Make Thanksgiving dinner so easy with this Slow Cooker Turkey Breast recipe!
When Thanksgiving rolls around, everyone thinks about cooking a large whole turkey.
Well, that’s just not practical if you are a small family and you don’t want leftovers for weeks.
This easy slow cooker turkey breast recipe will take the daunting task of cooking a large turkey and turn the main course into an easy recipe.
It turns out moist and delicious every time!
People always leave rave reviews about how this is their favorite way to make Thanksgiving turkey.
If you do want to make a full turkey, be sure to take a look at how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.
This is also another Thanksgiving recipe that we love to make in our slow cooker to free up space in the oven for other recipes.
Thanksgiving is the holiday to let your slow cooker shine, maybe both if you have more than one (like me).
We also love this recipe for Sunday dinner – pair it with creamy garlic mashed potatoes and our homemade turkey gravy and it’s a delicious and easy meal! You can also pair it with some Easy Sweet Cornbread and finish it all off with Pumpkin Dump Cake.
How much turkey does each person need?
The first thing to think about is how much turkey do you ACTUALLY need to make.
If you are wondering how many people your turkey will feed – a good rule of thumb is that whatever your turkey weighs, that is approximately how many people it will feed.
If you know you have a lot of small children, then you may be able to stretch it a little farther than that.
If you want to have leftovers, plan on 1 ½ pounds of turkey per person. This article from the HuffPost is also is a great resource and gives you an idea of how much to cook per person.
Other recipes for Thanksgiving that pair with this slow cooker turkey breast?
A few great ideas on what to serve alongside your turkey would be Grandma’s Easy Thanksgiving Stuffing, Homemade Green Bean Casserole (without condensed soup), and our Honey Roasted Cinnamon Butternut Squash.
Ingredients needed to make the best Thanksgiving turkey:
- Turkey breast
- Diced onion
- Dry onion soup mix
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Dried parsley
- Seasoned salt
- Dried oregano
- Dried basil
Tips for making a turkey breast in the slow cooker:
- Be sure to have the meat thawed before cooking (otherwise the cooking process will take much longer)
- Save the drippings to make delicious turkey gravy
- Use a crockpot liner (like THIS one) to make getting the drippings out of the crockpot EASY!
- To make this recipe, you will want a 6-8 quart slow cooker. This slow cooker will work perfectly! It will not work in the smaller crockpots.
Be sure to check out all the other ways that we cook our Thanksgiving turkey, including in the Instant Pot and Air Fryer!