Mediterranean Roast Turkey
Serve this slow cooker roast with mashed potatoes and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired.
Serve this slow cooker roast with mashed potatoes and garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired.
How many hours did you thaw the turkey before putting it in the slow cooker?
Post-New Year's, there was not a turkey breast to be found at Costco, so I subbed three Cornish hens. These worked great. Based on other reviews, I intensified the seasoning by doubling it and I upped the acid by adding the lemon peel in strips to the pot. I found a Mediterranean dip spice mix that worked well for the Greek seasoning. I came home from work to super tender hens and a great brothy base, which I scooped out, simmered down on the stove, and thickened with a bit more flour. I served it with brown rice and roasted broccoli and fennel. I will definitely make this again.
This recipe sounds amazing but it is totally bland the way I read it. I used chicken, I couldn't find turkey breast. I took twice the spice (I couldn’t find “Greek Seasoning” so I used oregano, salt, pepper and more lemon), twice the olives and twice the sundried toms (I used the not packed in oil kind) and blended them.I let the chicken marinate overnight, added more olives and toms to the pot and cooked for it 5.5 hours on low.I monitored the pot to make sure it didn’t run dry and hit it with broth if it looked low.It could have gone less than 5.5, but it was moist.Moist and bland as heck!It needs balsamic vinegar.I added it at the end and it really perked up the flavors.I will add some to the marinade next time as well.
I tried this recipe, even after reading the horrible reviews on here. It turned out really good for me. I did tweak it though. Since I don't like Olives I left them out and I didn't use the sun dried tomatoes, but instead put roma tomatoes in them and added a little bit of white cooking wine. During the last hour I added the flour and rest of broth, instead of the last 30 mins. Served over brown rice. It was great.
so flavorful and tender! Will definitely make this again.
Was hoping for something more flavorful and impressive. It was very tender, but wanted more from this. My husband really liked it. I'll try it again but add more spice next time. Found a boneless 3.5lb turkey breast at Whole Foods. It filled my crock pot!
Made this tonight. Was just okay. My husband liked it more than I did. The turkey was fairly bland but to be fair, I am not a big fan of turkey except at thanksgiving. I wouldn't make this again.
Very good! I ended up using a split bone-in turkey (with all the parts) with the skin on because I couldn't find a 4 lb skinless/boneless turkey breast. I'm not sure if that's a typo in the recipe, but the recipe was delicious! Nice different flavor for a slow-cooker dish and it fed us for days!
Not enough liquid, sauce almost burned to the bottom of the crock pot. Would have been fine if I had checked it half way through to add more, but I was at work and could not. Turkey was moist, but should have omitted the salt. Olives would have been salt enough. I would not make this again.
I used a bone in Turkey breast, fresh garlic, and made my own greek seasoning. It came out awesome. My only problem was my sauce really didn't thicken as much as I would have liked, but I was the only one who knew it. Served with mashed potatoes, and a cucumber salad. Most important the kids ate it. They avoided the olives but that left more for the adults.
Excellent! Rave reviews from the family & request to make it again. I did brown the turkey before cooking and used the McCormick Recipe Inspirations collection with Mediterranean spices - could not find the Greek blend.
I cooked this as written except for the greek seasoning mix - couldn't find it at the store so I combined onion flakes, garlic, oregano & mint and I used a 3 lbs Butterball turkey breast roast and it cooked for well over 10 hours before I got home and rescued it from the crock pot. It was fantastic!!!! Will definitely make this again.
Great blend of flavors. I used McCormick 'perfect pinch' Mediterranean Herb seasoning. Turkey was very moist and flavorful. I have also used chicken thighs and legs and they came out great! Simple couscous on the side.
First of all, I halved this recipe and used chicken, so that could be part of my issue. The meat came out amazing, super tender. The sauce was on the bland side, which was pretty disappointing, considering that sun-dried tomatoes and olives are two of my favorite things! This was a good recipe, but I was hoping for more.
