October Recipes

Citrus & Thyme Homestyle Turkey

Slices of Citrus Thyme Homestyle Turkey with cup of dipping sauce
Hands On:
20 minutes
Total Time:
200 minutes


  • 1 (2-to-2¼-lb.) head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets
  • 2 oranges, quartered; plus orange slices for garnish
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme, plus additional sprigs for garnish
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 (2-lb.) pkg. turkey breast tenderloins
  • 1 tbsp Gustare Vita olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Hy-Vee black pepper, divided
  • 2 cups unsalted vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Hy-Vee sour cream
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped, divided
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Place cauliflower florets, 2 quartered oranges, 5 thyme sprigs, and rosemary sprigs in a 6-quart slow cooker.
Pat turkey tenderloins dry with paper towels. Place turkey in slow cooker; drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Add vegetable stock. Cover and cook on LOW for 2 to 3 hours or until turkey reaches 165°.
Transfer turkey to cutting board; loosely cover with foil and let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, strain cooking juices; reserve 2¼ cups cooking juices and cauliflower. Discard remaining juices, oranges, and herb sprigs.
For gravy, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, then slowly whisk in 2 cups reserved cooking juices. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened, whisking often. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.
Place cauliflower in a food processor. Add remaining ¼ cup reserved cooking juices, sour cream, 1 teaspoon chopped thyme, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cover and process until creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon chopped thyme and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper.
To serve, slice turkey tenderloins. Garnish with additional thyme sprigs and orange slices, if desired. Serve with gravy and cauliflower.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 2g 2%
Saturated Fat: 1g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 13mg 4%
Sodium: 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate: 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber: 1g 2%
Sugars: 1g 3%
Protein: 7g 14%

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