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Easy stuffed turkey wrapped in bacon recipe

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Turkey's for life, not just for Christmas. And as it's lean and relatively cheap, it makes this recipe a filling, affordable and super tasty meal.

chicken wrapped in bacon with potatoes and peas

Despite its low cost, this stuffed turkey with bacon recipe is such a treat.

Chicken might be the go-to meat for many, but turkey is slightly healthier than chicken despite tasting pretty similar. Winner winner, turkey dinner.

That said, if you're not a fan of turkey steaks or breasts, or you just can't get your hands on any, chicken breasts will work just as well in this recipe, and you might also find they're cheaper. In fact, we used chicken when we made it ourselves, and we can confirm that it was still delicious.

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

Easy stuffed turkey wrapped in bacon recipe


Serves: 2 | Costs: £4.75* excluding wine (£2.38 per serving) Time taken: 40 mins

  • 2 turkey breast fillets (or chicken if you'd prefer) (£3.00)
  • 4 rashers smoked back bacon (£0.73)
  • 1 ball of mozzarella, sliced (£0.69)
  • 50g green pesto (£0.33)
  • Splash of white wine (optional).


  1. If you're using white wine, leave the turkey breast fillets to marinate in a splash of it for about 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat your oven to 190°C.
  3. Using a sharp knife, slice the turkey breasts through the centre (but not the whole way through).
  4. Place your sliced mozzarella inside the turkey breast and cover the outside of the breast with pesto. Season with salt and pepper.raw chicken on a chopping board
  5. Take two rashers of bacon for each stuffed breast and wrap them 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 25–30 minutes.

turkey, mozzarella, potatoes and peas

If you're feeling particularly peckish, you could always have both turkey breasts to yourself. But otherwise, serving a turkey breast with vegetables and potatoes makes this recipe perfect for two servings. Why not have one portion for lunch the next day?

This recipe is ideal for pretty much any occasion, whether you're looking to cheer yourself up when you're feeling homesick, impress your university friends, or just treat yourself to a tasty and filling meal.

It's a pretty simple dish when you follow our recipe, so you can't really go wrong. Enjoy!

We know of one savvy chef who saves money by recreating takeaways at home. We chatted with him to find out how.

* Prices were correct at the time of writing (using prices as guidelines).

Jake Butler

WRITTEN BY Jake Butler

Jake joined Save the Student in 2010 and is the COO. As an expert across student finance, Jake has appeared on The BBC, The Guardian, Which?, ITV, Channel 5 and many other outlets. He particularly enjoys sharing tips on saving money and making extra money with opportunities like paid surveys and part-time jobs.
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