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Instant Pot Turkey Noodle Casserole is made with leftover turkey, veggies and pasta in a cheesy, cream sauce. It’s a quick and easy one pot dinner!

leftover instant pot turkey noodle casserole with vegetables on white plate

This easy leftover turkey casserole recipe is one of the easiest Instant Pot recipes you can make, because it starts with leftover turkey and uses just a few other ingredients. You can throw in some mixed vegetables and turkey stock, so it’s perfect for using up those Thanksgiving leftovers!

So, let’s say it’s the day after Thanksgiving, and if you’re like me, you’re probably asking yourself, “What can I make with leftover turkey?” Sound familiar? I thought so!

You guys, I really don’t feel like cooking for a couple of days after Thanksgiving — know what I mean? But we always have plenty of leftover turkey to use up, so I’m usually trying to find easy leftover turkey recipes. Of course, now that I have my Instant Pot, cooking is so much easier — even after a holiday!

I made Instant Pot turkey stock and Instant Pot turkey soup, and then, I made this creamy, cheesy turkey casserole with pasta and without canned cream soup. It’s an easy one pot dinner that you make entirely in your pressure cooker in less than 30 minutes!

How to make turkey noodle casserole with leftover turkey

This Instant Pot turkey pasta is like turkey tetrazzini, only it’s made without wine or mushrooms. It also doesn’t have any cream soup — just cream and cheese. Just add your leftover turkey to the Instant Pot.

leftover turkey in instant pot

Next, add the pasta, seasonings and turkey broth, if you have it. If not, use chicken broth, and pressure cook it all for 4 minutes.

leftover turkey and penne pasta in instant pot

After cooking, stir in some heavy cream, veggies and shredded cheese, and that’s it!

instant pot turkey noodle casserole on spoon

The cheesy sauce thickens as it cools, and you’ve got a rich, creamy turkey noodle casserole. You can add more cheese and pop it in the oven if you want, but like it straight from the pot — It’s that good!

instant pot turkey noodle casserole on fork


Instant Pot Turkey Noodle Casserole Recipe

4.91 from 11 votes

Instant Pot Turkey Noodle Casserole

By: Dee
Instant Pot Turkey Noodle Casserole is made with leftover turkey, veggies and pasta in a cheesy, cream sauce. It's a quick and easy one pot dinner ready in less than 30 minutes!!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
pressure time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 3 cups cooked turkey
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de Provence seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 16-ounce box penne pasta
  • 4 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cooked mixed vegetables
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
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  • Add the turkey to the Instant Pot, then add the uncooked pasta, herbes de Provence, minced onions, sea salt, garlic powder and pepper
  • Pour turkey or chicken broth over and around pasta, then place lid on pressure cooker, and turn vent to Sealing position and hit PRESSURE COOK for 4 minutes
  • Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then cook for 4 minutes and beep when done. Do a quick release, and when pin drops, carefully remove lid, and stir 
  • Add the thawed frozen vegetables, and stir in the heavy cream. Gradually add both cheeses, and stir until smooth and creamy. Sauce will thicken as pasta cools



Recipe was made in 6-quart Instant Pot electric pressure cooker. Recipe can be made in the 8 quart without changing ingredient amounts or cook time.
You can use chicken instead of turkey and substitute Italian seasoning for the herbes de Provence seasoning.


Calories: 300kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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Instant Pot Turkey Noodle Casserole with leftover turkey and pasta in a creamy cheese sauce

I hope you enjoy this easy cheesy Instant Pot turkey noodle casserole after Thanksgiving this year!

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  1. Donald says:

    Made this yesterday on my Presto stovetop. Outstanding!! Thank you.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe — thanks!

  2. L A Kuhn says:

    Pasta needs to be cooked longer. I cooked mine for 5 min and still many were crunchy. Think I would leave to naturally depressurize to help cook them more.

    Other than that it was good and easy. I used marble cheese I had on hand too.4 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Mine always cooks in 4-5 minutes. Maybe your pasta was thicker or wasn’t covered with liquid? I would not do a natural release with pasta as that would lead to soggy pasta.

  3. Edward Leven says:

    I prefer to use fresh vegetables instead of frozen. How should I modify the recipe

    1. Dee says:

      It depends what you’re using. Fresh carrots and green beans can cook along with the other ingredients. I add green beans last so they don’t over cook. Broccoli gets very soft when pressure cooked, so I’d add that after.

  4. Lauren says:

    Absolute winner over here! Will become an annual tradition. What I love about this is you can make alterations based on what leftovers you have in your fridge (fresh vs dried onion, fresh vs powdered garlic, cheddar vs mozzarella). Major hit. Bit of a hint, you may need to adjust cooking time based on the shape of your pasta. We doubled the veggie amount since we had lots leftover and it still turned out perfect!

    1. Dee says:

      I am so glad you liked it, Lauren. Thanks! I made it with a cheddar blend this year, so yes, it’s super flexible!

  5. Kim says:

    Yummy, Quick and easy. I substituted Kite cream cheese for heavy cream. Cut some calories and dairy. Tasted so amazing.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Awesome, Kim! Thank you so much for the review and suggestions.

  6. Linda says:

    I’m taking it to a potluck. Can it be served at room temperature?

    1. Dee says:

      If you’re serving it in the Instant Pot, you can leave it on the keep warm setting. For safety reasons, you just don’t want the casserole at room temperature for more than 2 hours.

  7. Jim Brenner says:

    Just got instant pot for Christmas. Had turkey left overs. This recipe was absolutely fantastic. Flavour was incredible. Thanks!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thank you so much, Jim. So glad you liked it!

  8. Pam Siegel says:

    I made this dish and I didn’t have penne pasta but I made it with just plain macaroni shells and put extra cheese in it with mixed vegetables and oh my goodness soooo good!! What a great dish to use your leftover turkey from Christmas with!!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Pam! I’m happy you liked it!

  9. Miz Helen says:

    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and thanks so much for sharing it with us! Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen5 stars