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Slow Cooker Turkey and Dumplings

Makes 6 servingsSlow Cooker Recipes from AlansKitchen.com

Prep Time: 25 min
Slow Cooker Time: Low 7 to 8 hrs
Cooking Time: 20 min

Ingredients:

  • Turkey Ingredients:

    • 1 - large (1 cup) onion, sliced

    • 2 - ribs (1 cup) celery, chopped

    • 2 - medium (1 cup) carrots, chopped

    • 1 - bay leaf

    • 1 - (2 to 2 1/2-pound) bone-in turkey breast half

    • 1 - jar (12-ounce) roasted turkey gravy

    • Salt, if desired

    • Pepper, if desired

  • Dumplings Ingredients:

    • 1 - cup all-purpose baking mix

    • 1/4 - cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded

    • 2 - teaspoons dried parsley

    • 1/3 - cup Fat Free Half & Half or Half & Half

Directions:

  1. Spray 5 to 6-quart slow cooker with no-stick cooking spray.  In a slow cooker, place onion, celery, carrots and bay leaf.  Top with turkey breast half. Pour gravy over top.  Cover and cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours or until turkey is fork tender.

  2. Increase heat setting to High.  Remove turkey and bones from slow cooker and discard skin. Keep turkey warm.  Stir vegetables and sauce.  In a small bowl, combine baking mix, cheese and parsley. Mix well.  Add half & half. Stir just until moistened.

  3. Drop 8 rounded tablespoons of dumpling dough onto vegetables and sauce.  Cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until dumplings are no longer doughy.  Meanwhile, remove turkey from bones and keep warm.  Serve turkey with sauce and dumplings. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Alan's Kitchen Tip:

  • Make your morning prep even easier by slicing and chopping the onions, celery and carrots the night before. Place in covered container or resealable plastic food bags and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

  • Use caution when cooking meat on the bone in the slow cooker. Often the meat becomes so tender the bone falls away. Make sure small bones are removed from the turkey mixture.

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