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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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.

Enjoy

 Ingredients

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

Directions

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

Canadian Bacon Turkey Melt Recipe

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Canadian Bacon Turkey Melt Recipe

I have been spending a lot of time with the grill lately and decided to do something a little different. This Canadian Bacon Turkey Melt Recipe is delicious and very simple to prepare with not much prep or cooking time. I prepared the recipe as is, and served it with restaurant style fries; the family loved it. The next time you’re in the mood for something a little different or just don’t want to take the time to fire up the grill, give this Canadian Bacon Turkey Melt Recipe a try.

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Canadian Bacon Turkey Melt Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 medium onions (sliced)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • 8 slices Monterey jack cheese
  • 8 slices Canadian bacon
  • 8 slices cooked turkey
  • dill pickle slices
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, sauté onions in 1 tablespoon of butter until tender; remove and set aside.
  2. Spread barbecue sauce on one side of four slices of bread.
  3. Layer each with one slice of cheese, 2 slices of Canadian bacon and turkey, pickles, onions, and top of with another slice of cheese.
  4. Cover with remaining slices of bread.
  5. In the same skillet over medium-low heat melt remaining butter as needed. I like to pre butter the cooking side of the bread slices with soft spread instead of melting the butter in the pan.
  6. Cook sandwiches on both sides until golden brown and cheese is melted.

Canadian Bacon Turkey Melt

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatball Recipe

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Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

 

I have been on a roll to cut down on the red meat this week. The Turkey Meatloaf recipe came out so good I decide to give this Spaghetti and Turkey Meatball Recipe a try. This is another simple recipe with not a lot of prep or cooking time. If you prepare the meatballs and get those in the oven, while they are cooking you can prepare the sauce and spaghetti, and the timing comes out pretty good. This is a mildly seasoned recipe and you can pretty much season it to taste. I was pleasantly surprised; the Turkey Meatballs had a nice texture and tasted great. So if you want to cut down on the red meat a little bit give this Spaghetti and Turkey Meatball Recipe a try; it’s a great way to change things up on the healthy side.

 

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Spaghetti and Turkey Meatball Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup very finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • ½ medium green pepper (chopped)
  • 1- 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1-16 oz. can chopped tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. uncooked spaghetti
  • Garnish with Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F .
  2. In a medium bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, onion, salt and pepper. Mix together until thoroughly combined.
  3. Form into 1-inch meatballs.
  4. Place meatballs a cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, turning them over halfway through baking; to an internal temperature of 165F.
  5. While the meatballs are baking, in a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and green pepper and cook for about 10 minutes, until softened. Pour in the crushed and diced tomatoes, oregano, basil, parsley, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, and then lower the heat to a simmer and cook, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the baked meatballs to the tomato sauce and continue to cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
  7. Serve over hot spaghetti topped with Parmesan cheese

 

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Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

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Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

 

In an attempt to get away from red meat a little bit I decided on this Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe. This is a simple recipe with not a lot of prep time. The recipe calls for Colby cheese, which I did use, but I think American cheese would work just as well. Be sure to allow enough cooking time; it did take a good hour before it was done. I served the Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf with a potato casserole dish, but  it would also go great with mashed potatoes or rice. If you would like to get away from the red meat a little bit give this Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe a try and enjoy.

 

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Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ pound Colby or American cheese (cut into ½-inch cubes)
  • ½ cup ketchup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, mix the turkey, milk, bread crumbs, and eggs by hand.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Fold the cheese cubes into the mixture. Transfer to a loaf pan, and top with ketchup.
  5. Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

 

Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf