Holiday Stuffed Turkey & Green Bean Casserole

Prep time
15 minutes
Cook time
45 minutes
Serves
Servings

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

Holiday Stuffed Turkey & Green Bean Casserole

1 Tbsp.
olive oil
1 cup
onion (chopped)
1 cup
spinach
1 cup
mushrooms (sliced)
1 Tbsp.
fresh thyme (chopped)
1 Tbsp.
fresh parsley (chopped)
1⁄4 cup
celery (sliced)
1⁄8 cup
cashews (chopped)
1  
boneless turkey breast

Green Bean Casserole

1 lb.
fresh green beans (ends trimmed)
2 Tbsp.
unsalted butter
2 cloves
garlic (minced)
2  
green onions (sliced)
1⁄8 tsp.
salt
1⁄8 tsp.
pepper
1⁄2 cup
half-and-half
1⁄4 cup
slcied almonds (toasted until golden)

Instructions

Holiday Stuffed Turkey & Green Bean Casserole

  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.

Green Bean Casserole

  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