Rosemary Sage Turkey Breast
This rosemary sage turkey breast is incredibly moist and flavorful, and so simple to make. Perfect for holiday dinners, or any time!
Merry Christmas Eve! My little family just got back from a week in Utah visiting friends and family, and it was just what I needed. I didn’t even realize how homesick I had been, until we landed and I realized that all my people were just a few minutes away! We packed in as many of our Utah Christmas traditions as we could, and had a fantastic time. I’m looking forward to a quiet Christmas at home with my little family tomorrow, and this rosemary sage turkey breast is on the menu. I made it for Thanksgiving this year, and it was the best turkey I’ve ever eaten!
I was a little intimidated by the task of cooking a turkey breast, since I don’t have a lot of experience with it, but the end result was totally beyond my expectations. The meat turned out super tender and flavorful, and so juicy. The sage, rosemary, and hint of orange are the perfect complement to the savory turkey. This method is so easy to put together, but totally delicious. This is definitely the only way that we’ll eat turkey from here on out!
Rosemary Sage Turkey BreastPrint Recipe
- 1 5-7 pound bone-in turkey breast thawed
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
- 4 tablespoons butter softened
- zest of one orange
- Preheat the oven to 325. Pat the turkey breast dry with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in a roasting pan, skin side up. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, sage, rosemary, and orange zest. Rub the butter mixture over the outside of the turkey breast and under the skin. Roast 60-90 minutes, or until the temperature in the thickest part of the breast is 165. Remove from oven, cover with aluminum foil, and let rest 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
Do you use a rack in your roasting pan, or just put the turkey breast directly into the pan with no rack?
I used a rack in the roasting pan. I've done it both ways, and it still turns out great either way.
how many people does a 5-7 pound turkey breast serve? thanks
Mine served 4 adults and 2 kids, with about 2-3 cups of meat left over. Hope that helps!