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 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 8 Green.

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.

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

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!