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Nov 14 2017
2 months ago
5:55 PM MST

Cook a Turkey in Your Instant Pot

Nov 14, 2017 @ 5:55 PM MST
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Cooking turkey over the holidays?🍗

Did you know that you can cook a delicious turkey breast with yummy gravy in your Instant Pot pressure cooker in under an hour?! 😮

I love how simple and easy it is to cook a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey. It’s perfect for a smaller Thanksgiving gathering, and is also a great way to enjoy a quick turkey dinner throughout the year. You’ll definitely be impressed by how tender and juicy the meat turns out from cooking in the Instant Pot!

The processes of cooking a turkey breast in the Instant Pot is very simple and straightforward! Simply season turkey as desired with poultry spices, stuff it with veggies and fresh herbs, and set timer. Take it out and make a quick gravy with the drippings.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Use your Instant Pot to cook a tender, juicy turkey breast and gravy in under an hour!

Serves: 8

Cook Time: 40 minutes




  • Step 1:

    Rub turkey with butter and season with herbes de provence or seasoning of choice.

  • Step 2:

    Stuff breast with onion, garlic, and celery.

  • Step 3:

    Place turkey in Instant Pot (breast side down)

  • Step 4:

    Pour in chicken broth. Secure lid. Set timer on Manual (High) for 30 minutes.

  • Step 5:

    Let pressure naturally release after cook time is over for ten minutes. Use a meat thermometer to make sure internal temp has reached 165 degrees. If it's not, secure lid and cook for a few more minutes.

  • Step 6:

    Open Instant Pot and put turkey in the oven on broil for a few minutes to crisp up skin. This is optional but yummy.

  • Step 7:

    Meanwhile, strain drippings, and place back into instant pot on Saute mode. Mix cornstarch and water and whisk the mixture into drippings. Stir until gravy starts to thicken. This could take a few minutes (Sometimes I'll close lid to let it heat up a little). Salt & pepper to taste.

  • Step 8:

    Transfer turkey to plate and slice.

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from 

Note: These directions are for a bone-in 6 pound turkey that I thawed for a couple days in the fridge and cooked in my 6 quart Instant Pot. You can cook it frozen I’ve read. If so, cook time should double to 60 minutes, and always use a thermometer to make sure internal temperature has reached at least 165 degrees. It’s easy to close lid and cook longer if needed.

For folks that own a larger 8 quart Instant pot, you’ll be able to cook an even larger breast, or really a tiny full turkey!

What an easy and delicious way to whip up turkey and gravy!

My family loves a good turkey spread dinner and this is a great option to make it. I love how the meat isn’t dried out at all! The gravy turns out delicious also. YUM!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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