Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Prep Time

    10 minutes
  • Cooking Time

    3 hours 15 minutes
  • Serving Size

    12 to 14 servings


  • Fresh or frozen whole turkey breast1 (6 to 8 pound)
  • Dried thyme leaves1 teaspoon
  • Dried sage leaves1 teaspoon
  • Pepper1/2 teaspoon
  • Garlic powder1/4 teaspoon


Preheat oven to 325°F. Rinse turkey breast in cold water; pat dry with paper towels. Combine thyme, sage, pepper and garlic powder in small bowl. Loosen skin of turkey breast by lifting gently and pulling away from meat, leaving attached at neck. Use a sharp knife, if necessary to loosen connecting membrane. Rub herb mixture evenly over breast meat. Replace skin, tucking under bottom of turkey breast. Place turkey breast, skin-side-up, on wire rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer into the thickest part of breast; do not let thermometer touch bone. Roast uncovered until thermometer reaches 170°F., 2 1/4 to 3 1/4 hours. Remove from oven; let stand 20 minutes before carving. Thinly slice turkey breast to serve. Makes 12 to 14 servings.