Stuffed turkey breast

Baked turkey breast with bread stuffing in a roasting pan

Stuffed turkey breast is a delicious and impressive dish that’s perfect for any special occasion or Sunday dinner. This juicy turkey breast is filled with a traditional stuffing that will leave your taste buds dancing with delight. Best of all, this easy recipe is much simpler to prepare than a whole turkey, making it a great choice for anyone who wants to impress their guests without spending hours in the kitchen.

One of the best things about this recipe is that you don’t need a string or toothpicks to keep the meat together. The stuffing is tucked neatly inside the breast, so all you need to do is bake it for an hour and your delicious Easter or Thanksgiving dinner is ready. Plus, the stuffing is so tasty that it could stand alone as a dish all by itself. Whether you’re looking to serve an impressive holiday meal or simply want to enjoy a delicious Sunday dinner, stuffed turkey breast is a great option. With its juicy meat, traditional stuffing, and easy preparation, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Stuffed turkey breast

Juicy stuffed turkey breast perfect for family dinner!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 portions
Calories 330 kcal

Stuffed Turkey Breast Recipe


  • 1 turkey breast
  • 500 ml broth
  • 500 g sourdough rye bread (1 loaf)
  • 2 onions
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 leek
  • 1 celery
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 4 tbsp clarified butter (or oil for frying)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard


  • Cut the bread into small cubes, pour olive oil and put in a preheated oven at 350 °F and bake for 40 minutes. If you prefer a crispier filling, you can bake it longer. You can also use a few days old stale, dried bread.
    500 g sourdough rye bread, 4 tbsp olive oil
  • In the meantime, chop the onions, leeks and celery.
    Fry the onion in clarified butter or oil for about 20 minutes. Then add chopped leek, celery, chopped or pressed garlic and spices. Add the butter and fry for another 20 minutes.
    2 onions, 5 cloves garlic, 1 leek, 1 celery, 1 tbsp butter, 1 tsp thyme, 1 tsp sage, 1 tsp marjoram, 1 tsp rosemary, 1 tsp nutmeg, pepper, salt
  • Add about 400 ml of broth and toasted croutons to the fried vegetables. Stir and set aside to cool.
    500 ml broth
  • Cut the turkey breast lengthwise (check how to do it in the video), put it on the foil, cover with another piece of foil and smash it with a meat mallet. The meat should be thinly pounded, but be careful not to break the meat. Rub the meat with mustard, season with salt and pepper. Then put the stuffing on it and roll it up (reserve some stuffing for later). Wrap the stuffed breast in foil like a candy and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    1 turkey breast, pepper, 1 tbsp mustard, salt
  • After 30 minutes, remove the meat from the fridge, unwrap it from the foil and fry for 2 minutes on each side in hot clarified butter or oil. The fat must be hot and the fire under the pan must be large so that the meat "closes" and remains juicy.
    Move the fried meat to a roasting pan and put it in the oven preheated to 392 °F and bake for 40 minutes.
    4 tbsp clarified butter
  • After 40 minutes, take the turkey out of the oven and add the stuffing to the roasting pan. You can add the rest of the broth to it. Place the turkey with the stuffing in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, remove the turkey with the stuffing from the oven and let the meat rest for 20 minutes. Enjoy!


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Serving: 100gCalories: 132kcal (7%)Carbohydrates: 12g (4%)Protein: 9g (18%)Fat: 6g (9%)Saturated Fat: 2g (13%)Trans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 23mg (8%)Sodium: 290mg (13%)Potassium: 137mg (4%)Fiber: 2g (7%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 192IU (4%)Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)Vitamin D: 0µgVitamin E: 0mg (3%)Vitamin K: 4µg (4%)Calcium: 26mg (3%)Iron: 1mg (4%)Manganese: 0mg (20%)Zinc: 1mg (5%)Folic Acid: 12µg

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Turkey breast after slicing

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1 year ago

Yuuuuum! This recipe is a-mazing! So delicious. Full of juicy and tender bites 🙂