2B Mindset Instant Pot Turkey Breast

2B Mindset Instant Pot Turkey Breast

If you love freshly cooked turkey, but don’t want to roast an entire bird, then you’re going to want to add this recipe to your Instant Pot repertoire.

The turkey breast cooks with a classic mixture of celery, carrots, and onion (a.k.a, “mirepoix”), plus sweet chili sauce, pears, green bell pepper, and sage.

Ilana Muhlstein, R.D.N. created this recipe for a succulent, flavorful turkey breast as part of her signature nutrition program, 2B Mindset.

Turkey breast, ingredients on counter

Pro tips: 

  • This recipe is for a 6-quart Instant Pot
  • Turkey breasts are very large, so if it doesn’t fit, trim to fit and add the extra pieces to the pot.

Turkey breast in an Instant Pot

Sliced turkey breast on a plate

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Instant Pot Turkey Breast

Try this easy, delicious, and healthy 2B Mindset recipe for Instant Pot turkey breast from Ilana Muhlstein, RDN.

Course dinner
Keyword 2B Mindset, Instant Pot
Prep Time 4 mins
Cook Time 31 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 6 servings, approx. 4 oz. each
Calories 251 kcal
Author Ilana Muhlstein


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • lbs. raw, bone-in half turkey breast
  • 1 (10-oz.) package mirepoix (mixed onion, celery, and carrots)
  • 1 green bell pepper, thickly sliced
  • ¼ cup sweet chili sauce (corn syrup-free)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 medium pears, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh sage leaves (or 2 tsp. dried, or 1 tsp. ground)


  1. Set Instant Pot to “Saute”; lightly coat with spray.

  2. Add turkey breast; cook for 4 minutes, or until browned. Flip; cook for an additional 4 minutes, or until browned on all sides. Remove from pot.

  3. Add mirepoix and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 6 to 8 minutes, or until onion is translucent and vegetables are soft.

  4. Add chili sauce, water, pears, and sage; stir to combine. Return turkey to pot; coat with mixture. Seal lid. Set Instant Pot to “Poultry” or “High Pressure.” Cook for 15 minutes.

  5. Once cycle is complete, release pressure immediately, being sure to keep clear of steam.

  6. Remove turkey breast to a carving board. Slice; remove bone. Set aside.

  7. Using an immersion blender (or a regular blender), puree the vegetable mixture until smooth.

  8. Evenly divide turkey among six plates; top evenly with vegetable sauce. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

High in Protein, No Dairy


  • Mirepoix is a mixture of raw chopped onion, carrot, and celery sold fresh or frozen in many grocery stores. You can make your own by finely chopping 1 medium onion, 2 medium celery stalks, and 2 medium carrots.
  • Make this a dinner by plating 1½ servings (about 6 oz.), adding an extra bell pepper, and serving over cauliflower rice!

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Turkey Breast
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 242mg11%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 36g72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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