Instant Pot Stuffing
This Instant Pot stuffing recipe is perfect for the holidays when you're pressed for oven or stovetop space. You'll probably be cooking some stuffing the traditional way in your turkey, but if it's a favorite side at your holiday table — that probably won't be enough! This Instant Pot version pairs a seasoned stuffing mix with sautéed aromatics and throws in some sliced water chestnuts for added texture, resulting in a flavorful Thanksgiving stuffing that's sure to please all of your guests.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1cup butter
- 2cups diced celery
- 2cups diced white onion
- 1teaspoon rubbed sage
- ¼teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1½ cups low-sodium chicken broth, or more to taste
- 2(10 ounce) packages cubed seasoned stuffing
- 2ounces water chestnuts, drained and diced
- 1teaspoon butter
Step 1Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot) and select Sauté function. Melt 1 cup butter in the pot. Stir in celery, onion, sage, thyme, and pepper; sauté for 2 minutes. Pour in 1 1/2 cups broth, mix well, and hit Cancel.
Step 2Combine cubed stuffing and water chestnuts in a large bowl. Pour in celery mixture from the Instant Pot; stir to combine. Stir in up to 1/2 cup more broth if you like moist stuffing.
Step 3Grease a 1 1/2-quart, 7 1/2-inch round casserole dish with 1 teaspoon butter. Spoon in stuffing mixture; do not pack in tightly.
Step 4Pour 1 cup water into the Instant Pot; place a trivet in the pot. Place casserole dish on top of the trivet.
Step 5Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
Step 6Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 15 to 20 minutes.