50 Instant Pot Christmas Recipes

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Looking for Instant Pot Christmas Recipes? Wow your family & friends this Christmas with these delicious tried & true holiday recipes.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year! Things may have been challenging for many of us this year, but let us safely reunite with our loved ones and count our blessings. 

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Instant Pot Christmas Recipes

If you’re looking for instant pot Christmas recipes or instant pot holiday recipes, this handpicked list of tested recipes is for you. It includes some traditional classic Christmas favorites and creative yet delicious recipes!

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: New York Cheesecake #17

1. Instant Pot New York Cheesecake #17

Many fans crowned this famous New York Cheesecake #17 as their all-time favorite recipe! It has been one of the most loved Instant Pot Christmas Recipes!

Why is it called Cheesecake #17? After testing & tweaking this recipe 17 times in the Instant Pot, we’ve decided to name this nearly perfect cheesecake – The New York Cheesecake #17! 

Chocolate Cheesecake Bites: Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

Crème Brulee Cheesecake Bites: Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bites

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: Roast Beef

2. Instant Pot Roast Beef

This Christmas Roast Beef will be the star of your holiday feast! You can choose to make Buttery Tender Medium Rare Beef Roast with Gravy or Deli-style Cold Cut Roast Beef.

Mashed Potatoes

3. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

If you’re looking to impress your guests this Christmas, make this Michelin-Star Inspired Mashed Potatoes!!

It’s really easy to make with 4 simple ingredients. These creamy smooth, fluffy, buttery rich mashed potatoes is one of the best Instant Pot Christmas Recipes!

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: Ham

4. Instant Pot Ham

You can make this classic Christmas Ham in the Instant Pot! It’s a super Easy No-Fuss method to make Juicy & Tender Ham with Golden Honey Pineapple Glaze.


5. Instant Pot Lasagna

Your family & friends will cheer for this mouthwatering heavenly rich Lasagna packed with creamy-cheesy layers of satisfaction.

This will make your Christmas dinner lip-smacking good!

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: Turkey Breast

6. Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Yes! You can make your own Instant Pot Christmas Turkey! We did multiple experiments to find how to make tender & juicy turkey breast with rich turkey gravy and buttery mashed potatoes.

Easy One Pot Turkey Meal Recipe: Instant Pot Turkey

Turkey Legs + Gravy Recipe: Instant Pot Turkey Legs

instant pot stuffing | air fryer stuffing

7. Instant Pot Stuffing

You’ll enjoy the tasty, crusty & fluffy stuffing soaked with mama’s comforting homey holiday flavors. Love that golden crust!

This stuffing is one of the tasty classic Christmas sides for your Christmas dinner!

Cranberry Sauce

8. Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Kick this beloved classic Christmas side dish up a notch with Amy + Jacky’s Cranberry Sauce Recipe.

Add this deliciously tangy, sweet, and jam-like cranberry sauce to your Best Instant Pot Christmas Recipes collection!

Mac and Cheese

9. Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Enjoy life’s simple indulgence this Christmas holiday!

Piping hot macaroni in creamy cheddar cheese sauce, sprinkled with buttery toasted golden breadcrumbs, smoky crispy bacon bits, and crunchy scallions. 

Be wowed by this Epic Deluxe Mac and Cheese!

chinese roast pork

10. Instant Pot Crispy Roast Pork

This Ultra-Crispy Chinese Roasted Pork (aka Siu Yuk 燒肉) is worthy for any celebration. It comes out super juicy, tender, and flavorful. The best part is the ultra crispy crunchy crackling!

It’s easy to make with a few pantry ingredients. 


instant pot bread

11. Instant Pot No Knead Artisan Bread #15

make No Knead Instant Pot Bread #15 with 4 simple ingredients! We crafted this easy bread recipe based on 15 bread experiments. Easiest, foolproof method that yields tasty crusty homemade artisan bread!

Birria Tacos

12. Instant Pot Birria Tacos

These Crispy, Cheesy, Juiciest Birria Tacos is The Bomb! Make your Christmas dinner epic with these famous tacos. Your family and guests will go crazy over these juicy tender meat with melted cheese, crispy tortilla, dipping into the rich birria sauce.

