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Instant Pot turkey meatballs are easy to make with only 5 ingredients!  Ground turkey, garlic, almond flour, salt and olive oil create deliciously moist Whole30 meatballs in just minutes!
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Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs

Instant Pot turkey meatballs are easy to make with only 6 ingredients!  Ground turkey, garlic, almond flour, salt and olive oil create deliciously moist Whole30 meatballs in just minutes!
Course Dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 11 minutes
Author Lyndsey

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • olive oil
  • jarred sauce of your choice

Instructions

  • Combine ground turkey, almond flour, sea salt and garlic in a large bowl.  Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out about 20 small  meatballs.
  • Set Instant Pot to saute setting and heat up 2 tbsp olive oil.  Brown meatballs on all sides, for about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • The meatballs should flip easily (not stick) once they are browned enough on that side.
  • Pour sauce over browned meatballs.  Put lid on Instant Pot, set pressure valve to "sealing" and set to "poultry" setting for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.  Once done, click "cancel" and carefully release pressure value.  Serve immediately.

Notes

How to avoid meatballs sticking to the pot: When you are going to steam meatballs in the instant pot its important to give them a good sear.  To avoid meatballs sticking to the instant pot make sure you use enough olive oil when you are searing them.  Also, allow the meatballs to cook about 2-3 minutes per side to allow them to easily release.
How to avoid meatballs sticking together:  Give your meatballs ample space when searing.  You will likely have to sear the meatballs in two batches, however, you can cook them in the sauce all together if they have been seared.
What meat should I use to make meatballs?  I personally like to use ground turkey or ground chicken when making meatballs.  Ground beef also works well.
All of my favorite meats come from ButcherBox  which is a grass-fed organic meat subscription box.  I’ve been using ButcherBox  for almost a year now and am beyond impressed with the meat quality, prices and customer service.
ButcherBox meat is:
  • 100% grass-fed & grass-finished.
  • Pasture-raised and free to roam.
  • Source of Omega-3’s, vitamins and minerals.
Can I cook meatballs in sauce?  Yes, this recipe cooks the meatballs in the sauce.  Once they are seared they can retain their moisture by cooking in the sauce.  This cooking method helps meatballs to avoid getting hard and keeping their moisture.
Can I make these meatballs in the crockpot?  Yes!  These meatballs are so easy to make in the crockpot.  Check out my recipe for Crockpot Meatballs.
What can I serve with meatballs?  I like to serve meatballs with a whole grain pasta, salad, or a veggie side dish like blistered garlic green beans.
Nutrition note:
Nutrition information does not include sauce, toppings or pasta and is for one meatball.  Suggested serving size is three to four meatballs.