Thanksgiving is almost here. If you have vegetarian guests and are wondering what to serve them, I have some ideas for you! Here are 20+ Vegan and Vegetarian Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipe ideas that will get your guests excited for the special meal.

20+ Vegetarian Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes
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It can be hard to decide what to serve your vegetarian or gluten-free family or friends. Don’t worry. Here is a great list to get you started with some ideas. Different ideas for appetizers, sides, soups, mains, and desserts are all made in the instant pot.

What are you planning to make? I hope you find some inspiration here. If you make any recipe from here, don’t forget to share and tag your pictures with #pipingpotcurry on your favorite social media. I would love to see and share your pictures!

Instant Pot Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Garlic & Herb Carrots

Garlic Herb Carrots Instant Pot

Garlic & Herb Carrots, sautéed with lots of butter, garlic, and herbs, make a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving!

Green Beans with Garlic & Lemon

Steamed green beans with garlic and lemon on a platter

These perfectly steamed Instant Pot Green Beans have a fresh, crunchy texture and are so easy to make! Saute with butter and garlic, drizzle on some lemon juice, and they are a perfect veggie side dish for Thanksgiving.

Bombay Potatoes

Spicy Bombay Potatoes made in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker in a bowl topped with chopped cilantro

It’s not a traditional Thanksgiving dish but an amazing vegetarian-friendly potato dish. Many readers have loved this and is sure to be a hit for all potato lovers!

Cranberry Chutney

Cranberry Ginger Chutney in a bowl

This Cranberry Chutney is sweet, spicy, and tangy, all at the same time. It is like a flavor burst in your mouth, with the cranberries, apples, orange juice, and spices. A perfect addition to your Thanksgiving meal!

Caprese Orzo Pasta Salad

Caprese Orzo Pasta Salad in a white bowl garnished with balsamic and basil

Caprese Orzo Pasta Salad is a light and refreshing salad made with orzo pasta, grape tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil. This easy salad is so quick to make and a great, vibrant salad for your thanksgiving table!

Couscous & Vegetable Medley

Couscous pulao in a white plate made in instant pot pressure cooker

A simple and delicious side dish made with Israeli Couscous and lots of colorful veggies!

Mushroom Brown Rice Pilaf

Brown Rice & Mushroom Pilaf - Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

Easy & Delicious Brown Rice and Mushroom Pilaf is a flavorful one-pot dish with just 5 main ingredients. It is perfect to enjoy as a side dish for your next get-together!

Curried Mashed Pumpkin

indian curried pumpkin (mashed pethe ki subzi punjabi)

This curried mashed pumpkin is a delicious and healthy side that can be made in less than 30 minutes in the instant pot. Vegan & gluten-free! 

Quinoa & Vegetable Pilaf

Quinoa Vegetable Pilaf Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

When you want a high-protein side dish, quinoa with veggies is a great choice!

Wild Rice Salad

wild rice salad in a plate

It is quick and easy to cook wild rice in the instant pot and make this wild rice salad. It is a wonderful healthy salad for your Thanksgiving dinner!

Here is a collection of 25+ easy instant pot side dish recipes you might enjoy!


Butternut Squash Soup

3 bowls of Instant Pot Vegan Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Creamy, flavorful, healthy, and vegan is how I describe this Curried Butternut Squash Soup.

Mushroom Wild Rice Soup

Mushroom wild rice soup in a white bowl

Hearty wild rice is combined with mushrooms, carrots, celery, and kale, then is brought together with a creamy soup base. This easy mushroom wild rice soup is the best to serve at a gathering!

Pumpkin Soup

instant pot pumpkin soup in a white bowl

You will love this lush, creamy, curried pumpkin soup. This flavorful soup, prepared with coconut milk and spices, is perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner!

Roasted red pepper and carrot soup

Roasted Red Pepper Carrot Soup - Instant Pot

This vegan and gluten-free soup has deep, bold flavors from roasting the red peppers and carrots. 

Minestrone Soup

vegetable and pasta minestrone soup in a bowl

A perfect soup with beans, loads of veggies, and pasta, topped with cheese and a side of bread. It can easily be made gluten-free and vegan.

Vegan Cauliflower soup

Turmeric Cauliflower Soup made in the instant pot in 2 serving bowls garnished with red chili flakes and parsley

This vegan & gluten-free Turmeric Cauliflower soup is so easy to make, and the result is creamy, satisfying goodness you will not want to stop eating! 


Fajita Pasta

Instant Pot Fajita Pasta

Loaded with veggies and lots of flavor, this Vegetarian Fajita Pasta is a favorite pasta dinner. Fire-roasted tomatoes, black beans, colorful bell peppers, sour cream, and cheese, all the goodness in this one-pot pasta.

Spinach Artichoke Lasagna

Spinach Artichoke Lasagna in Instant Pot

A healthy vegetarian lasagna with lots of fresh spinach, artichokes, and cheese layered between noodles. Oh so good!

Spaghetti in pesto sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti Pesto.

Spaghetti tossed in pesto sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, and a drizzle of lemon juice. Make this as a one-pot dish in just 20 minutes in the Instant Pot for your Thanksgiving dinner.


Banana Bread Pudding

bread pudding drizzled with syrup and sliced banana on the side.

Enjoy this warm, gooey, and delicious banana bread pudding made with ripe bananas, warm cinnamon, and raisins. An easy recipe perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a dessert topped with ice cream.

Orange semolina cake

Orange Semolina Cake in Instant Pot Pressure Cooker

This semolina cake is so easy to make and so delicious. It is fluffy and moist with a gorgeous orange flavor. This is a egg-free cake, perfect for vegetarians.

Berry Bread Pudding

Berry Bread Pudding in a baking pan with fresh berries on the side

This easy Berry Bread Pudding is the best dessert (or breakfast) to satisfy those sweet cravings. It is creamy, decadent, and so easy to make. Perfect for serving the family or for entertaining!

Coconut pumpkin Halwa

Coconut Pumpkin Halwa served in 2 bowls topped with nuts

A delicious pumpkin pudding made with pumpkin, sugar, ghee, coconut and nuts.

More Vegetarian Thanksgiving Inspiration

Here are some more vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes that are not made in the instant pot.

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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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