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Super Fast, Very Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving

09 November 2018

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning the menu for your feast. This year, instead of worrying about the perfect oven schedule to get everything done in time, consider using an Instant Pot to cut down your cooking time (significantly)!

Instant Pots are multi-faceted kitchen appliances that do the job of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker and steamer all at the same time. You can essentially cook anything your heart desires in a short amount of time.

Don’t believe us? Check out these Instant Pot recipes that will take your Thanksgiving dinner to the next level. (Click here for a printable copy of these recipes).

Turkey breast and gravy

Cooking a turkey the old-fashioned way can take anywhere from three to six hours. With an Instant Pot, you’ll have turkey and gravy ready to serve in a fraction of the time. This turkey recipe from will have your juicy Thanksgiving centerpiece out of the pot and onto the table in only one hour.

 Turkey and gravy recipe

Mashed potatoes

Who doesn’t crave a huge portion of mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving? Your guests will love this Instant Pot recipe from that will give you ready-to-eat mashed potatoes in under 25 minutes. The optional dill, chives and sour cream add an extra dimension to this classic side dish.

 mashed potatoes recipe

Green bean casserole

Green bean casserole made with fresh green beans is a Thanksgiving must. Save room in the oven and bake this casserole from directly in your Instant Pot in just 25 minutes, start to finish. Don’t forget to add the delectable French fried onions on top for a special crunch!

green bean casserole recipe

Mac and cheese

Please the kiddos at your Thanksgiving gathering with this easy Instant Pot mac and cheese recipe from Simply cook your noodles in the pot, add in the cheese and seasonings and enjoy!

mac and cheese recipe

Cranberry sauce

Looking for something sweet to add to your Thanksgiving spread? Try this quick and easy Instant Pot cranberry sauce recipe from! This recipe only calls for five ingredients and will be done in just seven minutes.

cranberry sauce recipe

Need more fall inspiration? Check out our guide to Oklahoma City pumpkins for some delicious pumpkin recipes or try these mouthwatering fall weather Instant Pot delicacies.