Cranberry Turkey Breast with Gravy Recipe
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Cranberry Turkey Breast with Gravy Recipe

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This is wonderful served for a main holiday meal, because it's so convenient. The turkey turns out tender and moist. You can use extra slow cookers to prepare side dishes such as homemade stuffing.—Shirley Welch, Tulsa, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (5 to 6 pounds)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked turkey with 1/4 cup gravy : 318 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. Place turkey in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, orange juice, onion soup mix, salt and pepper; pour over turkey. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until tender.
  2. Remove turkey to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with turkey. Yield: 12 servings (3 cups gravy).
Originally published as Cranberry Turkey Breast with Gravy in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2010, p54

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ivorykeys User ID: 7909575 192844
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"This is an amazing recipe as is! Lots of flavor and very tender turkey. I strain the broth to thicken for gravy. One of our family favorites!"

Paula802 User ID: 1739951 148373
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"This is delicious . easy to make and a keeper.Will certainly make again."

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