I know some people have ham for Christmas dinner or even Roast Beast (please tell me you caught that classic Christmas book reference), but growing up we always had turkey.
I love turkey for Christmas. It's a tradition, but more importantly it is healthy, delicious, and super simple and easy to make in the crock-pot like this Rosemary Turkey recipe. Plus, this recipe requires no brine, but it is still incredibly flavorful.
Grab yourself some vegetables, a 4 pound or so turkey breast and get ready for the best Turkey you've ever had. Even my husband, who is a devout dark meat turkey connoisseur couldn't believe how
If you are unsure what to do for Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas feast give this recipe a go. Stick it in the crock-pot/slow-cooker in the morning and enjoy it's deliciousness later that day.
Rosemary Turkey in the Crock-Pot
Recipe: Alohamora adapted from Recipetineats
Active Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 8 hours
1 onion, quartered and/or
3 carrots, washed and scrubbed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp rosemary
1 tsp sage
1/2 tsp thyme, ground
1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
- If your turkey breast is frozen be sure to let it thaw in your fridge for a couple of days.
- Place the onion or carrots as well as the garlic in the bottom of the crock-pot. This raises the turkey breast off the bottom of the pot.
- Using a paper towel pat dry your defrosted turkey.
- In a small bowl mix the rub ingredients together with a fork or spoon, and then using your hand rub the mixture all over the turkey breast.
- Place the turkey into the crock-pot and pour the balsamic vinegar over the top.
- Cover the crock-pot and cook on low for 8 hours. If you have a 5-6 lb turkey breast you will need to cook it for 10 hours on low. A crock-pot is very forgiving; if you leave it in there for an hour or so longer this turkey will still be moist and delicious.
- If you like a crispy skin on your turkey place the turkey breast in an oven safe pan and broil it for 3-5 minutes
- Serve and enjoy your turkey hot, warm, or cold on a turkey sandwich. Enjoying it is most important.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and happy deliciously easy crock-pot Rosemary Turkey eating!
Do you have Christmas meal traditions?