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Herbed Roasted Turkey Breast

Brenda Hyde is a writer, editor and founder of Old Fashioned Living, an online magazine that encourages families to keep the traditions, memories and keepsakes that have been passed down from generations past. She has a degree in Journal...

Thanksgiving turkey

If you want a traditional roasted Thanksgiving turkey but are short on time, here's a tasty alternative! This delicious, roasted turkey breast recipe has a much shorter cooking time.

Thanksgiving turkey


1 bone-in turkey breast (about 3 pounds)
2 slivered garlic cloves
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary or a sprig of fresh
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 tsp. pepper
Salt to season


Make small slits in top of breast and insert garlic slivers and the fresh rosemary sprigs. If you are using dried then add it to the honey mixture instead.

In a small bowl, combine honey, mustard, oil, lemon juice, dried rosemary (if using) and pepper. Brush herb mixture over the turkey breast. Sprinkle with salt.

Place turkey in baking dish or roaster pan, meaty side up. Roast at 350 degrees for about 60 minutes. Baste every 10 to 15 minutes until done. Cooking time depends on the size of the breast. It should read at least 165 degrees on a meat thermometer that has been inserted into the thickest part of the breast.

Allow to set while you finish the preparations; the carving will be much easier.

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