One-Pan Roast Turkey Breast with Herb Stuffing
Serving a turkey breast is a great way to celebrate on a smaller scale, and this one-pan feast makes a festive, flavorful turkey dinner as foolproof as can be. To start, we sautéed fresh herbs and aromatics right in the roasting pan before placing an her butter-rubbed turkey breast on top. There was plenty of room for a side in our roasting pan, so we worked in a stuffing, sprinkling the turkey's flavorful juices. Starting at a high temperature allowed the juices to render for a supercrisp, deeply browned skin; we later lowered the heat to allow the breast to cook through gently. Served with our hands-off stuffing, this all-in-one meal kept things easy without shortchanging flavor. If using a self-basting turkey breast (such as a frozen Butterball) or kosher turkey, do not brine in step 1, but season with salt after rubbing with butter in step 2.
Photograph by J. Kenji Lopez