instant pot turkey breast on a platter sliced

Instant Pot Turkey Breast & Easy Gravy (Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: paleo, gluten-free, whole30


Here’s how to make a turkey breast and gravy in the Instant Pot.


  • 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
  • for the gravy:
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder


  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.

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