This was delicious. I cooked a little longer and shredded turkey in the crock pot and topped with some low fat feta and served on top of low fat mashed potatoes. Will definitely be making this again.
This recipe has good potential, but I thought it was missing something. The tomatoes and olives are such strong flavors, I think it almost needed something sweet to balance out. Can't quite put my fingers on what it needs. I also had to add extra liquid, as it seemed to dry out during the day. Could be my crock pot though. I will definitely experiment with this recipe some more to try and improve the flavors.
Found this recipe last month and decided to try it out as an untraditional Thanksgiving meal. Let's just say we have a new tradition! This couldn't have been easier to make, and it was absolutely delicious. I, too, made do with a frozen 3lb turkey breast. We served it over mashed potatoes and ate the leftovers in sandwiches. Highly recommend! (I'm also thinking of trying this with lamb or chicken...the flavors would work nicely with either!)
Wow!! This was so easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. I, too, had to make do with a 3 lb frozen breast but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I served it with couscous and a salad with feta cheese and Greek salad dressing. My friend, who has traveled the Mediteranean, had very high praise for this dish. For faster prep, you could try already chopped, frozen onions.
On the day I cooked and served this, the turkey was a little dry. This may have been because I couldn't find a boneless turkey breast and used turkey breast tenderloins. I stored the left-over turkey and sauce together and the left-overs were delicious.
Excellent!! I made this recipe for me and my fiance one Sunday and enjoyed it for the next few days. I forgot about the lemon and didn't complete the step with the flour and it was still great. For sure a keeper!!
We made this with a whole turkey breast. I would recommend trimming most of the skin off of it. We don't usually make anything with a Meditarranean flavor, and we really enjoyed this! It was moist and tender and very tasty. We will definately make it again and pass the recipe on to friends. We served ours with mashed potatoes. It would be good with rice or a nice crusty bread. This is a great everyday meal.
After reading the reviews, I decided I had to try this recipe. It was excellent!! Very, very easy and so tasty! Most people would think it had taken a long time to prepare, and yet it's my favorite kind of crock pot recipe - the kind where you throw everything in the pot at once! I used pearl onions, as one reviewer said, and we loved the flavor and made the prep even easier. The aroma alone entices. A new favorite in our house, for family and friends!
I loved this recipe! I found a fresh boneless turkey breast and Whole Foods and like others said, after 7 hours in the slow cooker, the turkey was so tender and moist! I also loved the sauce / gravy served with the turkey. I omitted the olives and used a bit more sun-dried tomatoes and garlic.
absolutely delicious - I could only find boneless turkey breast of about 3 lbs frozen not fresh - let it thaw overnight in the frig and put in the crockpot the next morning with all the other ingredients - I served with mashed potatoes and was delicious - does not look like it has a lot of liquid, but it comes out fine - is great for a weekday meal -
Really tasty and sooooo easy!
pretty good, Ihad to use a whole bone in breast because I couldn't find boneless. A little on the dry side.
Excellent! As some other reviewers suggested, I added white wine which increased the depth of flavor. I also threw in some chickpeas and served over whole wheat couscous with a side of pan-roasted broccoli.
This is a super tasy and easy recipe. It raises the usual bland turkey to delicious and juicy. Try adding a bit of white wine in lieu of the broth.
Very tasty and moist. Will defintely make this again
this was absolutely delicious...mine was a bit too salty though. The only kalamata olives I could find were canned hich probably led to the saltiness. I would suggest holding back on the added 1/2 tsp. salt.
This is one of the BEST slow cooker recipes I have tried! There was very little prep work in the morning, and I came home to a delicious meal. We generally eat alot of chicken, so the turkey was a nice change. My husband doesn't like olives so I just left them out of his bowl, but we both thought this dish was amazing, with so much flavor. I served it with whole wheat couscous. I will definitely be making this one again.
