My kids love a traditional turkey dinner but I don't have the time or energy to make it more than a few times a year, but I can make the house smell like Thanksgiving day with this recipe. Think of it has a turkey meatloaf with stuffing inside. I have found it works better to use a serrated knife to slice and hope you enjoy!
(Prep Time: 20 minutes. Baking Time: 70 minutes)
1 medium onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon salt, divided
½ teaspoon black pepper, divided
2 teaspoons poultry seasoning, divided
½ teaspoon paprika
1 (6 ounce) box turkey stuffing mix
1 egg, well beaten
1 pound ground turkey
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1. In a small bowl, combine ¼ of the onion, ½ teaspoon of salt, ¼ teaspoon of black pepper, 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, and ½ teaspoon of paprika. Set this aside. You will use this mixture to top the turkey roll prior to baking.
2. Prepare the stuffing mix as directed.
3. Tear off a piece of aluminum foil approximately 18” long. Line a 9”x12”x2” pan with the foil. The foil should cover the bottom and sides of the pan.
4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Don’t forget to include the other half of the spices that weren’t used in Step 1.
5. Pat the turkey mixture evenly into the bottom of the foil lined pan.
6. Spoon the stuffing mixture over the turkey mixture, leaving a 1” border with no stuffing.
7. Using the excess foil hanging over the edges as a handle, carefully pull the foil filled with turkey and stuffing out of the pan and place it on the counter.
8. Starting at the narrow end, use the foil to roll up the turkey mixture over the stuffing, peeling the foil away while rolling. Place the roll in a foil, or parchment paper lined pan, seam down.
9. Sprinkle the topping mixture prepared in Step 1 over the top of the roll, pressing the mixture in with your fingers.
10. Bake in an oven preheated to 325°F for 60-70 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°