Roasted Turkey & Vegetables

Roasted Turkey & Vegetables
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Terry Doran.
This dish is great with a side of roasted or mashed sweet potatoes. It's a great option for Thanksgiving if you don't want to cook an entire turkey.
  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    1 hr
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    4 oz turkey and 1/4 vegetable mixture
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    4 oz turkey and 1/4 vegetable mixture
  • Amount per serving Calories 210

  • Total Fat 3g
    • Saturated Fat 0.8g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 90mg
  • Sodium 170mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 5g
  • Protein 35g
  • Potassium 610mg
  • Phosphorus 305mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Nonstarchy vegetable, 4 Lean protein



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • stalks celery (chopped)
  • small carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • onion (chopped)
  • head green cabbage (chopped)
  • fresh thyme
    5 sprig
  • fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
    1 cup
  • bone-in turkey breast half
    2 1/2 lbs
  • olive oil
    1 tsp
  • salt-free all-purpose seasoning (such as Mrs. Dash)
    1 tbsp
  • ground black pepper
    1/2 tsp


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Coat a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Toss the celery, carrots, onion, cabbage, and thyme together and place in the pan. Pour the chicken broth over the vegetables.

  3. Remove the skin from the turkey breast. Place the turkey bone side down on top of the vegetables. Drizzle the turkey and vegetables with the olive oil. Sprinkle them with the all-purpose seasoning and black pepper.

  4. Roast the turkey and vegetables in the oven for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature of the turkey is 165° F.

  5. When the dish comes out of the oven, set the turkey on a cutting board to rest. Remove the thyme stems and stir the vegetables.

  6. Slice the turkey into 4-oz portions and serve each with ¼ of the vegetable mixture.