Easy and Fantastic, Skinny Cranberry Turkey Breast

cranberry turkey breast
This turkey recipe is not just for the holidays. I make it all the time. The sauce is fantastic!!! The first time my husband tasted it he said it’s the best turkey recipe he’s ever tasted. With just 5 ingredients, you’ll love how easy it is to make! The skinny for each serving, 220 calories, 1g fat and 8 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes


1 whole skinless turkey breast, with ribs (about 4 pounds)

1 (16 oz) container Trader Joe’s cranberry sauce or 1 (16 oz) can whole berry cranberry sauce

1 package Lipton’s dry onion soup mix

½ cup orange juice

½ cup onions, diced


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Remove the skin from the turkey breast. Place in a roasting pan or 13×9 inch baking pan, breast side up.

2. In a medium bowl mix together the cranberry sauce, dry soup mix, orange juice and onions. Pour sauce all over turkey breast.

3. Cover and bake in oven for about 1 hour 45 minutes. If you insert a meat thermometer it should read 165 degrees.

4. Remove from oven. Slice turkey and pour sauce over the top before serving.

Makes 6 servings (each serving about 4-5 ounces each)

Shopping Tips

Most supermarkets sell bone-in turkey breast. They vary a little in weight but you should be able to found one about 4 pounds. If not, ask the store butcher for help.

Trader Joe’s sells the most delicious containers of fresh cranberry sauce.  They only sell it in Oct-December.  I like to buy several containers and store them in the freezer.  They’ll last for over 6 months. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator.

Weight Watchers
 SmartPoints 8

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
220 calories, 1g fat, 1g sat. fat, 46mg chol, 19g protein, 33g carbs, 1g fiber, 453mg sodium, 24g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!