This easy roast turkey breast with fresh rosemary and thyme, is so moist and delicious! Make it for a healthy weeknight dinner, or for the holidays when you’re not cooking for a crowd.

Let’s take a vote!

  • A. Are you one of those types who pretty much only eat homemade roast turkey on Thanksgiving or other holidays?
  • B. Or, are you a year-round turkey lover like me???

If you answered A, that’s ok. I think you’ll definitely want to stick around for this easy roast turkey breast tutorial, because…

  1. It’s SO easy.
  2. It’s SUPER nutritious and completely free of any nitrites, additives, and excess sodium.
  3. It’s WAY better than any pre-packaged deli turkey you’ll ever buy. Trust me.

So let’s just cut to the chase, shall we, and I’ll show you just how easy it is to roast a turkey breast with my simple step by step tutorial.

But before we even start, you’ll need to gather some fresh rosemary {or other favorite herbs}, take a deep breath in, and inhale. Instant aromatherapy!!!

How To Make Easy Roast Turkey Breast in 5 Steps!

Easy Roast Turkey Breast w/ Fresh Rosemary and Thyme in 5 Simple Steps | Recipe is gluten free, paleo, and low FODMAP @thepsicyrd

Easy Roast Turkey Breast with Fresh Herbs

This easy roast turkey breast with fresh rosemary and thyme, is so moist and delicious! Make it for a healthy weeknight dinner, or for the holidays when you’re not cooking for a crowd.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 5 servings


  • 1.5 pound turkey breast , boneless, skin on
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Place turkey breast, skin side up, on a shallow baking dish or roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil, and cover with chopped herbs, salt, and pepper. Spread mixture on both sides, and underneath skin.
  • Place turkey in oven, and roast until the skin is golden brown, and thermometer reads 165 degrees F in the center of the breast. Remove the turkey at ~ 20 minute intervals to baste with drippings.
  • Remove turkey from oven when it is done, cover it with aluminum foil, and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.


Your cooking time and number of servings will depend on the size of your turkey breast. I used a half turkey breast which took about 45 minutes to reach 165 degrees F, and yielded 1 1/2 pounds of cooked turkey meat.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 191kcal | Protein: 29g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 355mg | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 4.8mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1.3mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Low FODMAP, Paleo
Keyword roast turkey breast
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And now for those turkey leftovers you’ve been waiting for, I’ve got some delicious ideas to share with you from some of my favorite food bloggers. Let the feasting begin…



  1. Turkey Panini with Gruyere and Cranberry Sauce ~ MJ and Hungryman {use gluten-free bread for a GF option}
  2. Thankschiladas {Turkey Enchiladas} ~ Teaspoon of Spice {gluten-free}
  3. Crispy Turkey Tostadas ~Eating Well Magazine {gluten-free}
  4. Low Carb Turkey Casserole with Mushrooms, Mozzarella, and Cauliflower Rice ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen {gluten-free}
  5. Turkey Shepherd’s Pie ~ Jeanette’s Healthy Living {gluten-free, use roast turkey in place of ground}
  6. Blueberry Turkey Panzanella Salad ~ Teaspoon of Spice {use gluten-free bread for a GF option}
  7. Creamy Turkey Soup with Sage ~ The Baking Beauties {gluten-free}
  8. Turkey Soba Noodle Soup ~ Jeanette’s Healthy Living {gluten-free, dairy-free}
  9. Turkey Lasagna Rolls w/ Sundried Tomatoes & Spinach ~ Cookin’ Canuck {use gluten-free lasagna noodles for GF option}
  10. Easy Chopped Superfood Salad ~ Get back on the healthier, yet still delicious, eating track by topping of this yummy superfood salad with leftover roast turkey. So easy & delicious!
Superfood Salad

Are you a turkey lover? If so, only on Thanksgiving or year-round? Have you ever roasted a turkey breast before? What’s your favorite way to use turkey leftovers???