Holiday Stuffing

Forget the boxed stuffing and make this easy, moist, and delicious homemade version part of your holiday traditions.

Holiday Stuffing with instant pot

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Servings: 6 servings



1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick

1 small onion chopped

2 celery stalks chopped

1 - 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

1 loaf of bread toasted if desired and cubed (about 9 cups), 15-slice

2 teaspoons fine sea salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dried sage

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 - 1/2 cups Water for steaming



Prepare the Pan

  1. Grease a 6-inch cake pan, spring-form pan, or stainless steel bowl with nonstick cooking spray.

Saute the Vegetables

  1. Select Sauté and adjust the heat to Medium. Add the butter to the inner cooking pot. When it begins to foam, add the onion and celery. Stir for 3 minutes, until the onion is almost translucent. Stir in the broth.

Make the Stuffing

  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss the bread cubes with the salt, pepper, sage, and oregano. Pour the butter mixture over the bread and stir until the bread is coated. Transfer the stuffing to the prepared pan and use a spatula to spread it evenly.

  2. Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Poke a small hole in the center of the foil to allow it to vent. Wash out the inner cooking pot.

Pressure Cook

  1. Pour the water into the inner cooking pot and place a trivet in the bottom. Using a sling, lower the pan onto the trivet. Lock the lid into place and turn the valve to “sealing.” Select Manual or Pressure Cook and adjust the pressure to High. Set the time for 15 minutes. When cooking ends, carefully turn the valve to “venting” to quick release the pressure.

Final Touches

  1. Using the sling, lift the pan out of the pot. Remove the foil. Place a plate over the top of the pan and turn it upside down to release the stuffing onto the serving dish.