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Savory Turkey Breast

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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 thermometer reads 170° (cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly). Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before carving.
Nutrition 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.

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  • gunslinger
    Apr 20, 2019

    This turkey breast turned out tender and had a great flavor!

  • dozer77
    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.