Yield: 4-6 servings

Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Juicy, flavorful Turkey Breast made in the Instant Pot. Perfect for weeknights or holidays, this Thanksgiving feast is now a year-round dish ready in no time at all.


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 lb boneless turkey breast, thawed
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp cold water
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream


    1. Season thawed turkey breast with garlic, Italian seasoning, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Add olive oil to instant pot and turn on "SAUTE." 
    2. Sear turkey breast about 4 minutes per side. Remove from Instant Pot and immediately add chicken broth. 
    3. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
    4. Place whole turkey breast on trivet and lower into the instant pot (with the broth still in the bottom). Add 2 Tbsp cubed butter to the Instant Pot.
    5. Secure the lid and turn on "HIGH PRESSURE" for a cook time of 30 minutes.
    6. When cook time ends, allow to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes.
    7. First, check the internal temperature of the turkey using a meat thermometer. It should read 165 degrees F.
    8. Next, remove the turkey and trivet and set on cutting board. 
    9. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and cold water. Add to broth and select "SAUTE."
    10. Add in heavy cream and cook until desired thickness for gravy, whisking continuously. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
    11. Slice turkey breast and serve over rosemary sprigs with fresh pomegranate for a beautiful presentation!


Recipe created using 6qt Instant Pot. Time to come to pressure not included in the prep time.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 208mgSodium: 925mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 69g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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