Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey Recipe

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Why not change things up a little this Thanksgiving holiday with this sweet and savory Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey recipe!

Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey

I love cooking for Thanksgiving.  Even if we plan to go to a relative’s house on the actual holiday, I will still make a full dinner with all the fixings on a different day of the week!  My family has been eating a lot of turkey lately as I was trying out all kinds of new recipes before coming up with this Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey recipe!

Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey

I know the turkey is supposed to be the star of the show, but if I’m being honest here, I always cook it the same ole way with the same ole seasonings on it.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s really delicious, but sometimes change is nice too!

One of my favorite food combinations is pairing fruit with meat.  I decided that would be the route I’m going with this holiday season and started testing recipes recently.  Cranberry and turkey are a classic combination, and for good reason, but I wanted to do something a little different!

Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey

 

Strawberry and basil go so well together that I decided to make a Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey.  I used Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Fruit Spread because I appreciate the fact it’s naturally sweetened with honey.  You can definitely tell a difference between this fruit spread and the other one’s out there.

Making the turkey was incredibly easy!  I used a 3-pound turkey breast for this recipe.  If you’re making a whole turkey I would recommend doubling this recipe.

Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey

Rinse your turkey and pat dry with paper towels.

Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey

Sprinkle on some salt and pepper.

Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey

Warm the Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Fruit Spread in a small saucepan over medium heat until thinned out.  This makes it easier to spread onto the turkey.

Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey

Using a silicone brush, cover the turkey in the warmed fruit spread.

Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey

Sprinkle on chopped fresh basil.

Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey

Roast according to the package directions or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey

Enjoy!

I warmed some additional fruit spread to drizzle on the turkey after it was plated and sprinkled on a little more basil too!

Smucker's Fruit and Honey

The full printable recipe for Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey can be found below.  There’s an Ibotta offer available right now for you to earn $1.00 off Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Fruit Spread so make sure to pick up a jar at Walmart to use for this recipe – you will not be disappointed!  Be sure to check out all the other varieties as well – the Strawberry Jalapeno is a personal favorite and I just bought a jar of the Blueberry Lemon flavor to use on pancakes!  There are also Triple Berry and Concord Grape varieties as well!  Yum!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Smucker's Fruit and Honey Location in Walmart

 

Strawberry Basil Roasted Turkey
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Rinse the turkey breast and pat dry. Place in a roasting pan or dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Warm the Smucker's Fruit & Honey Strawberry Fruit Spread in a small saucepan over medium heat until thinned out. This makes it easier to spread onto the turkey.
  3. Use a silicone brush to spread the fruit spread all over the turkey and sprinkle on the basil.
  4. Roast for 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours or until the internal temerature reaches 165°F. Serve. *You can warm more of the fruit spread to drizzle onto the turkey after it's been plated and sprinkle on more basil, if desired.
Recipe Notes

If using a whole turkey you may need to double or triple this recipe depending on the size of your turkey.  Please follow the cooking instructions for your particular turkey if different than the one I am using.

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How To Make Roasted Tomatoes

Every once in awhile, I like to share a “How To” post.  Sometimes things come off too complicated or we just don’t think of these simple little things we can easily do that can actually make a huge difference in the flavor of our meals!  Roasted garlic and toasted coconut are two of my favorite ingredients that make it easy to change the flavor of so many dishes!  Today I am sharing how to make roasted tomatoes because they too can add more depth to your dishes – especially pasta dishes!

How To Make Roasted Tomatoes

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Making roasted tomatoes is actually really easy.  I usually start with grape or cherry tomatoes because you don’t have to worry about doing any chopping.  Just wash, pat dry, and toss them into a small bowl.

How To Make Roasted Tomatoes

Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper to taste.  Give them a good toss so they are all covered in the oil.

Spread the tomatoes onto a sheet pan.  I would recommend lining your pan with a Silpat mat to make cleaning up any baked on tomato juices easier.  You can also line the pan with foil.

How To Make Roasted Tomatoes

Baked at 400°F for about 15 minutes, or until they are all collapsed.

These roasted tomatoes go great tossed into just about any kind of pasta dish!  I most recently used them in my Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce recipe, but they even work well in pasta dishes that don’t have any type of red sauce!  I also like to use them in pasta salads, veggies wraps, and paninis!

Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

I hope this quick and easy tutorial on how to make roasted tomatoes has inspired you to give them a try! I am always looking for new ideas and would love to know how you are planning to use them too!

Enjoy!


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How To Make Roasted Tomatoes
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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place the tomatoes into a small bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spread tomatoes onto a baking sheet lined with a Silpat Mat or foil. Bake about 15 minutes until the tomatoes are just collapsed.
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Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce

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I absolutely love goat cheese!  I’m always trying to find new ways to use it.  I decided to swap out traditional Parmesan cheese for goat cheese in this Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce recipe!

Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce

 

I picked up the pasta and Prego Farmers’ Market® Classic Marinara Sauce at Walmart and grabbed the grape tomatoes and basil from the produce section there.  The goat cheese is in a separate display that is also right by the produce section.

Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce

I haven’t always loved to cook.  And, I haven’t always  been good at it either.  I used to follow recipes step-by-step and would still mess up an entire meal on a regular basis!  Somehow, some way all that changed thankfully, but when I develop recipes to share I always try to make them so you can’t mess them up the way I used to!

This recipe is a pretty basic recipe but with a tasty little twist.  I used the Prego Farmers’ Market® Classic Marinara Sauce because it contains simple ingredients picked at peak, like what you’d find at a Farmer’s Market!  It’s so good that I don’t even bother making my own sauce anymore, but for this Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce recipe, I add a few things to change the flavor profile just a tad!  The goat cheese gives it a creamier texture with a little tanginess and the oven roasted grape tomatoes and basil bring out even more of that homemade taste we all love!  This is most definitely comfort food at it’s finest!

Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce

The best part?  This entire meal comes together in 30 minutes or less!  It’s a really delicious option for a busy weeknight meal and the leftovers (if you should have any) are just as good the next day for lunch!

Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce

If you like more basil flavor, try the Prego Farmers’ Market® Tomato and Basil Sauce, or if you’re more of a garlic lover they have you covered as well with the Roasted Garlic flavor!   If you want to learn more about these new Prego Farmers’ Market® sauces check out this video!

And, here’s a coupon so you can grab a jar for yourself and try this Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce recipe!  Be sure to let me know if you make it and what you think!

Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce

Enjoy!

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  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Start cooking your pasta as directed on the package.
    Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce
  2. In a small bowl, toss together the tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread onto a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until roasted. Remove and set aside.
    Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce
  3. In a small sauce pan over medium heat, add the Prego Fresh Market® Classic Marinara Sauce. Once warmed, add the goat cheese and stir until melted.
    Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce
  4. Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Add the sauce and toss to combine (or you can do as I did, and place yoru pasta in individual bowls and top with the desired amoount of sauce). Top each bowl with the roasted tomatoes, chopped basil, and more crumbled goat cheese, if desired.
    Pasta with Creamy Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce
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