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Romano Basil Turkey Breast

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Grill: 1-1/2 hours + standing

Makes

8 servings

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
Romano Basil Turkey Breast Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Romano cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 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

Directions

  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 until a thermometer reads 170°, 1-1/2 to 2 hours . Remove toothpicks. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

6 ounces cooked turkey: 402 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 493mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 53g protein.

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