I am cheap. I admit it. I am a hoarder of turkey, ham, and chicken. When I see it on sale I buy it. I can’t help it. I just love to cook big meals for my family it makes me feel great but I hate to pay retail. That brings me to my turkey breast story. I figured out in November you can get Turkey for a lot less. The day after Thanksgiving they mark them down even further. The breasts are so easy to find. What I didn’t know is can you cook a turkey breast in a pressure cooker?
I figured you could since I can cook a whole chicken soup in a pressure cooker. What I wasn’t sure of was how long would it take. I did, however, find out because I needed to make dinner. I intended to cook the turkey breast the normal way in the oven. The problem was my 8 pound Turkey breast was going to take 3.5 hours in the oven. I didn’t have time for that so I decided to try the pressure cooker. I was pleased with my pressure cooker turkey breast recipe. I will tell you the skin doesn’t get crispy like it does in the oven. I was so pressed for time I didn’t throw mine in the oven but I could have on broil for 10-15 minute to crisp it up.
How long does a frozen turkey breast take to cook in a pressure cooker?
This is how long you cook a turkey breast in the pressure cooker. I cooked an 8 lb turkey breast for 50 minutes in my pressure cooker.
Being allergic to gluten can be tough because you have to be careful with the ingredients that you’re going to use for your recipes. It is extra hard if you have to prepare meals for the family. It’s not like you can cook multiple meals. The key here is meal planning. Not only will it save you money but you can also prepare and find delicious gluten free recipes that everyone will enjoy including those who don’t have a gluten allergy. And if you want to save time preparing meals, then I highly suggest getting a pressure cooker. It’s my favorite cooking tool because it cooks pretty fast and the result is so tasty and just like it’s been slow cooked for hours. Cooking with a pressure cooker is my favorite way to cook because it’s the fastest and easiest way to make great tasting meals for the family. To help you out with meal planning I want to share with you my favorite Gluten Free Pressure Cooker Recipes that are tried, tested and family loved. These are easy pressure cooker recipes, and I hope you can give them a try!
I also have an ALL Gluten Free Pressure Cooker Meal Plan that you should check out.
I am the queen of the dump meal. I find that I am so crazy busy I often forget about making dinner until someone complains. I love this meal because it used pantry staples to create something that resembles a well thought out balanced meal. I pretend like it was planned, but it is the meal I fall back on when I need something quick that my kids like and that I know I will eat the next day over a baked potato for lunch. This Gluten Free Pressure Cooker Chicken Recipe will become one you love and let me tell you it is easy.
The Gluten Free Instant Pot Chicken Pineapple Taco is an easy meal, and you can control how spicy you make it based on the salsa you select and the taco toppings. I have tried several flavors of salsa, and my family loves when I add mango salsa and my husband loves when I do a spicy variety. I swear he has burned off his taste buds because he likes things hot but the rest of the family doesn’t so I often add a Tablespoon of the hot stuff to top his off and use the medium or the mild in the pressure cooker taco recipe below.
I should also note that you can use pork instead of chicken but the cooking times will be different since pork takes longer to cook than chicken does. We all like an easy pressure cooker chicken recipes so let me share this one.
Are you or a family member have a gluten allergy? Maybe you’re not sure what food is gluten-free and what is not. Don’t worry! We want to help you out with meal planning with our All Gluten Free Pressure Cooker Meals that are easy to make and so tasty. These are perfect and can be enjoyed by everyone in the family even those who don’t have a gluten allergy. Make sure to print our gluten free pressure cooker menu below.
Note: This recipe is for a precooked ham. I buy those all the time to save time. They still take about 2 hours to cook in the oven. That is a long time that you need to plan for before eating dinner. I never have two hours unless it is the weekend but I often crave ham so I figured out how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker.
It is actually very easy. You will need the following items.
Optional Potatoes and herbs if you want to cook your meal together.
1. If you are cooking your potatoes with your ham. The put in the potatoes first.
2. Pour in the 1 cup of water (Whether you have potatoes or veggies or not.)
3. Place a large sheet of foil on your counter (It must be big enough to wrap your ham)
4. Put your ham in the foil. Do not wrap the top. You will leave it open to pour in your sugar and pineapple mixture once it is in the pressure cooker.
5. Mix the packet ingredients or the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg with 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice from the can of pineapple. You can use the pineapples later or put them on the ham in the pressure cooker. Our kids like their pineapples not cooked with their ham. I like mine cooked so I do half and half.
7. Place the foil wrapped ham on top of the sling
8. Make sure the foil will contain the liquid you are about to add.
9. Pour in the liquid mixture.
10. Close the Foil
11. Shut the Pressure cooker
12. Turn it to 10 minutes for your pre-cooked ham that is 6-7 lbs
13. Let the pressure release when it is done
14. Use your mitts to take off the top
15. Unwrap your ham and let it cool
I do this during the week so I can use the ham to make other recipes. These are some of my favorite recipes with ham.
Easy Recipes Kids Can Make: Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls
This is the ultimate one stop shop Instant pot pack
I use these all the time
Silicone starter pack
This is the pressure cooker I have.
I love my steamer basket
When I am trying to do an entire meal at once I love this
and everyone needs one of these make sure you look at the size of the unit before you buy this cake pan.
This is the best storage option I love my Rubbermaid containers you can microwave them and refrigerator food in them. They do not stain!
For more instant pot recipes check out these cookbooks
Try my Instant Pot Salmon Recipe
Did you know that you can make desserts in your instant pot? See my list of drool-worthy Best Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Desserts
A long time ago in a place that seems far away. I was a little girl. I used to sit at the table until I was done eating dinner. That was before parents knew better or maybe they knew more than we do now. I was forced to eat whatever was brought to my plate. I hated most everything until meatloaf entered my life.
I guess that is why I have so many easy meatloaf recipes on my site. I love this apricot meatloaf recipe because it pairs the sweet with the savory. It is an incredible way to get kids like me big or small to eat a great meal without bribery, so I had to make a pressure cooker version of it. This Apricot Meatloaf Pressure Cooker Recipe is a winner!