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Instant Pot Christmas Recipes

If you’re looking for an easy way to prepare food for your Christmas feast, you may want to try some Instant Pot recipes. These recipes will keep you from worrying about your cooking skills, and allow you to spend more time enjoying the holidays with your family. Here are some of our favorites:

Shepherd’s pie

Shepherd’s pie is a classic comfort food. It has a hearty flavor, and you can make it using your Instant Pot.

The recipe is easy to make. You can make the base a day or two in advance and freeze it for use. In addition to ground beef, you can add other meats like pork or lamb. If you want to use a vegetarian option, you can substitute green beans.

Shepherd’s pie is traditionally served with mashed potatoes. If you don’t want to use potatoes, you can omit them and use a vegetable steamer instead. For a paleo or whole30 version, you can replace the butter with olive oil, non-dairy milk, or a dairy-free spread.

This instant pot shepherd’s pie is very simple to make. First, you will cook the meat layer. Next, you will bake the pie. When it is done, you can add a topping. A layer of mashed potatoes is also included. Finally, you can top the pie with shredded cheese.

To begin making Instant Pot Shepherd’s Pie, you must prepare the filling first. It takes about 10 minutes. After this, you will need to transfer the mixture to your dish.

Then, you will preheat your oven. Place the dish on a trivet. Once your oven has reached 400F, you will place the pie in the oven and bake it for about 25-30 minutes.

After the meat is cooked, you should use a slotted spoon to remove the ground beef. You can add more salt and pepper to the meat if you would like.


Eggnog is a classic drink, and it’s also easy to make in the Instant Pot. It’s perfect for the holidays, and it’s a wonderful winter treat! You can use large free-range eggs to create your own eggnog.

You can also buy eggnog ready-made from the store, but it’s much easier to make at home. Plus, it’s a lot more flavorful than store-bought. There are many different recipes to choose from, including alcohol-free varieties.

To make this simple recipe, start by gathering your ingredients. You’ll need three cups of egg, 4 cups of water, and a trivet for your Instant Pot. Add the rest of your ingredients to the pot and mix until everything is fully incorporated.

Set the Instant Pot to the Saute or Keep Warm setting. After it’s done cooking, turn it off and allow the eggnog to cool for several hours. Then, put it in a jar or container and refrigerate.

When the eggnog is cold, you can either serve it immediately, or refrigerate it overnight. In the morning, you can reheat it in the Instant Pot, or let it sit in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it.

Before serving the eggnog, you should stir it and watch the temperature. If it’s too hot, you might end up with scrambled eggs. Use an instant-read food thermometer to determine when it’s safe to drink.

Once it’s cooled to 160 degrees, you can serve the eggnog. If you want to make it a bit thicker, you can use a fine mesh strainer.

Mac and cheese

Mac and cheese is a favorite comfort food and the perfect side dish to serve for holidays and family gatherings. It is easy to make and is delicious. You can prepare your own mac and cheese in an electric pressure cooker and you will love it.

You can add extra flavors to your mac and cheese such as kielbasa sausage, bacon, and chicken stock. These recipes can be stored for several days or frozen for up to three months in an airtight container.

The Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker that makes cooking pasta a breeze. This is especially great for macaroni and cheese because you don’t have to drain your pasta before serving it. In addition, the electric pressure cooker doesn’t require any stovetop or oven cooking.

Using the pressure cooker also saves you time. When using the Instant Pot, you can prepare several meals at once.

Making your own Mac and Cheese in the Instant Pot is an easy task. Just put the ingredients into your pot and cook them on high heat for a few minutes.

The recipe for Creamy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is very simple. The ingredients include three cheeses and evaporated milk. You can even add some smoked gouda. Once the cheeses are melted into a creamy sauce, you can either bake it or transfer it to a pan to reheat it.

Cranberry sauce

If you’re looking for a tasty Instant Pot cranberry sauce recipe, you’ve come to the right place! With just four ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you’ll have a deliciously sweet and tart sauce to serve your guests.

To prepare the sauce, you’ll need fresh or frozen cranberries, sugar, and water. You can choose to add orange zest or maple syrup, or use another sweetener.

The first step is to rinse the cranberries. They should be washed thoroughly before adding to your Instant Pot. Once cleaned, pour the cranberries into the pot. Sprinkle with sugar and stir to mix. Place the lid on top of the pot. This will ensure the cranberries pop and thicken.

After the mixture has been cooked in the pressure cooker for four minutes, a natural pressure release will occur. Allow the pressure to naturally release for two minutes, then manually release the steam.

Once the pressure release has occurred, remove the cranberries from the pot and allow them to cool. Once they’ve cooled, you can mash them to make a smoother sauce.

When the cranberry sauce has cooled, you can transfer it to a jar and store it in the refrigerator for up to five days. Or you can freeze it for up to six months.

For a spicier version, you can add chilis to your Instant Pot cranberry sauce. You can also substitute maple syrup for granulated white sugar.

Mulled wine

Mulled wine is a popular drink during the holidays. It is a warm, spiced wine made with red or white wine, fruit and other warming spices. You can use a slow cooker or an instant pot to make mulled wine.

Gluhwein is a type of mulled wine that is traditionally made with red wine and a bit of brandy. However, you can easily make a non-alcoholic version. If you don’t want to add alcohol, you can mix it with fruit juices. Alternatively, you can freeze it and make a sorbet or slushie.

Mulled wine is a perfect drink for the holidays, especially since it is easy to make. This is especially true if you have an instant pot. Once you make the recipe, you can sit back and relax while your mulled wine gets warm.

To start making your own gluhwein, you will need a few basic ingredients. One of the best things about this recipe is that you can add other seasonal spices to enhance its flavor. Add cinnamon sticks and a couple star anise pods to the mix. Be sure to strain it before serving.

There are many recipes for gluhwein, so you can choose one that fits your tastes. For example, if you like your wine spicy, try adding an extra clove or a few teaspoons of cinnamon. Then, make sure to let the gluhwein cool down for a few minutes.


If you have an Instant Pot, you may want to try making a cheesecake. This is a great dessert that is easy to make and can be made in a wide variety of flavors. The result is a beautiful dessert that will be a hit on your table.

To get started, you will need your Instant Pot and a springform pan. You will also need a metal trivet. A trivet keeps the cheesecake out of water and allows for even cooking.

Once you have the ingredients, you should beat the cream cheese and sugar together. Add the eggs and vanilla extract slowly. Mix until well combined. Finally, add the sour cream and flour.

When the batter is combined, pour into the prepared pan. It will be a little jiggly when it comes out of the Instant Pot.

Set the Instant Pot to HIGH pressure. Your recipe should be done in about 27 minutes. After the cooking time, you can turn off the Instant Pot and let it cool.

For perfect slices, you should cut the cheesecake using a clean knife. This will help to ensure that there are no cracks.

Once the cheesecake is completely cool, you can remove it from the pan. Make sure to run your knife around the edges to avoid breakage.

You should let the cheesecake cool on your counter for about an hour before transferring it to the refrigerator. This helps to ensure that it has the best texture.

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