Instant Pot Stuffing From A Box

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Do you have an instant pot and a box of stovetop stuffing? Then let me introduce you to instant pot stuffing from a box. A very easy and quick way to get stuffing on the dinner table and can be made ahead.

This instant pot boxed stuffing recipe will also work with ANY boxed stuffing and perfect for Sunday dinners, thanksgiving, Christmas, easter etc.

Instant Pot Stuffing In A Box Recipe

Stuffing From A Box

I mentioned yesterday in our microwave stovetop stuffing recipe, and the day before yesterday in our microwave paxo stuffing recipe, how easy it is to use stuffing from a box.

But of course, the focus there was on the microwave. What about cooking stuffing from a box in the instant pot pressure cooker?

I am using Stovetop stuffing, but you can follow this method with any brand of stuffing.

This is also perfect for if you are having a lot of side dishes going on, and you just want a quick stress free way to put stuffing on the dinner table.

Plus, you don’t need to put the stuffing in the oven, as everything happens in the instant pot.

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What Is Stuffing Made Of?

It can vary a little from whereabouts you live in the world, but generally stuffing is made of a mixture of sausage meat and bread and usually includes onions and some dried herbs too.

Over in the UK stuffing is usually made of meat, sage, onion, and some bread chunks as well as breadcrumbs.

Yet, in the US its more usual for it to be sausages that have had the skin removed and pan fried with breadcrumbs.

How To Make Stuffing Without Oven?

I don’t recommend using the oven for making stuffing. Mainly because why preheat an oven for a small side dish? But also because of the cost of energy bills.

But of course, away from the oven you can make slow cooker stuffing, air fryer stuffing balls (my personal favourite) and let’s not forget using the instant pot to make them like we are doing today.

Can You Make Stuffing Without Butter?

Yes, you can make stuffing without butter, but it will make it bland and will stop your stuffing from having the wow factor.

Think of how boring bread is when you make air fryer toast, and you didn’t butter the toast before eating.

Well, it’s the same thing.

Though you can swap the butter for a low fat spread.

How To Make Boxed Stuffing Better?

The best way to spruce up your boxed stuffing is to add extras to it.

  • You can swap water for stock or even for white wine.
  • You can add in extra seasonings
  • You can add in onion, and even some celery.

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Boxed Stuffing Ingredients

Boxed Stuffing Ingredients

Stuffing – You will need one box of stouffers stovetop stuffing or a similar stuffing box mix.

Liquid – When making this recipe you can make it with any liquid that suits stuffing. This can be white wine, veggie stock, chicken stock or even keeping it basic with water.

Butter – Then to make your stuffing taste better then you will need some butter. Just a heaped tablespoon will do the trick and you can also swap this for margarine or another favourite.

Onion. I am also sprucing up my box of stuffing with some sauteed onion. Adding in the onion and the butter first and then adding in the stock and stuffing mix.

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How To Make Stuffing From A Box?

  • Sauté. First place a peeled and diced onion into the instant pot and saute with a little butter. This flavours your instant pot.
  • Load. Place your stock or other liquid into the instant pot and deglaze the instant pot. Then leaving the instant pot on saute, bring the instant pot liquid to boiling.
  • Add. Once the instant pot is boiling add in your boxed stuffing and stir well.
  • Cook. Place the lid on the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and let it carry on sauteing with the lid closed for 5 minutes. Then press cancel after 5 minutes and then load into a serving dish.

And I am sure you can see now how simple and easy it is to cook instant pot stuffing from a box and why you should be doing the same.

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Instant Pot Stuffing From A Box

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Instant Pot Stuffing From A Box
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Instant Pot Stuffing From A Box

Do you have an instant pot and a box of stovetop stuffing? Then let me introduce you to instant pot stuffing from a box. A very easy and quick way to get stuffing on the dinner table and can be made ahead.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 160kcal


Kitchen Gadgets


  • Peel and dice an onion and load into the instant pot with your butter. Sauté until your onion has started to brown.
    How To Make Stuffing From A Box?
  • Deglaze the instant pot with 2 cups (480ml) of liquid. We did ½ water and ½ white wine.
    How To Make Stuffing From A Box?
  • Then keeping the sauté function on, add in your stuffing box mix and stir well. Then place the lid on the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and allow it to sauté for a further 5 minutes.
    How To Make Stuffing From A Box?
  • Then after 5 minutes press cancel, release any pressure that has been created, stir again, and serve.
    How To Make Stuffing From A Box?


Pressure. Even though we just used the sauté function in this recipe, we did find a little pressure had been built up and needed releasing.
Liquid. You can use any liquid in the instant pot, but I find that either wine or using your own instant pot chicken stock works best.
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Serving: 100g | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.5g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 1.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 1.1mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 74.8mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 2.8g
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3 thoughts on “Instant Pot Stuffing From A Box”

  1. 5 stars
    Another great way to cook a packet stuffing. The instant pot can be so useful to cook things like this so quick. Thanks for the tips.

  2. 5 stars
    Incredible recipe that elevates a box of Stovetop into what I passed off as a quick-homemade stuffing recipe. I used your measurements and it turned out moister than the box cook method. The wine added a umami taste and I will not cook stuffing again without it.
    I figured I needed to add a little something-something to make it look homemade. I browned 1/2lb of breakfast sausage and sautéed until cooked. Then added diced 1/2 onion, 1 celery stalk and 1 carrot. Stuffing no longer looked like Stovetop, very sneak, I must say. Followed your deglazing and cook times. Perfect, absolutely perfect! Thank you.


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