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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Parsnips

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Parsnips

I’m sharing my recipe for Slow Cooker Turkey Breast with Carrots & Parsnips. You get your main dish plus a side all in one slow cooker meal! That gives you extra time to celebrate the day with the ones you love and just worry about a few side dishes and dessert!
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Course: Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 955kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 carrots peeled and sliced in half
  • 4 parsnips peeled and sliced in half
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 5 lb. turkey breast
  • 1 bundle of fresh thyme
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2- teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4- teaspoon salt
  • 1/8- teaspoon black pepper
  • 1- tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1- tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Peel and slice the carrots and parsnips. Place them at the bottom of the slow cooker, and add the peeled smashed garlic cloves. In a small bowl, mix together the sprinkle the poultry seasoning, salt, and black pepper and set to the side.
  • Rinse the turkey breast, pat dry, and place in the slow cooker. Add the 4 tablespoons of butter underneath the skin of the turkey breast. Then, sprinkle the seasoning both under the skin and on top for turkey breast. Place the turkey breast, breast side down.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the cooked turkey from the slow cooker and place on a baking sheet.
  • Preheat the broiler to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven preheats, drain the drippings from the slow cooker into a saucepan. Heat the drippings on medium heat. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water until it’s well combined. Using a whisk, mix in the cornstarch mixture into the turkey drippings. Whisk until the drippings become thick like gravy. Remove from the heat once the gravy is at your desired consistency.
  • Place the turkey under the broiler for 3-5 minutes or until the skin becomes golden in color. Slice the turkey and serve with carrots, parsnips, and gravy.

Nutrition

Calories: 955kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 150g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 398mg | Sodium: 1630mg | Potassium: 2533mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 15772IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 5mg
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