Pecan Crusted Turkey Tenderloin with Sweet Potatoes

Nothing says the holidays like turkey and sweet potatoes. This delightful dish is full of vitamin A, fiber and healthy fats from the pecans.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 ounces turkey + 6 sweet potato wedges

  • Calories 250
  • Carbohydrate 14 g
  • Protein 25 g
  • Fat 10.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 85 mg
  • Sodium 75 mg
  • Potassium 460 mg

This Recipe Serves 6


Cooking spray
1 egg
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 ounces pecan chips
24 ounce turkey breast tenderloin
2 – 6 ounce sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges (about 18 wedges per potato)
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons Splenda brown sugar blend


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray large rectangular baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium shallow bowl, whisk together egg and egg whites.
  3. In another medium shallow bowl, combine garlic powder, pepper and pecans.
  4. Dip turkey breast tenderloin in egg mixture and coat well. Dredge turkey in pecan mixture and cover on both sides. Place in baking dish. Discard leftover egg mixture.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, oil, cinnamon and Splenda brown sugar.
  6. Arrange the sweet potatoes around the turkey breast tenderloin in baking dish. Bake for 50 minutes or until done (turkey breast reaches 165 degrees).

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm all ingredients are gluten-free and this dish can be made gluten-free.

Photo: Pecan Crusted Turkey Tenderloin - Quick Recipe. PNC Photography, Photographer: Peter Papoulakos.

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