The Barefoot Contessa's Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe

The Barefoot Contessa's Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe
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The Barefoot Contessa's Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast Recipe

Why do we only serve turkey on Thanksgiving? A whole turkey breast roasted with fresh rosemary, sage, and thyme is a great weeknight dinner and the leftovers make delicious sandwiches the next day. Roasting the turkey at 325 degrees and allowing it to rest for fifteen minutes ensures that it will be very moist.

Adapted from "Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?" by Ina Garten.


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place the turkey breast on a rack in a roasting pan, skin side up.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, mustard, rosemary, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper. Rub the mixture evenly all over the skin of the turkey breast. (You can also loosen the skin and smear half of the paste underneath, directly on the meat.) Pour the wine into the bottom of the roasting pan.

Roast the turkey for 1½  to 1 ¾ hours, until the skin is golden brown and an instant-read meat thermometer registers 165 degrees when inserted into the thickest and meatiest area of the breast. Check the breast after an hour or so; if the skin is overbrowning, cover it loosely with aluminum foil.

When the turkey is done, remove from the oven, cover the pan with aluminum foil, and allow the turkey to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Slice and serve warm with the pan juices.


Calories per serving:

655 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Protein, Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 31g 48%
  • Carbs 2g 1%
  • Saturated 8g 39%
  • Fiber 0g 1%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Monounsaturated 13g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 83g 166%
  • Cholesterol 245mg 82%
  • Sodium 806mg 34%
  • Calcium 63mg 6%
  • Magnesium 98mg 24%
  • Potassium 1,072mg 31%
  • Iron 5mg 27%
  • Zinc 6mg 40%
  • Phosphorus 714mg 102%
  • Vitamin A 9µg 1%
  • Vitamin C 2mg 3%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 15%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 26%
  • Niacin (B3) 20mg 99%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 93%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 29µg 7%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 26%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin K 9µg 11%
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