So Thanksgiving happens to be my FAVORITE holiday of all time. I love all the food that comes with a Thanksgiving Feast and most of all the Turkey and Stuffing. I was craving a little comfort food in my life this week and decided to make my boyfriend and me our own mini feast.
I hit the grocery store for a few items including Onion Soup Mix, a small Butterball Turkey Breast, a package of 5 minute turkey stuffing, a small onion and a red potato.
Since I don’t have the luxury of spending the afternoon at home smelling the aromas of my turkey cooking from the oven for a few hours I had to modify my wants and opt for the use of my handy dandy crock pot. In the crockpot the turkey can cook for 7-8 hours on low, the perfect amount of time while I am away at work.
The stuffing can be done on the stove top in a matter of minutes after I get home.
First thing you want to do is pour ½ cup of water into the bottom of the crockpot. You can substitute this for chicken broth as well, I just didn’t have any on had so water works just fine.
Then cut the potato and onion in to large chunks and places in the bottom of the crockpot. This helps hold the turkey up off the bottom of the pot and adds some extra flavor as well.
Next unwrap the turkey breast but leave the netting on the turkey. Spray the turkey with nonstick cooking spray. Rub down with 1 packet of Onion soup mix.
Place the turkey on top of the onions and potatoes.
Set the crockpot on a low setting to cook for 7-8 hours and you are all set.
After 7-8 hours your turkey will look like this.
Pull the turkey out and let sit for 15-20 before cutting. You can see from my photo here that as I pulled it out it started to break a part. That’s how tender this turkey is that it falls apart so easily.
Cut into slices (as best you can) mine was more like chunks of turkey because it just kept falling apart.
Whip up some of the 5 minute turkey stuffing on the stove top. This package is all inclusive just need to add water and butter. I also chopped up some onion to add and a little sprinkle of cayenne pepper because I like my stuffing a little spicy. This quick and easy side was super tasty!
And there you have it! A Thanksgiving meal with little to no work and a whole lot of flavor. The leftover turkey is just as amazing the next day too! I will definitely be making this again very, very soon!