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Instant Pot Turkey Tacos

Taco Tuesday can be any day of the week with this simple Instant Pot recipe. With less than 10 minutes of cooking time, you can have a delicious and flavorful turkey taco meat ready for your favorite taco shells!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Saute10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 147kcal
Author: NicoleDurham



  • 1 pound Ground turkey meat
  • 1 cup Water or beef broth (for cooking meat in)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoon Taco seasoning
  • 1 can Rotel with chilies, undrained
  • β…“ cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Lime juice
  • 1 small Package corn tortilla taco shells

Optional Taco Topping Suggestions:

  • Diced onion
  • Diced tomato
  • Chopped Lettuce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream


  • Place 1 cup of water or beef broth in your Instant Pot with 1 pound of raw thawed ground turkey meat.
  • Close the lid, seal it, and then set it for High Pressure 5 minutes.
  • When the time is up do a Quick Pressure Release.
  • Drain the meat and liquid and then set the Instant Pot to Saute for 10 minutes. You will not need all of this time.
  • Heat the olive oil and garlic until fragrant. About 30 seconds.
  • Add the ground turkey back into the pot and chop it into small pieces, breaking up the chunks.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning, Rotel, β…“ cup water, and lime juice until well mixed.
  • Continue cooking until most of the liquid is gone, or it has reached your desired thickness.
  • Turn off Instant Pot and unplug. Scoop out taco meat and fill your corn tortillas. Top with taco toppings as desired and serve warm.


Serving size based on ΒΌ cup filling per taco.


Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.1g | Protein: 18.2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 62.6mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 272.6mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 27.8IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 29.7mg | Iron: 1.2mg