Emeril's Turkey Roulade

Emeril's Turkey Roulade
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins

Don't let the fancy name fool you. This simple and quick-to-assemble turkey dish is a crowd-pleasing take on the usual turkey breast. The meat is wrapped in 12 slices of savory, salty bacon and stuffed with an aromatic herb stuffing.



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place turkey, skinned side up, on a work surface. Hold a sharp knife parallel to the cutting surface, and starting on the thicker side, cut the turkey almost completely in half without cutting all the way through; open like a book. With a meat mallet or small heavy skillet, pound turkey to a 1/2-inch thickness.

  2. Spread stuffing on turkey breast, leaving a 1/2-inch border all around. Starting at a long end, roll turkey over stuffing; pat and tuck turkey to form a uniform log.

  3. Place turkey roulade, seam side down, on a rimmed baking sheet. Lay bacon crosswise over turkey, overlapping slices slightly. Using kitchen shears, trim ends of bacon so slices extend 1/2 inch beyond roulade on each side; tuck ends under. Roast, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part registers 165 degrees, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Let rest 15 minutes; slice and serve, garnished with thyme, if desired.

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