Instant Pot Ground Turkey

Ground turkey mixed with corn, carrot cubes and peas in a blue bowl

If you are looking for an easy, quick, and pocket-friendly recipe, this is it! Since there are just 6 minutes needed to cook this ground turkey, you totally have the time to give this recipe a try!

Ground turkey mixed with corn, carrot cubes and peas in a blue bowl

Instant Pot Ground Turkey is the perfect way to add protein to your meals with a lot less fat!

The best part about using ground turkey is that you can swap it out for almost any meat recipe. Any dish that calls for ground beef, ground pork, or ground chicken can easily be made using ground turkey! While this recipe does have a few more ingredients added to it to make a full meal, the ground turkey portion is one that can be varied in other dishes!

Cooking ground turkey is a simple way to make every meal heartier and full of flavor. Since the flavor of turkey pairs well with all foods and vegetables, you can't go wrong!

One of my favorites about cooking this turkey recipe is that you just have to dump in all the ingredients and saute! That's literally it!

When I'm rushed and need a recipe that I can count on, this simple turkey recipe never lets me down.

Instant Pot Ground Turkey

Why This Recipe Works

Even though I've mentioned some of my favorite reasons above, I could talk all day about all the other reasons that I love making this dish. In fact, here are some other reasons that you need to make ground turkey more often! '

This ground turkey recipe will leave everyone wondering how can a simple dish like this taste so good!

  • It is quick and tempting all at once!
  • Leftovers can be easily reheated for another day
  • So inexpensive and affordable
  • Easy to customize in whatever recipe you want
  • It's a healthier alternative to other types of ground meat

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Recipe Ingredients

ingredients needed to make Instant Pot Ground Turkey

Olive oil - Needed to help cook the turkey meat. Coconut oil or any type of cooking oil will work just fine. 

Ground turkey - You can use fresh or frozen turkey meat. 

Garlic cloves - Minced garlic cloves are best, but garlic powder will work, too. 

Salt - To taste. 

Dried parsley - Dried parsley pairs well with the other ingredients. 

Black pepper - To taste. 

Cumin - Adding cumin helps to give the recipe depth and warmth. 

Carrots and peas - These are our favorite veggies to pair with the meat. 

Corn - Fresh or frozen corn is fine. Canned corn that is drained could work fine as well. 

Tomato sauce - To add richness and acidity to the recipe. 

How to make Instant Pot Ground Turkey

Gather the necessary ingredients that were mentioned above. Exact measurements are found below in the printable recipe card.

Step One: Add the ground turkey, oil, and garlic and Saute for 5 minutes in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Ground Turkey

Step Two: Once the meat is cooked, it's time to add the spices.

Instant Pot Ground Turkey

Step Three: Add the veggies, tomato sauce, and a cup of corn. Mix well using a wooden spoon.

Instant Pot Ground Turkey

Step Four: Let it heat up and get hot. Be sure that you're stirring the mixture.

Instant Pot Ground Turkey

Dish and serve!

Instant Pot Ground Turkey

Variations 

Change the vegetables - This recipe is really versatile, so you can add all sorts of veggies. Sliced onions and mushrooms would be other great ideas!

Leave out the corn - If you don't want to add the corn, don't add it!

Helpful Tip

  • Cooked turkey meat tends to turn more white in color, so keep that in mind when you're sauteeing it. You don't want to overcook it and have it be dried out.

How to Serve

You have plenty of delicious options when it comes to serving this turkey dish! Enjoy it as is as a low-carb meal or serve it with any of the options below:

You can mix and match and have a different pairing every time that you make it.

Recipe FAQs

What is the best way to store leftover ground meat?

To store leftovers, let the meat mixture cool down all the way and then add it to an airtight container. You should eat leftovers within 3 days.

You can also freeze ground turkey for up to 1 month.

Why am I getting the burn message on my Instant Pot?

To avoid the burn message, be sure that you're adding the tomato sauce on top of the meat. This will stop that message from showing up!

Can I add frozen ground meat to the Instant Pot?

Yes, you can add frozen or fresh meat, both.

If the meat is frozen, you may have to increase the cooking time slightly to cook it, but it shouldn't be by a lot.

Why is ground turkey so mushy?

Ground turkey will taste a bit differently in terms of texture, and this is because it's just a different type of meat than beef or pork.

If you overcook it, it may break down a bit as well, causing it to seem like it's mushier than normal.

More Instant Pot Ground Meat Recipes

There are so many recipes that you can use making ground meat! Here are some of my favorites that I think you'll enjoy:

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Ground turkey mixed with corn, carrot cubes and peas in a blue bowl

Instant Pot Ground Turkey

Instant Pot Ground Turkey is the perfect way to combine a healthier ground meat option with delciious spices and ingredients.
4.08 from 13 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: modern
Keyword: Instant Pot Ground Turkey, turkey
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ cup carrots and peas
  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ cup tomato sauce

Instructions

  • Press "saute" and add the olive oil, ground turkey, and garlic. Mix until the turkey meat is cooked.
  • Once the turkey turns a bit white, add salt, pepper, cumin, and stir well for 2 minutes. Make sure that you're storing using a wooden spoon.
  • Add the vegetables, corn and tomato sauce. Mix well for 2 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal Carbohydrates: 6g Protein: 13g Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 39mg Sodium: 565mg Potassium: 251mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 1266IU Vitamin C: 4mg Calcium: 18mg Iron: 1mg

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Notes

  • Cooked turkey meat tends to turn more white in color, so keep that in mind when you're sauteeing it. You don't want to overcook it and have it be dried out.
  • This recipe is really versatile, so you can add all sorts of veggies. Sliced onions and mushrooms would be other great ideas!
  • Ground turkey will taste a bit differently in terms of texture, and this is because it's just a different type of meat than beef or pork. If you overcook it, it may break down a bit as well, causing it to seem like it's mushier than normal.
  • If the meat is frozen, you may have to increase the cooking time slightly to cook it, but it shouldn't be by a lot.
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