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Turkey Breast With Sausage-Apricot Stuffing

Turkey Breast With Sausage-Apricot Stuffing

A dressing of sausage, apricots and pecans complements this roasted turkey breast and makes for the perfect holiday dinner.

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30 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 30 min
Total Time


16 ounces pork sausage

2 cups dried bread cubes

1 cup pecan halves

1/2 cup chopped dried apricots

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1/3 cup chicken broth

2 ribs (1 cup) celery, sliced 1/2-inch

1 small (1/2 cup ) onion, chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves, crushed

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 (5- to 7-pound) bone-in turkey breast

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Brown sausage in 10-inch skillet over medium heat; drain off fat.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine browned sausage and all remaining ingredients except turkey breast and 3 tablespoons butter in bowl. Gently loosen skin from turkey in neck area to make large area to stuff. Stuff with enough sausage mixture to fill; secure skin flap with toothpicks.

  4. STEP 4

    Place remaining sausage mixture into ungreased 1 1/2-quart covered casserole; refrigerate until baking time.

  5. STEP 5

    Place stuffed turkey breast, breast-side up, on rack in roasting pan. Brush with 3 tablespoons melted butter. Bake, basting occasionally, 2-2 1/2 hours or until meat thermometer reaches 165°F and turkey breast is no longer pink. Let stand 10 minutes.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake remaining stuffing 25-30 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition (1 serving)

700 Calories
39 Fat (g)
245 Cholesterol (mg)
870 Sodium (mg)
9 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
74 Protein (g)
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