Instant Pot Freezer Fix Chili

Instant Pot Freezer Fix Chili
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Source: The Instant Pot Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renée Comet.

It’s cold outside, you’ve had a long day, and you want comfort fast. But everything’s frozen (just like you)! Not a problem with this diabetes-friendly Instant Pot recipe—you can start with frozen turkey and corn, add a few other ingredients, seal it in the cooker, and let it do the rest of the work. No chopping, no browning, just stir it up at the end! If you're looking to cut the carb count, you can omit the corn. Either way, this is a great go-to recipe to have on hand for “those” days, and it’s kid-friendly, too! 

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  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    35 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 220

  • Total Fat 7g
    • Saturated Fat 1.8g
    • Trans Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 400mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 20g
  • Potassium 640mg
  • Phosphorus 265mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 2 Lean protein, 1/2 Fat



  • frozen lean ground turkey
    1 lb
  • frozen corn (or 1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, rinsed)
    1 1/2 cup
  • no-salt-added canned black beans (rinsed and drained)
    1 (15-oz) can
  • diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano
    1 (14.5 oz) can
  • water
    1 cup
  • chili powder
    2 tbsp
  • cumin
    1 tbsp
  • smoked paprika
    1 1/2 tsp
  • salt
    3/4 tsp


  1. Place the frozen ground turkey in the pressure cooking pot. Top with the remaining ingredients.

  2. Seal lid, close valve and set Manual button to 25 minutes. Use a quick pressure release.

  3. When valve drops, carefully remove the lid and stir, breaking up turkey.

  • Recommended

    You will definitely need to add more seasonings. Tastes bland when made exactly as the recipe says, so I added more of each spice and some cayenne. Turned out fine.

  • Recommended

    This is now my go-to "too lazy to cook anything else" recipe! It's a very good, basic chili recipe that requires literally no prep other than rinsing the beans. Lots of room for customizing this recipe with your own spices. I definitely add heat to mine.