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Bacon Wrapped Dijon Roast Turkey Breast

This Bacon Wrapped Dijon Roast Turkey Breast is smothered in a sweet and tangy mustard sauce and roasted until perfectly juicy! A great alternative to traditional turkey recipes for the holidays!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Canadian, Christmas, Holiday, Thanksgiving
Keyword Bacon Wrapped Dijon Roast Turkey Breast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 453kcal
Author Chrissie

Ingredients

  • 2 pound boneless skinless turkey breast (approximately 1 kilogram)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard (use grainy dijon, if desired)
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 7 slices bacon (you may need 8 or 9 slices, depending on how much you overlap the slices).
  • fresh chopped parsley for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place the turkey breast on a plate or board and pat it dry with paper kitchen towels.
  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, olive oil, dijon, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir together well to form a paste.
  • Rub the brown sugar mixture all over the turkey breast, coating it well on all sides.
  • Place the turkey breast in a shallow casserole dish or roasting pan and wrap the raw bacon slices around it, tucking the bacon slices into each other to secure them. Be sure to wrap all sides of the turkey breast.
  • Brush the top of the bacon-wrapped turkey breast with any of the remaining brown sugar mixture (just a little bit!), and roast at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 90 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the deepest part of the breast reads 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 Celsius).
  • Remove the turkey breast from the oven and cover with aluminum foil (leave it in the pan). Let it rest for about 10-15 minutes, then slice and serve.

Notes

Prepare and roast this turkey breast one day ahead of your holiday gathering and re-heat before serving if desired. Or, simply prepare the turkey breast for roasting one day ahead and refrigerate in the roasting pan overnight. Add the pan to a cold oven when ready to roast and start the timer when the oven has reached the correct temperature.
Be sure your boneless-skinless turkey breast is thawed completely before beginning this recipe. Using a turkey breast that's still frozen in the middle will change the cooking time and cause a dry end result.
Feel free to substitute the brown sugar all or in part with maple syrup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 11IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg