

“I hate mashed potatoes,” said no one ever.

5. PIE

Pumpkin, sweet potato, pecan or apple—there isn’t a Thanksgiving pie that we don’t want to stuff our face in.

6. MAC AND CHEESE

Not everyone has this as a Thanksgiving staple, and we feel sorry for those people.

7. BRUSSELS SPROUTS

If only because they make us feel virtuous. (They’re green! They’re vegetables!) Just don’t forget the pancetta.

8. SWEET POTATOES

Huzzah for desserts disguised as vegetables.

9. BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

Any other day of the year, we would be all over this warming bowl of goodness. But when every dish takes up precious real estate (on the table and in your stomach), this one’s sort of meh.

10. CORN BREAD

So here’s the thing—when done right (with fresh corn and honey butter), corn bread is a thing of beauty. But nine times out of ten, it’s just a crumbly, dry mess. Next.  

11. TURKEY

Yeah, yeah, it’s not Thanksgiving without a turkey. But let’s get real—the bird just gets in the way of the good stuff (i.e., sides).

12. DINNER ROLLS

There’s nothing wrong with dinner rolls per se, it’s just that filling up on them as soon as you sit down means that you won’t have room for the real stars of the show.

13. CRANBERRY SAUCE

Sure, this bright red concoction looks festive, but if it’s sooo delicious, then why isn’t it on your table any other time of the year? Case closed.

14. GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE

Take away the fried onions and all you’re left with is a soupy, sad mess. Do yourself a favor and whip up one of these tasty green bean recipes instead.

15. PLAIN VEGETABLES

Honestly, if all you’re going to do is boil 'em, don’t even bother. Come on, you can do better than that.

16. JELL-O SALAD

It clashes with everything else on the table, it’s lumpy, it’s gelatinous and people only take it to be polite. Why, Thanksgiving gods, why?

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