If You're Wanting Something a Little Different But Still Sorta Traditional...This Recipe is For You! 'Cause bacon is awesome. Bacon-wrapped around anything else is just as awesome. And I'd seen bacon-wrapped chicken a couple of times and thought it looked pretty delicious...But chicken isn't for the holidays around here. The in-laws like a little more of a traditional spin. So this bacon-wrapped slow cooker turkey breast idea was born.
I thought when I started making it that it would take forever. I'd never attempted the "basket weaving" thing with any kind of food. Thankfully though, I was WRONG 🙂 It took a grand total of 15 minutes.
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Maybe that was luck, maybe it'll be that easy the next round, I'm not sure. All I know is that is was pretty easy to do and absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it.
The bacon actually got a bit crispy too! I really didn't expect that in the slow cooker. I was very pleased.
The bacon grease also keeps the breast moist and juicy AND there are only 5 ingredients to this recipe too! So a total win the whole way around.
Check out the recipe. You can find both printable and Pinterest versions at the bottom of this post. Give it a shot and let us know how yours turns out!
Slow Cooker Turkey Breast Step-by-Step
Gather Your Ingredients
There isn't much to this (which is awesome)...
- Any size turkey breast you'd like
- Onion soup mix
- Worcestershire sauce
- Garlic powder (or a little less if you'd prefer)
Lay down another strip and repeat the process...
It isn't perfect and the backside looks no-so-awesome...but that part will be laying down inside the crockpot.
Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours
Bacon-Wrapped Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
- Basket-weave the bacon over and around the turkey breast.
- Spray, oil or butter your slow cooker insert.
- Place the turkey breast in the crockpot with the bacon strip ends facing down.
- Sprinkle with garlic powder and soup mix, then drizzle with Worcestershire sauce.
- Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Basket-weave the bacon as per the slow cooker images within the article.
- Liberally oil/butter an oven-safe baking dish with at least 2-inch edges.
- Put the turkey in the center of the baking dish with the bacon ends down per the slow cooker directions.
- Drizzle with Worcestershire sauce and sprinkle with onion soup mix and garlic powder.
- Preheat the oven to 340 degrees. Baked the turkey for 60 to 70 minutes. Internal temperature should reach 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If the turkey isn't done or hasn't reached the appropriate temperature rotate the turkey and bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes.
Freezer Meal (2 options)
- Freezing before Assembly -1. Pour the Worchestershire sauce, onion soup mix, and garlic powder into a 1-quart freezer bag. Close and knead to mix. You may need to add a bit of water or chicken broth to make it mix.2. Open and squeeze out as much air as possible and stack with the packet of bacon and place both on top of the turkey breast. Wrap with freezer or painter's tape per the directions for our Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie recipe.
- Freezing after Basket Weaving -1. Make a seasoning bag per the directions in #1 above. Set aside.2. Basket-weave the bacon around the turkey per the directions using the slow cooker method. Do this on an oiled or buttered cookie sheet.3. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer and allow the bacon to freeze completely (about 4 hours or overnight).4. Remove the turkey breast from the freezer and place it in a 1-gallon OR 2.5-gallon freezer bag. 5. Toss the seasoning packet into the larger, prelabeled bag and freeze up to 3 months.