Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast with Apple Stuffing
Bacon wrapped turkey breast with apple stuffing is a beautiful paleo and whole30 compliant dish that is perfect for a small Thanksgiving gathering.
We used our fireplace for the first time last night! The only reason I agreed to a fire was so that I could make s’mores. Bacon s’mores to be exact. Which were AMAAAAZING. I may have had 3. I highly recommend putting a slice of bacon between marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker.
What does that have to do with bacon wrapped turkey breast with apple stuffing? Nothing. Except maybe the bacon.
A bacon wrapped turkey breast with apple stuffing is a beautiful alternative to a whole turkey. Especially if you are only feeding a small group. We used to have very small Thanksgiving gatherings. Like… 4 or 5 people total. So this dish was always perfect since preparing a whole turkey would have been a bit overkill.
This recipe isn’t overly complicated but I also can’t say it’s a simple dish to put together. You need to make the filling which includes sautéed onions, apples, mushrooms, and walnuts. I love adding flaxseed to this to give it that breadcrumb texture while also giving you a boost of omega-3s.
The turkey breast itself needs to be butterflied and then pounded out until it’s about a half inch thick. I just lay it on a cutting board with a big piece of plastic wrap on top and pound it with the bottom of a mason jar.
Then just lay down some bacon and place your turkey breast on top. Spread the stuffing on the flattened turkey breast and roll it up. Tie some twine around to hold it all together, sear the whole thing, and roast it.
Okay, that sounds like a lot of steps. More than my usual recipes but hey, it’s Thanksgiving. You can get a little crazy once a year.
Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast with Apple Stuffing Recipe Notes:
- You can ask your butcher to butterfly the turkey breast for you or use this tutorial to do it yourself.
- This dish pairs beautifully with my naturally sweetened orange cinnamon cranberry sauce