Pressure Cooker Turkey One Pot Meal

Make Easy Pressure Cooker Turkey One Pot Meal in an hour! Tender turkey, buttery mashed potatoes & rich turkey gravy made in one pot! Great recipe for Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays.

Make this Easy Pressure Cooker Turkey One Pot Meal in an hour! Tender & flavorful turkey, with smooth & buttery mashed potatoes, drizzled with rich homemade turkey gravy – all made in the same pot!

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Start a new tradition with this healthy & simple turkey one pot meal made in your pressure cooker.

This is what I call the…

“3-in-1” One. Pot. Meal.

Yes! This means you can cook the Turkey + Potatoes + Turkey Gravy separately, at the same time, in the same pot!

Truly a time-saver, efficient use of ingredients, easy to make, and satisfying to eat.

psst…less dishes to wash too 😉

Make Easy Pressure Cooker Turkey One Pot Meal in an hour! Tender turkey, buttery mashed potatoes & rich turkey gravy made in one pot! Great recipe for Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays.

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You’ll Enjoy Pressure Cooker Turkey One Pot Meal Because:

  • It’s a “3-in-1” One. Pot. Meal. (Turkey + Gravy + Mashed Potatoes)
  • Easy to make – done in an hour
  • Made with healthy, simple ingredients from your pantry

Pressure Cooker Turkey One Pot Meal are Great for:

  • Dinner parties, Entertaining guests
  • Holidays – Thanksgiving & Christmas
  • Easy weeknight dinners

Let’s get cooking!

Pressure Cooker Turkey One Pot Meal Ingredients


Make Easy Pressure Cooker Turkey One Pot Meal Ingredients

Turkey

  • 2 (~2.5lbs/1150g) turkey quarters
  • 1 medium (130g) onion, diced
  • 3 (10g) garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large (120g) carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk (70g) celery, chopped
  • 1 cup (250ml) unsalted homemade chicken/turkey stock
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
  • A dash of sherry wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • A pinch of dried rosemary
  • A pinch of dried thyme
  • A pinch of dried sage
  • Kosher salt & ground black pepper to taste

Thickener: 3 tablespoons cornstarch + 2 tablespoons cold water

Mashed Potatoes

  • 4 – 5 (~2.5lbs/1100g) Yukon gold potatoes (or Russet potatoes), halved
  • 1 oz (30g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk or cream
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons (14g – 28g) unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Tools for Pressure Cooker Turkey One Pot Meal


Preparation

Ingredients

1 medium (130g) onion
3 (10g) garlic cloves
1 large (120g) carrot
1 stalk (70g) celery
1 oz (30g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
4 – 5 (~2.5lbs/1100g) Yukon gold potatoes (or Russet potatoes)

First dice onion, mince garlic, chop carrot & celery, and halve Yukon gold potatoes.

Then, grate the Parmesan cheese.

halve yukon gold potatoes, grate parmesan cheese

Step 1
Prepare Turkey Quarters

Ingredients & Tools

2 (~2.5lbs/1150g) turkey quarters
Kosher salt & ground black pepper

First, pat dry the turkey quarters with paper towels.

Then, season them with generous amount of kosher salt and ground black pepper.

preparing turkey quarters with kosher salt and ground black pepper

Step 2
Prepare Pressure Cooker

Tools

Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker

Time to heat up your pressure cooker.

Instant Pot users: press Sauté button and click Adjust button to Sauté More function

how to use instant pot - saute more function
Make sure your pot is as hot as it can be (Instant Pot: wait until indicator says HOT).

Step 3
Brown the Turkey Quarters

Ingredients & Tools

Seasoned turkey quarters
1 tablespoon (15ml) of olive oil
Optional: Skillet

Note: You can brown the Turkey Quarters in the Instant Pot, but we found it easier to brown them on a skillet.

First, add 1 tablespoon (15ml) of olive oil. Ensure the whole bottom is covered with oil.

Then, place the turkey quarters on a preheated skillet over medium high heat (or in the Instant Pot).

Brown each side for roughly 4 – 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.

browning turkey quarters on a skillet

Step 4
Deglaze Skillet (if you’re using a separate skillet)

Ingredients & Tools

½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock
Skillet
Wooden spoon

Deglaze the skillet by pouring ½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock.

Scrub the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon.

Reserve the flavorful liquid.

Step 5
Sauté
Onion and Garlic

Ingredients & Tools

1 tablespoon (15ml) of olive oil
Diced onion
Minced garlic
Kosher salt
Ground black pepper

Add 1 tablespoon (15ml) of olive oil.

