Crock-Pot Thanksgiving Turkey

Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo, Primal
Calories 45 kcal


  • 1 Bone-in turkey breast (get a smaller size if possible)
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 Stalk of celery (chopped)
  • 2 Carrots (large , peeled and chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (whole)
  • 3 tbs Onion flakes (dried)
  • 1/2 tbs Onion powder
  • 1/2 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tbs Black pepper


  1. Rinse the turkey breast off in cold water. If the breast is too large to fit in your crock pot, cut the meat from the bone into large pieces, leaving as much skin intact as possible.
  2. Mix the onion flakes, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and black pepper together. You can just put all of these ingredients into a small zip lock bag, and shake, or get all fancy with a mortar and pestle. Another (lazy) option is to use one packet of onion soup mix, but be sure to read the label, and be on the lookout for MSG, sugar, and other additives you’d prefer to avoid.
  3. Rub the onion flake mixture into the turkey, placing as much under the skin as possible.
  4. Add enough water to the crock pot to just cover the bottom. Place the turkey breast (or breast pieces if you had to cut) in the center, and add the garlic, celery, carrot, and onion chunks around the turkey.
  5. Cook on high heat for one hour. After one hour, turn the heat down to low, and cook for an additional 7 – 8 hours or until done. Serve immediately, and save any leftovers.

Recipe Notes

Photo Credit: Jeremy Jenum (

Nutrition Facts
Crock-Pot Thanksgiving Turkey
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.03g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.05g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 12.4mg15%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.