Easy Crock Pot Turkey Breast

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3 Ingredient Crock Pot Turkey Breast

Thanksgiving is almost here!  One thing I’m thankful for is this crock pot turkey breast recipe that my friend Kristin shared with me a couple of years ago.  This is literally the easiest way to cook a turkey breast but it tastes like you spent all day on it!

I’m not Julia Child.  My kind of cooking consists of throwing a few ingredients into the crock pot, turning it on, and then enjoying the food that night for dinner.  Over the years my crock pot has become my best friend in the kitchen.  So naturally, this recipe fits in nicely with my kind of cooking!

Crock Pot Turkey Breast so simple and the results are wonderful–moist, flavorful turkey with a delicious sauce that pairs well with mashed potatoes.

By the way, *this is the crock pot I use and I absolutely love it!  It cooks meals automatically with a built-in meat thermometer, it’s big enough for roasts, and has a spill-proof lid that clamps shut.  It makes cooking so simple and it’s worth every penny!

Easy Crock Pot Turkey Breast

{A printable version of this recipe is available at the end of the post}

Ingredients:

1 turkey breast (bone in) about 6 pounds (or bigger if you have a big crock pot)
1 packet dry onion soup mix
3 TBSP butter
(no water is needed—you’ll be amazed at how much juice comes out as the turkey cooks)

Directions:

Coat the inside of crock pot with non-stick spray

Place turkey in crock pot breast up.  Since the meaty part of the turkey is so heavy it will sort of tip over to one side.  That’s okay!  It will probably end up looking like this:

Coat turkey breast all over with dry onion soup mix.

Cut butter into 3 sections and place on top of turkey.

Cook on low for about 6-7 hours (or when internal temperature reaches 175 degrees) and then enjoy!

Don’t forget the mashed potatoes!  My 15 Minute Prep Mashed Potatoes are the perfect companion to this turkey breast and they only take 15 minutes to prep!

Who has time to make homemade mashed potatoes--you do! A couple smart time-saving tricks will get dinner on the table in a flash!

 

Easy Crock Pot Turkey Breast
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 turkey breast (bone in) about 6 pounds (or bigger if you have a big crock pot)
  2. 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  3. 3 TBSP butter
  4. (no water is needed—you'll be amazed at how much juice comes out as the turkey cooks)
Instructions
  1. Coat the inside of crock pot with non-stick spray
  2. Place turkey in crock pot breast up. Since the meaty part of the turkey is so heavy it will sort of tip over to one side. That's okay!
  3. Coat turkey breast all over with dry onion soup mix.
  4. Cut butter into 3 sections and place on top of turkey.
  5. Cook on low in the crock pot for about 6-7 hours or until meat reaches 175 degrees.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Don't forget to pair this with my 15 Minute Prep Mashed Potatoes for the perfect turkey dinner!
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    • I’ve always defrosted the turkey breast in the fridge a couple days in advance before cooking it. I’ve gotten this question a lot so I need to try this with a turkey breast right out of the freezer next time. If you do happen to try it, let me know how it works out. Otherwise if you really want to ensure good results, I’d recommend thawing the turkey breast first.

    • I cook the breast with the skin on it and the skin does have a dark tan color but the meat underneath will look more pale, like cooked chicken. If you’re wondering if the turkey is fully cooked I would recommend using a meat thermometer to ensure it’s cooked thoroughly, just to be on the safe side. I hope that helps!

    • In my own opinion, I would use one and a half packets of the onion soup mix with a 10 lb turkey breast. Then after it’s fully cooked, taste the juices and if you’d like the flavor to be stronger, you can add more in. If you use too much seasoning at the beginning, it’s hard to remove it. I hope that helps Lynn!

  1. I can’t wait until turkey season rolls around, so I can put a couple of breasts in my freezer!
    I had to laugh, all the way through this post, I kept reading “breast side up”. Hmmmmm….
    Did you mean to say “skin side up”? LOL
    I’ve never tried it with onion soup mix on it. That’s just beef bouillion and onions. Sounds yummy!!!

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