Roast Turkey Breast

This juicy Roast Turkey Breast makes a perfect mini holiday meal for a small intimate dinner party, but it’s also a great meal to make on the weekend for no special occasion at all.  

pan of roast turkey breast with vegetables

When people think of making a turkey dinner they expect it to be an all-day affair, but this oven roasted turkey breast with roasted potatoes and green beans comes together in about 1-1/2 hours (depending on the size of turkey breast). If you’ve wondered how to roast a turkey breast, this is an easy recipe!

pan of roast turkey breast and vegetables

This Juicy Roasted Turkey Breast is tender and richly flavored.  If you’re lucky enough to have left-overs, there’s nothing better than turkey sandwiches!  Hot or cold!!  It’s almost worth making this turkey just so you can make turkey sandwiches with it.

ROAST TURKEY BREAST RECIPE

  • Olive oil
  • Boneless turkey breast
  • Baby potatoes
  • Roasting onions (tucked hidden under the foil the onions sort of marinate in the juices and add a ton flavor to your turkey and potatoes as they roast)
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Chicken broth
  • Sage leaves
  • Parsley

VARIATIONS

I like to make red potatoes and green beans with this Juicy Roasted Turkey Breast, but you could easily sub these sides out with sweet potatoes (if you want a healthier carb) and asparagus.   

HOW LONG TO COOK TURKEY BREAST IN OVEN

Roast turkey breast is easy enough to make any night of the week!

  • Boneless turkey breast takes about 50-60 minutes to cook for a 3 pound breast
  • Bone in turkey breast will take about 1-1/4 -1-1/2 hours to cook for a 5-6 pound breast.

pan with roast turkey breast and vegetables

pan with roast turkey breast and vegetables

HOLIDAY SNACKS

These are easy snack and appetizer recipes to make for your intimate dinner party.

TURKEY DINNER SIDES 

If you prefer mashed potatoes with your turkey dinner, here’s a few mashed potato options that’ll pair nicely with this oven baked turkey breast.

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Originally published 11.2018 – updated 11.2020

Pan with roast turkey breast and vegetables
Yield: 4 servings

Roast Turkey Breast

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

This juicy Roast Turkey Breast makes a perfect mini holiday meal for a small intimate dinner party, but it’s also a great meal to make on the weekend for no special occasion at all. If you've ever wondered how to roast a turkey breast, this recipe is foolproof!

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 2-1/4-pound boneless turkey breast
  • 2 pounds baby potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup baby roasting onions
  • 2 garlic heads, bottoms cut off
  • 2 8-ounce frozen packages trimmed green beans
  • 1 cup low-salt chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 2 sage leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Rub 1 tablespoon olive oil on baking sheet or dish.
  3. Place turkey breast, skin side up on prepared baking sheet. Rub the breast with 1 tablespoon olive oil and add sage leaves to dish.
  4. Cover with aluminum foil and roast turkey for 40-45 minutes and remove from oven.
  5. Spread potatoes, garlic and onions around turkey and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cover with foil and return turkey to oven and continue roasting another 15-20 minutes or until thickest part of turkey registers 165°F and potatoes are fork-tender.
  6. While turkey roasts, toss string beans on second baking sheet with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Pour chicken broth over the beans and roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until they are crisp-tender.
  7. Remove turkey, potatoes, onions and green beans from oven.
  8. Let turkey cool for 10 minutes or so before slicing.
  9. Arrange the sliced turkey breast, potatoes, garlic, onions and green beans on a serving platter. Spoon some juices over everything and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley.
  10. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 758Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 204mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 9gSugar: 8gProtein: 87g

theharvestkitchen.com attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.

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