Here are the best Healthy Instant Pot Recipes that are quick and perfect for your holiday table. All of these Instapot dishes are gluten-free and dairy-free.

10 healthy instant pot holiday recipes gluten free

If you’re looking to make your holiday cooking a little faster and easier, may I suggest cooking at least several of your recipes in the Instant Pot this year? I’ve linked to all my Thanksgiving Instant Pot recipes below, but you are welcome to download my free Instant Pot Holiday e-book!

Holiday Recipes

1. Instant Pot Cubed Butternut Squash

This is an easy side dish when you have cubed butternut squash on hand. I like to buy the 2-pound boxes at Costco and cook the squash in the Instant Pot.

butternut squash holiday instant pot

2. Instant Pot Carrots

This easy glazed carrot recipe is a great holiday side dish that even kids will like. You can use fresh or dried thyme, or whatever herb you like.

instant pot carrots in white serving dish with flowers up close

3. Instant Pot Whole Butternut Squash

If you don’t want to bother peeling and chopping a whole butternut squash, you can just pop it in your pressure cooker and let the device do all of the work. Butternut Squash puree can be mixed with a little healthy fat, salt, and pepper, and served as an easy side dish.


4. Instant Pot Cranberry Relish

This is my absolute favorite recipe for cranberry sauce. I suggest using frozen cranberries for this one, with orange juice and maple syrup. You are going to love this one!!!

cranberry holiday instant pot

5. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

This recipe is the easiest way I know how to make mashed potatoes. You can add in your favorite flavors, but I just do a simple blend of healthy fat, almond milk, salt, and pepper.

mashed potatoes holiday instant pot

6. Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie Custard

If you want the flavor of a pumpkin pie without having to make a crust, you’re going to love this recipe! I actually make this at all times of the year, not just the holidays. This is one of my all-time favorite desserts.

pumpkin pudding holiday instant pot

7. Instant Pot Pumpkin Spice Cake

And, if you want a fancier dessert for your holiday table that is both gluten-free and vegan, then consider this recipe.

spice cake holiday instant pot

8. Instant Pot Stuffing

No holiday is complete without stuffing, and you can make it right in the Instant Pot. This recipe is gluten-free with lots of vegetables and herbs, plus dried cranberries.

paleo stuffing gluten free

9. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Mash

This is one of the most popular recipes on my site, probably because it’s so easy and versatile. You can serve mashed sweet potatoes for any holiday and it goes with almost anything.

instant pot mashed sweet potatoes with thyme

10. Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Gravy

Lastly, don’t be overwhelmed by cooking a turkey in the oven, just cook it in the Instant Pot! The gravy gets made in the same pot while the turkey cooks. This is truly the easiest turkey recipe you’ll ever find.

instant pot turkey breast on a platter sliced

Instant Pot Holiday Challenge

When I started talking about making my entire Thanksgiving dinner in the Instant Pot last year, I had a few people laugh as they imagined my entire kitchen covered in Instant Pots. Actually, I only have two Instant Pots, both the 3-quart and the 6-quart.

The key to making several dishes in the Instant Pot, or even the entire meal, is to plan ahead. Here’s a schedule for how it could work.

2 days before the holiday

Day before the holiday

Day of the holiday

Day or days after the holiday

See how easy it can be? I am so over stressing about how many side dishes I have to make, I am going to be following this schedule this year. Are you in?!

Healthy Holiday Instant Pot E-Book

I’m so excited to offer my Healthy Holiday Instant Pot E-Book to you for free. That’s right, it’s my gift to you. All  I ask is that you join my e-mail list.

Instant Pot Holiday ebook


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