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Instant Pot Turkey Stew recipe by Feisty Tapas

Instant Pot Turkey Stew

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Servings 4 people


  • Instant Pot


  • 400 g diced turkey
  • 50 g pancetta or chopped bacon or bacon lardons
  • 1 onion sliced or chopped (whatever makes your life easier)
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots cut in big chunks, you can add more carrots of course
  • 1 medium sweet potato in 2-3 cm dice
  • Half a tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Big squirt of tomato purée


  • Sweat the vegetables on Sauté Less. Deglaze with a bit of water and a wooden spoon to make sure nothing is stuck / caramelised to the bottom.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except the tomato purée and stir well.
  • Add a good squirt of tomato puree, do not stir.
  • Close the lid. Steam release handle pointing to sealing (unless you have a self-sealing lid like the Duo Plus and the Duo Evo Plus have, in which case lucky you, you don’t need to remember!).
  • Press the Pressure cook / Manual button and programme 15 minutes.
  • At the end of the pressure cooking time, let it go automatically to Keep Warm while you have your feet up. If you’re in a hurry, let the rest of the steam out by doing a quick pressure release after 15 minutes.
  • Make sure you give it a good stir once you open the lid and before serving.


Deglazing means scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon and the help of some liquid to remove any caramelised bits
Short of time? Skip the sautéing. The flavours won't be quite the same but, when life throws us curveballs, it's good to give ourselves a break.
Want to double it up? Feel free. The timings remain the same. Just be mindful of the filling rules
Sauté has 3 settings:
Less - Normal and More. Less heat (I use this one for sweating vegetables) - Normal heat - More heat (great for browning beef)
How to set your Instant Pot to Sauté Less or More: 
If your Instant Pot has an Adjust button: Press the Sauté button immediately followed by the Adjust button to adjust to Less or More, just keep pressing until the light underneath the Less or More is lit up.
If your Instant Pot doesn’t have an Adjust button: press the Sauté button a few times until the light underneath Less or More is lit up)
This video will help too https://youtu.be/duUoQs4aJ4I
Quick pressure release (QPR, also called quick release or QR) means venting the steam as soon as the pressure cooking process finishes, i.e. moving the steam release handle from Sealing to Venting.
Natural pressure release (NPR, also called natural release or NR) means letting the float valve pop back down of its own accord, so basically you don’t need to do anything at the end and can keep your feet up. If it takes over 15 minutes, you're ok to release the rest of the steam (by turning the steam release handle to Venting) that may be left in order to unlock and open the lid. 
Sometimes you'll see me talk of a combination of NPR followed by a QPR. For example a recipe may have a 4 minute NPR followed by a QPR. You wait for 4 minutes at the end of the pressure cooking time and then do a QPR by moving the steam release handle from Sealing to Venting. 
Keyword Carrots, Instant Pot, stew, Turkey