Pressure Cooker Turkey Breast and Gravy
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 lemon, zested
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (4 pound) boneless, skinless turkey breast
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups turkey stock
- 1 large carrot, roughly chopped
- 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
- 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons water
For best results, we recommend using:
- Rub salt, rosemary, pepper, lemon zest, and garlic all over turkey breast. Allow breast to come to room temperature before cooking.
- Turn on Sauté mode of pressure cooker on Normal mode. When it reads HOT, add oil. Sear turkey breast on all sides until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Press Cancel. Transfer turkey to a holding plate.
- Add stock, carrot, celery, and onion to the pressure cooker and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits that are stuck to the pot. Place trivet over stock mixture, and place turkey breast on the trivet.
- Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 32 minutes on High Pressure. A thermometer inserted in the thickest part should read at least 165 degrees F (75 degrees C). (See below for formula to determine cook time based on turkey's weight.)
- Allow pressure to naturally release.
- Transfer turkey to a holding plate and remove trivet.
- Stir cornstarch and water together in a bowl until no lumps remain.
- Press Sauté button on Normal and bring mixture to a boil.
- Blend vegetables and stock in the pressure cooker using an immersion blender until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture and cook, whisking occasionally, until gravy thickens, 4 to 5 minutes. It will continue to thicken as it cools. Season gravy with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve turkey with gravy.
Before you begin, make sure you know exactly how much your turkey breast weighs. Multiply that weight by 8 to get the exact number of minutes that you will pressure cook your turkey breast. For instance, a 3 pound turkey breast would cook for 24 minutes (3 pounds x 8 minutes = 24 minutes for cook time).
What others are saying
Nathalie D says:
I made my own gravy but the turkey breast was nice and juicy. Sometime turkey breast can be a bit dry, but all in all this recipe came out really good, even better than expected.
Jamie Bell says:
Delicious turkey breast and gravy! I am a fairly newer pressure cooker user but this recipe was not intimidating at all. It heats up quickly, which makes searing the turkey fast and simple. The best part is being able to put the lid on and walk away. This was also my first time trying a vegetable gravy and it was surprisingly delicious. The kids ate it, not even realizing it was made with vegetables.