Fruity turkey bake recipe

Great way to get some extra fruit and veg in with your protein intake

Wheat & gluten free Fruity Turkey Bake recipe

Allergy Information

Wheat-Free no
Gluten-Free no
Nut-Free no
Dairy-Free no
Sugar-Free no
Vegetarian no
Vegan no
  • Preparation time: 20 mins
  • Cook time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 40 mins
  • Yield: serves 4

My mother-in-law introduced me to this recipe. It was the first time I went round to eat at the in-laws and I fell in love with this really tasty turkey dish full of apricots and cheese. The photo in the picture is the actual one that she dished up all those years ago; I couldn't bear to part with the original photo. She also served it with roast parsnips and steamed carrots, it was so good we all had a second helping.

Turkey is a great tasting protein so it shouldn't be reserved just for special occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas. This baked turkey dish has a creamy cheese sauce and contains apricots, which give it a wonderful sweet and savoury taste all in the same mouthful. So if you want to get a bit more fruit and veg into the kids, then they'll never realise that what they're eating is actually quite good for them—especially as it's got potato chips on the top!



450g [450g] turkey breast, cut into 2cm (approx ¾") pieces
25g [25g] rice flour
3 tbsp [3 tbsp] olive oil
6-8 [6-8] salad onions, chopped
150g [150g] dried apricots, chopped
300ml [300ml] semi-skimmed milk
75g [75g] cheese, grated (preferably strong tasting cheese like cheddar)
freshly ground black pepper


100g [100g] unflavoured potato chips or tortilla chips, crushed (check for wheat/gluten free)
2 tbsp [2 tbsp] fresh parsley, chopped
25g [25g] cheese, grated (preferably strong tasting cheese like cheddar)


Preheat oven: 190°C, 375°F, Gas 5

  1. Coat the turkey in the rice flour which has been seasoned with freshly ground black pepper. Then stir fry the turkey in the oil for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the onions, apricots and milk, cook for 2-3 minutes until the mixture has thickened, then stir in the cheese.
  3. Pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish.
  4. Mix together the crushed crisps and parsley, spread over the top of the turkey mixture. Sprinkle the topping cheese over the top.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, serve immediately