Mama H's Fooled You Fancy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast


This starts with the simplest of recipes and adds a couple of items to make it fancy without making it harder. It was just my husband and me for Thanksgiving, and I wanted it to be special without making a fuss, so I started with turkey breast, onion soup, and cranberry sauce. I make my own onion soup to cut down on sodium, and I added a few things to make it special. See what you think! I recommend using a slow cooker bag to speed up cooking!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • ½ bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley, divided

  • ½ bunch dill, divided

  • 1 clementine, peeled and segmented, divided

  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 pound) turkey breast

  • 2 ⅔ tablespoons dried onion flakes

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon celery seed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole berry cranberry sauce


  1. Place at least 1/2 the fresh parsley and 1/2 the dill into the bottom and slightly up the sides of a slow cooker. Scatter about 1/2 the clementine sections on top. Add turkey breast.

  2. Combine onion flakes, dried parsley, turmeric, onion powder, salt, sugar, celery seed, and black pepper together in a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle generously over the turkey breast in the slow cooker.

  3. Spoon dollops of cranberry sauce all over the turkey and in the corners of the slow cooker pot. Add remaining fresh parsley and dill. Finish with the remaining clementine sections. Cook on Low until turkey is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 5 hours, checking after 4 1/2 hours to make sure it doesn't overcook.

Cook's Notes:

You can use an orange in place of the clementine, if desired.

Herbs, salt, and sugar can be replaced with onion soup mix, but will be much saltier.

Cooking time will depend on the size of your bird and the manufacturer of your slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
6g Fat
32g Carbs
56g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 56g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 643mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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