Traditional Herb Turkey Roast

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This Traditional Herb Turkey Roast is a great dinner option for the holiday season (or any time of year!).  This tender and juicy turkey can be ready to enjoy in less than 3 hours!  Giving you more time to spend with family.


  • 13.3 pound turkey breast roast (not frozen)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • fresh herbs: 2-3 sprigs each of rosemary (sage and thyme)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place the turkey roast on a rack inside a shallow roasting pan.  Do not remove the netting.
  3. Sprinkle the poultry seasoning over the top of the roast.
  4. Generously season with ground pepper.
  5. Drizzle the top with the oil.
  6. Put about a 1/2 cup of water into the bottom of the roasting pan.
  7. I also like to add fresh herbs to the bottom of the pan, they add beautiful flavour to the gravy.
  8. Place the roast in the oven and roast for 2 1/2 hours, until the internal temperature is 165 degrees.  Recipe Tip!  You can baste the turkey a few times with the pan juices while it’s roasting…it’s not necessary but I do think it makes for a more juicy and flavourful turkey roast.
  9. After the roast is cooked through, remove it from the oven and drizzle the melted butter over the top and let it rest for about 10 minutes before cutting.
  10. Remove the netting then slice and serve!

Keywords: turkey breast roast, turkey roast, turkey roll