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Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Instant Pot Turkey Breast gets coated in olive oil and a homemade dry seasoning rub before being cooked up to juicy, tender perfection! Cooks in just 45 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Pressure Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 557kcal




  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy cream
  • Fresh cranberries for garnish
  • rosemary sprigs for garnish


  • Rub the turkey breast all over with olive oil. Then mix the salt, pepper, sage, and garlic powder in a small bowl rub the seasoning mix all over the turkey breast.
  • Place 1 cup of chicken broth into the instant pot then add the trivet insert.
  • Place the seasoned turkey breast onto the trivet, skin side up.
  • Set the instant pot to cook for 40 minutes on high power. Then allow the pressure to release naturally.
  • Remove the turkey from the pot and cover with tin foil until ready to serve. Or, if you would like the turkey skin to brown more and be crispy, turn the oven on low broil. Place the turkey on a baking sheet and broil until the skin is crispy and golden. Watch constantly as it can change very quickly.
  • Next, make the gravy. Turn on the saute function of the instant pot. Add butter to the liquid in the instant pot. Stir until melted. Gradually add flour while whisking constantly. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream. If there are lumps, an immersion blender works well. Turn off the heat. Whisk occasionally, until desired thickness. It should continue to thicken in the residual heat.
  • You may pour the gravy over the turkey breast or serve it on the side.


  • How To Store Leftovers: Store any leftover turkey breast in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Enjoy it within 3 to 4 days! You can also keep it in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.
  • How To If Turkey Is Finished Cooking? You can use a kitchen thermometer to check the internal temperature of the meat. The meat is safe for eating when it reaches 165 degrees F. Generally, when the juices of the turkey run clear it means it's fully cooked.
  • Can I Use Butter On The Turkey Instead Of Oil? Yes, you can either melt the butter or just make sure it's well softened.
  • Instead Of Using Sage Can I Use Poultry Seasoning? Since poultry seasoning usually contains some parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme it would be a great swap. Just substitute 1 teaspoon of this in place of the sage.
  • Can I Use Frozen Turkey Breast In This Recipe? Yes, you can. To do so just increase the cooking time to 50 minutes. You could also thaw the turkey breast in the fridge overnight and then cook as directed on the recipe card.
  • How Do I Know How Long To Cook Turkey If I Use A Different Size? The guidelines on cooking a turkey are to cook it for 5 to 6 minutes per pound.


Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 98g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 258mg | Sodium: 1888mg | Potassium: 1153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg