Turkey Breast Stuffed with Sausage, Garlic and Spinach

Turkey Breast Stuffed with Sausage, Garlic and Spinach
Mark Boughton Photography
  • Yield: 16 servings

Pick up a boneless turkey breast half (with the skin on), cut a pocket into it, and pile in the stuffing. You’ll have enough stuffing for two turkey breasts. If making just one, bake the remaining stuffing in a pan.


1pound sweet Italian sausage, removed from casings
1 medium onion, chopped
1tablespoon fennel seeds
4 garlic cloves, minced
3cups 1/2-inch bread cubes
1 (10-ounce) box frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 to 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 egg
2 boneless turkey breast halves, about 2 pounds each
1teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large skillet, cook sausage, onion, fennel and garlic until sausage is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Toss with bread cubes, spinach, broth and egg, mixing well. Let cool.
  3. Make a large pocket-like slit in turkey breast half. Step By Step Stuffed Turkey Breast_2Spoon in about half the spinach mixture. Step By Step Stuffed Turkey Breast_5Tie with kitchen twine. Brush with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in a roasting pan. Step By Step Stuffed Turkey Breast_7Repeat with remaining turkey and stuffing or place remaining spinach mixture in a greased baking dish.
  4. Bake turkey breasts (or extra stuffing) 35 to 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast registers 160F. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove twine, slice turkey and serve hot or room temperature. Spoon pan juices over sliced turkey. Serve extra stuffing on the side.




Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 360
  • Fat 16g
  • Cholesterol 135mg
  • Sodium 770mg
  • Carbohydrate 12g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Protein 38g