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Pastrami Stuffed Turkey Breast With Pineapple Glaze


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Pastrami Stuffed Turkey Breast With Pineapple Glaze


  • Prep Time : 25 min
  • Cook Time : 1 hour, 30 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour, 55 min


8-10 Servings


  • 1 (4-5) pound boneless turkey roast, with skin, tied
  • 1/4 pound sliced pastrami
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • paprika
  • parsley flakes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • kitchen twine
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineaple chunks


1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F.

2. Untie the turkey breast. If in a plastic sleeve, discard the sleeve or it will burn when you sear the turkey. Slide your fingers under the skin to loosen it and make a pocket. Slide the pastrami slices into this pocket.

3. Retie the turkey with kitchen twine. Liberally season both sides of the breast with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and parsley.

4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. When the oil shimmers, add the turkey, skin side down. Allow to sear until the skin is golden brown, 4-5 minutes. Turn and sear the other sides for 4-5 minutes each.

5. Transfer the turkey to a shallow baking dish that snuggly holds it.

6. While the pan is still hot add the pineapple chunks with their juices. Turn the heat to a medium-low. Scrape up the browned bits. Simmer until the sauce becomes syrupy and the pineapple turns an amber color, about 5-8 minutes. Pour this glaze over the turkey.

7. Bake 11⁄2- 13⁄4 hours. The turkey will continue to cook when removed from the oven.

8. Allow the turkey to rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

9. Garnish with the pineapple sauce.

Just a cooking note, turkey breast dries out very easily so keep a close eye on the cooking time. If you are using a smaller roast, decrease the cooking time. If you have leftovers, don’t reheat, just bring to room temperature.


About Susie Fishbein


Susie Fishbein is an everyday cook who loves to share her passion for cooking and entertaining with friends and family. Her enthusiasm for food and entertaining led to the creation of her best-selling cookbook series, Kosher by Design. Susie is a wife, mother of four children, and mother of 7 cookbooks.




2 Responses to Pastrami Stuffed Turkey Breast With Pineapple Glaze

  1. avatar says: sara

    do you sear the turkey roast with the kitchen twine on?

  2. This was perfect, I did sear it with the twine, otherwise it would be hard to keep it together. This dish was so simple I couldn’t believe how good it came out. I used pineapple tidbits and I think that it was nice that the pineapple pieces were smaller. I loved this and I am not sure if I can make turkey of any kind with out pastrami again.

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