20 Timesaving Thanksgiving Crockpot and Instant Pot Recipes


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20 Thanksgiving Crockpot and Instant Pot Recipes

Are you on the Instant Pot train yet? Judging from how deeply I adore my crockpot, I feel as if I’ll fall hard for the Instant Pot too. Especially when it means that you don’t need to spend an entire day laboring in the kitchen to make a delicious Thanksgiving meal. Sure, there’s a few day-of foods you’ll need to prep but ditch the labor-intensive dishes and enjoy these Thanksgiving themed slowcooker and Instant Pot side dishes, appetizer, desserts, and leftover recipes instead!

Thanksgiving Crockpot Recipes

Satiate hungry tummies with a winning appetizer before your Thanksgiving meal. These cranberry meatballs should really hit the spot.

cranberry meatballs

If you’re only feeding a few people, a small crockpot turkey will be just enough to satisfy those holiday appetites without having to work your way through leftovers for the next week. Bonus: the meat is super tender!

crock pot turkey

Free up your oven by making stuffing in the crockpot. This stuff is as good as your grandma’s stuffing, but it’s such a sanity saver since you can make it in the slow cooker.

crock pot stuffing

Slow cooker cranberry sauce with a hint of citrus is an easy side dish you can set and forget while you’re entertaining.

cranberry sauce

Corn pudding, corn casserole — whatever you call it, it’s a delicious slow cooker side for your holiday meal.

corn pudding

Maybe turkey just isn’t your speed for Thanksgiving. Try a crockpot ham instead. It’s delicious!

crock pot ham

Green bean casserole in the slow cooker is a classic. We have it every year!

green bean casserole

Perfect for all winter holidays, these slow cooker sweet potatoes with a hint of orange require just five simple ingredients!

sweet potatoes with a hint of orange

Watching your carbs? This mashed cauliflower recipe is an amazingly tasty alternative to traditional mashed potatoes.

mashed cauliflower

Kids often don’t eat much at a Thanksgiving meal, but one thing is certain: crockpot macaroni and cheese is always a hit. Who can pass up that cheesy goodness?

crockpot macaroni and cheese

Don’t forget the rolls! Yes, even these rosemary pull apart rolls can be made in the slow cooker. Who knew?

rosemary pull apart rolls

I always thought fried apples were just a thing with my family at Thanksgiving, but it turns out lots of people love them. Of course, making them in the slow cooker makes me love them even more.

fried apples

This crockpot pecan pie is sure to have your mouth watering as it cooks. It’ll make your house smell phenomenal to boot!

crock pot pecan pie

Why not serve some pumpkin spice lattes after your meal? What a great way to end the evening!

pumpkin spice latte

Crockpot cranberry cider is another great finisher. You can make it non-alcoholic for a pretty holiday mocktail or add your favorite rum.

cranberry cider

Thanksgiving Instant Pot Recipes

Did you know you can cook a whole entire turkey in the Instant Pot in no time flat? This recipe calls for an 8 lb. turkey, but if yours is larger, just add an additional 6 minutes per pound.

Instant Pot Whole Turkey

What’s Thanksgiving without a little pumpkin spice? This pumpkin spice cheesecake is a scrumptious alternative to pumpkin pie, and it’s so quick because you make it right in the Instant Pot.

instant pot pumpkin spice cheesecake

No turkey dinner is complete without cranberry sauce; this takes just 8 minutes of cooking time to finish!

instant pot cranberry sauce

Instant Pot herbed potatoes are the perfect side dish, especially if you want an alternative to mashed potatoes for the holidays.

herbed potatoes

You can’t go wrong with easy Instant Pot sweet potatoes on Turkey Day. It’s nice to have a healthy side dish on hand for those who are watching their calories.

sweet potatoes

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Hungry yet? Which delicious Thanksgiving recipe are you craving after scrolling from this glorious list?

20 Thanksgiving Crockpot and Instant Pot Recipes

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