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. Delicious anytime of the year for a weeknight meal or perfect as the main course for Thanksgiving dinner!

Garlic Herb Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

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!

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

We usually prepare a Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breast (my Mom’s favorite!) and an Herb Crusted Turkey Breast.

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 time 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 Sweet Potato Skins with Sage Pesto and Bacon (more bacon, yes please!), Mushroom Brussels Sprout Casserole and Crock Pot Creamed Corn!

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast Ingredients

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Fresh thyme
  • Steak seasoning – click the link for my easy (and delicious!!) homemade steak seasoning recipe or pick up pre-mixed Montreal steak seasoning at the grocery store on the spice aisle.
  • Garlic cloves
  • Boneless turkey breast – you’ll want one that’s around 3-4 pounds.
  • Bacon – you’ll want to use regular sliced bacon for this recipe, not thick-cut bacon.

Step by step instructions

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.

Herb Crusted Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast Recipe

Brush this mixture over the turkey breast.

Herb Crusted Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast Recipe

Place the two remaining sprigs of rosemary & thyme on top of the turkey.

Herb Crusted Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast Recipe

Weave the bacon slices together over the turkey.

Bacon Weave Wrapped Turkey Breast Recipe

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.

Herb Crusted Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast Recipe

Brush any extra herb rub on top of the bacon.

Herb Crusted Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast Recipe

Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour (or until the turkey breast reaches 165°F inside).

Bacon Weave Turkey Breast

Remove the sprigs of rosemary & thyme from under the bacon and slice the turkey.

Garlic Herb Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

O-M-G! For real, the best bacon I’ve ever eaten in my life!

Salty, garlic, herb, crispy, bacon goodness!

Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

What to serve with it

Pair this amazing turkey recipe with any of these delicious side dishes!

Garlic Herb Crusted Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

More bacon wrapped recipes

Love bacon as much as I do? Try all of these delicious bacon-wrapped recipes as an appetizer or main course!

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!

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Garlic Herb Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

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.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 4 lb boneless, skinless turkey breast
  • 10 slices bacon

Instructions

  • 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).

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Nutrition Facts

Serving 4gCalories 910kcal (46%)Carbohydrates 5g (2%)Protein 142g (284%)Fat 34g (52%)Saturated Fat 8g (40%)Cholesterol 414mg (138%)Sodium 611mg (25%)Potassium 163mg (5%)Sugar 1g (1%)Vitamin A 145mg (3%)Vitamin C 4mg (5%)Calcium 148mg (15%)Iron 9.1mg (51%)
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