A Leaner Version of Pampered Chef’s Turkey Cranberry Wreath

I have been a big fan of Pampered Chef products for a good decade or so.  I love the in-home cooking and product demo concept.  Their recipes are easy and usually pretty simple — geared towards busy cooking moms.

But, even after all these years of sampling Pampered Chef dishes, their stuffed crescent roll shapes remain my favorite.  Whether you choose to convert a couple tubes of crescent rolls into a wreath, a ring, or a braid, all of these variations taste great and provide a really kid-friendly economical way to convert just about any assortment of leftovers into a fun new meal.  This turkey cranberry wreath helped me stretch our leftover Thanksgiving turkey into another meal that didn’t feel like “leftover Thanksgiving turkey” to my kids or husband.

When I am trying to eat more healthy, though, I usually steer clear of Pampered Chef dishes since they do tend to be a bit high on the fat and calorie counts.  But, I found that incorporating a few easy substitutions brought the dish within my Weight Watchers PointsPlus range.  I used white meat turkey, reduced-fat cheese, fat-free mayonnaise, and reduced-fat crescent rolls.  Hubby and the kids said it didn’t even taste healthy (which, I guess, is a compliment!).

At 10 PointsPlus per serving, it is still on the higher end of my Weight Watchers meal range, but this isn’t something that I plan to make every single week.  And paired with a side salad, a single serving is quite filling.

Lightened Up Turkey Cranberry Wreath

Pretty easy and inexpensive ingredients.

Lightened Up Turkey Cranberry Wreath

In medium sized mixing bowl, combine turkey, cheese, celery, cranberries, parsley, mayonnaise, mustard and pepper.

Lightened Up Turkey Cranberry Wreath

Mix well.

Lightened Up Turkey Cranberry Wreath

Prepare and stuff the wreath. I followed Pampered Chef’s instructions to sprinkle some of the cheese on top, but my family didn’t feel that this added anything, so next time I will just mix all of the cheese in with the filling.

Turkey Cranberry Ring

Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yep, this is a photo-redo (I didn’t care for the original picture). I tend to make my rings and wreaths a bit smaller and tighter than I did in the past. In reality, the shape is a bit different every time I make one.

Turkey Cranberry Ring

Serve with a green salad for a well-rounded meal!

Leaner Turkey Cranberry Wreath
 
Weight Watchers Info: 10 PointsPlus per serving
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups light meat turkey, chopped or shredded (no skin)
  • 5 ounces reduced fat Swiss cheese, shredded or diced up
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tubes (16 rolls total) reduced fat crescent rolls
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten, for wash
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In medium sized mixing bowl, combine turkey, cheese, celery, cranberries, parsley, mayonnaise, mustard and pepper. Mix well. Set aside while preparing the crescent roll wreath (Real Mom Kitchen provides excellent step-by-step instructions), braid or ring.
  3. Scoop filling evenly over the crescent roll wreath, then finish assembling the wreath. Brush wreath with egg white.
  4. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Notes
Yield: Approximately 2 crescent triangles per stuffed sandwich (serving).

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