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Cranberry Turkey Breast with Gravy

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 (3 cups gravy)


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Weavo
    Jan 21, 2019

    Do NOT trust cooking times. After four hours I jacked the temp to high and after six hours are still waiting for the cutlets to be done. So disappointed.

  • ckbray
    Dec 24, 2017

    The turkey comes out VERY moist, much better than roasting in the oven. The gravy is amazing also and tastes so good on the turkey and mashed potatoes. Tip: I pull all the skin off to cut down on the fat in the gravy.

  • ivorykeys
    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! Cooked on low for 5 1/2 hours using a 6 pound turkey breast.

  • Paula802
    Oct 15, 2012

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