Barbacoa Recipe: Instant Pot Barbacoa Beef

Crispy Carnitas Recipe: Instant Pot Carnitas

Chicken Tacos Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Instant Pot Beef Stew

13. Instant Pot Beef Stew

Great time to enjoy this soul-satisfying, heartwarming Beef Stew in this cold winter weather. You’ll enjoy the tender & juicy beef immersed in a rich, hearty sauce packed with deep umami flavors.

Irish Guinness Beef Stew Recipe: Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

14. Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie

You won’t be able to stop eating these Golden Chicken Pot Pies! Rich, hearty, creamy chicken pot pie filling top with a crisp buttery puff pastry. The ultimate classic favorite comfort food for your Christmas party.

char siu

15. Instant Pot Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

Our families enjoy a good Chinese BBQ Pork on many occasions including holidays and celebrations!

We experimented with 3 different cooking methods to find the best way to make tender, juiciest, & flavorful Char Siu in the Instant Pot. Enjoy~

california roll

16. California Roll Sushi

Add some tasty sushi to your Christmas party! This California Roll is really fun to make & tasty to eat. 

Sweet-umami mayo crab with creamy avocado, refreshingly crunchy cucumber wrapped with nori seaweed and seasoned sushi rice, sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.

Deviled Eggs

17. Instant Pot Deviled Eggs

Kick your ordinary Deviled Eggs up a notch with Amy + Jacky’s little twist! Easy to make these easy crowd-pleasing party appetizer. These creamy & rich Deviled Eggs are budget-friendly, simple, and delicious.

Instant Pot Christmas Main Dishes

Short Ribs

18. Instant Pot Short Ribs

Wow your family & friends with this Melt-in-your-Mouth Red Wine Braised Short Ribs. Every bite is rewarding! Plus, you can save time by making a simple Mashed Potatoes in the same pot.

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: Butter Chicken

19. Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Glorious Creamy Butter Chicken bursting with layers of sweet-savory-spiced-tangy-umami flavors. You’ll fall madly in love with this glorious buttery sauce.

Japanese Beef Curry

20. Instant Pot Japanese Beef Curry

Wrap up your holiday season by spoiling your guests with one of Tokyo’s most highly rated Japanese Curry Beef Stew! This is definitely a delicious addition to your Instant Pot Christmas! 

instant pot ribs

21. Instant Pot Ribs

Finger-licking Tasty Ribs are a crowd-favorite at dinners, gatherings, or holiday celebrations. Super easy to make tender juicy ribs in Instant Pot with simple ingredients. 

Spare Ribs Recipe: Instant Pot Spare Ribs

Country Style Ribs Recipe: Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: chicken marsala

22. Instant Pot Chicken Marsala

Easy yet fancy classic Italian-inspired Chicken Marsala to serve for your Christmas dinner! Tender & juicy chicken with creamy, savory-sweet, umami mushroom marsala gravy. 

Umami Chili

23. Instant Pot Chili

Impress your family and friends with Amy + Jacky’s 5-star Umami Chili! Thick & flavorful chili done in an hour, yet it tastes like it was cooked all day on the stove. Love the depths & layers of rich flavors. They’ll be begging for your secrets!

Tuscan Chicken

24. Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken

This Italian-inspired Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken is another simple yet tasty meal to serve for Christmas dinner.

Tender chicken immersed in richly balanced creamy garlic sauce with caramelized mushrooms and sweet sun-dried tomatoes.

Instant Pot Lamb

25. Instant Pot Lamb

Save time to make this ultra-tender, juicy, and flavorful lamb shoulder and delicious gravy infused with aromatic rosemary & thyme. Super easy to make this Instant Pot Christmas Recipe with minimal effort and simple ingredients.

