Stuffed Turkey Breast and Squash Side Dish

Pat Duran


This recipe is from Whole Foods.This will be a great addition to my Thanksgiving dinner table. I love the stuffed squash too!
This meal will be great with a side of wild rice pilaf and maybe lemon green peas. With a Shaker lemon pie for dessert.
Now I don't know If I can wait that long- might have to try sooner. LOL


★★★★★ 2 votes

6 to 8 servings
30 Min
2 Hr 35 Min


Add to Grocery List


1 Tbsp
unsalted butter or smart balance, softened
1 1/2 Tbsp
chopped garlic
6 c
thinly sliced leeks(white and light green parts only)
1 lb
mixed mushrooms, chopped
1/2 c
fresh breadcrumbs
1/2 c
grated pecorino romano cheese
2 tsp
each -parsley, rosemary sage, thyme, all chopped
1/2 tsp
salt and pepper


1 Tbsp
butter or smart balance, softened
1 tsp
each parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme


2 1/2 lb
boneless turkey breast, butterflied
salt and pepper to taste


4 large
acorn squash or any winter squash of your choice
3/4 c

How to Make Stuffed Turkey Breast and Squash Side Dish


  • 1Stuffing:
    Melt butter in a large, deep sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook. stirring constantly, for 10 seconds. Add leeks and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until softened and liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in breadcrumbs,cheeses, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme salt and pepper. When cooled, set aside 4 cups of the stuffing for the squash. The remainder will be used to stuff the turkey.
  • 2Herb Butter:
    Combine ingredients and set aside.
    Preheat oven to 350^
  • 3Turkey Prep:
    Arrange turkey breast skin-side down on flat surface.Cover with plastic wrap, then pound lightly with a meat mallet to flatten and make an even thickness all over. Season turkey all over with salt and pepper. Spread the stuffing reserved for the turkey over the meat, leaving a 3/4-inch border around edge.
  • 4Close up tightly, tucking in the stuffing as your go, then tie with twine at 1-inch intervals around entire turkey breast.
    Rub turkey all over with the herb butter. Place turkey in small roasting pan. Roast uncovered in 350^ , basting occasionally until temperature of internal is 165^ about 1 1/2 hours. Cover with foil if it starts to brown too quickly.
  • 5Squash Prep:
    Cut each squash in 1/2. Remove seed and stuff. With a sharp knife, cut a thin slice from the bottom of each 1/2 so it will sit flat. Fill squash with 1/2 cup of the stuffing. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan covered with foil. Pour water into pan.
  • 6Cover squash with a large piece of heavy duty foil, sprayed with cooking spray,coated side down.
    Place in oven after turkey has roasted for 45 minutes. Bake for 50-50 minutes or until squash is tender.
  • 7Transfer turkey to carving board, tent with foil ans set aside for 15 minutes. Remove and discard twine, cut turkey into 8 slices and serve. Serve one squash 1/2 per person.

Printable Recipe Card

About Stuffed Turkey Breast and Squash Side Dish

Course/Dish: Turkey, Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 13 Comments & Reviews

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Stuffing A Turkey Recipe

The Do’s and Don’ts of Stuffing a Turkey

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Are you team stuffing or team dressing? Either way, there’s a right way and a wrong way to stuff your Thanksgiving bird. Check out this guideline you need to know...

Healthy, Flavorful Recipes For The New Year

Healthy, Flavorful Recipes for the New Year

Kitchen Crew

The holiday season is a time for indulgence... and, oh boy, did I indulge. I don't regret the pieces of cake and all the cookies, but it's time to reset...

8 Delicious Ground Turkey Recipes

8 Delicious Ground Turkey Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Ground turkey is a great way to make your favorite meals a bit healthier. These recipes are so tasty, you won't even miss the original!