11 Tasty Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes

Cyd Converse

While I love hosting friends and family all year long (and especially for Thanksgiving), I also like making entertaining as low stress as possible.

Spending days prepping just to spend Thanksgiving feeling rushed just to then do all the cleaning? That is not my idea of a good time!

Luckily that's where busting out your Instant Pot comes into play! You can use it to make all of the best Thanksgiving side dishes and more.

These are some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes and every single one can be made in the Instant Pot in a fraction of the time.

1. Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole Recipe

I am very decidedly on Team Green Bean Casserole, but I'm never making it in my oven again and giving up that precious roasting space when this recipe for Instant Pot green bean casserole exists! Fresh green beans and fresh mushrooms steam in the Instant Pot for just a few minutes and paired with a decadent cream sauce before being topped with crispy fried onions.

2. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe

It's not that I find making mashed potatoes particularly difficult, but I do love a good kitchen hack that speeds up the process - especially on Thanksgiving when timing a bunch of dishes is the name of the game. Mark my words - these creamy homemade Instant Pot mashed potatoes may just be the best mashed potatoes you've ever had. Bonus! They're ready in a whopping 30 minutes.

3. Carrot Cake Instant Pot French Toast Recipe

Call it a simple dessert or call it an easy Thanksgiving breakfast while you're prepping the rest of the feast, but either way making this Instant Pot carrot cake French toast is an actual must. Ready in under 30 minutes, this French toast is soft, tender and loaded with cinnamon, sweet coconut sugar, juicy pineapple and carrot. To finish everything off, don't skip the maple cream cheese glaze.

4. Instant Pot Honey Mustard Pork Chops Recipe

For those seeking an alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving, give our Instant Pot honey mustard pork chops recipe a whirl! This is an easy dinner that cooks up in a flash and serves up the most tender pork chops you've ever had. They're that good! Smothered in the tangy sweet honey mustard sauce, all you need is a side of mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes.

5. Instant Pot Applesauce Recipe

Our flavorful cinnamon applesauce recipe is not your average homemade applesauce recipe! Nope. This easy recipe for Instant Pot applesauce is done in under 20 minutes while leaving your home smelling like freshly picked apples have simmered on the stovetop for hours! Applesauce makes a delicious addition to Thanksgiving dinner, especially if you opt to add that pork tenderloin to your menu.

6. Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

Scalloped potatoes are one of those comfort foods I absolutely love, but they can be daunting to prepare so I often skip them. Skip no more! Thanks to the ease and convenience of your Instant Pot, you can serve up hot and creamy scalloped potatoes for a crowd in under 30 minutes while skimping on none of the flavor. You'll never make scalloped potatoes the traditional way again!

7. Instant Pot Candied Sweet Potatoes Recipe

If you're of the belief that Thanksgiving just isn't Thanksgiving without the sweet potatoes - never fear! We have you covered with this Instant Pot candied sweet potatoes recipe that hits the table in well under a half hour. Think sweet, creamy sweet potatoes mixed with a homemade caramel sauce and chopped pecans making for one seriously delicious Thanksgiving side dish.

8. Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Whether you want to debate the merits of cranberry sauce from a can versus homemade or not, can we at least agree that Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving without a good cranberry sauce? Ok, good. This Instant Pot cranberry sauce recipe is wildly simple to make and it comes together with just four ingredients and in just a few minutes. It's also delicious served over brie!

9. Instant Pot Mac & Cheese Recipe

For the crowd that loves macaroni and cheese on Thanksgiving but find it difficult to juggle the timing of dishes coming in and out of the oven, give our Instant Pot mac and cheese recipe a try! You can be digging into this creamy mouthwatering Instant Pot mac and cheese in under 10 minutes. You may just never make macaroni and cheese any other way again.

10. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Call me crazy but I love serving soup on Thanksgiving - it's the ultimate comfort food! This butternut squash soup made in the Instant Pot is so wildly easy to make you'll find yourself making it all the time. It's thick, creamy and flavorful, plus it's easy to make, freezes well, and the leftovers make a great lunch! Give this soup a try instead of roasting butternut squash this Thanksgiving.

11. Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Speaking of squash, did you know you can make spaghetti squash right in your Instant Pot?! You sure can and it has never been easier nor quicker to make spaghetti squash. Take my word for it and cook your spaghetti squash the quick and easy way this Thanksgiving. Perfect spaghetti squash only takes 4 minutes to make cooked at high pressure in the Instant Pot.

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