If you add bacon and cheese to just about anything it’s going to be fantastic…so today’s recipe is Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breasts. And the turkey is even stuffed with cream cheese!
I feel like I lean towards chicken and steak so much when planning meals for my family. I tend to forget how amazing turkey breasts are.
In my store they come already brined and seasoned, making them even more tender and flavorful, with little to no work for me (a HUGE plus).
Literally all you need is what you see (plus some cajun seasoning).
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breasts
The first step is taking the turkey breasts out of the package and placing them on a cutting board.
Each of these will serve two people, as they are larger than chicken breasts.
Then cut a pocket on the side of each to make room for the cream cheese.
Once you have the pocket cut on each piece of turkey, just stuff some cream cheese into each one.
Next wrap each with bacon.
I used six slices of bacon for each turkey breast. Start at one end, wrap around and overlap them slightly.
A good coat of cajun seasoning is the final step before cooking.
Season the top and then lift them up to get the sides and bottom.
Cooking options are the oven or the Traeger/ wood pellet smoker.
If you are cooking in the oven, place the turkey on a wire rack and over a lined baking sheet. The wire rack will help get the bottom crisp.
On the Traeger, place them right on the grill grate.
Both methods will have the same cook time and temp… 50 minutes to an hour at 375 degrees.
I seriously could not prevent myself from peeking several times, they looked and smelled insanely delicious the whole time.
Plus I was pretty dang hungry and looking SO forward to this meal 🙂
Letting these Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breasts rest for ten minutes was very difficult 😉
Buuuut. SO worth the wait!
To serve these just slice them and watch the ooey gooey cream cheese melt out of the center.
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Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breasts
Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breasts start with already seasoned turkey stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon, baked or cooked on the Traeger
- 2 turkey breast tenderloins (mine came already brined and seasoned, Honeysuckle White 2 in a pack)
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 12 slices bacon
- 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning
Use a small knife to cut a pocket in the side of each turkey breast. Stuff 2 oz cream cheese in each turkey breast.
Wrap 6 pieces of bacon around each turkey breast, overlapping slightly. Season all sides of the bacon with the cajun seasoning.
Cook according to one of these methods:
Oven- Place the turkey on a wire baking rack and place it over a lined baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
Traeger/ wood pellet smoker- Preheat the grill to 375 degrees. Place the turkey on the grill grate for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
Allow the turkey to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.