Crock Pot Turkey and Stuffing

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes

This Crock Pot Turkey and Stuffing allows you to have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner any day that you want. Imagine juicy, tender turkey, the dressing and of course a wonderful gravy.

Crock Pot Turkey and Stuffing on a festive platter.

Making Crock pot turkey and stuffing makes it so easy to give your family a warm and comforting meal without a lot of work. This turkey is always moist and never dry so you are really proud to serve it.


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What We Love About This Crock Pot Turkey and Stuffing Recipe

I find that an average turkey breast fits beautifully in my slow cooker.  But don’t worry…even though it’s not a full turkey, you can still stuff it!  I’m a stuffing-in-the-bird kinda girl.  I grew up on it and I love it.  I couldn’t imagine it any other way!

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  • 10 Minute Prep: Only a few minutes of prep and then the slow cooker does all the work.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the fridge.
  • Family Friendly: It is a great sunday supper or easy Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Adaptable: Can make with different herbs or flavor that you enjoy.
A side view of the crock pot dinner.

Ingredient Notes for Tender Juicy Turkeys

  • Bone-in Turkey Breast: A 6-7 lb turkey breast, You can use a bone in or boneless turkey breast.
  • Stuffing: A prepared stuffing, you can use a box stuffing or try this Grandma’s Sage and Onion Stuffing.
  • Poultry Seasoning: You can make this seasoning or make your own with sage, thyme,garlic powder, paprika etc..
  • Seasoning: Salt and pepper.
  • Stock: Chicken stock or turkey stock Or your favorite liquid.
A crock Pot to Make the Crock Pot Turkey and Stuffing.

Equipment Needed for Crockpot Turkey Breast Recipe

How to Make Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing

These are the basic steps for cooking turkey in crock pot. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: PREP

First, remove skin from the turkey breast. Then rinse the breast and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper, including the cavity. Sprinkle poultry seasoning evenly over turkey breast.

STEP 2: STUFFING

Next, place prepared stuffing inside the cavity and then put the turkey breast, breast side down and then add the chicken broth into the slow cooker.

STEP 3: COOK

Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or until the turkey reaches 170 degrees f. on a meat thermometer. The stuffing should reach a temperature of 165 degrees F internal temperature.

Finished turkey breast for the dinner.

Prep and Storage Tips for the Turkey Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS JUICY TURKEY BREAST RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

You can defrost the bird ahead of time, but as it truly only takes minutes of prep time, therefor make it when you need it.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store all the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep for about three days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag. They will last in the freezer for up to a year.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Reheat in a 350 degree oven with a little chicken or turkey stock or even in the microwave with a little gravy.

Frequently Asked Questions about Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe

CAN I ADD SOME VEGETABLES TO THE CROCK POT?

Of course, layer some celery, carrots and onion on the bottom of the crock pot and put the turkey on top.

CAN YOU COOK A FROZEN TURKEY BREAST IN THE SLOW COOKER?

No, because the temperature is low it is not safe to cook a frozen turkey in this crock pot turkey breast recipe.

HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO DEFROST A FROZEN TURKEY BREAST?

In the fridge you need to thaw the frozen turkey breast for 24 hours for every 5 pounds of turkey.

A plate of the finished Crock Pot Turkey and Stuffing with sides and gravy.

Expert Tips for Making This Crock Pot Bone in Turkey Breast Recipe

  • Make Gravy with the Juices: Or try this Turkey Gravy without Drippings. Make your own in a saucepan with the turkey drippings with a roux with flour.
  • Butter: Add some richness with a little butter.
  • Alternate ingredient: Add some garlic, turnips or any other vegetables.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Make with salt substitute or gluten-free stuffing.

What to Serve with Crock Pot Turkey and Stuffing

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Crock Pot Turkey and Stuffing on a festive platter.
5 from 2 votes

Crock Pot Turkey and Stuffing

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 10 minutes
This Crock Pot Turkey and Stuffing allows you to have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner any day that you want. Imagine juicy, tender turkey, the dressing and of course a wonderful gravy.
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Ingredients

  • 7 pound bone- turkey breast
  • 2 cups prepared stuffing
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chicken or turkey stock

Instructions

  • Remove skin from turkey breast.
  • Rinse breast (including the cavity) and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Season liberally with salt and pepper, including the cavity.
  • Sprinkle poultry seasoning evenly over turkey breast.
  • Place prepared stuffing inside the cavity.
  • Put turkey breast with the breast side down in a 6 qt slow cooker.
  • Place chicken broth in slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours, or until cooked through.

Expert Tips

 
  • Make Gravy with the Juices: Or try this Turkey Gravy without Drippings. Make your own in a saucepan with the turkey drippings with a roux with flour.
  • Butter: Add some richness with a little butter.
  • Alternate ingredient: Add some garlic, turnips or any other vegetables.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Make with salt substitute or gluten-free stuffing.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 117g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 287mg | Sodium: 2242mg | Potassium: 1381mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 4mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot, holiday, Stuffing, Thanksgiving, turkey

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