My family and I LOVED this delicious crock pot cranberry orange turkey on Christmas Eve. I popped the 4 ingredients it requires (yes, only 4!) into the crock pot at breakfast time, and all day the house smelled SO good.
One of my kids declared, “We are going to have a turkey feast!” and asked if we could use the good dishes and sit in the dining room. I thought this sounded like a great idea, and they got to work setting the table with lots of pretty dishes and the place mats that my Grandma Betty made long ago. Making fun memories!
All day while we finished wrapping and baking and getting ready for Christmas, it was SO comforting to know that supper was taken care of. Later that day, we attended a wonderful Christmas Eve service at church and then came home home to enjoy this comforting, scrumptious meal.
While it might not be the prettiest of meals, I encourage you to make this! You’ll love the bright flavors of citrus and cranberry, the tender turkey meat and the simple creamy gravy. Another bonus: turkey breasts are usually on sale after the holidays, so right now, this is a reall inexpensive meal.
- 1 5-6 pound turkey breast, thawed
- 2 oranges
- 1 (14 oz) can whole cranberry sauce
- 1 (1 oz) package onion soup mix
- optional: 1 can of cream of chicken soup to make gravy
- Place turkey breast in crock pot.
- Half oranges and juice. Pour juice over turkey. They slice oranges and place on top of and around turkey.
- Pour cranberry sauce and onion soup mix over turkey.
- Cover crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until meat thermometer inserted into the center of the bird reads 180 degrees.
- Remove turkey breast to plate and let rest for five minutes before serving. Garnish place with orange slices if desired.
- To make gravy, turn crock pot to high setting and whisk in the can of cream of chicken soup. Heat until warm.
We served this with my grandma’s recipe for make-ahead mashed potatoes. A winning combination!