Parmesan crusted baked turkey

I rarely think to cook turkey. I don,t know why really as its lower fat than chicken and is really versatile (turkey burgers can be amazing, for example). However, I do think you need to cook it with something tasty as it can be pretty bland on its own (except in Christmas dinners obviously). This recipe is an absolute dream midweek. It tastes lovely and is a dieters dream. I barely used any oil in this (just a drizzle) but even though this dinner is low fat and high protein it really packs a punch in the flavour department.


For baked turkey you will need:

Turkey breast steaks (1 per person)

1 red onion

1 clove garlic

1 tsp sun dried tomato paste (or sun dried tomatoes)

20g parmesan

Salt and pepper

Olive oil

Basil leaves

Preheat your oven to 200°C. Place your turkey on a baking tray and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle your parmesan, sun dried tomato paste, salt and pepper evenly over the turkey. Slice your onion and garlic clove. Pur this in the tray with the turkey and finish by tearing up a couple of basil leaves and adding this to the mix. (As a side note I bought a load of basil last week and this recipe would also work with something like dried chives, or mixed herbs if you have them in instead.)


Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through.


I served mine with roast vegetables (no point wasting a hot oven). But this would literally go with most things. I think I will cook turkey a bit more often in future.


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