Perfect Turkey Crock Pot Recipe for Thanksgiving with Family

Crock Pot Turkey recipe

Ok so I know I live in Wales and we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here, but today I have a guest blog post from the lovely Nicole of No Meal No Health who hails from the other side of the pond, and I know I have a fair few stateside readers too, so this post will be perfect for you (and for all my UK readers who just love a good slow cooker recipe!). So over to Nicole…nicole of no meal no health

Get ready to set up your Crock Pot for Thanksgiving Day cause you’re making a feast. We made sure to find a champion among Thanksgiving Crock Pot Recipes for all of you holiday chefs looking for something special to put in front of your family. Moist and tender, succulent Turkey Breast, slow cooked to perfection will take your taste buds on an unforgettable gastronomic adventure and make the holiday dinner extra delicious.

This mouth-watering Thanksgiving meal is not only easy to prepare, it’s more tender than roast turkey and way more packed with flavour than anyone will expect.

Quick and Convenient Meal for a Small Holiday Party

Slow cooked Turkey breast is a holiday treasure among Crock Pot Recipes. It’s an excellent alternative to roasting the whole bird that will take you only 5 minutes to put together before letting your crock pot do it’s magic. This culinary delight takes around 5-7 hours until it’s done and can serve up to 10 people.

Thanks to this amazing Thanksgiving Crock Pot Recipe, you’ll have a whole new holiday tradition without the fuss. Instead of babysitting a whole turkey for hours in front of the oven in order to make it perfect, you can spend that time with your loved ones while your crock pot is making the turkey breast for you. Your guest’s appetites will soon start to stir by the teasing smells coming from the kitchen. 

Ingredients for Your Thanksgiving Crock Pot Turkey Breast

  • 1 turkey breast on the bone (6 pounds).
  • 3 garlic cloves.
  • 1 medium sized onion.
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 1/2 lemon.
  • 1 teaspoon of salt.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground pepper.
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika.
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs.
  • 4 strings of fresh thyme.


Simplicity is the reason why this slow cooked Turkey breast is such a treasure among Crock Pot Recipes. It’s one of the simplest meals you’ll make in the holiday season. But it’s safe to say – one of the tastiest as well.

Let’s get cooking!

Cut your garlic cloves in half. Cut the onion in four pieces. Put the garlic and the onion on the bottom of the slow cooker.

Take your beautiful 6-pound turkey breast and place it in the crock pot on top of the garlic and onion. That way the breast won’t be fully emerged in cooking juices.

Mix together salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and sweet paprika in a small bowl. Sprinkle the turkey breast with the mixture over the top. 
Spoon the olive oil evenly over the turkey breast. Squeeze the juice from half a lemon on the top as well.

Finally, add the herbs to your crock pot. Cover and cook on low heat for 5 – 7 hours. 

A Few Tips

  • This turkey breast recipe allows a lot of space for improvisation as well. You can’t do without the turkey breast and a crock pot, but spices quantity and the variety of herbs can be modified to your liking.
  • Once your crock pot turkey breast is done, you can additionally crisp the skin by popping it under the grill for a few minutes, or leaving it in your crock pot on ”warm” setting for an hour before serving.
  • You can serve the turkey breast with potatoes and vegetables or just as it is with bread. The abundance of flavourful turkey juices makes an excellent gravy if you bring them to the boil and add a bit of milk and corn starch. 

A Feast in Your Crock Pot for Thanksgiving Day

Turkey breast, slow cooked to perfection, infused with rich flavor is a perfect reminder on the art of good eating. Thanks to the crock pot, you’ll have the time to spend the holiday with your loved ones and put a perfect gastronomic treat on the table.

When your dinner guests applaud the chef for the juiciest, most aroma packed holiday meal they ever had, you’ll be thankful for this amazing Thanksgiving Crock Pot Recipe.

Best of all, with this slow cooked turkey breast recipe, you can have your favorite Thanksgiving special any day of the week.

Thank you so much Nicole for your recipe it sounds delicious!

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