Below you will find 21 delicious turkey tenderloin recipes, which are perfect for people focused on eating healthy this year.
I often focus on roundups of the best weight watchers recipes from around the web. Today, I want to trying something slightly different and highlight a criminally underused healthy ingredient: turkey tenderloin (a zero point food!).
These recipes are not from ww blogs, but since they use a a zero point food as the primary ingredient, many of them are very low on ww points. As always, the easiest way to get the exact number of weight watchers points for a recipe is to simply plug it into your WW app.
Let me know down in the comments if you’d like to see more posts featuring a single healthy ingredient, and I will do my best to do more of them!
What is turkey tenderloin?
The turkey tenderloin is the skinless, boneless portion of the turkey breast. Since it is smaller and leaner than the whole turkey it is much quicker to cook than the whole bird.
Is turkey tenderloin healthy?
According to WebMD, “Turkey is a great source of protein. The body uses protein to build and repair bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, blood, and tissue. Protein is a macronutrient, which means that your body needs a lot of it. Your body can’t store protein, so you need to consume it every day.
As long as you don’t eat too much turkey, it is a healthy way to get the protein you need. It’s also a good source of beneficial vitamins and minerals like magnesium and niacin.”
Is turkey tenderloin a zero point food on weight watchers?
According to weight watchers, “tenderloins are a ZeroPoint food since they are actually the leanest part” of the turkey breast.
For this reason, turkey tenderloins are a great ingredient for people interested in healthy eating. Just remember that the marinades and sauces in the recipes below do count for points. So just plug them into your WW app to get the most accurate info.
Below you will find 21 amazing turkey tenderloin recipes from around the web. I hope you enjoy them!
1. Best Air Fryer Turkey Tenderloin
This delicious Air Fryer Turkey Tenderloin comes from RecipeTeacher.
Using the air fryer is a great way to reduce the amount of oil you use in your cooking. And that makes the air fryer a great device for healthy cooks.
This tender and juicy turkey tenderloin pairs with rosemary potatoes, but it’s easy enough to substitute your favorite zero point vegetable if you are running low on points !
2. Crock Pot Turkey Tenderloin
This healthy Crock Pot Turkey Tenderloin Recipe comes from Thefeatherednester.
This turkey tenderloin recipe is loaded with flavor thanks to the delicious marinade, which includes honey, garlic, apple cider vinegar, as well as dijon mustard.
The result is a sauce that is so flavorful you will want to eat it with a spoon! Give this recipe a try, you won’t regret it.
3. Slow Cooker Turkey and Gravy
This slow cooker turkey and gravy comes from Plainchicken.com.
This delicious turkey tenderloin recipe is about as simple as a recipe can be. Just dump a dry turkey gravy flavoring packet in the slow cooker with a can of cream of chicken soup with the turkey tenderloin and turn on the slow cooker.
Come back in 4 hours or so and voila–you have a perfect turkey and gravy recipe with no fuss.
If you are looking to cut the points even further, you can substitute the cream of chicken soup with chicken broth. The gravy won’t be quite as creamy, but the broth will still have a ton of flavor.
4. Spinach Feta Stuffed Grilled Turkey Tenderloin
This spinach and feta stuff grilled turkey tenderloin comes from A Kitchen Addiction.
This grilled turkey tenderloin is a perfect summer meal. The spinach and feta pairs perfectly with the flavor of the grilled turkey.
If the idea of making a stuffed turkey is intimidating, you will love this recipe. Kitchen Addiction does a great job of explaining exactly how to stuff the tenderloin before putting it on the grill.
So this is a perfect chance to give it a try. Once you learn how the technique works you can use it on many other proteins as well.
5 Maple Mustard Turkey Tenderloin
This maple mustard turkey tenderloin is the creation of Casual Foodist.
The maple mustard sauce on this delicious turkey tenderloin recipe is absolutely bursting with flavor.
