Having all your Instant Pot Holiday Recipes in one place just got a whole lot easier. Here is the ultimate holiday entertaining recipe guide to help you plan your family get-togethers with ease.
Ultimate Guide To Using Your Instant Pot For The Holidays
I have some mouth-watering main dishes, satisfying sides and delectable desserts that are going to blow your mind, and the best part is that all of these recipes can be easily made in the Instant Pot. Using your electric pressure cooker will allow you to have more time to do other things like clean up, make other recipes that require more attention or hang out with the family.
I especially love using my Instant Pot for one dish in order to free up that all-important oven space for others.
You will find I divided these Instant Pot holiday recipes into three main categories: main dishes, sides, and desserts. If you like to venture out from the classic main dishes at Thanksgiving or Christmas, I got you covered there, and I also share the classics as well.
Happy (pressure) cooking.
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30 Instant Pot Holiday Recipes You Have to Make This Year
Here are 30 Instant Pot holiday recipes you have to make this year. Your family is going to love these treats and you will love the ease of Instant Pot pressure cooking.
Main Dish Instant Pot Holiday Recipes
Can you make your main attraction dish in your Instant Pot? Absolutely! Check out these options.
Instant Pot Turkey| Never look at a dry turkey again! Your Instant Pot will lock in that moisture for a tender and juicy turkey.
Instant Pot Autumn Apple Pork Chops| These pork chops look so elegant and stunning. They are rich and have the perfect amount of sweetness. Don’t plan on having any leftovers.
Instant Pot Balsamic Dijon Ham| This ham is sweet, tangy and moist. Enjoy this for the holidays and your guests will be impressed!
Instant Pot Whole Lemon Chicken| Zesty lemon, garlic, chicken broth, and seasonings are what you need to complete this fantastic chicken recipe. Great for smaller families who don’t want a ton of leftover turkey.
Instant Pot Balsamic Apple Pork Tenderloin| Melt in your mouth amazing, this tenderloin recipe is brilliant. They added fresh thyme and pomegranate seeds as a garnish, and the result is gorgeous!
Instant Pot Beef Brisket| Brisket is becoming more popular as the main holiday dish because it tastes so good and goes with almost all side dishes. Here is a show-stopping brisket that will fit your holiday feast perfectly.
Instant Pot Turkey Legs With Gravy| You are missing out if you don’t make these delectable turkey drumsticks drizzled in gravy. They kick your holiday meal up a notch.
Chinese Spare Ribs| Make these extraordinary spare ribs if you want to dazzle your friends and family with your delicious feast. The flavors are terrific.
Instant Pot Turkey Breast| The garlic butter gravy is the showstopper of this unique dish. Give this recipe a try this holiday season.
Instant Pot Roast Beef| One thing I love about the holidays is that there is plenty of comfort food to go around. This roast beef is a great main dish to consider.
Side Dish Instant Pot Holiday Recipes
Pressure cook these side dishes in your Instant Pot and leave space in your oven for the main dish or desserts.
Pressure Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole| An updated spin on the classic sweet potato casserole that is positively delicious.
Instant Pot Stuffed Squash| Delightful side dish with loads of flavor and gives a sophisticated presentation. Be prepared to fall in love with this recipe.
Cornbread With Real Crispy Crust| There is nothing better than a slightly sweet cornbread with a flaky and crispy crust. This recipe is tasty.
Pressure Cooker Mashed Potoatoes| Making mashed potatoes has never been easier than when you use the Instant Pot. They are light, fluffy and full of tasty goodness.
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese| There is tons of cheesy goodness in every bite of this macaroni and cheese. This will become one of your favorite recipes.
Southern Dressing| Having an excellent stuffing recipe is a must for the holiday season. This dressing is buttery and seasoned flawlessly.
Healthy Instant Pot Cauliflower With Gravy| It is always a great idea to have some healthy food options available for your guests. This cauliflower is a low carb or Keto option that is hearty.
Instant Pot Herb Roasted Potatoes| Seasoned with rosemary, thyme, marjoram, oregano, and pepper these potatoes are divine! They go with any meal choice too.
Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce| This cranberry sauce is sure to please all your guests and is painless to throw together. Plus, it looks stunning and cooks in just one minute.
Dessert Instant Pot Holiday Recipes
Let’s not forget about dessert. Instant Pot cook these delicious treats to finish the meal right.
Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake| Heavenly decadent cheesecake that all your family will be talking about for many years to come. The best part is that you probably have the ingredients already in your pantry.
Applesauce Cake| Ooey gooey cake that is so delightful and moist and will wow your family. This dessert is a beautiful way to end a meal.
Pumpkin Ginger Brulee| Any dessert with pumpkin is sure to be incredible, and this pumpkin dish proves it. Simple to make and the result is superb.
Instant Pot Date Cake| The only bad thing about this cake is how quickly everyone will devour it. Don’t expect it to last long because this cake tastes so terrific.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake| Let’s face it, sometimes you just need some chocolate in your life. This cake is a fantastic way to get all the sweetness you want.
Instant Pot Amaretto Cheesecake| Luxurious cheesecake that is rich, creamy and full of almond and amaretto flavors that are beyond amazing.
Pumpkin Pie Applesauce| Enjoy this homemade applesauce warm or cold for a unique and fun dessert. Homemade applesauce is easy, and with this fall spin, you have a simple but fantastic dessert.
Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake| Incredibly simple cheesecake that you are going to want to eat every last crumb of as soon as you sink your teeth into it.
Peach Dump Cake| Talk about the easiest cake ever. Your result is a light and fluffy cake filled with delicious peaches. You can’t go wrong with this recipe.
With this ultimate guide of using your Instant Pot for the Holidays, you’re sure to find a wide variety of Instant Pot holiday recipes that will make your season delicious. Plus, you can prepare them fast and easy and get back to what the holidays are all about – time with your family.
Have you used your Instant Pot for holiday cooking? What recipes are your favorites? Share in the comments below.
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