3-Ingredient Crockpot Turkey Recipe

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Courtesy of The Spruce

Serves: 6


  • 1 frozen turkey breast, (NOT THAWED) bone–in (about 5 pounds) or boneless (about 3 pounds)
  • 1-16 ounce can cranberry sauce
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix


For bone-in turkey, put all the ingredients into a 5-6 quart crockpot, cover, and cook on high for two hours. This helps the meat get through the danger zone of 140F more quickly.

Then reduce the heat to low and continue cooking the turkey for 4-5 hours or until the turkey registers 165F on an instant-read meat thermometer.

If you’re cooking a boneless turkey, follow the instructions above. But when you reduce the crockpot heat to low, start checking the turkey after 1-2 hours. It may only need that much time to reach 165F.

Slice the turkey breast and serve with the sauce that forms in the slow cooker.

As simple as this recipe is, you can change it to suit your own tastes. Think about using different types of fruit sauces in this super easy Three Ingredient Crockpot Turkey entrée recipe. You could use mango chutney instead of cranberry sauce, or try a combination of crushed pineapple jam. Use your own homemade onion soup mix for better flavor and much less sodium.

 By Sharon Feldman

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