Easy Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowl Recipe

Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowl is a favorite healthy and delicious weeknight dinner — or even lunch. Easy to meal prep, a breeze to make, in 8 minutes, with personalized toppings for everyone! A go-to recipe you’re going to love! 

closeup of turkey burrito bowl with lettuce and avocados

Plus — it’s become a gameday favorite at our house. It serves six, but often stretches to more.

While this recipe makes for perfect, comfort bowl food — it’s also delicious as a take and heat, or freeze and eat later burrito. Healthy, filling… and perfect for lunches, snacks, or easy dinners. 

Ground Turkey Burrito Bowl with Avocados

Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowl Ingredients

These simple ingredients make the most delicious and easy Turkey Burrito Bowl.

Protein:
You will need one pound of ground turkey. However, switch it up with ground beef, chicken, or even ground pork.

Produce:
Two to three green onions sliced is all that’s needed for the recipe. But I like to add chopped avocados, tomatoes, and greens for fresh toppings.

Seasoning:
Chili powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin, salt, and pepper. In a pinch, taco seasoning works well too.

Pantry:
You will need one cup of long grain rice, but basmati and jasmine work too. Also gather a can of chicken broth, black beans, corn, and your favorite salsa.

Burrito Bowl Topping Ideas

A burrito bowl isn’t finished without its toppings. Be creative and pile on your favorite Mexican condiments. Here are a few ideas:

  • avocados, chopped
  • salad greens
  • grape or cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • shredded cheese
  • quartered limes
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • sour cream
  • green onions, sliced
  • guacamole
  • peppers
  • red onions

Making the Healthy Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowl

1. The Equipment.

I use a 6-quart Instant Pot. 

2. How To Cook a Turkey Burrito Bowl.

Heat a bit of oil in the Instant Pot, set to the saute setting, and brown the ground turkey for a minute or two. Add the seasonings followed by chicken broth, corn, black beans, salsa, and white rice. I have not tested this recipe with brown rice — which requires a bit longer cooking time. If you do — I’d love to hear about it!

turkey burrito bowl filling in the Instant Pot

Lock the lid into place and pressure cook for 8 minutes on high. Once it has finished cooking, naturally release the pressure for 12 to 13 minutes. Stir and let sit another 4 to 5 minutes while you prepare the toppings.

Spoon filling into bowls, add toppings like chopped avocados, sliced green onions, sour cream, shredded cheese, spicy peppers, quartered limes, cherry or grape tomatoes… and always some salad greens.

Turkey Burrito Bowl on Wooden Paddle

closeup of turkey burrito bowl

Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowl Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowl, a go-to healthy, delicious weeknight dinner. Easy to meal prep, 8 minutes to make, personalized toppings for everyone!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 3-4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 15 oz can low sodium chicken broth
  • One can (15-ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • One can (15-ounces) corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup white rice

Instructions

  1. Set the Instant Pot or pressure cooker to the saute function and add the oil. Once hot, add the ground turkey and green onions; brown for 1 to 2 minutes, breaking up the ground turkey as it begins to cook. Once the turkey is no longer pink, cancel the saute function.
  2. Stir in the broth, black beans, corn, salsa, rice, and seasoning until combined.
  3. Lock the lid into place and cook on High Pressure for 8 minutes. Once the turkey burrito filling has cooked, naturally release the pressure for 12 to 13 minutes, and then quickly release any remaining pressure.
  4. Transfer the turkey burrito filling to bowls and top with your choice of condiments. I love avocados, tomatoes, green onions, shredded cheese, cilantro, and sour cream.

Notes

This is a favorite go-to for lunches throughout the week. Easy to pack -- and oh-so-delicious!

Topping Ideas

  • avocados, chopped
  • salad greens
  • grape or cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • shredded cheese
  • quartered limes
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • sour cream
  • green onions, sliced

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 616mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 24g

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6 thoughts on “Easy Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowl Recipe

  1. RL

    Our family loved this, everyone had seconds! Turned out just right.

  2. E & M

    The rice didn’t cook for us either! We used Jasmine rice but I’m not sure any white would have cooked fully. What’s the trick here? because it seems we’re adding water to finish cooking the rice which will kill the flavor!

    1. I’m not sure what is going on. The night before last, I made this recipe again to test, as I frequently do with all our recipes. I followed the instructions exactly as written. And again the rice was cooked perfectly without any added liquid.

      I use long-grain white rice and the exact measurements as written. The only thing I can think of is to be sure to allow the full cooking time along with the full natural release time as written.

      One more thing just came to mind – and I’ll add this to the recipe; when you spread the layer of rice on top of the other ingredients in the Instant Pot, I do use the back of a spoon to slightly press the rice so that it makes contact and is slightly submerged into the liquid. I’m so sorry you had trouble with this recipe!

      1. Brandie

        I was scrolling through and wanted to add that the rice concern may have to do with elevation differences ..I know bc we live in a higher elevation rice and other things, take around 5 min longer for us

  3. Anonymous

    rice did not cook accord to the recipe

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