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This Instant Pot Roasted Turkey Necks have such great flavor. Tender and juicy, falling off the bone meat. Honestly, the neck of the turkey has always been my favorite part. This recipe is an easy, comforting dinner that comes together so quickly in the pressure cooker!


4 meaty turkey necks

Salt and black pepper

1 tsp Cajun seasoning

2 Tbsp. Olive oil

1 onion, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1 bay leaf

1 cup water

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 Tbsp. paprika

1 Tbsp. red pepper paste or tomato paste

½ cup tomato sauce

1 Tbsp. chopped dill or parsley


Season turkey necks with 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper.

In the frying pan, heat 2 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for

4-5 minutes; add carrots and garlic, sauté for about 2-3 minutes.

Add bay leaf, paprika, pepper paste, tomato sauce and water; Bring to boil; Season with

Salt and Pepper accordingly.

Place the turkey necks into the Instant Pot. Pour over the sauce.

Put the lid on and turn the valve to sealing. Select Pressure Cook and set the cook time

for 15 minutes on high pressure.

When the cook time is over, turn the Instant Pot off and let the pressure release

naturally for 10 minutes before turning the valve to venting and opening the lid.

Arrange them on a big platter, sprinkle with dill or parsley.

Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or on a bed of mixed vegetables.



To roast in the oven: Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine seasoned turkey necks and the sauce into a roasting pan or pot; cover with lid

or foil and roast until meat is tender and pulls easily from bone, turning occasionally,

about 2 – 2:30 hours. Remove the cover for the last 20 minutes of cooking to brown the

meat a little.

To roast in the slow cooker:

Combine seasoned turkey necks and the sauce into the slow- cooker pot; cover with lid

cook on High for 3 hours or until meat is tender and pulls easily from bone.