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Instant Pot Turkey

Take away all of the hassle of baking a turkey and make the holidays easy with this Instant Pot Turkey recipe! A perfect and moist turkey that cooks in an hour!

It is officially the holiday season and if you are making this delicious turkey you are going to want some sides to go along with it! I would recommend my Potato Rolls, Green Beans Almondine, and Candied Yams!

Turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes on a white plate

We always have a turkey at Thanksgiving but it always seems like it’s the dish we are waiting for as everyone stands around ready to dig in. And if that wasn’t enough, it always takes up the oven space so cooking other sides, rolls and desserts can be delayed. Well, with this Instant Pot Turkey your oven is free to bake other foods AND it only takes 1 hour to cook! I can assure you this is life changing, especially on one of the busiest cooking days of the year.

One thing I love about this turkey cooking in the instant pot is that it comes out moist every time! Turkeys tend to dry out more in the oven but in the instant pot with the broth added and the pressure, it creates one delicious centerpiece for the dinner table.

How to make Instant Pot Turkey

Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe card below.

Ingredients for turkey instant pot

Set the Instant Pot trivet into the bottom of your Instant Pot.

Remove the turkey from the packaging and set any included gravy packet aside and pat down the turkey with paper towels.

In a small bowl mix together the butter, sage, thyme, rosemary, parsley, salt and pepper to create a rub for the turkey.

rub for a turkey in a white bowl

Rub the butter mixture over the outside of the turkey.

A turkey coated in a butter rub

Place the turkey with the large cavity side up into the Instant Pot. Pour the chicken broth inside and around the turkey. Scatter the onions, carrots, and celery around the turkey.

Instant Pot with turkey, broth and veggies in it

Set the Instant Pot lid in place and seal/lock the lid. Close the vent.

Cook on manual high for 1 hour, and make sure the keep warm setting is off. Allow the pressure to release naturally and wait for the pressure pin to drop before opening. This will take about 10 minutes. Once the pressure pin has dropped it is safe to open the Instant Pot.

Remove the turkey by lifting the trivet and set it on a cutting board or in a large bowl to cool until you can handle it.

Finally slice, and serve with your favorite dressing and enjoy!

Turkey and slices on a cutting board with rosemary sprigs

After you cook this Instant Pot Turkey you will have a delicious and moist turkey on your dinner table. If you are looking to serve it with gravy and don’t want to use the packet that comes with it I would recommend my Turkey Gravy recipe which is the perfect addition to top your dish with.

Storage Information

For any leftover turkey you may have you can store it in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days.

Thanksgiving Turkey on a white plate with rosemary sprigs

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Take away all of the hassle of baking a turkey and make the holidays easy with this Instant Pot Turkey recipe! A perfect and moist turkey that cooks in an hour!

Instant Pot Turkey

Take away all of the hassle of baking a turkey and make the holidays easy with this Instant Pot Turkey recipe! A perfect and moist turkey that cooks in an hour!
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Course: Main Course, Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 587kcal
Author: LifeMadeSimple Team
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Ingredients

  • 8 lb turkey breast
  • 6 Tbsp butter - softened
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 large onion - peeled and quartered
  • 5 medium carrots - cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 4 celery stalks - cut into 2 inch pieces

Instructions

  • Set the instant pot trivet into the bottom of your instant pot.
  • Remove the turkey from the packaging and set any included gravy packet aside and pat down the turkey with paper towels.
  • In a small bowl mix together the butter, sage, thyme, rosemary, parsley, salt and pepper to create a rub for the turkey.
  • Rub the butter mixture over the outside of the turkey.
  • Place the turkey with the large cavity side up into the Instant Pot. Pour the chicken broth inside and around the turkey. Scatter the onions, carrots, and celery around the turkey.
  • Set the Instant Pot lid in place and seal/lock the lid. Close the vent.
  • Cook on manual high for 1 hour, and make sure the keep warm setting is off. Allow the pressure to release naturally and wait for the pressure pin to drop before opening. This will take about 10 minutes. Once the pressure pin has dropped it is safe to open the Instant Pot.
  • Remove the turkey by lifting the trivet and set it on a cutting board or in a large bowl to cool until you can handle it.
  • Finally slice, and serve with your favorite dressing and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Turkey
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
587
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
0.3
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
307
mg
102
%
Sodium
 
959
mg
42
%
Potassium
 
167
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
6
g
2
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
114
g
228
%
Vitamin A
 
6658
IU
133
%
Vitamin C
 
4
mg
5
%
Calcium
 
26
mg
3
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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