How to Oven Bake Turkey Breast

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baked turkey oven bake turkey breast

Wanting turkey for the holiday’s but not wanting to cook an entire turkey? No problem. You can oven bake turkey breast.   It takes a lot of time off cooking an entire turkey in the oven and is perfect for smaller families.

You may not find them in the grocery store until the holidays, so pick up 1 or 2 and put them in your freezer until you are ready for them.

We’ve created a video to help you bake your turkey breast.

YouTube video

preparing turkey


thawed turkey breast
2 pat of butter
1/2 teaspoon tarragon
1/2 teaspoon rosemary
turkey oven bag
dish to cook turkey breast in


how to cook turkey breast


Preheat the oven to 350F
Take your dish and place the oven bag on the dish and open it so you will be able to put the turkey breasts in it.
Open the bag the turkey breast is in and drain and pat dry.
Pull the skin back and rub 1/2 the spices under the skin and add the butter. Repeat on other side.
Place the thawed turkey breast into the oven bag, breast side down (bigger part).
Add pepper on the top of the turkey breast.
Put stuffing on the sides of the turkey. The stuffing will help keep the turkey from drying out during cooking.

bagged turkey
Turkey will need to cook for 15-20 minutes for every pound of turkey.
You will want to check the temperature to be 165 in the deepest part of the turkey breast, check a few spots to confirm it’s at temp.
Once cooked, remove from the oven and let set for 15 minutes (so the juices go back into the turkey).
Serve and enjoy.

oven baked turkey


How long do you cook turkey breasts?
They usually cook between 15-20 minutes per pound.  You will want the temp to be 165 in the deepest part of the meat.  Check several parts of the turkey to confirm it’s cooked.


Want turkey, but don't want to cook the entire bird? We've got a recipe where you can bake turkey breast and enjoy turkey whenever!

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