Easy roast turkey breast

Story highlights

  • Roasting a turkey breast is a great option for a smaller crowd
  • Start the oven hot to crisp the skin, then reduce to normal temperature
  • Rubbing butter under the skin adds flavor and fat to usually bland white meat
If you're hosting a smaller Thanksgiving gathering this year, it may seem pointless to cook a whole turkey. We suggest roasting a turkey breast; unlike a whole bird, where you need to worry about cooking dark and white meat correctly, the breast has only one kind of meat. Cooking just the breast is a great way to make sure there's still turkey on the table without an excess of leftovers (or an excess of work).