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Turkey Breast a la Porketta

Turkey Breast a la Porketta

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep 1 hr
  • Roast 1 hr
  • Stand 15 mins

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  • 1 2 1/2 - 3 - pound boneless turkey breast half with skin
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto or cooked ham
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning or coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon snipped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon dried sage, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Italian-Style Bread Stuffing (see recipe center) (optional)


  1. Remove skin from turkey in 1 piece; set aside. Place breast half, skinned side down, on plastic wrap. Cover with plastic wrap. Pound with the flat side of a meat mallet to a rectangle with an even 1/2-inch thickness.
  2. To stuff, arrange prosciutto or ham on top of turkey. In a small bowl, combine parsley, paprika, Italian seasoning, lemon-pepper, fennel seeds, rosemary, sage, onion powder, salt and garlic. Spoon and spread parsley mixture evenly onto prosciutto or ham. Starting from a long side, roll up turkey and stuffing. Lay skin over turkey; tuck under. Tie with clean 100 percent cotton kitchen string.
  3. Place turkey roll on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Brush oil over entire turkey roll. Insert a meat thermometer into center of the turkey roll. Roast, uncovered, in a 375 degree F oven for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until thermometer registers 170 degrees F and turkey is no longer pink. Brush with pan juices halfway through roasting. Cover with foil and let stand for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing. Transfer turkey to a cutting board. To serve, cut into 3/4- to 1-inch slices and serve with Italian-Style Bread Stuffing, if you like. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Turkey Breast a la Porketta)

Servings Per Recipe 8, fiber (g) 0, sat. fat (g) 3, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 6, Folate (µg) 8, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 7, chol. (mg) 91, sodium (mg) 328, iron (mg) 2, Potassium (mg) 316, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3, calcium (mg) 30, Thiamin (mg) 0, carb. (g) 1, Fat, total (g) 14, vit. A (IU) 243, cal. (kcal) 273, vit. C (mg) 2, pro. (g) 33, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, sugar (g) 0

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