Go Ahead, Make Christmas Dinner in Your Instant Pot
It can handle everything from apps to wine (yes, really).
Did we hook you when we suggested you make your whole Thanksgiving meal in an Instant Pot? Guess what: We think you can pull off a pretty tasty Christmas dinner in this trendy appliance too. Pick and choose which courses will make your holiday to-do list easier, or go for the bold and Instant-ize your whole meal (though you might need more than one Instant Pot to really get the job done efficiently). Here's the menu to pull it off:
Appetizers and Sides
When it's chilly out, soups and stews are always welcome on the dinner table. This Christmas, warm up your guests with a subtly sweet and creamy soup that will whet their appetite before the big feast.
Creamy mashed potatoes are always a crowd pleaser, and you don't even need to dice or drain them with this recipe. Make it ahead if you're swamped and simply reheat them when you're ready to serve.
Ah, the good ole' pot roast. Searing and braising your beef all in one pot means minimal cleanup, and you'll have a tender, fall-apart roast in half the time.
There's nothing more classic than a glazed ham at the Christmas dinner table, and cooking it in the Instant Pot ensures a tender and moist main full of sweet and savory flavors. Just look at that glaze!
This creamy, custardy delight will surely satisfy any sweet tooth. Who doesn't love bread pudding?
If there's any dessert that's perfect for the Instant Pot, it's cheesecake (something about the pressure and the steam ensures it'll come out perfectly — no cracks!). This classic recipe will surely put a smile on your guest's faces, and you can customize the recipe to your liking by switching it up with graham crackers or chocolate wafers!
This moist cake is the ideal winter dessert. It's filled with warm spices and sweetened with brown sugar and dates. Bonus: It also happens to be gluten-free.
No dinner party is complete without a festive beverage! This mulled wine will surely get you and your guests in the holiday spirit with lots of spice and citrus notes.