And if you are busy, you will love that you can make this healthy dinner in about half an hour. So, it’s a great for a middle of week meal when you want something that feels like a hearty homecooked meal, but don’t to spend all day making it.
Give this recipe a try, it will quickly become on of your staples.
6 Cranberry Orange Turkey Breast
This cranberry orange turkey breast comes from Sweet and Savory Meals.
This delicious turkey tenderloin is an ode to the classic thanksgiving feast.
The tartness of the cranberry and orange pair beautifully with the sweetness of the molasses. The turkey sits under this wonderful sauce–it’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory.
7 Creamy Parmesan Turkey Tenderloins
This decadent turkey tenderloin creamy parmesan comes from A Pinch of Joy.
The turkey is coated in parmesan, mayo, seasoned salt, paprika, and black pepper before heading into the oven. The meal is then served with brown rice and your favorite vegetable for a healthy dinner.
If you are looking to lower the points, you can try substituting non-fat greek yogurt for the mayo.
8. Teriyaki Turkey Tenderloin
This tasty Teriyaki Turkey Tenderloin comes from Show me the yummy.
If you love Japanese take-out as much as I do, you have got to try this recipe. It has all the delicious teriyaki flavor that we know and love, but is way healthier than getting it at the restaurant.
Serve this teriyaki turkey tenderloin over brown rice for a hearty dinner. Your family will be begging for seconds!
9 Sriracha lime turkey tenderloin
This tasty sriracha lime turkey tenderloin comes from Cupcakes and Kale Chips.
This recipe proves that turkey is not just for thanksgiving. This tender and juicy slower cooker turkey tenderloin is bursting with flavor thanks to the sriracha and lime.
This flavorful dish will make you want turkey all year long.
10 Garlic Butter Turkey Tenderloin
This Garlic Butter Turkey Tenderloin comes from Sweet C’s Designs.
This garlic butter turkey tenderloin recipe is a great example of why I wanted to highlight turkey tenderloin this week.
Since turkey tenderloin is healthy zero-point protein, you have plenty of points left in your budget to splurge on delicious sauces (like this yummy garlic butter!)
Serve this with a side of sheet pan roasted sweet potatoes for a filling healthy dinner.
11 Sweet and Smokey Turkey Tenderloin
This sweet and smokey turkey tenderloin recipe comes from the Kitchn.
This simple roasted turkey tenderloin is the basis of flavorful healthy meal.
Smoked paprika, along with the dry herbs roasting in the oven, give the turkey a great smokiness which is balanced perfectly by the sweetness of brown sugar.
Give this recipe a try, you will not regret it.
12 Juicy Baked Turkey Tenderloin
This Juicy Baked Turkey Tenderloin comes from FitFoodieFinds.
This recipe begins with a simple brine of salt, black peppercorns, whole cloves, rosemary, and thyme. Then place the tenderloin in a bowl with the brine overnight.
Next, you take the turkey out of the brine, rinse the turkey, season, and then throw it in the oven.
The brine ensures that the turkey tenderloin will remain juicy and flavorful.
13.Roasted Turkey Tenderloin
This beautiful roasted turkey tenderloin recipe comes from This is How I cook.
This recipe begins with a dry rub of paprika, brown sugar, sage, rosemary, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and salt.
The sliced tenderloins are then dredged in the dry rub. After that it’s just into the oven until the tenderloin is cooked.
This healthy recipe is bursting with flavor. It’s fancy enough for the holidays, but simple enough for a weeknight meal.
14 Butternut squash stuffed turkey tenderloin
This butternut stuffed turkey tenderloin with cranberries comes from Yummly.
The turkey tenderloin is stuffed with classic fall ingredients like cranberries, butternut squash and pecans.
The tartness of the fresh cranberries is paired with sweetness from a couple tablespoons of maple syrup. You can skip the maple syrup to save on points–the dish is so flavorful you can definitely get by without it.
15 Grilled Turkey Tenderloin
This tasty grilled turkey tenderloin comes from Katie’s Cucina.
