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Weekly Recipe — Slow-Cooker Turkey in Creamy Brie Tarragon Sauce

Posted Apr 18 2009 11:15pm

Slow cooker turkey This week’s recipe honors National Fresh Celery Month. Oh, yes, indeed it’s the month to celebrate all things celery. And that old husband’s tale that eating celery results in negative calories? It’s true! While playing the support role, here is Slow-Cooker Turkey in Creamy Brie Tarragon Sauce.

This recipe has a lot going for it: lots of fresh vegetables, including celery, turkey for low fat, and a delicious showcase for brie. Chicken, of course, would make a good substitute. The recipe calls for the brie to have the rind removed and cubed. If you place your cheese in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes, the rind comes off easily with a potato peeler. If you’re looking to cut calories, skip the puff pastry and serve over rice or mashed potatoes. Bon appetit! Recipe courtesy of Ile de France.


* 1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless turkey breast cutlets, cut into 1″ chunks
* 12 oz. cremini mushrooms, quartered
* 1 cup chopped onion
* 3/4 cup chopped celery
* 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
* 2 tsp. dried tarragon
* 1/2 cup dry white wine
* 3/4 oz. can gourmet condensed cream of mushroom soup (we used Amy’s®)
* 1 14 oz. can low sodium chicken broth
* 12 oz. Ile de France® Brie, rind removed, cut into 1/2″ cubes (1 cup)
* 12 frozen, ready to bake puff pastry shells
* 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
* 1/4 cup cold water salt and freshly ground black pepper


* Before you go out: Place first nine ingredients into slow cooker (turkey through broth). Stir to combine. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours, or on LOW for 8 hours.

* When you get home: Preheat the oven for the puff pastry according to package directions. Add the Brie to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and continue cooking on HIGH, for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, bake the puff pastry shells according to package directions. Mix the cornstarch and cold water together, stir into slow cooker mixture and continue to cook on HIGH, covered, for 10 more minutes, or until thickened and creamy.

* To serve: Ladle about 1/2 cup turkey into each puff pastry shell and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serves 6

 Weekly Recipe    Slow Cooker Turkey in Creamy Brie Tarragon Sauce

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