Gunn’s Hill Five Brothers Cheese and Butter-Nutty Pecan Turkey

This recipe features the 2013 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix winner in the Firm cheese category.

  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cooking: 1 h
Yields 8 servings
gunn s hill five brothers cheese and butter nutty pecan turkey

Ingredients

  • Stuffing
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Milk
  • 2 slices of bread cut into cubes
  • 1 1/3 cups (325 mL) grated butternut squash
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) pecan pieces
  • 5 oz (150 g) Gunn's Hill Five Brothers cheese cut into small cubes
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Turkey
  • 2 1/4 lb (1 Kg) boneless skinless turkey breast
  • 18 very thin slices pancetta (about 4 oz/125 g)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh thyme leaves

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).

Stuffing

: In a small, non-stick dry skillet over medium heat, saute onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Let cool.

Beat egg with milk in a large bowl. Add bread and wait 2 minutes to allow it to soak up liquid. Stir in onions, squash, pecans and cheese. Add pepper to taste.

Turkey:

Slice turkey breast in half lengthwise, without cutting all the way through, and open like a book. Cover with plastic wrap and flatten with a butcher’s mallet or a rolling pin, until about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick.

Spread bottom part with stuffing and close up turkey breast to seal stuffing inside. If desired, tie with string like a roast or hold in place using toothpicks. Place in a baking dish and cover top of turkey with pancetta slices and thyme.

Roast for 1 hour or until meat thermometer reads 170 °F (80 °C). Let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with seasonal vegetables.

Tips

Prepare turkey breast, cover and refrigerate until ready to roast.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 304 Calories
Protein: 37 g
Carbohydrate: 8 g
Fat: 14 g
Fibre: 1.3 g
Sodium: 622 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 17 % / 191 mg
Vitamin B12: 92 %
Selenium: 70 %
Vitamin B6: 49 %
Niacin: 45 %