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Instant Pot Turkey and Noodles

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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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Monday 18th of December 2023

I’m trying this tomorrow with leftover turkey! Do you think I could add some fresh carrot and or celery?


Sunday 7th of January 2024

@Amy D,

If I'm gonna add in leftover turkey from thanksgiving at the end, would the cook time need to be adjusted for just the noodles to cook? Thanks so much for this recipe, my family is very excited to try it!

Amy D

Wednesday 27th of December 2023

Hi there Anna! I know it's probably too late to help now, but yes, I think it would be fine to add the veggies to this. I would add the veggies with the noodles before cooking and then stir in the leftover turkey after cooking so that it doesn't become tough.

Amy D.


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.


Friday 20th of November 2020

Could you double this recipe?

Amy D

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Hi Susanna! I have had lots of people tell me that they've had good luck doubling this recipe and the beef and noodles recipe here on my site, but my instant pot isn't big enough to accommodate those changes so I've never done it myself. If you are doubling, you're going to want to have at least an 8 quart instant pot.


Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Instead of Turkey, could I use frozen chicken breasts?

Anne Perry

Friday 10th of January 2020

Have you ever used leftover turkey from a holiday? It's already cooked, so would you add it in after cooking the noodles?

Amy D

Monday 13th of January 2020

Hi Anne, I haven't used leftover turkey in this recipe yet, but I would add it after cooking the noodles otherwise I would be afraid it would get tough and chewy as poultry often does. My suggestion would be to stir in the cooked shredded turkey after the pressure cooking is done and cook just until the turkey is heated through.

Hope this helps! Amy

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