Instant Pot Turkey

    Published: 11-17-2017
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    Cooking a whole turkey in the Instant Pot is easy and quick and the results are tender, juicy, and delicious. Use it for your holiday centerpiece or extra turkey for awesome leftovers!

    Our Recipe


    • 1-10 lb turkey, fresh or defrosted
    • 1 medium onion, quartered
    • 1 bunch of fresh thyme or savory (1/2 inside the bird, ½ on the bottom of the pot)
    • 1 stalk celery, quartered
    • 1 medium carrot, quartered
    • 6 cloves garlic, cut in half
    • 1 dried bay leaf
    • 1/2 cup of no salt added turkey or chicken stock
    • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


    1. Pat turkey dry with paper towel and season with kosher salt and black pepper.
    2. Put half of onion and one clove of garlic in cavity of turkey
    3. Put remaining ingredients in bottom of Instant Pot, place trivet with turkey on top.
    4. Cook on manual for 48 minutes (6 minutes per pound of turkey). NPR for 10 minutes.
    5. Carefully remove from Instant Pot. For a crispy skin, place turkey on a baking sheet and baste skin with oil or drippings from Instant Pot. Broil until golden, about five minutes.

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