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37 Instant Pot Christmas Recipes (+ Easy Dinner Ideas)

These Instant Pot Christmas recipes make delicious dishes perfect for your holiday get-togethers!

All meals are covered, from breakfast to dinner, and appetizers to desserts.

It always gets busy around the holidays. So when it comes to cooking, I always turn to my Instant Pot for help.

Instant Pot Roast with Beef, Potatoes and Carrots
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This trusty appliance allows you to cook dishes in a jiffy.

It’s also great when your stove and oven are busy cooking something else!

Plus, it does more than just cook stews, roasts, and dishes of that nature.

Did you know that you can also whip up cakes and bread using the Instant Pot? How cool is that?

For today’s collection, I’ve handpicked 37 Instant Pot Christmas recipes yule certainly have no trouble cooking.

From ham and turkey to eggnog and pudding, these recipes have your entire Christmas menu covered.

Let’s feast!

1. Instant Pot Ham 

I once thought that cooking Christmas ham was such a daunting task. I didn’t know it only took three ingredients and an Instant Pot.

Thanks to the IP’s pressure cooker function, your ham will finish cooking in just 30 minutes! 

That’s not even the most impressive part. It’s how incredibly moist, tender, and delectable the ham is.

2. Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup 

If you’re the type who eats rice all day, every day, I’m with you, my friend.

And while rice is often considered a side dish, it’s the main attraction of this recipe.

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A merry mix of wild rice, mushrooms, and vegetables in a creamy gravy, this soup is cozy, creamy, and hearty.

It’s the ultimate Christmas comfort food!

3. Instant Pot Pork Roast 

This pork pot roast will give everybody the impression that you took hours to prepare it.

In reality, your participation here will only take 20 minutes.

The thing I love about this sensational dish is that it has so many delicious components to it. Yet they all cook in the same pot.

Just throw in the vegetables at the last 5 minutes of cooking the roast, and boom!

4. Instant Pot Turkey Breast 

Turkey breast sometimes gets a bad rap for being dull and dry.

With the Instant Pot, though, you get a juicy and flavorful turkey with a creamy gravy kicker.

While I do admit that I prefer dark meat over white, I also won’t say no to these scrumptious slices!

Serve this dish over a bed of mashed potatoes for a complete Christmas meal.

5. Instant Pot Whole Turkey 

In charge of cooking the holiday turkey this year? Don’t be scared by the seemingly intimidating task.

As long as you own an Instant Pot, you’re in good hands.

With the help of this recipe, you’ll produce the most sensational bird. It’ll have crispy skin, moist meat, and all that.

The best part is that you’ll do so in under an hour!

6. Instant Pot Beef Stew

This beef stew is packed with flavorful beef, hearty vegetables, and rich and creamy gravy. 

The beef here is so tender and juicy, you only need a few bites to chow it down.

The vegetables add heartiness, making it a complete meal. 

And the gravy? My goodness, it’s so delectably savory, you’ll want to bathe in it. 

Together, they create a Christmas dish that’s impossible to resist.

7. Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

This chicken pot pie might be crustless, but it’s definitely flavorful.

You really can’t go wrong with the combo of shredded chicken, chopped veggies, and a thick and creamy broth.

Pro-tip: No need to make your own crust! Just serve this pot pie with either biscuits or croissants. 

8. Instant Pot Char Siu or Chinese BBQ Pork 

If you’ve never had char siu, take this as a sign to try this recipe. 

I can’t even begin to express how in love I am with char siu! The Chinese version of BBQ pork is just more delicious on all levels.

First, the tenderness of the meat is unparalleled. It’s so soft, it almost melts in your mouth.

The glaze is sweeter and stickier than traditional BBQ. It pairs perfectly with the unctuousness of the pork.

Believe me, char siu will change your life.

9. Instant Pot Short Ribs 

We all know how addictive short ribs are. They’re succulent, delicious, and simply irresistible.

These short ribs are extra finger-lickin’ sensational, though. See that glossy sauce coating the meat?

It might not be the main feature, but it’s definitely the star of the show.

Infused with red wine, the sauce will fill your tastebuds with its heightened flavors. 

10. Instant Pot Butter Chicken 

Butter and chicken are a match made in heaven. Murg makhani is proof.

Whether you haven’t tried it yet or are already a fan of the popular Indian dish, this recipe has your name on it.

The juicy chicken swims in a creamy and buttery curry sauce. That’s what I call heaven in a bowl. Extra rice, please.

11. Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken 

Give your American Christmas a fun Italian twist with this Instant Pot Tuscan chicken!

This dish features tender chicken in a creamy garlic sauce.

While it’s Italian in nature, it bursts with familiar flavors we all know and love.

The Italian flair comes from sundried tomatoes, which adds a subtly sweet and tangy contrast to the savory dish.

12. Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken 

Why buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery when you can whip it up effortlessly at home?

First of all, look at how beautiful the bird is!

Judging by the photo alone, you can already tell that it’s a thousand times better than store-bought rotisserie.

From the crispy skin to the tender, juicy, and flavorful meat, homemade rotisserie chicken can’t be beat.

13. Instant Pot Lamb Shoulder Roast 

While some find lamb way too gamey, I love it! If you’re just as obsessed as I am with lamb, this recipe is a must-try.

Sure, pork, beef, and chicken are good, too. But to me, nothing beats the richness of a lamb pot roast.

Lamb is already flavorful, so you won’t have to add much here.

In fact, for this recipe, you only need garlic, thyme, honey, and salt and pepper. 

This dish is simple but the flavors sure are spectacular.

14. Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore 

Here’s another scrumptious Italian dish perfect for a simple Christmas dinner.

Cacciatore is a braised dish cooked hunter-style. In this case, it’s chicken cooked in a tomato sauce flavored with wine and herbs.

Also, you won’t cook the dish hunter-style, here, but the Instant Pot instead. Why complicate things when there’s a much easier way?

As a bonus, this chicken cacciatore is low-carb, paleo-friendly, and gluten-free. It’s for everybody to enjoy!

15. Pressure Cooker Cranberry Balsamic Pork Loin 

Tender slices of pork loin are drizzled with a sweet and tangy cranberry balsamic glaze. Merry Christmas, indeed!

Pork loin indeed dries out easily. It’s exactly why the Instant Pot is the perfect appliance to use in this recipe.

With the Instant Pot, you never have to worry about overcooked pork loin ever again.

16. Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon 

Beef Bourguignon is a lot easier to make than it is to spell. It may sound like a fancy, intimidating dish, but it’s very simple.

In case you’re not familiar, beef bourguignon is a French stew filled with fork-tender beef and hearty vegetables.

What makes it extra special is that the beef is braised in a red wine-infused sauce. Mmm.

17. Instant Pot Cranberry Meatballs 

If you prefer meatballs bathed in a sweet and tangy sauce, rather than a refreshing marinara, this recipe is for you.

Here, the meatballs are covered in a cranberry sauce that’s sweet, savory, and tangy, all at the same time.

The flavors of the meat and the sauce complement and contrast each other beautifully.

The recipe gives you marvelous meatballs that are impossible to resist.

18. Instant Pot Hot Chocolate 

Christmas is never complete without hot chocolate! And yes, even this cozy yuletide beverage can be cooked in the Instant Pot.

I love cooking and serving hot chocolate in the Instant Pot. It keeps the drink perfectly warm throughout the night!

19. Instant Pot Gingerbread 

Here’s another Christmas staple you can make in the Instant Pot!

This gingerbread cake is dense yet moist, and exploding with sweet, spiced, and warming flavors.

I also love how it’s effortlessly beautiful.

With this recipe, you don’t need to be a master cake decorator to pull off a breathtaking dessert.

Just pour some sugar glaze over it and voila!

20. Instant Pot Gingerbread Pudding Cake 

If you’re torn between cake and pudding, why not make cake pudding?

It’s tender like cake, but also ooey-gooey like pudding. The textures in this dessert are simply to die for!

The aroma and flavor are also beyond excellent. It’s infused with ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.

This cake and pudding fusion is the perfect Christmas dessert.

21. Easy Instant Pot Monkey Bread 

It’s impressive how the Instant Pot can cook elaborate dishes like roast beef and turkey.

What amazes me more, though, is the fact it can also make bread.

This all-in-one kitchen appliance is truly the home cook’s best friend!

If you don’t own one yet and are still on the fence about getting it, this sweet, sticky, pull-apart bread will win you over.

22. Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake 

Made way too much eggnog? Don’t let the leftovers go to waste!

Repurpose the cozy Christmas drink into this phenomenal eggnog cheesecake.

The Instant Pot will impress you yet again with its capacity to make a rich, creamy, and delectable cheesecake.

This cheesecake is so heavenly, no one will believe it’s cooked in the Instant Pot.

23. Instant Pot Peppermint Cheesecake 

Here’s another cheesecake that’ll tickle your tastebuds for sure.

This one is covered in decadent chocolate ganache and garnished with crushed peppermint candies.

This cheesecake is one show-stopping dessert.

24. Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Bread 

It looks like a pound cake but tastes like freshly-baked cinnamon rolls.

Scratch that. This bread tastes like a mash-up between cinnamon rolls and French toast casserole.

If that doesn’t make your mouth water, I don’t know what will.

I mean, the aroma of this bread alone will make your senses go into overdrive!

25. Instant Pot Mac and Cheese 

The wonderful thing about mac and cheese is that it can be both a simple dinner and a phenomenal party entree. 

This Instant Pot mac and cheese is extra special as it contains three kinds of cheese: cheddar, cream cheese, and parmesan. 

