Sometimes a whole turkey is just too much for a small group. Celebrate the holiday with this easy all-in-one dinner that includes a lovely traditional stuffing rolled right up in the turkey. It looks beautiful when sliced. Look for a fresh boneless skin-on turkey breast at the butcher's counter.
- Portion size 6 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2013
Cranberry Sausage Stuffing:
MethodCranberry Sausage Stuffing: In skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, breaking up with wooden spoon, until browned, about 4 minutes. Remove to plate.
Add oil to skillet; cook garlic, onion, celery, sage and thyme, stirring frequently, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in sausage, bread, cranberries, broth and pepper until bread is softened. Let cool. Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.
Holding sharp knife horizontally at thick long side of turkey, cut in half to within 1 inch (2.5 cm) of opposite side; open like a book. Cover with waxed paper; pound to 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness. Spread with stuffing, leaving 1-inch (2.5 cm) border on all sides. Starting at skinless side, roll up. Tie securely with butcher's twine at 2-inch (5 cm) intervals.
Brush turkey with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on rack in roasting pan; add 1 cup water. Roast in 325 F (160 C) oven until no longer pink inside and meat thermometer inserted in turkey reads 165 F (74 C), about 1-1/2 hours. Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 10 minutes. Slice, discarding twine.
Creamy Gravy: Meanwhile, in saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat; cook
garlic and thyme, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth; cook until slightly reduced, about 4 minutes. Stir in cream, mustard, pepper and salt. Combine cornstarch with 1 tbsp water; stir into broth mixture and cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Serve with turkey.
Change it up - Rolled Leek and Mushroom Turkey Breast Stuffing: Omit sausage. Substitute 1 leek, thinly sliced, and 1 cup sliced cremini mushrooms for onion, celery and cranberries. Add 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese along with bread.
Nutritional facts per each of 6 servings: about
- Fibre 1 g
- Sodium 465 mg
- Sugars 4 g
- Protein 41 g
- Calories 313.0
- Total fat 16 g
- Potassium 503 mg
- Cholesterol 126 mg
- Saturated fat 17 g
- Total carbohydrate 12 g
- Iron 9.0
- Folate 8.0
- Calcium 4.0
- Vitamin A 7.0
- Vitamin C 3.0