Herbed Turkey Breast Recipe
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Herbed Turkey Breast Recipe

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Like many of you, I always serve turkey for our family's Thanksgiving meal. But instead of roasting a whole bird, I opt for a turkey breast since most of us prefer white meat. The herb butter basting sauce keeps it so moist, and it's easy to carve. -Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (5-1/2 to 6 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

8 ounce-weight: 246 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 298mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 39g protein


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Place turkey in a shallow roasting pan; drizzle with butter mixture.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a thermometer reads 170°, basting every 30 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before carving. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Turkey Breast in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p31

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2016

"My favorite way to roast a turkey breast. Smells wonderful as it bakes and tastes great."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"The best roasted turkey recipe there is! You will not be disappointed!"

Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"Good seasoning"

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2015

"Very good - nice flavor and moist. Will definitely make again and this would be great on a whole turkey as well."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2015

"Moist and flavorful! I can't believe how great this tastes! I didn't change a thing - no need to."

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