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Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is a time to get together with loved ones and enjoy a feast. But cooking a Thanksgiving feast can be a lot of work. That’s where these Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes come in.

This handy countertop appliance can help you cook many of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes in half the time, without sacrificing flavor.

3 images of food made in the instant pot.

In this collection, you’ll find a variety of Thanksgiving recipes for the Instant Pot, including appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and desserts. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a traditionalist or looking for something new and different.

Garlic Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Bowls of garlic bacon brussels sprouts.
Photo Credit: Midlife Healthy Living.

Let your instant pot do the work of making the best brussels sprouts. This recipe is loaded with garlic and bacon for a flavorful and easy Thanksgiving side. 

Get the recipe: Garlic bacon brussels sprouts.

Weight Watchers Candied Sweet Potatoes

A bowl of sweet potato cubes cooked in an instant pot.
Photo Credit: Midlife Healthy Living.

These sweet potatoes cook in the instant pot and have such a great flavor. They are also weight watchers friendly, for a guilt free side that cooks in no time.

Get the recipe: Candied sweet potatoes.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A bowl of mashed potatoes with garlic.
Photo Credit: Cook Clean Repeat.

This is the best mashed potato recipe! It has a yummy garlicky flavor and you can make them in the instant pot for a fast and flavorful side on Thanksgiving.

Get the recipe: Garlic mashed potatoes.

Southern Style Green Beans

A bowl of southern style green beans.
Photo Credit: Dishes with Dad.

You can’t go wrong with a dish of green beans at Thanksgiving. This recipe is made southern style, in the instant pot for a fast side that everyone will love.

Get the recipe: Southern style green beans.

Butternut Squash Risotto

A bowl of butternut squash risotto.
Photo Credit: The Forked Spoon.

Serve some risotto on the side with your feast. Your family will love the flavor, and it cooks so fast in the instant pot. You will love how fuss free this recipe is compared to others.

Get the recipe: Butternut squash risotto.

Baby Carrots

A bowl of baby carrots with a spoon.
Photo Credit: Lynn’s Way of Life.

Add color and flavor to your Thanksgiving feast with this sweet and simple instant pot recipe. It is so easy to make the most tender and tasty baby carrots with the help of a pressure cooker!

Get the recipe: Baby carrots.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

A bowl of mashed sweet potatoes with butter on top.
Photo Credit: Spend with Pennies.

Switch up your potato offerings this year and make instant pot mashed sweet potatoes. These are so good, and so simple. You will love the creamy texture on the side of ham, prime rib or turkey.

Get the recipe: Mashed sweet potatoes.

Black Eyed Peas

Black eyed peas cooked in the instant pot.
Photo Credit: Food n Service.

These black eyed peas are sure to be a favorite with your family. They are so easy to make with the help of the instant pot to offer with your holiday meal.

Get the recipe: Black eyed peas.

Acorn Squash

Acorn squash cooked in the instant pot.
Photo Credit: Maple and Mango.

Bring a delicious fall dish to the feast with this ultra easy instant pot acorn squash. Your guests will love the flavor this dish offers with turkey or ham.

Get the recipe: Acorn squash.

Collard Greens

A bowl of collard greens with smoked turkey meat.
Photo Credit: Dr. Davinah’s Eats.

This instant pot recipe brings a distinct southern dish to the table. Collard greens are so nutritious and this recipe is so easy. It is the perfect partner for smoked turkey, or ham.

Get the recipe: Collard greens.

Pineapple Crusted Instant Pot Ham

Sliced ham with crunchy pineapple crust.
Photo Credit: Monday is Meatloaf.

This pressure cooker ham turns out perfectly every time. It has tender ham with a delectable crunchy pineapple topping. It is so easy to make that you may never bake another ham again.

Get the recipe: Pineapple crusted ham.

Instant Pot Stuffing

 A bundt of stuffing.
Photo Credit: The Recipe Well.

You are going to love this easy instant stuffing! It frees up oven space and delivers the flavor you want. Plus, it looks so pretty in a bundt form!

Get the recipe: Stuffing.

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

A cheesy green bean casserole.
Photo Credit: Monday is Meatloaf.

This green bean casserole cooks in the instant pot and has so much delicious cheesy flavor. Your family will love this spin on a classic holiday side, and you will love how easy and fast it cooks in the instant pot.

Get the recipe: Cheesy green bean casserole.

Turkey Breast

 A sliced turkey breast with cranberry sauce.
Photo Credit: Homemade Interest.

Skip the long and drawn out roasting process and make your turkey breast in the pressure cooker. It turns out so flavorful and juicy, and cooks in a fraction of the time.

Get the recipe: Turkey breast.

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce from the instant pot.
Photo Credit: Cook Clean Repeat.

This pressure cooker cranberry sauce is just the thing to make on Thanksgiving. It is easy, cooks quick and is so much better than the canned options.

Get the recipe: Cranberry sauce.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese in a bowl.
Photo Credit: Cook Clean Repeat.

Let your pressure cooker make short work of mac and cheese. This recipe is creamy, cheesy and pairs perfectly with turkey or ham.

Get the recipe: Mac and cheese.

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