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.
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.
Broccoli Rice Casserole
This is a family fave Instant Pot side dish which could be made for Thanksgiving.
We’ve had it as a Thanksgiving side dish without the chicken.
Cheesy Asparagus Wrapped in Bacon
Kick up your asparagus game with this delicious Instant Pot asparagus recipe.
2 Minute Steamed Broccoli
Broccoli in 2 minutes? YES, please.
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!
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 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.
YUM! Cinnamon and sugar, butter and oh yes, the sweet potato. Who says vegetables have to be 100% healthy? 🙂
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.
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!
Instant Pot Stuffing
Yes, folks – even your dressing or stuffing can be made in the Instant Pot. Here is proof.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Artichoke and Spinach Dip
Make this ahead of time as a Thanksgiving appetizer!
This unique side dish will add a different texture to your meal.
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!
These aren’t your traditional Thanksgiving potatoes, but doesn’t mean these aren’t delicious. Bonus – they are Whole 30!
20 Minute Jacket Potato Recipe
These look so delicious and a great unique alternative to the traditional mashed potato side dish.
Cinnamon Honey Butter
This side is to be used to smear on your favorite rolls!
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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