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Stuffed Turkey Breast

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 10 ingredients

A dish that Chef Dylana Degannes made at one of our “Healthy Holiday” cooking programs inspired this wonderful recipe. It’s quite simple. Butterflying a whole boneless turkey breast makes it easy to stuff and roll....


  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil, divided
  • 4 medium shallots, halves and sliced lengthwise
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped prunes
  • ¼ cup chopped golden raisins
  • ½ cup chopped apricots
  • 2 teaspoons cloves
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup roughly chopped pecans
  • 1 whole boneless turkey breast, about 2 to 3 pounds
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Nutrition Facts


465 cals


26 g

Saturated Fat

5 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

5 g

Monounsaturated Fat

14 g


20 g


11 g


4 g


40 g


634 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium-high. Add the shallots and a pinch of salt and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the prunes, raisins, apricots, cloves, cinnamon, and pecans.
  3. To butterfly the turkey breast (see Chef Tips): Lay the turkey breast on a cutting board, and use a sharp knife to cut the breast in half parallel to the board, cut just before the edge, as to keep the to halves connected. Open the two halves as if you were opening a book. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Sprinkle the shallot and dried fruit mixture over the turkey, then starting with one side, roll the turkey over the filling into a long cylinder. Tie in 4 places with kitchen twine. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and rub with the 2 tablespoons of butter or olive oil.
  5. Transfer the turkey to a baking pan and bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat and roast for another 15 minutes or until cooked through.

Chef Tips

You don’t have to do the butterflying. You can ask your butcher to “butterfly” the turkey breast for you. If you shop at a busy store, you may want to order your butterflied breast ahead of time during the holidays.

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