Slow Cooker Turkey Recipes

Turkey Recipes for the Crock Pot or Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Island Barbecue Turkey Legs
Slow Cooker Island Barbecue Turkey Legs. Diana Rattray

These turkey recipes include recipes for fresh turkey, ground turkey, and cooked or leftover turkey. Keep in mind that you can use ground turkey in most chili recipes, meatballs, pasta sauces, and many other dishes using ground beef. And turkey can be substituted for chicken in many dishes calling for cooked or boneless chicken.

Always thaw turkey and other poultry  before you begin cooking. If meat or poultry isn't completely defrosted, it will take longer to get to a safe temperature.

Bacteria can grow in temperatures between 40 F and 140 F — the "danger zone." A safe way to defrost poultry is in the refrigerator, so try to plan ahead. A 3 to 4 pound chicken will take about 24 hours to thaw in the refrigerator. If you're in a hurry, use the cold water method. Make sure to leave the poultry in its original packaging or put it in a zip-close food storage bag. Keep the poultry completely covered with the cold water and change the water frequently to keep it cold. Allow about 30 minutes per pound for cold water thawing.

Large cuts of meat or poultry should either be cut in half or into quarters, and it is recommended that large cuts be cooked high for an hour or two before switching to low. If you brown the meat before adding it to the slow cooker, it will not be necessary to begin on high. A roast larger than 2 1/2 to 3 pounds should be cut in half.

Recipes

Slow Cooker Chunky Turkey Chili (or Beef)

Slow Cooker Turkey Cutlets With Cranberry Sauce and Stuffing​

Turkey Breast With Orange Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Turkey in a Slow Cooker​

Crock Pot Creamed Turkey for Sandwiches​

Crockpot Turkey Thighs With Garlic

Crock Pot Ground Turkey Pasta Sauce

Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Island Barbecued Turkey Legs

Boneless Turkey Breast and Vegetables, Slow Cooker​

Turkey Breast Tenders with Orange-Cranberry Sauce

Turkey With Sweet Potatoes

Crock Pot Turkey and Rice

Easy Slow Cooked Turkey Breast

Slow Cooker Turkey Pie

Cranberry Apple Turkey Cutlets​

Crock Pot Turkey and Rice Casserole​

Easy Crockpot Turkey Tetrazzini

Crock Pot Turkey Wings

Turkey Barley Soup​

Turkey Rice Soup with Tomatoes

Ground Turkey Chili, Stovetop or Crock Pot

Simple Crock Pot Turkey with Prepared Stuffing

Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup Recipe