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Crock Pot Make Ahead Turkey Recipe

Crock Pot Make Ahead Turkey Recipe ~ The Most Amazing Turkey EVER! Easy, Delicious, Flavorful and Moist Turkey that is Baked in the Oven then Slow Cooked the Day You Serve it! This is the ONLY Turkey Recipe You Need!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 474kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 12 lb turkey (1 lb per person)
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Oven Bag
  • 2 14.5 oz cans 99% fat-free all natural chicken broth


  • Remove the giblets from the turkey, wash and pat dry.
  • In a small bowl mix together butter, salt and pepper. Brush mixture on turkey.
  • Prepare bag according to directions. Place turkey inside and bake according to directions on the box the bag came in.
  • Remove from oven and let set 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Carve turkey and put in air tight container. Refrigerator turkey.
  • The day you would like to serve turkey place it in 6 quart slow cooker. Pour broth over turkey and bake on low for 3-4 hours or until turkey is heated through.


Calories: 474kcal | Protein: 70g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 236mg | Sodium: 822mg | Potassium: 776mg | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.9mg