30 Holiday Dish Ideas For The Instant Pot & Air Fryer

Last Updated on November 5, 2019

 

Knock, knock! Who’s there? The holidays! Are you freaking out yet? Stay calm, relax and just breathe. The holidays are meant to be a time of year when we gather around the house with our friends and family and enjoy each others company. Unfortunately, that rarely happens. We tend to stress ourselves out with trying to make everything perfect. Believe me, you’re not alone. However, here are some ideas to make it a bit easier on us.

One of those ways I make the holidays easier on me is my handy-dandy Instant Pots (all 4 of them!). I use my Instant Pots to prepare all my holiday dishes, including the turkey. Sometimes my husband deep fries our turkey though, now that he’s retired from the military, and he allows no one else to touch it when he is in charge. He reminds me of the dad from A Christmas Story; he’s a self-described turkey connoisseur.

You may be asking yourself, “What could I possibly make in Instant Pot that could be good for the holidays?!” No worries. Here’s where I come in to help!

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This month, we are covering the 30 best holiday dishes for the Instant Pot. This is an exhaustive list and I know you’ll find the perfect recipes here to help make your holiday meals as perfect as possible; at least food wise.

Enjoy and be sure to let me know which one is your favorite!

1. Instant Pot Pumpkin Oatmeal

This pumpkin oatmeal takes the classic recipe to a whole new level. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!

2. Instant Pot Pumpkin Ginger Brulee

If you are looking for a DELICIOUS dessert recipe, look no further! You can make these in single-serving sizes, which is perfect for a holiday get together!

3. Air Fryer Apple, Cranberries & Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash Casserole

Want a delicious side dish for this years Thanksgiving table? This casserole is sure to turn heads and tantalize taste buds!

4. Instant Pot Maple Spice Pumpkin Butter

Bread and rolls are a staple on the dinner table during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well, why not have a delicious treat to dip that bread in?

5. Air Fryer Mason Jar Apple Pies

A unique way to serve single-servings of apple pies, these mason jar pies will be a total hit at the dinner table! Make sure you prepare enough. These mason jar pies will not last long!

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6. Instant Pot Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

A good, hearty soup can never do your heart wrong. This soup is Allergy Friendly, too!

7. Instant Pot Apple Pecan Streusel Muffins

These are PERFECT for any holiday morning breakfast to curve the hunger before the big meal!

8. Air Fryer Apple Cider Doughnut Bites

These are an excellent treat for the kids. And the husbands. Well, they’re great for anyone, really. These bite-sized treats are just enough to satisfy your craving!

 

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9. Instant Pot Apple Cider

Looking for a great drink recipe this year? You can’t go wrong with Apple Cider and this one is made in the Instant Pot!

10. Instant Pot Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake is a popular dessert during the holidays. This Instant Pot version won’t let you down!

11. Instant Pot Maple Bourbon Ham

Are you planning on serving ham during Thanksgiving? This Instant Pot version makes it so much easier to whip up your favorite ham in no time!

12. Instant Pot Coffee Cake

Treat your guests to a delicious breakfast treat with this coffee cake recipe that everyone is sure to drool over!

 

13. Instant Pot Frittata Muffins

…or, try this one for breakfast!

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14. Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole is such a classic dish for any holiday, but with this Air Fryer recipe, you can make it in a jiffy and it be just as good as the classic oven dish, if not better!

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15. Air Fryer Mini Pecan Pie

Another delicious single-serving dessert, this mini pecan pie is so good, you will want to eat more than one! My husband can attest to this!

16. Air Fryer Oatmeal Stuffed Baked Apples

Whether it’s breakfast or dessert, everyone will love it!

17. Instant Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Have you ever seen a Thanksgiving or Christmas deal without Mashed Potatoes? Me neither. The potatoes are delicious and the Instant Pot saves time.

18. Instant Pot Stuffing

Need a good stuffing recipe? Tired of the same ole, same ole? Crack open that Instant Pot and make it there instead!

19. Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

You HAVE to have cranberry sauce at the dinner table! This quick and easy recipe for the Instant Pot makes it better than ever!

20. Air Fryer Rosemary Turkey Breast With a Maple Glaze

We have your ham covered, now let’s get the delicious turkey done! Whether it’s using leftover turkey or you want to serve it at the Thanksgiving table, this recipe is amazing! I use left over turkey for something different.

21. Instant Pot Yams

These are SO good and SO easy to make in the Instant Pot!

22. Instant Pot Mini Pumpkin Pies

You can’t go wrong with pumpkin pie, right?! These mini pies are so delicious!

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23. Instant Pot Turkey

Yes, you read that right! You can make your turkey in the Instant Pot this year and you will NOT be disappointed!

24. Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies

These are a perfect dessert to bring with you to events such as school, church or family get togethers. These pies are super easy to make and everyone always loves them!

25. Air Fryer Apple Cranberry Cupcakes

Ready to throw in a wow factor for your guests? These cupcakes are perfect for any holiday event. Did I mention they are incredibly easy to make?

26. World’s Best Instant Pot Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa in your Instant Pot? Yes! Hot cocoa in your Instant Pot! Don’t like dark chocolate hot cocoa? No worries. Check out this next one instead.

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27. Winter White Instant Pot Hot Cocoa

If you aren’t crazy about the traditional chocolate hot cocoa, this white chocolate version may make you a believer!

28. Instant Pot Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake

Yes- cheesecake in your Instant Pot. You can do it, and you’re guaranteed to love it!

29. Instant Pot Cornbread

Need a great side dish? This cornbread, made in your Instant Pot, is perfect!

30. Instant Pot Cornbread Stuffing {Allergy Friendly} 

Or maybe you want some cornbread stuffing?! This will do great for your guests!

Bonus:

Air Fryer Keto Stuffing

Stay healthy this holiday season with this delicious Air Fryer Keto Stuffing. All of the amazing seasonings inn this one just make it feel like the holiday season and come together to make a perfect low carb stuffing! Plus, it’s super easy and quick to make!

So, there you have it! 30 delicious meals for the holidays you can cook in your Instant Pot or Air Fryer! Do you have a favorite? Comment below and let me know!

 

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