Lamb Shank Recipe: Instant Pot Lamb Shank

Chicken Cacciatore

26. Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Add an Italian touch to your Christmas feast with this flavor-bursting Italian Chicken Cacciatore! Tender juicy chicken bursting with a bold tangy-umami punch. Buon appetito~

Instant Pot Spaghetti

27. Instant Pot Spaghetti

A kid-friendly dish to include in your Instant Pot Christmas dinner. Delicious al dente pasta in flavorful marinara sauce. Minimal ingredients, preparation, & clean-up, yet deliciously big on flavors and healthy.

Instant Pot Christmas Soups

Zuppa Toscana

28. Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana

This Italian-Inspired Creamy Zuppa Toscana is a readers’ favorite! It’s a tasty & comforting soup pack with savory-umami aromatic flavors & textures.

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: Potato Soup

29. Instant Pot Potato Soup

Not your ordinary Potato Soup! You’ll enjoy this creamy rich, cheesy potato soup, top with crisp bacon bits, refreshing green onions, and melted parmesan cheese. SO good!

Instant Pot French Onion Soup

30. Instant Pot French Onion Soup

Sweet caramelized onions simmered in rich hearty beef broth topped with toasted golden crusty bread and melted cheese. Simple yet Fancy Instant Pot Christmas Soup!

clam chowder

31. Instant Pot Clam Chowder

Thick, creamy New England Clam Chowder with some chunky potatoes, sprinkled with crisp smoky bacon, and crispy biscuits. Heartwarming, comforting, & delicious soup.

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: Instant Pot Tomato Soup

32. Instant Pot Tomato Soup

Easy to make this Roasted Tomato Basil Soup from scratch. All you need is some pantry ingredients (with vegan options). So delicious especially with the toasty grilled cheese!


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Instant Pot Christmas Sides

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes: Green Beans

33. Instant Pot Green Beans

Enjoy perfectly cooked fresh whole green beans or super quick & easy 5-ingredient Stir-Fried Garlic Green Beans! These green beans make tasty & healthy Instant Pot Christmas sides.

Instant Pot Carrots

34. Instant Pot Carrots

These humble yet surprisingly tasty Buttery Candied Carrots are one of the easiest Instant Pot Christmas sides to throw together last minute. They’ve never ceased to wow our lovely guests. Yes, even the picky little eaters. 😉

Instant Pot Mexican Rice | Instant Pot Spanish Rice

35. Instant Pot Mexican Rice

So easy to make this Instant Pot Mexican Chicken & Rice (Spanish Rice) with pantry ingredients. Flavorful & fragrant rice paired with flavor-rich juicy chicken. Tasty Christmas side dish to serve.

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: Roasted Potatoes

36. Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes

These creamy soft & fluffy smooth Instant Pot Baby Potatoes with a flavorful slight-crisp skin are so tasty. An awesome Instant Pot Christmas sides that might just steal the show!

instant pot sweet potato

37. Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

We did 8+ tests in the Instant Pot with various sizes of sweet potatoes, and solved the mysteries of creamy buttery sweet potatoes! Check out our Tested Time Chart + Video on how to make creamy buttery sweet potatoes for your Christmas dinner.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe: Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

twice baked potatoes | air fryer twice baked potatoes

38. Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

You can make “Baked Potatoes” or “Twice Baked Potatoes” in Instant Pot. These deluxe baked potatoes are loaded with creamy cheesy fluffy mashed potatoes & crisp bacon topped with melted cheese. 

Twice-Baked Potatoes Recipe: Instant Pot Twice Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot Risotto

39. Instant Pot Risotto

This luxuriously rich & creamy Italian Parmesan Risotto is perfect for Christmas dinner! Super easy to make this evenly cooked risotto in 30 minutes with few ingredients. 

Gourmet Mushroom Risotto Recipe: Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: Potato Salad

40. Instant Pot Potato Salad

This creamy, crunchy, fluffy Potato Salad is a classic favorite for Christmas. You can cook the potatoes & eggs together in the same Instant Pot at the same time with no steamer basket. So rich & delicious to eat that friends will beg for your secrets! 😉

Instant Pot Christmas Appetizers

Instant Pot Chicken Wings

41. Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Super Easy Instant Pot Christmas Recipe made with 2 Ingredients. Finger-licking smacking good wings ready in 35 mins.

instant pot shrimp

42. Instant Pot Shrimp

All you need are 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make these Toasted Garlic-Butter Shrimp! Such rewarding flavors with minimal effort. You can serve these as tasty starters or appetizers for your Christmas gatherings. 

