Spinach Stuffed Turkey Breast

Leafy green vegetables with lean protein for dinner is the perfect pairing when it comes to a healthy and satisfying...
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spinach stuffed turkey breast

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Leafy green vegetables with lean protein for dinner is the perfect pairing when it comes to a healthy and satisfying dinner. Turkey breast can be switched out with chicken or fish, depending on your preference. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon light olive oil
  • 1 10 Ounce package frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/3 Cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 medium scallions or spring onions
  • 1/4 Cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • 1/2 Ounce dill
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 12 Ounces turkey breast meat

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

Grease an 8-inch-square baking dish with half the olive oil; set aside.

In a bowl, mix spinach, feta, ricotta, scallions, parsley, dill and egg until well combined.

Spread a quarter of the spinach mixture down the center of each turkey cutlet, leaving a border on all sides. Roll up and place seam-side down in prepared baking dish. Brush turkey rolls with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme.

Bake about 30 minutes, until turkey is just cooked through and stuffing is heated.

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.