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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
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Place turkey breast in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, 1/2 cup water and soup mix. Pour half over turkey. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove turkey and keep warm.
  2. Transfer both cranberry mixtures to a large saucepan. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth. Bring cranberry mixture to a boil; gradually stir in cornstarch mixture until smooth. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice turkey; serve with cranberry sauce. 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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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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