Stuffed Hasselback Turkey Breast


Much easier than a traditional roast turkey, this sliced and stuffed turkey breast takes far less time than a whole bird, and it's perfect for an everyday or holiday dinner for a smaller group.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 55 mins
4 servings


Basic Stuffing:

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • ½ cup diced celery

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cups small dry bread cubes

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (dried sage, rosemary, and thyme)

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 pinch ground pepper, or to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 1 cup hot chicken broth

  • 1 large egg yolk

Turkey Breast:

  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 pound) turkey breast half (with bones and skin)

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter for brushing


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and celery; cook and stir until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat.

  2. Place bread cubes, poultry seasoning, cooked onions and celery, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Pour in chicken broth. Toss until thoroughly blended. Let mixture rest for about 15 minutes to allow broth to absorb into the stuffing. Add egg yolk; stir until evenly incorporated.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  4. Slice turkey breast crosswise in 3/4-inch slices down to the bone (do not cut through the bone). Divide stuffing mixture among the spaces between the slices. Transfer turkey breast to prepared baking sheet. Brush with melted butter.

  5. Roast in preheated oven until richly browned, 60 to 75 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 150 degrees F (65 degrees C). Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes before slicing sections from bone.

Chef's Notes:

This makes 2 large or 4 smaller portions depending on size of turkey breast. Find one that's about 2 to 3 pounds. Be sure to use a thermometer to ensure internal doneness.

For the stuffing, use your favorite recipe or try this one:
Pecan and Apricot Sourdough Bread Stuffing

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1003 Calories
31g Fat
79g Carbs
94g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1003
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 282mg 94%
Sodium 2406mg 105%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 94g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 179mg 14%
Iron 8mg 46%
Potassium 1146mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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