Sloppy Joes are one of my favorite childhood memories of food. My mom made amazing sloppy joes, and she always let us make them sloppy on the bun too. My husband likes to serve “neat” sloppy joes so my kids get to share that fun memory when he is out of town and not home to see the sloppiness.
First step for Instant Pot Turkey Sloppy Joes: sauté the ground turkey breast until cooked through. If you use regular ground turkey for this recipe it increases the point count to 4 per sandwich so do your best to find the ground turkey breast if you can!
These Instant Pot turkey sloppy joes are just as much fun and still super tasty with none of the red meat factor. The Instant Pot pressure intensifies the “sloppy” flavor and makes this dish the star of the meal.
Second step for Instant Pot Turkey Sloppy Joes: Add the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients.
Did you know that sloppy joes are original to the United States? Apparently a cook named Joe started serving “loose meat sandwiches” in the 1930s. By 1960, canned versions like Manwich were being made. That took hold fast! By 1973 when I was born, they were a family staple at my house. Probably because ground beef, a seasoning packet, and buns were super cheap and we didn’t have much money for groceries. We had a great garden, and a lot of love, but not a lot of money.
Third step for Instant Pot Turkey Sloppy Joes: Cook on high pressure for five minutes in the Instant Pot to set flavors. Quick release and stir before serving.
The end result of this recipe is serving something to your family that is healthy, homemade, and tasty too! Serve with baked chips or a fresh salad or slaw. Instant Pot Turkey Sloppy Joes come together really fast too, so you can use this meal for busy weeknights, quick lunches on the weekend, or any time your family needs a quick and easy meal!
Instant Pot Turkey Sloppy Joes – Weight Watchers 3 Smart Points with Bun
- Yield: 13 Servings
- 2 lbs Ground Turkey Breast
- 16 oz can of Tomato Puree
- ½ cup ketchup
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Cooking Spray
- Press Saute and spray liner with cooking spray.
- Saute ground turkey until cooked through.
- If there is grease, drain the ground turkey before moving on.
- Add all dry ingredients and then add all wet ingredients.
- Place the lid on top and turn till locked, set vent to sealing, and set Instant Pot to manual low pressure for 5 minutes.
- When Instant Pot beeps, release the vent quickly.
- Stir and serve 🙂
Note: Served on lettuce or eaten without bread the Turkey Sloppy Joe mix made using Ground Turkey Breast is 1 smart point. Use a Weight Watchers hamburger bun from this list to make sure your bun is just two smart points, bringing the total for the entire sandwich to 3 smart points.
- Serving Size: 1/4 Cup