The Best Turkey Breast Recipes

Roasted, Smoked and More: The Perfect Solution to a Smaller Holiday Feast

Turkey Breast in Plum Sauce
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Turkey breast offers the flavor of turkey without a refrigerator full of leftovers. Whether it is for a small holiday gathering or just an everyday meal, these recipes for turkey breast are the best for whatever the occasion. The best part is that turkey breast can be cooked using all the different methods you might want to try for a whole turkey, so you can experiment with grilling, smoking or even deep frying the bird. 

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    Roasted turkey breast on a cutting board
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    An oven roasted turkey is the traditional centerpiece to a Thanksgiving feast. This recipe calls for only four ingredients to help season the bird, making it an easy option for novice cooks.

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    Three Ingredient Crockpot Turkey
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    Thanksgiving in a slow cooker? Yes it is possible! Don't spend the holiday stuck in the kitchen—this set it and forget it recipe helps to free up oven space for more side dishes or freshly baked pie. This is, hands down, the easiest way to cook a turkey. 

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    Smoked Honey Glazed Turkey Breast
    Regarding BBQ, Inc.

    This smoked turkey breast is tender and sweet. The long smoking time allows it to be more flavorful and moist, so keep it low and slow.

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    Deep Fried Turkey Breasts
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    If you want to experiment with deep fried turkey this is a great recipe to start out with. You won't need all the oil or commitment for a 3 or 4-pound turkey breast, but you'll still have a great fried turkey.

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    roasted turkey breast
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    This recipe for a grill-roasted turkey breast that is both simple and flavorful. The secret is to keep the temperature low enough to allow the inside to get cooked before the surface dries out.

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    Chipotle Turkey Breast
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    These turkey breasts are slow roasted and basted in a fantastic chipotle sauce. You'll enjoy just how tender and full of flavor these turkey breasts are.

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    pan seared turkey breast
    Jen Hoy

     This zesty take on turkey calls for thinly sliced cutlets and is cooked in a cast iron skillet. The best part? This dish takes a mere ten minutes to make. 

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    Stuffed Turkey Breast
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    This is a definite change from the traditional roasted turkey. These turkey breasts are stuffed full of mushrooms, goat cheese and bacon for a more flavorful meal.

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    Turkey Breast Rolls Stuffed with Ham and Mushrooms
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    A savory roulade is a thinly sliced piece of meat spread with a tasty filling, rolled and tied to create an eye-catching dish, perfect for cooks who want to add a little flair to their holiday meal without the hassle of the whole bird. In this recipe, ham, mushroom, and cheese make for an irresistible stuffing.

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    orange glaze turkey
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    This recipe incorporates both orange and ginger flavors, which pair beautifully with a side of cranberry sauce