Turkey tenderloin is a nutritious and tasty meal that you can season with fresh herbs and have it ready to eat in less than an hour. Even better, you can enjoy this turkey dinner for less than $10.00, leaving plenty of leftover change for dessert!
What is Turkey Tenderloin?
Aside from delicious, it is the part of the meat that comes from between the turkey breasts. It has a richer flavor than chicken tenderloin and you can make it in tons of different recipes!
Because this part of the turkey is from underused muscle, it is super tender and perfect for the dinner table.
Scott makes recipes all the time, and so when he mentioned what he was making I didn’t think much of it.
Until the aroma hit me. Suddenly, I became interested. It was a special sensation.
It was a holiday; it was savory, it was warm. It was coming from our oven, and it was this turkey tenderloin roast!
This recipe for turkey tenderloin that Scott put together is a good example that better eating doesn’t have to come at the expense of good taste and satiety.
The main spices he used for this were rosemary and sage, but only because these were among the spices in our inventory. Thyme would have been a great fit, poultry seasoning would have been good, along with any variety or combination of savory flavors.
The point here, as Scott does so well time after time, is to use what you have. With a little imagination and a little hunger, it’s amazing the things that will come to mind and ultimately end up on your dinner plate.
Besides using just a few ingredients for this family meal, you can have it ready to eat in under one hour! Ahhhhmazing!
What to add to Turkey Tenderloin
Before placing this in the oven, consider the following flavor-enhancers for this turkey dinner:
- Spread a fine layer of honey mustard over the surface prior to baking.
- Sprinkle fresh lemon zest over the surface (with or without the honey mustard)
- Let it bake in a cup of chicken broth.
Other herbs that bake well with this include:
What to serve with Turkey Tenderloin
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Easy mashed potato recipe, infused with fresh chopped garlic.
- Wilted Spinach
- Oven-roasted spinach that is simple to make, healthy, and delicious!
- Homemade Crusty Bread
- One of our most popular recipes, you have to try this homemade bread ASAP!
How To Make this Turkey Dinner in the Crock-P0t
- Add a cup of chicken broth to your slow cooker.
- Place the turkey tenderloin in the crock-pot.
- Season with salt, pepper, and the suggested herbs listed above.
- Cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 3-4 hours.
- Allow tenderloin to rest for 15 minutes before carving.
Can I grill Turkey Tenderloin?
Grilled turkey is easy to make and just as delicious to eat! To make this version, you’ll want to:
- Place the seasoned turkey in a gallon-size zip lock bag.
- Add a few tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of water. Then, rotate the bag a few times until the tenderloin is coated in herb marinade.
- Allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours.
- When you’re ready to grill it, drain and discard the marinade. Grill the turkey tenderloin for 8-10 minutes per side, until the internal temperature is 170° F.
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Roasted Turkey Tenderloin
- Roasting pan with cover
- 24 oz Turkey tenderloin
- 1 tbsp Dried sage
- 1 tbsp Dried rosemary
- Fresh ground pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 and then season both sides of the turkey tenderloin with dried sage, rosemary, salt and pepper, to taste.
- Place the prepared turkey tenderloin in a roasting pan and cover and then roast for approximately 40 minutes or until the juices run clear. Take out of roasting pan and place on cutting board.
- Tent with aluminum foil and all the tenderloin to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Slice the tenderloin into 1 1/2 to 2-inch slices and serve.