This turkey recipe is not just for the holidays. I make it all the time. The sauce is fantastic!!! The first time my husband tasted it he said it’s the best turkey recipe he’s ever tasted. With just 5 ingredients, you’ll love how easy it is to make! The skinny for each serving, 220 calories, 1g fat and 8 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
1 whole skinless turkey breast, with ribs (about 4 pounds)
1 (16 oz) container Trader Joe’s cranberry sauce or 1 (16 oz) can whole berry cranberry sauce
1 package Lipton’s dry onion soup mix
½ cup orange juice
½ cup onions, diced
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Remove the skin from the turkey breast. Place in a roasting pan or 13×9 inch baking pan, breast side up.
2. In a medium bowl mix together the cranberry sauce, dry soup mix, orange juice and onions. Pour sauce all over turkey breast.
3. Cover and bake in oven for about 1 hour 45 minutes. If you insert a meat thermometer it should read 165 degrees.
4. Remove from oven. Slice turkey and pour sauce over the top before serving.
Makes 6 servings (each serving about 4-5 ounces each)
Most supermarkets sell bone-in turkey breast. They vary a little in weight but you should be able to found one about 4 pounds. If not, ask the store butcher for help.
Trader Joe’s sells the most delicious containers of fresh cranberry sauce. They only sell it in Oct-December. I like to buy several containers and store them in the freezer. They’ll last for over 6 months. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 8
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
220 calories, 1g fat, 1g sat. fat, 46mg chol, 19g protein, 33g carbs, 1g fiber, 453mg sodium, 24g sugar