Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe
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Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe

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Whenever we're in the mood for turkey, this is the recipe I use. It always wins compliments. (Leftovers would be great in the Asparagus-Turkey Pasta Toss recipe at left.)
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless skinless turkey breast half (2 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

1/3 pound: 104 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 368mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil; remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Place turkey breast on a rack in a greased shallow roasting pan. Spoon some of the butter mixture over the top. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours or until juices run clear and a thermometer reads 170°, basting often with butter mixture.
  3. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p159

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KatzTailz User ID: 8652809 239755
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"Used this recipe for Thanksgiving dinner for two. Cooked it in the oven following the time and temp instructions. It turned out moist, tender, looked good and tasted even better. Will definitely make it again."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1289836 155894
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"Very tasty! I made this in my crock pot by just adding 2T of water to the other liquids, dumping everything in the crock pot instead of on the stove, and cooking on low for 8 hours. I did thicken the gravy on the stove at the end. Great results!"

cee-jay User ID: 1579946 152380
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"This looks like it has possibilities but I'd like to know if anyone has prepared it it a crockpot. I hope to get an answer ASAP. Thanks."

dehall21401 User ID: 1067786 76085
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

"What a great recipe for 2 people! Tender, juicy & super easy!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 156211
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"[quote user="semmer1"]

I really would like to try this recipe, Can you put it in a slow cooker??? Thanks I hope you answer ASAP...I useing a bonelsess 3lb turkey breast..

semmer1 User ID: 1717083 76084
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"I really would like to try this recipe, Can you put it in a slow cooker??? Thanks I hope you answer ASAP...I useing a bonelsess 3lb turkey breast.."

dmaier User ID: 1405178 155892
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"This is a keeper! I drizzled the cooked juices over mashed potatoes - wow! This butter mixture would be a great marinade for roasted potatoes all by itself! Very pleased!"

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