By Carl Hanson

Folks, any time is turkey time. Let's free ourselves from the tyranny that relegates turkey to the Thanksgiving table alone. Turkey breast has so much to offer for everyday weeknight meals. It's lean, it's large, and turkey breast's relatively neutral flavor lets it accommodate any number of preparations. It loves a sauce, it loves the slow cooker, it's just so versatile, and it's a great excuse to eat mashed potatoes and gravy. Frankly, turkey breast is a no brainer for delicious family dinners any day of the year. Here are some of our favorite recipes.

Our Best Turkey Breast Recipes

1. Slow Cooker Mediterranean Roast Turkey Breast

Simply simmer a boneless turkey breast with kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, Greek seasoning, and chicken broth brightened with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. And if you like, make a couple quick adjustments: "I added hot pepper rings for spice and a can of garbanzo beans," says Pam. "Near the end I added a can of artichoke hearts. Excellent!"

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

2. The Hot Brown

Turkey, bacon, Pecorino Romano cheese, and a simple, creamy mornay sauce. This is not your average hot turkey sandwich. "The broiled turkey-breast Hot Brown was invented at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky to absorb the bourbon that guests would enjoy well into the night," says Chef John.

Photo by Chef John

3. Slow Cooker Herbed Turkey Breast

Boneless turkey breast simmers with fresh herbs and a splash of white wine in the slow cooker until the meat is juicy and tender. Turn some of the juices into gravy for mashed potatoes on the side. "This was fragrant, immensely flavorful, and so tender and moist," says naples34102.

Photo by naples34102

4. Olive-Brined Air-Fryer Turkey Breast

Here's one for the air fryer. Marinate boneless, skinless turkey breast in buttermilk and olive brine. "Using olive brine gives the breast flavor and also keeps it tender," says Buckwheat Queen. "I use spicy Tabasco Olive brine for extra kick. Serve with cranberry sauce."

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

5. Tender Breaded Turkey Cutlets

"A great new way to try turkey," says Tanya Belt. "Sour cream seals in the moisture and no one would ever guess that it's in there."

Photo by Nikki Tran

6. Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast Stuffed with Spinach and Feta

"Wrapping your turkey breast in bacon helps keep it extremely moist, and the addition of feta and spinach makes this turkey amazing!" says Nicole.

Photo by Soup Loving Nicole


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