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This deliciously golden Roast Turkey Breast is so simple to make and takes less time than roasting an entire turkey! Perfect size for smaller groups for Thanksgiving, holidays and family suppers! Golden brown, juicy turkey breast every time with this favorite recipe!

Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe - Making a Roasted Turkey Breast recipe is simpler and takes less time than roasting an entire turkey! Perfect for serving smaller groups for the holidays or even on a weekend! // addapinch.com

One of the things that I hear more and more often is that cooking an entire turkey can be a little bit intimidating to some and is more food than is needed for smaller families and groups. That’s where this Roast Turkey Breast makes for a mighty delicious solution!

Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe - Making a Roasted Turkey Breast recipe is simpler and takes less time than roasting an entire turkey! Perfect for serving smaller groups for the holidays or even on a weekend! // addapinch.com

Quicker and easier than roasting an entire turkey, this roasted turkey breast is roasted right in a skillet and uses just four ingredients! There’s no need for special cooking equipment or stressing with this recipe.

How to Roast a Turkey Breast

To make it, you’ll begin with a 4 to 5 pound turkey breast. I prefer to use one that has the skin still on. If your turkey breast has been frozen, go ahead and let it thaw completely in the refrigerator.

When ready to roast, preheat your oven to 450ºF. As your oven is preheating, arrange your turkey breast in a medium (12-inch) skillet, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then, roast in your preheated oven until the turkey breast reaches 165ºF when checked with an internal thermometer. This takes about 45 minutes to an hour. Then, remove the skillet from the oven and tent with foil for about 15 minutes to allow the turkey breast to rest before slicing and serving.

Make Ahead Instructions

Prepare the Roast Turkey Breast according to the recipe instructions.

Allow it to cool completely,  then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Serve cold or rewarm and serve.

Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe - Making a Roasted Turkey Breast recipe is simpler and takes less time than roasting an entire turkey! Perfect for serving smaller groups for the holidays or even on a weekend! // addapinch.com

Just look at that beautiful skin on that turkey breast! You will love it, but especially love how tender and juicy the turkey breast is when you taste it. The seasonings are just the right amount and those that everyone should have on hand.

Talk about easy!

But, don’t think this is just good for Thanksgiving! It is also mighty delicious for a Sunday supper or special weeknight meals. Of course, I love to make it ahead and then serve it during the week for a quick supper or to use it throughout the week in salads, like my Turkey Salad, sandwiches, wraps and such!

Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe - Making a Roasted Turkey Breast recipe is simpler and takes less time than roasting an entire turkey! Perfect for serving smaller groups for the holidays or even on a weekend! // addapinch.com

Some Side Dishes for Roast Turkey Breast

Cranberry Sauce

Southern Cornbread Dressing

Easy Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Green Beans

Here’s my Roasted Turkey Breast recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

5 from 4 votes

Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe

Dinner 50 mins

Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe - Making a Roasted Turkey Breast recipe is simpler and takes less time than roasting an entire turkey! Perfect for serving smaller groups for the holidays or even on a weekend! // addapinch.com
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 6 to 8
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe – Making a Roast Turkey Breast recipe is simpler and takes less time than roasting an entire turkey! Perfect for serving smaller groups for the holidays or even on a weekend!

Ingredients  

  • 1 4 to 5 pound boneless turkey breast, skin on
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Place the turkey breast onto a 12-inch skillet. Brush the turkey all over with the melted butter and then sprinkle with the salt and black pepper.
  • Roast the turkey until an internal thermometer reaches 165ºF, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Remove the turkey from the oven and tent with foil to rest for about 15 minutes before serving.

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Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe - Making a Roasted Turkey Breast recipe is simpler and takes less time than roasting an entire turkey! Perfect for serving smaller groups for the holidays or even on a weekend! // addapinch.com

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  1. This recipe looks delicious, and easy enough for even me to be able to do. Question, do you cover the skillet with aluminum foil or leave open the entire time? Also can you use a regular Skillet if I do not have a large size of cast iron skillet?

    1. Hi Mary,
      I only tent with foil after removing from the oven. I leave tented for about 15 minutes. Any oven safe skillet will work. Enjoy!

  2. I am making this for me and my husband for Thanksgiving, 2018. It is just the 2 of us so it will be perfect. Thanks for the recipe. 🦃

  3. Hi there! 

    I was wondering if I should brine my turkey breast. I’ve never made a turkey or any part of it before, but I’m happy to have found this recipe! 

    And do you have a gravy recipe? 

  4. I just bought a turkey breast with rib meat. I have no idea if that means it is boneless or what… lol Would it be the same recipe for a breast with rib? TYIA

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