Holiday Stuffed Turkey & Green Bean Casserole

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4

A holiday classic with a twist: serve veggies with turkey for extra nutritional power. The paired green bean casserole is a healthier spin on the cream-based classic with less fats and nutrient-rich almonds.

Ingredients

  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. 1 cup onion, chopped
  3. 1 cup spinach
  4. 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  6. 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  7. 1/4 cup celery, sliced
  8. 1/8 cup cashews, chopped
  9. 1 boneless turkey breast

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat; add onions, spinach, mushrooms, thyme, parsley, celery and cashews; cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Insert knife into side of turkey breast and create pocket in the middle. Stuff breast with vegetable mixture.
  4. Return skillet to heat; add turkey and cook 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  5. Transfer turkey to baking dish and bake 30-45 minutes, or until an internal temperature reaches 160ºF.
  6. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Suggested Sides

Green Bean Casserole
½ cup brown rice
½ cup chopped apple and ½ cup pineapple chunks
A glass of 1% milk

Nutritional Value

  1. Calories 630 
  2. Fat 21g
  3. Protein 42g
  4. Carbohydrate 69g
  5. Sodium 282mg
  6. Fiber 9g
  7. Cholesterol 107mg
  8. Calcium 45% DV
  9. Vitamin A 37% DV
  10. Vitamin C 99% DV
  11. Iron 23% DV
  12. ​*Nutritional information is for complete meal with suggested sides

Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients

  1. 1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  2. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 2 green onions, sliced
  5. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  7. 1/2 cup half-and-half
  8. 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted until golden

Directions

  1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in large saucepot; add green beans and cook uncovered, 4-5 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Heat butter in skillet over medium heat; add garlic and onion, and cook 1-2 minutes. Add salt, pepper and half-and-half, and simmer 7 minutes, or until half-and-half is reduced slightly.
  3. Toss half-and-half mixture with green beans and top with almonds.

Suggested Sides

Green Bean Casserole
½ cup brown rice
½ cup chopped apple and ½ cup pineapple chunks
A glass of 1% milk

Nutritional Value

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