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4 ½ oz. protein, 1 veggie, and 1 carb per serving
Servings: 4

  • 4 large Vidalia/sweet onions
  • 1½ lb ground white turkey breast
  • ½ cup hot water
  • ½ tsp marjoram, thyme or oregano (your choice)
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup bread crumbs*
  • ½ cup vegetable stock


  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Peel onion & cut about ½" of the onion tops and trim just enough from the bottom so they can stand upright. With an ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop out the layers of the onion leaving ½" shell. Reserve the scooped out onion.
  3. Place shells in a baking dish, cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. You can also steam them over boiling water for six minutes.
  4. Measure ½ cup of the reserve onions and finely chop.
  5. In a small skillet, heat 2 tbsp water and sauté the chopped onions until soft.
  6. Brown the ground turkey and measure out 18 oz. to be used as the filling. Any left over turkey can be used for another meal or recipe.
  7. Combine the turkey, water and seasonings. Mix in ½ cup of the bread crumbs and the softened onions.
  8. Place hollowed out shells in a microwave-safe pan and evenly distribute the filling.
  9. Place remaining onion centers, coarsely cut, around stuffed onions. Pour the stock into the bottom of the pan.
  10. Cover tightly and microwave on high for 6 minutes.
  11. Remove from the microwave, take off cover and spoon the other ½ cup of bread crumbs over the top.
  12. Place into the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the bread crumbs are golden brown.
  13. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
  14. Put one stuffed onion on a plate along with ¼ of the onion scraps from the bottom of the dish.

* Product Recommendation: 365 Everyday Value Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs and Progresso Panko Plain Bread Crumbs. If you are going to use another brand, make sure it is 0-1 fat grams & not over 100 (125 if whole grain) calories. Also, choose the one with the lowest amount of sodium possible.

Ω Note: This recipe could be done using ground chicken breast as well.

∞ Tip: Before you sit down to eat, place the other 3 onions in a lidded container in the refrigerator so you won't be tempted to eat more than one onion/serving.