TURKEY BREAST

(Stuffed & Plain)

These instructions are for a SMALL plain turkey breast (1.5 - 2 lbs) or a SMALL Stuffed Turkey Breast (2 - 2.5 lbs).  If you have a larger breast the general rule of thumb is approximately 20 minutes per lb. Total Cooking Time.  As with eveything, internal temperatures are vital as oven temps may vary.  

  • Pre-heat your oven temperature to 425°F.  

  • Place Breast on top of carrots (or some other veggie to serve as a baking rack)

  • Rub butter over top of the turkey.  Roast at 425°F for 15-25 minutes.  This higher temperature will serve to brown the skin.  

  • Then turn the oven temperature down to 300°F and roast an additional - 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Ovens vary, so although these times and temperatures serve as a guide, it is best to check internal temperature to assure proper doneness.  You do not want to OVERCOOK or UNDERCOOK your meat!

  • Turkey is safe when cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 °F as measured with a food thermometer. Check the internal temperature in the innermost part of the breast or stuffing. 

  • For quality, let the turkey stand for 20 minutes before carving to allow juices to set. The turkey will carve more easily.

 

REMEMBER! Always wash hands, utensils, the sink, and anything else that comes in contact with raw turkey and its juices with soap and water.For information on other methods for cooking  turkey, call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline @ 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854)

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