Makes about 8-10 servings
Ideal slow cooker size: 6-8 quart (large enough to fit your turkey)
6 to 6 1/2 lb turkey breast (mine had bones in it), thawed, rinsed and patted dry
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp crushed rosemary
1 tsp ground thyme
1 tsp ground sage
1 tsp onion powder
1. In a small bowl stir together the oil, garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, sage and onion powder.
2. Rub the seasonings mixture all over the turkey.
3. Place Reynolds slow cooker liner in a large slow cooker. Place turkey in the slow cooker liner.
4. Tie up the liner with a piece of string or yard.
5. Cover and cook on LOW for about 6-8 hours or until internal temperature is 165 degree F.
6. Remove string and carefully open bag (it will be hot and there will be lots of steam).
7. Remove turkey from bag and place on a cutting board. Tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve!
I am trying this recipe for the first time I was wondering after it cooks can you put in oven to brown the top and how long would you put it in for
Yes and I would put it under the broiler for 5 minutes.
I will ALWAYS use this recipe for Turkey from now on!!!! Perfect and melts in your mouth.
I did add some onion and celery at the bottom of the bag
THANK YOU…I’ve had some tough Turkey in my cooking days…never again!
Yay! Winning Cheri! That’s awesome.
Sounded easy and so yummy – trying this right now! My first time cooking the turkey for this special day. I use my crock pot several times each week, so I was excited to find this recipe.
But….my roasting bag has “ inflated” and is slightly lifting the lid on my crockpot. It’s already been cooking for 5 hours (on low). Help! Any suggestions? Take the lid off, untie the bag, let some air out and retie the bag? Then finish cooking on high? Just let it keep cooking as it is, but cook for 10 hours on low (instead of 8)? It’s a 7.5 lb turkey so I know it needs a longer cooking time.
*7.5 pound turkey breast
Yes I would take the lid off and untie the bag that’s what I would do! You’ve got this!
Thanks! Ended up leaving it as it was while we went on a family hike. I was too afraid of losing all the heat/cooking that had already taken place, and too afraid to try and guess how much more time it would still need to cook. 😕
After 8 hours of cooking on low I turned it on high for one more hour – while we prepared our side dishes. It was perfect! Family loved it! Very moist and tasty! Next time I’ll be sure to squeeze all the air out of the bag before I tie it….or buy a slightly smaller turkey breast!😊 It fed our family of 6 (including 4 teenagers with healthy appetites) and we still have enough leftovers for dinner tomorrow. Yay! Thanks for the recipe! Happy Thanksgiving!
Oh I’m so glad to hear it worked out! And fun that you went on a thanksgiving hike!
Made this again this year with great success! Bought a 5.5 pound turkey breast and made sure I squeezed as much air out of the bag before tying it. It was perfect! Love, love, love the simplicity and deliciousness of this recipe!
So glad to hear it!!
How do you know if the internal temp has reached 165 degrees? Can you place a meat thermometer into the turkey, inside the bag, while cooking?
Sorry, not sure how that would work?
Yes you could poke it through
I’m gonna try your roast bag crockpot recipe,with my turkey breast roast,for Thanksgiving.:) Just wondering why no water is needed,in crockpot “under/below” the bag,(as another crockpot roasting bag recipe advised/instructed(??)Thanks very much,Karen.:) SC
You can put water in the crockpot if you want but I didn’t in this case. People think that you have to have liquid in the crockpot but you actually don’t 🙂
I am trying this today!!! So excited to see how it turns out!!!
Hope you liked it!
Can I cook this on high for 3-4 hours instead on low for 6-8 hours?
Wonderful recipe! Turkey turned out moist and juicy! I used a crockpot liner and no mess involved. Thanks for a great recipe! The turkey is now in the refrig, all sliced up, covered with the juices, ready for Thanksgiving dinner. I can’t wait!!
Did you enjoy it?
Hi I am interested in trying. Do you have to use the liners? Or can I use the bag for baking it in the Crock-Pot??? It’s the turkey bags you buy at the store?
Hi, you can use the turkey bags or the slow cooker liners. They are made out of the same material.
Margo Walters says
I found a nice recipe of yours called “Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast ” using a 3 lb. Turkey Breast with apple and spices in it and I didn’t get the full recipe printed, now I can’t find it again. Can you help please.
Hi there, I don’t think I have a turkey breast recipe with apples in it! Is this this one: https://butterwithasideofbread.com/easy-slow-cooker-turkey-breast/
Oopsey….3 lb turkey breast that is…
um, probably it’s best in the crockpot to let it thaw in the fridge. the crockpot takes a while to warm up food whereas the oven would get it to a proper temperature much quicker. good luck!
I bought a 3 lb turkey that’s frozen that says straight from the freezer to the oven. Will that work in an oven and a crock pot? It just seems like I should thaw in the fridge the day before.
“5. Cover and cook on LOW for about 6-8 hours or until internal temperature is 165 degree F.”
I guess one opens the liner to measure the internal temperature?
Mary Patricia Griffin says
Can I put red potatoes and carrots in the bottom of the bag? Will this take up too much room? Will the vegetables be delicious?
Good questions, Mary. You could definitely try putting them in the bag. I wonder if they would take up too much room though? The bags are pretty large but so is a turkey. The vegetables might be too done (mushy) by the time the turkey is done. I just can’t totally be sure since I haven’t tried it myself. Let me know if you do and how it turns out!
Do you add water to the turkey while cooking so you can make dressing too?
do you mean gravy?
I have made turkey breast 2X this way and how I love it. Our local store had a BOGO turkey breast and did I ever jump on that! Having turkey this week! It was like getting it for $1/lb!! Getting 2 more before the sale ends. How I love me some turkey!! 😍
That is an awesome deal on turkey!!! Hooray!
Hooray is right! Fixing another! My cousin and I are going to chow down tomorrow when we get together. Love fixing my turkey boobies this way!!
Oops! I guess I should have read your directions more thoroughly. Yes, I do cover the crock pot! Thanks for the tip to seal the liner for a moist turkey breast. Look forward to trying this!
Did put the lid on the slow cooker, or just cook it in the sealed crock pot liner?
I have a small 3 lb turkey breast can I cook it the same way
Have made it and am making it again. Winner, winner, turkey dinner!!
so nice to hear this! Thanks Donna!
Perfect time for me to see this on pinterest. . . just bought a turkey breast last night on sale for 99 cents a pound. I was going to try it in the crock pot, but wouldn't have used a liner. Now I know I won't ruin it!
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bitsybet, you're going to love it, I promise!!
So thankful I happened upon your recipe. I was going to do a turkey breast in the Crock Pot for Thanksgiving, but without the liner. Now I know better.
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Sara Beth, I just made gravy out of the drippings that were left in the slow cooker liner.
Sara Beth says
What is the gravy-looking stuff on top of the turkey? Is it sauce left over from turkey or did you make some gravy? If so, what kind? Thanks
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Erin, it won't be as tender, but it will still work. Give it a try!
It sounds great. What happens if I don't use the liner?
I made this for dinner tonight. It was excellent!! I'm not afraid to make turkey anymore 🙂