Instant Pot for making dinner fast. Thanksgiving meal easier.
This year, try out some mashed potatoes, stuffing and even the turkey in the instant pot. Here's how to get started.
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This traditional holiday bird is no picnic. Big and unwieldy, a typical turkey (1
If you're cooking for just a few people, an 8-pound bird will be enough.
Expect 6 minutes of active cooking (under pressure) per pound. That comes to about 48 minutes. To enjoy crispy skin, factor in a few minutes of conventional roasting in the oven too. Check out this recipe for making instant pot turkey.
There is another way to get your instant pot turkey game on – use turkey parts instead (think quarter sections and breast meat). It's certainly the way to go if you own a standard 6-quart instant pot. I personally for this clever recipe. It makes flavorful sauce, mashed potatoes and poultry in one batch.
You can not call it Thanksgiving without stuffing. Like you cooking turkey with crispy skin, you'll have to finish it. Everything else, however, you are right in the multicooker.
Here's a bread and sausage stuffing recipe on the instant pot website recommends.
The core strength of the instant pot is convenient, high-pressure cooking. Use this to make turkey stock, and finally gravy, in a fraction of the time it usually takes.
This gravy recipe calls for turkey parts, wings and neck, to develop deep flavor. After sauteing spices and aromatics, you brown turkey pieces in batches. Next combine everything with water, and lock the instant pot's lid. 45 minutes of pressure cooking and a quick strain, your stock is ready. You can also create batches of stock in advance and store them in the fridge.
Transforming this liquid into delicious turkey gravy takes just minutes. That's the time the stovetop method requires.
I confess that when it comes to cranberry sauce, I'm a barbarian. Ever since childhood, only the artificially smooth, sour-sweet child from the can do do.
If you prefer the homemade condiment though, the instant pot has your back here too. The dynamic blogging duo Amy and Jacky have a recipe that looks extremely tempting. If the results are as good as they look, I just may break my bath cranberry sauce habit.
The instant pot is known for its savory dishes, but ittoo. New York-style cheesecake is a popular option among instant pot fans. Two recipes I came across struck me as particularly indulgent.
The first is an eggnog cheesecake. Yes, I said eggnog. The second recipe ups the decadence even further. Honestly, this Oreo cheesecake looks sweet enough to enjoy all year round.
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