The Instant Pot has become a well-known kitchen staple. The multi-use pressure cooker is known for the number of delicious recipes you can make at the press of a button and sometimes in 30 minutes or less! With the Christmas season upon us, using your Instant Pot is a great way to make cooking easier while freeing up space in your oven or stovetop. Here are a few of our favorite Instant Pot Christmas recipes to add to your menu this year.
Instant Pot Main Dishes
If you run into the difficulty of having only one oven and many things to cook, these recipes are for you. Feel free to bake as many pies as you want because you can cook the main dish at the push of a button in your instant pot!
Classic Christmas Roast
This Betty Crocker Instant Pot recipe for a classic pot roast is unbelievably quick and easy. This roast is perfectly seasoned and fall-apart-tender. It also includes all of your favorite pot roast additions, like potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery. The best part is that using the Instant Pot means it takes a fraction of the time to cook!
Pineapple Brown Sugar Ham
You will love this sweet, juicy, delicious ham with a pineapple brown sugar glaze. With the help of the Instant Pot, this impressive main dish is achievable in less than thirty minutes. Because it is made in a pressure cooker, there’s no chance of dry ham. You only need your ham, brown sugar, pineapple bits with juice, and cornstarch.
Instant Pot Side Dishes
You can’t forget about the delicious sides that come with any family meal. If you’ve got some last-minute holiday shopping to do, throw these ingredients in your instant pot and get to shopping!
Mashed potatoes couldn’t be made easier using the Instant Pot. The days of starchy water boiling over and checking to see if your potatoes are done are long over. This mashed potato recipe takes about twenty minutes and yields the perfect creamy mashed potatoes. Misfit’s Market is perfect for getting potatoes and any other veggies you need in the busy holiday season.
The Instant Pot is known for how easy it is to cook the perfect hard-boiled eggs. It’s a reliable way to make hard-boiled eggs with gorgeous golden yolks that peel perfectly every time. This deviled egg recipe explains how to make hard-boiled eggs in the Instant Pot and the ingredients needed for delicious deviled eggs.
Mac and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is a great crowd-pleaser side dish, especially if you have picky eaters at your Christmas dinner. For a delicious homemade recipe, you can’t go wrong with this easy Instant pot macaroni and cheese. Evaporated milk, butter, and cheddar cheese combine into a beautifully creamy sauce. It cooks quickly and easily, and you’ll only have one pot to clean up!
Green Bean Casserole
Green bean casserole is a holiday staple. This Instant Pot green bean casserole recipe uses fresh green beans, button mushrooms, and homemade soup for a casserole that is delicious and a little healthier, too. Save your oven space and pressure cook this favorite casserole.
Instant Pot Desserts
Maybe you’re skeptical about desserts in an instant pot. Don’t be! You can create some sweet treats that are sure to wow your guests all from one pot!
Did you know that you can make cheesecake in an Instant Pot? Cooking the cheesecake with steam in the pressure cooker yields a smooth, creamy cheesecake. Check out this Instant Pot New York cheesecake recipe that is sure to impress your holiday guests!
Pie in a pressure cooker? Yes! And it is delicious. This Instant Pot pumpkin pie recipe offers another pressure cooker take on a holiday classic. Cooking with steam instead of baking the pie leads to a smooth, rich pumpkin pie with all of the great pumpkin spice flavors you’re looking for.
Using your Instant Pot is a great way to free up space in your oven while making dishes that are fast, easy, and delicious. Maybe your new favorite holiday dish is on this list! This year, take the stress out of your holiday cooking by adding these great Instant Pot Christmas recipes to your menu.