Instant Pot Boxed Stuffing

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This recipe is quite easy – just put boxed stuffing mix in the Instant Pot and it will cook it to perfection! No need to watch the stove as the Instant Pot will cook the stuffing for you in no time at all.

package of stove top turkey stuffing held over instant pot filled with stuffing

Instant Pot Boxed Stuffing Mix

Stuffing is the best side dish at any holiday meal, wouldn’t you agree? It is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but sometimes you don’t want to spend the time or are too busy to make stuffing from scratch right?

By using this recipe for boxed stuffing mix, you can focus on other cooking projects while the Instant Pot does all the work for you. It doesn’t get any easier than that! Plus, this stuffing is delicious and cooks perfectly in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. You’ll never use the stove again!

Imagine biting into this mouthwatering stuffing, it’s so moist and tender, so yummy! Your family will love it!

stove top turkey stuffing cooking in the instant pot

How to Prepare Instant Pot Boxed Stuffing Mix

You will only need a few basic ingredients to make this recipe!

You will need:

  • 1 box of Stuffing, any brand
  • Water
  • Butter

You will determine the amounts based on your boxed stuffing instructions as some portions are larger than others.

I used the Stove Top brand of boxed stuffing mix for turkey, which calls for 1.5 cups of water and 4 tablespoons of butter.

package of stove top turkey stuffing held in front of instant pot

First you will open your Instant Pot and pour in the water and add in the butter. Next press the Saute setting on the Instant Pot.

The time doesn’t matter for this step so you can leave it as is for now.

spoon scooping up stove top stuffing from instant pot

Leave the Instant Pot uncovered and let the water and butter come to a boil. This takes about 5 minutes.

close up of stuffing cooking in the instant pot

At this point the butter should be melted. Add in the stuffing mix and stir to combine.

close up of stove top turkey stuffing

Now put the lid on the Instant Pot, leaving the valve open. To stop the Saute function, press the Cancel button.

Keep the lid on the Instant Pot for 5 minutes without pressing anything else.

Then you will open the lid and stir up the stuffing mix. It should be fully cooked and nice and fluffy now.

Serve warm with your chosen main course and enjoy!

cooked stuffing in glass container

What to Serve with Instant Pot Stuffing

This stuffing makes an excellent side dish for any holiday meal! Serve it for Thanksgiving with your Turkey or any other holiday or with beef!

Here are some of my recommendations for what to pair with the stuffing:

cooked turkey stuffing in glass storage container

More Instant Pot Recipes

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Instant Pot Boxed Stuffing Recipe

This recipe is quite easy - just put boxed stuffing mix in the Instant Pot and it will cook it to perfection! No need to watch the stove as the Instant Pot will cook the stuffing for you in no time at all.
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Side Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stuffing
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 176kcal

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  • 6 oz Boxed Stuffing
  • 1.5 cup Water
  • 4 tbsp Butter

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  • First add in the amount of water and butter to the Instant Pot, according to your boxed stuffing mix.
  • Press the Saute button. Let it come to a boil (about 5 minutes)
  • Add in the stuffing mix and stir to combine.
  • Then close the lid and Press the cancel button.
  • Leave the valve open and do not press anything else. Leave the lid on for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, the stuffing should be done. Stir well.
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Serving: 28g | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Hello! I am unclear how much water to add to the instant pot boxed stuffing recipe. it only says water. not how much water because it is in the instant pot and not in a regular pot or dutch oven. please email me how much water should be used in the instant pot for this recipe. thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh My Goodness! Goodness, that I’m basically not even pressurizing anything. Goodness that, imo, it’s easier than the stovetop or microwave. Goodness, the taste is moister than the others. And, Goodness, tossing in chopped rotisserie chicken and canned peas made a complete meal. Melanie, thank Goodness, for your incredible recipes.

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