Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast With Stuffing

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plate with stuffing and turkey breast

Delicious Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Dinner

There is always a problem with the holidays of having enough room the oven to cook everything.  Crock pot turkey dinner can be made easily year around. I love making a slow cooker turkey breast dinner.  It’s less work and all the goodness of a turkey dinner.

I cooked the turkey in my 7 quart slow cooker.  The smaller slow cooker (round one) did not accommodate the stuffing too. We used a 6 pound turkey breast, not an entire turkey.

oval slow cooker with liner and dried turkey breast inside

How Long Does It Take to Cook Turkey in The Slow Cooker?

A 4 pound turkey breast will take 5-6 hours to cook.  You want  the temperature to reach 165F to be done.

pouring butter over stuffing in a bowl with seasoning

Does I Need To Add Any Liquid  Into The Slow Cooker?

You an added a cup of water at the bottom of the slow cooker (in the bag).  As the turkey cooks, it will release it’s own juice.  You can added chicken stock to keep the turkey moist.

Set temperature to low and cook about 6 hours.  Cook until the turkey temperature is 165F degrees, according to the Food Safety site (mine was 175F).

pouring stuffing into slow cooker around turkey breast

Can You Add Stuffing Into A Turkey?

We definitely enjoy stuffing with our turkey.  The safety guidelines are to cook the stuffing outside of the turkey to ensure it reaches 165F temperature.  The stuffing can be place outside the turkey cavity (and called dressing).  The stuffing will crisp up and get some of the flavored juices from the turkey.  Because of this, there may be little or no gravy if the stuffing soaks all the juices up while cooking.

pouring jar of chicken stock into slow cooker

Do I Need To Add Liquid To Slow Cooker When Cooking Turkey?

You will want to add liquid to the slow cooker to keep the turkey from drying out While we put liquid in the stuffing, we also added additional chicken stock to the stuffing to keep it from drying out. We also use a slow cooker liner, to contain the liquid and make for easy clean up.

closed slow cooker with top on with turkey and dressing inside

Serving Side Dishes With Turkey

You can make green bean casserole, baked beans, corn, glazed carrots, beets.  Whatever sides your family will enjoy, serve them to compliment your turkey.

slow cooker with stuffing around turkey breast
plate with stuffing and turkey breast
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Indulge in effortless holiday feasts with our Slow Cooker Turkey Breast recipe. Discover the secret to tender, juicy turkey perfection without the fuss. Elevate your culinary experience and savor the flavors of a stress-free Thanksgiving or any special occasion. Try our easy slow cooker turkey breast recipe today!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober

Ingredients

  • thawed turkey breast
  • prepared stuffing
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Follow the stuffing directions (mine required melted butter and 1 can of chicken stock/water. I also added 2 teaspoons of minced onion and a teaspoon of sage and rosemary).
  • Remove the bag of 'stuff' from the turkey breast (I threw it away).  
  • Add 1 cup of water in the bottom of the bag.
  • Place the turkey into the slow cooker and place the stuffing around the turkey breasts and cover. Put the rosemary on the outside of the turkey.
  • Set temperature to low and cook about 6 hours.  You will want to cook until the turkey temperature is 165 degrees, according to the Food Safety site (mine was 175).
  • Remove the turkey and serve with your favorite veggies.

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Indulge in effortless holiday feasts with our Slow Cooker Turkey Breast recipe. Discover the secret to tender, juicy turkey perfection without the fuss. Elevate your culinary experience and savor the flavors of a stress-free Thanksgiving or any special occasion. Try our easy slow cooker turkey breast recipe today!

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  2. Man, this sounds and looks great!

    And much, much easier than the old traditional way of doing it.

  3. This sounds like a great way to cook a turkey. Thank you for sharing.

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