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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, making this a super budget-friendly posh nosh recipe.stuffed turkey-minCredit: Smabs Sputzer – Flickr
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.

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

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Simple stuffed turkey wrapped in bacon recipe


turkey stuffedServes: 2 | Costs: around £6

  • 2 turkey breast fillets
  • 4 rashers smoked back bacon
  • ball of mozzerella, sliced
  • 1/4 jar of green pesto
  • splash of white wine (optional)


  1. 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 with pesto. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Take two rashers of bacon for each stuffed breast and wrap around the closed fillets.
  6. Place the fillets in an oven tray/dish, on a baking sheet (this can get a bit messy!).
  7. Place in the oven and cook for 25-30mins.

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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