The best (and easiest) way to roast turkey breast

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We are a family of four, so while we enjoy eating turkey during the holiday season, we don’t often need to make a whole turkey. I often forget about picking up a turkey breast for one of our meals – and roasting a turkey breast is incredibly easy. It’s much easier than making a whole turkey!

We tend to have turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas. (And a couple weeks ago I made one over Labor Day weekend.) While I do enjoy turkey, I dislike the time involved in cooking and I love side dishes even more. For this meal, I added a loaf of Wildgrain sourdough bread to the meal, and my family enjoyed every bite.

This recipe calls for a variety of spices and you can switch up the spices based on what you prefer. My kids don’t always love eating meat, and they didn’t complain about this dinner!

By the way, the bread shown in the photos is from Wildgrain. Save $10 on your first order with my code LOVEJAIME10!

What you need to roast a turkey breast:

  • 2-5 pound turkey breast. I prefer boneless, and I got a 2.5-pound turkey breast for my family.
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons of oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • olive oil

How to easily roast a turkey breast:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of your spices in a bowl. If your turkey breast has netting around it, leave the netting for roasting. The turkey will keep its shape better with the netting. Unpackage the turkey breast, and rub it with olive oil. Then rub the spices all over the turkey breast.

Place your turkey breast in a small pan (I used a square baking dish.) Cook for about 20-30 minutes per pound. You’ll want it to be cooked to 165 degrees.

Once the turkey has reached that temperature, you can let it rest for 10 minutes before you remove the netting and are able to serve it!

Now, side dishes are my JAM. I love making brussel sprouts, cranberries and bread during the holidays. All of the bread. If I’m short on time, I’ll make green beans and add a cube of pesto to the beans. (This is my kids’ favorite way to eat green beans.) We love adding bread to our meals, and Wildgrain boxes make this an easy addition to our dinner table.

Wildgrain for your holiday meals

We always have bread at holiday meals, and Wildgrain makes it even easier to have fresh baked bread (and homemade pasta!) with your meal. Wildgrain offers monthly subscription boxes with pasta and bread, or you can get the bakery box. The Mixed Wildgrain Box includes sourdough bread, hand cut pasta and pastries. The Bakery box includes an assortment of bread and pastries.

Through the end of September, if you order a Mixed Wildgrain box, you’ll receive free croissants for life!

My September box included:

  • plain sourdough loaf
  • sourdough sesame seed loaf
  • slow fermented olive oil ciabatta
  • fresh fettucine
  • fresh tonnarelli
  • apple pie bites (10-pack)
  • free croissants (4-pack)

While my turkey rested, I was able to pop a loaf of the sourdough bread into the oven. After the bread was done baking, it had to rest for 20 minutes, so I covered the turkey while the bread finished its baking. The best part of Wildgrain is having homemade bread without the hassle of baking homemade bread! Their foods are baked from frozen, so there’s no thawing necessary and no mess.

I’ve written about Wildgrain before. My family LOVES the pasta! A few months ago we received cranberry orange biscuits in a box, and I forgot they were in our freezer. We made them recently and they were so delicious. I also have cookies I received in a recent box just waiting to be baked.

This week I made the apple pie bites. I. Love. These. I think they would be PERFECT for a holiday meal, and they are such an easier option than making a whole apple pie. (My next Wildgrain box I order will be the bakery box because the desserts are just so, so good.)

The bakery box would be amazing during the holidays, if you’re looking to try a couple of desserts. I love how easy they make everything, and the food has been delicious.

If you’re ready to try Wildgrain, save $10 on your first order with my code LOVEJAIME10!

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