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Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast

This Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast is a super simple but delicious turkey recipe to make your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving easy and delicious! It is oven ready and is a great alternative to the whole turkey.

Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast Closeup with Herbs on the Plate

Ahhh is Thanksgiving really NEXT week?!  I’m not sure if it seems like it’s too soon to be Thanksgiving because we didn’t do any Friendsgiving celebrations this year, making the holiday feel like it snuck up on me. Or if time is just flying with a newborn, but I seriously cannot believe it’s next week.  I’m guessing it has to do with the fact that we’ve been preoccupied with our bundle of love.

On top of Thanksgiving, this is going to be a crazy week for us. My brother is getting married on Saturday (so excited!) in Rapid City, SD.  This means we are traveling with a 3 week old and a 2 year old.  Pray for us.

Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast with Herbs on the Plate

Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast – Win, Win, and Win

But back to Thanksgiving!  If you’re doing a low-key or smaller Thanksgiving this year, can I recommend making a turkey breast instead of an entire turkey?  For one, it’s WAY easier, takes less time, and takes less room in your oven.  Win, win, and win.

While I totally get the desire to make a super impressive whole turkey (I have a recipe for that coming  later this week – like this Sage Butter Roasted Turkey), if you don’t NEED an entire turkey, why not just make a turkey breast?

Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast Served with Cut Pieces of Flavorful Turkey

I developed this recipe for Jennie-O, using their Oven Ready Turkey Breast.  And when they say it’s “oven ready” they really do mean it.  I didn’t HAVE to do anything to the turkey breast except take it out of the package and bake it according to the instructions.  You don’t even have to thaw the turkey!

Of course, I wanted to jazz it up a little bit.  I couldn’t help myself.  So I made a super simple herb butter and slathered it all over the turkey.  Not only did it add some additional flavors but it also created a super pretty crust of herbs.

Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast Jennie-O Oven Ready Product

So if you’re looking for a super simple but delicious turkey recipe to make for your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving, this one is truly it!

Tell me – are you making the turkey for Thanksgiving this year?!

Herb Butter Roasted Turkey Breast

Print Rate
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings


  • 1 3 lbJennie-O Oven Ready Turkey Breast
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter at room temperature


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Remove turkey breast from bag.
  • In a bowl, mix together herbs, garlic, salt, and butter until well combined.
  • Cover turkey breast with herb butter mixture on each side.
  • Place in roasting pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for approximately 2 hours, or until internal thermometer comes out to 165 degrees F.
  • Let turkey rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice and enjoy!
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