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Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin with Potatoes and Gravy

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It doesn’t get any better than this easy Instant Pot turkey breast tenderloin with potatoes and gravy recipe. Using a pressure cooker ensures a perfectly juicy and tender turkey roast every time. Cook everything – the turkey, potatoes, and gravy – in just one pot! This turkey tenderloin Instant Pot recipe makes a complete meal that’s ready to enjoy in under an hour. And with this boneless skinless turkey breast tenderloin recipe you will serve an easy dinner that everyone loves!

a platter of turkey with a bowl mashed potatoes, instant pot turkey tenderloin recipes

What Is Turkey Tenderloin?

Turkey tenderloin is a thick section of meat that’s cut from between the bird’s breasts. Because it is an area that doesn’t get much of a workout, the tenderloin is known for being wonderfully tender.

WHat is the Difference Between Turkey Tenderloin VS Turkey Breast?

The tenderloin is attached to the breasts but is technically not the same as what we know as turkey breast.

The breasts can be a bit on the tougher side, while the tenderloin stays soft and is great to cook with nearly any method.

Check out our easy turkey tenderloin recipes! Skip the pressure cooker and roast them in the oven with our Oven Roasted Turkey Tenderloin recipe.

Ingredients for This IP Turkey Tenderloin With Potatoes and Gravy Recipe

For the Turkey Breast Tenderloin

  • Turkey tenderloins – I love Jennie O turkey!
  • All-purpose seasoning
  • Olive oil

You can find Jennie O turkey tenderloin year-round at Walmart stores (where I get mine) or at most grocery stores and retailers in the fall. Most packages contain 2 turkey breast tenderloins that weigh about 1 1/2 pounds (or 24 ounces).

a plate of raw turkey tenderloin

For the Potatoes

  • Chicken broth
  • Potatoes – Russet, Red, or Yukon Gold
  • Milk, half and half, or cream
  • Butter
  • Garlic butter
  • Salt and pepper
Instant Pot potatoes

For the Gravy

  • Cornstarch
  • Cold water

How to Make the Best Instant Pot Turkey Breast Tenderloin

MAKE THE INSTANT POT TURKEY TENDERLOINS And Potatoes

First, sear the turkey breast tenderloins in the pressure cooker. Set the pot to sauté and add olive oil. Rub the tenderloins with the seasoning.

Cook the turkey on all sides so that each piece is evenly browned.

searing turkey in the instant pot

Meanwhile, prep the potatoes by peeling (if desired) and cutting them into 3″ cubes.

When the turkey has seared and is caramelized, remove it from the pot and transfer it to a plate. Deglaze the pan with the broth, and then turn off the sauté function.

Add the potatoes to the Instant Pot and top with the tenderloins.

turkey and potatoes in the instant pot

Seal the lid and pressure cook on high for 8 minutes.

Do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before opening the valve completely for a quick pressure release.

Transfer the cooked turkey breast tenderloins to a clean platter. Cover loosely with foil to keep warm while you mash the potatoes.

Make IP Mashed Potatoes

Next, use a slotted spoon to scoop the cooked potatoes into a heat-safe large bowl. You want to keep that broth goodness in the pot to make the gravy later.

Add the milk, butter, and seasonings. Mash with a potato masher, or hand mixer, until the potatoes are the consistency you like.

a bowl of mashed potatoes

Cover the bowl with foil, and move on to making the gravy.

Make Turkey Gravy In The Instant Pot

Now set the Instant Pot to sauté on HIGH. Mix the corn starch and cold water together in a cup. Whisk this mixture into the broth until smooth.

Continue to whisk as the gravy gets thick and bubbly. When it reaches the thickness you like, carefully ladle the gravy into a serving dish and turn off the IP.

a tray of turkey and gravy

Serve with roasted or sauteed green beans, Brussels sprouts, carrots, or other hearty vegetables you love. Another side that’s perfect for Instant Pot turkey tenderloins is Sourdough Stuffing. And, of course, no dinner table is complete without Bisquick drop biscuits or easy 3 ingredient biscuits, and an apple cobbler.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the perfect temperature turkey tenderloin should be when cooked?

