Butternut Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin

Butternut Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin with Cranberries and Pecans

So, I’m going to stray from the traditional this Thanksgiving. This looks amazing; I can’t wait!

Turkey Roulade via Skinnytaste.com

Turkey Roulade via Skinnytaste.com

 

 

Butternut Stuffed Turkey Tenderloin with Cranberries and Pecans
Delicious non-traditional Thanksgiving Meal
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Ingredients
  1. 2 boneless turkey tenderloins (1 lb total)
  2. 1 tsp kosher salt (diamond crystal)
  3. 1/2 tbsp light olive oil
  4. 1/3 cup chopped shallots
  5. 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  6. 1 1/4 cups (6 oz) diced butternut squash, 1/2-inch dice
  7. 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  8. 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  9. 1 cup baby kale or spinach
  10. 3 sage leaves, chopped
  11. 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  12. 1/4 tsp crushed black pepper
  13. 6 to 8 pieces cooking twine
  14. cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Add shallots and garlic and sauté over medium-low heat for 4-5 minutes, or until golden. Add butternut squash, cranberries, maple syrup and 1 tablespoon water and cover; cook on low for 10 minutes. Remove lid and add kale, salt, sage, and pepper, cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Set aside to cool and mix in pecans.
  2. Cut a pocket into the sides of the tenderloins, careful not to cut all the way through at the ends. Season the inside and outside of the turkey with salt.
  3. Stuff each turkey breast with about 3/4 cup of squash mixture. Cut cooking twine long enough to tie each breast with 3 to 4 pieces of twine. Cut off extra twine.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  5. In skillet over medium-high heat, lightly spray with cooking spray. Carefully sear each turkey breast on each side. If your skillet is oven proof, cover tight with foil and place in the center of the oven (If not, then transfer to baking dish and cover with foil), place directly into oven and cook for 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to sit 5 minutes before cutting off twine and slicing each turkey breast in 4 slices.
Notes
  1. For Keto'ers, just subtract or substitute the brown sugar. I usually just subtract. You get accustomed to things not being sooooo sweet, sweet, SWEET.
Adapted from Skinny Taste
Adapted from Skinny Taste
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