How Long Ro Cook a Turkey Breast


Roasting a turkey breast is an excellent alternative to traditional roasted turkey. It’s just as delicious, but much easier to make and it’s much more affordable than buying a whole bird. And with this recipe, you’ll know exactly how long to cook your turkey breast for perfectly cooked meat every time!

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Pre-heat the oven for 15 minutes before you place your turkey breast in it, so that it’s hot and ready when you need it.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check internal temperature of the turkey breast while roasting, since this will help ensure that you don’t overcook or undercook your bird!

Place turkey breast skin-side up on a rack in roasting pan.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Place turkey breast skin-side up on a rack in roasting pan. Place in oven and cook for 15 minutes per pound or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, basting occasionally with pan drippings during last hour of cooking time.

Cook until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

When cooking a turkey breast, it’s important to cook it until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Cooking time will vary depending on how thick your turkey breast is, so be sure to check its progress regularly by inserting a thermometer into the thickest part of the meat. If you’re cooking an entire turkey breast (or multiple smaller ones), you can use this guide as a general guideline for how long it should take:

  • 1-1/2 hours per pound for smaller cuts like boneless skinless breasts or legs/thighs
  • 2 hours per pound for larger cuts such as roasts

You’ll also want to factor in how well done you like your meat cooked–if it’s not quite done yet and there’s still some time left before dinner time rolls around, keep checking every 15 minutes or so until it reaches 165 degrees F on both sides (this means flipping once).


Roasting turkey breasts is easy and delicious

Roasting turkey breasts is a simple and delicious way to prepare this holiday staple. The cook time will vary depending on the size of your turkey breast, but when you use a meat thermometer to ensure that it has reached safe temperatures and tastes great, you can’t go wrong!

If you’re using a roasting rack or baking sheet, place it in the oven before preheating so that it gets hot right away when it’s time for cooking. If using a roasting pan or baking dish instead (like I did), fill with water halfway up its sides before putting whatever else goes into your oven at 325 degrees Fahrenheit–you’ll need to adjust accordingly if these measurements don’t fit with what works best for you.


Roasting turkey breasts is an easy way to cook a delicious meal for your family. It’s also a great way to save money on your grocery bill if you’re looking for ways to cut back on spending. This recipe will give your family something tasty and nutritious that doesn’t cost too much money or take up too much time in preparation!

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