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Simple stuffed turkey wrapped in bacon recipe

Turkey's for life, not just for Christmas, right? Turkey is lean and even cheaper than chicken, meaning this is a super budget-friendly posh nosh recipe.

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Try your hand at this delicious yet simple-to-follow recipe. It's a pretty hearty meal for one if served on it's own, or add some salad, veggies or potatoes and it'll be a wholesome, balanced (and cheap!) meal for two.

Turkey is slightly healthier chicken, tastes pretty similar and conveniently it tends to be a bit cheaper in the supermarkets too. Wins all round!

That said, if you're not a fan of turkey, or you just can't get your hands on any turkey breasts, chicken breasts will work just as well! In fact, if we're being totally honest, we used chicken when we did this recipe, and we can confirm that it was delicious (if not slightly more expensive).

Love turkey as much as we do? Check out our delicious easy turkey burgers recipe.

Simple stuffed turkey wrapped in bacon recipe


Serves: 2 | Costs: around £6

  • 2 turkey breast fillets (or chicken if you'd prefer)
  • 4 rashers smoked back bacon
  • 1 ball of mozzarella, sliced
  • 1/4 jar of green pesto
  • Splash of white wine (optional)


  1. If you're using it, leave the turkey breast fillets to marinade in a splash of white wine for about 10 mins if using
  2. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees
  3. Using a sharp knife, slice the turkey breasts through the centre (though not the whole way through) so that you can open them up like a book. Another option is to cover the turkey breast with a piece of baking paper and bash it with a rolling pin until it becomes a wide, flat piece of turkey that can be folded over
  4. Place your sliced mozzarella inside the turkey breast and cover the outside of the breast with pesto. Season with salt and pepperchicken pesto and mozzerella recipe
  5. Take two rashers of bacon for each stuffed breast and wrap around the closed fillets.
  6. Place the fillets in an oven tray or dish, on a baking sheet
  7. Place in the oven and cook for 25-30mins.

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As mentioned, you can either have both breasts to yourself if you're feeling particularly peckish, or serve with vegetables and/or potatoes to make this recipe perfect for two.

It's a pretty simple recipe but really filling and will definitely impress your friends as it looks super impressive once it's plated up. Enjoy!

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