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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes: Skillet Turkey With Roasted Vegetables

Turkey breast is lower in calories and fat, and easier and faster to prepare than cooking the whole bird!
Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
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Thanksgiving isn't complete without turkey. But if you are looking for a healthier, lighter choice give this turkey breast recipe a shot.

Compared to a turkey drumstick, the breast is lower in calories and fat, it is also easier and faster to prepare than cooking the whole bird! Plus, this dish comes with veggies, too!

Skillet Turkey With Roasted Vegetables, Serves 4

Prep: 20 min

Cook: 20 min


1 skin-on boneless turkey breast (1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounds)

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

3/4 teaspoon dried marjoram

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

2 bunches spring onions or small regular onions trimmed and halved

4 stalks celery, cut into 3-inch pieces

2 bunches small carrots, trimmed

1 10-to-12-ounce package mixed mushrooms, stemmed

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Rub the turkey skin with 1 tablespoon olive oil; rub over and under the skin with the marjoram, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Sear the turkey, skin-side down, without moving, until golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip the turkey, then add the onions, cut-side down, and cook until slightly browned, 4 to 5 more minutes. Scatter the celery and carrots over the onions, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the mushrooms, drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the turkey registers 160 degrees F and the vegetables are tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Let the turkey rest 5 minutes before slicing. Sprinkle with the parsley


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