Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
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Classic Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Classic Herb Roasted Turkey Breast is perfect for a family meal or holiday event!


  • Raw Turkey Breast (with bones)
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Rinse off turkey breast, pat dry with paper towels
  3. Place turkey breast in roasting pan
  4. Brush olive oil onto turkey breast
  5. Sprinkle seasonings on the outside of turkey on top of olive oil
  6. Put a meat thermometer into turkey breast
  7. Roast at 325 degrees for about 2 hours
  8. Add water – about 1 cup to bottom of roasting pan about every hour
  9. Reduce oven to 275 degrees until turkey is done based upon the thermometer indicator for turkey/chicken/poultry  (this will depend on size of turkey breast)
  10. Take turkey out of oven and let it rest 15 minutes before slicing.
  11. Serve.


Are you tired of roasted turkey recipes that need to be constantly basted?  The HERB ROASTED TURKEY BREAST is easy to make and requires no basting.  Just use olive oil and seasonings, put the turkey breast in the oven, and the next thing you know, you have a moist, tasty turkey entree.

Tips & Tricks for perfecting Classic Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

I personally like to use a turkey breast that is fresh from the butcher department versus frozen.  If you do get a frozen turkey breast make sure you have plenty of time to thaw the frozen turkey breast.  Use whatever thawing directions are on the frozen package.

You can also make this recipe with a boneless turkey breast, however it will cook faster so adjust your timer and maybe even your oven temperature.

You can change the spices and seasonings if you like.  Sometimes I like to use Thyme and Sage to mix it up a bit!

The key to this recipe is using the olive oil.  Use your favorite olive oil or flavored olive oil for this recipe. You do not need to baste the turkey Breast.  If it seems as if the baking pan is getting dry, put a little water in the bottom of the pan.

I like to use a roasting pan that has a grill in it.  I keeps the turkey breast skin crispier.

Background of Classic Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Many years ago I decided that I needed to learn how to roast a turkey for Thanksgiving.  It was a staple of a classic Thanksgiving or Christmas meal in my family.  It took many different tries before I figured out that it was best to just make a turkey breast and make the stuffing/dressing on the side for my family.  It was easier and everyone enjoyed it more.

My mom can be credited with the giving me the idea to put olive oil on the outside of the turkey breast instead of butter.  It works like a charm.  It roasts perfectly and you do not baste the turkey breast – YAHOO!  One less thing to worry about while making a holiday meal.

The CLASSIC HERB ROASTED TURKEY BREAST is tasty and tender and is a great main meal.  It can be served with all the holiday favorites, EASY SAUSAGE STUFFING, EASY HOMEMADE SPICED CRANBERRY SAUCE, your favorite potatoes and gravy.

This recipe is one that I make year round.  It always is a big favorite and is healthy choice for meal.  Go ahead and try CLASSIC HERB ROASTED TURKEY BREAST for you next meal.  It will become a family favorite!

  • Herb Roasted Turkey Breast Ingredients
  • Herb Roasted Turkey Breast getting ready for the oven
  • Herb Roasted Turkey Breast in oven
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