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Instant Pot Cheesy Pasta with Ground Turkey

When you need comfort food while on Weight Watchers, try this Instant Pot pasta recipe.  The kids will absolutely love how cheesy this is and you will love that it's made with ground turkey.
4.42 from 55 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Comfort Food
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 8 oz Fontina cheese grated


Instant Pot instructions:

  • Heat the olive oil on SAUTE mode with the pressure cooker's lid off.  Place the turkey into the cooker and cook until it's browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, except for the cheese, to the cooker.  Securely lock the lid and set on MANUAL for 6 minutes at HIGH pressure.
  • Perform a quick release to release the pressure.  Add the shredded Fontina cheese and stir until it's melted and creamy.  Serve immediately.

Slow Cooker instructions:

  • In a non-stick skillet, heat over medium heat.  Add the oil and saute the onion and turkey until it's cooked, about 5-7 minutes.  Transfer the meat and cooked onions to your slow cooker.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except for the noodles and cheese.  Cook on low for 6 hours.  About 30 minutes before the meal is finished cooking, add the noodles.  Cook on high for 30 minutes.
  • Add the cheese and stir until it's completely melted.  Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Cheesy Pasta with Ground Turkey
Amount Per Serving
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 142
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.8g24%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 74.8mg25%
Carbohydrates 24.6g8%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 3.8g4%
Protein 23.3g47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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