Easy Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowl Recipe

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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! 

Plus — it’s become a gameday favorite at our house. It serves eight, 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

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

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Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowl Recipe

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican


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



1 tablespoon cooking oil
34 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

Additional Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups chicken broth divided
One can (15-ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
One can (15-ounces) corn, drained and rinsed
1 cup salsa
1 cup white rice

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


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. Add 1/4 cup chicken broth and the seasoning.

Stir in the beans, corn, and salsa until combined. Without stirring, sprinkle the rice on top of the turkey bean mixture. Pour the remaining broth over the rice. Lock the lid into place and set the Instant Pot to manual, high pressure, and cook for 8 minutes. Once the turkey burrito filling has cooked, release the pressure naturally for 12 to 13 minutes, quick releasing any remaining pressure. Stir and let sit about 5 minutes while you prepare the toppings, about 5 minutes.

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.


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

Keywords: Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowls, Instant Pot Burrito Bowls, Pressure Cooker Turkey Burrito Bowls

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6 thoughts on “Easy Instant Pot Turkey Burrito Bowl Recipe

  1. Anonymous

    rice did not cook accord to the recipe

  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. RL

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

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