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Turkey Pinwheels with Potato, Cheddar and Apple

Disclaimer: Thank you to The Little Potato Company for sponsoring this blog post! All recipes, wording, and opinions are, as usual, my own.

 

Thanksgiving is such a special holiday. It’s hard not to appreciate any occasion with good food and good company, but the autumn air slowly teasing out the colours from the trees makes Thanksgiving particularly wonderful.

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In honour of this upcoming occasion, I wanted to show you how to prepare the classic flavours of thanksgiving in a non-traditional way. This method, which consists of flattening a large turkey breast and rolling it up with a delicious filling of potato, cheddar cheese, apples, rosemary and pecans, is a fun and festive take on a Thanksgiving day spread!

 

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This recipe not only cooks faster than a whole turkey (60 minutes), but it ensures a beautifully tender bird that is never too dry, thanks to the filling. Also, you can forget those pangs of anxiety when it comes to carving, as this year you just have to slice.

This is definitely gracing my Thanksgiving table this year!

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Yields 8-10 servings

Turkey Pinwheels with Potato, Cheddar and Apple
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Ingredients

  • 1 kg turkey breast
  • 2/3 cup mashed potatoes (I used my favourite, Dynamic Duo from from The Little Potato Company)
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream (35%)
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • half of a small apple, finely chopped (I used macintosh)
  • 1/4 cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried savory
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Either pound the turkey breast flat, or carefully butterfly it by slicing it in half by thickness so it lies open as one piece. It should be about 1-inch thick. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. In a medium-size bowl, mix together the potatoes, cream, pecans, apple, cheese, and rosemary. Spread it on the turkey and season again with salt and pepper. Gently roll the turkey along the long edge, trying not to squeeze out the filling (some will ooze out, that's okay. Simple stuff it back in where you can).
  4. Tie the rolled turkey breast together with kitchen string in 3 or 4 places, and carefully place on a roasting pan. Drizzle with the oil and then sprinkle with savory.
  5. Bake uncovered for about 1 hr or until cooked through. Allow to rest for 2-3 minutes before slicing.
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  • Mairead Rodgers
    I love this idea for Thanksgiving, but it cooks fast enough it would be great for any Sunday dinner! Thanks for sharing!
  • Samantha @MyKitchenLove
    This looks delectable Hilary! The centre looks perfectly creamy ... probably keeping that turkey extra moist as well. You definitely took some Autumn/Thanksgiving flavours and gave them a perfectly balanced twist! Love it.
  • Meaghan Carey
    Mashed potato stuffed turkey breast... girl you are a genius!!! Love this idea for dinner, because it is looking way too good to save for just Thanksgiving! Yum definitely going to add this to next week's dinner plan :)
  • Sean Bromilow
    I've ALWAYS felt that turkey shouldn't be relegated to holidays only, and a recipe like this gives me a great reason to do something outside of the holidays. The combination of flavours sounds reallllly good, and I just love how it looks when you cut into it! Awesome stuff Hilary.