Instant Pot Boneless Turkey Breast with 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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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword boneless turkey breast, Instant Pot, turkey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 3 people
Calories 531 kcal
Author Anna


  • 3 lb frozen boneless turkey breast
  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chopped poultry herb mix sage, rosemary and thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 white onion cut into slices
  • 1 celery stalk cut into 3 pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves
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  1. Start by setting the trivet in your Instant Pot. Add 1.5 cups of water to the stainless steel insert.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, paprika, herb mix, salt and pepper. Rub all over the turkey breast.
  4. Set turkey breast on trivet and arrange veggies around it.
  5. 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.
  6. Once done, let the pressure release naturally, it may take about 12 minutes.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 1/4 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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Recipe 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 Facts
Instant Pot Boneless Turkey Breast with Gravy Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 531 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 244mg81%
Sodium 1324mg58%
Potassium 1124mg32%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 98g196%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 4.1mg5%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.