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published : 2023-11-26

Air Fryer Turkey Dinner for 2: A Delicious Thanksgiving Recipe

Try this exciting air fryer turkey dinner for two that will save you time and money

Image prompt: A stunning overhead shot of an air fryer turkey dinner for two, perfectly cooked and ready to be enjoyed. The table is elegantly set with plates, silverware, and glasses, creating a cozy and intimate setting for the meal. (Taken with a Nikon D850)

If Thanksgiving 2023 is looking like a smaller gathering, consider making this turkey dinner for two.

Samantha Milner of recommends this recipe, which is perfect for saving time, money, and yourself from spending the whole day in the kitchen on Thanksgiving.

The best part? The entire turkey dinner, including the sides like the delicious air fryer green bean casserole, is cooked together in the air fryer.

This innovative approach allows you to prepare a mouthwatering feast for two in record time.

With Samantha Milner's air fryer turkey recipe, you'll need an approximately 2.5-pound turkey wrapped in bacon.

To complete the meal, gather ingredients such as bread rolls, extra virgin olive oil, sage, frozen Brussels sprouts, baby potatoes, parsley, sausage meat, celery, frozen diced onion, breadcrumbs, frozen green beans, turkey gravy, crème fraîche, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

Now let's dive into the exciting journey of preparing this incredible air fryer turkey dinner for two!

Start by chopping up the bread into chunks and seasoning it with sage, salt, and pepper.

Next, spray the bread with a little extra virgin olive oil and place it on the top shelf of your air fryer.

Cook them for 6 minutes at 360 °F, creating flavorful and crispy croutons.

Image prompt: A close-up shot of the delicious and crispy bacon-wrapped turkey, fresh out of the air fryer. The bacon is perfectly browned and adds a savory touch to the tender turkey meat. (Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

While the croutons are cooking, season baby potatoes with parsley, salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.

Load the seasoned potatoes onto an air fryer shelf along with the frozen Brussels sprouts.

Once the croutons are done, transfer them to a mixing bowl.

Add sausage meat, breadcrumbs, diced frozen onion, diced celery, sage, salt, and pepper to the bowl.

Mix all the ingredients together using your hands and shape them into stuffing balls.

Now it's time to place the turkey on the top shelf of the air fryer and surround it with the stuffing balls.

Position the shelf with the baby potatoes and sprouts at the bottom.

Air fry everything for 35 minutes at 360 °F, allowing the flavors to blend and the turkey to cook to perfection.

Once the timer beeps, remove the sprouts and replace them with frozen green beans.

Air fry for an additional 10 minutes at the same temperature.

Image prompt: A mouthwatering view of a green bean casserole, cooked to perfection in the air fryer. The dish is topped with melted Parmesan cheese and garnished with fresh parsley, adding both flavor and visual appeal. (Taken with a Sony Alpha A7R III)

Remove the green beans and baby potatoes, and transfer the potatoes to a serving dish.

While the turkey rests on the bottom shelf, turn it over to ensure even cooking.

On the top shelf, prepare a delicious green bean casserole by combining green beans, butter, grated Parmesan, and cream in a serving dish.

Season with salt and pepper, and find room in the air fryer for your gravy.

Cook everything for a final 15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

Plate up all the components of the meal, and if anything has gone cold, simply reheat it quickly using the air fryer.

Prepare to be amazed by the incredible flavors and the fact that you cooked an impressive Thanksgiving feast for two using only your trusty air fryer!

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