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Slow Cooker Whole Turkey

Here's a whole juicy turkey that you can make in a slow cooker. No basting or brining needed! Flavorful, moist and tender, this is a great treat for Thanksgiving.
Course Dinner, Entree, Slow Cooker
Cuisine Slow Cooker, Thanksgiving
Keyword Slow Cooker Whole Turkey, Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe
Prep Time 2 days
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 2 days 9 hours
Servings 6 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 8-10 lb whole turkey cleaned & cavity emptied
  • 3 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium sized orange using only half
  • 2 medium apples any baking apples will do
  • 2 medium onion yellow, white, or red, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery cut
  • 2 large carrots peeled & cut
  • 5 sage leaves
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary


  • Stuff the turkey cavity with apple slices, half of a orange, celery, carrots, garlic, onions, and the fresh herbs.
  • There will be leftover vegetables, herbs, and apples. Set them to the side.
  • Drizzle the turkey with 2 tbsp olive, or vegetable oil.
  • Sprinkle the salt, pepper, and garlic powder all over the turkey.
  • Rub the turkey down, to make sure that the oil and seasonings all over.
  • Now take the remaining vegetables & etc, and toss them in the slow cooker.
  • FYI - as mentioned within my video & blog post, I like to use slow cooker liners.
  • Drizzle the vegetables & etc, with 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Now place the turkey in the slow cooker.
  • Set the slow cooker on low, and cover with the lid.
  • Now cook for 8 - 8 1/2 hours.
  • Serve & enjoy the most juiciest turkey ever!