Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy is an easy way to prepare turkey breast that doesn’t require too much fuss!

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy is an easy way to prepare turkey breast that doesn't require too much fuss!Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

This is great for a small Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving meal when you don’t want to cook a whole turkey! Serve it with a few Thanksgiving side dish recipes like my go-to Cranberry Pear Sauce which can be made a few days ahead, Buttermilk Mashes Potatoes which my husband loves, and Mom’s Stuffing!

Healthy turkey dinner on a plate.

This recipe is modified from the Slow Cooker Revolution Cookbook. It’s a great base, I can see playing around with the ingredients in this recipe. If you prefer using your air fryer, try this Air Fryer Turkey Breast recipe.

The slow cooker I own is the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker. I love this crock pot because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old slow cooker, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great and inexpensive, I actually own three!

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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy is an easy way to prepare turkey breast that doesn't require too much fuss!
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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

167 Cals 25 Protein 8 Carbs 5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
Yield: 10 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Looking for an easy way to prepare turkey breast that doesn't require too much attention, this is it! Juicy turkey breast with a rich turkey gravy, all in your slow cooker.


  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped medium
  • 1 celery rib, chopped medium
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp fresh sage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 lb turkey breast, bone in, skin on (removed later), trimmed of fat
  • salt and pepper


  • Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and cook until onion is soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Stir in flour and cook until golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of broth and scrape up any browned bits and smooth out any lumps; transfer to slow cooker.
  •  Stir in remaining broth, water, wine, sage, and bay leaves into the slow cooker.
  • Season turkey with salt and pepper, place skin side up in the slow cooker, cover and cook 5 to 7 hours on low, or until the turkey reaches 165 degrees with an instant-read thermometer
  • Transfer turkey to a cutting board tent loosely with with foil and let it rest 20 minutes.
  • Let braising liquid settle for 5 minutes, then remove the fat from the surface using a large spoon or a gravy fat separator.
  • Strain braising liquid into saucepan, discard celery, bay leaves and simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Discard the skin and carve the turkey and serve with gravy.



Serving: 4oz breast, 1/4 cup gravy, Calories: 167kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 743mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.3g
Blue Smart Points: 1
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 4
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