Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Turkey Breast

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins

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


  • 1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 (about 1 ¾ 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


  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. 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. 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.

Cook's Notes

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

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