Thanksgiving Recipes That Don't Require an Oven

The last thing you need on Thanksgiving is one more dish to squeeze in the oven (or on the stovetop). Maximize your kitchen space by preparing these recipes in your Instant Pot, Air Fryer, slow cooker and more — even your grill can be used on turkey day!

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Instant Pot Thanksgiving Turkey Breast with Gravy

Five pounds of turkey breast, roasted and ready in under an hour — complete with gravy! And did we mention it's tender and juicy?

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Thanksgiving Turkey Breast with Gravy

Slow-Cooker Sausage Stuffing

This hearty stuffing requires no use of a stovetop or oven — simply add cut-up stale French bread, a few vegetables and sweet Italian sausage to a slow cooker and let the machine do the rest. Only a small amount of chicken broth is necessary because the vegetables and sausage give off so much liquid (and flavor).

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Sausage Stuffing

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Get the crispiest sprouts possible — without using a lot of oil.

Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Slow-Cooker Spiced Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

Candied sweet potatoes have long been a celebrated side dish during the holiday season but we have removed some of the sweetness (no marshmallows!) and made them even easier by cooking them in a slow cooker. We cut the potatoes into thick rounds so they hold up during the cooking process. The resulting sweet potatoes, glazed with butter and spices, are just sweet enough to make them the perfect accompaniment to your Thanksgiving turkey.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Spiced Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

This easy casserole is the perfect fix for that holiday oven traffic jam. It gets you all the flavors of a traditional baked casserole in half the time.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Instant Pot Turkey Gravy

An Instant Pot guarantees deep flavor from your turkey stock, turning it into an intense savory turkey gravy that you can make ahead.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Turkey Gravy

Air Fryer Thanksgiving Turkey

Want to get a turkey breast on the table in less than an hour without heating up the house? Cook it in an air fryer. Golden, crispy skin guaranteed — and no brining required.

Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Thanksgiving Turkey

Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These mashed sweet potatoes have all of the elements of a classic sweet potato casserole, but were cooked from start to finish in an Instant Pot. They're topped with crunchy pecans and an optional — but deliciously decadent marshmallow swirl.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Haricots Verts With Shaved Parmesan

Sandra Lee's secret to slashing the time it takes to make this green bean dish: the microwave. She steams French green beans in the microwave, then coats them in lemony sour cream and tops with freshly shaved Parmesan.

Get the Recipe: Haricots Verts With Shaved Parmesan

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake

A food processor and an Instant Pot make quick work of this creamy, spice-laced dessert. The result is a perfectly creamy cheesecake with a crispy gingersnap crust.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake

Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes

The slow cooker takes an already-simple classic recipe and makes it even easier. Simply toss cut russet potatoes, butter and a touch of salt and pepper into a slow cooker, turn it on low and walk away for a few hours. When you return, the potatoes will be perfectly tender and ready to be mashed. Best of all, the slow cooker traps all the potato flavor, making these spuds extra potatoey.

Get the Recipe: Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Mulled Wine

Brewed in a coffee percolator, Alton's mulled wine is deeply spiced and aromatic. He adds allspice berries, black peppercorns, star anise and cinnamon sticks to this honey-sweetened sipper.

Get the Recipe: Mulled Wine

Grilled Pumpkin Pie

This classic pumpkin pie has one smoky twist: It is made on the grill.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Pumpkin Pie

Spiked Cranberry Sauce

Ree takes canned cranberry sauce to the next level by adding maple syrup, fresh thyme and orange zest — and just a little port.

Get the Recipe: Spiked Cranberry Sauce

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

These super creamy mashed potatoes could not be any easier — no dicing and no draining. This is a great make-ahead recipe any time of the year, but especially on Thanksgiving. Make the potatoes earlier in the day, then just set them on the warm setting so they are nice and hot when you're ready to sit down.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Grilled Rotisserie Turkey with Stuffing

We removed the hassle of constant basting from the Thanksgiving equation by popping the turkey on a rotisserie. As it rotates, it bastes itself to juicy, smoky perfection, plus the stuffing underneath catches all the flavorful drippings.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Rotisserie Turkey with Stuffing

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