Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Turkey Breast.
This prosciutto wrapped turkey breast is stuffed with fresh herbs, garlic and dried cranberries. It’s the perfect Thanksgiving entree and stunning on a table! Plus, it tastes fantastic.
Time to add this deliciousness to your menu!
I’ve got the simplest turkey option on the menu for you today! We’ve got one week to go until Thanksgiving so if you’re still scrambling for a main dish, I AM HERE FOR YOU!
And it’s ridiculously delicious.
A gorgeous stuffed turkey breast, loaded with fresh herbs and dried cranberries (or cherries!) and garlic and wrapped in crispy prosciutto. Best meal ever!
I have so many delicious stuffed pork tenderloin recipes that we love to bust out during the holiday season. They are easier than you think and can be stuffed with so many delicious ingredients. And because of that, I knew a stuffed turkey breast had to happen too!
I’ve wanted to share one for years but finally made it happen. This is the perfect dish for Thanksgiving if you’re hosting a smaller gathering or if you’re intimidated by a whole turkey. Or, if you’re like me and prefer to save room for all of the sides!
Side dishes are where it’s at. Give me a plate of sides please.
The filling for this stuffed turkey breast is SO good. It’s super simple too. All you need for the filling is:
A bunch of chopped herbs
Bread crumbs – I like seasoned ones!
Dried cranberries or cherries
Mix that all together, spread it on the turkey breast and you’re golden.
Oh but it gets better because I can’t possibly stop there. Instead of simply stuffing the turkey and roasting it like that, I also wrap it in prosciutto.
Oh my word.
The prosciutto gets so crispy and crunchy – it flakes right off and almost melts in your mouth. It provides the most savory, crisp element to the stuffed turkey. Especially since the turkey has a little dried fruit in it.
Not only is this less intimidating than a whole turkey – there are a few other bonuses too. First, it’s on the smaller side side and simpler to make, so you could actually make two of them with completely different flavor profiles! Stuff them with different ingredients and enjoy the excitement.
And second, this is SO pretty on the table. It makes for a lovely centerpiece and really shines!
Here’s how to make the prosciutto wrapped turkey breast:
- Use a sharp knife to butterfly the turkey breast. I actually like to slice it twice to open it up so I have a lot of space to work with.
- Mix your stuffing! I stir together fresh herbs, garlic, breadcrumbs and dried cranberries with a drop of olive oil to bind everything together a bit.
- Roll it up tight, then cover it in thinly sliced prosciutto slices. I mean!! This is divine.
- Bake it, which only takes around 45 minutes or so. Yes, you can have this beauty done in one hour. Let it rest a bit, then slice it and serve.
This goes with EVERYTHING. If you want to make it for dinner one night, serve it with roasted vegetables or my house mashed potatoes (aka, the best ever). You can also make some of my favorite gravy to go with the turkey.
Prosciutto Wrapped Turkey Breast
Prosciutto Wrapped Stuffed Turkey Breast
- 3 pound turkey breast
- kosher salt and pepper
- ¾ cup chopped fresh herbs, like parsley, rosemary, thyme and sage
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries, chopped
- ¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 8 thin slices prosciutto
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Using a sharp knife, butterfly the turkey breast. Slice into the thickest portion of the breast. Cut along the length of the breast, but not all the way through. Unfold so the turkey opens like a book. Place between two pieces of plastic wrap and use a meat tenderizer to pound out into an even layer. Season the turkey all over with kosher salt and pepper.
- In a bowl, stir together the herbs, cranberries, bread crumbs and garlic. Add the olive oil and stir until the mixture is moistened.
- Spread the mixture all over the turkey breast, leaving a 1 inch border around the edges. Starting with the long side, tightly roll up the turkey breast. Place it on a baking sheet or in a baking dish.
- Take the slices of prosciutto and place them on top, folding the edges underneath the stuffed turkey breast. Cover the turkey all over.
- Roast the turkey for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.
- Serve with mashed potatoes and gravy!
Prettiest spiral ever.