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Instant Pot Turkey Breast

This 4 ingredient Instant Pot Turkey Breast is so juicy and delicious, it will have you ditching the traditional Thanksgiving Turkey and all of it's hassle in favor of this recipe that is done in less than 1 hour!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Pressurizing 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 396kcal



  • 3 pound boneless turkey breast previously frozen, thawed
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups turkey stock sub chicken broth if you can't find turkey
  • 1 sweet onion peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon jarred minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream optional


  • Fully thaw turkey according to package directions
  • Heat butter on saute in Instant Pot
  • Add turkey and let brown on each side for 3-4 minutes
  • Turn off pot and add broth, sliced onion, and garlic
  • Cover, seal and set to high pressure (manual) for 25 minutes
  • Allow 10 minute natural pressure release then turn valve to release any remaining pressure
  • Remove turkey to platter and let rest for 5-10 minutes
  • Strain onions and garlic out of broth and place back in Instant Pot and turn on sauté
  • Mix cornstarch with 1/4 cup water until smooth and whisk while it thickens for 3-5 minutes
  • Add cream and stir well to combine


  • you can make it up to 3 days in advance and store in an airtight container in fridge
  • Leftovers can be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and place in freezer bag and frozen for up to 3 months
  • If in a rush, feel free to skip browning step
  • I don't recommend cooking turkey from frozen in this recipe


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 710mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg