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How to roast a boneless turkey breast

This roasted rolled turkey breast with garlic herb butter recipe is a great alternative to making the entire turkey. When you don’t feel like cooking the entire turkey, don’t have time for it or just want to make something different, this is the turkey recipe to try.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword how to cook turkey breast, how to roast turkey breast
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 318kcal
Author Olya


Garlic Herb Butter

  • 5 tbsp butter softened (divided)
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage and parsley) minced
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 3 lb turkey breast boneless, skin-on
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • parsley for garnish


  • Garlic Herb Butter: Melt 1 tbsp butter in a medium skillet, add 6 cloves of minced garlic and cook until fragrant. Move the garlic to the medium bowl and add remaining 4 tablespoons of softened butter, fresh herbs, fresh lemon zest and salt. Mix well.
  • Preparing Rolled Turkey: Lay turkey breast, skin side down, and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Set aside. Rub garlic herb butter from step 1 all over the underside of turkey and under the skin. Roll the turkey to form a tube and use toothpicks (or fingers:) to hold it tight in place. Using kitchen twine, tie it around the turkey to keep it from opening up during roasting. Rub the remaining herb butter on top of the roll.
  • Roasting Rolled Turkey: Preheat oven to 375 F. Place in a roasting pan or a baking dish and bake until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees to 165 degrees, about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes total. Remove from oven, and let rest for 10 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, remove twine, and cut crosswise into 1/2- to 1-inch-thick slices. Place slices on a platter, and garnish with parsley.


Notes: Calories is per serving.
Recipe Source: Olga's Flavor Factory


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1133mg | Potassium: 560mg | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.3mg