And overhead view of this Instant Pot Turkey Chili in a white bowl. You can see bits of turkey and corn and tomatoes with shredded cheddar sprinkled over the top.

Instant Pot Turkey Chili

This is a no-bean chili recipe. If you prefer beans with your chili, simply stir in a can or two of drained/rinsed pinto beans. Just be sure to use a larger Instant Pot (8 qt) if you do that. I made this chili in a 6 qt pot and adding beans would fill the pot too full for proper cooking. If you have a 6 qt. pot and want beans, simply stir them in at the end.

Course Chili, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Natural Release Time 15 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Yield 14 servings
Calories 174 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red onion (about 1 medium onion)
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic (about 1 whole head)
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers (any color you prefer - about 1 medium pepper)
  • 8 oz. package sliced mushrooms
  • 56 oz. canned diced tomatoes (two 28 oz. cans)
  • 1 lb. frozen corn
  • 2 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 cups chicken broth (low sodium is best, no sugar added)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Put the onions and the oil into the IP insert and press "Sauté". Sauté the onions until they are translucent (about 5 minutes)

  2. Add in the garlic and stir for 1 minute.

  3. Add the ground turkey and stir until it's browned.

  4. Add in the bell peppers and mushrooms and stir for another minute.

  5. Stir in the remaining ingredients and turn off the IP.

  6. Secure the lid on your IP and close the vent.

  7. Press the "Manual" button and and adjust pressure to "high" and time to 9 minutes.

  8. Allow for a 15 minute natural release at the end of cooking time.

  9. Open the vent and allow the steam to escape (don't burn your hand!)

  10. When the steam is all out, remove the lid.

  11. Season with salt to taste and serve with your favorite toppings such as sour cream or shredded cheese. (Mini Chef likes parmesan cheese on his!)

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Turkey Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 327mg14%
Potassium 738mg21%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 765IU15%
Vitamin C 43mg52%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.