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Holiday Stuffed Turkey & Green Bean Casserole

A holiday classic with a twist: serve veggies with turkey for extra nutritional power. The paired green bean casserole is a healthier spin on the cream-based classic with less fats and nutrient-rich almonds.

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Holiday Stuffed Turkey

Holiday Stuffed Turkey

A holiday classic with a twist: serve veggies with turkey for extra nutritional power. 

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews
  • 4-pound boneless turkey breast


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat; add onions, spinach, mushrooms, thyme, parsley, celery and cashews; cook 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Insert knife into side of turkey breast and create pocket in the middle. Stuff breast with vegetable mixture.
  4. Return skillet to heat; add turkey and cook 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
  5. Transfer turkey to baking dish and bake 30-45 minutes, or until an internal temperature reaches 160ºF.
  6. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 630Total Fat: 21gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 282mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 9gProtein: 42g

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Trish James

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Trish James

Trish is a grocery industry veteran of 15 years, specifically in the produce industry for nine, working alongside health-conscious brands. Trish is the mom of two very active boys and passionate about helping others, especially in her community, which is why she appreciates the work we do at Produce for Kids. She can be found volunteering weekly at her local food bank. Trish loves providing useful, relevant, and realistic resources to Produce for Kids followers – no parent-shaming, just inspiring new habits and celebrating wins. Find her regular contributions on the Produce for Kids Blog.

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