We did our grocery shopping at Costco last week, which of course means that we spent way too much money buying way too much of everything. One of the things that we bought was a boneless turkey breast roast. I’ve never cooked just a turkey roast before, so it was a total experiment. An experiment that fortunately turned out deliciously well!
I decided to make it in the slow cooker. I threw in some potatoes so that they could roast along with it. The result is a super easy meal that will make it seem like you’ve been in the kitchen all day. Add a salad or some vegetables, and you’ve got a perfect, low-maintenance meal sure to impress your company. Or your family. Or yourself!
Slow Cooker Turkey, Potatoes and Gravy
Makes 4 generous portions
2 lbs. red potatoes, washed and chopped
2-4 lb. boneless turkey breast roast
2 cups chicken stock
2 Tbsp. olive oil or butter
2 tsp. herbes de provence (or similar seasoning of your choice)
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. flour
Liquid and drippings from slow cooker
Salt and pepper, to taste
- Spray the inside of the slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place the chopped potatoes in the bottom of the slow-cooker, spreading evenly.
- Place the uncooked turkey roast on top of the potatoes. Baste with the first amount of oil or butter, then rub with the seasoning.
- Pour the chicken stock over top of the roast.
- Cook on low setting for 8-10 hours. When it’s done, it will be cooked through and if pierced with a fork the juices should run clear. Remove the roast from the slow cooker and let rest for a few minutes.
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt the second amount of butter. Whisk in the flour until evenly blended.
- Strain the liquid from the slow cooker through a fine mesh sieve and then add to the saucepan, whisking constantly. If you would like more gravy, add some more chicken stock or water. Add salt and pepper, if desired.
- Continue to heat and whisk until the gravy is thickened.