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12 Easy Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes On TikTok For Turkey Day

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by Andrea Hannah
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We’re rolling in on Thanksgiving, and if you’re the one doing the cooking, you already know how important it is to prep. There are sides, rolls, veggies, and of course, the turkey, to cook, and trying to get it all done and on the table is no small feat. To make it easier on yourself, check out these Instant Pot Thanksgiving recipes that take a fraction of the time to make.

Everyone loves to make their favorite Thanksgiving recipes the way their family makes them. Here’s the thing, though: Thanksgiving food is great and all, but the holiday is really about spending time with the people you love most, even if stuffing and pumpkin pie are close contenders. That means the sooner you get the meal on the table, the more time you get to spend hanging out, watching football, or playing family charades. Luckily, the Instant Pot is such a brilliant appliance that you won’t even notice the difference with your favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

Not only can you sauté, fry, pressure cook, and so much more, but a lot of Thanksgiving Instant Pot recipes also require no prep at all. Just pop in all the ingredients, set the timer, and let the appliance do its thing. It’s that simple and it will save so much time in the kitchen. You can even sneak in a card game or two while your meal is cooking.

The best part is that you can cook just about anything in the Instant Pot, including all your favorite Thanksgiving sides, appetizers, and desserts. It’s a stress-free way to ensure everything is cooked, warmed, and ready to eat by the time everyone’s stomachs start to grumble. Check out some of these 12 easy Instant Pot TikTok recipes to help you prep for the big day.

This Mouthwatering Instant Pot Turkey

If you’re having a small gathering this year, check out TikToker @coolhipfrank’s easy 3-pound turkey recipe. Once your turkey has been defrosted, all you have to do is set it inside the Instant Pot and apply all the rubs and spices you want. Then, pressure cook it for 35 minutes and finish it off with some time in the oven. The directions for the Instant Pot turkey are displayed over the TikTok video the entire time, making it super easy to follow along.

These Easy Deviled Eggs That Make A Great App

Deviled eggs are the perfect app to kick off your meal, and this easy TikTok Instant Pot recipe lays out how to do it in a snap. First, @wendiallison hard boils her eggs in the Instant Pot, which takes about half the time that it does to cook them on the stovetop. Then, she gives them an ice bath, easily peels off the shells, and makes the filling so they’re ready to serve.

This Sweet And Tart Cranberry Sauce In The Instant Pot

It only takes three ingredients to make @lynnswayoflife’s Instant Pot cranberry sauce recipe, and it tastes so much fresher than the canned stuff. You only need fresh cranberries, granulated sugar, and orange juice to make it happen. Place all the ingredients into the Instant Pot, set the timer for eight minutes, and release the steam. It’s really that simple.

This Cider That’s Apple-solutely Delicious

Not only does this Instant Pot cider recipe look amazing, but it’s also sure to make your entire house smell divine. First, @samanthaholleyfitness adds fresh, sliced apples and oranges to her Instant Pot, then adds all the aromatics, like cloves and fresh cinnamon sticks, and water. Just set the Instant Pot for 15 minutes to let all the ingredients simmer together, then strain the fruit and spices. Whether you serve it hot or cold, your guests are sure to be impressed.

These Mini Pumpkin Pies That Are Love At First Bite

Your guests can now have their own bite-sized treat with this mini pumpkin pie TikTok recipe. Creator @lambertslately gives you step-by-step instructions for making a graham cracker crust and creamy pumpkin filling for each mini pie. Then, stack the individual mini pies inside the Instant Pot and pressure cook for 10 minutes. Top with fresh whipped cream, and serve.

This Extra Cheesy Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Tiktoker @vocation_of_motherhood doesn’t mess around when it comes to making mac and cheese in the Instant Pot. All you have to do is add water and your noodles of choice to the Pot, then set for four minutes. Once you’ve released the steam and checked to make sure the noodles are cooked, add different types of cheeses, plus ham and peas (if you’re searching for that one-pot meal). Oh, and you don’t even have to drain it.

These Spud-tacular Mashed Potatoes

TikToker @madison_littlejohn swears that making Instant Pot mashed potatoes is the easiest way to go. First, peel and cut about two pounds of potatoes, then set inside your Instant Pot with a cup of water. Let them pressure cook for about 10 minutes, and release the steam. Now comes the fun part. You can use a masher or mixer to smooth them out while simultaneously adding cream, butter, and any seasonings you want.

This Corn-On-The-Cob That’s A-maize-ingly Simple

TikToker @mommafitlyndsey demonstrates how to make corn-on-the-cob in the Instant Pot in two easy steps. All you have to do is shuck the corn and cut the cobs so they fit into your Instant Pot. Then, add water and pressure cook for four minutes. The corn comes out completely cooked through so you can slice it right off the cob and serve as is, or add spices and butter.

This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

This vegan butternut squash soup recipe can be made completely in the Instant Pot, making your Thanksgiving a little less stressful. Add in all of your ingredients to the Instant Pok and cook for only six minutes before enjoying and serving to guests. It’s creamy, and it has a salty crunch if topped with pepita seeds and crispy chickpeas.

This Simple Stuffing Recipe That’s Never Dry

One pot stuffing? Keep things clean and streamlined in the kitchen with this Instant Pot stuffing recipe from @The RecipeWell. With a texture that’s never dry and the perfect consistency, you’ll never make stuffing another way again. Plus, putting the stuffing in a bundt pan like the TikToker does creates the cutest, most ‘Gram-worthy dish for serving and sharing.

This Instant Pot Candied Yams Recipe

Who knew candied yams could taste better by being cooked in the Instant Pot? Creator @thatinstapotpaige gives you step-by-step instructions for making candied yams with a few special ingredients. Top with pecans and a unique orange juice sugar mixture for the perfect appetizer or side for your Thanksgiving meal.

This Instant Pot Apple Crisp That Serves Up In Minutes

Baking without the mess is up everyone’s alley, and this Instant Pot apple crisp recipe from TikToker @hailsss10 is a delicious dessert to try this Thanksgiving. Toss all of the necessary ingredients in an Instant Pot, and top with the crumble mixture. Then, you’ll have a total cook time of only three minutes until your apple crisp is done and ready to devour.

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