This Instant Pot Turkey Breast is the easiest way to cook turkey, and it essentially makes the gravy at the same time! This is the perfect no-fuss and healthy holiday recipe that is gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30.

whole turkey breast on a plate with gravy

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving or just enjoying it with your immediate family this year, then this is the perfect recipe for you. This recipe is perfect for smaller gatherings, up to four people. After all, the meal is more about the side dishes and desserts than just the turkey, am I right?

Recipe Tips

  • My biggest tip to making Instant Pot Turkey is to make sure you don’t get too big of a turkey breast. You need to make sure it will fit into your Instant Pot. For a 6-quart Instant Pot, and a bone-in turkey breast weighing 2.75 pounds just fit in the pot. 
  • And, if you have a boneless turkey breast you want to cook in the pressure cooker, you can see my recipe for that.
  • The broth will become your gravy with a few additional steps later on in the cooking process, so be sure to choose a quality broth. There are some amazing brands in the refrigerator sections of natural food stores, so I suggest looking there, as opposed to a shelf-stable variety.

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Recipe Steps 

Step One

Add the broth to the base of a 6-quart of 8-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker. Place the metal trivet on top. Next, add the turkey breast on top of the trivet.

Step Two

Use your hands or a spoon to spread the ghee or butter on top. Sprinkle on the dried herb seasoning. Lock on the lid and push the button for pressure cooking. Set the time to 40 minutes.

turkey breast in instant pot ready to be cooked

Step Three

Once the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally or use the quick-release method. Use tongs to carefully remove the turkey breast to a serving platter.

cooked turkey breast in instant pot

Step Four

To make the Instant Pot gravy, you need to strain the broth left in the pot. Use a clean stainless colander to strain the gravy. Then, pour the strained gravy back into the Instant Pot and push the button for sauté.

Step Five

Once the gravy is simmering, add the arrowroot powder and use a whisk to combine. Keep whisking the gravy for a few minutes until the flour has dissolved. Let the pot simmer for about 10 minutes to thicken the gravy.

Step Six

Pour the gravy into a serving bowl and serve alongside the turkey.

instant pot gravy

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Instant Pot Turkey Breast and Easy Gravy


Description

This Instant Pot Turkey Breast is the easiest way to cook turkey, and it essentially makes the gravy at the same time! This is the perfect no-fuss and healthy holiday recipe that is gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups turkey, chicken, or beef broth
  • 1 2.75 pound bone-in turkey breast
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder

Instructions

  1. Add the broth to the base of a 6-quart of 8-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker. Place the metal trivet on top.
  2. Next, add the turkey breast on top of the trivet.
  3. Use your hands or a spoon to spread the ghee or butter on top. Sprinkle on the dried herb seasoning.
  4. Lock on the lid and push the button for pressure cooking. Set the time to 40 minutes.
  5. Once the cooking time is complete, let the pressure come down naturally or use the quick-release method.
  6. Use tongs to carefully remove the turkey breast to a serving platter.
  7. To make the gravy, you need to strain the broth left in the pot. Use a clean stainless colander to strain the gravy.
  8. Then, pour the strained gravy back into the Instant Pot and push the button for sauté. Once the gravy is simmering, add the arrowroot powder and use a whisk to combine.
  9. Keep whisking the gravy for a few minutes until the flour has dissolved. Let the pot simmer for about 10 minutes to thicken the gravy.
  10. Pour the gravy into a serving bowl and serve alongside the turkey.

Notes

  1. You can store any leftover cooked turkey in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: how to cook turkey in the instant pot, instant pot turkey breast, pressure cooker turkey

 

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