I have cooked turkey every which way you can think of except maybe deep fried. I hear that is delicious. Babysitting a big bird by having to baste it all day doesn’t seem like much fun, never mind fighting with it to get it rinsed, dried and stuffed and into the pan. I have been making a turkey roll for along time now. I will still do a big bird but when you have a small crowd or you want to serve something else besides turkey or you just don’t want to be a slave to the kitchen all day, try a stuffed turkey breast.
I have done this so many times on Christmas Day also where I wanted to be hanging out with Amber and playing games and watching movies. I come down to the kitchen at 4:00 and can have the dinner put together by 5:15, while sipping on a glass of wine. Super easy and you have a great turkey meal without all the fuss. For the stuffing I usually don’t stress about it either. We almost always have craisins hanging around or cranberries at that time of year in the freezer. I grab a nut of some sort from the pantry, usually from a Christmas basket or gift and whip the stuffing together. Try any combination you like. I hope you try this one. Sorry I did over cook my roll slightly, keep yours to 160-165F and then tent for 10 min. It will be perfect.
- 1 turkey breast
- 1½ slices stale bread or the ends
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp. butter
- ¼ cup craisins
- ¼ cup chopped cashews
- 1 tsp. poultry seasoning plus more for the outside
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup chicken broth or white wine or a combination
- Olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter in a small fry pan and saute the shallots until transparent.
- Break bread into small bite sized pieces and place into a bowl. Add the shallots, craisins, cashews, poultry seasoning, chicken broth or wine, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Pound turkey breast to as flat as you would like it. Place stuffing in the center and wrap the breast around it. Tie the roll in 3 to 4 places and place seam side down in a small roasting pan. Rub the outside of the roll with olive oil and dust with a small amount of poultry seasoning and salt and pepper.
- Roast for 60 min. or until a thermometer reaches 160-165F. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 min. tented with foil. Slice and serve with your favorite packaged gravy. As easy as 1-2-turkey!!