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Roasted Turkey Breast Dinner

Roasted Turkey Breast Dinner

This last weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada and it was a busy weekend. I had been looking forward to a traditional type of holiday dinner with the roasted turkey, the cranberry sauce, the green bean casserole, the sweet potato casserole, etc. I wanted to have the turkey dinner but as I am cooking for one I did not want to cook a full turkey so I decided to go with just a turkey breast (still on the bone with the skin). Roasting a turkey breast is relatively easy; I just rubbed it with some olive oil and pushed some sage up under the skin. I had a two pound turkey breast so I only needed to roast it for about an hour and a half until it reached the desired temperature of 160F internally. One of the good things about this dinner was that I could prepare the casseroles while the turkey was roasting and just slip them into the oven as needed so that they would be done at the same time as the turkey. The turkey breast turned out really well! The skin was nice and crispy and golden brown and the meat was moist and tender and good. All in all it was a great holiday dinner! I will be writing more about the rest of the dinner over the coming week.

I hope that every one had a great Thanksgiving as well!

The rest of this dinner:
Pumpkin Casserole
Broccoli Casserole
Cranberry Sauce with Pinot Noir

Similar Recipes:
Oven Roasted Turkey Drumsticks and Vegetables
Parmesan and Sage Roasted Turkey Breast
Maple and Chipotle Roasted Turkey Breast

Update:
Of course my favorite part of the holiday turkey dinner is the Turkey Sandwich made with the leftover turkey and cranberry sauce.

Turkey Sandwich

Other things to do with leftover turkey:
Turkey White Chili
Turkey Stock
Turkey Congee (Rice Porridge)
Turkey Ramen

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi

I just wanted to say that I love reading your blog and check in every day. I just made Cashew Nut Curry and it was delicious.
I also think the photographs you take are awesome.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Rowena

Meeta said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kev! This looks like a awesome meal!

Nina Timm said...

I used to see turkey breasts here in he shop, but now they have disappeared. It looks like a delicious meal you had there!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kevin,
I also check in everyday and love the food photography and the variety of creative foods that you cook. I absolutely loved looking at Greece through your lenses. I watched a show with Giada on the Food Network channel of her visiting Greece and it was just breathtaking. Maybe a trip for us someday. I look forward to your cooking adventures! Amanda

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderfully festive meal! Happy Thanksgiving!

Cheers,

Rosa

Culinary Cory said...

I've been brainstorming ideas to make a Thanksgiving dinner for two. I'm looking forward to seeing how you made the sides.

maybelle's mom said...

happy thanksgiving. looks good.

Cheryl said...

There you are! Man that makes me want Turkey. I cannot wait to see what your sides were!

Peabody said...

Right back at you with the happy T-day...looks like you had a good one.

Elra said...

Hey, Happy Thanksgiving Kevin...
Your meal make me drool!

Jeff said...

Feels wierd that it is already close to thanksgiving. Where does the time go??????

Maria said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Glad you had a nice feast to celebrate!

tigerfish said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I did not know Thanksgiving is earlier in Canada.

lisaiscooking said...

Happy Thanksgiving! The cranberry sauce looks amazing, and is that a broccoli casserole on the plate? Can't wait to hear about that.

Ben said...

I am in the mood for some turkey now!

Rita said...

happy Thanks Giving! My husband is Canadian, but we didn't really celebrate it...
Your meal looks so traditional!

VeggieGirl said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving, Kevin!!! Mmm, I cannot WAIT to make my favorite/"famous" cranberry sauce for the American Thanksgiving celebration in November :0)

Pam said...

It won't be Thanksgiving until next month here in the states but I am so excited! Your turkey looks really delicious.

Lisa magicsprinkles said...

Happy Thanksgiving! This looks delicious and has that comforting "homey" feel to it. So warm and pleasant. Thanks for sharing.

Sara said...

i hope you blog about the side dishes, too. those looked awesome! happy thanksgiving!

Deborah said...

i've always wanted to try roasting a turkey breast - and you make it sound so easy!!

Rosie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kevin!

A great meal for your celebration. I like to cook turkey breast on the bone with skin too as believe it or not no one likes leg meat in my house *sigh*

Rosie x

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Looks awesome - Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canadians!! This
absolutely gets me in the mood for the holidays!!

Elle said...

Oh, that looks wonderful, Kevin! I can't wait for T-Day dinner. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Tasty Trends said...

happy thanksgiving! your turkey meal looks great! its making me excited for our american thanksgiving!

i look forward to your t-giving recipes!

Adam said...

Happy Thanksgiving Kev! The turkey looks awesome.

