This turkey breast is perfectly cooked and wrapped in crispy bacon, making it juicy, succulent, and tender!
Don’t want to roast a whole bird? Bacon-wrapped turkey breast is the answer!
It’s a delicious recipe and great for small festive gatherings!
This irresistible turkey is kept moist while it roasts from bacon drippings wrapped around the breast meat.
Wrapped in bacon and then cooked to a perfect crisp.
You’ve got to try this fabulous bacon-wrapped turkey breast!
- Turkey Breast
- Ingredients for the brine: kosher salt, sugar, peppercorns
- Using a non-reactive container or a brining bag, add the brining mixture – 1/2 cup kosher salt, 2 quarts water, 1/3 cup sugar, a handful of peppercorns. Stir the brine together in the container. I use a stainless steel pot for my brine. Add the turkey to the brine, cover, and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
How to make bacon-wrapped turkey breast:
If you choose to brine your turkey, take the turkey out of the brine and follow these steps to create a delicious turkey breast.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place the turkey breast on a cutting board and wrap the bacon pieces around it, tucking them in at the bottom. See below for additional recipe tips.
- Line a baking/roasting pan with a metal rack. My pan came with a rack.
- Place the turkey on the baking rack as shown in the photos below. My turkey breast was about 4 pounds.
- Place the turkey in the oven and roast until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. The amount of time to roast your turkey will depend on the size. My turkey breast took about 1 1/2 hours. Note: my turkey breast came with a pop-up thermometer which I usually remove as they are not always accurate. A reliable thermometer is an important kitchen tool.
- Once your turkey is roasted you can set the oven to broil for a few minutes.
- Take the turkey out of the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes. I place aluminum foil over my turkey breast as it rests.
- Cover the entire turkey breast with the bacon. Cut smaller pieces of bacon for the ends. You could create a box weave design with the bacon which would be great for a festive occasion.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can also freeze leftovers.
- It is not required to brine the turkey, however, it helps to create a juicy flavorful turkey breast.
- I purchased a skin-on turkey breast and then removed the skin for this recipe.
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This turkey breast is perfectly cooked and wrapped in crispy bacon, making it juicy, succulent, and tender! Don’t want to roast a whole bird? Bacon-wrapped turkey breast is the answer! It's a delicious recipe and great for small festive gatherings!
- 1 turkey breast (skinless and boneless)(My turkey breast was about 4 pounds).
- 10 slices Bacon
If brining the turkey, this is the first step. In a non-reactive container or brining bag, add 1/2 cup kosher salt, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 quarts of water, and a handful of peppercorns. Stir the brine mixture and add the turkey breast. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to roast.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. You'll need a roasting pan with a metal rack.
Place the turkey breast on a cutting board. I purchased a turkey breast with skin, so I removed the skin.
Layer the slices of bacon all over the turkey breast. Cut the bacon pieces for the ends. Tuck the bacon slices under the turkey.
Place the turkey on the roasting pan with a metal rack. Roast until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. The roasting time will depend on the size of your turkey. My turkey breast took about 90 minutes.
Take the turkey breast out of the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. I place a piece of aluminum foil over my turkey breast as it is resting.
Slice and serve your turkey breast with your favorite sides and gravy.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.