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.
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!
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.
Slow cooker cranberry sauce with a hint of citrus is an easy side dish you can set and forget while you’re entertaining.
Corn pudding, corn casserole — whatever you call it, it’s a delicious slow cooker side for your holiday meal.
Maybe turkey just isn’t your speed for Thanksgiving. Try a crockpot ham instead. It’s delicious!
Green bean casserole in the slow cooker is a classic. We have it every year!
Perfect for all winter holidays, these slow cooker sweet potatoes with a hint of orange require just five simple ingredients!
Watching your carbs? This mashed cauliflower recipe is an amazingly tasty alternative to traditional mashed potatoes.
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?
Don’t forget the rolls! Yes, even these rosemary pull apart rolls can be made in the slow cooker. Who knew?
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.
This crockpot pecan pie is sure to have your mouth watering as it cooks. It’ll make your house smell phenomenal to boot!
Why not serve some pumpkin spice lattes after your meal? What a great way to end the evening!
Crockpot cranberry cider is another great finisher. You can make it non-alcoholic for a pretty holiday mocktail or add your favorite rum.
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.
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.
No turkey dinner is complete without cranberry sauce; this takes just 8 minutes of cooking time to finish!
Instant Pot herbed potatoes are the perfect side dish, especially if you want an alternative to mashed potatoes for the holidays.
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.