Thursday, August 14, 2008

Roast Turkey Breast Dinner

Main Dish: Roast Turkey Breast Dinner
This naturally lean source of protein is super-versatile — and not just for Thanksgiving!
4 to 5 pounds turkey breast
12 new potatoes, quartered
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon rosemary, crushed
¼ teaspoon salt
» Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
» Place turkey breast in a roasting pan. Bake approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, until juices run clear and meat is no longer pink.
» Place quartered potatoes on baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Drizzle evenly with olive oil, then sprinkle with rosemary and salt. Place in oven 30 minutes before turkey is finished.
» Serve with salad.

Supporting Meals of the Week
1. Turkey Tetrazzini: Place cooked spaghetti in a baking dish. Combine a can of low-fat cream of mushroom soup with milk, dry sherry, mushrooms and chopped turkey. Spread sauce over noodles, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and bake.
2. Turkey tacos: Stuff taco shells with shredded turkey and top with shredded reduced-fat cheese, chopped tomato, chopped avocado and shredded lettuce.
3. Asian turkey wraps: Mix shredded turkey, shredded carrots, shredded cabbage and enoki mushrooms with hoisin, plum or teriyaki sauce. Place spoonfuls of the mixture down the center of a flour tortilla and roll up.
4. Turkey potpie: Combine chopped turkey with a can of low-fat cream of mushroom soup, add frozen mixed vegetables and herbs, and mix thoroughly. Cover with one sheet phyllo dough, spray with nonstick spray, and bake.

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