20 Crock-Pot and Instant Pot Recipes for Thanksgiving


I’m not sure if you feel the same way, but I could care less about the turkey on Thanksgiving. For me, it’s all about the SIDES. But the problem with sides on Thanksgiving is that your oven is usually pretty occupied. Trying to time the turkey AND all the sides in one oven can cause a lot of stress. So why not bust out some of your other kitchen gadgets to help out with the sides with these Crock-Pot and Instant Pot recipes?


10 Crock-Pot Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Crock-Pot Stuffing – Let your Crock-Pot handle the other star of the table!
  2. Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole – A fan favorite that you now don’t need to rely on the oven for.
  3. Crock-Pot Cream Corn – Only seven ingredients (two of which are salt & pepper) and ready in two hours? Sounds like a winner!
  4. Easy Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crisp – An easy, seasonal dessert that’s sure to please everyone at the table. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and call it a day.
  5. Slow Cooker Apple and Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash – Have any vegetarians at the table? This is something a little heartier for them than just a mishmash of side dishes!
  6. Slow Cooker Mulled Wine – I mean, does this one even need an explanation?
  7. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Dump Cake – Another crowd-pleasing dessert; and it only requires seven ingredients!
  8. Crock-Pot Cheesy Potatoes – You’ll find instructions for using fresh potatoes, hash browns, or even frozen potatoes for this slow cooker recipe.
  9. Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls – You can’t forget the dinner rolls!!
  10. Crock-Pot Mashed Potatoes – Of course, I couldn’t forget about this classic dish. If you’re an Instant Pot fan, no worries! I’ve got a mashed potato recipe for you down below.

10 Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Instant Pot Glazed Carrots – This recipe only takes five ingredients, and they’ll be ready to serve in under 10 minutes. YES, PLEASE.
  2. Instant Pot Green Beans And Ham – The most time-consuming thing about this recipe is that you’ve gotta chop some veggies… otherwise, it’s SO SIMPLE.
  3. Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce – I know that cranberry sauce isn’t a favorite in every household, but I bet you can convert a few folks with this recipe. She even leaves instructions for doubling it if you’ll be feeding a crowd.
  4. Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake – One of the most MIND-BLOWING things about the Instant Pot is that you can use it to make a cheesecake! So why not get festive with a pumpkin-flavored cheesecake on Thanksgiving?!
  5. Instant Pot Mac & Cheese – I’ll be honest, I feel that mac & cheese is appropriate at any meal. Not to mention, it’s something on the table that most kids will eat.
  6. Garlic Butter Herbs Instant Pot Potatoes – I also feel that you can never have too many potatoes at Thanksgiving! Mashed, baked, stuffed – I’ll take them all.
  7. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole – You will need your oven to broil this for a few seconds at the end, but another dessert done mostly in the Instant Pot is a win in my book!
  8. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – If dipping everything else on your plate in mashed potatoes is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.
  9. Instant Pot Vegetarian Butternut Squash Stuffing – She also gives instructions to cook this on a stovetop if you’ve decided on another recipe for your Instant Pot.
  10. Instant Pot Jalapeño Corn Bread – Here’s a great twist on a classic side dish. She is SO SMART and uses her silicon egg mold to make these!

I hope that you found something on this list to help you free up some oven space on Thanksgiving!



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