Instant Pot Whole Turkey

Instant Pot Turkey is juicy, tender and delicious. The flavor is pressure cooked into the meat and the broth is absolutely mouthwatering. If you love your Instant Pot or just don’t have access to an oven this recipe will get the holiday bird to the table with very little preliminaries. If serving the whole bird you may need to cover the skinny legs for that Social media picture but let’s be honest, the taste is what gets the meat picked from the bone and this recipe is simply put succulent. Everyone that partakes in the meal will agree that this bird is moist and tender. My family deboned this Turkey in one sitting. If you are feeding hungry teenagers or have a family with large appetites time in the kitchen can be managed without sacrificing taste and quality.

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Set the trivet down in the 8 qt pressure cooker. Add 1 cup cold water. Rub the salt and pepper all over the turkey. Stuff the onion, garlic head, lemon and herb stems (thyme & rosemary) into the turkey’s cavity. Tie the legs together. Place carrots and celery in the cooker.

Pressure cook on high for 45 minutes, followed by a 15 minutes natural release. Cook 5 min per-pound. Remove the lid. Let the turkey rest in the cooker for 10 minutes before removing.

Use a fine mesh and strain the liquid; discard the carrots & celery. You should have about 4 cups of turkey broth/liquid when done. Set the liquid aside. Set cooker back to saute-high. Melt the butter then add flour as you whisk. Slowly add the broth, whisk until smooth. Add Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce as you continue to whisk. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper as needed. 

Carefully pull the trivet with the turkey and place on a rack with a baking sheet. Broil for 5-10 minutes in the oven 

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Instant Pot Whole Turkey

Lock in the flavor by following this easy Instant Pot Whole Turkey recipe for a juicy and delicious holiday feast.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course, Thanksgiving, Turkey
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot 8 QT

Ingredients
  

  • 9 lbs whole turkey
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 onion cut in half
  • 1 celery cut
  • 1 carrot cut
  • 1 lemon cut in half
  • 1 garlic head cut in half
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4-5 sprigs fresh thyme

Gravy

  • 4 cups turkey liquid
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce

Instructions
 

  • [If using a frozen turkey; thaw in the refrigerator 48-72 hours prior to use.] Remove the turkey from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours prior to cooking. Remove turkey neck, giblets and package; reserve for giblet gravy or discard if you prefer.
  • Clean, rinse and pat the turkey dry with paper towels. Rub the salt and pepper all over the turkey.
  • Set the trivet down in the 8 qt pressure cooker. Add 1 cup cold water.
  • Stuff the onion, garlic head, lemon and herb stems (thyme & rosemary) into the turkey's cavity. Tie the legs together. Place carrots and celery in the cooker.
  • Pressure cook on high for 45 minutes, followed by a 15 minutes natural release. Cook 5 min per-pound. Remove the lid. Let the turkey rest in the cooker for 10 minutes before removing.
  • Carefully pull the trivet with the turkey and place on a rack with a baking sheet. Broil for 5-10 minutes in the oven or until lightly golden brown. Make sure to keep an eye on the turkey while in the oven (broiler).

Gravy

  • Use a fine mesh and strain the liquid; discard the carrots & celery. You should have about 4 cups of turkey broth/liquid when done. Set the liquid aside.
  • Set cooker back to saute-high. Melt the butter then add flour as you whisk. Slowly add the broth, whisk until smooth. Add Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce as you continue to whisk. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper as needed. 

Serve & enjoy!

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