Slideshow: The Food Lab: Roast Turkey Breast For A Small Gathering

A Small Feast
A Small Feast
Smaller than a traditional roast turkey and stuffing, but just as tasty.
What You'll Need
What You'll Need
You'll need 1 batch of Traditional Sage and Sausage Stuffing (made with two tablespoons less butter), a whole skin-on, bone-in turkey breast, and a couple of tablespoons of salted herb butter. You can use whatever herbs you like, but I used parsley and oregano.
Snip snip
Snip snip
Using poultry shears, cut off whatever bit of backbone or ribs may still be attached to the back of the breast.
Keep stuffing
Keep stuffing
...stuff the underbelly as well.
Butter rub
Butter rub
Place the stuffed breast on top of the rest of your stuffing in a casserole dish. Then carefully loosen the skin from the meat, and using your hands, rub the herb butter all over and under the skin.
Ready to roast
Ready to roast
Here it is, ready to go in a pre-heated 450°F oven.
Out of the oven
Out of the oven
...it hits 150°F and appears deep golden brown.
Add juices
Add juices
Pour the exuded juices from the foil back over the stuffing, spreading it around evenly. Throw the stuffing back in the oven while the turkey rests.
Unstuff the breast
Unstuff the breast
Take the from-the-bird stuffing out and serve it separately to folks who like the from-the-bird stuffing.
Ready to eat
Ready to eat
Juicy and tender with crisp golden brown skin, and just enough to go around.