A wonderful alternative to roasting a whole turkey for Thanksgiving. A mixture of tart apples, onions and spinach is wrapped up in a turkey breast tenderloin, and covered with seasoned bread crumbs. It would also make a great dinner for any time of year!
Okay, so I promised you a series of easy Thanksgiving recipes. We began with Steamed Green Beans with Hazelnut Gremolata, a delicious, healthy and easy side dish. Then we moved on to the Magic Apple Cobbler, a fantastic, tasty and easy dessert which is perfect for the season. Today we have this Turkey Roulade. In the interest of full disclosure I will say that it wasn’t particularly easy because of all of the chopping and initial prep you have to do and then there’s the rolling which was a little tricky for me. What I can say about this recipe is that it’s delicious, and so it has earned a place in my Thanksgiving line-up.
Although I did find that this recipe isn’t the easiest I’ve tried, I am still going to tag it easy Thanksgiving so that you can find it. While not necessarily easy, unless you’re a whiz in the kitchen, one of the great things that this recipe has going for it is that it maintains a nod to traditional Thanksgiving fare, but is appropriate for a small group. I certainly don’t want to roast a whole turkey when I’m just feeding a group of 2 to 4 people. This turkey roulade is the perfect size for a group that size.
This recipe isn’t just for Thanksgiving though. It would be a great option for dinner any day of the week, any time of year.
I will say that I had a bit of a hard time finding the turkey breast tenderloin. I went to four stores before I finally found it at Walmart. The brand I found is Jennie-O and it comes in 24 oz. packages, two tenderloins per package. If you want to try this recipe, and if you have one nearby, check your neighborhood Walmart first.