Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Make Thanksgiving dinner anytime of the year, effortlessly! Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy is the perfect comfort meal no matter the season! Even sweeter, you don’t even need to thaw the turkey breast first!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Any meal where you can throw everything all in the pot (including a FROZEN turkey breast) and have it all come out fantastic I consider a total win. With this Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, you can do just that! All you have to do is spice up your turkey breast, chop up your potatoes, and throw in your broth! It doesn’t get much easier!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

What you end up with is one of the juiciest turkey breast you will ever have, super flavorful mashed potatoes, and gravy made with ever drop of delicious turkey flavor!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Please note, I do use a high legged trivet to keep the breast out of the broth.

When you are running around like a mad women, one of the last things on your mind is dinner (at least for me). That’s the real reason I fell in love with my Instant Pot, as did millions of others. If it wasn’t for this magic machine, I would seriously only be making turkey once a year. I mean, who really has time to stand over the stove and make homemade gravy, baste the turkey breast every 20 minutes, ect. Plus, the clean up is always atrocious!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Skip the hassle and make your next turkey breast in the Instant Pot!

If you are looking for a more nontraditional way to serve Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, try it over bread. We call that it an open face turkey sandwich in my neck of the woods. It goes great with a side of cranberry sauce!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Wash and skin potatoes. Cut into large chunks and place them into the bottom of the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Cut open Butterball turkey breast bag and rinse breast under warm water until you can remove the gravy pouch. Do not cut the inner netting of the breast, it will help it keep it’s shape. Run gravy pouch under warm water and set aside.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Add in gravy packet that comes with the breast and turkey broth to the bottom of the pot with the potatoes. Place in high legged trivet.
In a small bowl combine all of the spices, lemon juice, and olive oil to make a rub. Either brush or rub spice mixture onto your turkey breast leaving no place untouched.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Place the breast on the trivet and top with butter slices. Close and seal Instant Pot. Set for 50 minutes on manual high pressure. When timer is done, allow for a full natural pressure release.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Remove breast and set aside to rest. Scoop out potatoes into a large bowl straining out as much juice as possible and set aside. I just use a slotted spoon for this.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Remove about 1/2 cup of liquid from the Instant Pot and mix with cornstarch. Please note, if you like a thicker gravy you can mix in another tablespoon of cornstarch. but the gravy will thicken as it sits. Turn Instant Pot onto saute and add cornstarch mixture back to pot. Heat until boiling and stir constantly. Turn pot off and continue to stir for another minute. Then let it sit for a minute or two to thicken.

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

While gravy is sitting, return to potatoes and mash. Add salt and pepper to taste. BE CAREFUL with the salt because the potatoes cooked in a salty broth. Cut up turkey breast and enjoy!

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

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Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

An easy to make meal packed with flavor. If you love gravy this recipe is one your sure to enjoy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Pressure Build And Release Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Ashley

Equipment

6 qt Instant Pot

Ingredients  

  • 3 lb frozen butterball boneless turkey breast
  • 2 ½ lb white potatoes (can use whatever you prefer)
  • 1 cup turkey broth or chicken broth
  • 1 packet gravy (comes with the breast)
  • 1 tbsp butter cut into 3-4 slices
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • ½ teaspoon parsley
  • 1 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Instructions 

  • Wash and skin potatoes. Cut into large chunks and place them into the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Cut open Butterball turkey breast bag and rinse breast under warm water until you can remove the gravy pouch. Do not cut the inner netting of the breast, it will help it keep it's shape. Run gravy pouch under warm water.
  • Add gravy packet that comes with the breast and turkey broth to the bottom of the pot with the potatoes. Place in high legged trivet.
  • In a small bowl combine all of the spices, lemon juice, and olive oil to make a rub. Either brush or rub spice mixture onto all sides of the turkey breast.
  • Place the breast on the trivet and top with butter slices. 
  • Close and seal Instant Pot. Set for 50 minutes on manual high pressure. When timer is done, allow for a full natural pressure release. 
  • Remove breast and set aside to rest. Scoop out potatoes into a large bowl straining out as much juice as possible, and set aside. I use a slotted spoon for this. 
  • Remove about ½ cup of liquid from the Instant Pot and mix with cornstarch. Note: if you like a thicker gravy you can mix in another tablespoon of cornstarch. but the gravy will thicken as it sits.
    Turn Instant Pot onto saute and add cornstarch mixture back to pot. Heat until boiling and stir constantly. Turn pot off and continue to stir for another minute. Then let it sit for a minute or two to thicken. 
  • While gravy is resting, mash potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. BE CAREFUL with the salt because the potatoes are cooked in a salty broth. Cut up turkey breast and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 72g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 1457mg | Potassium: 824mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

A few things to keep in mind

  • If you want to use a bone in turkey breast, you will need to adjust the time. I have not done a bone in breast yet, but you can check out the Instant Pot Facebook group for some examples. You just need to use the group search function to find examples.
  • You can use any spice combination you want! Just use mine as an example and talior it to your own families taste.
  • You can use whatever potatoes you prefer. You also don’t have to peel them if you don’t want to. I just have a picky 5-year-old so that means I have to peel them.
  • Another note about potatoes, they will not look white due to the color of the broth they are cooking in. If you have a picky eater that only likes white colored mashed potatoes, keep that in mind. You may want to just cook them separately if color makes a difference.

Looking for another easy dinner? Check out this Instant Pot Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice or Instant Pot Pulled Pork!

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