Sarasota's Crock-Pot Turkey Breast Pot Roast

"I love turkey, but if you don't want to cook a whole turkey, this can be a great alternative. I watch for turkey breasts to go on sale and pick one up for an easy dinner. You could also add in a turkey thigh as well. This is done right in the crock pot which makes this even easier. Slow cooked comfort food. The only thing I believe is a must if you are using the crock pot, is to lightly brown your turkey breast first. I just season with salt and pepper and pan sear on medium high in butter and olive oil until lightly golden brown."
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Ready In:
4hrs 15mins




  • Turkey -- In a large saute pan on medium high heat, add the butter and olive oil and pan sear the turkey, just a few minute until lightly golden brown.
  • Crock Pot -- Transfer the turkey to the crock pot and add all the vegetables.
  • Broth -- Mix the broth and seasoning and pour over the turkey. I do use a bit more liquid then most crock pot dishes, but I love to thicken the sauce, it makes a great gravy.
  • Cook -- On low cook for approximately 7-8 hours, high 5-6.
  • Gravy -- Remove the turkey and vegetables from the crock pot and transfer to a serving platter. Cover with foil to let rest. Pour the juice from the crock pot into a small pot on the stove and stir in a slurry of (corn starch and water) to thicken the sauce. I add a little at a time to get it to the consistency I like best. I don't like my gravy too thick. You can strain the gravy if you want, but I don't find it necessary. I just use a hand held small strainer spoon to get out any small pieces. Add 1 teaspoon fresh parsley to finish the sauce.
  • Serve -- Slice up the turkey surrounded by the vegetables and potatoes and serve with a side of gravy. Leftover turkey and any gravy makes a great Hot Turkey Sandwich. So save those leftovers, or you can make a turkey has which is always good. ENJOY!

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  1. I like this method, a lot. I cooked the turkey on low. I probably could have taken it out at 6 1/2 hours but it still came out fairly moist. What I didn't like were the spices. I will find another blend next time.


<p>Growing up in Michigan, I spent my summers at my cottage in the Northern part up by Traverscity. On a lake, big garden which had all the vegetables you could imagine. My mom taught school, so summers were our vacation time. Gramps and I fished all the time so fresh fish was always on the menu, perch, blue gill, walleye and small and large mouth bass. At age 5 I learned how to clean my own fish and by 10 I was making dinner, canning vegetables and fruits, making pies and fresh breads. Apples fresh picked every fall, strawberries in June and July, Cherries at the Cherry Festival in Traverscity. So fresh foods always were a big part. Mom worked as a teacher during the year so dinner was more traditional with pot roasts, meatloaf, etc, but it seemed we always had fresh fruits and vegetables as part of the meal. Mom also didn't use as many spices as I do, but times were different back then. <br /> <br />So ... My motto is ... There is NO Right and NO Wrong with cooking. So many people thing they have to follow a recipe. But NO ... a recipe is a method and directions to help and teach someone. Cooking is about personal tastes and flavors. I love garlic ... and another person may not. I like heat ... but you may not. Recipes are building blocks, NOT text ground in stone. Use them to make and build on. Even my recipes I don't follow most times --They are a base. That is what cooking is to me. A base of layer upon layer of flavors. <br /> <br />I still dislike using canned soups or packaged gravies/seasoning ... but I admit, I do use them. I have a few recipes that use them. But I try to strive to teach people to use fresh ingredients, they are first ... so much healthier for you ... and second, in the end less expensive. But we all have our moments including me. <br /> <br />So, lets see ... In the past, I have worked as a hostess, bartender, waitress, then a short order cook, salad girl in the kitchen, sort of assistant chef, head chef, co owner of a restaurant ... now a consultant to a catering company/restaurant, I cater myself and I'm a personal chef for a elderly lady. I work doing data entry during the day, and now and then try to have fun which is not very often due to my job(s). <br /> <br />I have a 21 year old who at times is going on 12, aren't they all. Was married and now single and just trying to enjoy life one day at a time. I'm writing a cookbook ... name is still in the works but it is dedicated to those people who never learned, to cook. Single Moms, Dads, or Just Busy Parents. Those individuals that think you can't make a great dinner for not a lot of money. You can entertain on a budget and I want people to know that gourmet tasting food doesn't have to be from a can of soup or a box, and healthy food doesn't come from a drive through. There are some really good meals that people can make which are healthy and will save money but taste amazing. So I guess that is my current goal. We all take short cuts and I have no problem with that - I do it too. I volunteer and make food for the homeless every couple of months, donating my time and money. I usually make soup for them and many times get donations from a local grocery stores, Sams Club, Walmart etc, with broth, and vegetables. It makes my cost very little and well worth every minute I spend. Like anyone, life is always trying to figure things out and do the best we can and have fun some how along the way.</p>
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