Bacon Wrapped Turkey Roll

04 May 2023


1 1/2 kg boneless, skinless turkey breast

16 slices bacon

300g cream cheese

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 tsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp dried basil

1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

1/2 lemon

Sage leaves

1tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C / gas mark 6.
  2. Beat together the cream cheese, garlic, parsley, basil, mustard and lemon juice in a bowl, then season with salt and pepper and leave in the fridge for an hour before cooking to let the flavours develop.
  3. Butterfly the turkey breast and cover with clingfilm and beat with a rolling pin to about 3cm thick, trimming the edges to neaten.
  4. Lay the bacon on a sheet of baking paper, overlapping the pieces to make a rectangular shape larger than the turkey, and place sage leaves down the centre in a line.
  5. Place the turkey on the bacon and spread over the cheese mixture.
  6. Use the edge of the paper to roll the bacon and turkey into a long log shape, tying with string.
  7. Place the turkey seam-side down on a baking tray, brush with oil and cook for about an hour or until the meat is cooked through.
  8. Leave to rest for 15 minutes before serving.