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Stuffing Lovers Unite: 5 Ingredient 15 Minute Instant Pot Mushroom and Onion Stuffing

Posted November 18, 2018 by Stephanie

There are two types of people in the world: stuffing lovers and stuffing haters. The people who are indifferent to stuffing don’t matter – are they even really people?! Then there are people who call stuffing “dressing” or are dead serious about whether or not it should go inside the turkey. Here’s where I stand: loud and proud stuffing lover, it’s definitely stuffing not dressing, and it should never ever be made inside the bird. There you have it, fight me.

5 Ingredient 15 Minute Instant Pot Mushroom and Onion Stuffing | www.iamafoodblog.com

I am true stuffing lover. I feel like I can make a meal out of stuffing and I’m kind of not proud to admit it, but the other day I had a lunch of, you got it, stuffing and only stuffing. As much as I love it, I hardly every make it. It’s definitely a fall/winter holiday food for me. That being said, I’m pretty sure that you guys get it when I say that no turkey dinner is complete without stuffing. In an effort to streamline stuffing, I did it all in the Instant Pot.

5 Ingredient 15 Minute Instant Pot Mushroom and Onion Stuffing | www.iamafoodblog.com

You might be wondering why bother making stuffing in an Instant Pot when you can bake it right in your oven. Well, the truth is, our oven is tiny. I’m talking about you can only bake about 4 cookies at a time tiny. I think if I was okay with using two racks we might be able to get away with 8 cookies, but trust me, it’s a little apartment sized oven and if there’s other stuff in it (heehee) then the stuffing gets demoted.

5 Ingredient 15 Minute Instant Pot Mushroom and Onion Stuffing | www.iamafoodblog.com

This is where the Instant Pot comes in handy. I used the insert to sear the mushrooms and cook the onions, mixed everything up, then popped it all into a little pan for easy removal and prettiness at the table. It was easy as stuffing!

Instant Pot Mushroom and Onion Stuffing Recipe
serves 4

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 lb mixed wild mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 lb stuffing bread cubes, 6-6.5 cups
  • 1 1/3 cups chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

In the Instant Pot insert, on high, melt the butter and sear the mushrooms. Sear until deeply golden, stirring only very occasionally. Stir in the onions and cook until soft, but not brown.

Turn the heat off and toss with the bread cubes. Add the chicken stock, stirring until all the cubes are moist, adding extra chicken stock if needed. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Scoop out the stuffing and pack into a small cake pan or heatproof container that will be able to fit inside the Instant Pot insert. Place the rack that came with the Instant Pot at the bottom and fill with 1 cup water. Set the stuffing (in the pan) on the wire rack and set the pressure to high for 15 minutes. Quick release when it’s done, let cool slightly and enjoy!


  1. Side Note: That Staub blue colour is GORGEOUS!!

    Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com

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