healthy stuffed turkey breast
Stuffed Turkey Breast: mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and basil
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

It’s turkey time, guys! If you want to run away from traditional stuffed turkey this Christmas you should try this Stuffed Turkey Breast with mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and basil.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 8
Author: Shoot The Cook
  • 2 turkey breasts
  • 1-2 mozzarella
  • 8-10 sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • a handful basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
For the Applesauce
  • 1 small leek, minced
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1 cup water or chicken stock
  • 1/4 tsp cinammon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  1. Peel and dice the apples. Add to a small pan with the juice of ½ lemon, 2 tbsp water and 1½ tbsp caster sugar. Heat gently until the apples are really soft, then mash with a spoon. Add a little butter and salt to serve.

  2. Sauté the leek in a pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil for 5'. Add the diced apple and cook until the apples start to soften. Add the flour and cinnamon and cook for a further 5'.

  3. Stir in the chicken stock and cook over a medium heat for 8' or until the apples are really soft. Add salt to taste.

  4. Blend everything until smooth and then drain with a colander.

  1. Combine the sun-dried tomatoes and walnuts. Set aside.

  2. Cut horizontally through the centre of the chicken breast, cutting, but not through, using a sharp knife. Open flat as you would a book. Place the chicken breast between 2 sheets of cling film or parchment paper.

  3. Pound to an even 1cm thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Remove from the cling film. Place the mozzarella slices on the centre of the turkey breast, then the basil leaves. Finally spread the sun-dried tomato mixture on top. Roll up the breast. Tie the roll with kitchen string with about 1-1/2 inches between each knot, and then trim the strings.

  4. Add the turkey to a pan with a bit of olive oil. Cook for 5 minutes, browning on both sides. Remove the turkey from the pan. Place on a baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Roast at 180 °C for about 20-25', or until cooked inside. 

  6. Remove and discard the twine from the turkey. Cut the turkey into thick slices. Serve the applesauce with the turkey. Garnish with basil leaves, if desired.

Recipe Notes

*You can make it with other types of meat such as chicken breast or chicken tights. .