Confetti Turkey Pocket

By joyce E. from St. Peter Catholic School, Schulte, Kansas.


Confetti Turkey is a festive and colorful dish that harkens memories of fall feasts of rich and plentiful orange vegetables.  Based on a pocket bread or German bierock type of sandwich it is made with a 51% whole grain bread dough wrapped around a turkey, sweet potato, carrot and butternut squash filling. 


This very unique recipe is packed with nutrition and can meet the bar for two servings of grains, one  serving of meat, and one serving of orange vegetable while being low in salt and fat.  With the inclusion of brown sugar along with the sweet vegetables this main dish has a high palatability factor for school age children and makes a great dish to serve as a Thanksgiving  or festive holiday meal. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 193 gm

From Fat14%
From Saturated Fat8%
From Sugar4%


Ingredient 6 servings 50 servings
White whole wheat flour3/4 C/98 gm6 1/2 C/845 gm
all-purpose flour, enriched7/8 C/95 gm8 C/795 gm
dry milk, instant, nonfat2 1/2 tsp/6 gm 1/3 C and 1 1/2 T /50 gm
sugar, granulated1 T and 2 tsp/20 gm7/8 C/163 gm
yeast, instant dry1 tsp/6 gm2 1/3 T/43 gm
salt1 1/3 tsp/6.5 gm1/4 C/55 gm
vegetable oil2 2/3 T/35 gm1 1/3 C/290 gm
water1/2 C/120 gm4 1/4/1006 gm
turkey roast, cooked, boneless336 gm2800 gm
carrots, fresh, AP56 gm460 gm
Sweet potatoes, fresh, AP168 gm1400 gm
onion, diced28 gm230 gm
chicken broth2 oz/60 gm2 C and 2 T/500 gm
sugar, brown2 T and 1 tsp/60 gm1 C and 3 T/238 gm
Butternut Squash, fresh, AP168 gm1400 gm


Bread directions:

  1. place flour, dry milk, sugar, yeast and salt in mixer bowl.

  2. blend with dough hook for approx 2 minutes on low speed

  3. add oil and blend for approx. 2 minutes on low speed

  4. add water to dry ingredients. If dough appears too stiff, add add'l water. Water is the variable. more or less can be added as needed.

  5. Mix for 1 minute on low speed or until all water is mixed with dry ingredients. Knead dough on medium speed for 8-10 minutes until dough is properly developed.

Vegetable directions

  1. clean and dice all vegetables 3/8"

  2. Place vegetables, broth, sugar and salt in tilt skillet. Cook for 10 minutes or until all liquid has evaporated and forms a sticky base.

  3. add cooked turkey. set aside and let cool

  4. roll out dough to 1/4" thickness and cut into 6x8 rectangles weighing approximately 3.5 oz each.

  5. Add heaping 1/2 cup of meat mixture onto each rectangle, pulling up corners, pinching to seal.

  6. let raise and bake in covection oven at 350 degree fahrenheit for 12-14 minutes or until bread is golden brown.