Instant Pot® Turkey Chili in a pressure cooker – – Instantly Delicious

Instant Pot® Turkey Chili -

Instant Pot® Turkey Chili should probably instead be called “veggie chili”, because it is loaded with good stuff. I was afraid that some people would run if I alerted them to the vegetables in the post title, but have no fear. This chili is tasty, in addition to being really good for you. I typically make beef chili, but every so often I want to either ditch the meat entirely, or make it with ground turkey to lighten things up. If I put veggies in any sort of chili, even my picky 13 year old will gladly eat them.  Adding lots of extra vegetables a good way to boost the nutrition of your favorite meals, while still pleasing everyone.
I use a jar of salsa and diced green chilies as a flavoring for this turkey chili. You can adjust the heat by adjusting the heat level of these two components. The recipe calls for at least 6 different vegetables.  I feel that most chili recipes are easily modified, so use whatever vegetables you have and prefer. A diced jalapeno would be a great addition, if you like your chili extra spicy.
Instant Pot® Turkey Chili
Serves 6

1 teaspoon olive oil
2 lbs. ground turkey
1 bell pepper, diced
2 medium zucchini, diced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium sweet potato, diced
1 – 12 ounce jar salsa
1-4 ounce can diced green chilies
1 cup frozen corn
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon oregano


1. Set the Instant Pot® to saute and heat the olive oil until shimmering.  Add the ground turkey, and cook until no longer pink, stirring to crumble as it cooks, for 8-10 minutes. Add the bell pepper, zucchini, onion, sweet potato, and garlic  Continue to saute until they just start to soften, about 4 minutes.

2. Add the salsa, chilies, frozen corn, spices, and seasoning.  Set the pot to manual – high pressure, making sure the valve is in the sealing position.  Adjust the time to 8 minutes.  When finished, do a quick pressure release by moving the valve to the venting position.  Serve with your favorite chili toppings.


9/5/2017 07:32:06 pm

Very good! I added acan of drained red kidney beans and a can of drained cannelloni beans before sealing it up….very good


9/6/2017 12:26:46 pm

That sounds delicious. So glad you liked the recipe.


9/27/2017 02:00:40 pm

Thank you Karen the beans are a great idea. Julie I love love my first chilli in my electric pressure cooker and I did not blow up the kitchen.thank you

9/27/2017 02:27:56 pm

So glad to hear Claire!


1/3/2018 04:27:11 pm

So delicious! This has become a family favorite. Thank you!


1/4/2018 03:42:53 pm

That is great! Thanks for letting me know.


2/23/2018 03:17:09 pm

Every time someone I know gets an Instant Pot I send them this recipe. It is one of the very best out there. Delicious!!!!


2/26/2018 10:29:28 am

What a nice thing to say. Thank you!


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