Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes Menu

Making the perfect Thanksgiving meal just got a whole lot easier. With this selection of Instant Pot Holiday Recipes, you can decide to make one, some, or all of your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving menu items right in your Instant Pot!

This Instant Pot Thanksgiving Menu provides options that are suitable for Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Keto, Whole30, Paleo, and Vegan diets. Weight Watchers points included in some recipes.

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It used to be that when it came time to make the perfect Thanksgiving meal, you could spend days (literally) toiling away in the kitchen. But no longer. The Instant Pot makes it possible to whip up your favorite holiday dishes in just a fraction of the time.

With these amazing Instant Pot Thanksgiving recipes, it’s entirely possible to make a delicious restaurant-quality Thanksgiving dinner or Friendsgiving meal, completely hassle-free. This carefully curated Instant Pot Holiday Recipes collection includes a wide range of delectable, flavorful dishes that are truly quick and easy to make.

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 From appetizers, sides, and desserts to a variety of main dish options, you are sure to find something to suit everyone at your holiday table.

And friends isn’t that something we can all be thankful for?!?!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Menu Essentials

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A well-stocked pantry is the key to Instant Pot Thanksgiving success. Make sure you have these classic staples on hand before you begin your meal prep and avoid those stressful last-minute grocery store runs.

  • Broth: chicken, beef, or vegetable. And lots of it.
  • Produce: potatoes, sweet potatoes (or yams), cauliflower, carrots, celery, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, green beans, pumpkin purée, winter squash, garlic, lemons, apples, cranberries, pomegranate seeds.
  • Meats: turkey (whole, breasts, legs), chicken (whole, breasts, thighs), beef roast, ground turkey, or beef (mince).
  • Fresh herbs: parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, tarragon, basil.
  • Nuts and seeds: walnuts, almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds (pepitas), sunflower seeds.
  • Dry goods: rice, peas, lentils, flour, quinoa, sugar, or sugar substitute of choice.
  • Seasoning, spices, and other: salt, ground black pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, paprika, olive oil, coconut oil, butter.
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Instant Pot Thanksgiving Menu Materials


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Here are some of the items you will need to help with your Thanksgiving meal planning.

So friends, if you are ready to select your favorite Instant Pot Thanksgiving recipes, read on…

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Instant Pot Thanksgiving Appetizers and Beverages

Greet your guests with a glass of holiday eggnog, seasonal apple cider, or mulled wine and a crowd-pleasing appetizer like flavor-filled chicken wings. Then start your meal with a bowl of any one of these delicious, tastes-just-like-fall soups, and let the festivities begin.

Instant Pot Eggnog. {Vegetarian, Gluten Free, WW Points included}

two glasses filled with Instant Pot Eggnog

Instant Pot Apple Cider. {Vegan, Gluten Free, WW Points included}

two glasses of instant pot apple cider

Instant Pot Mulled Wine. {Vegan, Gluten Free, WW Points included}

a single glass of instant pot mulled wine garnshed with clementines and a cinnamon stick

Dump and Start Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup. {Gluten-free, Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Whole30, WW Points Included}

bowl of finished soup placed next to the instant pot

Instant Pot Butternut Squash and Apple Soup. {Vegan, WW Points included}

2 bowls of instant pot butternut squash soup with pumpkin seeds

Dump and Start Instant Pot Curried Carrot Soup. {Gluten-free, Vegan}

close up of instant pot carrot soup with a spoon

Instant Pot Chicken Wings. {WW Points included}

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Mains

For those who crave the classic taste of Thanksgiving turkey, you can choose between Turkey Breast with Garlic Butter Gravy, Turkey Legs with Gravy, or Turkey Meatloaf. For a slightly different take on the main course, these recipes for hearty whole chicken, versatile chicken breasts, or traditional pot roast are all sure to please.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast With Garlic Butter Gravy. {Gluten-free, Low Carb, Keto, WW points included}

Garlic Butter Gravy being poured onto the Instant Pot Turkey Breast that is sliced and ready to serve on a white platter

Pineapple Brown Sugar Glazed Instant Pot Ham. {Gluen-Free, WW Points included}

the completed instant pot ham in a white serving dish

Instant Pot Whole Chicken. {Gluten-free, Low Carb, Keto, Whole 30, Paleo, WW points included}

overhead view of instant pot whole chicken on a platter next to a knife

Instant Pot Salmon. {Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, WW points included}

close up view of the finished instant pot salmon served with rice.

Instant Pot Chicken Breast. {Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, WW points included}

Overhead shot of a salad with slice chicken breast, salad greens and pomegranate

Instant Pot Meatloaf. {Gluten-free, Low Carb, Keto, WW points included}

instant pot meatloaf on a white plate in front of sliced meat loaf on a white plate

Instant Pot Pot Roast. {Gluten-free, Low Carb, Keto, Whole 30, Paleo, WW points included}

instant pot pot roast and vegetable in a pot

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Vegan Mains

Each of these vegan main dishes is equally stunning, hearty, and satisfying. This recipe for stuffed squash is full of fall flavors and a picture-perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece. Add a bit of exotic spice to your Friendsgiving table with Pumpkin and Plantain Curry or Whole Roasted Cauliflower Tandoori. And Garlic Herb Cauliflower Head with Gravy is a gorgeous addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Instant Pot Stuffed Squash. {Vegan, Gluten-free, Keto, WW points included}

Close-up view of one serving of Instant Pot Stuffed Squash

Instant Pot Pumpkin and Plantain Curry. {Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo}

Two servings of Instant Pot Pumpkin and Plantain Curry served in white bowls with a small bowl of curry sauce and a white cloth napkin

Instant Pot Corn Chowder. {Vegan, Gluten-Free, WW Points included}

a bowl of instant pot corn chowder on a table with a spoon in it

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Sides

While the main dish may get most of the attention, many people would say that the sides are the true stars of Thanksgiving. This menu covers all of the most popular offerings, including buttery dinner rolls, Brussels sprouts, green beans, pumpkin biscuits, cornbread, rutabaga mash, corn on the cob, and good old mac and cheese. And of course, there are potatoes in every form: mashed, baked, scalloped, and sweet. Pick a handful of your favorites, or make them all!

