Turkey Breast With Sausage-Apricot Stuffing

turkey breast with sausage apricot stuffing
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A dressing of sausage, apricots and pecans complements this roasted turkey breast and makes for the perfect holiday dinner.
30 min
Prep Time
2:30
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Brown sausage in 10-inch skillet over medium heat; drain off fat.
  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. Place remaining sausage mixture into ungreased 1 1/2-quart covered casserole; refrigerate until baking time.
  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. Bake remaining stuffing 25-30 minutes or until heated through.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

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

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