Garlic Studded Porchetta Style Turkey Tenderloin with Rutabaga and Carrots

Garlic Studded Porchetta Style Turkey Tenderloin is made as part of my Brand Ambassadorship for Shady Brook Farms and Honeysuckle White turkey brands.  All opinions are my own.

Garlic, fennel and red pepper flakes flavor a healthy, protein packed turkey tenderloin that is low calorie and fat and perfect for meal prep.

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I’ve got something new for you today, a recipe using a turkey tenderloin. Have you ever cooked a turkey tenderloin before? I think this might have been my first time. I’ve cooked pork tenderloin and beef tenderloin, but somehow I have missed a turkey tenderloin until the good people at Honeysuckle White (aka Shady Brook Farms in some parts of the country) sent me one. I have been missing out; that is for sure.

You all know I love to use turkey more than chicken anymore. It has less saturated fat making it heart healthy for my husband. It is less Weight Watcher points which is very important for me, and it is high in protein which is great for my daughter. Besides from the health benefits of turkey, I love it because it is so versatile. Honeysuckle White turkeys are raised by 700 small family owned independent farmers. Many of these farmers have been turkey farming for generations. It is not only their livelihood but their passion, too. Plus Honeysuckle White does not use growth promoting antibiotics.

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In this recipe, I took a recipe typically made with pork, Porchetta, and used the turkey tenderloin instead. I added a little zing to an already flavor packed recipe by studding the turkey tenderloins with garlic. Then I used the spices for a porchetta as a rub. To up the ante, I made it into a sheet pan dinner, yes one pan to wash. I cooked the vegetables right on the baking sheet with the turkey. This created a second bonus; the vegetables picked up the flavors of the porchetta flavors from the turkey drippings and spices.  Yum, yum, yum.

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Besides from the delicious flavor and ease of cooking, a turkey tenderloin provides you with leftovers! Here are a couple ideas to turn those leftovers into four deliciously, healthy lunches for meal prep:

  1. Mason Jar Turkey Soup – In a 16 oz. Mason jar, layer rice noodles, turkey, shredded carrots, leafy greens and a little chicken bouillon. Add hot water and let sit for 3 minutes.
  2. Turkey Salad Lettuce Wraps – Add onion, celery and grapes to turkey along with some yogurt and mayonnaise. Place into romaine lettuce leaves.
  3. Turkey Pita Sandwiches – layer turkey, shredded cabbage and fennel drizzled with Italian dressing.
  4. Turkey Salad – leafy greens, sliced turkey, leftover vegetables, tomatoes, and cucumber drizzled with Italian dressing.

Make sure you put a turkey tenderloin on your grocery list. It is quick enough for a weeknight dinner and special enough for a holiday or Sunday dinner. Then you can meal prep for the week with all those delicious leftovers.

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Garlic Studded Porchetta Style Turkey Tenderloin

Garlic Studded Porchetta Style Turkey Tenderloin with Rutabaga and Carrots

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 174 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 6 garlic cloves divided
  • 1 tbsp . Fennel seed
  • ½ tsp . Red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp . kosher salt
  • 2 Honeysuckle White Turkey tenderloin about 1 3/4 lbs.
  • 2 cups chopped Rutabaga
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 tbsp . olive oil
  • ¾ tsp . kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp . fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400•. Place a large baking sheet in the oven while it is preheating.
  2. Thinly slice 4 garlic cloves
  3. In a spice grinder, puree 2 garlic cloves, fennel seed, red pepper flakes and salt.
  4. Dry tenderloins with paper towels.
  5. Make small slits all over the turkey tenderloins and stuff garlic slices inside.
  6. Rub spice mixture over the tenderloins.
  7. In a large bowl, mix together rutabaga, carrots, oil, salt and pepper.
  8. Take hot baking sheet out of oven.
  9. Pour vegetables into a single layer on the baking sheet.
  10. Place turkey tenderloins on top.
  11. Cook until turkey has reached an internal temperature of 160• and vegetables are tender.
  12. Place turkey onto a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 3 Weight Watcher Smart Points

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Studded Porchetta Style Turkey Tenderloin with Rutabaga and Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 29g 58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. I just realized I have never in my life cooked rutabaga! This is the perfect meal to start with.
  2. Perfect timing! I have turkey tenderloins in my fridge right now!
  3. This turkey looks so flavorful and delicious! I never know quite what to do with turkey, thank you for the inspiration!
  4. Jenn @ Peas and Crayons says
    Christie this sounds scrumptious! Such a delicious dinner recipe!
  5. I'm always looking for new pork tenderloin recipe ideas! This is perfect for my family!

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