Super Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Turkey with Cranberries

white serving platter with cooked turkey breast with gravy on top glass dish with cranberry sauce beside it rosemary sprig garnish white pumpkin and butternut squash sitting beside plate

It’s menu day for my dinner club group, and this month it’s all about Thanksgiving recipes. I was responsible for the entree this time, so I wanted to share this slow cooker idea for cooking a turkey breast. I hope you will give this super easy and delicious crock pot turkey with cranberries a try. You won’t be disappointed!!

If you are coming over from Anne & AnnMarie at Simply 2 Moms, welcome! Didn’t their Savory Autumn Squash Soup look amazing?? I love soups, and can’t wait to try it!

I’m so glad you are here, and I hope you enjoy our tablescapes and menu this month.

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our Thanksgiving menu

Caramel Apple Cider Martini
Savory Autumn Squash Soup
Easy Crock Pot Turkey with Cranberries
Oven Roasted Green Beans with Bacon
Southern Style Cornbread Stuffing
Easy Apple Crisp

about this recipe for crock pot turkey with cranberries

First of all, let me say, I can’t believe how simple this recipe is!! This would be a great recipe for any weeknight meal, or it’s perfect for your Thanksgiving Day meal if you don’t want to roast a huge turkey in the oven.

The leftovers are amazing, and make the best turkey cranberry sandwiches.

homemade cranberry sauce in small white fluted bowl on wood countertop beside cutting board with sliced lemons and fresh cranberries large white/brown plaid fluted bowl full of whole lemons

I love to serve this with my homemade cranberry sauce on the side. It’s also a simple recipe and only 3 ingredients. You can see that recipe here.

ingredients

turkey breast in bag carton orange juice box onion soup mix can of whole cranberry sauce

turkey breast

salt & pepper

1 package onion soup mix

1 – 14 oz. can whole berry cranberry sauce

1/2 cup orange juice

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon water


directions

Place turkey breast in crock pot.

Sprinkle salt and pepper over the turkey and rub it in.

In a mixing bowl combing onion soup mix, cranberry sauce and orange juice. Pour over the turkey. I also added a bit of water to the bottom of my crock pot.

Cook on low heat for about 6-7 hours. This may depend on your slow cooker. Mine cooked for 7 hours.

Take turkey out and place on serving dish. Cover with foil to keep it hot, while you prepare the sauce.

Skim the fat off the liquid in the crock pot. Pour the remaining liquid into a saucepan.

Mix together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Bring the liquid from the crock pot to a boil, then add cornstarch mixture and stir with a whisk until thickened.

It should take 3-4 minutes for it to thicken. You may need to reduce the heat to keep it from burning.

Pour gravy over the turkey and serve.

white serving platter with cooked turkey breast with gravy on top cranberry sauce beside it rosemary sprig garnish white pumpkin and butternut squash sitting beside plate


I hope you enjoy trying this super easy and delicious crock pot turkey with cranberries!!

Next up on the menu is Jen at Midwest Life and Style. Her Oven Roasted Green Beans with Bacon looks delicious!

Be sure and check out all of the amazing recipes this month! Click the link on each photo to see the recipe.

Be sure and print the recipe to use later.

white serving platter with cooked turkey breast with gravy on top glass dish with cranberry sauce beside it rosemary sprig garnish white pumpkin and butternut squash sitting beside plate

Crock Pot Turkey with Cranberries

This recipe is not only delicious, it's super easy!
It makes a great easy weeknight meal or the perfect solution to your Thanksgiving meal if you don't want to cook a large turkey.
Course Main Course

Ingredients
  

  • 1 turkey breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • Place turkey breast in crock pot.
  • Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper and rub it in.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cranberry sauce, onion soup mix, and orange juice.
  • Pour this mixture over the turkey.
  • Cook on low for 6-7 hours. This may depend on your slow cooker. Mine cooked for 7 hours.
  • Take turkey breast out, and place on a serving dish. Cover with foil while you prepare the gravy.
  • Skim the fat off the liquid in the crock pot. Pour the remaining liquid into a saucepan.
  • In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil, then pour in the cornstarch mixture. Stir with a whisk until thickened. You may need to reduce the heat to prevent burning.
    It should take 3-4 minutes to thicken.
  • Pour gravy over the turkey and serve.
Keyword easy turkey, turkey

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20 thoughts on “Super Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Turkey with Cranberries

    1. It really is Rachel! And it’s perfect for a weeknight meal for just a few people.

  1. With just two of this as we still aren’t traveling a lot this will be perfect for our Thanksgiving meal. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks. Peace

    1. Oh, good Cindi! It really is so easy and delicious!!

  2. Sandra Smith says:

    Hello, Michelle.

    I would like to try this recipe—but I’m a bit confused about the turkey breast. Perhaps you could un-confuse me?! The photo shows a turkey breast w/seasonings in a cooking bag. Your recipe just says “turkey breast”. When you buy poultry in a cooking bag, it’s a lot more expensive. If you’re not cooking it in the bag, why not use a regular old turkey breast?

    Many thanks, Sandra

    1. Yes, you’re exactly right! I bought this one because I couldn’t find just a regular turkey breast at my local grocery store, to I had to use this kind. But, if you can find a regular turkey breast, that’s definitely the way to go.
      Sorry, for the confusion. I probably should have been more clear about that.

      1. Sandra Smith says:

        Thanks, Michelle! Will definitely give it a go! Sandra

        1. Oh, good! So easy and yummy!

  3. I love this idea! I can’t wait to give it a try!

    1. Oh good! It’s super easy and yummy!

  4. Michele this sound delicioous and easy to make!

    1. It really is! So much easier than a large turkey.

  5. This looks so delicious, Michele. What a fun and easy way to make your Thanksgiving turkey!

    1. It’s so much easier than a large turkey. And so moist and delicious!

  6. Great idea going to try it. Thanks

    1. Oh good! It’s super easy and really tasty!! Thanks so much for following along and commenting!

  7. I love that you can make it in a crockpot!!! Free up the oven, and there’s nothing easier than a recipe that cooks itself!

    1. So true Danielle! And it really is so yummy!!

  8. Hi there! I am going to try this one for a Christmas dinner for two. Was your turkey breast still frozen, or did you thaw it first? Thank you, can’t wait to try this!
    Kim

    1. I thawed it before I added it to the crockpot. It would be perfect for dinner for two!

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