Instant Pot Sausage Stuffing
This Instant Pot Sausage Stuffing is an easy and satisfying recipe that you can make for your Thanksgiving table. With lots of flavorful vegetables, spicy sausage, and a gluten-free option, this is a recipe that everyone loves!
With the holidays just around the corner, this Instant Pot Stuffing recipe is one you don’t want to miss. I never was a big fan of stuffing growing up, but now I love it! The addition of spicy sausage takes this recipe to the next level.
And, by making this stuffing in the Instant Pot as opposed to the stovetop or oven, you save valuable space when you’re cooking a big meal with lots of dishes.
This Instant Pot Stuffing recipe doesn’t have too many ingredients. You really need just the basics.
You’ll want to use some crusty bread that you will need to cut into cubes. I used a loaf of gluten-free bread to keep the recipe free from gluten.
You’ll also want some uncooked spicy or Italian ground pork sausage. You can leave this out if you want to make the recipe vegetarian, but the sausage adds SO much flavor.
The other ingredients are pretty standard including celery, onion, and dried herbs.
Let me show you how to put together your Instant Pot Stuffing that everyone is going to enjoy for the holidays.
The first step is arguably the most important step in this Instant Pot Stuffing Recipe.
What you will need to do is to cut a loaf of white bread or gluten-free white bread into cubes, and dry the cubes in the oven.
You can also use stale bread, but the point is that the bread cubes must be dry for this recipe to work correctly.
Check the recipe card at the end of this post for specific instructions on how to bake your bread cubes in the oven to dry them out.
The bread cubes should come out of the oven all browned and toasty.
The benefit of drying out your bread crumbs before making your stuffing is that your stuffing won’t come out mushy. Trust me, nobody likes mushy stuffing!
While the bread is getting dried in the oven, it’s time to start cooking your sausage and vegetables. I used a combination of celery and onion, but you can feel free to use whatever you prefer, including carrots or fennel.
Use the Sauté function on your Instant Pot to slightly cook the sausage, onion, and celery. Again, see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact measurements and cooking times.
Then, cancel the sauté button and add the bread cubes on top. You’ll also be including some dried herbs like oregano and thyme. Set the cooking time to 2 minutes at high pressure, and let the Instant Pot do its magic.
Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, use the quick release and then carefully remove the lid. Use oven mitts to pull out the stainless steel bowl from the Instant Pot and pour the mixture into a serving bowl or plate.
Top with chopped parsley and serve hot.
Yes, you can! Just be sure to buy grain-free or paleo bread to use in the stuffing.
I find that this stuffing recipe is best made on the same day you are going to serve it.
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Instant Pot Sausage Stuffing
This Instant Pot Sausage Stuffing is an easy and satisfying recipe that you can make for your Thanksgiving table. With a gluten-free option, this is a recipe that everyone can enjoy.
- Total Time: 80 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
- 1 12–ounce loaf of white bread or gluten-free bread
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 pound ground spicy sausage
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cups reduced sodium vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Place your bread on a cutting board and cut it into 1-inch cubes.
- Lay the bread cubes on a baking sheet and spread them out. Bake the bread cubes for 35 minutes, or until they are browned and dry. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the bread cubes cool slightly.
- Press the Sauté button on a 6-quart or 8-quart pressure cooker. Add the oil and then add the sausage, celery, and onion. Stir the ingredients and let them cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until the sausage has started to cook through.
- Cancel the Sauté button, and pour in the broth, dried oregano, dried thyme, and the bread cubes.
- Lock on the lid and set the time to 2 minutes at high pressure.
- When the cooking time is up, use the quick release to carefully get rid of all the pressure.
- Remove the lid and use a serving spoon or pour the cooked stuffing onto a serving tray or into a serving bowl.
- Serve the stuffing hot, with chopped fresh parsley on top.
- You can prepare the dried bread cubes up to 2 days before you make this recipe.
- This recipe is best served on the same day as it is made, otherwise the stuffing can tend to get mushy when it is re-heated.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 55 minutes
- Category: Side dish
- Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
- Cuisine: Holiday
- Diet: Gluten Free
Keywords: how to make sausage stuffing, gluten-free thanksgiving stuffing, spicy sausage stuffing
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The description doesn’t lie – it’s easy and satisfying!
I realized Thanksgiving morning that I didn’t have enough oven space or time to make all three dishes, so one has to be instant pot.
Lo and behold, this recipe popped up on Facebook! (Big brother must’ve heard my worries! 😂).
It was the fave dish and I’m the only one gluten free. The bread was so toasty and soft at the same time, the spices on point.
Thanks so much for reviewing my recipe, Emily! I’m so glad that you came across it at the right time. And, hopefully it wasn’t big brother showing you the recipe, because that means that big brother was in my head telling me to share it. Yikes! 🙂
In step 3, I believe “sauce” should be “sausage.”
Thanks, Marcia! Fixed it!
We have several family members that only eat gluten-free so this is a great alternative. Bonus that you make it in the IP.
Looks like a tasty, simple mix. I grew up having stuffing of all different varieties (most less bread-heavy and more other ingredients) so can understand your husband having certain things in mind!
Love that you’ve created an entire thanksgiving menu in the Instant pot! This is a great addition to a complete holiday dinner that’s for sure!
BEST stuffing ever!! I love that you still get the great flavors and it’s heathy!
This is the perfect use for the IP during the busy holidays, I love the easy keep warm feature for this, too.
I got the hubby’s approval on this one.