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Herb Roasted Turkey Breast ~ an easy, foolproof method for a well seasoned, tender and juicy turkey breast!
Not everybody wants or needs to roast a whole turkey for the holidays.
Our daughter is hosting her first ever Thanksgiving double-family extravaganza this year.
No matter if you’re feeding a crowd, or hosting a simple dinner for two, this Herb Roasted Turkey Breast is sure to be a welcome addition to your table.
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Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
- 1 whole bone-in turkey breast, thawed (6-7 pounds)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, stems removed, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- juice of 1 whole lemon
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (for brushing on the bird)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Rinse the turkey breast in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Place the turkey breast skin side up on a rack set inside a roasting pan.
- In a small bowl combine the garlic, mustard, rosemary, sage, thyme, salt, pepper, butter and lemon juice. Mix to combine.
- Gently loosen the skin from the meat by pushing your fingers under the skin. Spread half the paste directly on the meat. Rub the remaining herb mixture evenly on top of the skin. Pour 1 cup of wine into the bottom of the roasting pan. Roast the turkey breast for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and brush the entire turkey breast with olive oil. Add a small amount of water to the bottom of the pan if the wine has evaporated.
- Return the turkey breast to the oven and roast for another 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and cover the turkey breast with foil. Allow it to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before carving.
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Finally, are you ready for the holidays? They’re sneaking up on us!
If you’re still looking for more company worthy recipes, check out these super easy and stunning Duchess Potatoes. Perfect for a crowd an easily made ahead. We love sweet potato casseroles and if you do too, check out these easy, delicious Sweet Potato Soufflés in Orange Cups with Cinnamon Pecans – perfect for the buffet table! Here’s a great resource for 15 Easy and Colorful Thanksgiving Sides from The View from Great Island. Got leftovers? You may want to try these creatively delicious Turkey and Stuffing Phyllo Packets from Seasons and Suppers. Don’t forget the Soft No Knead Dinner Rolls from RecipeTin Eats. These would make the best turkey sliders!
If you’re looking for a way to change up your leftover turkey sandwiches, be sure to check out our healthy Turkey Waldorf Wraps and one of my personal favorites, the Turkey, Apple & Cheese Panini with Hot Pepper Jelly!