It’s extra rich, extra cheesy, and a perfect addition to your holiday menu.

26. Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce 

While cranberry sauce is by no means the star of the holiday table, it has the power to make or break your main dish.

If you plan on making everything from scratch this year, you can count on this recipe for cranberry sauce.

A blend of cranberries, sugar, orange juice, and fall spices, this sauce might be only a condiment, but boy, is it delicious.

27. Instant Pot Eggnog 

The most fail-proof way to cook eggnog is, as you may have guessed, through the Instant Pot.

This eggnog is as smooth, creamy, and delicious as you wish it to be.

Thanks to the Instant Pot’s keep warm and water bath functions, you won’t have to worry about your eggnog turning into an egg scramble! 

28. Instant Pot Apple Cider  

One of the best ways to warm yourself up on a cold, wintery morning is with a sip of apple cider. 

The blend of apples, citrus, and spices yields the coziest and most comforting aroma and taste.

29. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole 

This sweet potato casserole has that fantastic sweet and savory flavor combination we all can’t get enough of.

This casserole is mashed sweet potatoes, but with extra oomph. 

Roasted marshmallows and toasted pecans impart not just extra flavor, but a lovely textural variety as well.

30. Instant Pot Sausage Stuffing 

This sausage stuffing is a puddling-like dish filled with ground sausage and bread. 

While you can certainly use this dish as turkey stuffing, you won’t need to. It’s perfectly fantastic on its own.

31. Instant Pot Roasted Brussels Sprouts 

I know Brussels sprouts aren’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to holiday dishes.

But for a healthy dish to contrast all the decadent ones you plan on serving this Christmas, this recipe perfectly first the bill.

32. Instant Pot Poached Pears 

Poached pears don’t sound too exciting, but what a thing of beauty!

Here, whole pears are braised in apple juice, blackberries, and spices.

The pears absorb the flavors beautifully, resulting in a wonderfully sweet and spiced dessert.

Serve them with ice cream and fresh blackberries and enjoy.

33. Instant Pot Apple Fig Compote  

Here’s another sweet and fruity treat your whole family will love.

This apple fig compote is great on its own, but can also be used to flavor other dishes.

Whether you top it on chicken or pork chops or pair it with yogurt or ice cream, you can’t go wrong.

34. Country Green Beans, Potatoes, and Ham in the Instant Pot 

Ham, green beans, and potatoes join forces to make a hearty, healthy, and oh-so-tasty Christmas meal.

The flavor and textural contrasts will surely delight your tastebuds.

35. Instant Pot Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread 

Regular cornbread is great, but this jalapeno cheddar is 10 times better.

The cheese makes it richer, while the jalapenos add a wonderful punch!

36. Instant Pot Carrots with Brown Sugar Glaze 

While carrots are typically used as a support ingredient, this recipe highlights the orange veggie in all its sweet glory.

Carrots are already sweet in nature, but coating them in brown sugar glaze enhances their sweetness even more.

37. Slow Cooker Spiced Mulled Wine with Pomegranates

A Christmas party isn’t complete without booze!

Make the yuletide celebration more joyful with a glass of this soothing spiced mulled wine. 

This recipe is an easy way to transform simple red wine into the perfect holiday spirit.

37 Easy Instant Pot Christmas Recipe Collection

Make the holiday season easier with these Instant Pot Christmas recipes! From ham to turkey to roasts, cakes, and savory sides, these meals couldn’t be any better.


  • Instant Pot Ham

  • Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

  • Instant Pot Pork Roast

  • Instant Pot Turkey Breast

  • Instant Pot Whole Turkey

  • Instant Pot Beef Stew

  • Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

  • Instant Pot Char Siu or Chinese BBQ Pork

  • Instant Pot Short Ribs

  • Instant Pot Butter Chicken

  • Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken

  • Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken

  • Instant Pot Lamb Shoulder Roast

  • Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

  • Pressure Cooker Cranberry Balsamic Pork Loin

  • Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

  • Instant Pot Cranberry Meatballs

  • Instant Pot Hot Chocolate

  • Instant Pot Gingerbread

  • Instant Pot Gingerbread Pudding Cake

  • Easy Instant Pot Monkey Bread

  • Instant Pot Eggnog Cheesecake

  • Instant Pot Peppermint Cheesecake

  • Instant Pot Cinnamon Roll Bread

  • Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

  • Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

  • Instant Pot Eggnog

  • Instant Pot Apple Cider

  • Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

  • Instant Pot Sausage Stuffing

  • Instant Pot Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  • Instant Pot Poached Pears

  • Instant Pot Apple Fig Compote

  • Country Green Beans, Potatoes, and Ham in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread

  • Instant Pot Carrots with Brown Sugar Glaze

  • Slow Cooker Spiced Mulled Wine with Pomegranates


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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