Boneless Turkey Roast in the Instant Pot

What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving?  I think I would have to say my favorite is leftover cold roast turkey with mayo and salt on a sandwich.  Just thinking about it makes me hungry!  It’s a tradition at our house to have a boneless turkey breast roast on Christmas Day for the same reason.  But why wait for the holidays?  Ever since I made the Whole Roasted Chicken and Mashed Potatoes in Instant Pot, I’ve been thinking about trying a boneless turkey breast roast.  So here we go!

  1. My grocery only carries these roasts in the freezer section (near the frozen chicken) but I decided to thaw this one before I made it.  Probably not necessary, but that’s what I did this time.  I then covered it with some of my favorite oil, Tastefully Simple Roasted Garlic Infused Oil and then sprinkled on some Tastefully Simple Seasoned Salt and rubbed it into the roast.wp-1472850068737.jpg
  2. While I was getting the roast ready, I turned on the Instant Pot to SAUTE and ADJUST to the hottest setting.  When it was hot, I poured some more of the oil into the pot and then browned the outside of the roast.wp-1472850068733.jpgwp-1472850068765.jpg
  3. When the roast was brown on the outside, I poured in some chicken broth and scraped the browned bits off the bottom of the pot.  I made sure there was at least 1 cup of broth left in the bottom and hit the CANCEL button.  I put the trivet in the bottom and placed the browned roast on top of it.
  4. I closed the lid, set the vent to SEALING and then pushed MANUAL and used the +/- buttons to get to 30 minutes.wp-1472850069479.jpgwp-1472850069394.jpg
  5. At the end of the pressure time, I allowed the pot to do a natural pressure release and switch over to KEEP WARM because I was out and about doing other things.  When I came back, I opened the lid to the fantastic smell of a lovely roasted piece of turkey!wp-1472850069575.jpg
  6. I left the liquid in the pot and added 5 potatoes cut into chunks and put the lid back on.  I selected MANUAL and 6 minutes.  When the pressure cycle was done this time, I did a quick pressure release and when it was done, I did something radical!  Instead of draining any of the liquid, I just stuck my immersion blender in the pan and whipped the potatoes with the chicken/turkey stock.  It made tan potatoes but they were really tasty with no need for milk, butter or salt!
  7. I cut off a slab and hid it in a ziplock bag in the fridge to be sure I had leftovers for a sandwich the next few days!wp-1472850069741.jpgwp-1472850069970.jpg

Boneless Turkey Breast Roast in the Instant Pot

1    Boneless turkey breast roast
2   Tbl of Tastefully Simple Roasted Garlic Infused Oil
2    Tbl (1 cap full) of Tastefully Simple Seasoned Salt
2   Tbl of Tastefully Simple Roasted Garlic Infused Oil

Cover roast with oil and rub in the seasoned salt.  Heat Instant Pot on SAUTE on highest heat.  When it is hot, pour in the oil.  Brown all sides of the roast.  Remove roast to a plate. Pour in 1.5 cups of chicken broth and scrape up the brown bits on the bottom of the pot.  Hit CANCEL.  Insert trivet into the pot and place roast on it.  Place lid on the pot and set vent to SEALING.  Select MANUAL and use the +/- buttons to change time to 30 minutes.  When pressure cycle is over, let the pressure release naturally.  Open pot and enjoy your juicy, flavorful turkey!

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Catherine says:

    Hello! Thanks for an awesome website! Love your IP recipes. I wondered, how did you make the gravy that’s in this recipe? Thanks! Have a great day 🙂

  2. I actually had a half jar of turkey gravy left over from another meal that we used–i cheated! Thank you for your kind words!

  3. What size roast did you use? Mine was 4-6 lb and it took 1 hr. to cook through. I followed your recipe and after 30 mins it was raw in the middle. Ended up doing 15 min more and then another 10 mins.

    1. Unfortunately I wasn’t smart enough to record the weight of this when I made this post. I’m curious if yours was a boneless breast roast and if it was thawed. I’m also curious if you used the manual button on the high pressure setting. I’ve been craving turkey again so I will be making another soon. I will report back if I achieve different results this time.

  4. edgy28376 says:

    Thank you for your post. The Turkey turned out great.

  5. Genny says:

    I am cooking a almost 4 pound boneless turkey roast today and following your directions. I did manual at 35 minutes but was only about half done. So set it for another 35 minutes. I am hoping it will be done soon.

  6. Miki says:

    I followed your step by step and minutes. Loved the flavor!

  7. Maureen Sharp says:

    Also, my roast was not done in 30 minutes and NPR . My roast was 3.5 lbs and thawed. Another15 minutes did it but would increase Cook time.

  8. Kelly says:

    How long would it take if it is frozen?

    1. The pressure time shouldn’t change but it will take a lot longer to come to pressure. It depends on the weight and how hard it is frozen how much longer. It won’t hurt it to sit in keep warm for awhile if necessary so give yourself plenty of time if possible. You don’t need to babysit it though, just be sure it is properly sealed and it will do its thing!

  9. Kristen Kemp says:

    Sorry if I”m missing this info. How big is your roast? Mine is 3.25 lbs so still 30 minutes? thank you!

    1. Carol the Country Cook says:

      With the Instant Pot it depends more on thickness than weight. I didn’t measure mine but just remember it is easy to add time if necessary. If it isn’t done, just put the lid back on and add some time. Since everything is hot, it won’t take long to come back to pressure.

      1. Kristen Kemp says:

        Thank you! I did have to put it back. I’m waiting for the natural release to end now. I wound up taking soup out of the freezer for my dinner and will have this tomorrow. Again, thanks for responding!

  10. Wendy King Bellows says:

    You list the oil twice in your list of ingredients. Is this a mistake? Is the total amount of oil 2 Tbl or 4 Tbl?

    1. Carol the Country Cook says:

      I’m sorry. It is a little unclear isn’t it? You rub the oil on the roast to “hold” your seasoning and then use the other oil in the pot when you brown it.

  11. Bruce Staten says:

    Just cooked (2)- turned out great- cooked the other turkey breast rock frozen in 63 min

  12. Ann says:

    Hi Carol! Merry Christmas! I’d like to make my 3# boneless Butterball thawed turkey breast roast in my Instant Pot today for my husband and I. May I please ask what size pot you have? Mine is a 3 Quart Mini Duo…

    1. Carol the Country Cook says:

      Mine is a 6.5 quart but as long as it fits okay it should be the same.

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