Roast Turkey with Bacon, Apple and Cranberries

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 1 h 30 min 6
Roast Turkey with Bacon, Apple and Cranberries
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2 large Carrots
1 1/2 large White onion
8 clove(s) Garlic
1 1/2 kg Turkey breast
3 tbsp Coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp Rosemary, dried
1 1/2 tsp, ground Thyme, dried
1 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Black pepper (freshly ground)
200 gm Bacon
2 medium Green Apple (cored and finely diced)
1/2 cup Cranberries, dried
1/2 cup Pecans (chopped)
1/2 tsp Sage, ground


Preheat oven to 200°C.

Chop the carrots and 1 large onion roughly and place in a roasting dish. Smash 6 cloves of garlic with the flat edge of a knife, but don't peel, and put them in the roasting dish too. Place turkey breast on top of the vegetables. Drizzle over 1 tbsp coconut oil and top with 1 tsp rosemary, 1 tsp thyme, salt and pepper.

Cover with aluminum foil, lower the oven to 180°C and cook covered (to keep the juices in) for 1 hour.

While turkey is cooking, preheat a pan on medium-low heat with 2 tbsp coconut oil.

Dice bacon and 1/2 an onion, cook 3 minutes. Add apples and cranberries. Fry until onion is translucent.

Add 2 cloves of minced garlic, pecans 1/2 tsp rosemary, 1/2 tsp sage and thyme. Simmer on low heat, covered for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, until turkey is ready.

After 1 hour, take turkey out of the oven and flip. Mix around the vegetables and add the bacon mixture to the roasting dish. Cover everything in the juices of the turkey.

Bake for 15 minutes uncovered. Remove from oven again and flip turkey. stir around the vegetables once more and try to pile most of the bacon topping on top of the turkey.

Bake uncovered for another 15 minutes, or until the top is browned. Serve and enjoy!


Submitted by Chantelle Marie

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 736
Calories from fat 405
Calories from saturated fat 135
Total Fat 45 g
Saturated Fat 15.0 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 15.0 g
Cholesterol 180 mg
Sodium 1046 mg
Potassium 865 mg
Total Carbohydrate 23.6 g
Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
Sugars 17.9 g
Protein 61 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.7
Meat 3.1
Meat Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 0.8

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