Crockpot Turkey Cutlets With Stuffing

Crockpot turkey cutlet recipe with stuffing

The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 6 hrs
Total: 6 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
864 Calories
44g Fat
77g Carbs
40g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 864
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 3011mg 131%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Protein 40g
Calcium 146mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy crock pot turkey recipe is sure to become one of your favorites. It's like a mini Thanksgiving meal in one. So easy and simple to make, all of the ingredients get thrown into the crock pot for a delicious turkey dinner. The stuffing goes into the crock pot first, followed by the turkey cutlets, and finally apple pie filling for a layer of sweetness. 

There's no need to wait for Thanksgiving to make turkey, this dish is perfect year-round, especially for those cool fall and winter evenings. Whip up some of your favorite side dishes, including green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, or mashed potatoes, to go with this turkey and stuffing meal.

Ingredients

  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 6 cups stuffing cubes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/2 pounds turkey cutlets
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 can apple pie filling, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for crockpot turkey cutlets recipe
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  2. Spray the inside of the slow cooker stoneware with cooking spray.

    Spray inside of slow cooker
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  3. Place celery, onion, stuffing cubes, chicken broth, and poultry seasoning in the crockpot and stir to combine.

    Place stuffing ingredients in crockpot
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  4. Lay turkey cutlets on top of the stuffing mixture in a single layer.

    Lay turkey cutlets on top
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  5. Season with salt and pepper. Pour apple pie filling on top, if using.

    Apple
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  6. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or high 3 to 4 hours.

    Cover and cook
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  7. Serve and enjoy!

    Serve and enjoy
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Tips

  • Check the turkey cutlet with an instant-read thermometer; it should reach an internal temperature of 165 F when it's done.
  • Use up your stale or day-old bread to make the stuffing cubes.
  • If the dressing gets soggy, or you prefer crisper stuffing, remove it from the crock pot and spread in a shallow greased pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in a 400 F oven, or until brown and crusty. 

Recipe Variations

  • To change things up, consider stirring some dried cranberries into the apple pie filling.
  • If you don't have turkey, you can use chicken cutlets instead.

How to Store and Freeze

You should always pack and store any turkey leftovers within two hours. To allow the leftovers to cool quickly, place them in a shallow container or on a plate.

  • Leftover turkey and stuffing can be put in an airtight container or bag and placed in the refrigerator where it will keep for three to four days.
  • You can also freeze it in freezer-safe containers or bags for up to one month.

What are turkey cutlets?

Turkey cutlets are simply thin slices of boneless turkey breast. They can be found in most grocery stores.