Turkey with Cranberry Stuffing

Stuffing with dried cranberries rallies around turkey in this slow-cooker medley that earns high marks for both taste and ease of preparation.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 8 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
package (6 oz) cubed herb-seasoned stuffing mix
1
cup sliced celery (2 medium stalks)
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1/4
teaspoon poultry seasoning, if desired
1
cup chicken broth
1/2
cup sweetened dried cranberries
2
lb bone-in turkey or chicken thighs, skin removed
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
jar (12 oz) turkey gravy

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Steps

  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix stuffing mix, celery, onion and poultry seasoning. Stir in broth to moisten. Stir in cranberries.
  • 2 Spoon half of stuffing into slow cooker. Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper; place over stuffing. Spoon remaining stuffing around turkey.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 4 About 15 minutes before serving, remove turkey from slow cooker; keep warm. Stir stuffing and cooking juices until mixed. Cover; let stand about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat gravy.
  • 5 Cut turkey into serving pieces. Serve with stuffing and gravy.
  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix stuffing mix, celery, onion and poultry seasoning. Stir in broth to moisten. Stir in cranberries.
  • 2 Spoon half of stuffing into slow cooker. Sprinkle turkey with salt and pepper; place over stuffing. Spoon remaining stuffing around turkey.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 4 About 15 minutes before serving, remove turkey from slow cooker; keep warm. Stir stuffing and cooking juices until mixed. Cover; let stand about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat gravy.
  • 5 Cut turkey into serving pieces. Serve with stuffing and gravy.

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Turkey drumsticks can be substituted for the thighs if they fit in your slow cooker. You'll find that an oval slow cooker will accommodate these larger pieces of meat better than a round one.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
145mg
145%;
Sodium
1700mg
1700%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
44g
44%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.