The temperature should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Check for doneness by inserting a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the tenderloin breast.

How do you slice and serve Instant Pot turkey breast tenderloin?

The meat should rest for at least 10 minutes after pressure cooking before it’s cut. This lets the juices redistribute and keeps the turkey nice and juicy. Once rested, slice the tenderloin into 1-inch sections. I love to serve turkey and chicken on a platter with a sprig of fresh rosemary.

What sides go well with this Instant Pot turkey tenderloin recipe?

Tender turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, and savory gravy are basically a meal in themselves. However, there are a lot of veggie sides that are great to prepare for a completely well-balanced dinner. Serve with roasted or sauteed green beans, Brussels sprouts, carrots, or other hearty vegetables you love. Another side that’s perfect for Instant Pot turkey tenderloins is Sourdough Stuffing. And, of course, no dinner table is complete without Bisquick drop biscuits or easy 3 ingredient biscuits, and an apple cobbler.

How long will leftovers keep well?

Leftovers will last for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Let everything cool completely and transfer to individual airtight containers before placing them in the fridge.

Here’s The Best Turkey Breast Tenderloin IP Recipe:

a platter or turkey tenderloin breasts and a bowl of mashed potatoes
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Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin with Potatoes and Gravy

This Instant Pot Turkey Tenderloin recipe is the perfect weeknight one-pot meal! Not only is pressure cooking easy and effortless, but you'll slice up a tender, juicy turkey breast tenderloin to serve with creamy mashed potatoes and gravy.
Course Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword One Pot Meal, Instant Pot, turkey breast, instant pot pork, turkey tenderloin recipe, poultry recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
time to bring pot to pressure and NPR 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 428kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot (or any electric pressure cooker)

Ingredients

For the Turkey Tenderloins

  • 2 turkey breast tenderloins (about 1½ pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose seasoning
  • 2 Ttablespoons olive oil

For the Mashed Potatoes

  • 6 potatoes (Russett, Red, or Yukon Gold), cut into 3" quarters (peeling is optional)
  • 3 cups chicken broth or stock, low sodium
  • 1/3 cup milk, half and half, or cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

For the gravy

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Instructions

For the Turkey and Potatoes:

  • Set Instant Pot to sauté mode by pushing the sauté button. Add olive oil. Rub all-purpose seasoning over all sides of the turkey tenderloins.
  • When the pot is ready, brown each tenderloin on all sides, until lightly golden. This takes about 3-4 minutes. While the turkey is searing, prepare the potatoes.
  • Remove the breast tenderloins and let rest on a plate. Add the broth to the pot and stir to deglaze the pan.
  • Press the cancel button. Add potatoes to the bottom of the pot and place the turkey tenderloins on top. Twist on the Instant Pot lid, turn the pressure lever to seal (if needed), then press the high-pressure button and set for 8 minutes.
  • When pressure cooking is complete, do a natural release for 10 minutes (let the pot rest undisturbed), then perform a quick release (turn or depress the pressure valve).
  • Transfer turkey to a serving platter and cover loosely with foil.

Mash the Potatoes:

  • Using a slotted spoon, add the potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Add milk/cream, butter, and seasoning. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or hand mixer. Cover with foil or a lid.

Make the gravy:

  • Press the sauté button until it says HIGH. In a cup, mix the corn starch and cold water. Using a whisk, stir the mixture with the broth until smooth. Continue stirring until the gravy is thick and bubbly.

Serving Tips

  • Slice tenderloin breasts into 1" slices before serving. Drizzle gravy over. Add a sprig of rosemary to the serving platter for garnish.

Notes

Leftovers will last for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Let everything cool completely and transfer to individual airtight containers before placing in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 2057mg | Potassium: 1366mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3mg

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