Stuffed Turkey Breast with Garlicky Artichoke

Stuffed Turkey Breast with Garlicky Artichoke

Turkey Anytime

Basically, you could have turkey anytime. As we don’t celebrate thanksgiving we usually prepare a whole turkey for Christmas. But this stuffed turkey is a great option if you don’t want to make a whole turkey. It’s done in no time and nobody will be fighting over the pieces they want because it’s all the same. I love a good turkey breast, because you can do so many things with it. You can, roast it, grill it, make it in the slow cooker or a pressure cooker. One of the issues with cooking turkey breast is that if you don’t pay attention it dries out very fast. However, with this recipe all the juices are kept on the inside by stuffing it with artichoke and wrapping it in bacon.

This is not the first time I stuff a turkey breast with artichoke. I have another variation with artichoke and sundried tomatoes. And if we are talking about turkey we can’t forget the garnishes or most importantly stuffing. If this is to be a substitute for a whole turkey then we need to talk about stuffing. And it’s funny because the turkey breast is already stuffed but we still want stuffing. I’ll keep you in suspense for a bit longer. I have a few amazing stuffing recipes, but those are coming in a few days. All you need to do is exercise a little bit of patience. Good things come to those who wait.


Are You Sleepy?

Eating turkey has quite a few health benefits. It helps improve immunity, boosts metabolism, supports the health of bones and also has mood enhancing properties. Turkey contains zinc, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. It also contains an amino acid tryptothan. Which produces serotonin and helps to stabilize our mood. But also contributes to sleeping, eating and digestion properties in the body. And explains why you may feel sleepy after eating too big a portion of turkey after thanksgiving or Christmas.


Artichoke Hearts

For the stuffed element of this recipe I used artichoke hearts. It would be relatively expensive and labor intensive to make artichoke hearts from fresh artichokes for this recipe. So, I simply used the ones that have been steamed and stored in water. I got mine at my favorite grocery store but you can also easily get the tin version. It doesn’t contain any preservatives and is all natural. Just be sure to check the labels.

Stuffed Turkey Breast with Garlicky Artichoke

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Total Time34 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Andrea


  • 4 slices turkey breast about 180-200 gram each, 1 cm thick
  • 400 gram artichoke hearts steamed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tbsp fresh parsley finely cut
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper freshly ground
  • 16 slices bacon


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • Pour 3 tbsp olive oil to medium bowl. Add minced garlic, finely cut parsley, salt and pepper. Mix it.
  • Cut pockets into the thick turkey breast slices. Stuff the pockets with the artichoke mixture.
  • Close the pockets with toothpick. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt if the bacon is not salty. Roll them with bacon slices.
  • Bake them in the oven for 25 minutes. Use grill function for 5 minutes if the bacon is not golden brown enough.
  • Serve with special stuffing or vegetables.