Instant Pot Turkey Drumsticks and Stuffing

I have a recipe that I have made countless times in a crockpot. This recipe is in fact perfect for a crockpot. I decided to try it in the Instant Pot to see how it would come out. Basically, this is turkey and dressing for 2 to 4 people without cooking the whole turkey.

I first saw this idea years ago in the early years of Stovetop Stuffing. Obviously, you can make this with Stovetop Stuffing which calls for 1 1/2 cups of water per envelope. When using Stovetop Stuffing for this recipe you reduce the water to 3/4 cup.

Over the years I stopped using Stovetop Stuffing and decided to just make my own stuffing for the dish, which is below. If you decide to make this in your crockpot or in your Instant Pot they both come out great and is a favorite when the cooler temperatures come in the fall.

When I make this dish I use my pot in a pot method so that the stuffing is not real soggy.

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Instant Pot Turkey Drumsticks and Stuffing
This is a great comfort food meal that is great when cooler temperatures and fall starts.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 medium Onion fine chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery fine chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 3 cups Bread cubed fresh or frozon
  • 2/3 cup Turkey or Chicken Broth
  • 4 Fresh Turkey Drumsticks
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 medium Onion fine chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery fine chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 3 cups Bread cubed fresh or frozon
  • 2/3 cup Turkey or Chicken Broth
  • 4 Fresh Turkey Drumsticks
Instructions
  1. In a large 10 inch or more frying pan melt butter.
  2. Add onion, celery, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper and saute until onion is translucent.
  3. Add cubed bread and half the broth. Incorporate the ingredients.
  4. Transfer the prepared stuffing to a bowl that will fit inside the instant pot liner on top of the trivet.
  5. In the Instant Pot liner with the trivet in the bottom add 2 cups of water.
  6. Place the bowl of prepared stuffing on the trivet and make sure there is plenty of space around the bowl to allow steam to rise.
  7. Next place the 4 turkey legs on top making sure that they are inside the Instant Pot liner. Season the drumsticks with some salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.
  8. Place the Instant pot liner with the drumsticks and stuffing in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. Plug in the unit. (Off will show in the display)
  9. Place the lid on the Instant Pot pressure cooker and rotate the lid to the closed postion.
  10. Move the pressure valve to the Sealing postion.
  11. Select Poultry on the Instant Pot control panel and adjust the time to 60 minutes cook time. As long as you don't touch another setting the Instant Pot will begin the cooking process after 10 seconds.
  12. You will know when the Instant Pot cooking has completed when it beeps and goes to a warm cycle. The display will show and L with the time it has been in a warming state.
  13. Once the cooking cycle is complete you can release the steam by moving the Steam Release to the Venting postion or you can let the Instant Pot release the steam naturally. (Important: do not attempt to remove the lid until the float valve has dropped indicating that the pressure has dropped to a safe level)
  14. Once the steam has escaped you can remove the lid and you will have turkey drumsticks and stuffing hot and ready for dinner.
Recipe Notes

[recipe]This same recipe can be used in a crockpot but since you are not needing to build to pressure you don't need an inner bowl for the stuffing.

My only suggestion would be to spray the crockpot liner with a cooking spray to make cleanup easier and then put the drumsticks in the crockpot with the stuffing on top.

Put the lid on the crockpot and cook for at least 6 hours on low.

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