Crockpot Turkey Breasts and Stuffing Recipe

Crockpot Turkey Breasts and Stuffing is the perfect, fuss-free way to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal year round. You’ll love this easy, juicy turkey breast recipe!

Thanksgiving is all about family and feasting. 

But sometimes, you just want to have some turkey without the hours and hours of prep and cooking that a traditional turkey in the oven may take.

Or maybe you have a smaller crowd, limited oven space, or just don’t love as much turkey as other families.

I’m here to tell you a secret.

This Crockpot Turkey Breast recipe is one of our favorites. I buy the turkey breast in the freezer section and we make this YEAR ROUND.

The best part is that the stuffing cookies right on top, so it’s literally ONE dirty dish.

This leaves you plenty of oven space for all your other favorite sides, like sweet potato casserole and mac and cheese!

How to Cook a Turkey Breast in a Crock Pot

How to make crockpot turkey breast and stuffing in step by step photos.

STEP 1: Lay THAWED turkey breasts in bottom of slow cooker. Pour chicken broth over turkey breasts.

STEP 2: Place cubed bread in a large bowl. We love using day old french bread for our homemade stuffing recipe!

STEP 3: Add apple, celery, onion, salt, poultry seasoning, sage, and black pepper to the bowl with bread cubes. Mix thoroughly.

STEP 4: Lightly press stuffing on top of the turkey breasts and broth in the slow cooker. 

STEP 5: Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours.

STEP 6: Remove stuffing and place on serving platter. Slice turkey breast and arrange over the dressing. ENJOY.

Tips for Juicy Crock Pot Turkey Breast

  • Use a large oval slow cooker, as a round one won’t be big enough! 
  • Be sure you start with DEFROSTED turkey breast. Depending on the size of the breast, you may need to defrost in refrigerator for several days. Be prepared.
  • If you want to make a gravy, double the chicken broth in the recipe. When you remove the turkey and stuffing, thicken up the slurry of cornstarch and water. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • You’ll know the turkey breast is done cooking when it has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • If you haven’t tried it, you can also make Turkey breast with gravy in the Instant Pot.

How much Turkey breast do I need per person?

It really depends on how many other side dishes you are serving.

I usually plan on 1 lb of turkey breast per person, this leaves plenty for leftovers. 

The nice thing about cooking turkey breast in the crockpot is you can add more turkey if needed. As long as you keep the crock pot closed while cooking, it can be very forgiving and not yield a dry, over cooked turkey. 

What to serve with Crock Pot Turkey Breast

Aside from the dressing already in the slow cooker, we love having these Baked Mashed Potatoes. Don’t forget the Green Bean Casserole!

A frozen Cranberry Salad is our go-to “jell-o” dish, and of course this Ritz cracker mac and cheese is a must!

For Thanksgiving, don’t forget the Pumpkin Dump cake, this easy Pumpkin Cheesecake, and of course, these adorable Turkey Rice Krispie Treats!

Use up leftover turkey in these delicious Turkey Sliders or Turkey Noodle Soup!

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Yield: 4 servings

Crockpot Turkey Breast and Stuffing

Crockpot Turkey Breast and Stuffing
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes

Crockpot Turkey Breast and Stuffing is the perfect, fuss-free way to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal year round. You'll love this easy, juicy turkey breast recipe!

Ingredients

  • 3 lb boneless turkey breasts
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 loaf bread, cubed (with crusts)
  • 1 apple, diced (peel left on)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. In bottom of crockpot lay turkey breasts (may overlap some). Pour chicken broth over turkey breasts.
  2. In large bowl mix cubed bread with apple, celery, onion, salt, poultry seasoning, sage and pepper.
  3. Pour stuffing over turkey and broth. Pat tightly. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1044 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 273mg Sodium: 1923mg Carbohydrates: 103g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 17g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 120g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Recipe originally published November 4, 2011. Photos updated 2019.

Crockpot Turkey Breast and Stuffing is the perfect, fuss-free way to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal year round. You’ll love this easy, juicy turkey breast recipe!

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29 comments on “Crockpot Turkey Breasts and Stuffing Recipe”

  1. I was always one to wait until after thanksgiving to start thinking about Christmas, but this year for some reason, I am ready now too! Bring on the Christmas cheer!

  2. This is making me super excited for Thanksgiving!!

  3. What a great recipe for this time of year, looks so delicious! Love your blog and so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

  4. What a great recipe! This would actually be really great for my Husband and I on Thanksgiving, since it will be just the two of us!

  5. This looks like a great recipe, I will have to try it out…W/O Christmas music… at least until November 25th… LOL

    Carlee
    http://www.ladybirdln.com

  6. Yum. I can smell the sage in the dressing! I cannot wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Genius idea of a holiday meal in the crock pot. It seems like the holiday season has started a little (a LOT) earlier this year. At first it freaked me out, but I’m finding myself getting sucked into it. It’s good to know I’m not the only one listening to Christmas music in early November.

  8. This would really take the stress out of holiday cooking. What a great recipe to use this Thanksgiving. So happy you shared this at Hunk of Meat Monday.

  9. I love it!! What a great, easy idea! I’ll have to pick up some turkey next time I go shopping. I love the holidays! We’ve had our tree up for a week now! I am all about getting into the holiday spirit early! 🙂

  10. Sounds perfect for our church Thanksgiving potluck! Visiting from Tasty Tuesday.

  11. Looks SO tempting! I love the slow cooker idea!

  12. Another winner! I’m now your newest follower.

  13. Anonymous

    Love it! Do you put the turkey in thawed or frozen?

  14. Joy

    Hi!

    Love your recipe! If I wanted to leave out the stuffing (my boys are not stuffing fans, GASP!) How would I need to adjust everything? Thank you <3

  15. I made this tonight and it was a hit! Thank you so much for this recipe. I made a couple of modifications–I doubled the chicken broth and used a chopped carrot and three cloves of garlic in the stuffing mixture. I didn’t have poultry seasoning so I used Bragg’s Organic Sprinkle and it was perfect! I have a Hamilton Beach programmable slow cooker. It cooks hot, so six hours on low was perfect.

  16. Kelly Shaneyfelt

    Is it ok to use turkey broth instead of chicken broth?

  17. Caroll Duncan

    My family prefers cornbread stuff, how much cornbread would you use?

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  20. Demeter

    This is great! Love that the slow Cooker does all the work and it frees up oven space too.

  21. Toni

    I love this idea an easy Thanksgiving solution! Do delicious.

  22. Natasha

    Such a fun looking recipe for Thanksgiivng! Love the ingredients and uniqueness of this recipe.

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