Herb 'n' Spice Turkey Breast Recipe
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Herb 'n' Spice Turkey Breast Recipe

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This nicely seasoned turkey breast from our Test Kitchen is a great accompaniment to goose at Thanksgiving. Or prepare it throughout the year for a delicious dinner on its own.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:10-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 10-14 servings


  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (5 to 6 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

8 ounce-weight: 253 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, brown sugar, salt, sage, thyme, rosemary, pepper and allspice. With fingers, carefully loosen the skin from both sides of turkey breast.
  2. Spread half of the brown sugar mixture under the skin. Secure skin to underside of breast with toothpicks. Spread the remaining brown sugar mixture over the skin.
  3. Line the bottom of a large shallow roasting pan with foil. Place turkey breast side up on a rack in prepared pan.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170°:(cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.) Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 10-14 servings.
Originally published as Herb 'n' Spice Turkey Breast in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p118

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flmich77 User ID: 1912201 138141
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"amazing....everything a turkey is suppose to be. moist and delicious"

Deevey User ID: 3069946 54346
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"My husband and I were both amazed at how wonderfully this recipe worked out. This is how we will prepare turkey for now on."

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