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Turkey Breast with Gravy Recipe

Emily Chaney of Penobscot, Maine reveals her tried-and-true secret for savory roast turkey. "The herb rub seasons the meat nicely and makes a wonderful gravy," she remarks. Depending on the size of your family, you may want to cook two turkey breasts so you can ensure there will be lots of leftovers!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (5 to 6 pounds)
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube


  • 1. Place turkey breast in a shallow baking pan; coat the outside of the turkey with cooking spray. Tuck onion and celery underneath in the breast cavity. Combine seasonings; rub over turkey. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 185°, basting every 30 minutes. Remove turkey and keep warm. For gravy, combine flour and water in a saucepan until smooth. Add pan drippings and bouillon. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil for 2 minutes. Slice turkey; serve with gravy. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 349 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 196mg cholesterol, 552mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 72g protein.

Reviews for Turkey Breast with Gravy

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lambert6 User ID: 2090743 240321
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"This recipe is amazing! The turkey was so moist and the gravy had great flavor! ( I forgot to use the bouillon cube and used closer to half cup flour to a cup of water for the gravy.) Definitely a keeper. Thank you so much for sharing!"

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 239521
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Perfect without changing a thing! Thank you for sharing!"

Bill466 User ID: 4203659 235683
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"Two simple suggestions: Unless you're a purist, skip the gravy part and get 1-2 bottles/cans of store-bought gravy. Saves time and effort, and tastes fine. Also, this is for everyone. Rub the spice mixture on under the skin for max flavor."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 215144
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"Very flavorful, turkey was nice and tender."

cookieboo User ID: 6789596 26261
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"This was delicious. The turkey had so much flavor, and the gravy was perfect. My only suggestion would be to add the flour to about 1/4 C hot water and stir vigorously until smooth, THEN add it to the boiling water."

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