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A roasted turkey breast on a bed of stuffing.

How to Roast a Turkey Breast

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
How to Roast a Small Turkey Breast for your holiday meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 394 kcal


  • aluminum foil


  • 3 lbs Turkey Breast
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
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  • Rinse turkey breast with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place the turkey breast, skin side up in a roasting pan.
  • Rub skin with butter. Salt and pepper if desired.
  • Cover the entire roasting pan, slightly tenting the aluminum foil over the turkey breast.
  • Bake the turkey breast 1 ½ hours in a350 degree preheated oven.
  • Remove the foil and bake an additional 20-30 minutes to brown.
  • Remove turkey breast from the oven. Allow turkey to rest at least 10 minutes before carving.

Recipe Expert Tips

  • Always cook poultry thoroughly. If in doubt use a meat thermometer. Poultry should be cooked to an internal temperature of 170 degrees.
  • Use the pan drippings to make gravy.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 73g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 751mg | Potassium: 825mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 243IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
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