3-Ingredient Crockpot Turkey

  • PrepTime: 5 Mins
  • CookTime: 7 Hrs
  • TotalTime: 7 Hrs 5 Mins


  1. 1 frozen turkey breast (now thawed, about 5 pounds for bone-in or 3 pounds for boneless)
  2. 1 (16-ounce) can cranberry sauce
  3. 1 envelope dry onion soup mix


  1. Gather the ingredients. ​
  2. For a bone-in turkey, put all of the ingredients into a 5 to 6-quart crockpot. ​
  3. Cover and cook for 2 hours on high. This helps the meat get through the danger zone of 40 F to 140 F more quickly. ​
  4. Then reduce the heat to low and continue cooking the turkey for 4 to 5 hours or until the turkey registers 165 F on an instant-read meat thermometer. (Note: if you have a boneless turkey breast, when you reduce the crockpot heat to low, start checking the turkey after 1 to 2 hours. It may only need that much time to reach 165 F.) ​
  5. Slice the turkey breast and serve it with the sauce that forms in the slow cooker. ​
  6. Enjoy!  ​


  1. Think about using different types of fruit sauces in this super easy three-ingredient crockpot turkey entrée recipe. You could use mango chutney instead of the cranberry sauce, or try a combination of crushed pineapple and pineapple jam.
  2. Use your own homemade dry onion soup mix for better flavor and much less sodium.