How Do You Cook Turkey Breast?


Cook turkey breast according to Martha Stewart's recipe "Oven Roasted Turkey Breast." It calls for basic ingredients, and includes gravy made from scratch.

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

This is a tried and tested way to cook turkey breast with gravy. The dish serves six people.

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 1 hour 20 min.

Ready In: 1 hour 30 min.


  • 5 lbs., bone-in turkey breast
  • 1 Tbsp., coarse salt
  • 1 Tbsp., olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp., all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp., ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup, water
  1. Prepare the turkey and equipment
  2. Rinse and dry the turkey breast well. Rub turkey breast with oil, salt and pepper. Fit a V-shaped rack into a small roasting pan. Place turkey breast at the center of the rack.

  3. Roast the turkey
  4. In an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, cook the turkey for approximately 1 hour 20 minutes. Using an instant-read thermometer, check that the temperature in the thickest part of the turkey breast is 165 degrees. Juices running from the turkey should be clear. Remove from the oven and set aside for 10 minutes.

  5. Prepare the gravy
  6. Set the roasting pan on the cooker over high heat, having taken the rack out first. Add the flour to the fat in the pan. Scrape and whisk to combine. Pour the water in and create gravy of smooth consistency, using a whisk. This should take 2 minutes. Use the gravy to accompany the turkey.

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