Roasted Turkey Breast

Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and everybody is searching for the best ideas for this special dinner. For all those who consider a whole turkey might be too much this roasted turkey breast might be a wonderful solution. It is really easy to prepare, takes no more than 10 minutes to make the marinade, and once roasted you will have a wonderful looking roasted turkey, moist and flavorful.

Love this marinade, as it allows the roasting of the turkey breast without the skin, and it still remains moist and delicious. Not to mention that is healthier this way as well. The use of mustard is definitely a winner for me and will use it in many marinades for either chicken or turkey.

This roasted turkey breast is suitable not only for holiday tables but for any other day as it is quick, and can be used in various recipes for the next days either for sandwiches, or use it for enchiladas, salads and the list can go on.

You may also like this Turkey Roulade with Cranberry and Spinach Stuffing, which is also a great choice for small gatherings.

Roasted Turkey Breast

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Recipe slighted adapted after foodnetwork

Roasted turkey Breast Cut into Slices

Roasted Turkey Breast

5 from 2 votes
Roasted Turkey Breast - really easy to prepare, 10 minutes to make the marinade, and once roasted you will have a wonderful looking roasted turkey, moist and flavorful.
Servings 8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 3 pounds (1.5 kg) turkey breast , boneless


  • 3 tbsp (45g) Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tsp (3g) dried herbs (thyme , oregano
  • 2 tsp (6g) garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (5g) salt
  • 3 tbsp (42ml) olive oil
  • 1 tsp (3g) smoked paprika
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Additional Ingredients for Drippings gravy, optional

  • 1 tbsp (10g) flour
  • 1 cup (240ml) vegetable stock


  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Rinse the turkey well and pat it dry.
  • Place all the marinade ingredients, mustard, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper, garlic, smoked paprika and olive oil,  into a bowl and stir to combine.
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  • Rub the mixture all over the turkey. Refrigerate to marinate overnight, if possible, or leave at least 1 hr before roasting.
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  • Place the turkey breast into a baking pan, or baking sheet.
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  • Roast for 45 minutes to one hour, until the thermometer reaches 170F (77C).
  • Let it stand for a couple of minutes and slice to serve.
  • Prepare the gravy if desired. After removing the turkey to a serving platter, place the pan to the stove on medium heat. Add the flour. Stir to combine. Add the stock, stir and let it cook until thickened and smooth.



Serving: 1gCalories: 307kcalCarbohydrates: 11.1gProtein: 39.3gFat: 11.1gSaturated Fat: 1.8gCholesterol: 98mgSugar: 8.3g
Calories: 307kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted turkey, roasted turkey breast, roasted turkey mariande, Thanksgiving recipes, Thanksgiving turkey, Thansgiving, turkey marinade

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  1. mira Author says:

    Roasting a whole turkey, seems like a lot to me, especially if I’m the one who has to do it. But, this turkey breast recipe will be perfect!!! I like the way you marinated it and it is perfectly baked. Will try it next time I’m making turkey breast!

  2. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking Author says:

    We just picked up a turkey breast for tomorrow’s feast and I can’t wait! I’ll have to see if my mother in law will let me make this recipe! It looks fabulous, Ella!

  3. Thalia @ butter and brioche Author says:

    This turkey breast looks SO good. Definitely a recipe I need to make this Christmas!

  4. Nano Cleansers Author says:

    looks yummy!

  5. Maureen Author says:

    That does look deliciously moist. I think I’m not going to cook another whole turkey. It’s just the two of us and I end up sending turkey home with our guests. A breast would be plenty for us.

  6. Danielle Author says:

    I made this last month and it was amazing!

