Instant Pot Leftover Pulled Turkey Recipe

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What can you make with leftover turkey?

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Instant Pot Leftover Pulled Turkey Recipe

What do you make with all that leftover turkey after Thanksgiving?

Here’s one of my favorite recipe ideas for making a pulled turkey meal in your Instant Pot with leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Recipe

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Best After Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Recipe

Ingredients for Instant Pot leftover turkey

  • 2 ½ pounds of boneless skinless turkey, pulled and shredded
  • ¾ cup of chicken or turkey broth
  • ½ cup whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of marjoram seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and shredded 
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
Pulled Turkey Instant Pot Recipe

Instructions for Instant Pot pulled turkey

  1. Pull the leftover turkey apart from the bird (white and/or dark meat).
  2. Shred the meat either by hand, with a knife, or with a food processor.
  3. Set the shredded turkey aside.
  4. Open the Instant Pot lid and pour the broth, cranberry sauce, marjoram, thyme, salt, and pepper into the stainless steel inner pot. 
  5. Stir the sweet potato into the mixture.
  6. Add the turkey to the mixture, folding it in to coat. 
  7. Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is up – in the position for sealing) and pressure cook on high for 18 minutes.
  8. When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural pressure release for at least 10 minutes.
  9. To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  10. Stir the pulled turkey mixture to make sure it’s well coated with the sauce.
  11. Serve this leftover pulled turkey recipe warm, and enjoy!
Instant Pot Pulled Turkey Recipe

What do you serve with this Thanksgiving leftover turkey recipe?

Serve either quick and easy Southern soul food side dishes or Thanksgiving leftover sides!

You can also serve this pulled turkey recipe over a bed of cornbread: Southern baked mac and cheese, Instant Pot brown sugar-glazed carrots, Southern creamed corn , Cornbread dressing, and fresh cranberry sauce.

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Instant Pot Leftover Pulled Turkey Recipe

Instant Pot Leftover Pulled Turkey Recipe

What can you make with leftover turkey after Thanksgiving?
Make a pulled turkey meal with holiday leftover turkey in your Instant Pot!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Pressure Release Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southern Food
Servings: 4
Calories: 391kcal

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup turkey broth or chicken broth
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce preferably cranberry sauce with cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons marjoram seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons thyme fresh sprigs
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 sweet potato small, peeled and shredded
  • 2 ½ pounds turkey boneless skinless, pulled and shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Pull the leftover turkey apart from the bird (white and/or dark meat).
  • Shred the meat either by hand, with a knife, or with a food processor.
  • Set the shredded turkey aside.
  • Open the Instant Pot lid and pour the broth, cranberry sauce, marjoram, thyme, salt, and pepper into the stainless steel inner pot.
  • Stir the sweet potato into the mixture.
  • Add the turkey to the mixture, folding it in to coat.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is up – in the position for sealing) and pressure cook on high for 18 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural pressure release for at least 10 minutes.
  • To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  • Stir the pulled turkey mixture to make sure it’s well coated with the sauce.
  • Serve this leftover pulled turkey recipe warm, and enjoy!

Notes

Serve this yummy pulled turkey recipe over a bed of cornbread!

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1010mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 8273IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg
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