Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese

4.50 from 2 votes

A delicious Bolognese Sauce made in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. The combination of Turkey, Sausage and herbs makes this a family favorite.

pasta on a plate

I’m always looking for new methods and recipes for pasta sauce. This Turkey Bolognese recipe made in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker is my new favorite.

This bolognese recipe is pretty classic as far as ingredients go. Making it in the pressure cooker is what makes this one a little different.

pasta and sauce on a plate

If you don’t own a Pressure Cooker, you can easily make it in a large pot. When it comes time to pressure cook it, simply let the sauce simmer in the pot for a couple of hours stirring occasionally.

intant pot turkey bolognese

If you are wondering where the name Bolognese comes from, this pasta sauce is a meat-based sauce that originated in Bologna, Italy. Now you are in the know!

At this point, you are probably wondering why you would want to make this recipe in your Pressure Cooker. Basically, you would use the pressure cooker to save time. The pressure cooker will infuse all the flavors faster than the traditional method.

intant pot turkey bolognese

You will need the following ingredients to make this Turkey Bolognese recipe in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Yellow Onion
  • Garlic Cloves – or more to taste
  • Carrots
  • Celery Stick
  • Kosher Salt – regular salt is fine
  • Lean Ground Turkey – the leanest you can buy
  • Italian Sausage – sweet or hot, your choice
  • Marinara Sauce – use your favorite brand
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Basil
  1. Set the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker to sauté mode.
  2. Once hot, add the olive oil, onion, minced garlic, carrots, celery, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Cook for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally until the onions are soft and translucent.
    mirepoix for bolognese
  4. Add the ground turkey and sausage to the pot with another 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Break up the meat while cooking. Cook until the meat is cooked through and there is no pink remaining, about 10 minutes.
    meat mixture for bolognese
  5. Stir in the marinara sauce, oregano and basil. Bring the sauce to a simmer.
    turkey bolognese
  6. Place the lid on the instant pot, and set it to pressure cook on high for 20 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do quick release. turkey bolognese

Printable Recipe Card

instant pot turkey bolognese

Instant Pot Turkey Bolognese

A delicious Bolognese Sauce made in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. The combination of Turkey, Sausage and herbs makes this a family favorite.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
pressure release 10 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 15
Calories 183 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Celery Stick, finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt, divided
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage, casings removed
  • 28 oz Marinara Sauce
  • ½ Tsp Dried Oregano
  • ½ Tsp Dried Basil

Instructions
 

  • Set the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker to sauté mode.
  • Once hot, add the olive oil, onion, minced garlic, carrots, celery, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes stirring occasionally until the onions are soft and translucent.
  • Add the ground turkey and sausage to the pot with another 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Break up the meat while cooking. Cook until the meat is cooked through and there is no pink remaining, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the marinara sauce, oregano and basil. Bring the sauce to a simmer.
  • Place the lid on the instant pot, and set it to pressure cook on high for 20 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do quick release.

Notes

→ Contrary to popular belief, a whole head of celery is called a stalk and a single “stick” from the stalk is called a rib. Since most call a rib of celery “stalk”, I use the term Celery Stick to try and avoid any confusion.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 12gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 649mgPotassium: 364mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1598IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Bridget says:

    This turkey bolognese in my instant pot was just delicious. Took no time at all to make.

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