how to cook ground turkey in instant pot

how to cook ground turkey in instant pot

How to Cook Ground Turkey in Instant Pot

Ground turkey is a popular alternative to ground beef. It is a nutritious, leaner source of protein that can be used in a variety of dishes. If you own an Instant Pot, you can quickly and easily cook ground turkey for use in dinner recipes.


  • 2 pounds of ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chillies (28-ounce can)
  • ¼ cup of water


  • Step 1: Set the Instant Pot to “Sauté” mode and heat the olive oil in the pot.
  • Step 2: Add the diced onions and garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Step 3: Add the ground turkey and cook until the turkey is no longer pink, about 8 minutes.
  • Step 4: Add the cumin, chili powder, black pepper, and salt and stir to combine.
  • Step 5: Add the diced tomatoes and water and stir to combine.
  • Step 6: Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and set it to “Manual” pressure cooking mode for 15 minutes.
  • Step 7: Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Then do a quick release to release any remaining pressure.
  • Step 8: Open the lid and use a wooden spoon to break the ground turkey up into smaller pieces if desired.
  • Step 9: Serve the ground turkey and enjoy!

Enjoy your delicious ground turkey cooked in the Instant Pot! It is a quick and tasty way to enjoy a nutrient-packed dinner.