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Roast Turkey Breast with Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme

Perfect for a holiday gathering, this roast turkey breast can be prepared in less time than a whole turkey. Enjoy!
Roast Turkey Breast

Recipe Source: US Dept. of Agriculture, SNAPed Connection


  • 3 pounds turkey breast half (with skin and bones)
  • 1 onion, large quartered
  • 1 carrot, large quartered
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper (to taste, optional)
  • chicken broth (or margarine, for basting, optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place turkey breast in roasting pan along with onion and carrot.
  3. Mix spices with olive oil. Rub turkey with olive oil.
  4. Roast turkey at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Baste with margarine and chicken broth (optional).
  5. Reduce turkey temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and roast turkey, basting every 20 minutes with pan juices (or margarine and chicken broth), about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until meat thermometer inserted in thick part of meat registers 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Remove to carving board and let rest for 10 minutes. 
Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium270 mg
Total Carbohydrate3 g
Dietary Fiber1 g
Total Sugars1 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein35 g
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