16 Deliciously Festive Instant Pot Christmas Recipes

Put your Instant Pot to work this Holiday season with these delicious Christmas recipes the whole family will love.

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This year take it easy in the kitchen by letting your Instant Pot take care of Christmas dinner! So quick and easy!

If you’re wondering whether it’s possible to make your Christmas dinner in your pressure cooker this year you are in for a treat! Today I’ve pulled together 16 delicious Instant Pot friendly Christmas recipes!

I’ve got you covered for your main meats, whether it’s turkey, chicken or even a pot roast.

And then the sides. Oh my! candied carrots, roast potatoes and even mac n cheese!

And I couldn’t forget dessert! How about a Christmas pudding (that’s vegan friendly) or a peppermint cheesecake!

If you were on the fence about buying one it’s time to treat yourself to an Instant Pot DUO Plus 60 while they’re still on sale over on Amazon! Better be quick though!


Who knew there were so many delicious Christmas recipes you could make in your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Turkey and Gravy

Instant Pot Turkey and GravyThis has to be the easiest way to cook a deliciously tender and moist turkey breast in your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Turkey and Gravy by Carmy

Instant Pot Bone-In Ham

Instant Pot Bone-In HamYum! Nothing beats a bone-in ham during the Holidays but boy do they take a long time to cook. Well not anymore thanks to this pressure cooker ham recipe!

Instant Pot Bone-In Ham by Simply Happy Foodie

Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Instant Pot Whole ChickenThis juicy and moist chicken recipe will become your go-to recipe for sure. It takes just 30 minutes to cook a whole chicken in your Instant Pot, and it’s low carb, keto and healthy too!

Instant Pot Whole Chicken by Recipe Vibes

Whole30 Pot Roast

Whole30 Pot Roast What do you do on a busy December day when you don’t think you have time to make a delicious dinner for your family? Grab your instant pot and make this delicious Whole30 compliant Pot Roast that’s what!

Whole30 Pot Roast by Cook at Home Mom

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed PotatoesIf you think no holiday dinner is complete without a serving (or three) or delicious mashed potatoes you need to check out this Instant Pot version!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes by Carmy

Instant Pot Garlic Glazed Carrots

Instant Pot Garlic Glazed CarrotsIf you need help enticing your littles to eat some veggies during the holidays try these candied baby carrots. They’re sweet and crunchy and totally delicious!

Instant Pot Garlic Glazed Carrots by Tea Breakfast

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot Baked PotatoesBaked potatoes are such a versatile side but oh my goodness do they just take forever to bake in the oven! Well it’s time for your Instant Pot to come to the rescue again because you can now have super fluffy potatoes in under 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes by Cincy Shopper

Instant Pot Skirlie (Scottish Stuffing)

Instant Pot Skirlie (Scottish Stuffing)Add a touch of the Highlands to your festive dinners this year with this savoury Scottish stuffing recipe.

Instant Pot Skirlie (Scottish Stuffing) by This Old Gal

Instant Pot Ginger Snap Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Ginger Snap Sweet PotatoesWhat do you get when you combine sweet potatoes with ginger snaps? A deliciously warm side dish you’ll want to eat over and over!

Instant Pot Ginger Snap Sweet Potatoes by Make the Best of Everything

Instant Pot Roast Potatoes

Instant Pot Roast PotatoesRoast potatoes just as they should be. Crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle. And they only take 10 minutes in the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Roast Potatoes by Recipe Vibes

Instant Pot Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Instant Pot Spiced Cranberry SauceChristmas dinner just wouldn’t be complete without a serving of Cranberry Sauce, and this lightly spiced version is super simple to make in your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Spiced Cranberry Sauce by This Old Gal

Bacon and Balsamic Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts

Bacon and Balsamic Instant Pot Brussels SproutsBrussel Sprouts are an acquired taste and people either love them or hate them. If you’re on the fence try this tasty bacon and balsamic recipe and you’re sure to be converted!

Bacon and Balsamic Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts by A Mom’s Impression

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and CheeseDid you know your Instant Pot could even be used to whip up a side of Mac n Cheese? Oh yes! Piping hot elbow macaroni swimming in creamy cheddar cheese sauce then sprinkled with buttery toasted golden breadcrumbs, smoky crispy bacon bits, and crunchy scallions. This is a kid-friendly side everyone will be fighting over!

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese by Pressure Cook Recipes

The Ultimate Vegan Christmas Pudding

The Ultimate Vegan Christmas PuddingPlum Pudding or Christmas Pudding can be a daunting dish to take on, but this step-by-step recipe will show you how to make a deliciously dark, rich, fruity, moist & boozy pud using your Instant Pot.

The Ultimate Vegan Christmas Pudding by A Virtual Vegan

Instant Pot Peppermint Cheesecake

Instant Pot Peppermint CheesecakeWe love a good Instant Pot cheesecake around here so it would be rude not to include a yummy pink Peppermint Cheesecake in our Christmas recipe round up right?

Instant Pot Peppermint Cheesecake by Cheesecake It Is!

Instant Pot Candied Nuts

 Instant Pot Candied Nuts And let’s finish up our Instant Pot Christmas recipe collection with these yummy candied nuts which you can put out for guests to nibble on, or wrap up as a homemade gift for your friends and family.

Instant Pot Candied Nuts by I Don’t Have Time for That!