Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea that won’t heat up your kitchen? Try these deliciously easy Instant Pot Turkey Burgers! You won’t be disappointed.
In my house, we are always looking for quick, easy and healthy meals to make for dinner. As a mom with kids, we are always on the go, so I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen making dinner. With my Instant Pot, life has just become so much easier! These Instant Pot turkey burgers are not only a healthy option, but with a little lettuce, tomato, and mayo, they whip up into a truly delicious sandwich.
What are Turkey Burgers?
Many of us have made hamburgers in our Instant Pot, but red meat isn’t necessarily the healthiest option for us. So, instead, you can make these deliciously healthy turkey burgers, A turkey burger tastes almost identical to a regular hamburger except that instead of being made with ground beef, it is made with ground turkey.
Turkey burger Ingredients
For this recipe, you really won’t need a lot of ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Ground turkey
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- White pepper
- Hamburger buns
Ground Turkey: Ground turkey is a healthier hamburger option than ground beef. But, you can choose to use ground beef instead (see instructions, below).
Seasonings: Even plain ground beef isn’t the best! Season up your burgers by mixing in salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and white pepper.
Hamburger buns: If you want to make this recipe low carb, consider getting Keto buns. I like the Smartbuns.
How to Make Turkey Burgers in the Instant Pot
With your Instant Pot, these turkey burgers are super easy to make. Just follow the simple steps below:
Step 1: Portion and Season the Burgers
Portion meat into 4 equal parts. Burgers will shrink in the instant pot so flatten them to be bigger than your bun. Season each burger and wrap it in foil sealing it closed
Step 2: Pressure Cook
Add one cup of water to the instant pot and place burgers on a trivet. Close the lid and seal the pressure valve. Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes to make sure meat comes to 165 degrees.
Step 3: Manually Release
Manually release the pressure, unwrap the burgers and assemble with your favorite toppings.
Serve and Enjoy!
Can I Make These with Beef?
Absolutely! If you don’t really like ground turkey, you can most definitely use beef instead. I use ground turkey because it’s a healthier option. Follow my Instant Pot Hamburgers recipe to use beef instead!
Are Turkey Burgers Healthy?
Turkey is a leaner, healthier meat than beef. So, these Instant Pot turkey burgers are most definitely going to be healthier than using beef. Depending on the buns you use, you can get some unhealthy carbs, but if you choose a carb free bun, you can make these burgers even healthier.
Side Dish Recipes to Try
These turkey burgers go great with a variety of different sides. Here are some of my favorite sides to make with these turkey burgers:
- 2 pounds of ground turkey meat
- · ¼ tsp salt
- · 1/2 tsp pepper
- · ½ tsp garlic powder
- · ½ tsp onion powder
- · ½ tsp paprika
- · ¼ white pepper, optional
- · ½ tsp parsley, chopped or dried
- · 4 hamburger buns
1. Portion meat into 4 equal parts. Burgers will shrink in the instant pot so flatten them to be bigger than your bun.
2. Season each burger and wrap it in foil sealing it closed
3. Add one cup of water to the instant pot and place burgers on a trivet.
4. Close the lid and seal the pressure valve.
5. Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes to make sure meat comes to 165 degrees. Cook for longer as needed.
6. Manually release the pressure, unwrap the burgers and assemble with your favorite toppings
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 burger
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 718Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 240mgSodium: 566mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 62g
How to Store Leftovers
You can store leftover turkey burgers in your refrigerator for about 3 days. Simply place them in an airtight Tupperware container and place them in the refrigerator. Keep in mind that the longer they are in the fridge, the more dried out they will be.
Can You Freeze Them?
Absolutely! However, to prevent them from being dry, I would suggest storing the burgers in the freezer before you cook them. Either way, place your burgers in a freezer bag with parchment paper in between each patty.
Other Easy Instant Pot Dinners to Try
Looking for some other easy Instant Pot recipes? Check out my favorites below!
- Instant Pot Chicken Marsala
- Easy Instant Pot Meatloaf
- Instant Pot BBQ Chicken
- Instant Pot Bang Bang Chicken Pasta