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turkey breast and potato dinner on a light blue plate garnished with parsley with gravy boat and pressure cooker in background

Instant Pot Turkey Breast Potato Dinner

Instant Pot Turkey Breast Potato Dinner is a one pot meal that you can make in your electric pressure cooker. Suitable for Thanksgiving, or any special occasion. And I didn't forget the gravy!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pressure cooker turkey breast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Calories 165 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


For the Instant Pot

  • 1 cup Water

For the Turkey

  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 3 tsp Rubbed Sage
  • 1 tsp Coarse Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 2-6 lb Turkey Breast (or whatever will fit in your pot)
  • 3-4 Large Potatoes

Optional Add-Ins (add in and cook with turkey breast)

  • 1 Small Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced

For the Gravy

  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • 1/3 cup Flour


  1. Put the water in the inner liner of the Instant Pot, and put the wire rack/trivet in also.

  2. Rub the turkey breast with the olive oil and rub the spices all over it.

  3. Place the turkey breast in the pressure cooker, however it fits best (I try to put mine breast meat side down, but have cooked some on their sides). Also add in the onion and garlic, if using.

  4. Put the lid on the IP and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  5. Press the Pressure Cook, or Manual button, and then the + or - button to choose the time in minutes (I have had the good results with about 29 minutes for a smaller 2-4 pound breast, and about 35 minutes for a 5-6 pound breast about 41 minutes for a 7 lb breast).

  6. When the cooking cycle has ended, let the pot sit and naturally release for 15 minutes. Then manually release the remaining steam. When the pin in the lid drops, open the pot.

  7. Take the temperature and determine if it is fully cooked. If it is below 165 degrees F, put the lid back on the pot and set the IP to cook for a couple more minutes and let it naturally release for 10 minutes. 

    I always take the temperature with an instant read thermometer. You want it to be 165 degrees F to be fully cooked.

  8. Remove the turkey breast to a baking pan. Also remove the wire rack/trivet.

Cook the Potatoes

  1. Put the whole potatoes in the pot, close the lid and set the steam release knob to the Sealing position.

  2. Press the Manual, or Pressure Cook button, and then the + or - button to choose 10 minutes. When cooking cycle is done, do a Quick Release of the pressure (Carefully turn the steam release knob immediately after the pot beeps to release the pressure)

  3. Remove potatoes and set aside while you make the gravy.

Brown the Turkey While the Potatoes are Cooking (optional step)

  1. Set your oven rack to the lowest position. Turn on your broiler to 425 degrees F to begin warming up.

  2. Place the baking pan with the turkey breast, skin side up, under the broiler. Let it brown a few minutes (depending on the size of the turkey breast, you might need to turn it to get all of it browned). If you don't want to brown it, just skip this step and let it rest, covered, while the potatoes cook.

Make the Gravy

  1. Press the Sauté button (Normal heat) on the pressure cooker.

  2. In a microwave safe dish, mix the butter and flour and microwave for about 20-25 seconds.

  3. When the drippings in the pot start to simmer, stir in the butter/flour mixture. Keep stirring until the gravy thickens.

  4. Serve!

Recipe Notes

*If cooking from frozen, add about 6 minutes for a smaller breast, and 10 minutes for a larger breast (possibly more if it is very thick. I try to start with a lesser amount of time so I don't overcook it).
**For a 6 qt IP, you might be able to fit up to a 7 lb breast in it.