One of our family’s favorite holidays is Thanksgiving, but not only for obvious reasons. In reality, one of the essential activities that make all of us so excited is cooking and slicing the turkey breast. Together with its amazing taste, turkey meat is highly nutritious and a popular protein source consumed around the world. My family especially loves turkey after I showed them how to cook a turkey on the grill. However, I was often craving a turkey breast sandwich, but the supermarket one was not good enough. I am a lover of a great chicken sandwich anytime. But this time I wanted it to be with turkey. Also, I am aware that many of us have a full schedule, and cooking a roast turkey may be too time-consuming. That is why sliced turkey breast is the option that fits us all!

Preparing the Turkey Breast

After you washed with warm water the meat, you just sprinkle your favorite seasonings on it, and into the oven, it goes. We bought the boneless turkey breast from Walmart, as they have several different brands to choose from. Moreover, you can find some breasts that are already seasoned, depending on the store you shop from.

While we love turkey at dinnertime, we are always looking for a delicious, healthy lunch option as well. Not only is this sliced turkey breast super easy to make, but also stretches your budget. For only the price of the breast, you will be able to make sandwiches for all the meat lovers in your family for several days. So, it is indeed budget-friendly, but health caring, too.

a roasted turkey breast on a chopping board with a fork and knife on the side
a sliced turkey breast

Slicing the Turkey Breasts

We let the turkey rest for about 20 minutes, and then my husband slice it into thin slices. As for the thickness of the slices, is always your call. We prefer them to be as thin as possible in order to teach our children that a meal is not only about meat. Of course that whenever we go for sliced turkey breast, Dough has to remind me about the meat slicer we saw at Sam’s Club. He just fell in love with that one and I could not let him buy it, as I did not see its purpose. My husband slices the turkey just fine by hand!

Finally, you can cook the turkey breast and slice it right away if you want to serve it during your meal, too. However, I sometimes prefer to let it in the fridge overnight and slice it in the morning for the kids’ sandwiches. We came to the conclusion that when it is colder, the slicing process is so much easier.

a sliced turkey breast sandwiched with a bread and oranges on the side

Sliced Turkey Breast Sandwiches

Finally, it is time to build the sandwiches. It is important to remember that I will present how we like to be a sandwich, so just go after your own preferences. You do you! When it comes to making a sandwich, it is essential to know your tastes and follow them. This should be an easy-to-make and super tasty lunch, after all.

I place the sliced turkey breast between some baby spinach leaves and I like to add some mayonnaise dressing with olive oil from Hellmann’s for extra flavor. Further, the bread I always choose is rye, as the nutritious benefits and its taste are a win-win option. In the end, I add some orange slices on the side, and there you have a great, healthy lunch!

Moreover, you can enjoy this delicious meal at home or pack it in your lunchbox for the office/school.

Sliced Roasted Turkey Breast

If you are a turkey lover but do not have enough time to cook it properly, you may also like our Slow Cooker Turkey Breast recipe. It teaches you how to make a delicious turkey-based meal by just placing the meat in your slow cooker. It’s just that simple!

Recipe for Sliced Turkey Breast

Preparation Time

  • Prep time: 5 mins
  • Cook time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Total time: 1 hour 35 mins


  • 1 boneless turkey breast 2-3 pounds
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced dry onion
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon basil


  1. Thaw the turkey breast completely in the fridge.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 and set out a roasting pan or heavy deep oven-proof dish.
  3. Combine all seasonings in a small bowl and mix them well.
  4. Coat turkey with olive oil and rub it in the spice mixture.
  5. Place the turkey breast in the baking pan, on top of 3 or 4 aluminum foil balls.
  6. Cook it at 350 degrees for 90 minutes, until its internal temperature is 165-170 degrees.
  7. Remove the turkey from the oven and cover it with foil. Finally, allow it to rest for 20-30 minutes before slicing it.

Note: You can also cook the turkey breast in the evening, place it in the fridge, and slice it in the morning for your sandwiches.

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  1. Marlin King Reply

    Hi, just out of curiosity, why did you place the turkey breast on the foil balls?

    • It’s a little trick I learned lond ago that prevents the bottom from burning.

      • James Taylor Reply

        Great trick. Especially when working with a commercial pizza oven or any situation when the the heat contacts the pan/ food directly.

  2. A friend recently purchased a Kirkland oven roasted turkey breast for me and I loved it. I drive a truck and need access to good healthy food, especially during this pandemic. Since a Costco membership is out of the question for me, I decided to see what I could find online.

    Thanks for this recipe. This looks very straightforward and tasty. I can also experiment by using my homemade creole seasoning with this. Even more important I can control the amount of sodium in the final cooked product.

    I’ve not made this but definitely look forward to doing so. Any particular tricks for ensuring the breast remains moist? I know that a dry brine may work but I’d like to keep the sodium content as low as possible. If not I can always structure my meals so that the remaining elements are low sodium.

    Thanks again for posting this.

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