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Take the stress out of holiday cooking by turning to this awesome multi-tasking device. The key to getting the roasted flavor is to use a barbeque dry rub, such as the seasoning from Rendezvous in Memphis, Tennessee.


Recipe Summary

25 mins
47 mins
15 mins
1 hr 27 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Microwave on high until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool until easily handled, about 10 minutes. Peel and mash sweet potatoes in a bowl. Mix in maple syrup. Season with salt.

  • Turn on an electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select "Saute" mode. Rub the turkey breast all over with the barbeque seasoning. Add 1/4 cup butter to the pot and allow it to melt and begin to sizzle, about 2 minutes. Place seasoned turkey breast in the pot, skin-side down. Cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat.

  • Melt the remaining 1/4 cup butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add celery and onion; cook until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add cornbread, pecans, and bacon. Remove from heat; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of barbeque rub. Stir cornbread dressing gently.

  • Create 2 rafts out of aluminum foil. Poke a few holes in 1 raft and fill it with the cornbread dressing. Fill the second raft with the mashed sweet potatoes.

  • Flip browned turkey breast skin-side up. Place cornbread dressing raft on top. Add stock, pouring it slowly over the dressing; it will drip down onto the cooking surface and keep turkey moist. Place the raft of sweet potatoes on top of the dressing.

  • Seal pressure cooker. Select the "Poultry" setting and set the timer for 30 minutes.

  • Release pressure naturally according to manufacturer's instructions. Let turkey breast rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve on a platter with cornbread dressing and sweet potatoes.

Cook's Note:

To make the bird extra juicy, brine it the night before cooking.

Read more about making this Instant Pot Thanksgiving dinner in our article.

Nutrition Facts

754 calories; protein 39.1g; carbohydrates 62.7g; fat 39.1g; cholesterol 169.9mg; sodium 2636.5mg. Full Nutrition