This Thanksgiving I offer you a few meal planning tips and my one-pan turkey & stuffing recipe. We all need to reduce calories carbs and fats without sacrificing too much if anything in the taste department. Here are a few tips to assist in meal planning:
Since many of us have the good fortune to be guests at Thanksgiving we don't get the opportunity to fill our own kitchens with the heavenly aromas of this food holiday. If you want to create a smaller time saving version you can try my one-pan turkey and stuffing recipe. Serves 6-8.
Step 1 - Get the turkey breast cooking. Set your over to 350. Rinse the turkey breast and place it in a large glass or ceramic baking pan. Pour about 6 ounces of turkey broth and add 2 tbsp. of crushed garlic into the pan. Sprinkle spices on top of the turkey breast: paprika onion powder herbs sea salt. Cover with foil and let bake for about 20 minutes while preparing Step 2.
Step 2 - Ready the stuffing mix. In a large bowl add the chopped celery onions mushrooms and carrots. Squeeze the contents of 1-2 sausage links in (optional). Discard the casing. Add 1 egg 1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese 1 tbsp. dried parsley and the package of stuffing. Add about 12 oz. turkey broth and mix it up. Note - you can pre-cook the sausage and vegetables first cool them and then add them to the mix.
Step 3 - Uncover the turkey. Using a large spoon surround the turkey with the stuffing mix. Cover it again and reduce the heat to 325 degrees.
Cook for 30 minutes then pour 1 1/2 cups of turkey broth over the turkey and stuffing. Cook for another 20 minutes remove the foil and bring the heat back up to 350 degrees. Cook for 10 minutes or until the top is browned.
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