Instant Pot Boneless Turkey Breast Recipe (VIDEO) - Crunchy Creamy Sweet (2024)

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Instant Pot Boneless Turkey Breast and Gravy Recipe - make delicious turkey breast from frozen to ready! The easiest way, with no prep ahead of time. The gravy is the perfect finish to this amazing boneless turkey breast!

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INSTANT POT BONELESS TURKEY BREAST

When I shared my Instant Pot Turkey Breast recipe last year, I had no idea it will become so popular and made all year long. I also got a lot of questions about making a boneless frozen turkey breast in the pressure cooker. I knew I had to try it. You guys, it totally works! You can make juicy and delicious boneless turkey breast in the Instant Pot, without thawing it out.

This Instant Pot Boneless Turkey Breast is perfect for smaller holiday dinners as well as to make as meal prep and use throughout the week. It's so easy and you don't have to remember to thaw out the turkey!

HOW TO MAKE BONELESS FROZEN TURKEY BREAST IN INSTANT POT?

  • Start by setting the trivet in your Instant Pot. Add 1.5 cups of water.
  • Run the frozen turkey breast under warm tap water to release the gravy packet. I never use the gravy that comes with turkey, so I discarded it.
  • Make the seasoned oil mixture and rub all over the turkey breast.
  • Set turkey breast on trivet and arrange veggies around it.
  • Set the Instant Pot to 55 minutes for a 3 lb turkey breast, on manual setting and high pressure. The Instant Pot will take about 8 minutes to come to pressure.
  • Once done, let the pressure release naturally, it may take about 12 minutes.
  • If you want to save on calories, remove the skin and slice the turkey breast to serve. You can also, pour a tablespoon of the juices from the bottom of the Instant Pot insert all over the cooked turkey breast and pop it under the broiler to crisp up the skin.

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SEASONING FOR TURKEY BREAST

I have my go-to seasoning I use in all of my turkey recipes: a mixture of olive oil, paprika, poultry herb mix, salt and pepper. If you have one that you love, feel free to use it. The addition of celery, onion and garlic is supposed to be mainly to infuse the gravy with flavor. You can also use melted butter in place of oil.

Another option is to cook the turkey breast seasoned with oil, salt and pepper and once it's done, brush it with maple glaze and pop under the broiler. So delicious!

HOW TO MAKE GRAVY FOR TURKEY BREAST?

Once the turkey breast is out of the Instant Pot, measure out 2 cups of the pan drippings. You can cook it in the Instant Pot or on the stove in saucepan. Add ¼ cup of water mixed with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. It will make a smooth and clear gravy. If using flour, use 3 tablespoons (add more if needed). The gravy will be cloudy.

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK FROZEN TURKEY BREAST IN INSTANT POT?

My boneless turkey breast was 3 lbs and pretty rock solid frozen. After 55 minutes of cooking, the center of the breast was not at the 165 degrees F so I added 8 more minutes of cooking time and it was perfect. If you bought turkey breast straight from the open freezer in your store and brought it home, 55 minutes for a 3 lb breast should be enough time to cook it thoroughly. Always check with the kitchen thermometer to make sure the turkey is at least 165 degrees F.

My Instant Pot took 8 minutes to come to pressure and 12 to release the pressure naturally. Once you add up the time (total timing: 75 minutes) it may seem like a lot but don't forget that the turkey breast we are using is frozen. No thawing time needed!

If you are cooking thawed boneless turkey breast, cook for 5 minutes per pound.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH BONELESS TURKEY BREAST:

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Best and Easy Sweet Potato Casserole

Easy Mashed Cauliflower

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INSTANT POT BONELESS TURKEY BREAST RECIPE

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Instant Pot Boneless Turkey Breast with Gravy Recipe

Author: Anna

Make delicious turkey breast from frozen to ready! The easiest way, with no prep ahead of time. The gravy is the perfect finish to this amazing boneless turkey breast!

More Thanksgiving recipes: www.crunchycreamysweet.com

4.82 from 44 votes

Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Cook Time 55 minutes mins

Total Time 1 hour hr

Course Main Course

Cuisine American

Servings 3 people

Calories 531 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 lb frozen boneless turkey breast
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chopped poultry herb mix sage, rosemary and thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ white onion cut into slices
  • 1 celery stalk cut into 3 pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves

Instructions

  • Start by setting the trivet in your Instant Pot. Add 1.5 cups of water to the stainless steel insert.

  • Run the frozen turkey breast under warm tap water to release the gravy packet. I never use the gravy that comes with turkey, so I discarded it.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil, paprika, herb mix, salt and pepper. Rub all over the turkey breast.

  • Set turkey breast on trivet and arrange veggies around it.

  • Set the Instant Pot to 55 minutes for a 3 lb turkey breast, on manual setting and high pressure. The Instant Pot will take about 8 minutes to come to pressure.

  • Once done, let the pressure release naturally, it may take about 12 minutes.

  • If you want to save on calories, remove the skin and slice the turkey breast to serve. You can also, pour a tablespoon of the juices from the bottom of the Instant Pot insert all over the cooked turkey breast and pop it under the broiler to crisp up the skin.

  • Once the turkey breast is out of the Instant Pot, measure out 2 cups of the pan drippings. You can cook it in the Instant Pot or on the stove in saucepan. Add ¼ cup of water mixed with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. It will make a smooth and clear gravy. If using flour, use 3 tablespoons (add more if needed). The gravy will be cloudy.

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Notes

My boneless turkey breast was 3 lbs and pretty rock solid frozen. After 55 minutes of cooking, the center of the breast was not at the 165 degrees F so I added 8 more minutes of cooking time and it was perfect. If you bought turkey breast straight from the open freezer in your store and brought it home, 55 minutes for a 3 lb breast should be enough time to cook it thoroughly. Always check with the kitchen thermometer to make sure the turkey is at least 165 degrees F.

If you are cooking thawed boneless turkey breast, cook for 5 minutes per pound.

Nutrition

Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 98g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 244mg | Sodium: 1324mg | Potassium: 1124mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2.6mg

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