Turkey and dressing has never been so simple as it is when you use your slow cooker. You may never go back to roasting the bird after you try this easy slow cooker version featuring a turkey breast and a package of stuffing mix.
Coat inside of a 4-quart electric slow cooker with cooking spray. Add stuffing mix, onion, celery, and cranberries. Combine broth and melted butter. Pour over stuffing, and stir gently.
Remove string from turkey breast. Rinse turkey breast. Place turkey in slow cooker on top of stuffing. Combine salt, pepper, and thyme; sprinkle over turkey. Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour. Reduce to LOW, and cook 5 to 6 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted in turkey registers 170°.
Remove turkey to a serving platter. Stir stuffing gently in slow cooker; cover and let stand 3 to 4 minutes. Prepare gravy. Spoon stuffing around turkey on platter.
Note: Some turkey breasts come with a gravy packet; some don't. We liked the flavor and color of gravy using a (88-ounce) package of turkey gravy mix (we tested with French's).
Yes, I made adjustments, but not that many. I simply omitted the stuffing mix and made it (with the broth cellery and onion) after the reccommended cook time The turkey was/is amazing! Super easy and doing the stuffing separate allowed me to fit, er.. cram, a huge turkey breast into my 3.5 quart slow cooker. Honestly, this was so good and so easy - I may never cook a whole bird again!
I have been making this recipe for years. It is probably not presentation worthy for entertaining guests at Thanksgiving, but definitely turns out to be a more delicious and moist turkey than any I have had served at Thanksgiving! I usually make this after Thanksgiving after returning from my mom's house without leftovers. It definitely satisfies!
It smelled fabulous, and it tasted good. The stuffing managed to come out both burned on the bottom and soggy from all the juices in the bird. I think next time I will just put some vegetables in the pot, and then make up the stuffing near the end with the accumulated liquid.
If I could give it a 0, I would. The turkey was moist and flavorful, but what I thought would happen to the dressing- did. It was so mushy! All of the fat and juices from the turkey went into the dressing and since it's a slow cooker, it keeps everything moist and doesn't allow for it to dry out! YUCK! We wouldn't even eat it and my husband is not a picky eatter.
I have made this recipe twice and this last time was better than the first. It was absolutely delicious! My crock pot gets buring hot so cooking this dish the recommended am't of time does not work for me. I cooked it on high for one hour, according to the recipe. Then turned the dial to low and cooked for only 2 1/2 -3 hours longer and it was perfect---meat was moist and delicous. I used a Butterball turkey breast. My husband loved it and we had plenty of leftovers---this is so easy and so good. You won't be sorry!
This is a great recipe for Thanksgiving AND anytime of the year that you crave an easy satisfying meal. We often have a smoked turkey and this breast is an easy way to have extra meat as needed. Also since the stuffing is cooked in the slow cooker, that's one less dish you have to work into your oven schedule!
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