Turkey One Pot Meal
By :Amy Jacky
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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 the holidays.
Votes: 7
Rating: 4.86
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Poultry
Duration 1-2 hours
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Potatoes, Turkey, Vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
2-3 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 turkey quarters roughly 2.5 pounds
  • 1 onion medium, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 carrot large, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 cup turkey stock or chicken stock, low sodium
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • dash sherry wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • pinch dried rosemary
  • pinch dried thyme
  • pinch dried sage
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water (thickener)
  • 4-5 Yukon gold potatoes or Russet potatoes, halved, roughly 2.5 pounds
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/3 cup milk or cream
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Difficulty Medium
Browse Category Poultry
Duration 1-2 hours
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Potatoes, Turkey, Vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
2-3 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 turkey quarters roughly 2.5 pounds
  • 1 onion medium, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 carrot large, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 cup turkey stock or chicken stock, low sodium
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • dash sherry wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • pinch dried rosemary
  • pinch dried thyme
  • pinch dried sage
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water (thickener)
  • 4-5 Yukon gold potatoes or Russet potatoes, halved, roughly 2.5 pounds
  • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/3 cup milk or cream
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
Votes: 7
Rating: 4.86
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Instructions
  1. Pat dry the turkey quarters with paper towels. Season with generous amount of kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Press Sauté button and click Adjust button to Sauté More function. Wait until indicator says "hot".
  3. Brown turkey in the Instant Pot or on a skillet. Add 1 tablespoon 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.
  4. Deglaze the skillet or Instant Pot by pouring 1/2 unsalted chicken stock and scrub the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon. Reserve the flavorful liquid.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pot. Add diced onion. 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.
  6. Add in chopped celery and carrot. Sauté until the vegetables are slightly browned (roughly 5 – 7 minutes).
  7. Optional layer seasoning: taste and season with more kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  8. 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.
  9. Add a dash of sherry wine in the pot and deglaze by scrubbing the flavorful brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon.
  10. Add browned turkey quarters, reserved flavorful liquid (if any) and the remaining unsalted chicken stock in the Instant Pot. Place a steamer basket into the pot and add in the halved Yukon gold potatoes.
  11. Close lid and pressure cook on Manual at High Pressure for 18 to 20 minutes. Allow for 10 minutes Natural Release when time is up. After 10 minutes of natural release, turn the Venting Knob to Venting Position to release the remaining pressure. Open the lid carefully.
  12. Remove the steamer basket and place all the potatoes into a large mixing bowl. Mash the potatoes with a fork or masher.
  13. Add butter, Parmesan cheese, and 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.
  14. While mashing the potatoes, remove the turkey quarters and set aside. Heat the Instant Pot by pressing Saute. Taste the sauce and season with salt and ground black pepper if necessary.
  15. Mix 3 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and stir the mixture into the turkey gravy one third at a time until desired thickness.
  16. Drizzle the turkey gravy over the turkey quarters and mashed potatoes and serve immediately. Enjoy!
6 replies
  1. Quintana323
    Quintana323 says:

    I added tumeric to the spice and it came out very nice. But it takes over 2 hours from prep to table. I will cook it again but only on a time i hsve alot of time.

  2. Robert Tomasello
    Robert Tomasello says:

    This was real tasty & will repeat…And the prep time is way off. Give yourself an hour

  3. Steve52
    Steve52 says:

    This came out really good. I agree that it could use some more spices. But the turkey was perfect. Potatoes reallt good and i also made the gravy.

  4. Steve52
    Steve52 says:

    This is a really great recipe. Super easy. I found that it gets too salty with all the “extra layer of flavor” additions. I like to season the turkey, then brown it for 6 minutes per side. And season at the end if it needs it.

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