Review Recipe

Roast Turkey Breast

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Roast turkey breast is an easy way to enjoy turkey without having to roast a whole bird. This easy roast turkey breast recipe comes out tender and juicy every time, making it the ideal dinner for any night. Don’t forget the cranberry sauce!
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  • 1 boneless turkey breast approx. 2.5-3.5lbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 3 tablespoon fresh herbs chopped *see note
  • salt and black pepper

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  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Tie the turkey breast (if it is not tied or in a net already).
  3. Brush the turkey breast with olive oil. Generously sprinkle with salt, pepper and fresh herbs.
  4. Place the turkey breast in a small casserole dish and nestle onions (and extra herbs if desired) alongside the turkey.
  5. Roast the boneless turkey breast for 15 minutes.

  6. Reduce the oven temperature to 375°F and roast an additional 25-40 minutes until temperature in the thickest part reaches 165°F.

  7. Remove from oven and let rest 10-15 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes

Herbs: I use a combination of parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme.
Cooking time will vary based shape and size of turkey breast.
This method works with bone in turkey breast as well. Preheat oven to 425°F and cook 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°F.  A large bone in turkey breast (approx. 6 lbs) will take 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 hrs to cook depending on size.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 326, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 404mg, Potassium: 593mg, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 45g, Vitamin A: 0.8%, Vitamin C: 3.4%, Calcium: 6.3%, Iron: 11.8%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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