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Turkey legs, sprinkled with spices, on a platter

Instant Pot Turkey Legs with Poultry Seasoning

  • Author: Mike Vrobel
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 turkey legs 1x


Instant Pot Turkey Legs with Poultry Seasoning. Turkey drumsticks with a taste of Thanksgiving from my pressure cooker. #InstantPot #InstantPotRecipe #PressureCooker #PressureCookerRecipe @InstantPotOfficial


  • 6 turkey legs (drumsticks)
  • 1 tablespoon Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup water (or chicken broth)
  • A pinch (⅛ teaspoon) Poultry Seasoning (optional)
  • A pinch (⅛ teaspoon) paprika (optional)


  1. Season the legs: Mix the 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning, 1 tablespoon salt, ½ teaspoon paprika, and ½ teaspoon brown sugar, breaking up any clumps of brown sugar. Sprinkle evenly over the turkey legs.
  2. Everything in the pot: Pour 1 cup of water into an Instant Pot or other pressure cooker, then add the drumsticks, stacking them loosely in the pot.
  3. Pressure cook the drumsticks for 25 minutes with Natural Release: Lock the lid on the pressure cooker. Cook at high pressure for 25 minutes in an Instant Pot or other electric PC, or for 20 minutes in a stovetop PC. (Use “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” mode in an Instant Pot.) Let the pressure come down naturally, about 20 minutes. If you’re in a hurry, you can quick release any remaining pressure after 15 minutes.
  4. Serve: Lift the legs out of the pot with tongs - be careful, they are fall-apart tender - and spread them out on a platter. Sprinkle the legs with a pinch of paprika and a pinch of poultry seasoning. If you have the time, pour the pot liquid in a fat strainer, let the fat float to the top, and pass the de-fatted liquid at the table as a sauce.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Sunday Dinner
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Instant Pot Turkey Legs with Poultry Seasoning, Pressure Cooker Turkey Legs with Poultry Seasoning