Herb Mayonnaise Roast Turkey Breast

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mayonnaise turkey, roast turkey breast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 777kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Herb Mayonnaise Turkey Breast is a delicious roast turkey breast perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. Easy to make in a fraction of the time of a whole turkey.Herb Mayonnaise Turkey Breast is a delicious roast turkey breast perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. Easy to make in a fraction of the time of a whole turkey.
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Ingredients

  • 1 large turkey breast *
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage , minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme , minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh flat leaf parsley , minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary , minced
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Turkey gravy , if desired, see notes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sage, thyme, parsley and rosemary. Set aside.
  • Season turkey breast with fine sea salt and ground black pepper.
  • Slather the top with herbed mayonnaise.
  • Bake for 60-90 minutes. The exact time is going to vary based on the size of your turkey breast. If the mayonnaise starts to brown too much, loosely cover with a piece of aluminum foil. Bake until the center registers at 165 degrees.
  • Remove and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve with gravy, if desired.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!

Notes

*packages usually come with a pack of 2, so cut them apart and freeze one or make both, but double the mayonnaise topping. One breast is usually enough to feed 2-3 people They are big! 
 
How to Make Quick Turkey Gravy:
Melt 2 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons flour in a small skillet. This makes a roux. Whisk until a paste forms and it browns slightly.
Add 2-4 tablespoons pan drippings and 2 cups turkey or vegetable broth. Simmer and whisk until smooth and thick.
Season with salt and pepper. You can also add a small amount of white wine right before serving for extra layers of sophistication.

Nutrition

Calories: 777kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 85g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 234mg | Sodium: 1450mg | Potassium: 944mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg