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5 Easy Turkey Recipes Under 450 Calories

A roasted rolled turkey breast tied with string is displayed on a wooden cutting board. The turkey, a highlight among many turkey recipes, is garnished with herbs and rosemary. Next to it are cranberries and a spoon in a bowl of cranberry sauce. The background is a weathered wooden surface. MyFitnessPal Blog
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Instead of roasting an entire turkey, just cook your favorite part. It’ll save time and reduce food waste. Whether you cook these recipes on Thanksgiving or save them for later, remember turkey is tasty year-round.

1. BUTTERNUT-STUFFED TURKEY TENDERLOIN | SKINNYTASTE

This one-dish recipe is made by stuffing butternut squash, cranberries, sage and pecans into tender turkey tenderloin halves. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 slices each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 221; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 51mg; Sodium: 780mg; Carbohydrate: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 22g

2. HERB-CRUSTED TURKEY ROAST | ONE DISH KITCHEN

Coated and baked with a homemade herb crust, this roast is ready in two hours. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1/4 recipe each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 419; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 204mg; Sodium: 353mg; Carbohydrate: 1g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 76g

3.  30-MINUTE SWEET POTATO & TURKEY ENCHILADA SKILLET | AMBITIOUS KITCHEN

Use up your leftovers with this easy sweet potato and turkey enchilada recipe. With less than 450 calories and nearly 40 grams of protein, this dish is on the table in 30 minutes. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1/4 recipe each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 410; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 650mg; Carbohydrate: 50g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 38g

4.  RED-WINE-BRAISED TURKEY LEGS | SERIOUS EATS

Braised with a red wine and a low-sodium, broth-based sauce, the meat remains tender while the exterior has a crisp finish. This dish is best enjoyed the same day for ultimate crispness. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1/4 recipe each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 386; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 22mg; Sodium: 378mg; Carbohydrate: 44g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 40g

5. LEMON & ROSEMARY-STUFFED TURKEY BREAST | CLEAN EATING MAGAZINE

This slice-and-serve turkey dish is stuffed with Parmesan cheese and panko before it goes into the oven. A fragrant trio of rosemary, lemon and orange juice results in a juicy, flavorful turkey with less than 250 calories. Recipe makes 10 servings at 5 1/2 ounces stuffed turkey breast and 3 tablespoons of pan sauce each.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 246; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 100mg; Sodium: 434mg; Carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 2.5g; Protein: 43g

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