Then, add diced onion in the pressure cooker. Sauté for roughly a minute until soften.

Add minced garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds until fragrant.

Season with kosher salt and ground black pepper.

saute onion and garlic in instant pot electric pressure cooker

Step 6
Sauté
Celery and Carrot

Ingredients & Tools

Chopped celery
Chopped carrot
Kosher salt
Ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
A pinch of Rosemary
A pinch of Sage
A pinch of Thyme

Add in chopped celery and carrot. Sauté until the vegetables are slightly browned (roughly 5 – 7 minutes).

saute vegetables in instant pot electric pressure cooker

Optional layer seasoning: taste and season with more kosher salt and ground black pepper.

Add 2 bay leaves, a pinch of rosemary, sage and thyme (rub the herbs with your fingers to “activate” them), then sauté for another minute until fragrant.

Step 7
Deglaze

Ingredients & Tools

A dash of sherry wine
Wooden spoon

Add a dash of sherry wine in the pressure cooker and deglaze by scrubbing the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.

Step 8
Add Turkey Quarters & Potatoes

Ingredients & Tools

Browned turkey quarters
Reserved flavorful liquid from skillet
Remaining unsalted chicken stock
Halved Yukon gold potatoes
Stainless Steel Steamer Basket

Add browned turkey quarters, reserved flavorful liquid from skillet (if any), and the remaining unsalted chicken stock in the pressure cooker.

instant pot pot-in-pot method - turkey at the bottom, steamer rack and potatoes on top

Then, place the steamer basket with the halved potatoes into the pot (on top of the browned turkey quarters).

Close lid and pressure cook:

Cooking Method: High Pressure for 18 – 20 minutes
Pressure Release Method: 10 minutes Natural Release

instant pot electric pressure cooker: high pressure setting for 20 minutes

After 10 minutes of natural release, turn the Venting Knob to Venting Position to release the remaining pressure.

Open the lid carefully.

Step 9
Make Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients & Tools

1 – 2 tbsp (14g – 28g) unsalted butter
1 oz (30g) grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup (125ml) milk or cream
Kosher salt
Ground black pepper
Large mixing bowl
Potato Masher
Wooden spoon

First, remove the steamer basket with the potatoes. Then, place the potatoes in a large mixing bowl.

Mash the potatoes with a fork or potato masher.

easy mashed potatoes in instant pot

Add in 1 – 2 tbsp (14g – 28g) unsalted butter, 30g grated parmesan cheese, and 100ml milk or cream.

Continue mashing and mixing until desired consistency.

Season with kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste.

For creamier mashed potatoes, add more milk/cream.

mashing instant pot potatoes with wooden spoon

Step 10
Make Turkey Gravy

Ingredients & Tools

Kosher salt
Ground black pepper
3 tbsp of cornstarch + 2 tbsp of water

While mashing the potatoes, remove the turkey quarters and set aside.

Heat the pressure cooker over medium heat (Instant Pot: Press Saute).

Taste the sauce and season with salt and ground black pepper if necessary.

Mix 3 tbsp of cornstarch with 2 tbsp of water and stir the mixture into the turkey gravy one third at a time until desired thickness.

Step 11
Serve


Drizzle the turkey gravy over the turkey quarters and mashed potatoes and serve immediately. 🙂

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Pressure Cooker Turkey One Pot Meal

Make Easy Pressure Cooker Turkey One Pot Meal in an hour! Tender turkey, buttery mashed potatoes & rich homemade turkey gravy made in one pot! Great recipe for Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 2 - 3
Calories: 954kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

Turkey

Thickener:

Mashed Potatoes:

  • 4 - 5 (~2.5lbs/1100g) Yukon gold potatoes (or Russet potatoes) , halved
  • 1 oz (30g) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup (100ml) milk or cream
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons (14g-28g) unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare Turkey Quarters: Pat dry the turkey quarters with paper towels. Season with generous amount of kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  • Prepare Pressure Cooker: Heat up your pressure cooker (Instant Pot: press Sauté button and click Adjust button to Sauté More function). Make sure your pot is as hot as it can be (Instant Pot: wait until indicator says HOT).
  • Brown Turkey Quarters: You can brown them in the Instant Pot, but we found it easier to brown them on a skillet. Add 1 tablespoon (15ml) of olive oil. Place the turkey quarters on a preheated skillet over medium-high heat or in the Instant Pot. Brown each side for roughly 4 – 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • Deglaze Skillet (if you're using a separate skillet): Deglaze the skillet by pouring ½ cup (125ml) unsalted chicken stock and scrub the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon. Reserve the flavorful liquid.
  • Sauté Onion and Garlic: Add 1 tablespoon (15ml) of olive oil. Then, add diced onion in the pressure cooker. Sauté for roughly a minute until soften. Add minced garlic and sauté for another 30 seconds until fragrant. Season with kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  • Sauté Celery and Carrot: Add in chopped celery and carrot. Sauté until the vegetables are slightly browned (roughly 5 – 7 minutes).

