• April 19, 2019

    Maple-Butter Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast


    A delicious, tender roasted turkey breast with a sticky maple glaze.

    Hiya friends! Super quick hello today. My sister and her husband and little guy Henry arrived yesterday afternoon to join us for Easter weekend. I’ve spent the morning prying my 3- and 5-year-old apart and trying unsuccessfully to keep the volume to a dull roar for baby Henry to nap. Now am abandoning the idea of washing my hair and am chucking everyone in the SUV to just get. them. out. of. the. house.

    I have a strong feeling this car ride is going to end in french fries and milkshakes.

    Here’s a quick and easy turkey roast recipe for you with a yummy, sticky maple-butter glaze. I did the recipe for a Butterball collaboration on Instagram, so the turkey pictured is one of their frozen turkey breast roasts. Instructions below are for fresh turkey breast or a frozen roast.

    The glaze is a simple 3-ingredient recipe, perfect for turkey, ham, bone-in chicken pieces, or even salmon. If you’re a roast-beef-for-Easter family, I also shared a quick prime rib roast recipe on instagram.

    For more Easter inspo, here are 7 Homemade Easter Goodies You’ll Fight the Kids For and 6 Delicious Easter Brunch Recipes.

    HAPPY EASTER WEEKEND! May the Easter bunny find you and hide a few chocolate eggs under your pillow away from grubby hands. xo


    Maple-Butter Glazed Roasted Turkey Breast

    A delicious, tender roasted turkey breast with a sticky maple glaze. 
    Prep Time10 mins
    Cook Time45 mins
    Total Time55 mins
    Course: Dinner
    Cuisine: Canadian
    Keyword: Roasted Turkey Breast
    Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


    • 1.5 kg 3.3 lbs boneless or bone-in turkey breast
    • 1 tbsp oil
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 1 tbsp grainy mustard


    • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place turkey breast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes.
    • Combine maple syrup, butter and mustard in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until butter is melted and mixture thickens slightly. Brush the maple glaze over turkey and continue cooking until meat thermometer reads 160°F (about 10 more minutes for boneless, 25 more minutes for bone-in). Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
    • Add ¼ cup of water to remaining glaze and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes or until syrupy again and serve drizzled over turkey.


    If using a frozen turkey breast roast (like Butterball), cook it from frozen, per package instructions. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place frozen turkey breast (netting still on) on rack in shallow roasting pan. Brush with oil. Cook uncovered for 3 1/2 hours. Brush the maple glaze over roast and continue cooking for 30 minutes more or golden brown and meat thermometer reads 165°F. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before removing the netting and slicing. Simmer the glaze as directed above.

    Hi, I'm Jennifer Pallian, BSc, RD. I studied cooking, baking and food chemistry in a university lab, have years of experience as a professional test kitchen recipe developer and providing technical baking support to bakeries and home bakers. Want to know why your bread didn't rise? I've got your back.I now work full-time as a blogger, putting the years of science and baking to work right here. On Foodess, I share the best recipes in my arsenal - tested-till-PERFECT recipes for cozy baking, easy recipes for weeknight meals and delicious globally-inspired comfort food, plus lots of science-based cooking and baking tips. Welcome!

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