So incredibly moist and tender, this Instant Pot Frozen Turkey Breast (and gravy!) is prepared in a fraction of the time than traditional baking.
The best part is that no thawing of the turkey breast is required in this recipe. All you’ll need to do is run warm water over the frozen turkey breast to loosen the gravy packet. Easy peasy!
I was skeptical at first about cooking this turkey FROZEN in the Instant Pot, but it turned out phenomenal. Whether you’re cooking dinner for your family on a weeknight or cooking for a small crowd on Thanksgiving, this is the way to go if you own a pressure cooker.
Every Thanksgiving I struggle with oven space because I’m doing so much baking… using your Instant Pot for this turkey frees up not only oven space but lots of time without sacrificing flavor.
How long does it really take this turkey breast to cook in the Instant Pot?
The actual “cook” time is 50 minutes, but that can be deceiving. I’ve figured prep time (15 minutes), the time it takes to sauté the vegetables (6 minutes), time it takes the pot to come to pressure (12 minutes for me), cook time (50 minutes), natural pressure release time (15 minutes for me) and rest time under aluminum foil (10 minutes) yields a grand total of 1 hour and 48 minutes.
Not bad for a frozen turkey breast from start to finish!