Bourbon and Molasses-Glazed Turkey Breast


Fantastic recipe for roasted turkey breast; ideal for a small Thanksgiving meal!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup bourbon whiskey (such as Maker's Mark®)

  • ½ cup blackstrap molasses

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

  • 1 (2 pound) bone-in turkey breast


  1. Stir whiskey, molasses, and brown sugar in a saucepan until brown sugar has dissolved. Place over medium heat, bring to a simmer, and turn off heat; stir salt and hot pepper sauce into mixture. Pour marinade into a large bowl.

  2. Place turkey breast into the marinade with skin side down; let stand for 1 hour, turning turkey breast over occasionally. Transfer turkey to a roasting pan. Retain marinade for basting.

  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  4. Roast turkey breast in the preheated oven until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 45 minutes. Baste turkey occasionally with retained marinade. Allow turkey breast to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

580 Calories
2g Fat
44g Carbs
59g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 580
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 1570mg 68%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 59g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1197mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.