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Instant Pot Cajun Breakfast Meatballs
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Instant Pot Cajun Breakfast Meatballs

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 servings (3 meatball/serving)
Calories: 202kcal


  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 small red bell pepper finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt*
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp Cajun seasoning
  • ½ cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1-2 Tbsp Olive oil or cooking oil for browning meatballs
  • 1 ½ cups water


  • In a large bowl lightly beat egg and milk together. Add oats, green onions, bell peppers, salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and cheese, stir to thoroughly mix. Add turkey , mix well.
  • Using a spoon (or ice cream scoop) shape turkey mixture into 18 (2 inch) meatballs . Turn on the Sauté function on Instant Pot. Once pot is hot, add 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Working in batches (half the meatballs at a time) sauté the meatballs, carefully turning occasionally so they brown on all sides (approx 8-10 mins). Repeat with remaining meatballs adding additional olive oil if necessary to prevent sticking. Once browned remove meatballs from the Instant Pot and set aside.
  • Add 1 ½ cups of water to the Instant Pot. Place a steamer basket (or trivet) in the Instant Pot. Arrange browned meatballs on the rack, stacking as necessary to fit all meatballs in the pot.
  • Set Instant Pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK on High Pressure for 6 minutes. Once cooking cycle is complete do a QUICK RELEASE to remove pressure from the pot. Serve immediately. Sprinkle with additional Cajun Spices if desired.


*The amount of salt can vary widely between different types of Cajun Spice blends. You may want to adjust the salt added to this recipe depending on how much salt is already included in your spice blend. ( I omitted the ¼ tsp of salt because I felt the Cajun spice mix had enough salt in it for my tastes)


Serving: 1serving (2 meatballs) | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.5g | Protein: 22.2g | Fat: 9.3g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 85.1mg | Sodium: 220.4mg | Potassium: 112.8mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 1.4g