The classic Cobb salad is the loose inspiration behind this quick, well-balanced meal. Crisp spinach, tangy cheese, succulent poultry, and caramelized pears combine to make one delicious dish.

The pears add a nice sweetness, while the turkey is a delicious alternative to everyday chicken. If you dislike blue cheese, replace it with a creamy, crumbled goat cheese. To start you weekend with this recipe,


Turkey With Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

Turkey With Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese


  1. 2 turkey breast tenderloins (1 to 1-1/4 lb.)
  2. 1 tsp. dried sage, crushed
  3. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  4. 2 Tbsp. butter
  5. 1 6-oz. pkg. fresh baby spinach
  6. 1 large pear, cored and thinly sliced
  7. 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese


  1. Horizontally split tenderloins to make four 1/2-inch-thick steaks.
  2. Rub turkey with sage; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In extra-large skillet, cook steaks in 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat 14 to 16 minutes or until no longer pink (170 degrees F), turning once. (Reduce heat to medium if turkey browns too quickly.) Remove from skillet.
  3. Add spinach to skillet. Cook and stir until just wilted.
  4. Meanwhile, in small skillet cook pear slices in remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium to medium-high heat, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.
  5. Serve steaks with spinach and pears. Top with blue cheese.

Serves 4.

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