This hearty and healthy Instant Pot Turkey Chili is a super easy meal prep recipe. Make a big batch and enjoy it throughout the week. This family favorite recipe is also gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30.

Gluten-free chili topped with fresh avocado.

Recipe Highlights

  • This Instant Pot Sweet Potato and Ground Turkey Chili is perfect for paleo or legume-free diets.
  • This recipe is also perfect for meal prepping; make a big batch and enjoy it throughout the week. I’ve included both Instant Pot and stovetop directions in the recipe card.
  • This is a one-pot meal that is so easy to throw together. The leftovers almost taste better than the first day you serve it.
Ingredients for a paleo, bean-free quick-cooking recipe.

Recipe Steps

This is a super easy chili recipe. Let me show you how to make it!

Step One

Gather up all of your ingredients and wash and chop all of your vegetables.

Step Two

Select the sauté function on your Instant pot and add 2 tablespoons of oil.

Add the ground turkey and cook for about two minutes. Use a wooden spoon to break the meat into crumbles.

Ground turkey sauteing in the Instant Pot.

Step Three

Add vegetables (except for avocado) and broth and stir.

Step Four

Pressure cook on high for 8 minutes and allow for a 5-minute natural release.

Step Five

Stir in the dry seasonings and serve topped with slices of fresh avocado.

Tasty chili thats paleo, Whole30 and gluten-free.

Top Tips

  • Use a 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot.
  • Substitute ground beef for the turkey, if you prefer.
  • Store your Instant Pot Sweet Potato and Ground Turkey Chili in the refrigerator for up to four days or in the freezer for up to three months.


Can I add beans to this chili recipe?

Yes, absolutely! Feel free to add a can of rinsed and drained beans to the pot before you lock on the lid to pressure cook. But, if you do add beans, then this recipe will not be strict paleo or Whole30.

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Instant Pot Turkey Sweet Potato Chili in a bowl

Instant Pot Sweet Potato and Ground Turkey Chili


This hearty and healthy Instant Pot Turkey Chili is a super easy meal prep recipe. Make a big batch and enjoy it throughout the week. This family favorite recipe is also gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt 
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced


  1. Select Sauté and add the oil to the inner pot. Once hot, add the ground turkey. Using a wooden spoon, stir the meat to keep it from sticking and to break it into crumbles, about 2 minutes. 
  2. Press Cancel and add the sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, celery, carrots, bell pepper, tomatoes, and chicken broth to the pot. Stir to combine.
  3. Lock the lid into place. Select Pressure Cook or Manual, and adjust the pressure to High and the time to 8 minutes. Make sure the steam release knob is in the sealed position. After cooking, naturally release the pressure for 5 minutes, then carefully quick release any remaining pressure.
  4. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir in the cumin, chili powder, and salt.
  5. Serve immediately, or place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.


  1. If you have leftovers, you can freezer them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
  2. You can easily double or triple this recipe.
  3. You can also substitute ground beef for the ground turkey, if you prefer.
  4. STOVETOP DIRECTIONS: Grab a large lidded pot. Heat the oil over medium heat. Sauté the vegetables and turkey for a few minutes. Add the herbs, salt, and pepper, along with the broth and sweet potatoes. Increase the heat to high, bring the mixture to a boil, and then lower the heat, cover the pot, and simmer for 18-20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through. Serve hot.
  • Category: Main dishes
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: paleo chili, whole30 chili, gluten free chili

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