Instant Pot Turkey Pot Pie with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
This Instant Pot Turkey Pot Pie with Mashed Sweet Potatoes tastes exactly like Thanksgiving in every bite with cranberries and crunchy pecan topping. Made in stackable insert. No pots to drain, so easy! Perfect comforting meal with no effort. Delicious and impressive!
Mix all the ingredients for the creamy turkey layer, except for cornstarch and cranberries, in one of the stackable pans.
Mix all the ingredients for the sweet potatoes layer in the second stackable pan. Cover with a lid.
Follow instructions from your stackable pans insert to secure both pans.
Add 2 cups of cold water to your Instant Pot. Place the stackable pans inside the Instant Pot.
Close the lid of your Instant Pot and turn the valve to Sealing.
Press Manual or Pressure Cooker button (depending on your model) and use the arrows to select 25 minutes. Use default High pressure.
It should take about 15-17 minutes to come to pressure. Might be a bit less or more depending on your model.
While the turkey and sweet potatoes are cooking, make the Crunchy Pecan Layer. Combine all the ingredients in a small food processor and pulse until everything is to your desired consistency. You might prefer finer grounds or coarser grounds.
Once the Instant Pot beeps that the 25 minutes of cooking are done, do a quick release. This should take about 2-4 minutes. Note: you can also do a natural pressure release and leave the pot on Keep Warm for a few hours at this point if desired.
Carefully open Instant Pot and remove the stackable inserts.
Mash the sweet potatoes. No need to drain them. Adjust seasoning if desired.
Lightly mix the turkey layer with a fork to break up the meat as it'll be stuck together and mix the cream cheese into the juices.
In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with about 4 tablespoons of juices from the turkey layer until a white creamy slurry forms.
Add the cornstarch slurry to the turkey and mix well. It'll start to thicken right away.NOTE: If you chose to omit cream cheese, use 3 tablespoons of cornstarch instead.
Scatter frozen cranberries evenly over the Creamy Turkey Layer.
Cover the turkey with the mashed sweet potatoes and smooth the top.
Evenly cover the Sweet Potatoes with Crunchy Pecan Topping.
Broil in the oven for 3-5 minutes. Make sure to watch the oven like a hawk as the topping will go from lightly browned to burnt in a few seconds. You may need to rotate the pan a few times.Note: if your stackable insert pans can't go in the oven, then transfer the turkey layer to an oven-safe casserole dish and layer mashed sweet potatoes over it.
Cool slightly and serve.
Please read my notes on substitutions and variations in the post above the recipe card.IMPORTANT: I use this model of Instant Pot and 25 minutes was perfect. Other models may require longer cooking time.