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25 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make in Your Instant Pot

Free up some oven space this holiday season by putting your pressure cooker to work! We'll show you how to make Thanksgiving classics—like turkey, dressing, Brussels sprouts and more—in your Instant Pot.

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Pressure-Cooker DressingTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Dressing

Here’s an easy dressing that’s perfect for special get-togethers. Once it’s in the instant cooker, you’re free to turn your attention to other dishes. —Rita Nodland, Bismarck, North Dakota

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Pressure-Cooker Italian Turkey BreastTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Italian Turkey Breast

This recipe makes some of the most succulent turkey I've ever eaten. High in lean protein, it’s a smart entree for a special occasion. —Jessica Kunz, Springfield, Illinois

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Pressure Cooker Winter Fruit Compote

You can make this colorful and easy fruit relish up to a week in advance. It's an outstanding accompaniment to turkey, chicken or pork throughout the holiday season. —Esther Chesney , Carthage, Missouri

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Pressure Cooker Celebration Brussels SproutsTaste of Home

Pressure Cooker Celebration Brussels Sprouts

This recipe hits all the flavor points and makes a fantastic Thanksgiving or Christmas side. Plus, you've got to love a dish that requires minimal effort and doesn't take up oven space. You can always omit the bacon if you need a vegetarian option. —Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Pressure-Cooker Cranberry Stuffed ApplesTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Cranberry Stuffed Apples

Cinnamon, nutmeg and walnuts add a homey autumn flavor to these stuffed apples. What a lovely old-fashioned treat! —Grace Sandvigen, Rochester, New York

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Pressure-Cooker Orange Spice CarrotsTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Orange Spice Carrots

To get my son to eat veggies, I mix and match flavors and spices. My carrots with orange and cinnamon won him over. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio

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Pressure-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Pressure-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup

I love indulgent cream soups but not the fat that goes along with them. The velvety texture of this healthier cauliflower soup makes it feel so rich, and the spicy kick warms you from the inside out. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan

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Pressure-Cooker Lemon Red PotatoesTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Lemon Red Potatoes

Butter, lemon juice, parsley and chives enhance this simple side dish. I usually prepare these potatoes when I'm having company. Since they cook in the pressure cooker, there's plenty of room on the stove for other dishes. —Tara Branham, Austin, Texas

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Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin RisottoTaste of Home

Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

This easy pumpkin risotto tastes like fall and gets a flavor boost from the curry. —Andrea Reaves, Stephens City, Virginia

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Pressure-Cooker Homemade Chunky Applesauce

This applesauce is so easy. My family loves the things I make from scratch, and it's good knowing exactly what I'm putting in it! —Marilee Cardinal, Burlington, NJ

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Pressure-Cooker Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

There's nothing like a bowl of warm oatmeal in the morning, and my spiced version works in a pressure cooker. Store leftovers in the fridge. —Jordan Mason, Brookville, Pennsylvania

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Pressure Cooker Nutty Apple Butter

Pressure Cooker Nutty Apple Butter

Being a New England native, I love apple-picking season. Grab some apples and peanut butter to make this creamy PB&J riff. Dunk in sliced fruit or graham crackers, or spread it on a sandwich. —Brandie Cranshaw, Rapid City, SD

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Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

Pressure-Cooker Vegetable Wild Rice Soup

This thick and hearty soup is packed with colorful vegetables. It's wonderful for lunch alongside a healthy salad or a light sandwich. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey

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Pressure-Cooker Flan in a JarTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Flan in a Jar

Spoil yourself or the people you love with these delightful portable custards—a cute and fun take on the Mexican dessert classic. Tuck a jar into your lunchbox for a sweet treat. —Megumi Garcia, Madison, Wisconsin

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Pressure-Cooker Autumn Apple ChickenTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Autumn Apple Chicken

Fill the whole house with the aroma of chicken with apples and barbecue sauce. This is a meal you won’t want to wait to dig into.—Caitlyn Hauser, Brookline, New Hampshire

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Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Blueberry French ToastTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Blueberry French Toast

Healthy and hearty! That's the best way to describe this satisfying breakfast. It's one dish worth jumping out of bed for. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas

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Pressure-Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup

Our family is big on soup. This favorite is quick to make and very tasty, giving me plenty of time to have fun with the family. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Pressure-Cooker Rosemary BeetsTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Rosemary Beets

We’re a family of beet eaters. For a simple side, I use a one-dish cooker and let the beets mellow with rosemary and thyme. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Pressure Cooker Pork Chops and  Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Pressure Cooker Pork Chops and Acorn Squash

My husband and I are crazy for the squash we grow in our garden. For a sweet and tangy dish, we pressure-cook it with pork chops and orange juice. —Mary Johnson, Coloma, WI

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Pressure Cooker Very Vanilla Cheesecake

Pressure Cooker Very Vanilla Cheesecake

Cinnamon and vanilla give this cheesecake so much flavor, and making it in the pressure cooker creates a silky, smooth texture that's hard to resist. —Krista Lanphier, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Pressure Cooker Cheddar Bacon Ale DipTaste of Home

Pressure Cooker Cheddar Bacon Ale Dip

My tangy, smoky dip won the top prize at our office party recipe contest. Use whatever beer you like, but steer clear of dark varieties. —Ashley Lecker, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Pressure-Cooker Apple Pie Steel-Cut OatmealTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

I absolutely love this one-dish oatmeal. The steel-cut oats have so much flavor and texture. My family loves to sprinkle toasted pecans on top. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas

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Pressure-Cooker Herbed Turkey BreastsTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Herbed Turkey Breasts

Tender turkey breast is enhanced with an array of flavorful herbs in this juicy, comforting dish. —Laurie Mace, Los Osos, California

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Pressure-Cooker Cranberry Apple Red CabbageTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Cranberry Apple Red Cabbage

When I was looking for something new, I started playing with flavors and came up with this very tasty dish. My German grandmother would be impressed, I think! The colorful side dish is just right with pork. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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Pressure-Cooker Maple French ToastTaste of Home

Pressure-Cooker Maple French Toast

My family and friends all love it when I make this delicious French toast in the morning. It's so delicious and easy! —Cindy Steffen, Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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