Instant Pot Holiday Stuffing

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recipe by Julee Morrison

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Forget the boxed stuffing and make this easy, moist, and delicious homemade version part of your holiday traditions. Early in my relationship with my husband, I took pride in my stuffing—until one year when too many distractions had me adding way too much sage, making my stuffing inedible. It’s the memory every holiday as I set the stuffing on the table and my husband asks for a “stuffing taster.” This version has just the right amount of sage. You can use whatever bread you have on hand, or even mix the ends of several loaves.

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recipe updated Feb 4, 2020


  • Onion icon
    1 (140g)
  • Celery stalk icon
    Celery stalk
    2 (90g)
  • Bread icon
    9 cups (432g)
  • Baking spray icon
    Baking spray
    as needed
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    about ½ cup (115g)
  • Low-sodium chicken broth icon
    Low-sodium chicken broth
    1.25 cups (300g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    2 tsp (13g)
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    1 tsp (1g)
  • Dried sage icon
    Dried sage
    1 tsp (1g)
  • Water icon
    1.5 cups (360ml)


  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Water
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Springform pan - 7"
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Serving plate
  • kCook icon Rack
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Spray baking spray onto a clean springform pan
  2. Heat - Sauté, Normal
  3. Add unsalted butter to the inner pot
  4. Heat until melted
  5. Add onion and celery stalk to the inner pot
  6. Stir until translucent - 3 min
  7. Stir low-sodium chicken broth into the inner pot
  8. Cancel - Sauté
  9. Mix bread, black pepper, sea salt, dried oregano and dried sage into a clean large mixing bowl
  10. Pour content of inner pot into large mixing bowl
  11. Toss briefly until covered
  12. Transfer content of large mixing bowl to springform pan
  13. Spread evenly
  14. Cover with foil
  15. Rinse and dry the inner pot
  16. Add water to the inner pot
  17. Place a clean rack in the inner pot
  18. Using a sling, lower the pan onto the rack
  19. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  20. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 15 min
  21. Quick release
  22. Using the sling, lift the pan out of the pot and remove the foil
  23. Place a clean serving plate over the top of the pan and turn it upside down to release the stuffing onto the plate
  24. Serve
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