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The Best Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving

As an integrative dietitian and empowerment coach with 20+ years of experience, my main goal is to help women age well, feel confident in their bodies, and create the healthy lifestyle they desire and deserve.
danielle omar

I love the tradition of making Thanksgiving dinner, but I don’t love spending hours on every recipe that makes it to the table. Between turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pies, and more, my oven and stove get packed. So this year, I’m turning to my newly-beloved Instant Pot to help me out for Thanksgiving!

Instant pot is the perfect solution for Thanksgiving recipes because recipes that normally take hours come together in just minutes. You can also set it and forget it while you’re prepping other dishes, setting the table or just taking  a break from the kitchen.

To help you save time in the kitchen, I’ve gathered up a few healthy Instant Pot recipes for your Thanksgiving table:

The Best Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving

Instant Pot Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes from Emily Weeks, RDN, LD of Zen & Spice

These mashed potatoes take the fall flavor up a notch with the addition of pumpkin and fresh thyme. They’ve still got buttery richness, but they’re not overboard with butter and cream, so you can feel good about serving them. With the help of an instant pot, this side dish is on the table in under 15 minutes!

The BEST Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving!

Instant Pot Beet Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Walnuts from Paint the Kitchen Red

If you’ve ever roasted beets, you know it takes forever. With the Instant Pot, in just 15 minutes you get tender, gorgeous beets for this salad that’s full of bright texture and flavors. It’s the perfect way to start your Thanksgiving meal!

The BEST Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving!

Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf from A Pinch of Healthy

This wild rice pilaf is packed with savory flavor and adds some healthy whole grains to your table. It’s super quick and easy to make thanks to the instant pot, and would be great for packing up to bring to a potluck Thanksgiving!

The BEST Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving!

Butternut Squash Farro Risotto from Garden in the Kitchen

I’m a sucker for anything butternut squash and sage, and this hearty risotto is no exception. The chewy, nutty farro and savory Parmesan cheese make this dish super satisfying and impressive for guests, but it’s so much easier than traditional risotto!

The BEST Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving!

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Steel Cut Oats from Running to the Kitchen

On Thanksgiving day, the last thing you want to focus on is making breakfast for your family that’s in town for the big day. These steel cut oats are perfect for feeding a crowd and keeping everyone satisfied until it’s time to sit down for dinner!

The BEST Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving!

Pressure Cooker Creamy Butternut Squash Soup from The Creative Bite

This soup takes just 20 minutes from start to finish, so it’s perfect for whipping up last minute while everything else is finishing up. It’s super smooth and creamy with tons of fall flavor from ginger, sage, apple, and goat cheese – yum!

The BEST Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving!

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce from Real Food Real Deals

I love this cranberry sauce because it’s sweetened with apples, orange juice, and maple syrup instead of refined sugar. That combo makes it super flavorful instead of sugary and one-note, like most canned cranberry sauces. Plus it takes just 3 minutes in the instant pot!

Creamed Fennel and Cauliflower Soup from Foraged Dish

This soup is one of my favorites! The bright, fresh flavor of fennel pairs perfectly with garlic and cauliflower. Coconut milk makes it rich and creamy without adding any dairy, and it all comes together in just 15 minutes!

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