Slow-Cooked Turkey Breasts with Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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"This is a very tasty and easy way to cook a turkey breast in the slow cooker," says Marie Ramsden, Fairgrove, Michigan. The sweet cranberry sauce complements the turkey nicely. Then use the extra meat in the two recipes here.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless turkey breast halves (2 pounds each)
  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Place turkey breasts in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a bowl, mix cranberry sauce, 1/2 cup water and soup mix. Pour half over turkey. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-6 hours. Remove turkey. Transfer cooking juices and remaining cranberry mixture to a large saucepan.
  2. When meat is cool enough to handle, shred with two forks. Return to slow cooker; keep warm. Meanwhile, bring cooking juices and cranberry mixture to a boil. Mix cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; gradually stir into cranberry mixture. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with turkey. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Turkey with Cranberry Sauce in Quick Cooking November/December 2001, p42

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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littlebitsolove User ID: 4103773 33893
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"My husband is a dark meat man. He says the breast is too dry...not any more! This is such a great way to play Thaksgiving on a busy Tuesday night! My kids love it, and the sauce is good on stuffing or mashed potatoes! Plus the conveneince of the crock pot means I can make a pie too! Yum Yummy!"

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