Crockpot Turkey Cutlets with Cranberry Sauce Stuffing

I hosted Thanksgiving!

Well, not really. But I put together a small, faux Thanksgiving/ double birthday celebration for a couple of friends. Greg bought the cake and the potato masher. Sam brought the ingredients that I forgot to buy. I, meanwhile, had this recipe from About.com cooking in the crockpot.

In this recipe, turkey cutlets are wrapped around a filling made primarily of cranberry sauce, apple, and stuffing. It’s a little microcosm of Thanksgiving, perfect for a lazy college student.

It’s also pretty freaking delicious.

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The turkey recipe, along with mashed potatoes and corn. I said it was delicious, not pretty.

Crockpot Turkey Cutlets with Cranberry Sauce Stuffing

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 2 ½ hours high or 5 hours low

Serves: 8 people, 1 stuffed cutlet each

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large rib celery, chopped (I omitted this. My feelings towards celery are summed up by this blog post)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion or shallot, optional
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • turkey breast cutlets, about 2 pounds
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the diced apple, along with the optional onion and celery. Cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes.

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The turkey recipe, along with mashed potatoes and corn. I said it was delicious, not pretty.

In a large bowl, combine the stuffing crumbs with the sautéed vegetable mixture, chicken broth, 1 cup of the cranberry sauce, and the poultry seasoning. Mix well to blend.

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The turkey recipe, along with mashed potatoes and corn. I said it was delicious, not pretty.

Spoon a few tablespoons of stuffing mixture on a turkey breast cutlet. Starting with the long end roll up and secure with toothpicks.*

Arrange the rolls in the slow cooker.

Alternatively, you can lightly roll the turkey up without the stuffing and spoon the stuffing mixture around the rolls.

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In the crockpot and ready to cook.

Spoon any excess stuffing mixture around the turkey rolls. Sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours, or on HIGH for about 2 1/2 hours.

* Fun fact. It turns out you don’t actually need the toothpicks. I couldn’t find mine (it turns out they were sitting on the shelf directly above my crockpot), and everything turned out great.

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The toothpicks were cleverly hidden right in front of my face.

 

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