Instant Pot Stuffing lets the chef make this favorite side dish in the Instant Pot while the oven is in use!
This is a classic stuffing recipe with chicken broth, eggs and bread, fresh herbs, and of course, celery and onion. It’s cooked in the Instant Pot but briefly transferred to the oven to brown the top under the broiler. A deliciously easy homemade stuffing recipe!
Easy Stuffing Recipe!
- Keep the oven free for other dishes with this easy Instant Pot Recipe. The stuffing tastes as if it had been baked in the turkey for hours!
- The Instant Pot is like a Crockpot on hyperdrive. All the flavor of slow cooking for hours, but the food is ready in a fraction of the time!
- A classic stuffing recipe that can be made ahead. Simply wait to do the broiling step until just before it’s time to serve.
- It will fill the kitchen with nostalgic smells and the flavor of an old-fashioned holiday. And it’s so delicious served next to some juicy turkey breast with mashed potatoes and gravy. Don’t forget the veggies & cranberry sauce!
Ingredients and Additions
BREAD: Any ordinary bread can be used, or substitute gluten-free or frozen keto or low carb bread if desired. Or use stale bread, it makes stuffing turn out better, but be sure to avoid mold.
FLAVORINGS: Chop fresh herbs like parsley to add so much flavor. Feel free to use some fresh rosemary, sage, thyme, or even some ground coriander or fresh cilantro for a peppery kick.
CHICKEN BROTH: A carton of chicken broth or some homemade stock will make all the difference in terms of homemade flavor, but if none is on hand, mix up some chicken bullion in hot water to use instead.
ADD-INS & EXTRAS: There is nothing like homemade stuffing with the addition of chopped apples and cooked pork sausage. Add some raisins and let them plump up in the stuffing while it cooks in the Instapot. So delish!
How to Make Instant Pot Stuffing
- Turn the Instant Pot to saute function and melt butter, saute onions, and celery.
- Add all other ingredients and combine thoroughly.
- Remove the stuffing mixture and clean the pot, add the trivet.
- Add water and line the pot with foil. Add the stuffing mixture to the foil-lined pot.
- Pressure cook (as per the recipe below) then brown the stuffing in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes before serving.
Tips For The Best Stuffing!
- To dry the bread cubes out, chop the bread the night before and place it in a shallow layer on cookie trays. Place them in a slow oven (about 200 degrees F) for an hour. Turn the oven off and without opening the door, leave the bread cubes overnight or until ready to use.
- Take care not to “mash” the stuffing mixture when combining it with the other ingredients. Instead, lightly fluff the using two wooden spoons until the bread cubes and wet mixture are coated and mixed.
- Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. Frozen stuffing made with eggs will maintain its quality for a month in the freezer. Store it in an airtight zippered bag or a freezer container. Reheat in the oven or use it to top a tasty casserole!
More Recipes for the Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Goulash – Classic comfort
- Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff – Savory
- Instant Pot Mongolian Beef – Easy and delicious
- Instant Pot Bread – Warm and filling
Instant Pot Stuffing
- 1 onion diced
- 4 ribs celery diced, (about 1 ½ cups)
- 1 stick butter
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning or ½ teaspoon ground sage
- 8 cups dried bread cubes approx. 11 slices of bread
- 2 ¼ cups chicken broth
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Set Instant Pot to sauté mode. Add butter, onions, and celery and cook until softened, about 4-5 minutes. Turn off the Instant Pot.
- In a separate bowl, combine dried bread cubes, onion mixture, seasonings, broth, and eggs. Mix well.
- Clean the Instant Pot insert and add the trivet. Place 1 cup of water in the bottom of the instant pot.
- Line the inside of the Instant Pot with aluminum foil (the foil will sit on top of the trivet). Fill with the bread mixture.
- Secure the lid, ensuring the valve is closed. Set Instant Pot to high pressure for 12 minutes.
- When cooking is complete, open the valve to release pressure. Let rest for 10 minutes.
- To brown the top, turn the broiler on high. Place the foil liner and stuffing in a baking dish and broil for about 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned.
Stuffing recipe adapted from Spend With Pennies.
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