Cook's Note: A shallow baking pan will yield the best results when roasting a turkey breast, allowing air to flow completely around the turkey breast.
Roasting times for a turkey breast cooked in a 325 degrees F oven:
Unstuffed, a 2 to 3-pound turkey will cook from 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Unstuffed, a 4 to 6-pound turkey will cook from 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 hours
Unstuffed, a 7 to 8-pound turkey will cook from 2 1/4 to 3 1/4 hours; if stuffed, it will cook in 3 to 4 hours.
Roasted Turkey Breast Variations:
Lemon and Thyme: Season the butter with 3 tablespoons fresh thyme
leaves, 1 teaspoon lemon juice
, and 1 teaspoon lemon zest
Glazed: Season the butter with 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
, and 2 tablespoons honey.
Soy Ginger: Season the butter with 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
, 2 teaspoons soy sauce
, and 3 cloves garlic