Thanksgiving Recipes


Herb Roasted Turkey Breast


Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Sandwiched between two pieces of lovely bread, sliced turkey is a staple item in any lunch meal. During the holidays, turkey also makes a generous appearance as the centerpiece to any Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

For large family gatherings, this Herb Roasted Turkey Breast recipe is sure to please all who have the honor of tasting it.

This recipe includes seasoned salt, ground black pepper, and most importantly a substantial amount of Italian Seasoning. The seasoning is spread over the entire surface of the turkey breast to give any turkey breast the perfect taste and moisture.

Whether you are of Italian descent or are simply a fan of delicious Italian flavors, this Herb Roasted Turkey Breast is sure to hit those wonderfully herby notes.

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with a side of Italian Stuffing

To get full use and flavor from your Italian herb filled entree, accompany the turkey breast with a beautiful side dish of Italian stuffing.

Additionally, while the little ones enjoy the taste turkey and stuffing, the adults can be enjoying a lovely Italian Negroni.

Starting with a Charcuterie board or some Parmigiana or pasta based dish is also an excellently scrumptious way to lead into a beautifully filling and warm Thanksgiving Dinner.

There are many other dishes that would follow an Italian herbbased theme for your Thanksgiving dinner. If you would like your family or friends to get involved during this gracious and giving time of the year, this simple recipe is a great lead way!

Here are some other recipes you might want to try as well:

Your friends and family can also help you decide just what should be added on or taken away from this Herb Roasted Turkey Breast recipe so that it suits the taste buds of all!

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast sliced with green and cranberries
Any way you slice it, Herb Roasted Turkey Breast is a delicious option for your meal.

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Herb Seasoning vs. Fresh Herbs

The old age question of whether drying out an herb and making it into preservable flakes provides an equivalent flavor profile as a freshly plucked herb remains.

Dried oregano vs. fresh oregano. Dried basil vs. fresh basil. Dried parsley vs. fresh parsley. Dried bay leaves vs. fresh bay leaves.

All of these herbs are commonly used in Italian cuisine and in an Italian Seasoning. Some prefer the taste and freshness of plant herbs that are finely chopped and rubbed onto the surface of a turkey while others prefer the ease and taste of a seasoning mix.

Both options have their benefits so it would be beneficial for you to play around with the option of either ingredient as an alternative substitute.

Try fresh oregano but combine it with the Italian Seasoning to change the overall taste of the turkey. If you have a dinner crowd that loves the taste of parsley, then adding fresh parsley along with the seasoning may boost that ingredients flavor.

Adding fresh herbs to this delicious recipe may also assist in adding moisture to the overall Herb Roasted Turkey Breast. It would also be handy to sprinkle some finely shopped herbs at the very end after slicing the turkey breast!

Whatever your choices are, this recipe is sure to fill the kind tummies and hearts of your dinner guests!

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Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

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  • Author: MomsWhoThink


  • 1 (5½ pound) turkey breast, fresh or frozen, thawed
  • 4 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Seasoned Salt
  • ¾ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place turkey breast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Combine next 3 ingredients.
  2. Spread seasoning mixture under skin and over entire surface of turkey breast.
  3. Roast 2 to 2½ hours or until internal temperature reaches 170°F.
  4. Loosely tent with foil for first hour. Remove foil; add water to pan. Baste occasionally with pan juices.
  5. Remove turkey breast from oven. Let stand, loosely covered with foil for 15 minutes. Transfer to platter or carving board.
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