Go Back
Crock Pot Cranberry Turkey Breast | Turkey Recipe | Thanksgiving Recipe | No need for a big turkey at Thanksgiving? Try this turkey recipe that gets cooked right in the crock pot with minimal ingredients. Flavorful, moist, and tender flaky turkey breast that is so easy and perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. No cleaning the bird! Let the slow cooker do all the work and it even makes it's own cranberry gravy. #thanksgivingrecipes #turkeyrecipes #turkey #dinner #recipeoftheday #holidayrecipe

Crock Pot Cranberry Turkey Breast

Crock Pot Turkey Breast only needs 4 ingredients and you won't believe how easy it is to make! Tender flaky, moist, fool-proof boneless turkey breast recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword boneless turkey recipe, crock pot turkey breast, turkey breast recipe, turkey recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 398kcal
Author Jessica


  • 1 (5-7 lbs) boneless turkey breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 packet onion soup seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup orange juice


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  • Unwrap turkey breast, making sure to leave the netting on the turkey, and place into a slow cooker. I use a 6-qt crock pot. 
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper over the turkey and rub it in. In a mixing bowl combine cranberry sauce, onion seasoning mix, and orange juice. Pour over the turkey.
  • Cook on LOW heat for 5-7 hours. Internal temperature needs to be at least 165 degrees. Mine cooked for 6 hours. 
  • Take turkey breast out of the crock pot and place onto the serving plate. Cover with tin foil to keep it hot. Skim the fat pieces from the crock pot. Pour the remaining liquid from the crockpot into a medium saucepan.
  • Mix together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Bring the sauce from the slow cooker to a boil. Once boiling add the cornstarch mixture and stir with a whisk until it's thickened. You may have to turn the heat down while doing this to prevent it from boiling too much and burning. It should only take between 1-2 minutes for it to thicken. 
  • Pour some of the gravy over the turkey breast and serve. I pour the extra sauce into a jar and set that out with the turkey so you can serve additional gravy with the turkey servings. 



Calorie information is for 5 ounces of turkey breast (size of your palm) with 1/4 cup gravy. 
Keep the netting on the turkey breast while it's cooking. Remove it only after the cook time. The netting helps the turkey keep it's shape during the cook time. 


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 1293mg | Potassium: 768mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg