The instant pot is definitely a meal time lifesaver, but it especially comes in handy during the holidays. Whether you’re needing instant pot Thanksgiving recipes or instant pot Christmas recipes, because there’s some overlap in popular dishes between the two, we wanted to share our favorite pressure cooker holiday recipes that are perfect for either!
It’s always the same situation every year with holiday cooking, how in the world do we fit all of these dishes into the oven at the same time? Or what if you simply don’t want to heat up your house all day by keeping an oven on?
While I doubt you’re planning to make your entire holiday menu in your instant pot, using your pressure cooker for some of your Thanksgiving or Christmas favorites will simplify holiday cooking PLUS make super juicy and moist dishes that might otherwise dry out in the oven
Instant Pot Turkey Breast
Recipe by Cookie Rookie
If you’re cooking for a smaller crowd, cooking an instant pot turkey breast instead of the whole turkey is a smart way to go. The instant pot keeps your turkey so moist and juicy and is my preferred way to cook a holiday turkey.
If you have a large enough instant pot and want to cook an entire turkey, here’s an option for you!
Don’t forget the instant pot gravy, if you don’t want to make it on the stove top this year.
Instant Pot Ham
Recipe by Eating Richly
Instant Pot Pork Roast w/ Apple Cream Sauce
Recipe by Dinner Planner
While we always have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, for some reason we seem to vary what gets served for our Christmas main dish. Some years its turkey, others ham, others pork roast and usually, it’s some sort of beef roast.
If you’re looking for a classic and yummy Christmas instant pot roast beef recipe, be sure to check out the one by This Old Gal!
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
Recipe by The Kitchn
Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole
Recipe by Temecula Blogs
Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole
Recipe by Eating Instantly
Instant Pot Macaroni & Cheese
Recipe by Platings and Pairings
Instant Pot Herbed Potatoes
Recipe by Lifes Ambrosia
Instant Pot Stuffing ~ Recipe by Awe Filled Homemaker
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce ~ Mommy’s Home Cooking
Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake
Recipe by Savory Tooth
Instant Pot Creme Brulee
Recipe by Amy & Jack
Instant Pot Traditional Cheesecake
Recipe by Foodie Schmoodie Blog
Instant Pot Rice Pudding
Recipe by Pressure Cooker Today