Slices of roasted turkey breast on a plate with root vegetables
COVID-19 Fitness & Nutrition

For Your Smaller Celebration, Turkey Breast With Root Vegetables

By on 11/23/2020

No need to battle with a whole turkey when you can have this easy dinner with turkey and fixings all in one pan. For a family of four, you’ll even have plenty of leftovers.


  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (6 lbs), skin removed
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced fine
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 onions, cut into 4 wedges
  • 3 carrots, sliced lengthwise
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 lb small red potatoes, halved
  • 4 small parsnips, sliced lengthwise


Preheat oven to 400°. Rinse the turkey breast and pat dry. In a small bowl, combine the butter, garlic, sage, thyme, salt and pepper to taste and rub the mixture onto the turkey breast.

In a large roasting pan, arrange the onions, carrots, celery, potatoes and parsnips. Arrange the turkey over the vegetables. Roast in the middle of the oven until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast registers 165° and the juices run clear when a paring knife is poked in the thickest part of the breast, about 1 3/4 to 2 hours. Remove the turkey and transfer to a cutting board and let rest.

If needed, return the vegetables to the oven and roast for about 30 minutes, or until tender.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 8.

Serving size: 4 oz turkey

Per Serving: Calories: 291 Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 93mg Sodium: 82mg Carbohydrates: 23g Fiber: 4g Protein: 36g

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Date Last Reviewed: September 11, 2020

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