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Roasted Turkey Breast with Root Vegetables

The Thanksgiving crowd may be a bit smaller this year, so a simple turkey breast can do the trick. No need to battle with a whole turkey when you can have this easy dinner with turkey and fixings all in one pan. For a family of four, you'll even have plenty of leftovers.

Ingredients

1 bone-in turkey breast (6 lbs), skin removed
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
2 garlic cloves, minced fine
1 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp salt
Black pepper to taste
2 onions, cut into 4 wedges
3 carrots, sliced lengthwise
3 celery stalks, sliced lengthwise
1 lb small red potatoes, halved
4 small parsnips, sliced lengthwise

 

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°. Rinse the turkey breast and pat dry. In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic, sage, thyme, salt and pepper to taste and rub the mixture onto the turkey breast.

In a large roasting pan, arrange the onions, carrots, celery, potatoes and parsnips. Arrange the turkey over the vegetables. Roast in the middle of the oven until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast registers 165° and the juices run clear when a paring knife is poked in the thickest part of the breast, about 1 3/4 to 2 hours. Remove the turkey and transfer to a cutting board and let rest.

If needed, return the vegetables to the oven and roast for about 30 minutes, or until tender.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 oz turkey

Calories: 291; Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 93mg; Sodium: 82mg; Carbohydrates: 23g; Fiber: 4g; Protein: 36g


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Date Last Reviewed: September 11, 2020
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