Roasted Turkey Breast

Roasted Turkey Breast
Roasted Turkey Breast.

Thanksgiving is in two weeks. TWO weeks. Is anyone freaking out about it yet? No? Just me? Tell me I’m not the only one. Let’s be honest, there’s a lot of pressure we put on ourselves when it comes to Thanksgiving. So many side dishes. So little time. So many pies and rolls (and the rolls that will come after from eating all said desserts). And then there’s the main event. The bird.

Que the dramatic stress inducing music. If you’ve never cooked a full turkey that can be a potentially a daunting task. Although, not difficult, it is incredibly time consuming. Especially if you brine it beforehand.

KitchenAid Cast Iron Oven

But what if you don’t need to cook for oh a dozen people. What if you’re just a two-some or four-some. Cooking an entire bird just seems a bit much yeah? We all love turkey leftovers, that’s the goal. So you can enjoy that coveted turkey sandwich the day after with a slice of cranberry sauce, because it’s mandatory. Or making a quick Turkey Pot Pie. Swoon. But again if you’re a small party that’s more leftovers than you might want on hand.

What’s the solution? Well other than crash someone else Thanksgiving? Cook a turkey breast.

Roasted Turkey Breast

You get all the white meat you want and none of the fuss of cooking the entire bird. Win. Win. We roast our turkey breast using our KitchenAid 4 quart cast iron oven (pictured above). It’s simple one pot cooking. We’ve got step by step instructions to make the cooking process easy peasy.

Plus if you’re looking for additional recipe recommendations, you can find our FAVORITE RECIPES FOR THANKSGIVING in one convenient spot.

Roasted Turkey Breast

 

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Disclaimer: This post is made in collaboration with KitchenAid. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.

Roasted Turkey Breast

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Ingredients

  • 4-5 pound turkey breast, bone in
  • 1 large onion - thickly sliced
  • 1 stick unsalted butter – room temperature
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 2 small bunches red grapes
  • fresh rosemary for garnish - optional

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Place onion slices into the bottom of your KitchenAid® 4.0Qt Cast Iron Cookware. Set aside.

Pat turkey dry with paper towels. Rub turkey with butter on all sides. Place any extra butter under the skin. Season turkey liberally with salt and pepper and place turkey on top of onion slices.

Reduce heat to 350 degrees. Starting with an initially higher temperature and then lowering the oven just before you place the turkey inside gives a quick sear to the skin and allows the meat to stay juicy. Transfer turkey to oven and roast for one hour. After one hour of cooking, check the temperature in 15 minute increments until internal temperature is 165 degrees. Place your grapes into the Cast Iron Cookware at the one hour mark.

Once turkey is done, allow it to rest for a minimum of 15 minutes prior to carving.

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22 Comments

  1. 1

    That’s one beautiful turkey! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is so close either.

  2. 2

    That’s a nice looking turkey…heading over to get the recipe

  3. 3

    What a gorgeous turkey breast! I’m not feeling the stress this year….but only because I’m not cooking 🙂

  4. 4

    Yum! This looks so delicious and versatile! Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5

    I’m so not ready and still planning some recipes (and pies!). Gorgeous turkey breast idea for the big day!!

  6. 6

    That turkey breast looks gorgeous! And I love that Dutch oven!

  7. 7

    We are just doing a breast this year (and two drumsticks) to cut down on leftovers. Love this recipe!

  8. 8

    This is actually one year that I am prepared! Your turkey breast is beautiful…and that Dutch Oven is soooo pretty…totally coveting it.

  9. 9

    A turkey breast is the perfect size for us and I LOVE that cast iron oven – I really need to get one of those!

  10. 10

    The whole bird can definitely be daunting sometimes! I love the ease of just cooking the turkey breast, in this is lovely!

  11. 11

    This is perfect for the upcoming holidays. Turkey all the way 🙂

  12. 12

    Kind of freaking out! The only thing I have managed to do is order a turkey. I need to get moving. Your roasted turkey looks perfect!

  13. 13

    What a gorgeous golden-brown turkey breast. Not gonna lie… when it comes to turkey, I always go for white meat before dark meat, so I’m always tempted to skip the whole bird and just roast up a couple of turkey breasts instead.

  14. 14

    That’s one sexy looking turkey breast! I don’t freak out too much over Thanksgiving since I’m never the one cooking…haha. I just show up with my fat pants on and a desire to consume more food than necessary 😉

  15. 15

    Every year, my mom is like “Let’s just do a turkey breast!” and I always decline. Well, maybe this is the year I acquiesce. Maybe…

  16. 16

    This turkey breast is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this!

  17. 17

    Love that you did just a breast instead of the whole turkey!

  18. 18

    I’m all about KitchenAid products…and turkey. I love turkey too. I’ll check out your recipe!

  19. 19

    I totally agree, Thanksgiving really creeped up on me this year! This turkey looks amazing!

  20. 20

    What a beautiful looking turkey breast! It’s such a great alternative when you don’t have to cook for a huge crowd.

  21. 21

    I love cooking turkey breasts compared to a full turkey… yours looks great!!!

  22. 22

    What a gorgeous dish. I love that you made just a breast. Not all of us can use up a full turkey at the holidays.

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