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Instant Pot Ground Turkey Tacos

These Instant Pot Ground Turkey Tacos are ready in 10 minutes, making them perfect for weeknight dinners. Especially Taco Tuesday! 
5 from 19 votes


  • 1-1.5 lb ground turkey
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 2 TBSP taco seasoning, I used my homemade blend; find it in the notes!
  • 4 oz canned green chilies (not drained)
  • 6 taco shells, hard and/or soft; whichever your prefer!

Toppings (all optional/adaptable)

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese (I like to use a Mexican blend)
  • Hot sauce
  • Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt


  • Press the sauté function button on your Instant Pot and let the pot get warm. Add olive oil, then add the ground turkey. Let the ground turkey simmer for about two minutes, stirring occasionally, just to lightly brown it.
  • Turn the sauté function off. Add the taco seasoning, the salsa, and the green chilies (liquid from can included). Give everything a good stir to evenly distribute seasoning.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure it's locked into place. Ensure that the valve is pointing towards "sealing". Finally, cook everything for 8 minutes on high pressure.
  • While the turkey cooks, prep your toppings and set them aside.
  • When the Instant Pot beeps, indicating that it's done, carefully move the valve to *venting* for a quick release. Be cautious as hot steam will spit out of the valve. Once all of the steam escapes, open the lid and give everything a stir.
  • Serve on tacos with your favorite toppings! 


*Calorie count is based on the ground turkey mixture alone. Taco calories will vary depending on how you dress them, what kind of shell you use, etc.
Give my homemade taco seasoning a whirl!

Don't have an Instant Pot?

No worries; I got you! This recipe can easily be done in a regular ol' skillet on the stove. The only changes to be made would be to use 1/2 cup of salsa to start (add more later if you want it saucier), and drain the can of chilies. All of that extra liquid is necessary in the IP, but not on the stovetop.
Calories: 120kcal