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Roast Turkey Breast with Italian Herbs

Roast Turkey Breast with Italian HerbsA simple, yet elegant roasted turkey breast seasoned with Italian herbs. Leftovers make delicious sandwiches.

Recipe Ingredients:

Italian Seasoning:
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dried marjoram
1 teaspoon dried sage

1 Honeysuckle White® Fresh Bone-In Turkey Breast (about 7 pounds)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Italian herb seasoning
Salt and black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Italian Seasoning: Combine the ingredients; store any unused portion in an airtight container.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  3. Remove turkey from bag; remove gravy packet.
  4. Rinse turkey and pat dry.
  5. Place breast-side up on rack in shallow roasting pan.
  6. Brush with oil and season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  7. Roast, following timing chart on package.
  8. When turkey is golden brown, cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning.
  9. When thermometer inserted into thickest part of turkey breast (without touching bone) reads 170°F (80°C), remove turkey from oven.
  10. Pour pan drippings into measuring cup and skim off fat. Let turkey rest 10 minutes before carving.
  11. While turkey is resting, pour contents of gravy packet into a small saucepan and heat over medium high heat, whisking constantly until gravy boils.
  12. Whisk in 1/4 cup pan drippings, adding more if you prefer thinner gravy.
  13. Carve turkey and serve with gravy.

Makes 6 to 7 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Honeysuckle White, a division of Cargill, Incorporated. Used with permission.