Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Instant Pot Recipes

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Make your Thanksgiving sides in no time with these thanksgiving menu Instant Pot recipes. 

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish Instant Pot Recipes

It’s that time of year. In just a few weeks, a plethora of family and friends will gather to eat, drink and be merry and grateful. The only problem is that you have to do the cooking. We don’t want that to be a problem – we’ve got you covered with Instant Pot recipes for your side dishes for Thanksgiving.

Best Thanksgiving Side Dish Instant Pot Recipes

This past year, our family has become a family of IP users.  That said,  I know several of these Instant Pot Thanksgiving recipes will be used for our family feast!

Whether you are looking for easy Thanksgiving sides or traditional Thanksgiving sides, the Instant Pot can not only make your food in a jiffy – it will make it delicious.  We have gathered the best Thanksgiving sides to cook in your Instant Pot. They are organized below and we hope that you find just the recipes you need to complete your Thanksgiving meal.

Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

Looking for some veggies to add to your menu? We’ve rounded up several Thanksgiving vegetable side dish Instant Pot recipes.

Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides Instant Pot Recipes

Broccoli Rice Casserole

This is a family fave Instant Pot side dish which could be made for Thanksgiving.

Instant Pot Side Dish Broccoli Rice Casserole

We’ve had it as a Thanksgiving side dish without the chicken. 

How to Make Instant Pot Broccoli Rice Casserole

Cheesy Asparagus Wrapped in Bacon

Kick up your asparagus game with this delicious Instant Pot asparagus recipe.

Instant Pot Cheesy Asparagus Wrapped In Bacon

2 Minute Steamed Broccoli

Broccoli in 2 minutes? YES, please.

Instant Pot 2 Minute Steamed Broccoli

Brown Sugar Carrots

I’m not a fan of carrots, but definitely a fan of brown sugar! This delicious vegetable side only takes 4 minutes to cook!

Brown Sugar Carrots Pressure Cooker recipe

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

Not a favorite of mine, but something my mom will for sure have on the dinner table is green bean casserole.

Instant Pot or Slow cooker Green Bean Casserole

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob takes just a few minutes in the IP. It’s a crowd favorite and will fill a menu slot for one of your Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes.

How to Make Delicious Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Sweet Potatoes

YUM! Cinnamon and sugar, butter and oh yes, the sweet potato. Who says vegetables have to be 100% healthy? 🙂

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Traditional Thanksgiving Side Dishes 

Somethings people expect on the table each and every year. Here is a collection of traditional Thanksgiving side dish Instant Pot recipes.

Traditional Thanksgiving SIdes - Instant Pot Recipe

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

My friend Gena knows her way around the kitchen. Mashed Potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple and this IP mashed potato recipe does NOT disappoint!

How To Make Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Stuffing

Yes, folks – even your dressing or stuffing can be made in the Instant Pot. Here is proof.

Pressure Cooker Stuffing

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese

Okay, Macaroni and Cheese is not just for kids. Consider making a Macaroni and Cheese bar with bacon, chives, various cheese and you can appease the mac and cheese loving masses! Best part, in the Instant Pot this traditional Thanksgiving side dish takes no time.

View the Recipe at Slap Dash Mom

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce, anyone? Make lots of this and use the cranberry sauce as a spread on day after Thanksgiving sandwiches.

Rice in the Instant Pot

Rice may not be a traditional Thanksgiving recipe in your home, but in ours it totally is. My dad is half-Japanese. We grew up eating rice with EVERY meal. Like seriously. I remember rice in the rice maker, with SPAGHETTI. We make rice a lot in our house, and in the Instant Pot it is the absolute best.

Here is a tip – splurge and buy the Japanese medium grain or short grain rice. It’s a game changer.

View Recipe at You Make It Simple

Unique Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Make it unique! Want to spice things up this year? These Unique side dishes for Thanksgiving all can be made in the Instant Pot and aren’t too far out there!

Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes - Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Guinness Mac and Cheese

Definitely not your traditional side, this unique side dish for Thanksgiving take mac and cheese to a whole new level.

Instant Pot Guinness Mac and Cheese

Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Make this ahead of time as a Thanksgiving appetizer!

Instant Pot Artichoke and Spinach Dip Applebee’s Copycat

Cheesy Grits

This unique side dish will add a different texture to your meal.

Instant Pot Cheesy Grits

Instant Pot Cinnamon Apple Sauce

Do you have a lot of kids coming for dinner? Cinnamon applesauce in the Instant Pot is a great unique Thanksgiving side dish that both parents and kids will appreciate. Bonus, make extra – this stuff is amazing and you will want to eat after the holiday!

Easy Instant Pot Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe

Brazilian Potatoes

These aren’t your traditional Thanksgiving potatoes, but doesn’t mean these aren’t delicious. Bonus – they are Whole 30!

Whole 30 Hearty Brazilian Potatoes In The Instant Pot

20 Minute Jacket Potato Recipe

These look so delicious and a great unique alternative to the traditional mashed potato side dish.

Instant Pot 20 Minute Jacket Potato

Cinnamon Honey Butter

This side is to be used to smear on your favorite rolls!

Cinnamon Honey Butter Recipe

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal and I hope that these Thanksgiving side dishes that can be made in the Instant Pot make their way to your table!

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The Instant Pot immediately became a staple in our house when we purchased our first one in 2015. Since that time, we have been experimenting and pressure cooking a ton of different recipes for our family. The IP has proven itself time and time again, it’s not just a kitchen appliance that takes up space! We use it a minimum of 3 times a week.

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