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11 Time-Saving Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes

Updated on October 16, 2023

Feeling overwhelmed in the kitchen? Try these quick and convenient recipes to save time—and oven space!

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How To Cook Thanksgiving Dinner In an Instant Pot

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is no small task so we’re always looking for shortcuts and ways to make it easier. One of our favorites? Break out the multicooker! This handy countertop appliance can help you whip up lots of your favorite dishes and desserts with less time and effort—including tons of Thanksgiving favorites. We’re talking green bean casserole, soups for your first course, pumpkin cheesecake and even turkey. Yes, turkey! You can roast five pounds of turkey breast in under an hour, complete with gravy to serve alongside, with the help of your Instant pot. Best of all, it’s really tender and juicy.

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Wow your family with this seasonal soup. It has all the flavor of a slow simmered squash soup, but takes half the time using an Instant Pot multi-cooker.

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

If this is the first time you're using your Instant Pot to make mashed potatoes, fret not! To ensure that the natural starches from the potatoes do not burn or scorch as they cook, be sure to put them in a single layer on a rack inside the pot insert. The potatoes should be fully tender but not falling apart — overcooking them can make them a touch watery.

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Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

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

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