This turkey was so tender that it fell apart with a fork. Although my husband and teenage son wouldn't touch the olives or sundried tomatoes, they ate every remaining morsel of turkey. I, on the otherhand, LOVED the tomatoes! This recipe is highly recommended and is going into my normal dinner rotation.
My family loves this dish. Finally something other than Pot Roast to come out of my slow cooker. Did not have any onions on hand this time, used pearl onions that were in my freezer, it was great, may do it again. It's a keeper.
This is perhaps the best food I have ever eaten that came out of a slow cooker. The flavors blended together beautifully and weren't too heavy or too light. While the recipe said to cut the breast into slices, ours was so tender it fell into delicious bite-sized chunks that begged to be eaten. We obliged. We served it with couscous instead of potatoes, which was fantastic. I would make this to serve to dinner party guests.
This was AWSOME! The house smelled so good while this was cooking it was insane. I used turkey tenders that equaled 3lbs instead of a whole breast because I could not find one. I also made mashed potatoes and peas to go with and it was delish! My husband, who doesn't think turkey is the greatest and hates tomatos and olives, loved this. It's easy enough for a weeknight meal but good enough for a special occasion. I will definately make this again.
We absolutely loved this recipe. I was very hestitant to cook turkey in a slow cooker but was pleasantly surprised. I added extra sundried tomatoes and garlic and omitted the olives. Also, I put in a 1/2 cup of chicken broth in the beginning and another 1/4 cup with the flour at the end. This is going to be our upcoming Christmas dinner.
haven't made it how big or small a crock pot/slow cooker do you need for this recipe?
I will not be making this recipe again. The turkey wasn't bad. But, my husband and I did not care for the gravy. The combination of flavors wasn't for us.
This is one of our favorites at our house. It is very flavorful. I tend to use a little more olives, sun dried tomatoes and spice. Since I didn't have Greek spice, I looked up the recipe and mixed my own. This really has a great flavor. If I can't find a boneless turkey breast, I will substitute turkey cutlets and it works just fine.
Easy to make, and taste's great!
I thought this recipe was bland and huge waste of time. We turned it into grilled sandwiches.
I loved the way this came out so moist. I googled for "greek seasoning" and found a standard recipe I used on it since I couldn't find any in stores. The onion mixture was a bit too acidic for my tastes, but they add such a great flavor cooking with the turkey all day.
the turkey was good, but no one ate the vegiies. It was an ok recipe, not exciting. I am glad I tried it, but will probably not make again.
The turkey was very tender and tasty (I used turkey tenders, couldn't find the tenderloin). The olive/sun-dried tomato mixture was kind of weird, though. I ate it with whole-wheat couscous--it was better with the couscous, turkey, and olive mixture all mixed together. I didn't thicken the mixture at the end.
This is an excellent, tasty recipe. The only problem was finding a boneless turkey breast but I found a frozen one. I was amazed how delicious the gravy was and we enjoyed it on mashed potatoes and the turkey. Fresh asparagus and a salad rounded out this great meal. It looked exactly like the photo! I did not want to spend the money for Greek Seasoning so used oregano and next time will add lemon pepper and dried mint. I chopped the ingredients and pitted the olives the night before so it was ready to start in the morning. I will definitley make it again - and again!
I must admit, this sounded like an odd combination of ingredients to add to turkey, but they were all things I liked, so I thought I'd give it a try. It was awesome! The only change I made was to thinly slice a yellow onion and carmelize it with a little butter and brown sugar in a fry pan, and add to turkey when I added the broth/flour mixture during the last 30 min. of cooking time. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did. Plus, who doesn't like using the crock pot and having dinner ready when they come home from work.
Extremely disappointing. Followed this recipe exactly and found the dish to be bland. Would never make this again.
First of three slow cooker recipes to actually turn out! I loved this dish. I used a 4.5 lb bone-in breast and only cooked 5.5 hours on low (thermometer registered done at 5 hours) before adding broth/flour mixture for 6 hours total.