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Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe

Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe

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 YIELD: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)


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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cynandtom User ID: 2224843 264809
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2017

"I made to slice up for Sammies for lunch this week! My husband bought bone in skin on by mistake, (which probably added to flavor and moistness), so I adjusted cooking time. The only other change I made was adding more butter. turkey came out moist and delicious. This will be a go to for lunches and for an out of season Thanksgiving style dinner!!"

Lisa User ID: 9112392 263578
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2017

"Although there were rave reviews about this recipe, I was skeptical when I was preparing it and the basting mixture did not stay on the breast. However, after 2-1/2 hours of cooking my larger turkey breast (2.7 pounds), along with frequent basting, the turkey breast was unbelievably delicious. I was not prepared for the blackening of the basting sauce, which emerged truly burned in the bottom of the pan, but the buttery liquid was great spooned over the sliced turkey. easy, and a keeper!"

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."

[email protected] 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

"You can absolutely cook this in a slow cooker!"

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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