Stuffed Turkey Breast with Pesto Sauce

Stuffed Turkey Breast with Pesto Sauce

3 reviews, 3.3 star(s). 67% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Succulent and sure to satisfy


4 pounds TURKEY BREAST; boning instructions defined below, (up to 6)
1 Recipe Pesto sauce
1 Recipe Smoked Sausage Stuffing
1/4 Cup orange marmalade
1 Tablespoon Margarine
1 Teaspoon Ground ginger

Original recipe makes 16




1. Follow step-by-step method to bone turkey breast. Use fresh, thawed or partially thawed turkey breast and a sharp boning knife. Cut membrane between skin and turkey. Pull off skin. Starting at neck cavity, cut along top edge of breast bone. Cover and refrigerate until ready to stuff.

2. Prepare recipes for Pesto Sauce and Smoked Sausage Stuffing

Remove turkey from refrigerator and spread back of breast to open breast flat. Spoon stuffing over each breast half and down center. Bring breast sides together to encase stuffing; fasten with skewers.


1. In a small bowl, combine marmalade, margarine and ginger. Use as a bsting sauce. Reserve for basting during last 30 minutes of roasting time.


1. In an 11x9x1 inch roasting pan, place breast, skewered side down, on a rack. Roast in a preheated 325 degree F oven for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until breast reaches 170 degrees F. Brush with glaze 2 to 3 times during last 30 minutes of roasting time.


1. To serve, slice turkey breast across roll and offer additional pesto sauce with each serving.


Republished with permission, National Turkey Federation

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Pesto has a million uses. nice recipe.
Dorit123 6y ago

Republished with permission, National Turkey Federation [I posted this recipe.]
tyson 10y ago

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