    Optional layer seasoning: taste and season with more kosher salt and ground black pepper.

    Add 2 bay leaves, a pinch of rosemary, sage and thyme (rub the herbs with your fingers to “activate” them), then sauté for another minute until fragrant.
  • Deglaze: Add a dash of sherry wine in the pressure cooker and deglaze by scrubbing the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
  • Add Turkey Quarters & Potatoes: Add browned turkey quarters, reserved flavorful liquid from skillet (if any) and the remaining unsalted chicken stock in the pressure cooker. Place a steamer basket into the pot and add in the halved Yukon gold potatoes. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 18 – 20 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release.
  • After 10 minutes of natural release, turn the Venting Knob to Venting Position to release the remaining pressure. Open the lid carefully.
  • Make Mashed Potatoes: Remove the steamer basket and place all the potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Mash the potatoes with a fork or masher. Add 1 – 2 tbsp (14g – 28g) unsalted butter, 30g grated Parmesan cheese, and 100ml milk or cream. Continue mashing and mixing until desired consistency. Season with kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste. For creamier mashed potatoes, use more milk/cream.
  • Make Turkey Gravy: While mashing the potatoes, remove the turkey quarters and set aside. Heat the pressure cooker over medium heat (Instant Pot: Press Saute). Taste the sauce and season with salt and ground black pepper if necessary. Mix 3 tbsp of cornstarch with 2 tbsp of water and stir the mixture into the turkey gravy one third at a time until desired thickness.
  • Serve: Drizzle the turkey gravy over the turkey quarters and mashed potatoes and serve immediately.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 954kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 97g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 338mg | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 1807mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10181IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 9mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot turkey, instant pot turkey meal, instant pot turkey thighs, pressure cooker turkey, pressure cooker turkey meal, pressure cooker turkey thighs
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Mandy
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Mandy

Hi, I would like to make this for turkey tenderloin instead, how many minutes would it be in instant pot? Thanks !!!

Eileen
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Eileen

I have been using pressure cookers – stove top and multi-cookers for 50+ years and was intrigued with your recipe which I cooked last night. I browned 2 turkey thighs (all I could find) in my large cast iron pan. I did not have my vegetable steamer so I manipulated and shaped a small aluminum pie plate to hold the potatoes. I added some sauteed mushrooms but followed recipe precisely except I used chicken broth instead of turkey. I served it w/ fresh cranberry sauce and peas. It was very tasty. We really liked the potatoes with Parmesan. Changes I… Read more »

Carol Peterson
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Carol Peterson

Can you use this recipe for turkey necks? I have a six quart pressure cooker. What adjustment do I need to make?

Cynthia
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Cynthia

Hello! If I just want to cook turkey legs/thighs (without the potatoes and veg) how would I modify this?

Thanks!

Mary
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Mary

Hello, I could not find turkey legs at the store today. so I got 2lbs of chicken quarters. How would I adjust the time for chicken. thank so much. I love your recipes5 stars

Sunny
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Sunny

What is the purpose of sauteing skin? If it is covered with broth anyway, it will not stay crispy. So why not just put the legs on top of the veggies as is?

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Ok, I’ve unofficially adopted you two! I fixed this for Thanksgiving using a turkey roast with light and dark meat. I made your cranberry sauce, your cheesecake (adding a pumpkin filling swirl), and fixed the dressing ahead in the IP putting it in a casserole dish to reheat. The one-pot meal turned out great and everyone raved about the meal. Other than steaming green beans, and baking rolls, it was an instant pot dinner – and I referred to you two as “my kids,” throughout the day. 🙂

TK
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TK

Love your site! Unfortunately I can only find turkey wings where I live – would I need to change this recipe in anyway to cook wings for 4 people for Thanksgiving?

Mary
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Mary

love your recipes! would you do the same time if you were using sweet potatoes?

Paula
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Paula

Love this recipe, just wondering if I add more turkey quarters, how much liquid and time do I need to adjust/add. OR if I cut a whole turkey (about 10-14 lb) into 6 big chunks, what are the adjustments I need to make. Thank you very much for your inputs.
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