Use your pressure cooker to make preparing Thanksgiving dinner faster and easier this year. I’ve assembled a roundup of delicious pressure cooker Thanksgiving recipes that will not only help make dinner faster and easier, but better tasting. I’ve also updated this post with some new pressure cooker recipes that I created for Thanksgiving 2015.
Turkey breast cooked in the pressure cooker is super moist and tender with only a 30 minute cook time. If you’re having a huge crowd, you could cook a turkey in the oven and a turkey breast in the pressure cooker.
Stuffing quickly “baked” in the pressure cooker and then crisped up in the oven before serving. Having it shaped in a bundt pan gives you lots of crispy edges, which my family loves.
Creamy Mashed Potatoes – steaming the potatoes in the Pressure Cooker is the best way to cook potatoes for mashing. I haven’t cooked them any other way since I started pressure cooking.
Creamy sweet potatoes dressed up for Thanksgiving with a sweet, crunchy brown sugar pecan topping. This Sweet Potato Casserole has become a must have Thanksgiving side dish at my house.
Homemade Cranberry Jelly – a must have Thanksgiving side dish, is quick, easy, and better tasting when you make it at home.
Don’t forget about dessert. This rich, creamy Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Cheesecake is a great alternative to pumpkin pie.
Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Pie has a classic pumpkin pie filling but in a crumbly Pecan Sandies cookie crust, and it’s “baked” in the electric pressure cooker instead of the oven. The perfect little size for a small crowd.
Or, if you’re looking for a dessert that’s less traditional, but one of my favorites, try this Key Lime Pie. It’s a tart, creamy key lime pie with a graham cracker crust “baked” in the pressure cooker, then served topped with some lightly sweetened whipped cream.
After the big feast, don’t through away the turkey carcass. Use it to make great tasting turkey stock.
Use your turkey stock and leftover turkey to make turkey noodle soup.
Or, instead of chicken, change it up and use turkey in this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup.
And finally, to help you plan the big feast, here’s a link to my Thanksgiving planning guide. I used the guide again this year. It’s nice not to have to reinvent the wheel every year.
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope it’s filled with great food and people that you love.