What is there not to love about Thanksgiving dinner? While the main course, dessert, and the sauces are the most delicious reasons to enjoy the day, preparing for the grand feast is enough for most homemakers to dread it. What if we told you, there is a way to preserve all the flavors during cooking, but you don’t have to begin prepping at the break of dawn?

Have you ever heard of pressure cooker recipes for Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas meals? There are hundreds of holiday recipes, where the pressure cooker wears the superhero cape.


Pressure Cooker Cranberry Sauce

There are lots of great cranberry sauce recipes you can make in the pressure cooker. I am a fan of this one over at Damn Delicious!

How to eat healthier during the holidays

You can never have too much cranberry sauce at the table. This sticky, sweet goodness often makes us feel guilty the next day because of all the extra calories we ate, and for craving more! This year you can have all the cranberry sauce your heart desires, and you can stay away from the extra calories. Here’s how.

Keto cranberry sauce

You can trade your regular cranberry sauce for a keto version of it that tastes the same, and your family will love. At the same time, you can be secretly happy because it will take you only 5 minutes to make this healthy goodness. You will be delighted to know that the new healthy cranberry sauce recipe requires only four ingredients and you can cook the entire thing in a pressure cooker. 

1 bag cranberries (12 oz)
1 cup powdered fruit sweetener
1 tablespoon lemon juice or 1 tsp orange zest
1 tsp cinnamon
(and water!)

Here’s the magical recipe of the pressure cooker cranberry sauce:

You can make it ahead of all other dishes since you can cook it in a pressure cooker and leave it for dinner time. It will free up your stove for the other side dishes.

  1. You can combine all the ingredients including the berries, the natural sweetener, cinnamon powder and lemon juice in the cooker. Cook it for about 7 minutes after the cooker reaches the cooking pressure.
  2. Release the heat naturally for about 10 minutes, before you can vent it manually. You can let it vent on its own if you have other tasks at hand.
  3. Smash the cranberries in the cooker using a large spatula or a masher. If your utensil has a separate non-stick coating, you might want to use the spoon or spatula that comes with the cooker. Check the pressure cookers you can use for this recipe at ChicHomeLife.com.
  4. Taste the sauce, if it is tart, add extra natural sweetener. You can add more cinnamon powder as well for a dash of flavor.

While cooking this 4-ingredient keto cranberry sauce in the pressure cooker, remember that the sauce will thicken as it cools down. You can serve this cold with your turkey during dinner or warm.

You can store the pressure cooker cranberry sauce in glass containers with a tight lid for up to five days. That takes off a massive workload on the day of the main preparations!