How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner in the Instant Pot

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With the Instant Pot you can easily prepare your entire Thanksgiving dinner so you can spend more time with the people you love rather than all that time in the kitchen. If you have 2 or 3 Instant Pots, it’s even easier because you can be cooking multiple things at once.

Learn how to make Thanksgiving dinner in the Instant Pot with ease. Cook your turkey, mashed potatoes, and even apple cider to perfection in no time at all. Once you’ve completed one, move on to the next. They all cook very quickly, so you can complete the meal in an hour.

» You might also like this Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes and Instant Pot New York Cheesecake.

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Or make some of the dinner items ahead of time so you’re ready to go for dinner time, without all the stress of coordinating cook times and cleaning up dozens of pots and utensils. With the Instant Pot, you’ll use just one pot.

What’s on the Menu?

  • Instant Pot Turkey Breast
  • Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
  • Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
  • Instant Pot Glazed Carrots
  • Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup
  • Instant Pot Apple Cider
  • Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie Bites

Why Use An Instant Pot?

The Instant Pot is one of the most useful kitchen appliances you can buy, because it drastically cuts down on the cooking time for developing flavors in soups and stews, getting tough cuts of meat tender, and even baking a cheesecake. And there are many accessories that will help you get more out of your Instant Pot.

If you don’t have one yet, check out our guide on which one to buy. Also see our guide to How to Use an Instant Pot for more information.

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How to Make Thanksgiving Dinner in the Instant Pot

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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
These creamy and smooth Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes can be made in as little as 13 minutes, smashing the record for how quickly you can make this dreamy side dish.
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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes (Cubed)
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Instant Pot Glazed Carrots
Instant Pot Glazed Carrots are so simple to prepare as a side dish in your electric pressure cooker. The carrots are cooked to perfection in just 3 minutes, followed by a quick sauté to coat the carrots in a delicious sweet, buttery glaze.
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Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup
Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup can is made with fresh pumpkin and is pureed into a super creamy and smooth soup that's full of delicious fall flavor and garnished with roasted pumpkin seeds for a little crunchy texture.
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Instant Pot Apple Cider
This Instant Pot Apple Cider is a homemade treat for fall made in the Instant Pot with fresh apples, orange, lemon, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
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Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie Bites
These pumpkin pie bites are easy to make for a delicious fall dessert.
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