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Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Carrots and Homemade Gravy

Celebrate the holidays with ease with my delicious and easy recipe for Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Carrots and Homemade Gravy recipe.
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Course: Instant Pot, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 servings


  • 8 large carrots
  • 5.5 bone-in turkey breast
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup water

For the gravy:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Peel and cut carrots in half. Place half in the Instant Pot and leave the other half out.
  • Rinse and pat dry turkey breast (remove interior packaging if your bird has that). Place the turkey breast into the Instant Pot. Drizzle on the melted butter. Then in a small dish combine the black pepper, salt, dried ground sage, dried thyme leaves, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. Mix together.
  • Then massage the rub onto the exterior of the bird. Tear open the skin and massage in the inside as well. Position the bird so it fits inside the 6-quart Instant Pot. Then place the remaining carrots around the turkey. Pour 1/2 cup water in the Instant Pot and add the fresh thyme around the turkey breast.
  • Close the lid and seal the pressure valve. Select "manual" and then press the up arrow button to 25 minutes. It will take 25-30 minutes just to get to pressure. Once the Instant Pot is done and beeps let it sit for 10-15 minutes before forcing pressure. Carefully remove the turkey and the carrots and let rest on a serving platter for an additional 10 minutes (while your making the gravy -- tent the turkey breast with aluminum foil).

For the gravy:

  • Place the Instant Pot on saute mode. Let the turkey drippings begin to come to a boil. Make a slurry of cornstarch and water. Mix well and then begin to add the slurry to the Instant Pot whisking in until thickened to your desire. Taste the gravy and season with additional salt and pepper as needed.
  • Cut the turkey with a carving knife and serve with carrots and homemade gravy on the side.
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