Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Slow Cooker Turkey and Dressing .

From the Prairie Flower Extension Club...mighty good eats.
Sometimes the family table at Thanksgiving is too small to justify a big ol' gobbler. This recipe makes a smaller amount...still enough for leftovers, but not so much that you are eating them every day for a week!

1 8 oz package of herb seasoned stuffing mix
1 onion, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 cup dried cranberries
3/4 to 1 cup chicken broth
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 3lb. frozen boneless turkey breast, thawed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 (0.88 oz) package turkey gravy mix* (prepared according to package instructions)

Coat the inside of a 4-qt slow cooker with cooking spray. Add stuffing mix, onion, celery and cranberries. Combine broth and melted butter. Pour over stuffing and stir gently. Remove string from turkey breast. Rinse. Place turkey in slow cooker on top of stuffing. Combine salt, pepper and thyme and sprinkle over turkey. Cover and cook on high for one hour. Reduce heat and cook until meat thermometer inserted in turkey reaches 165°F. Remove turkey. Wrap in foil and let set for 20 minutes. Slice. Stir dressing, cover and let stand 3-4 minutes. Prepare gravy according to package directions. Serve on the side.
*Some turkey breasts come with a gravy packet which may be prepared according to its directions.

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