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Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast

Roasted Turkey Breast

Rosemary Roasted Turkey Breast - a savory turkey breast roasted in the oven with plenty of spices and flavor. If you're cooking Thanksgiving dinner for a small group and don't need a whole turkey, this rosemary turkey breast is a great option.

Course All Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Yield 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 (5lb) bone-in turkey breast (see note)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. In a food processor, blend the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, salt, and paprika. If you don't have a food processor you can chop the rosemary finely and stir in the rest.

  3. Loosen the skin on the turkey breast. Spread half the garlic mixture over the meat under the skin. Spread remaining garlic mixture over turkey skin.

  4. Place turkey in a roasting pan and cook uncovered 1 3/4 to 2 hours or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F when inserted in the thickest part of the breast. If turkey is over browning, cover loosely with aluminum foil.

  5. Allow turkey to rest for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Notes

BONE-IN VS. BONELESS: If you are buying a bone-in breast it should be around 5 lbs but if you are buying a boneless breast you can buy around 3 lbs.

Source: Taste of Home