Stuffed Turkey Bundles with Gravy
These Stuffed Turkey Bundles with Gravy are my idea of pure comfort food. I would name gravy as one of my favorite things. It’s my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner, and turkey and stuffing are two of my favorite vehicles on which to deliver the gravy. While nothing will ever beat my mom’s gravy on Thanksgiving Day, These Stuffed Turkey Bundles with Gravy give me similar feelings of comfort, satisfaction and happiness. They’re hearty and filling and the stuffing inside is moist and flavorful. The whole dish kind of reminds me of Thanksgiving flavored Salisbury steak. One of the best things about this recipe is that each serving comes with ½ cup of rich, flavorful chicken gravy, which is enough to pour over your stuffed turkey bundle and your side dish of choice. Green beans, squash, mashed potatoes, rice – everything is better with gravy, right? My husband even said this recipe is one of the best things I’ve made him in quite a while. Better still, each serving of these Stuffed Turkey Bundles with Gravy is just 342 calories or 5 WW Freestyle SmartPoints!
Looking for more tasty, lightened up comfort food dishes like these Stuffed Turkey Bundles with Gravy? Check out my Meat and Potatoes Bake, Chicken Pot Pasta, Chicken and Squash Wild Rice Casserole, Butternut Squash Pasta with Bacon, Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup, One Pot Dirty Rice with Chicken and Sausage, Turkey Sloppy Joe Pasta, Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Bake, Crispy Cheddar Chicken with Cream Sauce, Rustic Sausage and Potato Skillet, Cottage Pie, Beef Stroganoff, Beefy American Goulash, Chili Cornbread Bake, Pimento Cheese Stuffed Chicken, Bubble Up Chicken Pot Pie Casserole, Pumpkin Alfredo Tortellini Skillet, Cheesy Bacon BBQ Chicken, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Slow Cooker Beef Stew and many, many more in the Comfort Food section of my recipe index!
Stuffed Turkey Bundles
Yield: 4 (1 bundle + 1/2 cup gravy) servings
- 2 ½ cups reduced sodium fat free chicken broth, divided
- 2 oz dry herb-seasoned stuffing mix (I use and recommend the Pepperidge Farm kind that comes in a bag)
- 1 ½ lbs 99% lean ground turkey
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon skim milk
- 1 teaspoon dried minced/chopped onion (found by the other dried spices, different brands call it minced/chopped)
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 tablespoons light butter (I use Land O’Lakes light butter)
- ¼ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base (you can also use powdered bouillon or a bouillon cube, but I highly recommend BTB, it’s awesome)
- ½ teaspoon Gravy Master seasoning & browning sauce or Kitchen Bouquet
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Bring ½ cup of the broth to a boil in a small sauce pan. Stir in the stuffing mix and cover. Remove from heat and allow to sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
- Combine the ground turkey, egg, milk, minced onion, thyme, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl and stir until combined. Divide the ground turkey mixture into 8 equal pieces and flatten into thin patties (side note: ground turkey is sticky, so the mixture will be sticky – this is normal, just do the best you can). Divide the prepared stuffing into four parts and place the stuffing in the center of four of the patties. Cover those patties with the remaining patties and press the edges together to seal the stuffing inside the meat patties.
- Place the turkey bundles in a 9×13 baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes until cooked through.
- While the bundles are baking (with about 15 minutes left in the cook time), bring the butter over medium heat in a medium saucepan until melted. Add the flour a little at a time, whisking it into the butter until combined. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly. Reduce the heat to low and add the remaining 2 cups of broth a little at a time, whisking it into the flour mixture until smooth and well combined. Add the Better Than Bouillon paste and Gravy Master sauce. Increase the heat to medium and stir regularly until the gravy boils and thickens. Remove from heat and allow to sit for at least 5 minutes. The gravy will thicken upon standing.
- Serve each stuffed turkey bundle with ½ cup of gravy.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints:
5 per (1 bundle + ½ cup gravy) serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
8 per (1 bundle + ½ cup gravy) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers brand PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)
Nutrition Information per (1 bundle + ½ cup gravy) serving:
342 calories, 20 g carbs, 3 g sugars, 9 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 43 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
Emily Bites Original, inspired by an idea from Taste of Home