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Slow Cooker Turkey with Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Slow Cooker Turkey with Cranberry Sauce Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Slow Cooker Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

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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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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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