There’s no easier Thanksgiving recipe than this turkey in crock pot. Slow-cooked in a flavorful seasoning, everyone will enjoy this perfectly juicy turkey breast.
This crockpot turkey breast recipe might be the one thing you need to ensure a flawless Thanksgiving!
Did you know that you can make an entire turkey breast in your crockpot? Well, now you do! With this slow cooker recipe, all you have to do is simply add the ingredients to a slow cooker and let it works its magic. At the end of the day, you’ll have the most flavorful and tender turkey breast to enjoy for Thanksgiving dinner. Trust me, it’s juicy to the very last bite and plenty enough for a big family meal.
Serve your slow cooker turkey breast with our homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potato, and roast vegetables for a fantastic Thanksgiving meal. I bet once your family tries this recipe, you’ll be making turkey in the crockpot throughout the year!
- Turkey breast (4-6 pounds or whatever can fit in your crock pot)
- Italian seasoning
- Kosher salt
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How to Make Turkey in Crock Pot
Place thawed turkey in crock pot. The turkey pictured here is approximately 4-5 pounds of turkey breast.
Pour butter over.
Add kosher salt.
Add Italian seasoning.
Sage goes next, then spread all seasoning over the turkey breast as above.
Cook turkey breast covered and on low for 7 to 8 hours and it should look like the above picture.
But don’t forget our turkey gravy!
Your family will love you for this beautiful meal. Check out my suggestions for what to serve with this below. Enjoy!!
- Turkey leftovers will last in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 2 days. If you’re wondering what to make with leftover turkey breast, keep scrolling!
- You can also freeze cooled leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and either eat cold or warm in the microwave.
- Make sure you buy a turkey breast that will fit in your slow cooker. The largest I’ve been able to fit in my slow cooker is a 7-pound.
- Most turkey breasts are sold frozen. The best and easiest way to thaw frozen turkey breast is to purchase a few days before you plan on cooking and keep it in the fridge.
- The Italian seasoning includes a tasty blend of marjoram, oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, and sage. However, you can make your own turkey rub if you like, as long as it equals approximately a tablespoon in total. You might like to add garlic powder, onion powder, , or paprika.
- Another option is a lemon and garlic-flavored turkey breast. Combine 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley, 8 minced garlic cloves, 4 teaspoons grated lemon zest, and 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning.
- If you want crispy skin, I recommend broiling your turkey breast for a few minutes once it’s done cooking and you’ll get crispy golden brown skin.
What do you serve with crock pot turkey breast?
You can serve your slow cooker turkey breast with an assortment of sides. I recommend loaded sweet potatoes or my sweet potato casserole, oven-roasted butter and herb corn, fresh green beans, and Preston rolls.
What do you do with turkey breast leftovers?
If you have leftovers from your , I highly recommend transforming them into sandwiches. Add leftover cranberry sauce and brie for the ultimate holiday-inspired grilled cheese.
Here are more terrific turkey recipes:
- 5-7 pounds bone-in turkey breast fully thawed
- 1 stick melted butter or 1/2 cup
- 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- kosher salt to taste (1-2 teaspoons)
- Place thawed turkey in a 6-quart slow cooker. Pour butter over. Sprinkle with kosher salt to taste and then sprinkle other seasonings over. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.5-7 pounds bone-in turkey breast, 1 stick melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, kosher salt
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