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Slow Cooker Turkey with Cranberry Sauce Recipe
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Slow Cooker Turkey 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. Ideal for holiday potlucks, the sweet cranberry sauce complements the turkey nicely. —Marie Ramsden, Fairgrove, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless turkey breast halves (3 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 248 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 259 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 45 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch


  1. Place turkey breasts in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, 1/2 cup water and soup mix. Pour over turkey. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until meat is tender. Remove turkey and keep warm.
  2. Transfer cooking juices to a large saucepan. Combine the 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: 15 servings.
Originally published as Turkey with Cranberry Sauce in Taste of Home Freezer Pleasers 2009, p196

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"Yikes! This Cranberry Sauce was awful. The onion soup mix was terribly overpowering. Yikes, again!"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"We've made this recipe several times and it is excellent! The tukey comes out incredibly tender and the cranberry sauce is divine! We love to have this year round."

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