This post with 50+ Recipes for a Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Thanksgiving has been popular for years on this site and using the slow cooker or the Instant Pot can be so helpful for a big holiday meal! This year we’ve updated the post to include even more options for Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes!
50+ Recipes for a Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Thanksgiving has so many great options to make your Thanksgiving food prep easier for anyone who wants to make a huge Thanksgiving feast but has limited oven and stovetop space!
Why Use a Slow Cooker for Thanksgiving?
The slow cooker is great for Thanksgiving because of the way you can start the food early and don’t have to watch it. And you can easily have more than one slow cooker going if you have several side dishes that work in the slow cooker. Slow Cookers are also great for keeping things warm while you prep other dishes.
Why Use an Instant Pot for Thanksgiving?
When you’re making a holiday meal, the Instant Pot is great for things like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, or creamed corn, where you can make them at the last minute without taking up valuable space on the stove. And the Instant Pot is fantastic for condiments like cranberry sauce. And just like the slow cooker, the Instant Pot is also a wonderful tool for keeping things warm..
No matter which cooking method you like best, Thanksgiving is next week, so it’s time to make some decisions about the menu! Here’s hoping that this huge collection of Thanksgiving recipes will give you plenty of help with your Thanksgiving dinner. We’re going to share a couple more ideas early next week, and then we’ll be taking a few days off to enjoy a huge family Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Turkey Breast
First up, a collection of ideas for Slow Cooker Turkey Breast. Even if you’re making a turkey in the oven, this is an easy way to get extra turkey for sandwiches; check out the recipes! And if you prefer the Instant pot, check out Ten Terrific Recipes for Instant Pot Turkey Breast. Both these methods are a perfect option if you’re cooking for a small crowd.
Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Potatoes
Next is a great round-up for Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes. If you only use the slow cooker or Instant Pot for one dish, it should be the potatoes; check out the recipes! Or take a look at The BEST Instant Pot Recipes for Potatoes if you’d prefer to use the Instant Pot. That round-up has plenty of options for mashed potatoes, as well as other tasty ideas for potatoes.
Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
A favorite for many people is Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes. If you’ve never tried sweet potatoes in the slow cooker, they turn out perfectly. Check out the variety of sweet potatoes recipes in that round-up, or check out our collection of The BEST Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipes if you prefer using the Instant Pot!
Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Stuffing
Next is an idea I wish I’d thought of myself, Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Stuffing. What a great way to free up oven space! Check out the round-up of slow cooker stuffing and Instant Pot stuffing recipes, even including some gluten-free stuffing. Then take your choice on the method!
Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce
We also have a lot of ideas for Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce. I love the idea of making your own cranberry sauce so you know what’s in it. Check out the slow cooker cranberry sauce recipes in that round-up. Or you can definitely make Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce if you prefer!
Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Creamed Corn
New this year, here are Four Fabulous Recipes for Creamed Corn for Thanksgiving, with options for the slow cooker and the Instant Pot!
More Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving
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Pressure Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes from Pressure Cooking Today
20 Pressure Cooker Recipes to Make This Thanksgiving from Kitschen Cat
Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes from The Typical Mom.
Are you using the slow cooker or the Instant Pot to make Thanksgiving Day a bit easier on the cook? Let us know in the comments about your favorite ideas!