Spinach Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins


This main dish is elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, but simple enough for an everyday meal. Make it ahead of time, then simply put it in the oven before serving.

Spinach-Stuffed Turkey Tenderloins
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
15 mins
Grill Time:
16 mins
Roast Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 11 mins


  • 4 8 ounce turkey breast tenderloins

  • 4 cup chopped fresh spinach leaves

  • 6 ounce semisoft goat cheese (chevre) or feta cheese,crumbled(about 34 cup)

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Rinse turkey; pat dry. Make a pocket in each tenderloin by cutting lengthwise from one side almost to, but not through, the opposite side; set aside. In a bowl combine the spinach, cheese, and black pepper. Spoon spinach mixture into pockets. Tie 100 percent cotton kitchen string around each tenderloin in 3 or 4 places to hold in stuffing.

  2. In small bowl combine oil, paprika, salt, and cayenne; brush evenly over tenderloins. Wrap tenderlins individually in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 375F. Unwrap turkey and place in a shallow roasting pan. Roast about 40 minutes or until turkey reaches 170F. Remove and discard strings; slice tenderloins crosswise.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

254 Calories
10g Fat
1g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 478mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 8.3mg 42%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 2.3mg 13%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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