Spinach Artichoke Dip

43. Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip

This Ultimate Spinach Artichoke Dip is a tasty party favorite! Your family will rave over this delicious Christmas appetizer.

Instant Pot Meatballs

44. Instant Pot Meatballs

Cheesy Juicy Flavor Bombs! Your family will love these Homemade Italian Meatball bursting with smoky flavors & juicy textures. You can make a huge batch ahead of time before your Christmas dinner.

Turkey Meatballs Recipe: Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs

Firecracker Candied Pecans

45. Instant Pot Firecracker Candied Pecans

Pamper your guests with these madly tasty gourmet treat: Firecracker Candied Pecans! Perfectly Sweet-Spicy-Salty Maple Sriracha Pecans with a little kick.

Churro Candied Almonds Recipe: Churro Candied Almonds

Instant Pot Christmas Dessert

lemon curd

46. Instant Pot Lemon Curd

We’ve developed the safe no jar method to make these Buttery Smooth Lemon Curd! The velvety candied lemon custard cream is refreshing, aromatic, complex sweet lemony flavors. A truly irresistible treat.

You can use these for pastries, dessert (on cheesecake #17), yogurt…or give them away as tasty Christmas Gifts!

Blueberry Compote Recipe: Instant Pot Blueberry Compote

Strawberry Compote Recipe: Instant Pot Strawberry Compote

Instant Pot Christmas: Flan

47. Instant Pot Flan

Fall in love with the divine creamy sweet caramel flavors that delicately melt in your mouth. Wow your Christmas guests with this heavenly flan dessert!

dulce de leche

48. Instant Pot Dulce de Leche

Based on hours of research & 9+ experiments, we’ve developed this “No can, no jar method”, so you can safely make Dulce de Leche!

This glorious treat is super easy to make with 2 ingredients. Creamy, silky smooth, deeply caramelized dangerous indulgence.

You can use this for drinks, cakes, spreads, dessert…and many more! These make great Christmas gifts for your family and friends.

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: Lava Cake

49. Instant Pot Lava Cake

Oh~ this Luxurious Molten Chocolate Lava Cake! Each exciting bite of joy oozing with silky rich molten chocolate. This melt-in-your-mouth indulging Christmas dessert is surprisingly easy to make!

Creme Brulee

50. Instant Pot Creme Brulee

You can make this Melt-in-your-Mouth Creme Brulee with only 5 simple ingredients! This heavenly smooth, divinely rich cream with a crackable caramel is so dangerously good. A satisfyingly sweet aroma that lightly lingers on your taste buds. 

Bonus: Instant Pot Christmas Leftovers

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: Turkey Stock

51. Instant Pot Turkey Stock

Rescue your turkey carcass & bones after your Christmas feast, then make your own homemade turkey stock in Instant Pot.

Chicken Congee

52. Instant Pot Congee

After enjoying the big Christmas feast, you can substitute the chicken with your leftover turkey to make some nourishing & feel-good congee.

Instant Pot Christmas Recipes: Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

53. Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Making Split Pea Soup in Instant Pot is a delicious & wholesome way to use up your leftover ham or ham bone.

Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

54. Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas

This Black Eyed Peas Soup is another comforting & delicious way to use your leftover ham or ham hock! You can enjoy this deliciously comforting Black Eyed Peas Soup after your big feast.

Which of the 50 Instant Pot Christmas Recipes from this list are you going to make?

What are some of your favorite Instant Pot Christmas Recipes? Let us know in the comments.

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50 Instant Pot Christmas Recipes

Author: Amy + Jacky
Looking for Instant Pot Christmas Recipes? Wow your family & friends this Christmas holiday with these delicious tried & true recipes. The recipes include Step-by-Step Photos and Instructions to help you cook your Christmas dinner.
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