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Instant Pot Turkey and Noodles

Classic creamy turkey and noodles are comfort food at it’s best, but take less than 30 minutes to cook in the instant pot.

I love the look on people’s faces when they ask me about what I made for Thanksgiving. Even though I have this website and I obviously love to bake and cook, I don’t get asked to make much for this particular holiday! The grandmas rule supreme.  I have 2 signature dishes that I make for Thanksgiving dinner: cranberry sauce and sweet potato souffle. That’s it.

I do, however, cook turkey pretty often through the winter months, because my family requests turkey and noodles on a regular basis. This recipe is one of my tried and true repeat favorites that I’ve converted for the Instant Pot. The kids love it because it has creamy, tender noodles and juicy bites of turkey. I love it because I can throw it together and have a dinner that tastes like it took all day to cook, but it’s done in under 30 minutes.

This is my favorite instant pot recipe and the first one you’ll find here on AHB. I am ashamed to admit I got my Instant Pot last year for Christmas and then I let it sit in the box for months until we got completely moved and settled into our new house. I’m not going to wax poetic for paragraphs on this thing. I’ll simply tell you the hype is real. If you are a busy mom who often forgets to plan ahead for meals, an instant pot will be your new best friend. Have an instant pot, but unsure where to start? Here’s a great guide for beginners.

The beauty of this recipe is just how quick and easy it is to make homestyle creamy turkey and noodles.

To make instant pot turkey and noodles:

Take a package of turkey cutlets and put them in the bottom of your instant pot along with a ½ a stick of butter. Spread a can of cream of chicken soup over the top of the turkey cutlets. Dump a package of frozen noodles in. Toss in the seasonings and top it all off with a quart of chicken broth. Then the top goes on and it cooks on the manual setting for 20 minutes. Do a quick steam release. Remove the turkey cutlets to a plate and shred them. Stir the shredded turkey into your noodles and you’re good to go! I love serving up these Turkey and Noodles with some mashed potatoes or my sweet potato and sage scones on the side.

Instant Pot Turkey and Noodles

Instant Pot Turkey and Noodles

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Classic creamy turkey and noodles are comfort food heaven and take less than 30 minutes to cook in the instant pot.


  • 1.5 pounds turkey breast cutlets
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • 1 24 ounce bag frozen egg noodles, such as Reames
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Add the turkey cutlets to the instant pot. Spread the soup over the top of the cutlets. Add the remaining ingredients to the instant pot. 
  2. Place the lid on the instant pot, making sure the valve is closed. Cook for 20 minutes on the Manual setting. 
  3. Do a quick steam release. Remove the turkey cutlets and shred. Stir the shredded turkey into the noodles and serve. 

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Friday 2nd of December 2022

This looks delicious! However, l do not have an instapot! Do you have another version of this recipe? Thanks! Carla


Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

How would you make this if you didn’t have an instant pot?


Thursday 14th of July 2022

Can I cut up turkey tenderloin & use that instead of cutlets? I cannot find any cutlets in my local grocery stores.


Sunday 21st of November 2021

I also found the turkey cutlets at WalMart. They are very thin. I would like to cook them (by themselves - without the noodles or soup - just in broth) in my Instant Pot. The package directions instruct to cook them in a pan on the stovetop. I would prefer to cook them in the Instant Pot for moistness. I was thinking put all the cutlets (about 17 oz) immersed directly in veggie broth (no rack). Do you think this could be done without drying them out too much, and if so, how long would you cook them on MANUAL and then quick or natural release? There are about 10 thin cutlets in the package. Thank you.


Tuesday 16th of February 2021

I noticed Walmart has a small package of turkey cutlets, raw. Do I need to cook them prior to adding them to the instant pot? This reminds me so much of a dish we had in school years ago. I can’t wait to try it!

Amy D

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

Hi Jess,

Those should work great for this recipe. No, you won't need to cook them prior to adding them to the instant pot. Just follow the directions in the recipe as it's written.

Amy D.

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