Katrina said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians! The turkey meal looks divine! Now I don't know if I can wait until end of Nov. for ours!
I usually just buy the bone-in turkey breast for us, too. (Plus my husband would rather have ham, so we have a little of both.) A whole turkey is just too much. It works great!

Sylvie said...

I've always wanted to try a proper Thanksgiving Dinner, as we don't celebrate it here in the UK. I'm impressed you did the whole hog for yourself, I think I'd be too lazy, if I wasn't cooking for people.

Manggy said...

Happy thanksgiving Kevin! Everyone should be so lucky as to have partaken of your lovely meal!

Darius T. Williams said...

Dinner looks great. I should have joined you. That would have been a good time for a vacation...just to eat a great turkey dinner there...and then come back to the states and enjoy it again next month!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Parker said...

Happy thanksgiving...I had my fill of turkey until christmas.

Jan said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians!
A lovely dinner you did there Kevin.

Katie said...

You are making me wish that it was time for American Thanksgiving right now with that picture!

Alexa said...

It sounds like you had a delicious Thanksgiving. Your posts are bound to inspire our Thanksgiving next month. :-)

Anonymous said...

hi Kevin,
Happy Thanksgiving! I just wanted to say thank you for the yummy recipies you're posting day in day out - that's something that makes my day a bit brighter!

anne :-)

Diana Evans said...

Hi Kevin...wonderful photo!!! we celebrated with two thanksgiving feasts and it was wonderful!!!

Hugs
Diana

noble pig said...

Looks awesome, can't wait till we celebrate here in the states.

Esi said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Looks like you had a wonderful meal.

We Are Never Full said...

we were actually in montreal for the canadian thanksgiving! i didn't realize the traditions are very similar to the american traditions (or, i guess, vice versa?).

happy thanksgiving (belated).

Sweet Bird said...

Happy Thanksgiving! My sister-in-law was just regaling me with the menu of their Thanksgiving feast. When I lived closer to Canada I'd have two Thanksgivings, now I'm stuck with all the Yanks!

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

this turkey breast sounds great!! what a hearty Thanksgiving meal! And it makes wonderful leftovers! I wouldn't mind having any!

mikky said...

happy thanksgiving!!! i would definitely have a lot to be thankful for if i'm served a meal as awesome as that... cheers!!! :)

HoneyB said...

Your turkey sandwich looks really delicious!

Peter M said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and your meal and the resulting sandwich look delish.

Dee said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin! We don't celebrate it in Malaysia (although we should!), but Turkey's a Christmas Day standard here. Your meal looks amazing! And I'm digging the Zucchini bread too.

Grace said...

this is the epitome of the perfect thanksgiving dinner, and i'm especially loving the leftover sandwich. gorgeous. happy thanksgiving to you!

Pam said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Now, I'm wanting some turkey!

Elly said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin! This looks like a great meal. You are making me excited for American Thanksgiving next month!

Lori said...

Great looking turkey sandwich!

cindy* said...

it's not yet thanksgiving here in the us, but the sandwich looks amazing! i can't wait for the holiday to arrive here! it is one of my faves.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

It looks great and I hope you had a Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Is that broccoli in the dressing? Whatever it is it looks delish...would love the recipe for it. Keep up the great cooking!

meeso said...

Wow, those pictures just made me extremely hungry! Happy Thanksgiving :)

Jan said...

A belated Happy Thanksgiving, Kevin. But I'm so sad that you had to eat dinner alone. People should be lining up to have dinner at your place.

noobcook said...

Thanks for the idea; I'm cooking for only two. Hope you had a great thanksgiving!

Jaime said...

mmm you are making me wish it was already thanksgiving here in the states!

Helene said...

What a great meal you made for Thanksgiving. And that lovely sandwich is a great idea for leftovers. You always surprise me with your dishes Kevin.

~Madeline~ said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving Kevin! I'm so glad you posted this. There's no reason anyone should miss a delicious turkey dinner! I hope everyone who is cooking for one follows your lead.

SteamyKitchen said...

oh that sandwich looks fabulous!

Michelle said...

I am so ready for Thanksgiving! We have another month. I need some turkey and cranberries. Yours looks SO good.

giz said...

Gotta love Thanksgiving. It's such a great time when really nothing goes to waste. I'm just finishing the last of the turkey soup and loving it. Your turkey dinner looks wonderful.

Natasha said...

Oh god, I'm craving that sandwich, and I've just had dinner!

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Hey Kevin, thanks for the tips. I just bought 2 bone-in, skin-on half turkey breasts (about 3.8lbs each) and I plan on roasting them tonight. At 2lbs, it was just one breast right? What temperature did you roast it at?

Kevin said...

The Peanut Butter Boy: Yep, it was just one, and a pretty small one at that. I cooked it at 350F until it reached an internal temperature of 160F.

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