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Healthy & Easy Instant Pot Ground Turkey Burgers Recipe

by Heather

Instant pot turkey burgers are super juicy and easy to make! When you’re craving burgers but don’t want to deal with a barbecue, try this unique and quick cooking process. These burgers are gluten-free and made with less than 10 ingredients!

serving of IP turkey burgers with a bun on a plate.

Healthy & Easy Instant Pot Ground Turkey Burgers Recipe

This recipe gives you some serious juicy turkey burgers. Once you’ve mixed and shaped your burger patties, they get a quick sear in the pressure cooker, the broth is added in, and then they pressure cook all the way through.

This way of making turkey burgers infuses the broth into the burger giving it delicious flavor, but also makes incredibly juicy patties. Even juicier than ground beef burgers!

I love making these burgers on busy weeknights when I’m in a hurry. It’s a quick dinner! That’s what I love about the instant pot – It really speeds up the cooking time and is nice and hands-off.

serving of juicy turkey burgers with toppings

Why you’ll love these homemade burgers

Super juicy burger – A little bit of broth goes a long way to making these the juiciest ground turkey burgers!

Lean and protein-packed – Lean turkey is super high in protein and a healthy option to add to your dinnertime rotation. If you’ve found ground turkey leaves you with a dry burger because it is so lean, this recipe is a great option to try!

Set and forget – My favorite part of using an instant pot is setting it to pressure cook and then walking away. It’s the simplicity of a slow cooker, but everything gets done in a much shorter amount of time.

Simple ingredients you'll need for turkey burger patties

Simple ingredients you’ll need for turkey burger patties

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

How to make homemade turkey burgers in the Instant Pot

Step 1: In a large bowl combine the ground turkey, egg, oat flour, and all the seasonings until fully mixed. Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal pieces and shape into a burger shape.

Step 2: Turn the instant pot to the SAUTE function. When hot, add a little oil or cooking spray. In a single layer, place the burger patties in the base of the instant pot to sear on one side for 4 minutes.

Step 3: After 4 minutes, flip the burgers, and cancel the SAUTE function.

Step 4: Pour the broth in, add the lid on, and cook on MANUAL high pressure for 4 minutes, then do a quick release once done. 

Step 5: Remove your fully cooked turkey burgers and serve with hamburger buns and all your favorite toppings!

How to make homemade turkey burgers in the Instant Pot

Watch me make healthy turkey burgers

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

What to serve with this healthy meal

Here are some favorite healthier option sides we love to serve with these turkey burgers!

Can you make these in the air fryer?

This turkey burger recipe works great in the air fryer! To make air fryer turkey burgers omit the broth in the process of cooking.

Once you’ve mixed and shaped your turkey patties and added them into the air fryer basket, cook in the air fryer for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees F or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Instead of a burger shape, you could also mix it up and use this recipe to make turkey meatballs!

one burger from the pressure cooker turkey burger recipe on a plate

How to store

Cooked burgers should be cooled to room temperature before being added to an airtight container and stored in the fridge for up to 1 week.

You can also meal prep a ton and freeze these! Once cooled, add patties to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and freeze until solid.

Once frozen, you can combine the turkey burgers in a freezer bag to keep frozen for up to 6 months.

side shot of instant pot ground turkey burger with a bun and all the fixings

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this turkey burger instant pot recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Ground turkey – Ground chicken is a perfect lean ground meat substitute for these ground turkey burgers. Lean ground beef is another good option that would be delicious here too!

Egg – An egg substitute like a flax egg should work just fine in this recipe.

Oat flour – Bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs are a good alternative for oat flour.

Garlic granules – Garlic powder or fresh garlic will work!

Chicken bone broth – Regular broth can be used in place of bone broth. Water works just fine here as well! To flavor it, add a little coconut aminos.

instant pot ground turkey burger on a plate with toppings

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Healthy & Easy Instant Pot Ground Turkey Burgers Recipe

Instant pot turkey burgers are super juicy and easy to make! When you’re craving burgers but don’t want to deal with a barbecue, try this unique and quick cooking process. These burgers are gluten-free and made with less than 10 ingredients!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado oil, bone broth, burgers, instant pot, turkey
Servings: 4
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine the ground turkey, egg, oat flour, and all the seasonings until fully mixed. Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal pieces and shape into a burger shape.
  • Turn the instant pot to the SAUTE function. When hot, add a little oil or cooking spray. In a single layer, place the burger patties in the base of the instant pot to sear on one side for 4 minutes.
  • After 4 minutes, flip the burgers, and cancel the SAUTE function.
  • Pour the broth in, add the lid on, and cook on MANUAL high pressure for 4 minutes, then do a quick release once done. 
  • Remove your fully cooked turkey burgers and serve with hamburger buns and all your favorite toppings!
Did you make this recipe?Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood or tag #fitmamarealfood!

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

If you try this instant pot turkey burgers recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

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