Ricotta Turkey

Servings 4 Servings


  • 3 teaspoons olive oil divided
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 5 ounces frozen chopped spinach thawed and drained
  • 6 ounces low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 boneless skinless turkey breast 1-lb.
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary crushed
  • Heavy-duty plastic wrap
  • Kitchen string


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine Ricotta cheese, egg white, orange peel and pepper; stir in spinach mixture. Place turkey breast between two sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound it to about 3/4-inch thickness then sprinkle with half of the salt.
  • Spread Ricotta mixture on the turkey and roll it up from one long side; tie it with string and place it in a small roasting pan, seam side down. Brush it with remaining oil and sprinkle it with remaining salt and the rosemary.
  • Roast for 1 hour or until browned and cooked through.


NUTRITION per serving: 216 Calories; 5g Fat; 36g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 87mg Cholesterol; 523mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat. Points: 5
LC SERVING SUGGESTION: Stir-fried zucchini, yellow squash and mushrooms.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Add steamed red potatoes.
KOSHER: Use soft (silken) tofu instead of Ricotta cheese.
GLUTEN FREE: No changes necessary.
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