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A photo of roasted turkey roll filled with a cranberry and herb stuffing.

Brined Roasted Turkey Roll

A super delicious, comforting and much less stressful turkey dinner for the family to enjoy on Christmas. You will love this brined roasted turkey roll.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Not Specific
Keyword brined turkey, Cranberry stuffing, turkey roll
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 50 minutes
brining the turkey preferably overnight 1 day
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 371 kcal
Author Nicolas


  • serves 8-10 people
  • A 2kg turkey breast
  • 50 g of butter
  • 5-6 strips of bacon


Cranberry and herb stuffing

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 average sized or 1 large red onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 150 g grams of dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs
  • 3-4 sprigs of parsley chopped
  • 3-4 sprigs of sage sage chopped
  • 2-3 sprigs of mint chopped
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning



  1. Put the water, salt, peppercorns, cloves and bay leaves in a pot and bring the liquid to a boil. As soon as the liquid starts boiling turn the heat off, transfer the liquid to a large bowl or container and leave in the fridge covered to cool.
  2. Get couple of large sheets of cling film and place over the top of the turkey. Then use a meat tenderizer or rolling pin to bash the turkey until the whole breast becomes a surface that is even in thickness (about 1 - 2 inches thick).
  3. Once the brine has cooled down, submerge the meat in the brine liquid, cover again and leave in the fridge overnight.

Cranberry and herb stuffing

  1. Get a large frying pan on medium heat. Add your olive oil, then your onions and fry for about 3-4 minutes. Once the onions start breaking down and go soft, add your butter and melt through.
  2. Next, add your cranberries, breadcrumbs, parsley, sage and mint. Mix together well in the pan, turn the heat off and season with salt and pepper.

Assembly and cooking

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160 (325 degrees F) degrees Celsius.
  2. Take your turkey out of the brining liquid, then dry with kitchen paper or a cloth.
  3. Place the turkey out flat on a board skin side down.
  4. Add your stuffing over the top of your flattened turkey breast nice and evenly. Then carefully and firmly roll up the turkey into a cylinder shape. Get some kitchen twine, and tie about 6 firm knots along your rolled turkey to keep it nice and sealed. Rub the 50g grams of butter over the turkey roll, wash your hands, then lay your bacon strips over the top. Line a roasting tray with baking paper, put your turkey roll in the tray and roast in the oven for 1 hour and 50 minutes.
  5. Once the turkey is cooked, take it out of the oven, cover with tin foil and let it rest for about another 20 minutes.
  6. Cut the string off, start carving and serve with some veg and gravy. Enjoy!!!!

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Recipe Notes

  • Before you make this brined roasted turkey roll recipe, remember that it is recommended that you brine the turkey overnight. So make sure you prepare in advance.
Nutrition Facts
Brined Roasted Turkey Roll
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 209
% Daily Value*
Fat 23.2g36%
Saturated Fat 9.2g58%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 1899mg83%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 12.9g4%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 1.7g2%
Protein 26.4g53%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.