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Rosemary-Citrus Turkey Breast & Orange Cranberry Sauce

Just in time for Thanksgivukah come two delicious recipes for turkey and cranberry sauce. They’d make great additions to any dinner during the holidays–or whenever! Yum!

Prep Dish, Turkey & Cranberry photo AS





Rosemary-Citrus Turkey Breast

Yield/Servings: ~8


1 bunch rosemary, roughly chopped

4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

3 oranges

1 lemon

¼ cup olive oil

4 cups chicken broth (read ingredients and avoid added sugars and other unnecessary fillers)

~4 pound bone-in turkey breast


1. Zest oranges & lemons and then juice.

2. In large storage container, stir together:

– citrus zest & juice

– chopped rosemary & garlic

– 4 cups chicken broth

– ¼ cup olive oil

– 1 cup water

– 2 Tablespoons salt

Add turkey breast to marinate.   

3. Marinate turkey for 24 hours (or a minimum of 1 hour up to 48 hours)

4.  Pre-heat oven to 450 F.

5. Remove turkey from marinade and place in baking pan. Put in oven at 450 F for 5 minutes.

6. Lower temperature to 400 F and continue to roast for ~1-1.5 hours or until internal temperature of 165 F.

Nutritional Analysis:

Calories: 140

Carbohydrates: 1 g

Fat: 3.5 g

Protein: 28 g

Fiber: 0 g

Cholesterol: 45 mg

Sodium: 480 mg

Sugar: 1 g


Orange Cranberry Sauce

Yield/Servings: 8


10 ounces cranberries (fresh or frozen, thawed)

1 Tablespoon orange zest (from ~2 oranges)

1 cup orange juice

¼ cup honey  


1. In a small pot, place the following ingredients:

– 10 ounces cranberries

– 1 cup orange juice

– 1 Tablespoon orange zest

– ¼ cup honey

2. Stir the above together and place on high heat, bringing to a boil, lower to low heat, cooking for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Transfer to bowl and place in refrigerator to cool.

Nutritional Analysis:

Calories: 60

Carbohydrates: 16 g

Fat: 0 g

Protein: 0 g

Fiber: 2 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 0 mg

Sugar: 12 g


Source: Allison Stevens, MS, RD, LD, from Prep Dish’s gluten-free, dairy-free Thanksgiving Plan





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