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Stuffed Turkey Breast

What's better than turkey with stuffing? Turkey with stuffing wrapped in bacon, of course.

  • prep: 20 mins
    total time: 50 mins
  • servings: 6

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 (about 1 3/4 pounds) boneless, skinless turkey breast
  • 4 slices (4 ounces) bacon
  • 1 pound white potatoes, well scrubbed and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 4 (about 8 ounces) carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cut into 1-inch pieces

Cook's Note

You can substitute carrots with other vegetables, such as parsnips or turnips, and the white potatoes with sweet potatoes.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a small bowl, combine parsley, garlic, lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Slice breast almost in half horizontally, leaving it attached on one side. Open like a book; season inside and out with salt and pepper. Stuff turkey (below) with herb mixture; cover with bacon slices, tucking ends under the turkey.

  2. Step 2

    Combine potatoes, carrots, and 1/2 cup water in a microwave-safe dish. Place turkey on top. Cover, and cook on high 15 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Stir vegetable mixture; return dish to microwave. Cook, uncovered, until turkey is 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer (juices should run clear when meat is pierced with a knife) and vegetables are tender, 5 to 10 minutes more. Let turkey rest 5 minutes before slicing crosswise and serving with vegetables.

Source
Everyday Food, September 2005

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