This fix and forget it recipe for slow cooker turkey with stuffing cooks up a holiday dinner low and slow. The perfect easy Thanksgiving supper.
Okay, here we have it – the easiest, most reliable turkey recipe I know!
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Why you will love this turkey recipe
This turkey recipe is designed to let you enjoy that turkey deliciousness without cooking the whole bird…but while my last simple turkey recipe kept to the traditional on-the-bone roasting method, this one is literally the easiest way I know to cook up a turkey.
And as you probably guessed, it involves my beloved slow cooker…and a boneless whole turkey breast.
And speaking of thankfulness, let’s talk slow cooking our turkey!
ingredients needed for this easy turkey dinner!
Here’s how you make slow cooker turkey!
(Scroll down for the handy complete printable recipe with nutrition info!)
Spray your trusty slow cooker with cooking spray. Put 12 ounces of your favorite dry stuffing mix along with some chopped onion and celery in the slow cooker and stir together.
Pour in a couple tablespoons of melted butter, 1 cup of chicken broth and 12 ounces of gravy (yes, you can use the store-bought kind!) over the stuffing mixture and stir again.
Make a little well in the stuffing mixture and nestle a two pound boneless turkey breast in it.
Pour a little more chicken broth over the turkey and sprinkle with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.
Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. I recommend a nap.
When 8 hours are up, take out the the turkey, let it rest for about 10 minutes and then cut into slices.
tender slow cooker turkey FAQ
They are usually in the frozen meats section of your grocery store, although around Thanksgiving you can also find them near the refrigerated chicken section. I like to buy two when I find them…one for now and one to keep in the freezer for when I get a craving for turkey when it is not Thanksgiving!
Prepared gravy is usually somewhere near the condiments section or near the soups. I like the kind in the jar (as opposed to the kind in the envelope) but you be you, gravy-wise!
You can! I wouldn’t make it more than a day ahead though, and then just set your slow cooker to warm until things are nice and heated up.
Pop your question in the comments section below and I will answer pronto!
Serve with stuffing on the side and warmed gravy drizzled on top. And whatever your favorite side dishes are.
Oh, and on the off chance that you have any turkey and side dish leftovers, give this Thanksgiving Leftovers Soup a whirl!
Is there anything better than a totally reliable turkey recipe? Well, maybe bacon, but anything else?
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This fix and forget it recipe for slow cooker turkey with stuffing cooks up a holiday dinner low and slow. The perfect minimalist Thanksgiving supper.
- 12 ounces dry stuffing
- 1 sweet onion, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups sliced celery
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 ½ cups chicken broth (see Note)
- 12 ounces turkey or chicken gravy (yes, you can use the kind in the jar!) plus extra for serving
- 1 two pound boneless turkey breast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray. Put the stuffing, onion and celery in the slow cooker and stir together. Pour butter, 1 cup chicken broth and the gravy over the stuffing mixture and stir again.
- Make a little well in the stuffing mixture and nestle the turkey breast in it. Pour the rest of the chicken broth over the turkey and sprinkle with salt, pepper and poultry seasoning.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Remove the turkey, let it rest for about 10 minutes and then cut into slices. Serve with stuffing on the side and warmed gravy drizzled on top.
This recipe makes a very soft and moist stuffing, which is how we love it in our house! If you want a firmer stuffing, cut the broth back by 1/2 cup.
Need to add something to your kitchen equipment to make this recipe? Below are some of the items we used in the Framed Cooks kitchen to help cook this up. These are affiliate links to things we use and love, which helps to pay for all that bacon I keep buying!