This year I definitely wanted to put a turkey on the festive table, but my husband and I are a bit few to eat a whole turkey. This is why I decided to make a Crispy Turkey Roll.


Turkey roll

  • 1 turkey breast fillet
  • Bacon rashers


  • 1 small onion
  • Lard
  • 4-6 mushrooms chopped
  • 150 g chicken liver finely chopped 
  • 1 handful parsley freshly chopped
  • Salt, pepper, marjoram
  • 4 large slices of water-soaked then squeezed bread in pieces
  • 3 fresh eggs



  1. In a frying pan fry the chopped onion on fat, and when it becomes a bit transparent add the mushroom, chicken liver, salt, pepper then the parsley, marjoram, the water-soaked then squeezed bread in pieces and finally the fresh eggs.
  2. While you take off the heat, stir the mixture till the eggs are almost cooked, and the stuffing got the right -formable but not too dry- consistency. Take the pan off the stove and let it cool down while you prepare the meat.

Turkey roll

  1. Tenderize the turkey breast filet slice to ensure the even thickness, then place the bacon slices next to each other on a piece of baking paper, as if you make a kind of yummy quilt for the turkey. Place the turkey breast onto the bacon layer.
  2. Sprinkle the fillet with salt, and pepper. The smoked rashers ensure that the other side gets the proper salinity.
  3. Spread the stuffing on the surface of the turkey, and roll up the filet.
  4. Finally, completely cover the roll with the bacon by folding them over the surface.
  5. Use the parchment paper to line the baking tray, then cover it with tin foil.
  6. Put it into the oven and bake it at 180 °C.
  7. The quite thick meat roll softens completely in about 50-60 minutes. At this point, you can remove the tin foil and set the oven to grill function to make the bacon jacket more crispy for about 15-20 minutes.
  8. Put the roll on a chopping board and rest it for 10 minutes to make the slicing easier and avoid the roll falling apart.
Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Turkey Roll - Photo by © Reka Csulak

Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Turkey Roll - Photo by © Reka Csulak

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