Turkey Breast Florentine

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1 hour 25 min. + standing


8 servings

Updated: Dec. 08, 2023
"A lovely dish for guests, this spinach-stuffed turkey breast look s beautiful when you slice it for serving," Shirley Goehring writes from Lodi, California. "I've also spooned the filling into a pocket slit in a boneless center-cut pork roast with delicious results."
Turkey Breast Florentine Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless skinless turkey breast half (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 5 bacon strips, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Make a lengthwise slit down the center of the turkey breast to within 1/2 in. of bottom. Open meat so it lies flat; cover with plastic wrap. Flatten to 1/2-in. thickness. Remove plastic; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook two bacon strips until crisp. Drain, reserving drippings. Crumble bacon; set aside. In the drippings, saute onion until tender. Stir in the flour, tarragon, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
  3. Refrigerate 1/2 cup sauce. Add the spinach, mushrooms and crumbled bacon to the remaining sauce; spread over turkey breast. Starting at a long end, roll turkey around filling (turkey might not close all the way around filling); tie with kitchen string. Place on a rack, seam side up, in a greased shallow roasting pan. Brush with butter. Cut remaining bacon strips in half; place over turkey.
  4. Bake until turkey is no longer pink, 55-60 minutes, covering loosely with foil if bacon gets too dark.
  5. Discard kitchen string. Let turkey stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile, heat the reserved sauce; stir in cheese until melted. Serve with turkey.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 336 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 126mg cholesterol, 488mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 48g protein.