3 – INGREDIENT CROCK POT TURKEY BREAST
I think we all know this Thanksgiving is going to be a little different. This recipe is perfect any time of year, but is especially good for a Thanksgiving dinner for just a few people. There’s no point in cooking a huge turkey for only two or three people unless you like having pounds of leftover meat .
Serve this wonderful recipe with hot mashed potatoes, some green vegetable or any of your favorite holiday side dishes. Don’t forget the homemade pie for dessert!
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- 1 turkey breast 5 pounds for bone-in or 3 pounds for boneless
- 1 (16-ounce) can cranberry sauce
- 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
For a bone-in turkey, put all of the ingredients into a 5 to 6-quart crockpot.
Cover and cook for 2 hours on high. This helps the meat get through the danger zone of 40 F to 140 F more quickly.
Then reduce the heat to low and continue cooking the turkey for 4 to 5 hours or until the turkey registers 165 F on an instant-read meat thermometer.
Slice the turkey breast and serve it with the sauce that forms in the slow cooker.
** if you have a boneless turkey breast, when you reduce the crockpot heat to low, start checking the turkey after 1 to 2 hours. It may only need that much time to reach 165 F.
**Use different types of fruit sauces recipe. You could use mango chutney instead of the cranberry sauce, or try a combination of crushed pineapple and pineapple jam.