Roundup: 45 Thanksgiving recipes you can make in an Instant Pot

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Pressure cook your Thanksgiving dinner to make it easier and faster than ever! These Instant Pot Thanksgiving recipes are the comforting and delicious classic foods your family loves, but made in a fraction of the time.   

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Did you know you can use your Instant Pot to make all the Thanksgiving classics, from Tender Turkey Breast to Pumpkin Pie and everything in between?

Whether you’re bringing a dish, hosting family, or just keeping things small this year, turn to your Instant Pot to make the best Thanksgiving recipes!

If you’re cooking for a smaller crowd—or even just for two—your Instant Pot can help you all of make your must-have Thanksgiving foods while keeping portions smaller.

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Updated for 2023: I’ve rounded up the best Thanksgiving Instant Pot recipes for the most delicious oven-optional holiday dinner you’ve ever made.

We’ve included the classics—turkey, mashed potatoes, bread dressing—as well as some unexpected variations that you can tailor to your

As always, all of these easy recipes will work in any brand of electric pressure cooker, including the Instant Pot, Ninja Foodi, or Power Pressure Cooker XL.

45+ Thanksgiving recipes you can make in your Instant Pot

Your Instant Pot is an incredibly useful tool for making your Thanksgiving meal. We've included traditional recipes and new flavor variations for making everything in the Instant Pot—from the turkey to sides like mashed potatoes and dressing to dessert.

Five Ways to Make Turkey in the Instant pot

Whether you're cooking a small turkey to feed a small group or prefer to brine your turkey with flavors you don't want in your gravy, pressure cooking is the best way to prevent a dry bird. Here are five recipes for Instant Pot turkey:

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Sides

While most Thanksgiving menus include some standard side dishes, there's no rule that those dishes have you be on *your* table this year.

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

As much as I love Thanksgiving dinner, I think I might like dessert even better. The Instant Pot is an excellent environment for pumpkin pie,

Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Just because the main event has ended, doesn't mean the cooking stops. (For better and worse!) If you have more leftovers than expected, here are some recipe ideas to take you beyond turkey sandwiches.

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