Instant Pot No Knead Dinner Rolls. {vegetarian, WW Points included}

instant pot dinner rolls inside a serving bowl lined with a cloth kitchen towel

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts. {Gluten-free, Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, WW points included}

a bowl of instant pot brussels sprouts

Instant Pot Beets Salad. {Vegan, Gluten-free, Paleo, Whole30, WW Points included}

pressure cooker beets salad served in a white ceramic bowl

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese 5 ways.

five white bowls with different varieties of instant pot mac and cheese on a countertop

Instant Pot Cornbread. {Vegan, WW Points included}

slices of homemade cornbread on a plate with a dip

Instant Pot Buttered Cabbage. {Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free. WW Points Included}

close up view of instant pot cabbage in a red bowl

Instant Pot Green Beans. {Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free, WW Points included}

garlic butter sesame instant pot green beans served in a blue bowl with a fork and spoon

Instant Pot Rutabaga Mash. {Vegan, Gluten-free, Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Whole30, WW Points included}

Instant Pot Pumpkin Biscuits. {Vegetarian, WW Points included}

a bowl of air fryer biscuits

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob {Gluten-free, Vegan, WW Points included}

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob garnished with lime zest, cilantro and salt and ready to be served

Instant Pot Scalloped Potatoes. {Gluten-free}

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. {Gluten-free, WW Points included}

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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes. {Gluten-free, Vegan, Paleo, WW points included}

Instant Pot Sweet Potato with almonds and raspberries

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes. {Gluten-free, Vegan, WW Points included}

An instant pot baked potato in a bowl with some butter and a spoon

Instant Pot Couscous. {Vegan, WW points included}

top down view of instant pot couscous salad

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Stuffing and Sauces

No Thanksgiving menu would be complete without a heaping portion of fluffy flavorful stuffing. Or dressing, depending on where you hail from. And with these easy Instant Pot holiday recipes for cranberry sauce, applesauce, pumpkin butter, or pumpkin pie apple sauce, it’s easy to whip up a taste of pure holiday heaven.

Easy Instant Pot Stuffing. {WW points included}

top down view of the completed instant pot stuffing recipe

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce. {Vegan, Gluten Free, WW Points included}

instant pot cranberry sauce served in a ceramic bowl with spoon and cloth napkin

Instant Pot Applesauce. {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, WW points included}

2 jars of instant pot applesauce with a teaspoon

Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter. {Vegan, Gluten Free, WW Points included}

instant pot pumpkin butter served with 3 slices of bread
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Instant Pot Thanksgiving Desserts

Finish off your Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving feast with one (or more) of these delightful desserts. Nothing says holidays like Eggnog Cheesecake! For chocolate lovers, there are rich and chewy Instant Pot Brownies with pumpkin(!) and a decadent Oreo Cheesecake. And Instant Pot Cinnamon Rolls are full of cinnamon sugar flavor.

Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake. {WW points included}

one slice being removed from the finished eggnog cheesecake

Instant Pot Brownies. {Vegan}

Instant Pot Brownies On a table

Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake.

Instant Pot Arroz Con Leche {Vegan, Gluten Free}.

two servings of Instant Pot Arroz Con Leche (rice pudding) served with gold spoons and cinnamon sticks

Instant Pot Cinnamon Rolls.

a plate of 3 instant pot cinnamon rolls ready to be served

More Holiday Recipes

Looking for even more easy holiday recipes? Then check out this collection of Air Fryer Thanksgiving and Christmas Recipes.

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Menu Recipes*

Instant Pot Recipe Binder

This awesome 30-page Instant Pot Recipe Binder Printable gives you everything you need and all in one place. It contains all sorts of easy-to-use tools and helpful information to give you a truly organized and easily accessible Instant Pot recipe collection. {{This is an Instant digital download nothing will be shipped}}.

What This Instant Pot Recipe Binder Includes:

  • 1 Instant Pot Recipes Binder Cover
  • 1 Instant Pot Recipe Page
  • 9 Recipe Category Cover Pages (mains, appetizers, desserts, sides, drinks, 15-minute meals, pantry recipes, frugal and a blank page for you to customize)
  • 7 Specialty Category Cover Pages (low carb, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, keto, Weight Watchers, gluten free)
  • 1 Kitchen Conversion Sheet
  • 3 Inventory Sheets (pantry, fridge, freezer)
  • 2 Instant Pot Cooking Times Cheat Sheets
  • 2 Pre-Filled Instant Pot recipes (that can be made right away!)
  • 1 Notes and Tips Page

Thank you for reading my Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes and Instant Pot Christmas Recipes post. And please come visit again as I continue to slice, dice and dream up affordable Air Fryer recipes, Instant Pot Recipes, Southern Recipes and more. Thanks for supporting Recipes from a Pantry, food blog.

Originally published October 2019. Updated 2022.

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  1. Sooo many great recipes here!! I haven’t got an instant pot yet but I will definitely need to get one before Thanksgiving now…

  2. I recently bought my Instant Pot and I am super excited about this collection of recipes. IP makes life so much easier and it will definitely help with Thanksgiving dinner preparation.

  3. This is such an incredible list… and such a great idea to complete Thanksgiving in an Instant pot. I think I might have to finally get one just to make these Thanksgiving recipes!