10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes Made in an Instant Pot

10 Thanksgiving Side Dishes Made in an Instant Pot

Common Thanksgiving Side Dishes Made in an Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker will save time this year. I have never used a pressure cooker before.

In fact, my husband was a little concerned when one showed up in our kitchen. However, never before did I think I could make a Mac and Cheese Recipe in less than 20 minutes.

Cooking with a pressure cooker was definitely a new experience for me that might have changed the way  cook on busy nights. pressure-cooker-mac-and-cheese-product

Why make Thanksgiving Side Dishes in an Instant Pot?

Thanksgiving dinner is the perfect example of why you would want to bring a pressure cooker out. All the oven and stove space is taken, no room for another dish.  Also find Best Make Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Well, you can easily make your batch of mac and cheese in the pressure cooker while you are letting the turkey sit before you carve it.

In no time you will have a delicious and super easy side dish.

Can I brown my meat in an Instant Pot? 

There are a ton of things you can do in a pressure cooker. Unlike a crockpot, you can actually brown your meats in the same pan.

This makes for very easy clean up. In a rice pilaf recipe, I cooked down the onions quickly before adding the rice. Such a time saver.

 

Common Thanksgiving Side Dishes Made in a Pressure Cooker

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Simply add all your ingredients to the bottom of your pressure cooker. Allow it to do its thing for about 10 minutes. 

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After the steam settles, you now have a wonderful dish of mac and cheese. In the time to open a box of mac and cheese,  you have homemade using real ingredients. Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe are one for busy weeknight too.

Common Thanksgiving Side Dishes Made in a Pressure Cooker

We added a little bacon at the end to create an even more decadent mac and cheese version. 

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We were provided a Power Pressure Cooker XL™ from TriStar Products in exchange for this recipe post. Used widely by professionals, a pressure cooker can create delicious dishes that are ready to serve in minutes, rather than hours – perfect for any time-strapped home chef that doesn’t want to compromise on quality for convenience.

 Benefits of cooking with a Pressure Cooker

The combination of its flavor infusion technology and high-pressure environment results in:
 
·       Traditionally slow-cooked meals that are ready 70% faster than conventional methods
·         Locked in nutrients and vitamins
·         Meats and seafood with intense flavor without added fat
·         Tender, crisp vegetables with intact fiber
·         Cheaper cuts of meat transformed into juicy perfection  

Power Pressure Cooker XL™ also comes equipped with an intuitive one-touch setting designed for a variety of foods. Meat, fish, vegetables, beans, rice, soup or stews can all quickly be cooked to perfection without even thinking about it!

This was my first recipe using an instant pot but I can see myself experimenting a lot more.

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Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese  Recipe*

Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe

Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe

Yield: 5 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe is done in just minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow pasta, dry
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Place the Inner Pot into the Pressure Cooker.
  2. Press the SOUP/STEW button to set for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine all ingredients into Inner Pot.
  4. Secure the Lid on the Cooker. Lock the Lid and switch the Pressure Release Valve to Closed.
  5. Once the timer reaches 0, the Pressure Cooker will automatically switch to KEEP WARM. Press CANCEL. Switch the Pressure Release Valve to Open. When the steam is completely released, remove the Lid.
  6. Serve
Nutrition Information
Yield 5 Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 741 Total Fat 58g Saturated Fat 35g Trans Fat 2g Unsaturated Fat 18g Cholesterol 175mg Sodium 471mg Carbohydrates 33g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 2g Sugar 4g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 23g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

*Always follow the directions of your own pressure cooker

Other Thanksgiving Side Dishes Using an Instant Pot

Thanksgiving Side Dishes Made in an Instant Pot

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Instant Pot Sausage And Apple Stuffing is flavorful and really easy to make. This Sausage And Apple Stuffing is a winner because the stuffing is very moist and the Instant Pot does most of the work.

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Sweet potatoes & brussels sprouts make a great pair. Let your pressure cooker take care of the work with this easy and delicious fall Instant Pot side dish.

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Instant Pot Cranberry Relish in 4 minutes. It’s made with orange juice and frozen cranberries and is so easy!

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This delicious, hearty side dish can be made with either fresh, canned, or frozen corn.

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This is the creamiest mashed cauliflower you will ever have. The instant pot makes the cauliflower super soft and it purees like a dream.

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