Last weekend I made this really yummy turkey breast. I was looking for a cozy recipe since I knew our forecast was cold & snow. I found the recipe in my Fix-It and Forget-It book. It was really moist and tender because it slow cooked for several hours and all on a bed of dressing. But I'm choosing to call it stuffing because even though it wasn't stuffed in the turkey - it still had all the flavor of the drippings, just like a stuffing, as the turkey cooked right on top of it. So flavorful! It was also really easy! Here's the recipe:
Makes 4-6 servings Prep Time: 10-15 minutes Cooking Time: 5-6 hours Ideal slow cooker size: 5- to 6-qt.
Ingredients: 8 oz. pkg., or 2 6-oz. pkgs., stuffing mix ½ cup hot water ¼ stick (2Tbsp.) butter, softened 1 onion, chopped ½ cup chopped celery ¼ cup dried cranberries 3-lb. boneless turkey breast ¼ tsp. dried basil ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper
1. Spread dry stuffing mix in greased slow cooker.
2. Add water, butter, onion, celery, and cranberries. Mix well.
3. Sprinkle turkey breast with basil, salt, and pepper. Place over stuffing mixture.
4. Cover. Cook on Low 5-6 hours, or until turkey is done but not dry. Check the interior of the turkey with a meat thermometer. It should reach at least 165 degrees F.
5. Remove turkey. Allow to stand for 10 minutes.
6. Slice and keep warm until ready to serve.
7. Gently stir stuffing. Allow to stand 5 minutes before serving.
8. Place stuffing on platter, topped with sliced turkey.
**the only things that I did different than above is that I added a few other dried herbs that I had - and I also made a little butter mixture with some of those herbs in it, and spread that under & on top of the skin of the turkey breast before placing in the cooker. You can see in the photo above. Enjoy!