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Grilled Turkey Sage Tenderloins Recipe
Grilled Turkey Sage Tenderloins Recipe

Prep time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh sage
  • 1¼ to 1½ lbs. turkey breast, cut into 4 pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 shallots, sliced
  • ½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cup Marsala, sherry or white wine
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet or grill pan over medium-low heat. When the butter has melted and is beginning to bubble, add garlic and sage. Sauté until fragrant.
  • Lightly sprinkle both sides of the turkey breasts with salt and pepper. Add turkey to the pan and brown on one side, cooking for 7 minutes.
  • Flip turkey and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside. Increase heat to medium.
  • Add remaining butter, shallots and mushrooms and sauté for 3 minutes. Return turkey breasts to the pan. Pour in wine and cover the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat and sprinkle in chopped parsley. Add additional salt or pepper to taste (if desired) and serve immediately.

Recipe and images provided by Bonnie Plants.