This bacon wrapped turkey breast is covered in a balsamic garlic herb rub then wrapped in a bacon weave for a flavorful, juicy turkey recipe.
It’s the last day of “Thanksgiving Week” on the blog and I’ve saved the big kahuna for last! That’s right, the turkey, the epicenter of the Thanksgiving table!
Since we have a small family, we started preparing a turkey breast a few years back instead of a whole turkey. It’s the perfect size for 4-6 people and if you want to try a couple of different turkey recipes, this is a great way to do it!
This year I decided we should throw in something new so I mimicked one of my most popular recipes, the Bacon Wrapped Rosemary Balsamic Pork Loin and created a new turkey breast recipe that’s coated in a delicious balsamic herb rub, then wrapped in crispy bacon goodness!
The turkey is tender and juicy, the bacon is perfectly crisp and the entire dish is phenomenally flavorful!
The great thing about this bacon wrapped turkey (besides the fact that it’s insanely delicious!) is that it only takes about 10 minutes of prep and an hour to roast in the oven.
A quick and simple main dish will leave you plenty of time to prep those sides, like Sage Pesto and Bacon Sweet Potato Skins (more bacon, yes please!), Portobello Mushroom and Brussels Sprout Casserole and Spicy Creamed Corn!
- 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 6 sprigs fresh rosemary (divided)
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme (divided)
- 2 tbsp steak seasoning
- 6 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 3-4 lb boneless turkey breast
- 10 slices bacon
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Whisk the balsamic vinegar & olive oil together in a small bowl. Chop 4 sprigs of rosemary & 4 springs of thyme, add to the bowl with the steak seasoning & crushed garlic.
Brush this mixture over the turkey breast.
Place the two remaining sprigs of rosemary & thyme on top of the turkey.
Weave the bacon slices together over the turkey.
Tuck the bacon under the turkey. Make sure the ends of the rosemary and thyme sprigs slightly stick out at the end for easy removal after the turkey has baked.
Place the bacon wrapped turkey on top of a wire rack on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Brush any extra herb rub on top of the bacon.
Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour (or until the turkey breast reaches 165° inside).
Remove the sprigs of rosemary & thyme from under the bacon and slice the turkey.
O-M-G! For real, the best bacon I’ve ever eaten in my life!
Salty, garlic, herb, crispy, bacon goodness!
This recipe is also another great addition to my Gluten Free Thanksgiving menu! Making this turkey for the holidays? Be sure to Instagram a picture, tag me (@whitneybond) and hashtag #WBRecipes! I can’t wait to see all of the WhitneyBond.com recipes come to life on your dining room tables!
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.