Turkey Breast with a Maple Chorizo Stuffing

Mains / Christmas

8 portions


For the stuffing:

  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 5  fresh sage leaves
  • 60g dried cranberries
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 240g chorizo, diced
  • 5 pork sausages, casing removed
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (2 tbsp for the stuffing and 1 tbsp for the glaze) (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
  • 1 egg

For the turkey roll:

  • 1 large turkey breast


  1. Prepare the stuffing by blitzing the breadcrumbs, sage leaves, cranberries, onion, salt and seasoning in a food processor.
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Panfry the stuffing for a few minutes until golden, then stir in the chorizo. Leave to cool.
  4. Mix the sausagemeat and stuffing in a bowl, pour in the maple syrup and add the egg. Mix with your hands.
  5. Using a sharp knife, insert the blade into the thick side of the breast to create a pocket.
  6. Fill the turkey breast with the stuffing.
  7. Tie the breast with kitchen string at intervals.
  8. Place the turkey breast in a large roasting pan. Cook, loosely covered with foil, in an oven preheated to 200°C for 40 minutes then uncover and continue to cook for a further 20 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle of the roll reads 70°C.
  9. Once cooked, glaze with maple syrup.
  10. Rest for 20 minutes, loosely covered with foil.
  11. Cut and remove the string before slicing and serving with your favourite sides.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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