Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Roasted Cranberry Turkey Breast

It's July and the temps have been in the triple digits for god knows how long.  Well that's not true we are apparently on our 17th day of triple digit heat.  I promise I won't complain too much ;)  Instead I will make a dish intended for chilling air, changing leaves, and football.  HA!  Take that ridiculously warm weather!

OK...I really just wanted a good turkey dinner with mashed potatoes.  So why not fire this baby up in the crock pot.  It's something I have always wanted to do, but never tried.  I gathered all of my lovely ingredients (this is not a clean eating recipe just letting you know that off the bat) and prepared to make my holiday feast.

This is so incredibly easy that it shocks me I never tried to make it.  I mean you literally put the turkey in the crock pot, dump a couple of ingredients, cover, and cook a meal.  We should be having turkey every week!  Well maybe not that often, but definitely more than 1-2 times per year.  Anyway enough with my rambling lets check this recipe out!

Now look at that moist, juicy goodness...A-MAZING!

Roasted Cranberry Turkey Breast
1 - 5 to 6 lb Turkey Breast
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
1 can Cranberry Sauce (whole or jellied your choice)
1 packet Onion Soup Mix

  1. Mix together orange juice, cranberry sauce, and onion soup mix in a small bowl
  2. Place turkey breast in a crock pot
  3. Pour sauce over turkey breast and cook on low for 8-10 hours (realistically mine was done in 6 hours so check with a meat thermometer and go from there to be sure)
You could definitely make a good gravy from all that yummy deliciousness!  

See easy as 1-2-3!  I think this one is a definite keeper!  Super simple, easy, and delicious!  Serve with some mashed potatoes and carrots or stuffing to really make it feel like the holidays.  What you waiting for?!?  Go out and get your turkey today and make a meal with no effort!  


  1. I wonder how this would be with pork or a whole chicken. Is sounds like anything would be good with this recipe!!!! Thanks for sharing.

    1. I bet it would go great with any of those choices! If you try it let me know :)

  2. Hi Erika! I couldn't find an email address for you - I am writing an article for on unconventional Thanksgiving dishes and came across this awesome recipe. I would love to include it! Could I have your permission to include a link and accompanying photograph (with credit and link back of course) from the post as well? Let me know.


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