Fresh Herb and Garlic Turkey Breast Roulade

Special Equipment: You'll need butchers twine for securing the roulade. Note: Assemble the roulade a day or two before you plan to cook it to give the meat time to soak up the flavor from the garlic and fresh herbs.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 385kcal


  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 pounds bone-in, skin on turkey breast patted dry
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil with a high smoke point such as avocado or canola


  • Add first 7 ingredients (salt through olive oil) to a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Carefully remove skin from turkey breast and lay it flat on a large work surface, like a cutting board. With a sharp knife, slice along the ridge of the turkey breast, using the knife and your hands, carefully separate the breast from the bone. Repeat with other breast half. Remove tenderloin from each breast half and reserve for another use.
  • With your knife, butterfly the thick area on each breast half, leaving the last 1/2-inch connected. Fold out the flap so that the meat is a relatively even thickness.
  • Lay the half breasts side by side on the skin. Slash meat in a 1-inch diagonal pattern, cutting about 1/2-inch deep into the meat. Rub garlic and herb mixture evenly over the meat, taking care to get it down into the cuts.
  • Lift an edge of the skin and carefully roll the turkey meat into a tight cylinder. The skin should cover it completely. Tie the roast with 6 or 7 8-inch lengths of butcher's twine. Starting from the outsides and working toward the middle to maintain a consistent shape.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours and up to 2 days.
  • When ready to cook, preheat oven to 275°F.
  • Place oven-safe wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Season roulade all over with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat until shimmering. Add turkey and cook, turning often until all sides are golden brown. Transfer turkey to rack on baking sheet and transfer to oven.
  • Roast until thickest part of turkey roulade registers 150°F, about 2 hours. Remove from oven and transfer to cutting board. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 599mg | Potassium: 640mg | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 3.1mg