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Instant Pot Turkey Breast Recipe

Instant Pot Turkey Breast is the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for a small group. A delicious, savory gravy is built right in the pot, as well!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 475.7kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 1 tbsp paprika regular or smoked
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 lb turkey breast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth chicken stock or water
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 tbsp flour or corn starch
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley for topping


  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, Italian seasoning, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix well and rub over the entire surface of the turkey breast. Set Instant Pot to saute. Heat the olive oil and add the turkey breast to the pot. Cook for 3-5 minutes/side or until lightly browned. Using a tongs, place breast on trivet.
  • Pour broth/stock/water into pot and deglaze the pot (scrape the bottom with a spoon). Lower the the turkey breast into the pot on the trivet. Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 25 minutes on high pressure (pressure cook setting). It will take the IP around 10 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
  • When cook time is done, let the pressure release naturally until the silver float valve drops. Remove cover and carefully lift the trivet out of the pot. Transfer the turkey breast to a cutting board and cover with foil.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons of the broth from the pot and add to a small bowl. Add the flour/corn starch and mix until combined. Cancel pressure cooking on IP and press saute button. Add the slurry and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often, or until gravy has thickened.
  • Place turkey on serving platter, slice and pour gravy over the top. Sprinkle fresh parsley over the top and serve immediately!


  • Use boneless turkey breast or bone in turkey breast for this recipe. I personally use boneless and love it.
  • You can easily find a perfect 4-pound breast at Costco.
  • To save time, skip sauteing the turkey in the beginning.
  • Cook for approximately 6 minutes per pound of meat.
  • Make sure your slurry is free of lumps before adding it to your gravy mixture or it will be nearly impossible to achieve a smooth sauce.


Calories: 475.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.49g | Protein: 69.92g | Fat: 11.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.77g | Cholesterol: 190.9mg | Sodium: 731.81mg | Fiber: 0.72g | Sugar: 0.79g
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