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Instant Pot Turkey Breast

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This easy Instant Pot Turkey Breast is for a dinner at any time of year, but it is especially great for a simple Thanksgiving dinner! Much easier to handle and perfect if you are serving a smaller family.

A turkey breast is very easy to make and a great alternative to a full turkey. The best part is that your Instant pot will make one very moist and tender.
Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Hello Friends!

Wow! The month is speeding by and it is time to think about Thanksgiving! This is a perfect recipe for a family or Friendsgiving with six people or less. It will still give you plenty of turkey and you don’t have to heat up and take space in the oven with this recipe. 

If you haven’t tried a turkey in your multicooker or instapot, I would definitely recommend it. This is also perfect for C Christmas and other celebrations. 

Instant Pot Turkey Breast

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What is nice about this recipe, is that y0u don’t have to use your oven to make a turkey.

How to make a Turkey Breast Instant Pot

Here is a list of main ingredients for this recipe:

Turkey Breast – of course, they are the star of this show. I use a bone-in turkey breast from the meat section. I used a seven-pound breast for this recipe. You want to figure about one pound per person and the largest turkey breast I usually see is 8 pounds.

Broth – I always use chicken broth because it is always on sale this time of year. You can use turkey broth or beef broth if that is all you have.

Butter – I would use either salted or unsalted. Unsalted will let you control the amount of salt, so it is a personal preference. 

Instant Pot Turkey Breast Ingredients

How to  make a Turkey Breast in an Instant Pot

The full recipe is below, but the major steps are:

  1. Mix the seasonings in a bowl.
  2. Coat turkey breast in seasonings
  3. Mix broth and vegetables. 
  4. Place turkey in instant pot. 


How to make Turkey Breast In an Instant Pot

This will be ready in about 30 minutes! This saves hours of time!

Instapot Turkey Breast

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Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This easy Instant Pot Turkey Breast is for a dinner at any time of year, but it is especially great for a simple Thanksgiving dinner that is ready in about 45 minutes total!


  • 1 medium turkey breast
  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3-4 stalks celery, chopped


    1. Clean and wash turkey breast, pat dry
    2. Rub butter completely over turkey
    3. In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, and herbs
    4. Sprinkle seasonings over turkey
    5. Add turkey or chicken broth to Instant Pot and place the trivet inside
    6. Clean and cut onions and celery and add to the pot
    7. Place turkey breast side up into pot on top of trivet
    8. Seal the lid and set to Manual High Pressure for 30 minutes
    9. When the timer goes off, carefully naturally release pressure
    10. Carefully open the lid
    11. Remove turkey and place on cutting board

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 606mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g


timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • Chop the celery and onion ahead of time and store in your refrigerator until ready to use. 
  • You want to check that the temperature of the cooked turkey is 165° so be sure to have a meat thermometer handy.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas -

Tuesday 17th of November 2020

[…] IF you just have a family of 5 or 6, try making your turkey in an instant pot.  […]


Monday 16th of November 2020

That looks magical! And this year being what it is.. needs something like that for Thanksgiving! We're hosting this year even though it's just us and two grandparents already in our bubble.


Monday 16th of November 2020

I love an intimate Thanksgiving!

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