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Fast Easy Dinner Recipe For Turkey With Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

Fast & Easy Dinner: Turkey With Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

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

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.

Join The Conversation
mrbig mrbig 8 years
Do apples, instead of pears, work well also?
jesssa jesssa 8 years
i made this on friday night, substituting st paulin cheese for blue cheese and used bosc pears instead of red bartlett or red anjou [can't tell which they've used in the recipe here] it was really delicious!
Mojo-Jojo Mojo-Jojo 8 years
This looks really good. I am not into blue cheese but I know it pairs well with pears so I will give it a go.
marie-lee marie-lee 8 years
Sounds great and looks lovely. If I can actually get my hands on some turkey I'll make it. Can be a little hard to find except at Christmas around here...
emalove emalove 8 years
This looks delicious! I love the pear/blue cheese combo. They go so well together.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Looks lovely.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Wow, so simple and elegant. It sounds so yummy too! Have to make this soon (well, soon as I can get some pastured turkey bits). I'm assuming any part of the bird could work, right?
riccaroo62 riccaroo62 8 years
I made this exact recipe about a week ago. Was amazing.
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