Don’t want to cook a whole bird this year? Consider this delicious low carb rolled turkey breast stuffed with mushrooms and sage. This post is sponsored by Volk Enterprises.
It is exactly 2 weeks from today that we uproot our family and move to the opposite coast of the continent. And if you quickly do the math and look at a calendar, you will see this means that we are moving a few days before Thanksgiving. We will arrive in the Pacific Northwest with practically nothing, as all our stuff will still be in transit from Boston. A few clothes, a few air beds, some sleeping bags and that’s about it. Our Thanksgiving this year will be very pared down and it’s likely we will be ordering our meal from the Whole Foods just up the street. And we will be eating it on paper plates with plastic cutlery, sitting at a card table borrowed from friends. I don’t think you can get more minimalist is than that!
So I’ve been cranking out the low carb Thanksgiving recipes early this year, so I can at least say I had some lovely home-cooked dishes, even if it’s not on the actual Turkey Day. And this stuffed turkey breast recipe is a serious winner and perfect for small families who don’t want to cook a whole ginormous bird. It was perhaps the most flavourful and moist turkey breast I’ve had in years and that’s saying a lot. I would easily consider making this my go-to turkey recipe and skipping the rest of the bird from now on. It was that good.
I developed the recipe because I was asked to try out these Pop-Up® Disposable Cooking Thermometers from Volk Enterprises. I have to say right off the bat how impressed I was with these unassuming-looking little timers. Can I even confess I didn’t quite trust it to work that well? I kept checking on the roast, worried that it was overcooking and that the timer wouldn’t actually pop. But pop it did, and when I tested out the internal temperature with another instant-read thermometer, it has reached 180F exactly as the Pop Up timer promised.
There are a whole range of these Pop Up® disposable cooking thermometers, ranging from 138F to 203F and they certainly take a lot of the guesswork out of cooking turkeys and other roasted meats. And astonishingly, they are even more accurate than most traditional probe cooking thermometers, as they are within +/- 2 degrees of accuracy. Because you are simply looking for the visual clue of the popped timer, you don’t have to constantly haul your turkey out of the oven to check on it. Keeping the oven door closed means your turkey can actually cook faster! I would absolutely use these pop-up timers from Volk again and not just for Turkey Day. If you want to learn more about Pop Up® disposable cooking thermometers, Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Also heck out this video: http://youtu.be/y3zSl97LLPo
If you’re buying a turkey with a pop-up timer this year, make sure to look for the registered Pop Up® name so that you know you are getting the accuracy of a disposable thermometer made by Volk.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Volk Enterprises. As always, all recipes, photography, thoughts, opinions, random tangents and incoherent ramblings are my own.
Mushroom & Sage Rolled Turkey Breast
Saturated fatty acids: 5.66g
Total fat: 11.39g
Calories from fat: 102
Total dietary fiber: 0.71g
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Carol L says
Link for the pop up timers?
A lot of work, but it looks pretty good.
This is a very old recipe so I am afraid I no longer have a link!
Diana Donofrio says
You have garlic in the ingredient list not in the instructions. Do you sauce the garlic with the mushrooms?
Had a lot of sage in the garden this year (my compost must have been really powerful I guess) so I can make this often. I freeze shredded sage with evoo and keep it for use after the garden is gone for the winter. Making for combo Thanksgiving/Anniversary dinner. Found these timers at Trader Joe’s here .
Hope you love it!
Looks, sounds, and smells (virtually!) awesome! Will definitely be trying this. Can you direct me where to buy these thermometers? I’ve checked their Facebook page, Twitter page, and website, and for the life of me, I can’t find where to buy these little suckers!! They are probably losing a lot of potential sales. 🙁 Thanks Carolyn, and Happy Thanksgiving and Moving Day to you and your family!!
I asked the same question, Stephanie. When I agreed to the campaign, I thought that they were things you could just purchase anywhere but it sounds like they are mostly just sold IN the turkeys and meat. There are other brands of them, but I am not sure they are as good. They do sell them at select stores but they don’t have a store locator. Sorry 🙁
Susan Parker says
Carolyn, you always hit it out of the park. Was just discussing alternate stuffing recipes with a friend yesterday. This looks AWESOME. I am on a LCHF diet with more weight loss in mind and don’t do bread/grains. Appreciate and have made many of your recipes.
P.S. I love the way your writing style as well!
Thank you, Susan!
Lori @ RecipeGirl says
This looks incredibly delicious! I will be on the lookout for those pop up thermometers!
I need to get those thermometers. I am guilty of overcooking my meats. And this turkey breast looks fantastic!
I got to try out the timers too and was also impressed. I’m one of those people who cuts into the meat to see if it’s done (bad, I know). Love the traditional flavors you used with this turkey breast! And how good it looks too.
Stuffing the breast makes it so good and moist. I love sage this time of year!
Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies says
These turkey breasts are seriously making me drool. If I was in charge of our Thanksgiving dinner, this is what I would make! Good luck with the move. That’s a big one… I’m sure it will take some time to get settled in.
I have one mushroom hater in the family. What would be a good substitute for them? Some type of vegetable? And still have the recipe turn out fabulous?
I honestly have no idea. I only made it with mushrooms.
Faith (An Edible Mosaic) says
What an incredibly beautiful meal! That veggie stuffing sounds perfect. And those pop up thermometers are a great idea! I love that they take the guesswork out of cooking meat.
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
I could EASILY be convinced to make that my go-to turkey recipe!
Love everything about it, including the little clever thermometer.
This is one incredible turkey roulade! Just.plain.gorgeous!!! And filled with mushrooms? Love it. Hope the move goes smoothly and that you have some time to relax over the holiday.
P.S. I am very appreciative of those pop up thermometers 🙂
Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) says
WOW – these look so delish. I’m vowing this year that I’ll be making turkey, stuffing and sweet potatoes more often this year – not just for Thanksgiving – and this is the perfect recipe to do that.
Good luck with your move – over the years, I’m sure this Thanksgiving will be one of the ones you remember the most – so excited for you and your family’s next life chapter 🙂
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
This is fabulous and perfect for smaller families or couples who don’t want to cook an entire turkey, love this! and hey, pick up food from Whole Foods doesn’t sound so bad considering you will be in your new home with your family. . hope you still have a great Thanksgiving, Carolyn! and love those Pop Up disposable cooking thermometers!!
Oh, that looks like just the ticket. no one will be coming home for Thanksgiving, so it will just be us 2. Good luck on the move, moved MANY times as a kid and they were all exciting! I can especially remember swimming on Christmas at the hotel when we moved to LA. : )
Make this, then! It’s perfect for a small Thanksgiving.