This bbq turkey tenderloin is bursting with flavor thanks to the sweet baby ray’s bbq sauce and a dry rub of smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
This recipe is so healthy and simple, and highly versatile. You can tone down the smoke by replacing the smoked paprika with traditional paprika, and then you can really finish the meat with whatever your favorite sauce is.
Just throw the ingredients into your WW app to get the most up to date points.
16 Oven Baked Turkey Tenderloin
This oven baked turkey tenderloin comes from My Forking Life.
This turkey tenderloin has a ton of flavor thanks to a marinade featuring soy sauce, ginger, sage, thyme, garlic, as well as lemon zest and orange zest.
Once the meat has marinated, you simply sear it on all sides in a hot skillet and then put the skillet into the oven to finish.
When you click on the recipe post, Myforkinglife also gives some great ideas for side dishes you can serve with it.
17 Pressure Cooker Turkey Verde and Rice
This delicious pressure cooker turkey and rice comes from The Creative Bite.
This pressure cooker turkey verde is bursting with flavor thanks to the salsa verde. This is a perfect place to use my zero point roasted poblano salsa instead of store bought to save some points.
This recipe speeds up the cooking time by using the instant pot. It makes for a super quick and easy recipe that is also incredibly healthy.
18 Grilled Turkey Tenderloins
This tasty grilled turkey tenderloin comes from Taste of Home.
This recipe uses a really interesting marinade based on lemon-lime soda, soy sauce, garlic powder, and horse radish. The sugar in the lemon-lime soda has a low smoke point so it will result in the turkey having a nice smokey grilled flavor.
If you are looking to save on the points you can skip the soda in the marinade, or replace it will lemon and lime juice.
19 Turkey Marsala
This delicious Turkey Marsala recipe comes from The Mom 100.
The turkey tenderloin holds up beautifully to this classic italian sauce. The combination of prosciutto, mushrooms, shallot, garlic, chicken broth, and marsala wine give this dish tons of flavor.
You can skip the prosciutto and wine to lower the points, or leave them in for a special occasion!
20 Turkey Piccata
This delicious turkey piccata recipe comes from Jennie-O.com
This turkey piccata is an interesting twist on the classic piccata recipe. The turkey is sauteed with lemon pepper and light wine sauce in a large pan. The turkey piccata is then served with a side of whole wheat pasta.
Jennie-O says the he entire dish is less than 500 calories. So it makes for a decadent low-calorie dinner.
21. Turkey Tenderloin Fajitas
These Grilled Turkey Tenderloin Fajitas come from My Everyday Table.
I love this clever twist on the classic fajita recipe. Using the grill to cook the fajitas allows you to cut back on some of the oil you might use searing it on the stovetop.
The grilled turkey is then paired with classic fajita ingredients like bell peppers, cheese, and sour cream for a delicious healthy meal.
You can cut back on the points by substituting low-fat cheese and swapping out the flour tortillas for corn tortillas.
21 Turkey Tenderloin Recipes
- Best Air Fryer Turkey Tenderloin
- Crock Pot Turkey Tenderloin
- Slow Cooker Turkey and Gravy
- Spinach Feta Stuffed Grilled Turkey Tenderloin
- Maple Mustard Turkey Tenderloin
- Cranberry Orange Turkey Breast
- Creamy Parmesan Turkey Tenderloins
- Teriyaki Turkey Tenderloin
- Sriracha lime turkey tenderloin
- Garlic Butter Turkey Tenderloin
- Sweet and Smokey Turkey Tenderloin
- Juicy Baked Turkey Tenderloin
- Roasted Turkey Tenderloin
- Butternut squash stuffed turkey tenderloin
- Grilled Turkey Tenderloin
- Oven Baked Turkey Tenderloin
- Pressure Cooker Turkey Verde and Rice
- Grilled Turkey Tenderloins
- Turkey Marsala
- Turkey Piccata
- Turkey Tenderloin Fajitas
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