Crockpot Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce

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This Crockpot Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce recipe features classic Thanksgiving flavors. Don’t wait for the holidays to try this easy, slow cooker turkey breast.

However, if you are looking to make your holiday meal just a little easier, this recipe is for you. Pop a boneless turkey breast in the slow cooker, top it with a mixture of cranberry sauce, orange juice and onion soup mix and you can concentrate on your side dishes and desserts!

Crockpot Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Our Mom knows how to slow cook a boneless turkey breast. She’s been making this simple version for years. After mastering her basic recipe, I decided it was time to change it up.  When I found this slow cooker turkey breast with onion soup recipe in my Fix It and Forget It Cookbook, I knew it was a good place to start.

The first thing that drew me in was the cranberry sauce. This slow cooker turkey breast is basically Thanksgiving in one pot. Serve it with some Dutch Green Beans and Creamed Corn, and I’m all set. Since I don’t have to worry about the turkey, I have more time for desserts! Check out our Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes!

The second thing that struck me is how few ingredients this recipe has and no crazy ingredients are needed.

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce Ingredients

  • Turkey Breast
  • Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • Dry Onion Soup Mix
  • Orange Juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How many pounds is the average turkey breast?

Turkey breasts typically weigh anywhere from 3 to 8 pounds.  Pay attention to the size of the turkey breast you choose since weight will drastically change the desired cook time.  Over-cooking will result in a dry turkey breast. You also want to be sure to grab a boneless turkey breast for this recipe!

What should the internal temperature of a turkey breast be?

The FDA recommends cooking a turkey breast to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. To properly test the temperature of a turkey breast, insert a food thermometer into the thickest part of the breast.  The easiest way to do this is to use a digital thermometer.

Should I remove skin from Turkey?

If your boneless turkey breast comes with skin-on, leave it on during the cooking process. I recommend putting the turkey breast in the slow cooker skin-side up.  This will help keep your turkey moist during cooking. Before serving, either remove the skin and discard, or broil the turkey breast in the oven, skin-side up to crisp up the skin.

How to Make Boneless Turkey Breast in the Crock Pot:

Instructions:

  1. Line the crock pot with a slow cooker liner, if desired.
  2. Place boneless turkey breast into a crock pot insert.
  3. In a small bowl, mix whole berry cranberry sauce, dry onion soup mix, orange juice, salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the cranberry mixture over the turkey breast.
  5. Cover and cook until the internal temperature of the turkey is 165 degrees F, approximately.

For the full instructions and ingredients list for slow cooker cranberry turkey breast, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Notes About Crockpot Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce:

  • This slow cooker turkey breast recipe calls for whole berry cranberry sauce, but jellied cranberry sauce can be used too.
  • Use canned French Onion soup instead of dry onion soup mix if desired.
  • Out of orange juice? Use apple juice or water instead.
  • Turkey breasts come in many sizes ranging anywhere for 3 pounds to 8 pounds.  This will drastically change the cooking time. A smaller 3 pound turkey breast will take approximately 3-4 hours while a larger one around 8 pounds could take 7-8 hours to fully cook.
  • To ensure the perfect amount of cook time and a moist turkey, use a digital thermometer and target 165 degrees F as an internal temperature.

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Crockpot Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce

This Crockpot Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce recipe features classic Thanksgiving flavors. Looking to make your holiday meal just a little easier? Pop a boneless turkey breast in the slow cooker, top it with a mixture of cranberry sauce, orange juice and onion soup mix and you can concentrate on your side dishes and desserts!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 728kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3 - 8 pounds boneless turkey breast thawed
  • 15 ounces canned whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 ounce dry onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Place turkey breast in a crock pot insert.
  • In a small bowl, mix cranberry sauce, dry onion soup mix, orange juice, salt and pepper.
  • Pour sauce over turkey breast.
  • Cook on low heat until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. See notes below of average cooking times based on size of turkey breast.

Notes

  • This slow cooker turkey breast recipe calls for whole berry cranberry sauce, but jellied cranberry sauce can be used too.
  • Use canned French Onion soup instead of dry onion soup mix if desired.
  • Out of orange juice? Use apple juice or water instead.
  • Turkey breasts come in many sizes ranging anywhere for 3 pounds to 8 pounds.  This will drastically change the cooking time. A smaller 3 pound turkey breast will take approximately 3- 4  hours while a larger one around 8 pounds could take 7 - 8 hours.
  • Be sure to start with a fully thawed boneless turkey breast.
  • To ensure the perfect amount of cook time and a moist turkey, use a digital thermometer and target 165 degrees F as an internal temperature.
  • For a simple turkey breast recipe, try Mom's favorite!

Nutrition

Calories: 728kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 135g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 337mg | Sodium: 1730mg | Potassium: 1580mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 4mg

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