Thanksgiving for One

I know there are a lot of you out there who would rather go out to a restaurant on Thanksgiving instead of cook at home. There are generally two reasons I hear for why they would rather dine out vs cook: Reason (1) People say that they get nervous or are intimidated at the thought of cooking a turkey, (2) They don’t have a large family or are single. Well, I have something that may help out with both those reasons. Instead of cooking an entire turkey, just make the turkey breast — it’s the perfect size for someone who is single or may have a smaller family. I think there is always so much pressure to make Thanksgiving perfect, but if you remove that pressure, you may find that you will enjoy the holiday that much more and it becomes fun. So whether you go all out and make a huge feast, order food in, or make a smaller version of a Thanksgiving dinner, the most important thing is to enjoy the meal, the time with family and give thanks. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 lb. boneless turkey breast
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. fresh sage
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary
  • 12 slices bacon
  • Stuffing

Preheat oven to 375.
Start by butterflying the turkey breast.
Season by rubbing the turkey down with the butter.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and all the herbs.
Next, spoon stuffing all over one side of the turkey breast.

Fold the other side of the breast over, forming a log.
Wrap the entire turkey in bacon and place on a foil lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 40 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. You may want to place the turkey under the broiler for the last 2 minutes or so, if the bacon needs some crisping up. Remove from the oven and cover with a foil tent and let it rest for 10 minutes. Slice and serve.