Hazelnut, pancetta & orange stuffing

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
This recipe makes enough smoked pancetta, orange zest and sage stuffing for a 4.5kg turkey – or roll into balls and bake

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 289
  • fat 18g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 21g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 9g
  • salt 1.2g


  • 150g pack diced smoked pancetta
  • 75g butter
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • grated zest 1 orange
  • 200g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp chopped sage
  • 50g hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Heat a large frying pan and add the pancetta. Cook for 2-3 mins until just starting to turn golden. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the butter, onions and garlic to the pan, and cook for 4-5 mins, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and transfer to a bowl with the pancetta. Leave to cool.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Stir the orange zest, breadcrumbs, sage and nuts into the onion mixture and mix well. Season, then stir in enough of the beaten egg to bind the mixture but not make it sloppy. Use to stuff the turkey or shape into balls, place in a roasting tin and cook for 30 mins.

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