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Easy Homemade Instant Pot Stuffing

Instant Pot stuffing is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or served with chicken throughout the year. Pressure cooker side dishes are tasty and fast!

Instant Pot Stuffing

This Instant Pot stuffing is now added to that post and our page full of Instant Pot recipes that will give you dinner ideas for months on end. If you’re looking for a side dish for the holidays or now this is a great one to try.

Now you can relax a bit during the holidays and not have the stress of fitting everything in your oven!

Let’s start with a few basic tips:

For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.

star wars instant pot

Butternut squash was added to this version but if you’d rather leave that out that isn’t a problem.

Just omit that and follow the rest of the recipe on how to make stuffing in your pressure cooker.

This is the second step after your squash is tender.

instant pot stuffing 2

Instant Pot stuffing recipe

I do think squash is a great addition to a variety of dishes though. I wasn’t a believer until this year when we made homemade pumpkin butter and stuffed Instant Pot spaghetti squash.

They were both amazing and cooked so fast too.

best turkey stuffing recipe ever

You will need to utilize the PIP method to make this Instant Pot stuffing. If you have never done this before it is easy peasy.

What does PIP mean?

This 7″ springform pan fits in either size IP.

springform pan
  • I like this oven safe dish for baking and works for this Instant Pot stuffing too
  • You put 1.5/2 c of water in the bottom of your pressure cooker, followed by the trivet, followed by your bowl or pot on top (usually covered with foil)

Why use the PIP method?

It allows you to cook more delicate dishes in your Instant Pot that don’t contain a lot of liquid, so they don’t burn. This essentially steams your dish.

pressure cooker stuffing

Instant Pot stuffing

  1. Dry stuffing mix
  2. Olive oil
  3. Celery
  4. Butter
  5. Onion
  6. Spices
  7. Butternut squash
  8. Chicken broth
chicken broth

Here’s the printable recipe to follow, this makes 2 pots full. You can use either containers below.

ninja foodi trivet

I suggest you purchase one that you think you’ll use most often for other recipes as well to get the most bang for your buck.

If you’re looking for more Instant Pot side dishes here are a few:

Italian Instant Pot potatoes are simple and tender as ever.

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Instant Pot Stuffing

Instant Pot stuffing is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving or served with chicken throughout the year. Pressure cooker side dishes are tasty and fast! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword butternut squash, instant pot, pressure cooker, stuffing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 207kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 1 c butternut squash cubed and roasted, optional ingredient
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 oz dry stuffing mix we use pepperidge farm herb
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 5 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 2 c broth vegetable or chicken
  • 1/4 tsp rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp thyme


  • If you’re adding butternut squash you’ll want to put on a baking sheet, diced, and bake at 350 F with olive oil until slightly tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Turn Instant Pot on to saute and add  the onion and celery together with your butter for 2-3 minutes or until tender.  
  • Gently mix dry stuffing mix in large bowl with the onions and celery you just sauteed, and the roasted squash if you're adding that.  Add chicken broth and gently fold together so breading is wet.
  • Transfer this mix into a casserole dish (makes 2 dishes full) or stacked metal cooking pans that fit inside of your Instant Pot. Sprinkle rosemary and thyme to the top of the stuffing. If using casserole dish cover with foil, stacked pans have lids so put those on and secure them together.
  • Add 1 ½ cups of water to the inner pot of the Instant Pot. Lower the pan with the stuffing in to the inner pot on a trivet. 
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and steam valve, then cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Do a quick release.
  • If using a casserole dish you’ll do this again for the 2nd batch.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Stuffing
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 775mg34%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1830IU37%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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