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Butter Herb Turkey Breast

Turkey breast basted with butter and herbs is wonderful for your Easter table.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey breast
Servings: 8
Calories: 523kcal


  • 6 lbs bone-in turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 tbs finely chopped fresh thyme OR fresh sage, OR fresh rosemary
  • 1 clove finely minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place a rack in a large roasting pan.
  • In a small bowl, mix the softened butter, garlic, pepper, salt and the herb you chose to use.
  • Gently separate the skin on the turkey breast from the meat, but do not remove the skin.
  • Rub half of the butter mixture over the breast meat. Gently pull skin back into place. Rub the remaining butter mixture over the top of the skin.
  • Roast for 2- 2 1/2 hours or until internal temperature is 165 degrees F. Baste periodically with pan drippings.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 212mg | Sodium: 861mg | Potassium: 10mg | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg