Quick Turkey Thanksgiving Instant Pot Recipes

Quick Turkey Thanksgiving Instant Pot Recipes
Sauteed Turkey and Squash

Thanksgiving dishes such as Turkey empanadas and Sauteed Turkey are different thanksgiving instant pot recipes than most people traditionally eat, but it is a wonderfully tasty addition to any Thanksgiving table. Empanadas are stuffed pastries that can be filled with almost anything. The secret of this Turkey empanada is in its rich vegetable flavour.

Turkey Empanadas


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 15 minutes




  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp red peppers, small diced
  • 2 tbsp yellow peppers, small diced
  • 2 tbsp orange peppers, small diced
  • 1/2 lb ground or shredded turkey
  • 2 tbsp Goya Spanish olives, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 Goya Empanada discs for turnover pastries
  • oil for frying


  1. Place frozen empanada package on the counter to thaw.
  2. In a hot skillet, add oil and onions, saute for 2 minutes, and then add minced garlic and a mix of peppers.
  3. Add ground or shredded turkey, cook until meat is brown; salt-pepper to taste.
  4. Cook for 8 minutes or until all ingredients are blended. Let cool for a few minutes.
  5. On a flat surface, spoon cooled pork mixture and fold the dough, seal with fork tines.
  6. Heat the oil on medium high heat; when it’s ready add your empanadas, and fry for a few minutes until they are golden brown.
  7. Take them out and lay them on a paper towel to absorb excess fat and sprinkle some salt on top. Serve with a simple tomato and oregano sauce and beans. Now, you’re ready to eat!

Jerk Sauce:


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp jerk seasoning
  • 2 tbsp red curry powder
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped

Blend all ingredients in a bowl and serve with empanadas. 

Sauteed Turkey and Squash


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Marinade time: 2 hours – overnight

Cooking time: 15 minutes




  • 4 pcs. turkey cutlets, marinated
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, quartered and sliced
  • 1 fresh zucchini, cut into strips
  • 2 fresh yellow squash, cut into strips
  • 6-8 oz fresh baby spinach, rinsed
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp sliced fresh chives
  • 12 golden grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • white wine, as needed



  • 1/2 bunch parsley, stems removed
  • 1/2 bunch basil, stems removed
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 shallots, peeled
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes, rough chopped
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 oz white wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar in the raw


(make marinade using a food processor, blend all ingredients)




  1. Take marinated turkey and cut into small strips.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Sautee the turkey, onions and squash.
  3. Once tender, add spinach, garlic, herbs, and tomatoes.
  4. Deglaze the pan with white wine and then salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy. Try serving with your favorite pasta.

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