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Instant Pot Turkey Soup {in 3 Minutes!}

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Instant pot turkey soup is healthy and can be made easily with only a few ingredients. Try this customizable soup for a fast and simple lunch or low carb dinner.

homestyle turkey soup with carrots in a bowl
this soup will melt in your mouth

Calories/Carbs in turkey soup

Instant pot/ pressure cooker soups are my favorite go-to for a quick and healthy dinner. I’m always making instant pot turkey. In fact, this turkey soup is both low in calories and saturated fat. 

Soups with poultry usually have under 300 cal per serving, are low in cholesterol, and high in fiber. 

And, If you’re concerned with sodium intake, use a lower sodium chicken broth for this recipe.

ingredients for turkey soup
easy and quick ingredients

How many carbs does turkey soup have? 

This soup has only 6 carbs per serving, making it low carb and keto friendly if you’re staying within your daily macro amounts. 

How long will turkey soup keep in the fridge? 

Turkey soup will keep in a sealed, airtight container for up to three days in the refrigerator. 

instant pot with turkey onion celery carrots
all in one pot

Can I freeze turkey soup? 

You may freeze the turkey soup in an airtight zippered freezer bag for up to two months. Just make sure there are no air bubbles when sealing your freezer bag.

To reheat, simply thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then heat up the next day on the stove top. 

How do I make instant pot turkey soup?

This instant pot turkey soup is super simple to make. 

I like to use the pre-marinated turkey from our deli department at my local grocers. You may also use leftover Thanksgiving turkey, or pre-cooked turkey breast for the soup. 

If using pre-cooked turkey, pressure cook everything else first, then add in your chopped/shredded turkey after. 

turkey soup ingredients in instant pot copy
fast prep in the pressure cooker

How do I make it in the slow cooker?

To make this recipe in the slow cooker, fist chop your turkey. 

Next, add all ingredients to the pot and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or high for about three hours.

turkey soup made with carrots and celery
savory turkey soup

Can I make this recipe with other ingredients? 

Add-in any of the following ingredients as extras before cooking:

  • 1/2 cup pasta noodles
  • Diced peppers
  • Potatoes 
  • Black beans
  • 1/2 cup Rice

What can I substitute for turkey? 

No turkey? You may use any of the following instead: 

  • Chicken breast
  • Pre-cooked/leftover poultry
homemade turkey soup in a bowl
so much flavor

Other ways to customize your soup

  • Add “dumplings” by breaking biscuits in two and adding to the hot soup after cooking (while still piping hot)
  • Make it creamy by adding a block of cream cheese after pressure cooking

What to do with leftovers

Make a turkey “pot pie” of course! Add a tsp of cornstarch to thicken the soup or drain excess liquid. 

Then, add in frozen peas and carrots while re-heating. 

Place in a pre-made pie crust and top with the second crust. 

After cutting slits in the middle, bake for 20-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

spoonful of turkey soup
perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers

What sides or toppings go best with this soup?

The best sides for turkey soup include: 

  • Salad
  • Grilled cheese
  • Saltine crackers
  • Shredded cheese
  • Croutons 
easy Instant pot turkey soup

Instant Pot Turkey Soup

Leftover turkey? Have a turkey breast and need dinner inspiration? Then this is the healthy, full-flavor recipe for you.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Natural release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick




  • Add all ingredients to pressure cooker/ Instant Pot. ***Note: If using LEFTOVER turkey, set aside and add after pressure cooking the other ingredients.
    turkey soup ingredients in instant pot
  • Cook at high pressure for 3 minutes.
    chicken stock for turkey soup ingredients in instant pot
  • Natural release for at least 10 minutes, then vent.
    easy Instant pot turkey soup


Leftover turkey should be added after the other ingredients have pressure cooked, since it has already been pre-cooked. 
Soup should be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Freeze in a zippered bag for up to 3 months.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1063mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3588IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg

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