Easy and Fantastic, Skinny Cranberry Turkey Breast


Easy and Fantastic, Skinny 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 and 1g fat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 220kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • In a medium bowl mix together the cranberry sauce, dry soup mix, orange juice, and onions. Pour sauce all over turkey breast.
  • Cover and bake in oven for about 1 hour 45 minutes. If you insert a meat thermometer it should read 165 degrees.
  • 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.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
 SmartPoints 8-Green

WW 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
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
170 calories, 0g sat fat, 24g sugar, 0g protein

Skinny Facts

Serving: 4ouncesCalories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 19gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 453mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gBlue Smart Points: 8Green Smart Points: 8Plus Points: 7

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!

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