  7. Gina Author says:

    At what temperature does the turkey go into the oven?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      350F (180C).. it is mentioned on step 1 in the directions. Hope you will try it out:)

  8. Kathi Author says:

    I will try this recipe today. I’m a beginner at cooking so this delicous looking turkey is a perfect start for my christmas dinner. I really really love all of your recipes and I tried a lot of them. They’re all so delicous! Your recipes are my favourites. Thank you for sharing them. I wish you a wonderful christmas time and a happy new year. Greetings from Germany 🙂

  9. Jessica Author says:

    I never cooked a turkey breast before….only a whole turkey. But I had to work and couldn’t be home in time to roast a whole turkey when we hosted my husbands 6-person team for a Christmas dinner. I was worried the breast only would be dry. But it was terrific!!!! Very juicy and tasty. Everyone had seconds and a +3kg turkey breast was gone. NB: I marinated mine overnight. Definitely a keeper!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so happy to hear that Jessica.. yes, marinating it overnight is best. Wish you and your family a  Happy New Year. 

  10. Vanessa Author says:

    Do you think it would be ok on chicken breasts?

  11. Bianca Author says:

    Hi there, I have a few questions. 1) After it’s marinated over night, do I stick it directly into the preheated oven or do I let the turkey breast come to room temperature, and then stick it into the preheated oven? 2) Also, I plan on making two turkey breasts, so can I cook them at the same time. If so, does the cooking time/temperature change? 3) (Last question I promise lol) Have you substituted the olive oil for butter? I’ve seen many recipes use butter instead. I would really appreciate it if you’re able to answer this 🙂 I plan on making it for this Thanksgiving because it looks amazing!

  12. Beverley Author says:

    Can this turkey breast be frozen?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      sure.. why not?

  13. Laraine Author says:

    At any point is the turkey covered? Will it not dry out if uncovered?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      This marinade doesn't let the meat to dry.. doesn't need to be covered

  14. Veronica Author says:

    Made this for Friendsgiving and it was a hit! Perfect for a small group/family meal. Definitely keeping this one in my recipe repertoire. Super easy, juicy, flavourful and completely saved my butt this year! Would taste great on chicken breasts as well.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So glad you enjoyed it:) Yes.. I've tried this recipe with chicken as well and turned awesome. When you make chicken you will have to reduce the baking time as it bakes faster. 

  15. adele Author says:

    Having 7 for dinner tomorrow, semi-unexpectedly. No time to go to butcher but then remembered I had a turkey breast in the freezer. Am trying this because it sounds GREAT! Thank you in advance.

  16. adele Author says:

    Having 7 for dinner tomorrow, semi-unexpectedly. No time to go to butcher but then remembered I had a turkey breast in the freezer. Am trying this because it sounds GREAT! Thank you in advance.

  17. Drea Author says:

    This. is. amazeballs. Seriously. I’m making it for the second time in two weeks. The only turkey recipe I’ll ever use again.

  18. Lori Author says:

    So easy to prepare and exceeded expectations… I am looking for wine pairings both red and white. Thanks in advance!

  19. Moira Author says:

    Made this last night and it was really good. Took a bit longer to cook since I used a toaster oven, but it was definitely worth the weight. I’ll definitely use this recipe again.

  20. WTH I followed everything and it was okay but no way in earth it came out in a hour it was way more than that .. need to be honest don’t say 1 hour Becuase in one hour all the inside is still raw

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am glad this recipes worked for you.. next time take in count the weight of the meat .. probably yours wa bigger and needed more time to cook. 

  21. Daniela Author says:

    I just want to tank you for the amazing recipe. I had never cooked turkey before and this turkey us super moist and full of flavor. I did marinated it for 24 hours and every body loved it.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      So happy to hear that Daniela 🙂 glad it turned good for you too

  22. Turkey breast is in the oven & this the 3rd time I am making this recipe! So delicious & the house smells amazing.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so happy to hear that Kim 🙂 with you and your family a Happy Easter

  23. 5 stars
    Is the roasting time also 1 hour if I bake a 9 pound turkey breast?

    1. Ella - Home Cooking Adventure Author says:

      After one hour check the internal temperature, it should reach 170F (77C). If it didn’t reach this temperature you can leave it 10-15 minutes more and check again.

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