Take your turkey to the next level with this delicious stuffed turkey breast! Juicy roasted turkey stuffed with a cheesy broccoli filling makes for an easy, delicious meal that the whole family will enjoy.
Cheesy and Delicious Stuffed Turkey Breast
Nothing amplifies the yummy, savory flavor of meat like some gooey cheddar cheese, and this broccoli cheese-stuffed turkey breast is PACKED with it.
Cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese combined with sour cream and tasty veggies create a flavorful stuffing for a delicious, flavor-packed turkey that is absolutely mouth-watering!
Not sure what to serve with your stuffed turkey? We got you! This recipe will include lots of great side recommendations that’ll help round out this tasty meal.
great for meal prep!
Rather make your turkey dinner ahead? Make these stuffed turkey breasts a few days before dinner for an easy weeknight meal!
Simply store your turkey breast in the fridge and pop them in the oven to reheat when you’re ready to eat. It’s as simple as that!
How Much Healthier is Turkey Than Chicken?
Turkey contains less fat, fewer calories, and a little more protein than chicken. The only exception is the chicken breast, which has more grams of protein in a 3-ounce serving.
Turkey also contains less cholesterol and sodium. It’s richer in vitamins and minerals like magnesium, iron, folate, copper, and vitamin B12 whereas chicken has more vitamins A and E.
Stuffed Turkey Breast Ingredients
For the full recipe, scroll down to the recipe card for a list of ingredients and instructions.
TURKEY & SEASONING
- Boneless/skinless turkey breast
- Turkey/poultry seasoning (we love this homemade seasoning from Fit Foodie Finds)
- Chicken broth
- Olive oil
BROCCOLI & CHEESE STUFFING
- Cream cheese
- Diced broccoli
- Diced bell pepper
- Minced garlic
- Chopped green onions
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Red pepper flakes
- Sour cream
How to Make Stuffed Turkey Breast
Stuffed turkey breast may look super fancy, but it’s actually quite an easy meal to make. With just a few short steps, you’ll have a delectable turkey dinner in no time!
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
MAKE BROCCOLI & CHEESE STUFFING
Add the cream cheese, broccoli, bell pepper, garlic, green onions, cheddar cheese, red pepper flakes, and sour cream into a bowl and mix until combined.
CUT TURKEY & SEASON
Cut the turkey in half lengthwise with a sharp knife so it lays flat and even. Leave the turkey breast connected on one side so that it creates a flap.
Sprinkle the turkey seasoning over the turkey breast and massage it into the meat until it’s completely covered with seasoning.
STUFF TURKEY BREASTS
Place the stuffing mixture on one side of the sliced turkey breast. Then, fold the other side over, using toothpicks to secure the end pieces together until mostly closed.
Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and sear on all sides for 2-3 minutes until browned.
BAKE STUFFED TURKEY
Remove your skillet from heat and pour in the chicken broth. Then cover it with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Carefully remove the foil and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes.
Once your turkey has finished cooking, remove the skillet from the oven and place it on a cutting board. Let your turkey rest and cool for about 10 minutes. ENJOY!
What to Serve with Stuffed Turkey Breasts
These broccoli and cheese stuffed turkey breasts are great on their own, but they taste even better with some delicious sides! We recommend any of the following sides and salads from our sister site, Fit Foodie Finds to serve alongside your turkey for a wonderfully appetizing and complete meal:
- Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Veggies
- Green Bean Casserole
- Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- Roasted Red Potatoes
- Brussel Sprout Salad
- Roasted Cauliflower & Quinoa Salad
- Superfood Detox Salad
- Butternut Squash & Blackberry Salad
Stuffed Turkey Breast FAQs
Can I stuff turkey breast with other ingredients?
Absolutely! Turkey breast will taste great with a variety of different stuffings. Some of our favorites are cream cheese + spinach, sausage + mushroom, and cranberry + pecan.
When should I take my turkey out of the fridge before cooking?
Your turkey will cook faster and more evenly if you wait until it hits room temperature, so be sure to remove it from the refrigerator 1 hour before cooking. For stuffed turkey, wait to stuff your turkey until it’s ready to pop it in the oven.
How do I keep my turkey breast moist?
We found that covering your turkey breast in foil is the best way to ensure your turkey comes out moist. However, some swear by roasting the turkey breast side down and flipping it halfway through provides the same results as foil does.
How do I store stuffed turkey breast?
Let your turkey breast cool completely before placing it in an air-tight container. Then place it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
How do you freeze stuffed turkey breast?
You can freeze these stuffed turkey breasts after they are baked! Let them cool completely before wrapping them in plastic wrap, then tin foil, and then place them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To reheat the stuffed turkey breast, preheat the oven to 325ºF. Unwrap the turkey breast and place it on a shallow baking sheet with a small amount of broth. Then, cover your turkey in foil and heat for about 15 minutes per pound, or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
Stuffed Turkey Breast
- 6 oz. cream cheese softened
- 2 cups broccoli diced into bite-sized pieces
- ½ large red bell pepper diced
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 4 green onions ends cut off and chopped
- 6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese ~1.5 cups
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons turkey/poultry seasoning
- 1.5-2 lb. boneless/skinless turkey breast
- ½ cup chicken broth
- Preheat the oven to 375℉.
- Cut the turkey breast open hamburger bun style so that it can lay flat and even.
- Prepare the stuffing for the turkey breast. Add the cream cheese, broccoli, bell pepper, garlic, green onions, cheddar cheese, red pepper flakes, and sour cream to a bowl and mix until combined.
- Season the turkey breast with the turkey seasoning. Use your hands to massage the turkey seasoning into the turkey breast, being sure the whole breast is covered with seasoning.
- Place the stuffing mixture on one side of the sliced turkey breast.Then, fold the other side over and use toothpicks to secure the end pieces together so it is mostly closed.
- Add the olive oil to a cast iron skillet and heat over medium/high heat. When the oil has become fragrant, add the turkey to the skillet and cook on all sides for 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add the chicken broth. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes.
- Remove from the cast iron skillet and place on a cutting board. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Tips & Notes
- We used a boneless skinless split turkey breast. You should be able to flatten the breast into a large even piece. It should not be similar to a chicken breast.
- The crushed red pepper does add a kick, but can be skipped.
- We bought our turkey breast without the bone and skin. This is something you can order ahead from the butcher. You can also request that they butterfly it open as well. If you cannot get your turkey without the bone or skin use a very sharp knife to cut along the bone to remove it. For the skin, use the knife to release some of the skin, and then use your hand to remove the rest.