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5 from 12 votes

Whole Turkey in the Ninja Foodi or Pressure Cooker

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Time to Pressure/Natural Release Time33 mins
Total Time58 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 376.55kcal
Author: Louise


Seasoning Blend for Turkey Rub

  • 4 Tbsp paprika
  • 4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper course
  • 1 tsp rosemary dried

For the Turkey

  • 8 lb turkey
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ onion
  • 1 orange
  • 3 sprigs rosemary


  • Pat the turkey dry after rinsing. Stuff the cavity with the celery, onion, peeled garlic cloves, orange slices, and rosemary.
  • Rub the seasoning blend all over the turkey. You won't use all of it, but reserve the rest for later.
  • Place the turkey on a silicone sling or you make one out of foil.
  • Add ½ cup of water into the inner pot. Lower the sling with the turkey into the inner pot.
  • Put the pressure lid on and turn the valve to seal. Select high pressure and set the time to 15 minutes. See notes additional information on timing.
  • Let the turkey natural release for 15 minutes and then release the remaining pressure.
  • Check the temperature, it should read at least 160° F. If the temperature has not reached 160° F, you can bring it up to the correct temperature by roasting. The temperature will rise an additional 5-10° during the crisping or while it rests if you are skipping that step.
  • If your turkey is small enough, you can crisp the skin using the Roast or Broil function on the Ninja Foodi. Or, you can crisp the skin in the oven.
  • Carve and serve the turkey! See post for carving instructions. Enjoy!


My formula for determining how long to cook your turkey in a pressure cooker
My suggestion is to take the total weight of the turkey and multiply it by 2 and then subtract 1 to get the pressure cooking time.
*** Organic Turkeys take longer to cook. See post for details.


Calories: 376.55kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.67g | Protein: 56.38g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3.85g | Cholesterol: 185.5mg | Sodium: 1227.77mg | Potassium: 661.23mg | Fiber: 1.32g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 1652.52IU | Calcium: 41.83mg | Iron: 3.09mg