How to cook pressure cooker gravy this year for Thanksgiving or Christmas! If you’re ready to use your Instant Pot, Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi during the holidays we can help.
Pressure cooker gravy tastes great and is so easy to throw together. Save room on your stovetop this year and make it all in your new multi cooker! As you know we share a lot of easy Instant Pot recipes here on The Typical Mom and this one was a real winner for dinner. 😉
Ninja Foodi Gravy
- Last week we shared this pressure cooker turkey recipe. We usually make this onion gravy recipe on the stovetop but thought it should use the same pot for a change.
We’ve even made an Instant Pot frozen turkey breast before. Yep, comes out amazing. Any drippings work pretty darn well and worth thickening up rather than throwing them out. I mean you get something wonderful out of it for nothing.
Let’s start with a few basic tips:
- Make sure to Bookmark our InstaPot recipes page. We add new ones each week!
- Then PRINT this —–> Instant Pot cooking times cheat sheet that will help you understand how long meat, vegetables and beans take to cook in your pressure cooker.
For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.
Instant Pot Gravy
You can use any brand of machine you might have at home. IP is one of the most popular but Crockpot Express and Ninja Foodi will work this same way.
Now we’re completing the dish with how to cook Instant Pot gravy too!
If you have a family recipe you MUST use then add your own ingredients of course and just use our timing.
If you need help with making a rich and flavorful pressure cooker gravy recipe, we have an easy one to try too. Find this and more on our Instant Pot Thanksgiving recipes post.
Instant Pot Gravy Recipe
I will start by saying I am not a HUGE gravy lover, but I know others like it a lot so I do make it if I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner.
Other Instant Pot Thanksgiving recipes you may be interested in if you’re ready to really put your pressure cooker(s) to use this year!
After you have cooked your turkey there will be a lot of wonderful juices left in your pan or pot…do NOT throw these out, this will be the base to your Instant Pot turkey gravy.
If you made a turkey in your Instant Pot then there’s no need to transfer the juices into your pot, saves you a step and another pot you will have to clean. 😉
Pressure cooker gravy
That is really all you need. It is up to you how much, if any, salt and pepper you add depending on your taste.
I suggest not adding any and taste your turkey gravy after it is all done, cornstarch is added and it has thickened.
I typically don’t add salt during the saute step because the turkey juices already have a lot of flavor.
Plus it is hard to tell just how salty the gravy is until after it has cooled a bit. I’d rather under salt than add too much and ruin the whole batch.
Plus everyone has their own preference as far as that goes. I’d rather leave it up to the individual person to choose their seasonings. Believe me, the juices have tons of flavor as is.
- If you need crockpot gravy instructions we have those too.
Or if you want to make this without the drippings of your Thanksgiving meal, I would make our Instant Pot sausage gravy recipe here. That can be enjoyed all year long.
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Instant Pot turkey gravy
Pressure Cooker Gravy
- Cook pan juices on saute mode in your Instant Pot for 2-3 minutes. Bring to a boil (can do the same on your stovetop on medium heat).
- Mix cornstarch and cold water together in a small bowl until smooth, then whisk into your pan juices.
- Whisk together until gravy is smooth, add salt and pepper to taste.