These Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes can help you get that perfect special holiday meal on the table! And even if you’re cooking for a smaller group, these recipes make it easy to have a variety of dishes for your family to enjoy!
This huge collection of 50+ Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes has so many options to make your Thanksgiving food prep easier even if you have limited oven and stovetop space. And we’ve updated the post to include even more options so there are probably close to 100+ Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes here now!
No matter which cooking methods you plan to use, Thanksgiving is next week, so it’s time to make 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 know most people are probably having a smaller gathering than usual this year, so maybe it’s the perfect year to try turkey breast in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot. But even if you’re just celebrating with immediate family members, we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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.
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 perfect 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 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 have a lot of options 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 make Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce if you prefer!
Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Creamed Corn
Here are Four Fabulous Recipes for Creamed Corn for Thanksgiving, with options for the slow cooker and the Instant Pot!
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Pressure Cooker Thanksgiving Recipes from Pressure Cooking Today
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Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes from The Typical Mom.