Turkey and stuffing sounds like a Thanksgiving meal, but it doesn't have to be! This main dish--roasted turkey tenderloin, stuffed with dried apples, cranberries and cheddar cheese--is something your family will enjoy any time of the year.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

35 mins
1 hr 20 mins


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  • Prepare stuffing: In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add shallot; cook until tender and starting to brown. Add apple juice. Bring to simmering; remove from heat. Stir in dried apples and dried cranberries. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Transfer fruit mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in cheese and sage. Set aside.

  • Meanwhile, prepare turkey: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a shallow baking pan with foil. Make a lengthwise cut down the center of each turkey tenderloin, cutting almost to, but not through, the other side. Spread open. Place each tenderloin between two pieces of plastic wrap. Working from the center to the edges, pound turkey lightly with the flat side of a meat mallet until about 1/4 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap.

  • Spread stuffing over turkey portions to within 1/2 inch of the edges. Starting from a long side, roll up each portion into a spiral. Tie at 2-inch intervals with 100-percent-cotton kitchen string. Brush rolls with oil and sprinkle with salt and crushed red pepper. Place rolls on a rack in prepared shallow baking pan.

  • Roast, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink (170 degrees F). Remove from oven. Cover loosely with foil; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Remove and discard string. Cut rolls into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Serve warm.


To make ahead: Prepare as directed, except do not slice turkey rolls. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and chill for up to 48 hours. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice, about 1/2 inch thick
67 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 4.4g; dietary fiber 0.4g; sugars 3.4g; fat 2g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 21.3mg; vitamin a iu 60.1IU; vitamin c 0.3mg; folate 3.3mcg; calcium 22.8mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 8.1mg; potassium 86mg; sodium 79.5mg.