Simple Crockpot Turkey Breast and Dressing

Simple crockpot turkey breast and dressing

The Spruce Eats / Katarina Zunic

  • Total: 7 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
748 Calories
32g Fat
47g Carbs
65g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 748
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 236mg 79%
Sodium 4607mg 200%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 65g
Calcium 111mg 9%
*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 crockpot turkey and dressing is made with only four ingredients. This recipe is a simple combination of boneless turkey breast and prepared bread or cornbread stuffing mix and it's made super easy in the slow cooker.

Feel free to prepare the dressing separately on the stovetop.


  • 1 (3-pound) boneless turkey breast (thawed)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 package stuffing mix (prepared, or about 6 to 8 ounces dry mix)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • Optional: 1 or 2 jars of prepared gravy

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for crockpot turkey with prepared stuffing
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  2. Place the turkey breast in the crockpot or slow cooker with the chicken broth.

    Place turkey in crockpot
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  3. Prepare the stuffing mix following the package directions; pack it on or around the turkey, patting down, but not packing it tight.

    Prepare stuffing mix
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  4. Drizzle butter over the stuffing.

    Drizzle with butter
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  5. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Reduce the setting to LOW and cook for about 4 to 6 hours longer, or until turkey is very tender. Or, continue cooking on HIGH for about 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

    Cover and cook
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  6. If the dressing gets too soggy, remove it and spread in a shallow greased pan. Bake in a 400 F oven for about 30 minutes, or until brown and crusty. 

    Spread in pan
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  7. Serve with gravy, if desired.

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  • According to the USDA, turkey and other poultry must be cooked to a minimum safe temperature of 165 F. If in doubt, use a reliable instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the turkey breast.