This Instant Pot Southern Stuffing is the best homemade stuffing recipe you'll ever make! Made with plenty of veggies, it's one of my go-to healthy pressure cooker recipes for a side dish. You'll definitely want to save this one for Thanksgiving or any other chicken or turkey dinner!
1 1/4Cbroth., turkey or chicken
1/2Ccrispy bacon, chopped
1medium white onion, chopped
1loaf bread, cubed and toasted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a cookie sheet with baking spray.
Bake the bread in the 350 degrees oven for 20 minutes.
Allow the bread to cool completely before making the stuffing.
Combine butter, broth, celery, and onion in a pot simmering until tender. Add salt, sage, garlic, and pepper. Stir in the butter mixture. Put bread into a large bowl. Stir in the bacon, cranberries, and pecans in with the bread. Pour your butter/ spice mixture over the bread. Mix well.
Stuff into a corning ware baking dish. Cover with foil, poking a hole in the middle of the tin foil.
(Make a foil sling by taking an 18inch strip of foil, fold it lengthwise twice, for lifting the dish out of the pressure cooker.)
Pour 1 1/2 cups of water into the instant pot. Put the trivet in the bottom of the instant pot. Center the baking dish on the foil strip and lower it into the instant pot. Fold the foil strips down so that they do not interfere with closing the lid.
Lock the lid in place. Put it on High Pressure, setting the timer for 15 minutes. When beep sounds, turn off the instant pot then do a quick pressure release to release the pressure. When the valve drops carefully remove the lid.
Use the foil handles to remove the baking dish of stuffing.
If you prefer the stuffing as is then after removing the baking dish from the instant pot rewrap the foil on top. keeping it on until you are ready to serve it.
If you would prefer to have the stuffing a little crispy.
Simply take the stuffing out of the baking dish and transfer it on to a parchment lined baking tray sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Put in preheated 350° oven for 5 – 10 minutes to crisp up the stuffing.