Free Healthy Recipe - Roast Turkey Breast with Oatmeal and Sage stuffing

Dairy free, Low carbohydrate, Low fat, Low GI, Wheat Free

While it's tradition to roast the whole turkey, in my opinion, it's a waste of time and money and only serves to increase your intake of unnecessary fat. A single breast will serve up to 8 people with no waste, less fat and while it may not be as impressive, this tastes as good, is much easier and takes less than half the time to cook.

The stuffing is a variation on a traditional Scottish recipe. Here we replace suet (solid saturated fat) with corn oil and add the wonderful herb sage. It's delicious and has a much lower GI than stuffing made with breadcrumbs.

2 tbsp corn oil
5 sprigs thyme

Oatmeal and Sage stuffing:
1 small brown onion, finely chopped
¼ cup sage, roughly chopped
1 tbsp corn oil


Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
Remove the turkey breast from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature before stuffing. Using a meat mallet, lightly bash the thickest sections of the turkey breast to flatten it a little. Spread the breast flat, skin side down ready for stuffing.

Mix the oats with the onion, sage and oil and season with sea salt and pepper. Spoon the stuffing along the length of the breast and roll the meat over to cover it completely.
Using kitchen string, tie the breast securely to ensure the stuffing is not lost in the cooking process. Tuck thyme springs under the skin and brush with corn oil. Season and place in a baking tray.
Cover with foil and place in the oven to cook at 220C for 20 minutes.
Reduce the heat to 180C and cook for a further 30 minutes.
Remove the foil, increase the temperature to 200C and cook for a further 25 minutes basting regularly. Remove the turkey from the oven and leave to rest for 20 minutes before carving.

To make the gravy, while the turkey is resting, drain the roasting pan of all the juices into a small pan. Add the flour and stir continuously. Add the chicken stock and continue to stir until the gravy thickens. Season and serve over the turkey.

Note: Steel Cut oats are coarsely cut oat grains that resemble hard breadcrumbs. They are available from good health food stores.

Makes 8 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hr 15 mins + 20 mins resting
Ready in: 2 hrs

Suitable for:
Dinner, Lunch
See also:
Cranberry Sauce 2
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 1801 kj
Calories 430 kcal
Fat 15.7 g
Saturated Fat 2.7 g
Total Carbohydrate 13.3 g
Total Protein 58.1 g
Fibre 2 g

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