Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ten Amazing From-Scratch Blogger-Tested Recipes for Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Ten amazing recipes for slow cooker turkey breast.
Ten amazing recipes for slow cooker turkey breast, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Turkey day is approaching in the U.S., and I know that plenty of people out there would like to cook Thanksgiving Dinner at home, but feel intimidated by the idea of cooking a big turkey.  If you have those thoughts, I'd like to recommend cooking a turkey breast in the slow cooker.  The turkey doesn't need to be watched while it cooks, which frees you up to concentrate on the other parts of the meal.  And slow cooker turkey breast is practically foolproof.  I first tried it in 2008, and I've cooked turkey breast that way ever since, even for an easy dinner when it wasn't Thanksgiving.

It's hard to imagine that slow cooker turkey breast could be more gorgeous than this Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Stuffed with Wild Rice and Cranberries from The Perfect Pantry.  (If you need gluten-free, this one's for you.)

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
The Slow Cooker Turkey Breast from Kitchen Parade shown above also has links to recipes for Turkey Gravy and How to Make Turkey Stock.

This recipe for Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy from Andrea Meyers has plenty of herbs and a little lemon flavoring the turkey breast, and this gravy recipe adds a few tablespoons of wine.

My own recipe for How to Cook a Turkey Breast in the CrockPot also features instructions for Lower-Carb Turkey Gravy for those who are interested.

If you're mostly after turkey for sandwiches, you can't go wrong with this Slow Cooker Turkey Breast for Sandwiches, Salads, and Pasta, also from The Perfect Pantry.

The Slow Cooker Perfect Turkey Breast from 365 Days of Slow Cooking has a touch of soy sauce to add flavor.

There's no canned soup in this Slow Cooker Creamy Turkey Dinner from A Year of Slow Cooking, and it does sound delicious!

This Special Turkey Breast was given that name by the son of Shirley from Gluten-Free Easily, and I'm not going to give away the secret ingredient but I bet you will be intrigued, and I think this sounds wonderful.

 My friend Lydia is on a roll with the turkey breasts, and this Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Stuffed with Ricotta, Tomato, and Basil is also from The Perfect Pantry.

And also from A Year of Slow Cooking, this recipe for CrockPot Turkey Breast has to be good because the recipe includes both butter and wine!

All the Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Round-Ups:
Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce
Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving
Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Slow Cooker Stuffing
Ten Amazing From-Scratch Recipes for Mashed Potatoes in the Slow Cooker


  1. I'm sure so many people will love the idea of freeing up their oven space!

  2. What a terrific assortment of slow cooker turkey breast recipes, Kalyn! As one who loves the white meat of the turkey, a turkey breast is definitely my preferred way to get my turkey fix ... especially with the ease and delightful results that come from slow cooking. Thanks so much for including my "special" recipe!


  3. Hi Kaylyn-
    Thanks for the round up of turkey recipes! After looking at all of them, I decided to try yours and it turned out great. I couldn't believe that it would take only two hours or so, but you were right on! I used my new Hamilton Beach cooker with the temperature prob and it worked ( whew! Maiden voyage on this).
    We loved the tasty gravy, too.
    Thanks again!

  4. JennyAnn, so glad your family enjoyed it!

  5. Thanks so much for including two of my recipes in this round-up. The collection and variation really is amazing!

  6. Lydia, I think there is definitely something for everyone here.

  7. Thanks so much for including my recipe, Kalyn! I love slow-cooked turkey breasts all year long. This is a terrific roundup! :-)


  8. What a great roundup of slow cooker turkey breast recipes. I've got one defrosting in the fridge right now, so this really caught my interest. Thanks so much for such a great roundup. I've bookmarked and pinned it!

  9. Thanks Martha; glad it's useful for you!

  10. Thanks for including my recipe, Kalyn! I love how versatile the slow cooker is, and how juicy the turkey is when it comes out. I have to try some of these recipes!

  11. Andrea, my pleasure. And I agree, want to try them all!

  12. Thanks for featuring my recipe!! Love this one. Will definitely be making it when turkey goes on sale :)


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