Instant Pot Stuffing

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How to make delicious homemade instant pot stuffing with sausage meat, bread, celery, onion, and butter. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or just for simple Sunday dinners.

This instant pot stuffing recipe is so easy to prep, cooks fast in the instant pot pressure cooker and easy for a quick stuffing to serve with your turkey or chicken.

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Instant Pot Stuffing Recipe

Quick Stuffing Recipe

This instant pot stuffing marks the final day of our stuffing series. But so far, we have focused just on stuffing from a box.

We have done microwave paxo stuffing, microwave stovetop stuffing and yesterday, showing you how to cook instant pot stuffing from a box.

But what about the best of the best and that is homemade stuffing. After all, stuffing is rather easy to put together when you know how.

This is a similar stuffing recipe that I use when I have made slow cooker stuffing and when I have made sage and onion stuffing balls in the air fryer.

Today, I want to show you a super easy instant pot stuffing recipe that you can easily recreate at home. It slices into cute squares, and you can also reheat it if you don’t manage to eat it all with your roast dinner.

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What Is The Difference Between Stuffing, Dressing & Filling?

Stuffing, dressing, and filling are one of the same. Dressing is the common name for it in the US and stuffing is the common name in the UK.

Stuffing and dressing are slightly different to one another, because the cultures of ingredients are slightly different.

For example, in the US you are more likely to see celery being used and sausages are used with the skin removed rather than buying sausage meat.

Yet in the UK with a stuffing recipe you are more likely to see sausage meat added to thinly sliced onion.

How Do I Make Sure Stuffing Is Moist?

Well, firstly stuffing often fails to be moist because it has been overcooked and secondly this can also happen because too much bread has been added and not enough stock or butter.

Also I find that pressure cooker stuffing is much better because it bakes like a cake and has a short cook time.

What Makes Stuffing Taste Better?

Stuffing is all about the ingredients being used. Therefore, the better the ingredients the more your stuffing will taste better.

Make the effort and sauté your onion and celery and make sure you are cooking your bread with some butter.

Add in some delicious, dried herbs for extra flavour. Chives and thyme work best but you can also use sage.

Best of all, go with the best sausages or sausage meat that you can find. This is what gives your stuffing the wow factor.

Also, make sure you remove the extra grease from the stuffing before serving as it will stop it tasting really fatty.

Instant Pot Stuffing With Sausage

Here in the UK, we have sausage meat, which is very similar to what is used to make sausages with.

It saves us having to remove the skin from the sausages and cooks well.

If you don’t have sausage meat, then you can make instant pot stuffing with sausages. Sauté the sausages in the instant pot first, then remove from the instant pot, remove the skin and you have your own sausage meat.

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Stuffing Instant Pot Ingredients

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Meat – We are using a roll of sausage meat from our butchers. Though you can mix and match this with what you have and you can even use sausages.

Bread – Instapot stuffing is all about the delicious bread you are using. If you can use a boomer loaf.

Extras – I also recommend adding in some onion and some celery. Or if you don’t like celery, you can swap the celery for leeks.

Butter – Then to make your instant pot stuffing recipe taste better then you will need some butter and some extra virgin olive oil.

Seasoning. Last but not least is your seasoning. I recommend salt, pepper, thyme, chives, and bouquet garni.  

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this stuffing in the instant pot recipe it has just been our Instant Pot. We have this one and it’s my favourite and great for a lot of different instant pot quick recipes.

Plus, we recommend you head over to our instant pot recipes category as we have many electric pressure cooker recipes and have been using instant pots for 5 years.

How To Make Stuffing In Instant Pot?

  • Sauté. First prep your celery and onion and sauté in the instant pot with some extra virgin olive oil.
  • Transfer. Move the sautéed items to the silicone container along with the sausage meat, half the butter and half the seasonings.
  • Load. Break up your bread and load into the instant pot with the rest of the butter and seasonings. Sautee until your bread has gone golden and is soaked in the butter.
  • Add. Load the bread into the silicone and mix well. Pat down with your hands. Then pour 2 cups of water into the instant pot and use a wooden spoon to deglaze.
  • Cook. Place the trivet into the instant pot, add your silicone, cover with foil and then place the lid on the instant pot. Set the valve to sealing and pressure cook for 20 minutes followed by a quick pressure release.

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

Instant Pot Turkey Stuffing

If you are using our instant pot stuffing to serve with turkey, then check out these delicious turkey recipes:

Instant Pot Stuffing

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Instant Pot Stuffing

How to make delicious homemade instant pot stuffing with sausage meat, bread, celery, onion, and butter. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or just for simple Sunday dinners.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time24 minutes
Total Time29 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Instant Pot
Servings: 4
Calories: 522kcal


Kitchen Gadgets


  • Peel and dice an onion, dice, and clean your celery. Load into the instant pot with your extra virgin olive oil. Sauté until your onion has started to soften.
    How To Make Stuffing In Instant Pot?
  • Transfer the onion and celery to the silicone baking pan along with half the butter and half the seasonings.
    How To Make Stuffing In Instant Pot?
  • In the instant pot add chunks of bread with the other half of butter and other half of seasoning. Sauté until the bread has mopped up all the butter and has started to go crispy like croutons.
    How To Make Stuffing In Instant Pot?
  • Transfer the bread to the silicone along with the sausage meat and mix well. Use your hand to flatten down the mixture. Then cover with foil.
    How To Make Stuffing In Instant Pot?
  • In the instant pot add 2 cups (480ml) of water and use a wooden spoon to deglaze any bits of bread or oil stuck to the bottom.
    How To Make Stuffing In Instant Pot?
  • Add the trivet to the instant pot and add the silicone. Place the lid on the instant pot, set the valve to sealing and pressure cook for 20 minutes followed by a natural pressure release.
    How To Make Stuffing In Instant Pot?
  • After releasing pressure, remove the silicone from the instant pot and after removing the foil, peel the stuffing out onto a layer of kitchen towel. Let it sit for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a plate.
    How To Make Stuffing In Instant Pot?
  • Slice the stuffing into squares and then serve.
    How To Make Stuffing In Instant Pot?


Towel. The kitchen towel method will soak up any excess fat and with sausage meat and butter in the instant pot it’s a step worth taking.
Liquid. Its essential to deglaze as otherwise the instant pot will struggle to go to pressure.
Thanks for reading our instant pot stuffing recipe on Recipe This. We have many more instant pot recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to see more instant pot thanksgiving recipes then do check out our instant pot pumpkin soup next.


Calories: 522kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 775mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 743IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 5mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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1 thought on “Instant Pot Stuffing”

  1. 5 stars
    Tasted beautiful and i followed your instructions to the letter and mine tasted so good and was what i call proper stuffing, so much better than the packet rubbish and better for you. Many thanks.


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