Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

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I had a turkey in the freezer I wanted to use up so I decided to give this Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy recipe a try. This recipe has a little bit of work to it but once the prep is done it is pretty much a set it and forget it for most of the afternoon. The breast comes out juicy and tender and the gravy is delicious over mashed potatoes.
I listed the rosemary as optional, because that spice is very dominant in the recipe.

Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 6- to 7-pound bone-in turkey breast
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 carrot (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 celery rib (chopped)
  • 6 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon minced dried thyme
  • 1 sprig rosemary (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Remove skin from turkey breast and cut into 4 equal size pieces. In a large skillet over medium high heat cook the skin until nicely browned on both sides; place the skin on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. In the same skillet using the butter cook the onion, carrot, garlic, and celery until lightly browned. Whisk in the flour stirring constantly until flour starts to brown, gradually stir in the chicken broth, and wine; continue cooking until mixture starts to boil and then pour the sauce into the slow cooker. Add the thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves into the slow cooker.
  3. Pat turkey breast dry and season generously with salt and pepper. Place turkey in slow cooker meat side up, cover, and cook 5 – 6 hours on low to an internal temperature of 160F. Remove turkey from the slow cooker onto a platter, tent with aluminum foil and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. While turkey is resting pour the juices though a fine mesh strainer into a bowl. Salt and pepper the gravy to taste and serve gravy over turkey slices.

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Adapted from Cooks Country

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe

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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe

The next time you need to save some time give this Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Recipe a try. I was a little skeptical because it was so heavily spiced, but it turned out to be a delicious combination of flavors. Like most slow cooker recipes the meat was so tender it melts in your mouth. I served this Slow Cooker Turkey Breast dish over mashed potatoes, and used the juice in the slow cooker to make a gray.



1 5-6 pound turkey breast

1 package dried onion soup mix

1/3 cup water

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley

1 1/2 teaspoons season salt

1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano


1. In a bowl mix together the onion soup mix and water. Place the turkey breast in the slow cooker. Pour the mixture over the turkey, using your hands well pouring, work the soup mixture under the skin wherever you can.

onion soup mix dry spice mix

2. In another bowl whisk all the dry spices together and sprinkle over the top of the turkey.

spiced turkey breast

3. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or until turkey is done. (165F)

turkey in slow cooker

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast