Savory Turkey Breast Recipe
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Savory Turkey Breast Recipe

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Accented with flavorful herbs, this tender, golden turkey breast from our Test Kitchen is a cut above the rest. It’s a convenient alternative to preparing a whole bird.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (5 to 6 pounds)

Nutritional Facts

7-1/2 ounce-weight: 443 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 59g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the butter, sage, garlic, onion, thyme, salt and pepper. With fingers, carefully loosen the skin from both sides of turkey breast. Spread 2 tablespoons butter mixture under turkey skin; spread remaining mixture over skin.
  2. Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170° (cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly). Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before carving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Savory Turkey Breast in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p6

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dozer77 User ID: 5241414 231390
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"We have tried several recipes to bake a turkey breast and this one is by far our favorite.We just love the combination of spices used."

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