Thanksgiving and any of the winter holiday celebrations that follow always means there’s going to be turkey on the table. Whether you have a restricted diet or are just looking to substitute a few of the traditional unhealthy sides, this recipe is a healthy alternative entrée.
Cheryl Forberg RD, author of Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes, shares this incredibly tasty recipe that makes a stunning centerpiece for your table. Featuring a flavorful and moist turkey roulade with cornbread and dried fruit dressing, your guests will be amazed at how delicious, yet healthy this dish is!
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 4 ounces or two ½-inch slices
½ boneless, skinless turkey breast, about 1 ½ pounds
1 ½ cups Cornbread and Dried Fruit Dressing
¼ teaspoon EACH smoked paprika, black pepper, marjoram, thyme and sage
1 tablespoon olive oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place very large piece of plastic wrap on countertop. Place turkey breast half on plastic and cover. Cover with additional plastic wrap. Using meat mallet, pound turkey breast to a rectangle about 9-10” x 6”, about ¼ inch thick.
Remove plastic wrap from top of turkey and spread dressing evenly over surface, almost to edge. Roll turkey breast lengthwise. With kitchen twine, tie roulade lengthwise once and in several places across the turkey.
In small bowl, mix together spices. Rub oil over all surfaces of roulade; rub spice blend evenly over roulade.
Place roulade in shallow roasting pan and place in oven. Roast for 45-60 minutes, or until internal temperature measured with an instant-read thermometer reads 155 degrees F.
Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minutes before carefully removing twine and slicing into 16 ½-inch slices. Serve with extra dressing, and Warm Apple and Cranberry Sauce.
Calories from Fat 35
Total Fat g 3.5
Sat Fat g < 1 g
Cholesterol mg 65
Sodium mg 150
Total Carb g 5
Dietary Fiber g 0
Sugar g 1
Protein g 22