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Fast & Easy Dinner: Turkey-Cheese Roll-ups With Red Pepper Sauce

Fast & Easy Dinner: Turkey-Cheese Roll-ups With Red Pepper Sauce

Making a delicious seasoned sauce doesn't have to take all day. In fact, this dish features a red pepper sauce that comes together in minutes. With the help of a blender, roasted red peppers are mixed with basil leaves, salt, and pepper. The final result is a sauce that is fresh and flavorful. Use it to season turkey rolls filled with cream cheese. Piled on top of orzo, the sauce and turkey rolls make a succulent finish to a long week. For the recipe,

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Turkey-Cheese Roll-ups with Red Pepper Sauce
From Good Housekeeping magazine

3/4 cup orzo pasta
1 jar (12 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained
1/4 cup plus 16 large basil leaves loosely packed fresh basil leaves
8 (about 1 pound) thin slices turkey breast, for scaloppini (pounded thin)
1/2 cup chive-and-onion whipped light cream cheese

  1. Heat 2-quart saucepan of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add orzo and cook as label directs. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare Red Pepper Sauce: place 3/4 cup red peppers in blender. Add 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup basil leaves, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Blend just until pureed but not completely smooth; set aside. Makes about 3/4 cup.
  3. Cut remaining red peppers into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Place turkey scaloppines on sheet of waxed paper. Evenly divide red pepper strips and remaining basil leaves among scaloppines.
  4. Spoon 1 level tablespoon cream cheese on 1 end of each scaloppine. Loosely roll each scaloppine jelly-roll fashion to enclose filling; secure with toothpick.
  5. Heat nonstick 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add rolls to skillet; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cover skillet and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until rolls are browned on all sides and turkey is no longer pink, turning rolls over once.
  6. Remove toothpicks from rolls. Divide orzo among 4 dinner plates. Arrange turkey rolls on plates with orzo; serve with pepper sauce.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 9 years
This sounds really good.
Mel475 Mel475 9 years
Like FinnLover, my first thought was changing the cream cheese to goat cheese. I think I'll definitely try it out - seems like a promising recipe!!!
emalove emalove 9 years
Yum...I love the flavor of roasted red peppers.
serendipitous serendipitous 9 years
Oh cool! Thanks PartySugar, I didn't realize it was a drop down menu. I will start saving again! :)
indreams8318 indreams8318 9 years
sounds good! would be even better with goat cheese! ^__^
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
mmmm turkey and cheese, im down with that. :)
partysugar partysugar 9 years
serendipitous: I think you can share your favorites if you click on the Share box to the upper right of the story.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
I would probably try this with goat cheese instead of cream cheese.
serendipitous serendipitous 9 years
What happened to being able to save your favorites?! I use to do that with all the recipes i'd try out, but i don't see the "add to favorites" anymore. :(
annebreal annebreal 9 years
I'd never have these ingredients on hand so probably not for me, but it looks good! I love roll-ups.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Not for me...
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
I think I would try this, but not with turkey scaloppini probably chicken or veal? I dont ever see turkey scal.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I dunno about this recipe... :)
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