Slow Cooker Turkey Breast With Dressing

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ large yellow onions, diced
  • 4 large celery ribs, diced – or more to taste
  • 1 (8 ounce) package dry bread stuffing mix with seasoning packet
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (7 pound) bone-in turkey breast with pop-up timer
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onions and celery in the hot butter until onions are translucent, about 8 minutes; remove from heat.

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  • Step 2

    Place a plastic slow cooker liner into a 6-quart slow cooker. Place dry bread stuffing into the liner bag and sprinkle contents of seasoning packet over the bread. Stir cooked onions and celery, cranberry sauce, 1/2 cup melted butter, chicken broth, and 1/2 teaspoon salt into the dressing mix, taking care not to pierce the bag.

  • Step 3

    Rinse turkey breast and pat dry with paper towels; season turkey breast with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Push the dressing mixture to the edge of the cooker and lay the turkey breast into the slow cooker with the pop-up timer facing upward.

  • Step 4

    Cook on High until the pop-up timer in the turkey breast pops, 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Transfer turkey breast to a cutting board and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Transfer dressing to a serving bowl and serve alongside turkey.

  • Cook's Notes:

    If you plan to make gravy, use 1 1/2 cups instead of 1/2 cup of broth to cook the turkey; when the turkey is done, remove it to a cutting board and dip 2 cups of pot liquor from the slow cooker and bring to a boil in a skillet. Mix another half-cup of pot liquor with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch; add to the skillet, stirring until it incorporates and thickens. Taste gravy for seasoning. Meanwhile, using a slotted spoon, place the dressing in an ovenproof pan and bake it uncovered for 15 or 20 minutes at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) to dry it out.

    If you are not ready to serve when it is done, turn the cooker to warm and leave the lid on.

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