Stuffed Turkey Rolls: Simplify Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Food & Party 4

stuffed breastsIf you don't want to spend hours babysitting your turkey in the oven this Thanksgiving, consider cooking a portion of the turkey to buy yourself a little time.

In this recipe, juicy turkey breasts are wrapped around your favorite stuffing variety. It has all the Thanksgiving essentials -- they're just arranged in a little bundle of deliciousness that only takes one hour in the oven (versus three or more). Plus, the absence of dark meat means these rolls are even a little healthier, too.

If it's all the same to your family, why not try it this year? Turkey is turkey, right?

Stuffed Turkey Breast

  • 1 (4-pound) turkey breast (ask your butcher to de-bone the breast of a 4-pound turkey)
  • 1-2 cups of your favorite stuffing recipe (I like Cranberry-Cornbread Stuffing)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Lay turkey breast skin side down between two layers of plastic wrap. Pound breast to 1/2-inch thickness. Season with salt and pepper.

Mound a think layer of stuffing on top and roll turkey around stuffing. Secure with kitchen twine tied at 1-inch intervals. Season outside with salt and pepper.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in oven-safe skillet on medium-high heat. Brown turkey roll on all sides (a couple minutes on each side).

Finish in oven at 375 until internal temperature of turkey breast is 165 degrees -- about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Remove from oven. Let rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

How do you cook your Thanksgiving turkey?


Image via Tobias Chaud/Flickr

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Peajewel Peajewel

We try to cook ours different every year.  We have done the trash can, deep fryer, cooked it in the ground, grilled it and the traditional in the oven.  This sounds like it would be good and a fun way to serve your turkey.  I may try this.

penny... pennycandy

This sounds great, something I would try even if it weren't Thanksgiving. As for my holiday meal, I have to stick to tradition to keep my mother happy. Oven roasted turkey, oyster stuffing, green bean casserole, canned sweet potatoes, canned cranberry sauce and homemade pumpkin pie w/ whipped cream. I usually make a "holiday" style meal a week after the holiday to make what I want which includes a wild rice and cranberry stuffing, homemade whole cranberry sauce, fresh sweet potatoes and either pumpkin cheesecake or pumpkin ice cream(made fresh from our Halloween pumpkins).

Carey... Carey2006 the oven.

maine... mainemusicmaker

This is something I'd do during the year, but not on family would murder me if the whole bird wasn't on the table =)

But THIS recipe....a little switched up...some Baby bella mushrooms and swiss cheese mixed in with a really lightly seasoned stuffing would be a yummy dinner! 

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