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Turkey Breast with Roasted Asparagus

Makes: 8 to 10 servings
Prep 30 mins Roast 1 hr 30 mins Stand 15 mins
Turkey Breast with Roasted Asparagus
  • 1/4  cup  margarine or butter, softened
  • 2  teaspoons  Dijon-style mustard
  • 3/4  teaspoon  dried tarragon, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 2  boneless turkey breast halves (with skin on) (2-1/2 to 3 pounds total)
  • 1 7  ounce jar  roasted red sweet peppers, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2  cup  snipped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2  pounds  asparagus spears
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt

1. In a small bowl combine margarine or butter, mustard, tarragon, the 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the black pepper; set aside.

2. Remove skin from turkey; set aside. Lay one turkey breast half, on work surface. Make 4 to 5 shallow cuts in the thickest portion of breast (do not cut through). Place turkey breast between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, lightly pound turkey breast to an even thickness (about 3/4 inch). Remove plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining turkey breast. Dot breast halves with half of the margarine mixture; set remaining mixture aside. Top turkey evenly with red peppers and parsley. Starting with a short side, roll up each turkey breast into a spiral. Wrap reserved skin around each roll. Tie with 100-percent-cotton string. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

3. Melt remaining margarine mixture and brush over surface of turkey. Insert a meat thermometer into the center of one of the turkey rolls. Roast in a 325 degree F oven for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until juices run clear and the thermometer registers 170 degrees F.

4. Meanwhile, snap off and discard woody bases from asparagus. If desired, scrape off scales. In a large bowl toss asparagus, oil, and the 1/4 teaspoon salt together. Add asparagus to the roasting pan around the turkey the last 15 to 20 minutes of roasting time. Cover turkey and asparagus; let stand 15 minutes before slicing. Serve turkey with asparagus. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Turkey Breast with Roasted Asparagus)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 212,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 80,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 28,
  • vit. A (RE) 144,
  • vit. C (mg) 54,
  • sodium (mg) 220,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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