Butter Roasted Turkey Breast

Buttered Turkey Breast Roast

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For Thanksgiving or anytime when a whole turkey is just a little too much, try this recipe for butter roasted turkey breast!


  • One four pound turkey breast, bone-in with skin
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature, plus 2 tablespoons for the gravy
  • 6 sprigs each thyme and rosemary, plus extra for garnish
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 and line a rimmed baking pan with foil.
  2. Spread the 1/2 cup of butter generously over the turkey breast, gently working it under the skin.
  3. Place 4 sprigs each of the thyme and rosemary on the baking pan in a little pile and place the turkey breast on top, skin-side up. Pop the rest of the herbs on top.
  4. Roast for an hour or until an instant read thermometer reads 160. Remove and cover with foil while you make a nice light little gravy.
  5. Pour the pan drippings into a small pot and add 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir until butter is melted and season with a little salt and pepper.
  6. Slice the turkey and serve, passing the sauce around in a pitcher for drizzling!

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