Having a smaller Thanksgiving gathering but still want turkey? This Garlic Herb Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey Breast is the solution. The skin is super crispy and delicious and the meat is extra flavorful!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve made my Garlic Herb Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey at some point around the holidays. Ever since making it about 8 years ago, it’s my absolute favorite turkey recipe. Since this year we will be having a small Thanksgiving meal, with just the five of us, I needed a smaller scale version of it – Garlic Herb Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey Breast!
3-4 pound turkey breast
The ingredients are simple and so, so flavorful! I highly recommend using sea salt instead of table salt, as the bigger flakes will give the skin a salty crunch.
While butter also works well, I find mayonnaise is so much easier to work with when slathering it all over the skin. It also makes the skin super crispy while keeping the turkey meat nice and juicy. And no – it won’t taste like mayonnaise!
How to Make Mayonnaise Turkey Breast
This recipe is super simple to make. You will simply combine the ingredients for the mayonnaise rub, slather it all over the turkey breast, and roast. The turkey breast is roasted for 90 minutes in a 350 degree oven, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
Once the turkey is done, it’s time for the gravy. This recipe uses a few tablespoons of the drippings, some butter, flour, and broth for the gravy, along with some salt and pepper. First, you melt the drippings and butter together. In a mason jar, shake the flour and broth until there are no more lumps. Slowly whisk the flour/broth mixture into the butter and drippings and simmer until thickened. Lastly, season with salt and pepper. That’s it!
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