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Romano Basil Turkey Breast Recipe

Romano Basil Turkey Breast Recipe

Guests will be impressed when you slice this golden, grilled turkey breast, dressed up with a flavorful layer of basil and cheese under the skin. —Darlene Markham, Rochester, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Grill: 1-1/2 hours + standing YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 ounces Romano cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (4 to 5 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Combine the cheese, basil, lemon slices and garlic. With fingers, carefully loosen skin from the turkey breast; place mixture under the skin. Secure skin to underside of breast with toothpicks. Rub skin with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 2. Prepare grill for indirect heat, using a drip pan. Place turkey over drip pan. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Remove toothpicks. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

6 ounces cooked turkey equals 402 calories, 20 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 493 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 53 g protein.