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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.