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Turkey breast

🍳 100 min

🔥 4071 cal

✍️ by Olena Lastivka


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Turkey breast

422 g


144 g


201 g



It is impossible to imagine a Thanksgiving dinner table without a turkey breast. It is a traditional dish that has become a symbol of this holiday. That's why this recipe is a must on your Thanksgiving to-do list.

How to cook a turkey breast in the oven

Create a buttery, spicy mixture and baste a turkey breast with it. Roast the turkey for about one hour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Baste it once again while roasting. Roast till you see a brown crust on the top. Serve with sauces, jams, or side dishes. 

Turkey breast cooking time

It depends on the size of your turkey breast. A smaller 3-pound breast will be ready in 1.5 hours. A bigger one might need two hours. To make sure that it is cooked, insert a thermometer. The temperature should be around 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

What temperature to cook a turkey breast

A perfect temperature for cooking a turkey breast is between 300 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Use higher temperatures for smaller meat pieces and lower temperatures for bigger ones. 

How many pounds of turkey breast per person

The size of the serving depends on your preferences. We recommend eating 100-200g (or 3.5 to 7 oz) at a time. It will be harder to digest more meat. Combine the dish with vegetables or vegetable dishes to make it easier for your stomach to cope with it.

Turkey breast Recipe

Essential ingredients

  • Turkey breast

    1400 g

  • Butter 82.5%

    60 g (4 tbsp)

  • Mustard powder

    4 g (2 tsp)

  • Rosemary sprig

    3 g (1 pieces)

  • Sage

    3 g

  • Salt

    5 g (1 tsp)

  • Olive oil

    15 g (3 tsp)

Ingredients to taste

Paprika, Thyme, Pomegranate fruit, Cranberry sauce

How to make

Please follow the next steps:

  1. 1

    Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. 2

    Mix all the spices, herbs, and seasonings with softened butter and olive oil.

  3. 3

    Cover the baking pan with foil.

  4. 4

    Baste the turkey breast with the mixture and put it in the baking pan. Use about half of the mixture. Roast for 30 minutes.

  5. 5

    Take the turkey out, baste it with the rest of the mixture, and roast for 30 minutes more without a foil cover on the top.

  6. 6

    Decorate the dish with pomegranates and herbs. Serve with cranberry sauce.

Weight Loss Tips

  • The skinless breast is the leanest part of the turkey, with only 119 calories per 100-gram serving, while wings and legs are fatter: 208 or more calories per 100 grams.

  • The most harmful type of meat heat treatment is frying. Oven-baked or grilled meat without the use of oil is much healthier.

  • Use parchment paper or foil instead of oil.

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  • Tools

    Oven, Baking sheet

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